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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


Staying safe online with steps to prevent cyberbullying

If you're like most teenagers, you spend a lot of time on a cell phone or instant messenger chatting with friends and uploading photos, videos and music to Web sites. You may have online friends whom you've never met in person, with whom you play games and exchange messages.

September 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Board makes investment in new elementary art program

If a picture is worth a thousand words, just imagine the value of an art education program.

September 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Stepping up to the challenge at SEHS

South Effingham High School has seen its Advanced Placement courses increase by more than 200 percent in the last five years.

September 12, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


South Effingham NJROTC cadets are off to a good start

Cadets from South Effingham High School's NJROTC performed numerous community service projects at the YMCA in Rincon on Aug. 9.

September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


State BOE recognizes SEES media program

South Effingham Elementary Principal Cheryl Christain had a hard time at first finding the words to adequately describe the impact that her media specialist, Peggy Helmly, has on her students and her school's environment.

September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Retired educators award scholarships

September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Showtime for the Rebel Regiment

The Effingham County High School Marching Rebel Regiment tuned up for a season of performances with a rehearsal Saturday evening at ECHS. The season of halftime shows begins Aug. 29 at Burke County as the Rebels travel to Waynesboro to take on the Bears, and the first home show of the season will be Sept. 12 against Liberty County.

September 09, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Emily Rodgers begins term as an area FFA officer

COVINGTON-Emily Rodgers, a member of the Effingham County High School FFA chapter, began her term as the Area 4 Secretary on Aug. 8-9, when the Georgia FFA area officers met for the Area Officer Training Conference.

September 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Yarbrough receives leadership award

September 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


STC announces new executive director of information technology

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College proudly announces Jason Williams as the college's new executive director of information technology.

September 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


System expects schools to make AYP

The Effingham County School System projects all schools will be shown to make adequate yearly progress when the recalculations are released in September.

September 02, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


School system CRCT retests a success

Summer CRCT retest scores show improvement for Effingham County students who did not meet standards in the spring.

September 02, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


New School Council members to be elected in August

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.

August 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Already a busy week for board, schools

Vickie Decker was sworn in as a member of the Effingham County Board of Education Wednesday. Decker is filling the seat vacated by Vera Jones, former chairperson, who resigned last month after moving out of District 5.

August 29, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Mock trial provides a real learning experience

The judge issued his sentence of the defendant, much to the delight of the gallery - full of Effingham County Middle School sixth-graders.

January 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | 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


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