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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


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


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Carter receives ABAC scholarship

TIFTON-Chelsea Carter of Bloomingdale has been awarded a scholarship from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2015-16 academic year.

September 01, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham 4-H’ers kick off the school year

The Effingham Extension office was loaded to capacity as 4-H'ers came to kick off the 4-H 2015-16 school year. The program offers opportunities for ...

September 01, 2015 | Staff report | Education


South Effingham High NJROTC to host its sixth annual 5K fundraiser

South Effingham High School will host the sixth annual NJROTC 5K to raise funds for th organization. The 5K race will be held Oct. 3 ...

September 01, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEHS’ Jayroe wins silver at national FCCLA

Catherine Jayroe participated in the FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) National Competition in Washington, D.C., held July 4-9 .

September 01, 2015 | Staff report | Education


ECHS to keep Rebels nickname

The Effingham County High School nickname will remain the Rebels, Superintendent Randy Shearouse announced Tuesday.

August 27, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Babin chosen as talent performer at National FFA Convention and Expo

INDIANAPOLIS-Tara Babin, a member of the Effingham County High School FFA chapter, will be on stage and in the spotlight Oct. 28-31 during the ...

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


4-H recognizes Usher

Arch Smith, Georgia 4-H State Leader, presented Sophie Usher with her recognition as a Double Master 4-H member. Usher, a recent graduate of Effingham County ...

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


YMCA taking nominations for Christian Leadership Academy

The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program beginning in September, is designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public ...

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Buddy system

The Backpack Buddies program at Marlow Elementary School got a big lift from the members of the 117th Air Control Squadron.

August 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Emotions run high on request to change ECHS nickname

Emotions and passions are running high following a request to the Effingham County Board of Education to end the use of the Rebels name and ...

August 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Girl Scouts share happy times at Happy House

Happy times were had at the Happy House on Tybee Island as Cadette Troops 1147, 1184 and 1121 from Fort Worth, Texas, visited with Cadette ...

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham sends six 4-H’ers to annual State Congress

Effingham County Extension office is beaming with pride to have sent six representatives to Georgia's 73rd Annual 4-H State Congress, held in Atlanta from ...

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Education


A smooth and busy start to the school year

It's been a smooth start, for the most part, to the 2015-16 school year, Effingham County Superintendent Randy Shearouse.

August 11, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Schools honored for their support of Guard, Reserves

ant principal at Sand Hill Elementary School. But he has another job and he represented his other duty assignment in uniform at last week's ...

August 11, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


BoE exploring options with SPLOST

The Effingham County Board of Education is putting together its parameters for a planned renewal vote of the special purpose local option sales tax.

August 11, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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