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Fitts chosen to state student advisory board

De'Von Fitts, a junior at Effingham County High School, was recently selected to serve on State School Superintendent Kathy Cox's Student Advisory Council. The council will meet with Cox four times this year to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Georgia.

October 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Little impact on schools with new state grad rules

Changes to the graduation rules by the Georgia Board of Education are likely to have little immediate impact on the curriculum currently in place in the county.

October 12, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


It's almost showtime

October 12, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Military academy day coming to Benedictine

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) announced they will host a statewide Military Academy Day event in coordination with the Georgia delegation on Sept. 29 at Benedictine Military School in Savannah.

October 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Guyton Elementary starting school year on a high note

Guyton Elementary is off to a great start this year and wanted to let everyone know what is happening.

October 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Two local 4-H'ers selected to participate in national program

This past July, Effingham County senior 4-H'ers, Ben Snooks and Haisten White, students of Effingham County High School, were selected to participate in Citizenship Washington Focus.

October 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


BoE OKs drug testing policy changes

The Effingham County Board of Education approved changes to a drug testing policy that will allow students who do not participate in school sponsored extracurricular activities to voluntary submit to drug testing.

October 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Schools boast of CRCT scores

Effingham County school officials are crowing about the results of the Criterion Reference Competency Tests.

October 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Schools, STC may open Gateway for dropouts

Reg Hendricks, executive vice president for Savannah Technical College, presented the charter for the Effingham Gateway to College Academy to the school board Wednesday.

October 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


ECHS to host college night

On Sept. 25, Effingham County High School will host college night for both tech career and college prep seniors from 6-8 p.m. Students and their parents are encouraged to come.

October 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Weatherman pays visit to Blandford Elementary

October 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


BoE takes another step toward career academy

The Effingham County Board of Education approved a letter of intent to submit a charter for a proposed career academy at its meeting Wednesday.

October 03, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Students get hands on the wheels

Grants made to the high school driver's education programs are helping provide textbooks and more hands on experience for student drivers.

October 03, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


RESA honors Ebenezer Middle School

Ebenezer Middle School's efforts to enhance learning by using innovative technologies in its classrooms has put the Effingham County school in the spotlight - specifically First District RESA's "Spotlight on Technology."

October 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham students top state's average in math SAT

Effingham County students performed better than the state average on the math portion, but scored below the state average on the critical reading and writing portions of the test.

October 02, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


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G-P, school system honor STEM graduates

More than 300 high school students in Effingham County were honored last week for completing Georgia-Pacific's STEM Scholars program.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEHS hosts Apply to College event

More than a hundred South Effingham High School students took advantage of a recent opportunity to apply to college.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech offering firefighter/EMS diploma

SAVANNAH - Fire science students at Savannah Technical College may expand their first responder training with EMS certifications with a new firefighter/EMS diploma.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern receives research, education gift from Gulfstream

Georgia Southern University has announced a $225,000 contribution from Gulfstream Aerospace to support research and education at the university. This gift continues Georgia Southern's long relationship with Gulfstream, manufacturer of the world's most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft, which began with former Gulfstream president and CEO Allen E. Paulson.

November 25, 2014 | staff report | Education


EMS’ Eagle Winds honor band to play at UGA festival

Ebenezer Middle School's Eagle Winds honor band has been chosen to perform at the 24th annual University of Georgia Middle School Band Festival in December.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECMS students named most creative at GSU International Festival

A group of Effingham County Middle School students participated in Georgia Southern University's Global Village Competition, as part of the International Festival hosted by the Center for International Studies.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Blandford works up a sweat with cup stacking

For the fourth straight year, Blandford Elementary School joined a worldwide effort to set a record for the most people participating in sport stacking in a 24-hour period. Last year, BES was part of a Guinness-record 555,932 stackers.

November 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


South Effingham Middle School honors veterans

South Effingham Middle School hosted a Veterans Day program in the school gymnasium on Nov. 11.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


RES’ Ratner earns Master Teacher status

Kirbi Ratner is Effingham County's newest Master Teacher.

November 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECCA to host info session on aircraft assembly technician program

The Effingham College and Career Academy will host an information session about its new aircraft assembly technician program.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers a constant presence in Fair Week

As National 4-H Week came to a close, the celebration of 4-H continued to resonate throughout Effingham as 4-H'ers geared up for the 71st Effingham County Fair.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEMS cheerleaders make it four consecutive crowns

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheerleaders won the region championship for the fourth straight year.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Ebenezer Middle School celebrates Veterans Day

Ebenezer Middle School saluted military service members with its annual Veterans Day program.

November 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Blandford Elementary salutes veterans

Blandford Elementary School hosted a new event this year for Veterans Day - a parade of veterans who are family members of BES students.

November 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Graduation rates on the rise across county

Effingham County improved its high school graduation rate for the second straight year, while also topping the state average by nearly 11 percentage points.

November 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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