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Oh, the places they go — without leaving their seat

Children could be heard loud and clear from room 717 at Effingham County Middle School on Thursday, buzzing in anticipation of being read Dr. Seuss stories for the annual Read Across America day.

March 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Not just clowning around

Many clowns were seen around Blandford Elementary School on March 3.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Bowser wins leadership group’s speech contest

Sara Lynn Bowser, a senior at South Effingham High School, won the Coastal Empire Leadership Development Association's local speech contest, held Feb. 15 at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Kussow to receive ‘Yes I Can’ Award

ARLINGTON, Va. - Lindsey Kussow is the student who, as her teacher says, "never gave up."

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Mikeal named to fall dean’s list at Oglethorpe University

ATLANTA - Savannah Mikeal of Guyton was named to Oglethorpe University's dean's list for the fall 2013 semester.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Kids of steel

Marlow Elementary School gave a "super" tribute to a student the school lost last month.

March 06, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Green Clover winners honored

Sophie Usher, an 11th-grader at Effingham County High School, and Chance Denney, an eighth-grader at Effingham County Middle, are the first recipients of the county's Green Clover Award.

March 06, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School board taking time with District 4 appointment

The Effingham County Board of Education might remain a party of four until after the May 20 general primary.

March 06, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Rezoned parents have a week left to ask for waivers

Families of elementary school students who will be rezoned next school year have one more week to apply for their children to remain at their current school.

March 06, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEHS contingent attends GOHS leadership conference

MACON - Students from South Effingham High School came together Feb. 21 and 22 to join the Governor's Office of Highway Safety at the 2014 Youth and Young Adult Leadership Conference at the Macon Centreplex.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Kirkland receives Friend of 4-H Award

Effingham County 4-H agent Abby Smith recently presented Christine Kirkland the Friend of 4-H Award.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report | Education


State joining national teaching fellowship program

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia will be the first state in the South to join a growing national initiative that seeks to increase the supply of outstanding teachers in the science, technology, engineering and math fields and to change how they are prepared to teach.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report | Education


GSU to host free GMAT prep session

The Georgia Southern University Master of Business Administration program will host a free Graduate Management Admission Test prep session on March 11, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah, featuring Akil Bello, vice president of educational development at Bell Curves.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEHS gives Lady Mustangs big sendoff

South Effingham High School had a pep rally Friday to give the Lady Mustangs basketball team a big sendoff for their Class AAAA Final Four game against Redan Saturday in Carrollton.

February 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


System starts planning for new RES

The Effingham County Board of Education has taken the first step toward building a new Rincon Elementary School.

February 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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Digging into archaelogical field school

The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and professor Victor Thompson of the University of Georgia recently completed a joint five-week archaeological field school on Ossabaw Island.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to match $2,500 REACH scholarships

Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel recently announced the University will double-match funds for the needs-based, Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Scholarship program. During the program, REACH scholars receive a renewable annual tuition scholarship of $2,500 for use at a HOPE-eligible institution. Georgia Southern will increase the amount to $5,000.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to become tobacco-free campus Friday

Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free Friday, GSU President Brooks Keel announced.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Chamber collecting school supplies for students in need

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual "Pack-a-Pack" to help provide school supplies to local students.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


New teachers, staff welcomed to school system

Taylor Sauerland fondly recalls the method her fifth-grade teacher at South Effingham Elementary School employed to teach spelling words.

July 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Little Rebel Cheer Camp gets them off their feet

The annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp had its largest turnout, with 80 girls participating this week at Effingham County High School.

July 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham students earn ABAC scholarships

TIFTON - Austin Dixon of Rincon and Leslie Lamb of Guyton have been awarded scholarships from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2014-15 academic year.

July 24, 2014 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers are on target with their goals

A group of 4-H'ers assembled recently at the Mary Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Education Center with one aim in mind - to pass a test in the Georgia Department of Natural Resources hunter safety course.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Wilder earns medical degree from Mercer

MACON - A student from Effingham County received her degree from Mercer University during the School of Medicine spring commencement.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Raising a cheer

Nearly 60 girls have been participating this week in the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp, an annual fundraiser for the South Effingham High School cheer program.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Fun in the summertime for 4-H’ers

The Effingham County Extension office is winding down its summer fun as 4-H'ers have been participating in many events within their summer programming.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Three local students honored at UNG

DAHLONEGA - Three students from Effingham County earned academic recognition at the University of North Georgia for the 2014 spring semester.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECCA sends five students to national conference

Effingham College and Career Academy's SkillsUSA chapter attended the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City from June 23-27. This year's conference marked the 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference for SkillsUSA, a showcase of career and technical education students.

July 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Two Effingham students earn degrees from Emory

ATLANTA - Two students from Effingham County received degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, at its 169th commencement ceremony.

July 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern nutrition training aims to curb childhood obesity

School nutrition managers from across the state recently gathered at Georgia Southern University to attend Culinary Institute II, a 32-hour, weeklong training session by the Georgia Department of Education's School Nutrition Program.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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