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SEHS student attends USAF Honors Camp

Rachel Orphanoudakis, a NJROTC cadet at South Effingham High School, attended the U.S. Air Force Honors Camp hosted by the University of New Mexico and the U.S. Air Force in Albuquerque, N.M. This program invites only 58 high school students from across the country annually, and the invitees are in the top 1 percent of the students in the JROTC program.
The five days of camp involved outdoor leadership and team-building activities, airplane safety briefs, flying a Civil Air Patrol airplane, building a rocket car and numerous tours on Kirtland Air Force Base. The program members also ...

August 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Quick thinker

Katlyn Davis from South Effingham Elementary School won the Quick Think-a-Thon held June 19 at the Sea Palms resort on St. Simons Island. Davis, the daughter of Allen and Magan Davis, won a $500 savings bond. The Quick Think-a-Thon is sponsored by local Exchange Clubs, including the Exchange Club of Effingham County.

August 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


School board reviews its own report card

The Effingham County Board of Education reviewed the school system's progress in an in-depth analysis of student performance, personnel effectiveness and the learning/working environment at its Aug. 4 meeting.
The central office compiled information from the last four school years based on the balanced scorecard performance management design, which is traditionally applied to corporate strategy.
"A board member wanted to get this started to get a snap shot of what we're doing and look for areas of improvement and also to determine, for us strategically, what's most important for our system," Superintendent Randy Shearouse said.
Criteria ...

August 12, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


School board approves later start times for some middle school games

Kickoff for fall sports is closing in and for middle school stakeholders this year's game times can be stretched a little farther than last year.
The Effingham County Board of Education tweaked its athletics policy at their Aug. 4 meeting to allow flexibility in scheduling for middle school sports. The Georgia High School Association, the organization that governs interscholastic sports for most of the state, decided to allow local boards to determine game scheduling policies.
"When I met with principals in the spring, we talked about what games we could do, and you can't do them all because ...

August 12, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Board of Regents adopts $2.1B budget

A $2.1 billion fiscal year 2012 budget request approved by the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents includes new dollars to meet year over year student enrollment growth of 18,914 students.
"This budget request mirrors the times," said USG Chancellor Erroll B. Davis Jr. "We are focusing our efforts and our budget request on our core mission of teaching, research and service and the need to serve the continued and significant increase in enrollment at our 35 degree-granting institutions."
The biggest driver of the regents' request is a 7.8 percent increase from FY09 to FY10 ...

August 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


A moving experience at GSU

Georgia Southern University is preparing to meet, greet and check in more than 2,000 students to nine residence halls from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., today for the campus' annual event, Operation Move-In.
This decades-long tradition is intended to streamline the often stressful moving process for University students, and more than 200 volunteers from the faculty, staff, student organizations and the Statesboro business community plan to pitch in. Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel and his wife, First Lady Dr. Tammie Schalue, as well as Provost Jean Bartels will welcome students and their families checking in that ...

August 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


School system hopes to close fiscal year strong

Slow revenue collections atop a turbulent year of cuts in state funding have left the Effingham County School System dangling in the red and hoping to make it to the black before Aug. 30.

August 09, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


School bells are ringin’

August 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


SSU preps for record enrollment

SAVANNAH-Early indicators suggest Savannah State University will have another year of record-breaking enrollment, which exceeded 3,800 last fall.
Approximately 700 new students registered for classes during the new STAR - student testing, advisement and registration - sessions held during the summer. New students who did not attend the summer STAR sessions will go through advisement and registration Tuesday.
On Aug. 7, administrators and student leaders welcomed approximately 700 first-time college students to new student orientation where they were introduced to university services and resources. "Making the Right Connections" was the theme for orientation, which continues through today. Prior to the ...

August 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Getting the word out

Amanda Starling and Jan Hall of the Effingham County 4-H present a sign warning of the dangers of texting while driving to the Effingham County commissioners.
There is a sign at Effingham County High School and the group also was awarded money for seven additional signs. The group focused on risky teen driving for its project, Starling said.
The additional signs will be placed at Baker Pond and along Sand Hill, Blue Jay, McCall, Hodgeville, Clyo-Stillwell, Old Augusta and Old River roads.

