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Graduation rates surpassing state's climb

Effingham County's high school graduation rate is higher than the state average according to the final graduation rates released by the state Department of Education.

November 06, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


12th annual Celebrate AASU Day coming

The 12th annual Celebrate AASU Day will take place Wednesday.

November 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS Calculus Club makes its pennies and dimes count

Students in Effingham County High School's Calculus and Physics Club will spend the month of October raising money for the Low County Down's Syndrome Association.

November 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Getting a charge out of education

Students at Sand Hill Elementary had a visit from the Mobile Discovery Center on Tuesday.

November 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Truman visits classes of winning Kidsville News! essays

Jennifer Sitman, a teacher at Guyton Elementary, and Jamie Crunkelton, a teacher at Marlow Elementary, won a visit from Truman, mascot of Kidsville News! for essays they wrote about how they use the monthly publication in their classrooms.

November 05, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Alderman named state's top young author

Lorin Alderman, now a second grade student at Marlow Elementary, was recently recognized in Atlanta as the state's first place winner for first grade in last spring's Young Author Contest.

November 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Local students’ bus safety posters advance

Two students from South Effingham Elementary submitted the county's winning posters as part of the 2007 Georgia School Bus Safety Week held Sept. 17-22.

November 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Remembering Johnny Appleseed

On Sept. 28, the Kindergartners at Blandford Elementary School had Johnny Appleseed Day. They learned about Johnny Appleseed whose real name was John Chapman. Students shown participated in many different "apple" activities including games, crafts and tasting apple food products.

November 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS students Light the Night for cancer research

Students at Effingham County High School raised approximately $5,000 for the Light the Night Walk to benefit cancer research.

November 02, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


ECMS student’s fire safety essay wins state recognition

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine has announced the state winners of the annual Fire Safety Essay contest and ECMS 7th grader Caroline Winters was named the runner-up for her grade level.

November 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


County’s top teacher

Lori Lancaster has spent more than seven years teaching fifth graders at South Effingham Elementary.

November 02, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Library to hold young authors' contest

Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah present the Savannah Children's Book Festival in Forsyth Park on Nov. 17, with generous support from Gulfstream Aerospace.

November 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEMS, SEHS choruses perform

Choruses from South Effingham Middle School and South Effingham High School performed at SEHS on Thursday.

November 01, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Schools make changes to art reach

The Effingham County school system is making changes to the art reach program this year. The program, which gives students the opportunity to learn more about art, will be limited to fourth grade students.

October 30, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


SEHS French students grade tres bien on national exams

According to the Georgia Department of Education, foreign language skills are vital to today's national defense, law enforcement and economic security. It is, therefore, the goal of the GDOE to enable all students to graduate from high school fluent in one language other than English. Acquiring this kind of skill in a second language is a long and arduous process, demanding hard work and motivation on the part of the student, and a combination of linguistic and pedagogical skill on the part of the teacher.

October 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


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Ebenezer Elementary hits the pavement to fight diabetes

Ebenezer Elementary School raised money and awareness for the fight against diabetes with a fun run/walk.

February 25, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEHS student fashion show displays its impressions

Christian Mincey won the award as the top overall designer at the 2015 South Effingham High School student fashion show Saturday night.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


The brightest STARs

Effingham County's SAT scores have risen to just one point below the state average, though two students in particular set their aspirations a bit higher.

February 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system looking at design for new RES

The Effingham County Board of Education plans to decide by the end of March on the design for the new Rincon Elementary School.

February 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham Civil Air Patrol cadets take to the skies

SYLVANIA - Cadets with Effingham Cadet Squadron of Civil Air Patrol took to the skies recently, participating in orientation flights (O-flights) at Plantation Airpark.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


There she is ... Miss GSU

South Effingham High School alumna Megan Johnson was crowned Miss Georgia Southern University on Saturday night.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn college accolades

Hall named to dean's list at Clemson University

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


4-H bee club receives donation

The Coastal Empire Bee Association made a $500 contribution to Effingham County 4-H's bee club.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Region champ SEMS cheer team honored at banquet

The 2014 South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team hosted its end-of-season banquet and each girl was given a certificate and a plaque for having an undefeated season and winning the region championship.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Students interact at the Capitol

The Effingham County High School Interact Club participated in Effingham Day at the Capitol from Jan. 25-27.

February 18, 2015 | Staff report | Education


High school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period for Effingham County's two high schools:

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


Middle school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools:

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


School system gets thumbs-up

The Effingham County School System is on track to be accredited for five more years.

February 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Woodmen of the World offering two $500 scholarships

The local Woodmen of the World chapter has started a new scholarship program for Effingham County students.

February 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


ECHS FBLA raises money for March of Dimes

Effingham County High School's chapter of Future Business Leaders of America observed FBLA Week by honoring ECHS teachers and raising money for the March of Dimes.

February 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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