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Writing scores slip a little but still beat state average

The Effingham County School System's scores on the Georgia fifth-grade writing assessment dipped slightly this year from last year, though they remained above the state and regional averages.

May 19, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Miss ECMS crowned

Sarah Harden was crowned this year's winner of the annual Miss Effingham County Middle School pageant.

May 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn honors at University of Georgia

ATHENS - The University of Georgia has announced the names of students who were named Presidential Scholars or achieved the dean's list for spring semester.

May 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Rushing inducted into honors organization at Georgia Tech

ndrew Sanborn Rushing of Guyton was recently recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

May 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Finding their way through Project SEARCH

Teenage years are awkward enough, and Brandie Butler's were further complicated by emotional and behavioral challenges.

May 15, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECHS seniors honored as Georgia Scholars

Effingham County High School students Casie Wilson and Harrison Cowart have been selected as Georgia Scholars for 2014.

May 15, 2014 | Staff report | Education


4-H springs into action

A recent trip to a pottery studio gave Effingham 4-H'ers a chance to discover their hidden talents.

May 15, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Long named system’s special ed teacher of the year

Marcia Long enjoyed a big day on Wednesday.

May 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Local students recognized

Baumann graduates from Brenau University

May 12, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School board sets a price for SEES work

The upcoming renovations to South Effingham Elementary School will have a maximum price tag of nearly $3.5 million.

May 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Deal to deliver GSU commencement address

More than 3,000 students will receive degrees from Georgia Southern University this weekend during the 86th annual spring commencement.

May 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School board District 4 candidate profiles

Beth Helmly

May 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


School system honors retirees

The Effingham County School System hosted a reception Wednesday for 25 retiring employees.

May 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Title I parent meeting set for May 15

The Effingham County School System will host a Title I, Part A parent involvement/parent engagement meeting May 15 at 6 p.m., in the board of education central office auditorium at 405 North Ash St. in Springfield.

May 08, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Little Rebel cheer camp coming in July

Effingham County High School's competition cheerleaders will host their annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp July 21-25, from 9 a.m.-noon each day in the ECHS gym.

May 08, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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Effingham promoting School Bus Safety Week

Three students represented the Effingham County School System in a statewide poster contest to promote Georgia School Bus Safety Week.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECMS hosts sixth-grade parent night

Effingham County Middle School recently hosted a sixth-grade parent night.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Lamb to compete for Miss ABAC

TIFTON - Leslie Lamb, a student at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, will compete for the title of Ms. ABAC at the 46th annual pageant Oct. 23. Sponsored by the Ag Business Club, the theme of this year's contest is "Timeless Elegance."

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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


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