While Sand Hill Elementary's instructional supervisor Brigid Nesmith became a teacher so she could teach students about the solar system, her sister Cathy Bahm became an aerospace engineer so she could build the rockets and space shuttles that help humans explore the solar system.
The pre-k classes at Central Learning Center enjoyed various activities during National Children's Book Week, Nov. 16-20. Each class adopted a favorite book, decorated doors to depict the theme of the books, and enjoyed other fun activities that explored each book's story.
Students and staff of Sand Hill Elementary recognized the service of military veterans at a Nov. 10 program. The program included music from the chorus, a color guard from the 165th Airlift Wing, a guest speaker, and recognition of those veterans who were able to attend. The guest speaker for the program was Col. Jesse Simmons. Simmons is the commander of the 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard.
Mark Blankenship Jr. of Rincon was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Blankenship was initiated at Georgia Southern University.
From liquid nitrogen used to make dipping dots to flying simulated aircraft to shaking to make butter to baby alligators to the potato gun, the annual Effingham County Middle School math and science night had plenty from which to choose and learn.