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Marlow Elementary goes pink to fight breast cancer

On Oct. 25, Marlow Elementary participated in a "Pink Out" to raise awareness for breast cancer. The staff members were encouraged to wear jeans along with pink shirts to signify their support for three staff members who have battled breast cancer, along with 39 others whose lives have been affected by the disease.

October 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

SEHS FFA team advances to state

October 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

EMS cheerleaders tops at meet

The Ebenezer Middle School cheerleaders won first place in the Coastal Division of the 12th Annual Sweet Onion Cheer Classic at Vidalia High School on Oct. 23. In addition to the first place win, the team won the grand champion title by scoring higher than any middle school team in the competition.

October 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

BoE to dip into its TAN funds

The Effingham County Board of Education will be dipping into its Tax Anticipation Notice to make ends meet through November after sluggish tax collections.
At the Oct. 21 school board meeting, Superintendent Randy Shearouse walked board members through recent developments in the budget that lead them to withdraw $3.5 million from the $5 million TAN loan approved in early January.
"There are some things you probably could've done maybe to avoid it," said Shearouse, "but you'd have to hold off on doing some things that we really need to do."
For the complete story, see Tuesday's ...

October 25, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education

Two dozen earn AP Scholar status

Twelve students from South Effingham High School and 12 students from Effingham County High School have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) Exams. The exams were taken in May after completing the challenging college-level courses.
The following AP Scholars are seniors this year at SEHS: Andrew Faircloth, Robert McLaughlin and Austin Freeman (AP Scholar with Honor). The AP Scholars from SEHS who graduated last spring are: Alexis Fuhrman, Rachel Gadomski, William Hatcher, Amanda Hein, Audry Hyde, Sarah Mobley,
Melanie Richtman, David Stapleton and ...

October 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

FBLA goes to Motivational Rally

On Oct. 14, 14 members and two advisors from South Effingham High School Future Business Leaders of America attended the Motivational Rally and State Fair in Perry.

October 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Mercer University inducts two locals into honor society

MACON-The following area students were recently inducted into the Mercer University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, a first-year student honor society.
Sophomore Rebecca Callaway, of Rincon. Callaway is a student in the university's College of Liberal Arts.
Sophomore Ashlie Rubrecht, of Springfield. Rubrecht is a student in the university's College of Liberal Arts.
Phi Eta Sigma invites students of good character who have maintained a grade point average of at least 3.5 during one of the first two semesters of their first year to join the organization. Inductees receive a pin in the ...

October 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

School bus safety contest winners

October is School Bus Safety Month and, in recognition of this, elementary school students participated in a bus safety poster contest. Those pictured were selected as local winners in their grade category and their posters will now advance to the state level competition.
1st place, Emma Hammock, first grade, Sand Hill Elementary
2nd place, Piper Doten, first grade, South Effingham Elementary (not pictured)
3rd place, Summer Thomas, second grade, Rincon Elementary
1st place, Caitlyn Hammock, third grade, Sand Hill Elementary
2nd place, Sarah Jones, fifth grade, South Effingham Elementary
3rd place, Emilie McCumbers, fifth grade, Rincon Elementary

October 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

ECHS takes fourth at SkillsUSA

Members of Effingham County High School's SkillsUSA chapter competed and took home several prizes and an overall fourth place ranking at the first SkillsUSA Champions Rally at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. Close to 900 members and advisors from 50 schools across Georgia joined together in Reaves Arena for a day of motivation and competition.
Christina Hillman, a senior at ECHS, represented Effingham County as the SkillsUSA state president. The keynote speaker was Keith Brown, who did an exceptional job capturing the audience's attention and including many members of the audience in his presentation.
Cash prize premiums ...

October 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

ECHS to host annual PROBE Fair

The annual PROBE College Fair will be held at Effingham County High School on Oct. 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the ECHS lunchroom. ECHS and South
Effingham High School juniors and seniors, along with their parents, are invited to attend and explore their many options for post-secondary education.
College representatives will be available to discuss specific admission requirements, scholarships, campus life, financial aid, housing, etc. Contact your high school counselor's office for more information.

October 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

STC to hold info session for commercial truck driving

SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College will host two information sessions for those interested in becoming commercial truck drivers today at 2 and 6 p.m. in Room 148 at the Liberty Campus, 100 Technology Drive in Hinesville.
The session will include admission and financial aid information, entry testing and give prospective students an opportunity to have their questions answered in advance of class beginning Oct. 25. To begin the admission process, students need to bring a photo ID. There is a $20 application fee.
The CDL program is covered by the HOPE grant for eligible students.
"Students who enroll for this ...

October 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Jeans Day at SES

Faculty and staff at Springfield Elementary School hosted a jeans day in order to raise money for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer awareness fund. The school was able to raise over $500 to support the cause.

October 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

SEMS takes second

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheerleaders placed second out of eight teams in the 2010 Falcon Frenzy, hosted by East Laurens on Oct. 9.

October 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Discovering Columbus Day

Blandford Elementary kindergarten classes celebrated Columbus Day with many fun events.
Students brought in boats made at home for a school wide boat parade. Classes also held Ivory Soap boat races and enjoyed Coke floats.
Hunter Street of Ms. Rahn's class was the winner of the grade level boat races.

October 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Schools to hold flu vaccine clinics

For the second consecutive year, the Effingham County Board of Education and the Effingham County Health Department are partnering to bring flu vaccine to students in grades Pre-k through 12. The CDC has requested school vaccine clinics at each school for students in order to increase participation and protection.
Parental permission forms for student vaccine, as well as a cover letter from Dr. Skelton, medical director of Chatham-Effingham County Health Departments, are being sent home with students. Permission forms are due back to the school nurse by Oct. 20. Flu clinics will begin the first week of November.
The flu ...

October 14, 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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