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State may change graduation requirements

The Effingham County Board of Education heard details about the current draft to change the state graduation requirements Thursday.

September 11, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Education


Ombudsman program up and running in Effingham

The Effingham County School System has approved a contract to engage Ombudsman Educational Services to offer a second chance for students who have been expelled, have serious attendance issues or would benefit from an alternative learning environment.

September 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Guyton High Reunion

The 1947 Class of Guyton High School celebrated its 60th reunion Saturday.

September 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Five treated for meningitis as a precaution

Five children from Effingham County have been given preventative treatment after possibly coming into contact with bacterial meningitis from a day camp at the Pooler YMCA.

September 06, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Education


Teachers, students settling into routines

Missy Roddenberry once walked the halls of Effingham County High School as a student. She's back as a teacher, in a classroom as new to her as it is to the school.

September 04, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


Student teacher returns to same classroom as a full-fledged educator

Christina Mincey spent months preparing for her first day of school as a new teacher.

September 01, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


UGA’s Warnell School to host ‘Effingham Girls in Science’ third annual open house

Effingham Girls in Science will be holding its third annual open house on Aug. 18 from 1-4 p.m. at the UGA Warnell Forest Education Center in Guyton. The event is free and open to all girls attending middle or high school in Effingham, or surrounding counties.

September 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Area residents graduate from Mercer

Mercer University held nine commencements during May, with more than 1,500 students participating. On May 12, the University's Macon commencement for the College of Liberal Arts, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, School of Engineering, Townsend School of Music and Tift College of Education was held in the University Center, with an estimated 3,000 graduates and guests in attendance.

August 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


How to spot, treat head lice

Back to school preparations should include increasing head lice awareness so that you may take steps at home to help prevent your child from becoming infested with head lice. Any time children come together, particularly at the start of the school year or at any social grouping like Girl/Boy Scouts, or Little League, head lice cases commonly increase.

August 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


McGlamery to lead 'A Day for Southern'

Statesboro native Joe McGlamery believes in Statesboro and its people. He recognizes the difference Georgia Southern University has made for his community, so this year he will serve as the 34th chairman of "A Day For Southern."

August 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


School council members to be elected

The General Assembly requires that all public school systems in Georgia have school councils in place for the purposes of bringing communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process.

August 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


School enrollment up

By the numbers

August 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Junior Achievement to connect businesses, high schoolers

Junior Achievement announces the launch of a new program, JA Fellows, which is designed to give high school students an in-depth look into the world of business through multiple innovative programs which simulate the day to day activities in the business community.

August 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Schools ready — mostly

The new wing for the Freshman Academy at Effingham County High School will be open for classes on Monday.

August 28, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Education


Effingham teachers take part in GSUs Project SENSE

Georgia Southern University recently hosted 47 area science teachers who participated in Project SENSE.

August 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


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School system sets target date for new RES

Effingham County school officials hope students will be attending a new Rincon Elementary School in August 2017.

October 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


A night for royalty

Effingham County High School and South Effingham High School both celebrated homecoming Friday night.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


South Effingham to welcome Marching Mustang Invitational

South Effingham High School will host its fifth annual Marching Mustang Invitational on Saturday at The Corral.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEMS cheerleaders tops at Peachtree Ridge

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team won first place at the Peachtree Ridge Invitational.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEHS to hold Georgia Apply to College event

South Effingham High School will host a Georgia Apply to College program Nov. 4-5 in the media center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. both days.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Cagle pays a visit to ECCA

The Effingham College and Career Academy has continually expanded its programs and enrollment since opening in 2010, and Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle sees many more good things ahead for the school and its community.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system taking comments on 2015-16 calendar

Effingham County's 2015-16 school year would start Aug. 6, end prior to Memorial Day, take spring break the last week of March and have Veterans Day as a holiday, under a calendar school system officials have proposed.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Tillotson, Crews earn work-based learning awards

Two students were recognized as 2014 Work-Based Students of the Year at the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Advisory Committees Meeting dinner held Oct. 7 at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern University taking part in national alcohol awareness week

This is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, and Georgia Southern University's Office of Alcohol and Other Drugs Programs has a variety of student events planned throughout the week to bring attention to the public health issues posed by excessive drinking among college students.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong to host Pirate Preview

Armstrong State University will host an open house event for prospective students and their parents.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham promoting School Bus Safety Week

Three students represented the Effingham County School System in a statewide poster contest to promote Georgia School Bus Safety Week.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECMS hosts sixth-grade parent night

Effingham County Middle School recently hosted a sixth-grade parent night.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Lamb to compete for Miss ABAC

TIFTON - Leslie Lamb, a student at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, will compete for the title of Ms. ABAC at the 46th annual pageant Oct. 23. Sponsored by the Ag Business Club, the theme of this year's contest is "Timeless Elegance."

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students post best ACT scores

The Effingham County School System saw its best-ever results on the ACT college admissions test this year, according to data provided by school officials.

October 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Pre-K week kicks off with guest readers

Special guests from the community are visiting Effingham County schools this week and reading books to pre-kindergarten students for Georgia Pre-K Week.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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