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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


Schools get drug testing grant

Effingham County schools were among the latest recipients of student drug testing program grants.

September 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


STC to offer HOPE information sessions

SAVANNAH - The Technical Communications Certificate Program at Savannah Technical College prepares students for careers that require strong communication and technical skills, but for many students, it does something else, too - it may help them earn HOPE scholarship eligibility.

September 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


STC Effingham campus starts orientation program

Business is already booming at the Savannah Technical College's Effingham campus.

September 26, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


ECS potters at work

Third graders at Effingham Christian School are studying the history of the first European civilization. The Minoans made pottery and traded it with other countries as a source of income. True to the classical Christian approach at ECS, the class experienced this history first hand with their own pottery designs. ECS is at 226 Goshen Rd. in Rincon. For more information you can visit their Web site at www.effinghamchristian.org.

September 25, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


STC expands weekend college studies

SAVANNAH – Last summer, Savannah Technical College announced a new weekend program for busy adults. Now after one quarter with 40 enrolled, the college is expanding its weekend college studies program to include college level Psychology (PSY 191), English (ENG 191) and Algebra (MAT 191) on alternating Saturday mornings at the College's Savannah Campus, 5717 White Bluff Rd.

September 25, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Savannah Tech to hold adult literacy classes

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College Effingham Campus announces its first series of registration activities for people seeking to complete a General Education Diploma or enroll in classes to improve their literacy skills. Classes will be taught at the Effingham Campus on Highway 21 between Springfield and Rincon.

September 25, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


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Teen Maze shows actions have consequences

South Effingham High School juniors and seniors participated in Teen Maze on Tuesday. During the game, students encountered a variety of obstacles that can prevent or delay their graduation from high school. Teen Maze demonstrates to students that every decision they make has consequences and some of those consequences are not good. Volunteers from local hopsitals, school, EMS, fire and members of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office helped with the event.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Making it a safe prom

The Peace Officers Association of Georgia gave Effingham County High School a $2,500 check for safe prom activities. The ECHS prom was held Saturday night at Hyatt Riverfront in Savannah.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Governor signs opportunity school district bill

Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation that would implement an opportunity school district to turn around failing schools. This law provides the framework for how the OSD would work should voters approve a constitutional amendment in 2016.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


GSU cheerleaders win national title

The Georgia Southern University all-girl cheerleading squad secured its fifth national championship title at the 2015 National Cheerleading Association Collegiate National Championships held in Daytona Beach, Fla.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


It was no accident

As Adam Cochran introduced himself to hundreds of Effingham County High School students last Thursday, he included another description:

April 21, 2015 | By Pat Donahue Paul Floeckher | Education


Middle and high school honor rolls

Ebenezer Middle

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Google Apps, ECCA tour highlight Parent University

A lesson on using Google Apps and a tour of the Effingham College and Career Academy highlight the final 2014-15 installment of Parent University-Effingham.

April 14, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the third nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:

April 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


4-H Cloverleafs compete at DPA

Twenty-eight students from Effingham County recently participated in the 4-H Southeast District Cloverleaf Project Achievement competition in Emanuel County.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern online MBA ranked in top 20

STATESBORO - The online Master of Business Administration offered by the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University has been ranked 17th by BestColleges.com as a Top Online MBA Program of 2015.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers take aim in regional, state archery competitions

The Effingham County Extension office hit the bull's-eye with its newest program for 4-H'ers.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


From the artists’ eyes

Local students displayed their artistic talent at the Effingham County School System's countywide art show.

April 08, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Former student, teacher Woods to lead SES

Lisa Woods attended Springfield Elementary School through sixth grade and dreamed of returning to the school as a teacher.

April 07, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system tries to strike revenue, expenditures balance

Expenses in the Effingham County School System's fiscal year 2016 budget exceed revenues by $4.1 million, according to school officials' latest projections.

April 07, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Care to dance?

South Effingham High School students in Nathalie Starling's sociology class gave salsa dancing a spin as part of their study of different cultures and traditions.

April 07, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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