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2010-11 Teacher of the Year

Every day, people look at Brenda Reid like she's crazy when they hear she teaches middle school.
"My heart is just middle school. I love this age," she said. "… I feel like I can relate to these kids, like I can make a difference for them; that I can be that one, maybe calming effect for them."
A mother to five, Reid said she remembers how that age can be difficult.
For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition of the Effingham Herald, our special county-wide edition.

November 23, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education

School system ready for yet another chapter at old ECMS

Demolition and renovations continue at the facility that housed Effingham County Middle School students less than two years ago and is being renovated to foster pre-kindergarten in fall of 2012.
The facelift will entail tearing down two wings, modifying two wings, re-roofing and turning would-be open areas into a playground, and a car pickup lane.
"(By reusing these spaces) we're gonna kick the can on down the road in terms of when we need our next elementary school, which our goal there is to maximize that time," said Dr. Slade Helmly, Effingham schools' director of administrative services.
For the ...

November 23, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education

Effingham students bask in glow of media festival

The International Student Media Festival celebrates outstanding classroom media projects. Students and teachers from kindergarten through college are honored in a three-day event that includes workshops, screenings of winning entries, and an awards ceremony.
It has now grown to be one of the oldest and largest events of its kind. The Festival has been sponsored by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology since 1974. AECT is an education professional association that has been a leader in promoting the use of technology to improve teaching and learning.
Student media projects such as live action video, Web site design, animation and ...

November 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Stang Zone’s cash registers ring with school spirit

A line of students stretched out to the cafeteria, waiting patiently, as teachers and visitors cut ahead, to enter a small room tucked below the distinctive mural reading "Mustangs, where the legend lives."
Inside, Sherri Baggott's entrepreneurial ventures class manned their stations. All the strategies and principles they learned in the previous introductory courses materialize, as the 15 students take the reins of the Stang Zone.
"Well, I'm hoping that they will talk about this in future job interviews," Baggott said, "and say, 'I have worked on a point of sale system; I have worked on a cash ...

November 23, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education

Teacher, former student address ECMS’ Veterans Day event

Staff Sgt. Lucas Hynes told the students, staff, fellow veterans and visitors at Effingham County Middle School that he loves serving his country as a member of the Georgia Army National Guard. Hynes was one of two guest speakers at the ECMS Veterans Day program on Nov. 10.
Hynes graduated from ECHS in 2000 and also attended ECMS and Springfield Elementary. In high school, he played soccer and football, was the president of his senior class, and also played the saxophone and the French horn in the ECHS band. Hynes joined the Army National Guard during his senior year in ...

November 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

A thanks to SEHS band

Bobby Edwards of the West Chatham Detachment of the Marine Corps League presented Sean McBride and the South Effingham High School wind ensemble a certificate of appreciation.
McBride and the SEHS wind ensemble performed at the closing ceremonies for the Moving Vietnam Wall in Pooler.
The West Chatham Detachment of the Marine Corps League hosted the Moving Wall in Pooler. The SEHS Band played patriotic songs and the national anthem for the closing ceremony. The SEHS NJROTC Color Guard presented colors at this ceremony.

November 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

MES fall festival

Marlow Elementary pre-k and kindergarten held a fall festival with pumpkins, games, petting zoo, crafts and a hay ride.

November 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

SEHS FBLA takes part in American Enterprise Day

South Effingham High Future Business Leaders of America celebrated American Enterprise Day on Nov 15. Proclaimed by President Jimmy Carter as a celebration of the free enterprise system, capitalism and market economy, American Enterprise Day is important in educating youth on the advantages and importance of private business ownership in our country.
Club president Brandon Cody prepared a presentation explaining American Enterprise Day and shared it during all lunches on Nov. 15.
Other FBLA members participated by wearing professional dress attire to school on Monday.

November 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Veterans Day at Sand Hill

Keeping with tradition, Sand Hill Elementary held its annual Veteran's Day Program on Nov. 10.

November 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Red Ribbon Week at SEMS

Effingham County Sheriff's Deputy Carl Gordy handed out drug free pledge cards at lunch to students at South Effingham Middle School, during Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 23-31).
Students participated in various activities throughout the week, including wearing a hat to go along with the theme, "Use your head; don't use drugs."

November 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Parents, students get involved with the Rincon Elementary School PTA

The Rincon Elementary School PTA met on Nov. 4 in the school cafeteria. Many families were present to participate in the business meeting and to watch their children perform in a PE "Tailgate Party." The students wore their favorite sports shirt or outfits as they performed various exercises and sport routines.
It was announced that Gov. Sonny Perdue has proclaimed November "Parent Engagement Month," and parents were encouraged to become actively involved in the pursuit of an excellent education for their children. Handouts were distributed giving information about various ways parents can become involved in their children's success in ...

November 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Schools honor veterans

November 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Marching Mustangs in tune, in step

A Friday afternoon with 137 high school band students in one room rarely seems like anything other than chaos.
But on command, the cacophony of voices speaking over each other, instruments tuning and equipment shifting halts for instructions to file on a bus to the last South Effingham High School Mustangs' football game, the night before the statewide band contest that would soon cap this five-contest season as the Marching Mustangs' most successful to date.
"Everything that we've been working toward, we've accomplished so far, and we're gonna see if it will ultimately lead to the top ...

November 11, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education

Another title for EMS

Ebenezer Middle School hosted the Coastal Empire Middle School Region Cheerleading Championship on Nov. 5 and took first place, winning the regional title. The South Effingham Middle School cheer team placed second.
The team members from Ebenezer include: Hunter Jordan, Brooklyn Williams, Chelsea Eddy, Kaley Pigman, Summer Shropshire, Devon Muller, Taylor Johnson, Adasha Plunkett, Shelby Clements, Diamon McKinney, Vanessa Collini, Taylor Cocke, Kailey Ward, Abbey Sikes, Caroline Johnson, Haylie Rush, and Abbie Dickerson. The team is coached by Shawn Baker and LaToya Jefferson.
The stunt group from Southeast Bulloch Middle School won the Lib Off. Members of this group included ...

November 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

SEHS FBLA brings a smile to Backus Hospital

Twenty-five members of South Effingham High School's Future Business Leaders of America spent their afternoon Oct. 26 creating goody bags for the children of Backus Children's Hospital in Savannah.
Donations were brought in by the members of FBLA throughout the month of October. Halloween treats, candy, and small toys are just a few examples of some of the donations that poured in for this benefit. The goody bags brought smiles and hope to the patients and their families.

November 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

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Effingham County Schools receives Golden Radish Award

ATLANTA - Georgia's Departments of Agriculture, Public Health, Education and Georgia Organics came together under the prestigious Gold Dome on Monday for the annual Golden ...

October 26, 2016 | | Education

Rincon Elementary holding "Grocery Store Night" at Kroger

Rincon Elementary School is partnering with Kroger for "Grocery Store Night", which will be held on Monday night at the Kroger in Rincon.

October 21, 2016 | | Education


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