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YCLA ready for another year

On Sept. 9, the Effingham YMCA kicked off its second year of its student leadership training initiative called The Christian Leadership Academy. This academy, a seven-month program beginning in September and ending in April, is designed to take 12 high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership done from a Christian perspective.
Those participating in this year's CLA are: Bryce Blewett, Tyler Burress, Kameron Dickerson, Amelia Edenfield, Caitlyn Fears, Morgane Hargrett, Jessi Kicklighter, Colson Lee, Felicia Lunsford, Kailyn Mikulsky, Kiley Ward, Vanessa Williams and Chanelle Wright.
These ...

October 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


No surrender at sleepover

Seventy-five eager fourth-graders fidgeted around the edges of a circle in the grass of their soccer field, as Chico Francisco of the Muskeegee American Indian tribe performed a traditional warriors dance. Alex Schaner explained to the students that Francisco never stepped backwards because they never retreat and never surrender.
The fourth grade classes at Springfield Elementary camped out at the school Friday as a conclusion to their lessons on Native American culture.
Teacher Lauren Locklair said they wanted students to see what it's like to sleep outside, and with help from one of the SES teacher's husband, the ...

October 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


‘Double, double, toil and trouble’ at SEHS

The South Effingham High School Drama Club wanted a challenge to start the year off with the selection of Shakespeare's "Macbeth," and they lived up to it. More than 400 showed up for the club's Thursday, Saturday and Sunday performances. The club special ordered costumes, which gave the play an authenticity. Standout performances came from the lead roles of Macbeth, by Colton Williams, and Lady Macbeth, Casey Moran, and Macduff, by Jordon Bala.
Above left and right, Williams (Macbeth) convincingly loses his mind as the apparition of Banquo, played by Dylan Grace, appears, as Lady MacBeth tells the ...

October 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Revvin’ up for a cause

South Effingham High School volleyball team's annual car show, a breast cancer fundraiser, was held Saturday Oct. 2.

October 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Jackson Tribute Week is off the wall at SEHS

The South Effingham High School Media Center held its second annual "Michael Jackson Tribute and Trivia Week" during the first week of September.
The week-long event featured staff dressed in Michael Jackson costumes, the playing of hit songs by the artist, "white glove" decorating, a daily trivia question about the singer's life for students to answer, celebrity biography books and magazines for check-out, and a drawing for prizes at the week's end. High school students and Pre-K students participated.
Winners from the daily trivia questions were: Monday-senior Jenny Spikes, Tuesday-senior Josey Jimenez, Wednesday-freshman Haleigh Helmly, Thursday-junior Aliyah Owens ...

October 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


SEMS’ Gordon places second in area FFA floral design competition

The South Effingham Middle School seventh grader Tiana Gordon placed second in the Area 4 FFA floral design competition.
For the competition, which was held Sept. 14 in Swainsboro, students were given one hour to complete a three flower bud vase and a boutonniere using fresh flowers. Gordon impressed the judges with her creativity and attention to detail.
She will travel to the state floral design competition at the FFA camp in Covington in March.

October 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Schools putting stimulus money to work

The Effingham County School System has long realized the need for employability training for students with disabilities and jumped at the chance to use stimulus funding to expand the transition program by hiring two full-time transition facilitators to serve both high schools and all three middle schools.
The transition facilitators have worked tirelessly to start up a community-based vocational instruction program that is now in its second year. The program provides the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to get on-the-job training at local businesses.
"It has provided a unique opportunity for the school system to work hand-in-hand with local businesses ...

October 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS wins grand champion

The Effingham County Competition Cheerleaders won first place in Class AAAA and Grand Champion out of 21 teams at the Gamecock Challenge at Eagle Creek on Oct. 2.
Earlier competitions this year include first place at Raider Rumble in West Laurens, second place at Cotton Cheer Classic in Jeff Davis, and second place at the Coastal Cheer Classic in Richmond Hill.
The ECHS junior varsity also won first place in their division at the Gamecock Challenge.

October 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


SEHS takes Cheer Classic

South Effingham High School Mustang cheerleaders won first place in the Class AAAA division of the Coastal Cheer Classic held at Richmond Hill High School on Sept. 25.
Effingham County High School placed second and Richmond Hill High School came in third.
Also, Mustang cheerleader Megan Brown, won the jump-off portion of the competition.

