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Healthy habits can help kids in school

Since learning is the primary job of children, your school system's goal is to help children learn to their best potential.

August 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


BOE holds welcome picnic for its new employees

The Effingham County Board of Education held its first new employee picnic Thursday.

August 23, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Education


Incoming freshmen marching to new beat

Some South Effingham High School ninth graders elected to spend four days in class last week to get a head start on learning the basics they'll need for NJROTC from fellow students.

August 21, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Zipperer honored with leadership award

The Effingham County Retired Educators held their annual year-end banquet on July 23 at Ebenezer Retreat Center. About 50 retirees attended and special guests included Area VI Director Dorothy Wilson, state Reps. Jon Burns and Buddy Carter, and state Sen. Jack Hill.

August 21, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Loiacono named to dean’s list at Georgia Southern

Jessica A. Loiacono, a senior psychology major from Rincon, has been named to the dean's list at Georgia Southern University for the summer 2007 term.

August 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


BoE looking at adding interactive classrooms

Effingham County's schools are pushing ahead with 21st century classrooms.

August 16, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Education


Plan includes five-year program for new computers

Effingham County school board members got a look at what the near future holds for its technology needs.

August 16, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Education


A cool end to the summer

There was watermelon at the end of this gauntlet.

August 15, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


Schools make call to improve phone systems

There also are plans to upgrade the telephone systems at several Effingham County schools.

August 15, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Education


STC Effingham campus to start registration

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College will begin registering students at its new Effingham Campus on Aug. 1.

August 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Starling takes part in AP exam readings

Dr. Nathalie Starling was selected to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board's AP examinations in U.S. History this June.

August 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Savannah Tech growth tops its peers

SAVANNAH - Figures just released from the Department of Technical and Adult Education Data Center show that Savannah Technical College ranks first among its peer group (12 institutions of similar size serving a similar demographic) in total enrollment growth, credit hours and full-time equivalent (FTE).

August 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Award-winning artists

Weekday Ministries day care at First Baptist Church of Rincon held art camp last week.

August 09, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Taft earns Doctor of Pharmacy

Jowanda Taft of Springfield received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and graduated from South University School of Pharmacy in Savannah on June 23.

August 09, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Anderson graduates magna cum laude

Ralph Anderson, of Rincon, completed requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated magna cum laude from Maryville College.

August 09, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


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SEES ready to start the year, with a new leader

South Effingham Elementary students will start school not only on a renovated campus, but also with a new principal.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECSO urges safety, caution with start of school year

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Schools to hold council elections

All Effingham County Schools will hold elections this month for their 2014-15 school councils.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Digging into archaelogical field school

The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and professor Victor Thompson of the University of Georgia recently completed a joint five-week archaeological field school on Ossabaw Island.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to match $2,500 REACH scholarships

Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel recently announced the University will double-match funds for the needs-based, Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Scholarship program. During the program, REACH scholars receive a renewable annual tuition scholarship of $2,500 for use at a HOPE-eligible institution. Georgia Southern will increase the amount to $5,000.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to become tobacco-free campus Friday

Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free Friday, GSU President Brooks Keel announced.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Chamber collecting school supplies for students in need

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual "Pack-a-Pack" to help provide school supplies to local students.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


New teachers, staff welcomed to school system

Taylor Sauerland fondly recalls the method her fifth-grade teacher at South Effingham Elementary School employed to teach spelling words.

July 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Little Rebel Cheer Camp gets them off their feet

The annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp had its largest turnout, with 80 girls participating this week at Effingham County High School.

July 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham students earn ABAC scholarships

TIFTON - Austin Dixon of Rincon and Leslie Lamb of Guyton have been awarded scholarships from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2014-15 academic year.

July 24, 2014 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers are on target with their goals

A group of 4-H'ers assembled recently at the Mary Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Education Center with one aim in mind - to pass a test in the Georgia Department of Natural Resources hunter safety course.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Wilder earns medical degree from Mercer

MACON - A student from Effingham County received her degree from Mercer University during the School of Medicine spring commencement.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Raising a cheer

Nearly 60 girls have been participating this week in the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp, an annual fundraiser for the South Effingham High School cheer program.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Fun in the summertime for 4-H’ers

The Effingham County Extension office is winding down its summer fun as 4-H'ers have been participating in many events within their summer programming.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Three local students honored at UNG

DAHLONEGA - Three students from Effingham County earned academic recognition at the University of North Georgia for the 2014 spring semester.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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