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Online learning growing at STC

SAVANNAH-With the start of the 2010 summer quarter this week, students taking online classes at Savannah Technical College will notice a few changes, including a new Internet address for the online courses, easier to view announcements and new rules for testing.
"The news and announcements should help us improve communication with our online students," said distance education specialist Sherry Heidkamp, who coordinates the college's online programs.
The number of online courses offered has topped 100, up from 68 two years ago. At the same time, the number of credit hours earned online has nearly doubled from 6,325 ...

July 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Young Farmers selected as state’s best

LEXINGTON, Ky.-Effingham County Young Farmers Program in Springfield has been selected as the 2010 Georgia Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education Program. Dr. Freddie C. Waltz serves as instructor for the program.
This award, given by the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE), recognizes the nation's most successful agricultural education programs by highlighting the local programs and teachers that achieve success. Winners are educators who have developed an outstanding agricultural education program at either the postsecondary or adult education level. Applicants are judged on a variety of criteria, including teaching philosophy, effective classroom and experiential instruction, development of partnerships ...

July 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


AASU honors Pace

Ethan Pace of Clyo has been named a Presidential Scholar at Armstrong Atlantic State University.
To earn that distinction, AASU students must maintain a 4.0 grade point average during two consecutive semesters in the same academic year while carrying a minimum of nine credit hours each semester.
Pace met those requirements for the fall 2009 and spring 2010 semesters.

July 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Kaiser graduates from Berea College

Springfield resident Nicholas Kaiser was among the 191 students who received degrees from Berea College at Commencement ceremonies May 23.
Berea is a non-denominational, comprehensive college that offers Bachelors degrees in 32 majors, including arts and sciences and select professional programs as well as independent and student designed majors. Every student receives a tuition scholarship and works at least 10 hours a week to pay living expenses.

July 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Hillman, Polk each take 8th at SkillsUSA

In March, at the Georgia SkillsUSA State Skills and Leadership Conference, ECHS junior Christina Hillman won first place in Graphic Communications and won a seat as a state officer. Hillman, now a senior and the daughter of Russ and Linda Hillman of Springfield, attended an officer training camp in May where, after a few days of training, Georgia's officer slate team voted and elected Hillman the 2010-11 state SkillsUSA president.
Hillman attended the National SkillsUSA Conference in Kansas City, Mo., from June 21-25, where, in addition to representing Georgia as its state president, she placed eighth in the nation ...

July 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Mock qualifies for BoE

Mose Mock was the lone entrant into the non-partisan races Monday.
Mock, a retired educator, is running for the Effingham County Board of Education 4th District seat, currently held by James Dasher. Qualifying for
the non-partisan races runs through Friday at noon.
Also up for election this year is the District 1 seat, held by Eddie Tomberlin.
Early and advance voting in the general primary will continue through July 16 at the elections and registrations office. The office is at 284 Highway 119 South in Springfield.
Voting can take place between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

June 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


School board gives OK to FY11 budget

The Effingham County Board of Education approved the county's proposed mill rate at 15.33 and a balanced budget for fiscal year 2011 at its meeting Thursday night.
The central office spent an entire year analyzing every area to realize savings and hedge against state and federal cuts, and the BoE approved the $81,187,988 expected revenue with expenditures estimated at $81,184,952. This is approximately a $5 million drop from the original FY10 budget.
Superintendent Randy Shearouse explained to the board where the revenues have changed over the past two years and where state funds had ...

June 28, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Christensen to attend West Point seminar

Micah Christensen of Guyton, a junior at South Effingham High School, was selected to be among 1,100 attendees at West Point's prestigious Summer Leaders Seminar.
More than 4,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLS, which offers outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to experience life at West Point, the
"Best College in the Country," according to Forbes Magazine. SLS attendees live in the cadet barracks, eat in the Cadet Mess and participate in academic, leadership, athletic and military workshops. The one-week seminars are designed to help juniors with their college-selection process while giving them an idea of the ...

June 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


GSU announces spring dean's list

Georgia Southern University recently recognized 2,145 students for excellence in academics on the 2010 spring semester Dean's List. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. The following students from Effingham County earned Dean's List honors:

June 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Mercer confers degrees on Effingham Co. residents

The following local students graduated from Mercer University on May 15 during the university's Macon commencement. Mercer President William D. Underwood conferred the degree at the ceremony, which was the university's largest.

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Reisner earns Associate’s from Excelsior

Timothy D. Reisner, a resident of Rincon, has earned an Associate in Applied Science, Technical Studies from Excelsior College.

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Two locals graduate from Emory

The following received a degree from Emory University in Atlanta at its 165th commencement ceremony on May 10.

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Randall earns degree from Samford

Erin E. Randall of Rincon received a doctor of pharmacy from Samford University during 2010 commencement exercises.

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Middle and high school honor rolls

Ebenezer Middle School
6th grade
Candice Alapati, Robert Allen, Mallory Ambrose, Mary Anthony, Avery Beacham, Courtney Beasley, Claire Bergner, Nicholas Bidwell, Loren Billeiter, Benjamin Brennan, Nicholas Brown, Adam Bryant, Devony Calaway, Jacalyn Carper, Taylor Close, Haley Coulter, Addison Cowart, Daniel Cribbs, Scott Cribbs, Danielle Criswell, Josey Denney, Chelsea Eddy, Ian Edmonds, Daniel Estes, Ryley Flathman, Arianna Fournier, Marena Frasher, Sheldon Froehlich, Jonah Frost, Jalin Garvin, Caleb Gonsalves, Parker Gordy, Erin Goudeau, Ethan Granstrom, Symone Graybill, Mary Greer, Elisabeth Habersham, Kayla Hancock, Layton Harrell, Aaron Harrison, Zane Harrison, Rachel Hartmann, Sarah Hartmann, Sarah Heyman, Casey Hoyler, Nolan Hubbard, Christopher Hucks, Madison ...

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Georgia Southwestern announces spring honors

Kristin G. Pair was named to the dean's list at Georgia Southwestern University in Americus for the spring 2010 semester.
To make dean's list, students must take at least 15 hours of courses and earn a grade point average of 3.5.
Suzanne S. Fenter was named to the academic achievement list at Georgia Southwestern for the spring semester. To earn that honor, students previously must have earned 15 hours at GSW, be enrolled in three to 14 hours of courses and earn a grade point average of 3.5.

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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Schools open to more than 11,000 students

The Effingham County School System welcomed 11,255 students through the doors on the first day of school Thursday, not counting the number of children ...

August 04, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Back-to-school blowout packs 'em in

The annual back-to-school blowout drew another big crowd to the Effingham County High School gym, as students and parents picked up school supplies, infor

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Cool treats for a good cause at The Learning Treehouse

Summer campers at The Learning Treehouse hosted an Alex's Lemonade Stand to raise money for childhood cancer research. Campers, in grades kindergarten through fifth ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education


FCCLA members shine with gold at STAR events

Two students from Effingham College and Career Academy (ECCA) FCCLA and one student from South Effingham County High School (SEHS) FCCLA joined more than 8 ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Proposed school calendars available online for review and comment

The Effingham County Board of Education has the proposed 2017-18 and 2018-19 school year calendars available for public comment. The comment period runs through Aug ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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