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BoE buys more than 40 acres for future school

The Effingham County School System has purchased 40.68 acres of land on Fort Howard Road, and that land will be used for a future elementary school.

October 10, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Pittsley named to dean’s list at Valdosta State

Joel Philip Pittsley of Springfield has been named to the summer 2008 dean's list at Valdosta State University in Valdosta.

October 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Gauthier earns master’s from Baylor University

Gail Gauthier of Rincon graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, with a master's of health care administration at the school's August commencement exercises.

October 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


SEHS NJROTC kick off new drill season

The South Effingham NJROTC drill team consisting of 43 cadets went to Fort Stewart to kick off their drill season.

October 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Schools boast CRCT scores comparisons

The Effingham County School System continues to hold high rankings compared to other school districts across the state on CRCT scores for first through eighth graders.

September 30, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


GSU has a $748 million economic impact on community

Georgia Southern University had an economic impact of nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars - $748 million - during the 2007-2008 fiscal year.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham BOE recognized for its standards by GSBA

The Effingham County Board of Education has achieved compliance with the Georgia School Boards Association's "Standards for Local Boards of Education" and was recently recognized by the Association.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


System’s ACT, SAT scores dip slightly

There were minor decreases in the systemwide SAT average and ACT average from 2007 to 2008, as test scores at Effingham County High School improved.

September 26, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


ECMS cheerleaders hold uniform drive for those in need

The Effingham County Middle School varsity/competition cheerleaders recently held a uniform drive to collect "gently used" uniforms. The uniforms were given to the school counselors to distribute as needed.

September 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Kessler named to Young Harris dean’s list

Cathy Cox, president of Young Harris College, is pleased to announce that Rebecca Lynn Kessler has been named to the Young Harris College dean's list for the spring semester.

September 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS AFJROTC, HOSA host blood drive

September 19, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


ECMS cheerleaders help out at Pigging Out

The Effingham County Middle School Varsity/Competition Cheerleaders had a great time working at the Habitat for Humanity "Pigging Out For Habitat" on Aug. 23. The girls gave up their Saturday to help with the event.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


STC Peace officer academy launches information sessions

SAVANNAH - The Peace Officer Academy at Savannah Technical College will host two information sessions this month: Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. and Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. Both sessions will be held in room 163 of the Administrative Building at the college's Savannah Campus located at 5717 White Bluff Rd.

September 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


School system to cut budget but not people

The Effingham County Board of Education approved nearly $2.4 million in budget cuts at its meeting Thursday night.

September 16, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Schools to stay in session today

The Effingham County Board of Education does not expect to close schools early this afternoon.

September 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Lein's artwork draws statewide attention

Springfield Elementary School fifth-grader Wyatt Lein, was recently recognized by the Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety and for his winning poster submission to the ...

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn honors at East Georgia

The following students have been named to East Georgia State College's fall semester 2015 dean's honor and dean's merit lists.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Youmans makes dean’s list at Dean College

FRANKLIN, MASS.-Eliza Youmans from Guyton has been named to the dean's list at Dean College for the fall 2015 semester.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Diplomas available for those who didn’t pass GHSGT

On March 30, 2015, Gov. Nathan Deal signed the Emancipation Diploma Bill (HB 91) into law.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Striving Reader grant to help bolster literacy

Four Effingham County schools will be putting plans into action for a $1.4 million grant.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Gnann makes president's list at Georgia College

MILLEDGEVILLE-Hunter Gnann of Springfield has completed courses with exemplary marks and made the president's list for 2015 fall semester at Georgia College in ...

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Ryan wheels in a new Harley for ECCA

Michael Ryan's proficiency in repairing a Harley-Davidson motorcycle earned the Effingham College and Career Academy a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Students set high marks on new Milestones

Effingham County students' scores on the new Milestones tests were welcomed gladly by school system officials.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


ECCA holds winter coat drive

Effingham College and Career Academy students and the FCCLA held a winter coat drive this month, bringing in 1,281 items such as coats, scarves ...

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students named to GCSU fall dean’s list

The following local students completed courses with exemplary marks and made the dean's list for the 2015 fall semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville ...

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Nix receives Georgia Power grant

Owen Nix, a chemistry teacher at Effingham County High School, received the Geprgia Power first-year teacher's grant.

December 16, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Wilkins earns Teacher Leader Scholarship

Jenny Wilkins, a reading recovery teacher at Marlow Elementary School, received a Teacher Leader Scholarship Award.

December 16, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Grad rates soaring

The Effingham County School System's graduation rates are continuing to climb, according to statistics provided to Board of Education members last week - and the ...

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


BoE renews Shearouse’ contract in a split vote

Effingham County Superintendent of Schools Randy Shearouse had his contract renewed for another three years - but this time, the vote was not unanimous.

December 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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