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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.