Effingham County's high school graduation rate is higher than the state average according to the final graduation rates released by the state Department of Education.
The 12th annual Celebrate AASU Day will take place Wednesday.
Students in Effingham County High School's Calculus and Physics Club will spend the month of October raising money for the Low County Down's Syndrome Association.
Students at Sand Hill Elementary had a visit from the Mobile Discovery Center on Tuesday.
Jennifer Sitman, a teacher at Guyton Elementary, and Jamie Crunkelton, a teacher at Marlow Elementary, won a visit from Truman, mascot of Kidsville News! for essays they wrote about how they use the monthly publication in their classrooms.
Lorin Alderman, now a second grade student at Marlow Elementary, was recently recognized in Atlanta as the state's first place winner for first grade in last spring's Young Author Contest.
Two students from South Effingham Elementary submitted the county's winning posters as part of the 2007 Georgia School Bus Safety Week held Sept. 17-22.
On Sept. 28, the Kindergartners at Blandford Elementary School had Johnny Appleseed Day. They learned about Johnny Appleseed whose real name was John Chapman. Students shown participated in many different "apple" activities including games, crafts and tasting apple food products.
Students at Effingham County High School raised approximately $5,000 for the Light the Night Walk to benefit cancer research.
Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine has announced the state winners of the annual Fire Safety Essay contest and ECMS 7th grader Caroline Winters was named the runner-up for her grade level.
Lori Lancaster has spent more than seven years teaching fifth graders at South Effingham Elementary.
Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah present the Savannah Children's Book Festival in Forsyth Park on Nov. 17, with generous support from Gulfstream Aerospace.
Choruses from South Effingham Middle School and South Effingham High School performed at SEHS on Thursday.
The Effingham County school system is making changes to the art reach program this year. The program, which gives students the opportunity to learn more about art, will be limited to fourth grade students.
According to the Georgia Department of Education, foreign language skills are vital to today's national defense, law enforcement and economic security. It is, therefore, the goal of the GDOE to enable all students to graduate from high school fluent in one language other than English. Acquiring this kind of skill in a second language is a long and arduous process, demanding hard work and motivation on the part of the student, and a combination of linguistic and pedagogical skill on the part of the teacher.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University officially rolled out its new name July 1, offering free Leopold's ice cream in Compass Plaza to students, faculty and staff to celebrate the name change.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently named 2,518 students for excellence in academics to the 2014 spring semester dean's list.
SAVANNAH - More than 700 students graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University following the spring semester, including the following local students:
Hillman makes Pratt Institute's president's list for spring term
Effingham County Cloverleaf 4-H'ers recently camped at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, the largest 4-H center in the world, in Eatonton.