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Cub Scout Pack 295 is growing

Rick Seagroves, Cubmaster of Pack 295 presided over a full house at a meeting of Cub Scouts. More than 100 people were packed inside the clubhouse at Camp K.T. Wallace outside of Guyton as parents and scouts prepared for another year of scouting. There were 33 new cubs signed up at the last meeting. "With the number of boys signing up, we're going to be needing some new leaders to step up and help," Seagroves said. At the last meeting, several scouts received patches and other awards they earned over the summer and after getting assigned to dens ...

September 28, 2009 | Rick Lott | Education


School board honors master rider and master teachers

The Effingham County Board of Education recognized a South Effingham High School student and master teachers at its meeting last Thursday.

September 25, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


EMS homecoming court

Ebenezer Middle School held its homecoming on Wednesday afternoon where this year's queen, Alexx Hulsey was crowned.

September 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


STC, USCB team for hospitality management programs transition

SAVANNAH - Officials from Savannah Technical College (STC) and the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) have inked an agreement allowing students who complete the diploma program in hotel, restaurant and tourism management at STC to transition directly into the bachelor's degree program in hospitality management at USCB.

September 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


STC Liberty to offer CDL training

SAVANNAH - Top officials from Liberty County and Savannah Technical College announced the arrival of commercial truck driving instruction for Liberty County. STC will provide the CDL program in a soon-to-be-constructed classroom at the old airport site on space made available to the college by the Liberty County Commission.

September 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Teacher accused of abuse waits to learn fate

An Effingham County teacher accused of abusing her special education students will have to wait several weeks to learn if she can continue to teach.

September 24, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Rincon artist named state finalist in ‘River of Words’ art competition

Jayde Haas from Ebenezer Middle School is a state winner in the River of Words competition for her piece "Rain."

September 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Girl Scouts honor local soldiers

Girl Scout Troop 30358 of Rincon made yellow ribbons in honor of the Alpha Battery soldiers. New Life Florist in Rincon donated all of the materials and taught the girls how to make the ribbons.

September 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Schaffer selected to receive alumni scholarship

ATHENS - Jennifer Christine Schaffer has been selected to receive the East Georgia CAES Alumni Chapter Scholarship awarded by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for the 2009-10 academic year. Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences awards scholarships to students totaling more than $100,000.

September 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Edwards wins area FFA event

Effingham County High School Future Farmers of America member Jesse Edwards recently placed first in the Area IV FFA Agricultural Tractor and Machinery Safety, Operations and Maintenance Career Development Event. The event was held at Metter High School on Sept. 8.

September 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Pre-k learn about snakes

Effingham County High School pre-kindergarten students learned about snakes from Gary and Jessica Hodges. The Hodges brought their pet snakes to their son David's pre-k classroom to teach the students about snakes.

September 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Remembering 9/11

ECHS Chorale Director Wes Perkins led the RebelAires Chorale as they sang the national anthem to begin the school day on Friday in remembrance of the national tragedy of 9/11. Perkins chose the upper classmen for this tribute out of his 30-member group. The entire student body was led in the pledge to the flag, followed by a moment of silent reflection.

September 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Volunteers promote literacy

September 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


SSU receives $2 million NSF award

SAVANNAH - Savannah State University has received a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program for the Minority Access for Graduate Education and Careers (MAGEC) in STEM Program Plus: Strengthening/Sustaining the Culture of Excellence for STEM education.

September 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


ACT scores on the rise, SAT scores stable

Effingham County students are scoring better on the ACT and their SAT scores have remained stable, according to schools curriculum coordinator Judith Shuman.

September 10, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


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Blankenship initiated into Phi Kappa Phi

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.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


South Effingham’s Sapp takes first place at state FFA convention

MACON- Caroline Sapp of South Effingham placed first in the goat production proficiency competition at the 87th Georgia FFA state convention, held at the Macon Centreplex.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


School board chooses IE2 governance model

The Effingham County Board of Education has chosen the IE2 model for its system of governance, following a unanimous vote at its May 6 meeting.

May 19, 2015 | Patrick Donahue | Education


School lunch prices going up by 15 cents

School lunch prices are going up next year and could be increasing over the next several years.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


ECMS holds math and science night

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.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Education


A fond farewell to school system’s retirees

Nearly 500 years of experience in education were celebrated during the Effingham County School System's annual retirement ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Rincon Elementary celebrates May Day

Rincon Elementary School staged its 32nd annual May Day celebration, with each grade level performing a dance and the May Queen and her court being crowned.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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