October 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


ECMS homecoming queen

Effingham County Middle School crowned its 2010-11 Homecoming Queen and her court on Sept. 22.Chelsea Kirby.
The ECMS Panthers won the game against the EMS Eagles.

September 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


ECS’ Johnny Appleseed Day

Effingham Christian School celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day on Sept. 24 by planting trees around the campus playground. Students and teachers commemorated the day by dressing in overalls, flannel shirts, and straw hats. Johnny Appleseed was a folk hero born in 1774, just before the start of the American Revolution. He was deliberate in planting orchards to give farmers a livelihood and to provide food for their communities. Students learned about the importance of working together to accomplish a common goal to improve our environment through agriculture.
Effingham Christian School is located on Goshen Road off Highway 21. To learn more ...

September 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


STC Foundation awards scholarships for 2010-11

SAVANNAH-Twenty-one Savannah Technical College students were awarded privately funded scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year, which began Wednesday. The scholarships represent gifts made by individuals and organizations to the Savannah Technical College Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that raises money to support students, workforce development projects and training activities at Savannah Technical College.
"Our scholarship committee worked diligently to review the more than 85 applications they received this year," said Melinda Laager, executive director of the STC Foundation. The scholarship committee includes faculty and staff members along with Foundation Board and Community Council members.
This year's winners ...

September 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


See video of the combined SEHS/ECHS bands

September 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Land purchase to help growing GSU expand

A planned expansion of recreation offerings for a growing student enrollment is under way at Georgia Southern University following the purchase of 167 acres by the Georgia Southern University Housing Foundation, a non-profit corporation established to acquire and develop real estate.
The land, located adjacent to the Meadow Lakes subdivision in Statesboro, will allow the University to provide additional activities such as a walking/cross country course, golf and one of the areas' only disc golf courses.
Plans also include using the facility for a variety of academic purposes including teaching classes at the complex.
"With a student enrollment of ...

September 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


SEMS Y-Clubbers hit the road for district event

Twenty-one students from South Effingham Middle School Y-Club attended the Southeast District Rally on Sept. 11. The students met with other "Y" Club members from surrounding areas.
The rally, held at Telfair County High School in McRae, was sponsored by the State YMCA of Georgia. Students from schools all over the District took part in the event.
Students participated in workshops on leadership, brainstorming, and enthusiasm. They also took part in fun filled assemblies giving them the enthusiasm to start their Club year off right.
"Y" Clubs in our schools focus on character education, leadership development, and service to others ...

September 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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Schools get high marks in CCRPI

Effingham County schools got a four-star rating from the state Department of Education on how well they spend money, and 11 schools got four stars ...

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Local teachers take part in Georgia-Pacific programs

Three teachers from Effingham County schools were recently selected to spend part of their summer engaging in programs designed to help them bring academic subjects ...

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Heritage FCU hands out scholarships

Georgia Heritage FCU announced college scholarship award winners for 2016. Bethany Dyals, daughter of Christopher and Janna Dyals of Guyton, and Raquel Hazzard, daughter of ...

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


It was a ‘paw-ty’ for Reading Recovery end-of-year celebration

This year, the Reading Recovery teachers from Effingham County wanted to celebrate the success of the program and the students who are a part of ...

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Hebert takes the helm at GSU

Jaimie Hebert, Ph.D., assumed his position as Georgia Southern University's 13th president Friday.

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Education


Boyd makes CSU spring dean’s list

CHARLESTON, S.C.-Charleston Southern University has named Brittany Boyd of Bloomingdale to the dean's list for the spring 2016 semester. Boyd is a ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Education


Health Department to hold two back-to-school immunization clinics

The Effingham County Health Department will host back-to-school immunization clinics July 21 and Aug. 2, from 8 a.m.-7 p.m., at the health ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Education


Effingham students earn dean’s list honors at Georgia Southern

STATESBORO-Georgia Southern University recently recognized nearly 2,600 students for excellence in academics on the 2016 spring semester dean's list.

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Education


Effingham 4-H adds Cloverbud Clubhouse

Meet the newest addition to the Effingham County 4-H program, the Cloverbud Clubhouse. The Cloverbud Clubhouse meets at the Effingham County Extension office on a ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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