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Blandford welcomes the world through its flags

A vibrant addition to the Blandford Elementary commons area represents the school's diverse student body.

January 06, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


BoE aiming to renovate SEES over the summer

Hopeful that state funding will be approved, the Effingham County Board of Education is moving forward with its plans to renovate South Effingham Elementary School.

January 02, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Schools pulling out the stops for more bus drivers

The Effingham County School System hopes the new year brings a few new bus drivers.

January 02, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


GSU to hold Southern Conference on Children

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's Division of Continuing Education will hold the 27th annual Southern Conference on Children on Jan. 25 at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham Academy alums enjoy 60th reunion

The class of 1953, the first to graduate 12 grades from Effingham Academy in Springfield, held a 60-year reunion recently at the home of Walter and Carolyn (Burns) Gnann.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


FBLA marks American Enterprise Day

Effingham County High School's business classes and Future Business Leaders of America chapter joined other students around the country in celebrating American Enterprise Day.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia wins Race to the Top

Georgia is projected to receive more than $50 million to implement its plan over four years after being selected as the winner in the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


BoE gets unexpected break on new fleet insurance

The Effingham County Board of Education will have some unexpected savings in its 2014 budget.

December 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham 4-H’ers learn what the buzz is all about

One of Effingham County's 4-H programs is creating a buzz.

December 30, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn honors at GCSU

MILLEDGEVILLE - Six students from Effingham County earned 2013 fall semester honors at Georgia College & State University, as announced by President Steve Dorman.

December 26, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Darton announces fall honors list

Kirsten Edwards from Effingham County was named to the dean's list Darton State College, and three other Effingham students were named to the merit list for the fall 2013 semester.

December 26, 2013 | Staff report | Education


SES provides Falcons, Second Harvest with a big gain

Springfield Elementary School placed third in the Atlanta Falcons' Fal-CAN food drive. The school was given tickets to attend the Dec. 15 game and was recognized on the field before the game and be given a plaque and autographed football. SES students and staff raised 3,886 pounds of food for Second Harvest.

December 26, 2013 | Staff report | Education


FBLA officers attend fall leadership conference

Three officers from the Effingham County High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America, along with two potential officers and their advisor Karen Waltz, attended the recent FBLA Fall Leadership Conference/Competition in Athens.

December 23, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Screen places sixth at area FFA event

Effingham County High School FFA member Robin Screen placed sixth in the recent Area IV FFA Agricultural Electrification Career Development Event held at Treutlen County High School.

December 23, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Calhoun named to Reinhardt dean’s list

WALESKA - Salena Calhoun of Guyton was among the 402 students named to the Reinhardt University dean's list for fall semester 2013.

December 23, 2013 | Staff report | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


SEHS' Bendig honored as countywide STAR student

Successful students often speak of teachers who inspired them.

April 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Early lessons learned paid off for ECHS STAR Cowart

These days, Harrison Cowart is a high school senior - quite an accomplished one, in fact.

April 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H’ers pitch in for pets at shelter

With the Effingham County Extension office located directly across the street from the county animal shelter, needs for the furry little friends become quite apparent.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


CyberPatriot teams take first at state events

Effingham County's two high schools had a strong showing in their first year competing in CyberPatriot.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


BES to hold arts festival

More than 800 students at Blandford Elementary will gather in costume May 2 to represent six different countries and cultures from around the globe in the school's annual international arts festival.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Miss ECHS crowned

Sarah-Lyn Ward was crowned the winner of the Miss Effingham County High School pageant.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Bowser takes another first in speech contest

It was just a year ago that Sarah Lynn Bowser competed in her first speech contest.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECMS fetes its top students

Effingham County Middle School rewarded its top-performing students from the third nine-weeks grading period.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


OTC taps legendary coach as grad speaker

Herman Boone, the inspiration for the 2000 film "Remember the Titans," will be the featured speaker for Ogeechee Technical College's spring commencement ceremony next month, the college announced Thursday.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Writing scores dip for eighth-graders

Reflecting the results across the region and state, Effingham County's scores declined slightly this year from last year on Georgia's Eighth-Grade Writing Assessment.

April 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Chalk one up at Habersham School

Students at The Habersham School in Rincon put on a colorful display of school spirit Friday.

April 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system finds comfort zone in budget

The Effingham County Board of Education's initial projections for its fiscal year 2015 budget are for revenues to exceed expenses by $1.6 million.

April 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Guyton Elementary enjoys spring festival

The threat of rain on Saturday moved Guyton Elementary School's spring festival inside, but the fundraiser for a variety of school projects still drew a big crowd.

April 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


South Effingham’s HOSA aims for 100 pints of blood

The South Effingham High School HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) club will host its second Red Cross blood drive of the 2013-14 school year April 11 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the school gymnasium.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Springfield’s own Madame Tussaud’s

Springfield Elementary School fourth-graders portrayed historical figures and events in the school's annual "wax museum."

March 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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