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RES success leads to study in education excellence

Rincon Elementary School is among a select group of Georgia elementary schools studied as part of a new Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education report that identifies best practices that have resulted in significant academic gains.

November 04, 2013 | Staff report | Education


BES students make pennies pay off for charity

Students at Blandford Elementary School gave their pennies - and a lot more -to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

October 31, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Plenty cooking for Cloverleafs

Effingham County 4-H is proud to offer Cloverleaf 4-H members (fifth and sixth grades) an opportunity to sharpen their cooking skills by participating in Kids in the Kitchen.

October 31, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Schools give softball teams big sendoffs

Effingham County is being represented by not one, but two teams in the state softball tournament Elite Eight in Columbus.

October 30, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


High schoolers pass on anti-drug message to kids

On a day they wore Halloween costumes to school, Blandford Elementary students learned a lesson about true character.

October 28, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham 4-H competes in Challenge Bowl

"Great minds think alike" was the goal of the Effingham County 4-H Challenge Bowl team as they ventured to the Georgia State Fair in Perry.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


SEES hosting Children’s Book Week activities

South Effingham Elementary School is celebrating Children's Book Week with a family reading and fitness challenge, a family reading night and the school's first 5K race and one-mile fun run.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


SEMS takes cheer crown

The South Effingham Middle School cheerleaders won a competition held at Statesboro High School on Saturday.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Students, law enforcement hope Red Ribbon sends a message

Being involved in Red Ribbon Week activities as an Ebenezer Elementary School student left a lasting impression on Peter Waltz.

October 24, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Safe teen driving could mean big reward

A nationwide initiative to promote safe teen driving resonates particularly strongly in Effingham County.

October 21, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Parents getting their say on school year calendar

Parents of Effingham County students can offer their opinion on which calendar the school system should adopt for the 2014-15 academic year.

October 21, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham County celebrates National 4-H Week

Effingham County 4-H'ers joined others across the U.S. in celebrating National 4-H Week.

October 21, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School system honors top work-based students

Two graduates from the class of 2013 have been honored as Effingham County's 2012-13 work-based learning students of the year.

October 17, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Powell named STC’s dean of industrial technology

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College has selected Joseph Powell as its dean of industrial technology. Prior to this position Powell was STC's department head for drafting technology.

October 17, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Studio CEO offers direction for JROTC cadets

Having faith and faith in yourself are essential to success, the chief executive officer of Medient Studios told members of the Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC on Thursday night.

October 14, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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FCCLA students attend leadership conference

Five students from the Effingham College and Career Academy chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently participated in a weekend leadership conference at The Classic Center in Athens.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Cloverleafs shine at 4-H District Project Achievement

Eighteen Cloverleaf students from Effingham County recently participated in the 4-H District Project Achievement competition in Emanuel County.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Board of education taking school choice applications

The Effingham County Board of Education is now accepting requests for students to attend a school other than the one for which they are zoned for the 2014-15 school year.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | 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


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