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Effingham students post best ACT scores

The Effingham County School System saw its best-ever results on the ACT college admissions test this year, according to data provided by school officials.

October 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Pre-K week kicks off with guest readers

Special guests from the community are visiting Effingham County schools this week and reading books to pre-kindergarten students for Georgia Pre-K Week.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS cheerleaders win at Jeff Davis

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team won first place at their first competition this season, held at Jeff Davis Middle School.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Celebrate Armstrong to be held this week

Armstrong State University will host the second annual Celebrate Armstrong weekend Oct. 9-11. The community is invited to join in this celebration of everything Armstrong.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Luke Bryan Farm Tour to aid GSU scholarships

Georgia Southern University alum and country singer Luke Bryan will visit the Statesboro area during his annual Farm Tour at Perry Field Wednesday in Claxton.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Kieffer turns business background into top teaching

Effingham County's 2014-15 teacher of the year took a non-traditional route into the education field.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Diploma is worth the wait

Six-and-a-half decades after what would have been his final year of high school, a local Korean War veteran received his diploma.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


New classroom gives a breath of fresh air to learning at EMS

Ebenezer Middle School students are spending less time inside their classrooms these days, but that's not a bad thing.

September 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECHS to host marching band festival Saturday

Several bands will perform at Effingham County High School Saturday in one of the state's most established and prestigious marching contests.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Former Liberator pilot tells JROTC cadets ‘character counts’

Paul Grassey has plenty of stories from his days as a military pilot, including the 13 combat missions he flew with the 8th Air Force in World War II.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


United Way, Walmart come through for Effingham students

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Effingham Service Center teamed with Walmart to donate more than $2,500 worth of school supplies to Effingham County students.

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Getting the cold shoulder ... and more

South Effingham High School principal Mark Winters, assistant principal Jeff Faith and athletic director Travis Dickey were doused by buckets of ice water after being challenged by the SEHS student body.

September 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Armstrong schedules two Pirate Previews

Armstrong State University will host two open house events for prospective students and their parents.

September 08, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Whitfield earns degree from Brewton-Parker

MOUNT VERNON - Autumn Corinne Whitfield of Guyton graduated from Brewton-Parker College following the summer 2014 term, announced Mike Simoneaux, interim vice president of academics.

September 08, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong to hold farmer’s market Tuesday

Armstrong State University will host the Armstrong Farmer's Market in front of the Student Union, located at 11935 Abercorn St., Tuesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

September 08, 2014 | 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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