Effingham County Middle School has "beefed up the biographies" in its media center thanks to a recent Kroger/Colgate grant for $2,500. According to media specialist Kacy Tedder who wrote the grant application, only one school per state receives the grant each year, so it is quite an honor for ECMS to be chosen. To qualify for the grant, schools must be recognized as a "school in need."
Trent Moore graduated Dec. 15 with highest honor from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.
South Effingham Middle School eighth grade Roadrunners team held its second nine-week team awards on Dec. 19, honoring those students with perfect attendance, the highest average in each academic subject, highest AR points this nine-weeks, and those who met their AR goals. The team also gave out two most improved awards, citizenship award and principal's award.
South Effingham Middle School celebrated its 2007-2008 homecoming on Dec. 12 during their last home basketball game. Students were invited to stay after school for the basketball games against Screven County Middle School and a homecoming dance after the games. Both the girls and boys teams defeated Screven County. The girls won 30-25 and and the boys won 39-38.
Employees of the Effingham County School System pledged a record amount of $40,000 to the 2007 United Way Campaign. For the second consecutive year, Sand Hill Elementary was presented with the Caring Cup Award in recognition for pledging more than any other school in the system.
In 1989, the year the current building was opened, Yvonne Arnsdorff began teaching at Effingham County High School.
The Effingham County Board of Education heard a proposal for new graduation requirements that would begin with the students entering ninth grade in the fall.
The Effingham campus of Savannah Technical College had its ribbon cutting Thursday.
Georgia Southern University students from the area have been named to the President's and Dean's lists for the fall term.
Happy Days Pre-School held crazy hat day last month where children and their parents designed their own hats for the event. As a part of the day's festivities, they had a parade and time for photos.
After months of hard work to prove their commitment to the health of students, South Effingham Middle School has won a Dance, Dance Revolution kit valued at $4,500.
The Effingham County High School Show Chorus held a dinner theatre Friday and Saturday night. Students served dinner to and performed for those in attendance.
The following area students are candidates for degrees from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro for the fall 2007 term:
The high school transition class at Effingham County High School hosted senior import specialist Scott Huntley to speak with the students. Huntley works with Customs and Border Protection at the Customs House on Bay Street in Savannah.
Sgt. Ramsey Mannon of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office visited Effingham County High School to speak with the high school transition classes.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) reminds students interested in receiving a congressional nomination to one of the U.S. military academies that they must submit their completed applications to his office no later than Oct. 1.