SAVANNAH-Beginning in January, Savannah Technical College will offer a new technical certificate of credit in the Drafting department.
The new program, CAD Operator, will be offered mostly online and will allow students hands-on training with AutoCAD. It covers basic drafting and
AutoCAD commands as well as all types of fastener drawings (welding symbols, bolts and screws) and auxiliary drawing, which allows the object to be seen in different views.
This preparation will allow the CAD operator to assist architects and/or engineers in visualizing functionality of the design before the manufacturing or building process resulting in greater efficiencies and ...
The University System of Georgia's (USG) fall 2010 enrollment has climbed to 311,442 students, yet another record high. That's an increase of 9,550 students, or 3.2 percent, over the fall 2009 enrollment, which at the time was the record.
USG Chancellor Erroll B. Davis Jr. announced the figures Wednesday, as the system released its 2010 Fall Enrollment Report. The report provides data on enrollment by institution, by gender, by race and ethnicity, and breaks down students by class (freshmen, sophomore, etc.) and in-state/out-of-state.
"Individuals continue to seek out the opportunity that higher education uniquely ...
Georgia Southern University has received approval by the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents to offer baccalaureate degrees in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering with classes set to begin in fall 2011.
"There are defining moments in the life of every major university. The approval to offer engineering degrees at Georgia Southern is definitely one of the most notable in our institution's more than 100-year history," said Brooks Keel, Ph.D., president of Georgia Southern University. "An adequate supply of engineers is critical not only to the goal of fostering a statewide environment that nurtures high-tech industry ...
After a shaky start to fiscal year 2011, the Effingham school system reported promising numbers from tax collections at its Nov. 3 meeting.
Although the September financial report presented at the meeting showed only $307,143 collected, Ron Wilson, finance director of the Effingham school district, told the board that October brought in $800,000 and that the first two days of November were particularly encouraging. Nov. 2 saw $1.276 million collected, and on the morning of the meeting, an additional $1.316 million was collected. Wilson said year-to-date collections were at $4.327 million as of Nov. 3 ...
Effingham County High School Competition Cheerleaders were awarded 2010 Region 2AAAA runner-up at the region cheerleading competition at West Laurens High School on Nov. 6.
First place went to Evans High School, with Ware County placing third and Greenbrier placing fourth. All four teams will advance to the state competition in Columbus.
Team members include: Tori Pippin, Cassidy Henry, Brooke Johnson, Taylor Price, Kyndle Calhoun, Meaghan Crowley, Abi Johnson, Dana Brown, Mandy Roberts, Doneshia Kennedy, Alissa Kelly, Nikki Hamilton, Kendall Claxton, Caitlyn Fears, Kellie Badger, Mallory Ansel, Michelle Pratt, and Mattie Saxon. The team is coached by Katie Ward.
YOUNG HARRIS-Young Harris College student Hannah Cooke, a freshman education major from Springfield, will perform at "An Evening at the U.S.O." featuring the Young Harris College Choir on Friday and Saturday to benefit the YHC Choir's European Tour in May 2011. Cooke is a graduate of Effingham County High School.
This tribute to the 1940s big band era will delight audiences of all ages with costumes, Cokes, popcorn and great music. Familiar favorites include "Beyond the Sea," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "It Don't Mean A Thing," "As Time Goes By" and many more. Veterans are encouraged ...
After a month of deliberation and public comment, the Effingham County Board of Education adopted a seclusion and restraint policy that will limit the already rare use of physical restraint in schools and formalize training for faculty and staff.
"Typically, and thank goodness, we don't have to do this very often," said Cindy Knight, assistant coordinator for exceptional children, speaking on behalf of the school system. "Restraint would be like the very last resort."
Procedures for such incidents have been in place, however, the state Board of Education mandated all school districts to update and pass a policy to ...
Ten of the ECHS FBLA members attended the 2010 Fall Motivational Rally/Competition in Perry.
Students were introduced to the State and Region officers for the 2010/2011 term. Award winners from the National Conference were announced and congratulated. Guest speaker Brian Fiese, author of the book "No Teacher Left Behind," entertained and motivated the students with a speech about "The Secret to Success-Hard Work."
Once the rally was over, all 10 students competed in the following events: Accounting I, Desktop Publishing, Business Procedures, Computer Applications, Future Business Leader, Sports Management, and Entrepreneurship.
The Effingham County High School Air Force Junior ROTC has taken on a new mission this year: care packages for military members overseas.
It started early in the school year when a cadet mentioned the Adopt-A-Soldier program in Savannah to Maj. Danny Burgstiner, an instructor at the school, and it took off from there.
On initial contact the JROTC program was not only able to adopt four soldiers overseas, it turns out of them was one of their own, PFC Robert Purvis, a 2009 graduate of JROTC and ECHS. Purvis is currently serving in Afghanistan.
The Effingham County Board of Education will vote Wednesday on a new policy on restraint or seclusion, which will limit the use of physical restraint and require specialized training for faculty.
Passing the local policy has been mandated from the state Board of Education's July decision to ban seclusion rooms and restrict the use of physical restraint. The state BoE was prompted to act after a 13-year-old Gainesville student hanged himself in 2004. The student, who attended a school for those with emotional and behavioral problems, reportedly was left alone in a seclusion room in his last hours.