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Armstrong to hold open house for all ASU alumni

The Armstrong Alumni Center will host an open house party for all former Armstrong students on June 5 from 5:30-7 p.m. in Burnett Hall. The Alumni Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. in Jenkins Theater on the same evening.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


System recognizes special education teacher of the year

Kelly Tankersley of Sand Hill Elementary School was named the Effingham County special education teacher of the year.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Parker's fuels Effingham schools

The Parker Companies donated $5,000 to Effingham County schools, with the proceeds coming from their Fueling the Community program.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Burks recognized as first honor graduate at UGA

Mallory Burks from Springfield was one of 15 first honor graduates recognized during the University of Georgia's spring commencement ceremonies, held May 8.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Blankenship initiated into Phi Kappa Phi

Mark Blankenship Jr. of Rincon was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Blankenship was initiated at Georgia Southern University.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


South Effingham’s Sapp takes first place at state FFA convention

MACON- Caroline Sapp of South Effingham placed first in the goat production proficiency competition at the 87th Georgia FFA state convention, held at the Macon Centreplex.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


School board chooses IE2 governance model

The Effingham County Board of Education has chosen the IE2 model for its system of governance, following a unanimous vote at its May 6 meeting.

May 19, 2015 | Patrick Donahue | Education


School lunch prices going up by 15 cents

School lunch prices are going up next year and could be increasing over the next several years.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


ECMS holds math and science night

From liquid nitrogen used to make dipping dots to flying simulated aircraft to shaking to make butter to baby alligators to the potato gun, the annual Effingham County Middle School math and science night had plenty from which to choose and learn.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Education


A fond farewell to school system’s retirees

Nearly 500 years of experience in education were celebrated during the Effingham County School System's annual retirement ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Rincon Elementary celebrates May Day

Rincon Elementary School staged its 32nd annual May Day celebration, with each grade level performing a dance and the May Queen and her court being crowned.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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


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Little Rebels raise a cheer

The Effingham County High School Little Rebel cheer camp filled the ECHS gym with 70 kids taking part. The young cheerleaders, under the guidance throughout ...

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Education


King earns Georgia Power scholarship

Georgia Power announced that Jaret King has received a $2,500 Georgia Power scholarship through the company's scholarship program.

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Education


School council elections to be held next month

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 ...

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Education


IDA signs on to help with sign for ECCA

A long-standing working relationship between the Effingham Industrial Development Authority and the Effingham College and Career Academy is now more than a handshake agreement.

July 28, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Big cheers at Mini Mustang Cheer Camp

Seventy-four young and aspiring cheerleaders attended the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp, getting instrution from the South Effingham High School cheerleaders throughout the week.

July 22, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn GFB scholarships for agriculture

Morgan Rushing and Sophie Usher are among 10 students statewide to receive a 2015 Georgia Farm Bureau Scholarship for Agriculture.

July 22, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Rincon’s Tang graduates from GSU law college

ATLANTA-Annie Tang of Rincon graduated from Georgia State University College of Law at the college's 31st commencement ceremony on May 15.

July 22, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn honors at North Georgia

DAHLONEGA-Dr. Bonita C. Jacobs, president of the University of North Georgia, recognized more than 1,000 students for their academic performance during spring semester ...

July 22, 2015 | Staff report | Education


It's back to school time!

The annual Clyo back-to-school rally was held Saturday at Clyo Community Center. The event is sponsored by Scott and Sons Trucking and a number of ...

July 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


School board to start lining up E-SPLOST list items

Effingham County school board members will start putting together a list for the next round of the education special purpose local option sales tax.

July 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


BoE looks to close door on cabinet shop

The Effingham County Board of Education may be moving out of its old cabinet shop.

July 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Two Effingham students make North Georgia dean's list

DAHLONEGA-More than 1,700 students made the spring 2015 dean's lists at the University of North Georgia for achieving a 3.5 grade ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn GSU degrees

STATESBORO-Georgia Southern University recently held its annual spring commencement ceremonies for graduate and undergraduate students at Hanner Fieldhouse and Allen E. Paulson Stadium.

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students make Georgia Southern spring dean’s list

STATESBORO-Georgia Southern University recently named 2,611 students for excellence in academics to the spring semester dean's list. To be eligible for the ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Bartels takes interim lead at GSU

STATESBORO-Dr. Jean Bartels expects to lead Georgia Southern University into the 2015-16 academic year as interim president while a search for a new permanent ...

July 14, 2015 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Education


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