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Salute to service

Ebenezer Middle School's annual Veterans Day salute filled the school's gym to capacity Tuesday afternoon.

November 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


County’s graduation rates continue to climb

Graduation rates at Effingham County schools continue to climb and also continue to outpace the state's performance.

November 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


E-SPLOST renewal passes easily

The Effingham County Board of Education applauded the vote last Tuesday that approved the next round of the educational special purpose local option sales tax.

November 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


ECCA named finalist for college and career academy of the year

Effingham County College and Career Academy was named one of five finalists Thursday for the College and Career Academy of the Year at Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle's eighth annual business and education summit.

November 05, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEHS cheer team takes Battle in the Boro

The SEHS varsity competition cheer team won first place in the 5A division at Battle in the Boro. The cheer competition was held Oct. 24 at Statesboro High School.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEHS JV cheerleaders take first in statesboro

The South Effingham High School JV competition cheer team won first place again, winning the Battle in the Boro on Oct. 24 at Statesboro High School.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEMS cheerleaders take Battle in the Boro

The South Effingham Middle School Competition Cheerleaders brought home another win Oct. 24 at "Battle in the Boro" cheer competition, hosted by Statesboro High School. The SEMS cheerleaders earned first place in the large division by a 43-point lead. They are now preparing for their next competition, the "Cheer Dawg Classic," which will be held on Saturday at Toombs County High School.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn GSU honors

STATESBORO-Georgia Southern University recently recognized 175 students on the 2015 summer semester president's list.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn Ga. Southwestern scholarships

AMERICUS-The following students received scholarships from Georgia Southwestern State University for the 2015-16 academic year and were among nearly 350 scholarship recipients.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Education


A helping hand at Lakeview Manor

A group of ECE/FCCLA students visited Lakeview Manor recently. While there, the students talked with the residents, "assisted" with a Halloween craft, and gathered around the piano to enjoy music while one of the residents played. Before they left, the students and residents were planning the next visit.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Where everyone is a champion

Students from each of Effingham's eight elementary schools participated in the Special Olympics at South Effingham High School on Oct. 23. High School students from both local high schools who are on the medical track served as volunteers, alongside Effingham County Schools' occupational therapists.

October 28, 2015 | Staff report | Education


FCCLA members get pumped up at state rally

Youth from the Effingham College and Career Academy chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America recently participated in a motivational rally held Oct. 14 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.

October 27, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Lessons come to life for Springfield Elementary students

Springfield Elementary School students attended the Ebenezer Alive! educational program on Sept. 30 for their annual field trip. Ebenezer Alive!, New Ebenezer Retreat Center staff and Georgia-Pacific provided three classes that the students attended.

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


County ACT scores outpace state, national averages

More Effingham County high school students are taking the ACT for their college entrance examinations - and their scores are outpacing those at a state and national level.

October 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Peading all about Pre-K Week

Guest readers brought the world of books and reading to Effingham County pre-kindergarten students last week during Pre-K Week.

October 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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South Effingham tunes up for band signing day

Last Wednesday, 11 South Effingham High School band students took the next step with their band careers and signed to play in college at SEHS ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Area FFA officers chosen

Katlyn Davis, a member of the South Effingham Middle FFA chapter, was elected to serve as the 2016-17 Area 4 Junior Representative during the Area ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Parker’s provides a spark at GES

SAVANNAH-Parker's recently donated $8,000 to the Effingham County School System through the company's popular Fueling the Community program. The check donation ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Finishing at the top

It's been a healthy competition for the last four years for the top graduates of the Effingham County High School class of 2016.

May 25, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Finishing at the top

The top three in the South Effingham High School class of 2016 will be seated next to each other Saturday night. They still may quite ...

May 24, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Getting down to science at ECMS

Effingham County Middle School held its annual math and science night, with students getting a hands-on experience in several fields.

May 18, 2016 | Staff report | Education


ECHS cadets make it six straight Distinguished Unit Awards

The headquarters of the U.S. Air Force Junior ROTC announced recently that Effingham County High School, Unit GA-938, has been awarded the Air Force ...

May 18, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Heritage presents scholarships to SEHS students

Georgia Heritage FCU announced two college scholarship award winners for 2016. Both scholarship recipients are graduating from South Effingham High School in May.

May 18, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Pate named to dean’s list at Brenau

GAINESVILLE-Elyssa Sheridan Pate from Guyton achieved Brenau University dean's list honors for the spring 2016 semester. Pate is a 2017 student majoring in ...

May 18, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn honors at Georgia College

MILLEDGEVILLE-Hunter Gnann of Springfield has completed courses with exemplary marks and made the president's list for 2016 spring semester at Georgia College in ...

May 18, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Calling it a career

The Effingham County School System bade a fond farewell to 26 teachers, administrators and staff who are retiring at the school year's end.

May 18, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Hughes to move next door from ECMS to lead ECHS

The Effingham County Board of Education has named Billy Hughes as the next principal at Effingham County High School.

May 17, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


School system near top of district in CCRPI

Though its numbers took a dip from a new set of measurements, the Effingham County School System remained one of the top performing districts in ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Blandford holds International Arts Festival

Blandford Elementary students took to the front of the school for the annual International Arts Festival.

May 11, 2016 | Staff report | Education


May Day at Rincon Elementary

Rincon Elementary held its annual May Day festivities, with Charlay Dixon, right, crowned as May Queen. First runner-up was Layla Merciers and second runner-up was ...

May 11, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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