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Third graders top national test score average

Effingham County third grade students remain slightly above the national average, and eighth grade students are at the national average, according to the scores from the fall Iowa Test of Basic Skills.

January 12, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


STC hires new cosmetology head

SAVANNAH - The Business and Services Division at Savannah Technical College welcomes new department head and instructor for cosmetology, Kimberly Cutter.

January 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Schools on target with kids’ shots

The Coastal Health District recognized several Effingham County schools for their immunization audit, and nursing coordinator Marsha Cornell was presented an award at the Board of Education meeting Wednesday.

January 08, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Ebenezer Middle School teacher in need of bone marrow transplant

Can one person make a difference? Absolutely!

January 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


South Effingham High School’s boxed Christmas a great success

During the months of November and December, various clubs from South Effingham High School participated in a boxed Christmas for children within Effingham County.

January 08, 2009 | Alyssa Weber Special to the Effingham Herald | Education


Pre-K students learn to paint gourds from local artist

January 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Gifts around the world

Students from Effingham Christian School brought in gifts to pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

January 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Horseshoe’s good fortune

The Horseshoe Thrift Store opened Monday at South Effingham High School, with proceeds going to the special ed department at SEHS. The funds will be used toward field trips and other programs for the students.

January 02, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Schools to take look at bolstering writing test scores

The number of students who passed the high school writing test dropped slightly in the fall, but the mean scores of students taking the test for the first time increased.

January 02, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


SEHS student finds the right mix for school and work

Graduating from high school is one of life's first big milestones for many young people. Another one is deciding what career to pursue and/or how to make a living.

December 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS students collect ‘Dimes for Down Syndrome’

The Effingham County High School Calculus/Physics Club has concluded their annual "Dimes for Down Syndrome" campaign.

December 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Sand Hill Elementary celebrates Children’s Book Week

Students at Sand Hill Elementary celebrated their love of books during their week long celebration of Children's Book Week.

December 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Author signs contract with national publication

Tuxedo Cat Productions, Inc., and founder, publisher, author and producer Mary Jane McKittrick recently signed a contract deal with Kidsville News, Inc., publishers of the fastest growing, nationally known family-fun newspaper, to write a monthly feature of her increasingly popular "Boomer and Halley" Little Lessons, Big Results series. In addition, McKittrick also will be the featured author for the January 2009 issue of the newspaper.

December 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Pre-K students enjoy the holiday season

Miss Jennifer and Mrs. Emily's Pre-K class at the Central Learning Center enjoyed their Christmas celebrations.

December 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


School board gives Shearouse a 3-year extension

The Effingham County Board of Education extended Superintendent Randy Shearouse's contract for three years on Wednesday.

December 26, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Education


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