Effingham County schools are making tracks on the path to better student health as they promote the American Diabetes Association's 'School Walk for Diabetes' this fall. On Saturday the Effingham school nurses and health staff will hold the 2nd annual 'Laps Around the Lake' fund-raiser at Baker Pond in Springfield.
Scholars: first grade - Autumn Asbill, Braden McGrath, Thaniel Scott, Luca D'Angelo, Samantha Watkins; second grade - Shae Gillespie, Brittney Johnson, Johnny Moses, Lincoln Harley, Zachary Barbour; third grade - Ethan Radcliffe, Adam Akins, Matt Hagan, Nick Parker, Jordan Lancaster, Diana Richtman; fourth grade - Marshall Stone, Russell Knox, Christopher Harper, Ben Elmore; fifth grade - Slade Johnson, Jake Elliott, Ryan Nease, Taylor Gilder, Sam Valleroy.
On Oct. 5 SEHS Senior FFA officers assisted the Treutlen boys home charity golf tournament to help raise money for the operations of the Treutlen House. The golf tournament was a huge success and a great way to help those in need.
Although there are no known cases of MRSA in Effingham County at this time, the goal is to practice preventive measures and keep everyone informed.
Two Effingham County schools have been recognized by the state of Georgia under the state's Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS), which is mandated by law under No Child Left Behind. Both schools will receive banners and a commendation from Gov. Sonny Perdue.
The annual ECHS Rebel Regiment marching band haunted house is being held at the Effingham County Recreation Department.
South Effingham High School hosted the Georgia PROBE Fair on Oct. 25 with 44 post-secondary institutions represented.
SAVANNAH - For the first time in its history, Savannah Technical College enrollment has topped 4,000 students, according to the first official accounting for fall quarter 2007 (DTAE seven-day report) which reports enrollment at the state's 33 technical colleges. With a total of 4,086 students enrolled, only Chattahoochee, Central Georgia, Augusta and Gwinnett technical colleges are larger.
By the Governor of the state of Georgia
Marlow Elementary students who met their accelerated reader goal for the first nine weeks were treated to a dog show Thursday.
On Oct. 9, South Effingham Middle School eighth grade Roadrunners team had an awards ceremony giving medals to those students who had the highest averages in each academic subject each period. They also awarded a citizenship award, principal's award and top AR points. Students with perfect attendance for the nine weeks were given certificates and all students meeting the AR goal were given certificates.
Jayne Rhode, 2004 graduate and class valedictorian of South Effingham High School, has recently earned top honors at West Point Military Academy. Cadet Rhode, daughter of John and Mary Rhode who now reside in New York, received the Superintendent's Award for Excellence, the Distinguished Cadet Award as well as the top physical fitness award for a female in her class.
Four students from Blandford Elementary School were honored recently at the Georgia Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon in Atlanta.
Hank Miles and Casie Wilson are the recipients of the Effingham Community Orchestra's fourth annual academic scholarships.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students during its 247th commencement exercises.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was one of three states chosen to receive a $1 million grant to lead an education initiative, Guided Pathways to Success (GPS), focused on making college more affordable, boosting college completion and saving taxpayers millions. The grant is funded by the Lumina Foundation in partnership with Complete College America.
Boosted by a substantial increase in economics scores, Effingham County's high school students fared better than the state averages in every subject of Georgia's end of course test this spring.
Beth Helmly is another step closer to serving on the Effingham County Board of Education.
David Lariscy enlisted in the Army National Guard while he was still in high school, and he plans to continue serving in the military while pursuing careers in engineering and education.
Members of the Rotary Club of Effingham County honored the winners of the club's scholarships at their meeting Thursday.
F. Lamar Allen, the Effingham County Board of Education's District 3 representative and chairman, was recently elected to serve as a district director for the Georgia School Boards Association.
Four local students named to Mercer dean's list