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Even Start celebrates reading initiative with free books

The Effingham County Even Start Reading Is Fundamental program will be celebrating its first book distribution on Dec. 10, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Central Learning Center, 434 Wallace Dr. in Springfield. The book distribution event is made possible through RIF, the nation's oldest and largest children's and family literacy organization, and a grant awarded to the Effingham County Even Start program.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEE gives students November awards

Children from South Effingham Elementary who were awarded for the month of November.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Local schools set to perform at airport

Approximately 1,400 students from 32 area schools will perform at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport this holiday season as a part of the airport's eighth annual "School Music Days."

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Sand Hill Elementary students honor, thank soldiers

Sand Hill Elementary honored all veterans including parents, family, friends and staff members, with a special recognition for service men and women from its community partner, the 165th Airlift Wing Maintenance Air Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard during its Veterans Day observance on Nov. 9.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEHS students volunteer at polls

Two South Effingham High School students volunteered to help at the polls for Rincon's municipal elections in November.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS Calculus/Physics Club completes annual fundraiser 'Dimes for Downs'

The Calculus/Physics Club at Effingham County High School collected $980 in a campaign to raise money for Down syndrome awareness.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEHS drama students put on a show

The South Effingham High School Mustang Masquers performed "Miss Polly's Institute for Criminally Damaged Young Ladies Puts on a Show" Tuesday night.

December 27, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Opening a Gateway

Representatives from Savannah Technical College, Effingham County schools and Savannah-Chatham schools announced the receipt of a grant to operate Gateway to College program in both counties.

December 27, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Georgia FFA celebrates national winners at convention in Indianapolis

Georgia FFA chapters and members received national recognition during the 80th National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis Oct. 25-27. The 2007 convention theme was "Blue Jackets, Bright Futures."

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham County AFJROTC receives highest rating during inspection

Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC had their three-year inspection on Nov. 28 by their area administrator, Col. John Vick, and received an exceeds standards rating, the highest rating possible.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Pfleger, Walters named Junior Angus Association members

Danielle Pfleger of Guyton and Meaghan T. Walters of Rincon are new junior members of the American Angus Association, reports John Crouch, executive vice president of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEMS to wage Battle of the Books

South Effingham Middle School has started a book club for students. The club was the idea of a new teacher to the school Laura Cook.

December 20, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


RES wins grant from Georgia PTA

The obesity rate in the U.S. is very high. In an attempt to encourage students to make changes at home, Rincon Elementary will start a new program called Promoting Healthy Habits. The goal of this program is to promote activity and healthy eating along with understanding how important these lifestyle changes can be.

December 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Air Force Association honors ECHS student

Cadet Col. Amie Perkins, commander of the Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC, was named the Savannah Chapter Air Force Association (AFA) Cadet of the Year, and was honored at a banquet Nov. 27 at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum.

December 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEMS students collect goods for canned food drive

The South Effingham Middle School Y-Club held its annual canned food drive Nov. 12-16. Daily prizes were given to the homeroom that brought in the most of the "designated item of the day." Winning three of the five days was Mrs. Bonorato's sixth grade homeroom and Mr. Richard's seventh grade homeroom won the other two days.

December 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


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Lamb to compete for Miss ABAC

TIFTON - Leslie Lamb, a student at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, will compete for the title of Ms. ABAC at the 46th annual pageant Oct. 23. Sponsored by the Ag Business Club, the theme of this year's contest is "Timeless Elegance."

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students post best ACT scores

The Effingham County School System saw its best-ever results on the ACT college admissions test this year, according to data provided by school officials.

October 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Pre-K week kicks off with guest readers

Special guests from the community are visiting Effingham County schools this week and reading books to pre-kindergarten students for Georgia Pre-K Week.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS cheerleaders win at Jeff Davis

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team won first place at their first competition this season, held at Jeff Davis Middle School.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Celebrate Armstrong to be held this week

Armstrong State University will host the second annual Celebrate Armstrong weekend Oct. 9-11. The community is invited to join in this celebration of everything Armstrong.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Luke Bryan Farm Tour to aid GSU scholarships

Georgia Southern University alum and country singer Luke Bryan will visit the Statesboro area during his annual Farm Tour at Perry Field Wednesday in Claxton.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Kieffer turns business background into top teaching

Effingham County's 2014-15 teacher of the year took a non-traditional route into the education field.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Diploma is worth the wait

Six-and-a-half decades after what would have been his final year of high school, a local Korean War veteran received his diploma.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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