August 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Smith graduates from Randolph-Macon Academy

FRONT ROYAL, VA-Paul Smith graduated from Randolph-Macon Academy on May 29. He is the son of Ronald Smith of Rincon and Kay Choi of San Diego.
Academically, Smith received an Honorable Mention on the National German Exam. He also participated in the academy's Air Force JROTC program.
He plans to attend Michigan State University College of Social Science in the fall.
Randolph-Macon Academy, founded in 1892, is a college-preparatory, coeducational boarding school for students in grades 6 through 12. Students in grades 9-12 participate in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. R-MA is affiliated with the ...

August 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Local teens receive award for activism

The Savannah-Area Teen Age Republican Club received national recognition July 23 as the most outstanding new TARS club in the nation. Chartered on March 24, the club is 14 members strong and leads the area's conservative youth movement.
Teens from Effingham, Liberty, Bryan, and Chatham counties participate in the group. David Twibell and Katie Twibell of Rincon are the club's two newest members. The club wishes to thank Mrs. Laurie Twibell for her help with the scrapbook.
While attending the weeklong National Teen Age Republican Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., Mark Taylor, Chairman of the Savannah-Area TARS ...

August 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Career Academy opens doors

Many prominent faces in Effingham County assembled as the first outsiders to step foot in the schools systems newest edition during the open house and ribbon cutting of the Effingham Career Academy on Thursday afternoon.

August 05, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


ECHS honors its first leader

Current Effingham County High School Principal Yancy Ford declared Aug. 4 as Ross Rountree Day in honor of the school's first principal.

August 05, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


School council members to be elected this month

The General Assembly requires that all public school systems in Georgia have school councils in place for the purposes of bringing communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process. All Effingham County Schools will hold elections for the upcoming year. Elections will be held to fill expiring terms, new terms and vacancies in unexpired terms.

August 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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Finding their way

Effingham County High School students navigated their way through the Teen Maze on Wednesday, getting a glimpse at what good decisions' impacts - and the circumstances ...

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Countywide art show draws big crowd

The fifth annual countywide art show held its reception March 15 at the Effingham College and Career Academy, with hundereds of people inspecting the work ...

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Education


A splash of color at Sand Hill Elementary

It was a colorful Saturday morning at Sand Hill Elementary School as kids and adults took part in the Color Run, with a 1K around ...

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Velasquez chosen as 4-H national ambassador

Effingham County 4-H'er Rebecca Velasquez, was selected as a member of the inaugural class and one of only seven National 4-H STEM Youth Ambassadors.

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students to be recognized at ABAC Honors Day

TIFTON-President David Bridges will recognize 722 students who qualified for academic honors during Honors Day ceremonies April 6 at 3 p.m. in Gressette ...

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Buchanan graduates from Rochester Institute of Technology

ROCHESTER, NY-Rebecca Buchanan of Rincon graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall 2015 semester with a degree in business administration-online executive.

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Scott wins Rotary Speech contest

Darius Scott won the Rotary Club speed contest, held Feb. 25 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


The Cat in the Hat out on a limb at The Learning Treehouse

The "Cat in the Hat," Maia Elwell, visited The Learning Treehouse during Dr. Seuss Week to read "The Cat in the Hat" to aspiring readers.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Five Effingham 4-H’ers advance to state Congress

Effingham County 4-H members competed at the Southeast District Project Achievement competition, held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


ECMS team rides to big finishes

The Effingham County Middle School horse evaluation team placed second in the area and fifth in state at the FFA Career Development Event, held at ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech to join Georgia Film Academy

SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College will join the Georgia Film Academy, as one of four locations in the state partnering with the Academy to develop a ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn dean’s list status at GSU

Georgia Southern University recently recognized more than 2,800 students for excellence in academics on the fall 2015 dean's list. To be eligible for ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


School board adopts strategic plan

The Effingham County School System will have a strategic plan in place to guide its mission, after board of education members approved it at their ...

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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