The General Assembly requires that all public school systems in Georgia have school councils in place for the purposes of bringing communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process.
MACON/ATLANTA - The following students from Effingham County were named to the President's or Dean's List of their college or school at Mercer University for the spring 2009 semester. Inclusion on these lists requires students to meet rigorous grade-point-average standards specific to their school within the University.
Kelsi Willis was the recipient of the Jack Mullis Award, which is presented to the top vocalist at Effingham County High School every year. This award is named after Jack Mullis, who is responsible for creating the choral program at Effingham County High School and Effingham County Middle School. Mullis spent nearly 30 years teaching choral music to Effingham County students.
STATESBORO - More than 20,000 family and friends were in attendance as Georgia Southern University presented degrees to one of its largest-ever graduating classes at Spring Commencement at Allen E. Paulson Stadium on May 9.
The engineering science community is invited to attend the "Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Review: A Refresher Course" on Saturdays, Aug. 22-Oct. 3 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Georgia Southern University's College of Science and Technology Building.
Around 250 youth and adults will gather at the Crown Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta to compete with the best of the best at the 67th annual 4-H State Congress, and Effingham County's own Ben Snooks will be among them. State Congress is the crown jewel of Georgia 4-H's Project Achievement competitions.
Since the economic downturn in 2008, the Effingham County School System periodically has asked the state for waivers to the guidelines on how its money can be spent and how many students its classes can have.
Armstrong State University's College of Education will host "It's All About M.E." (master of education), a graduate education fair for those interested in earning a master's education degree in one year.