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Students beat state average

Effingham County high school students slightly beat out the state average in the number of students who meet and exceed standards on the state writing test.

January 26, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


STC offering certificate programs

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College offers 12-week certificate programs leading to entry-level employment in some of the area's most in-demand careers, all backed by the promise of guaranteed interviews with leading employers.

January 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


STC to hold session for HOPE program

SAVANNAH - The technical communications certificate program at Savannah Technical College prepares students for careers that require strong communication and technical skills, but for many students, it does something else, too - it may help them earn HOPE scholarship eligibility.

January 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


ECMS adds biographies to media center with help of grant

Effingham County Middle School has "beefed up the biographies" in its media center thanks to a recent Kroger/Colgate grant for $2,500. According to media specialist Kacy Tedder who wrote the grant application, only one school per state receives the grant each year, so it is quite an honor for ECMS to be chosen. To qualify for the grant, schools must be recognized as a "school in need."

January 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Moore graduates from GT

Trent Moore graduated Dec. 15 with highest honor from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.

January 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


SEMS gives academic awards

South Effingham Middle School eighth grade Roadrunners team held its second nine-week team awards on Dec. 19, honoring those students with perfect attendance, the highest average in each academic subject, highest AR points this nine-weeks, and those who met their AR goals. The team also gave out two most improved awards, citizenship award and principal's award.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


SEES names scholars, citizens

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January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


SEMS celebrates homecoming

South Effingham Middle School celebrated its 2007-2008 homecoming on Dec. 12 during their last home basketball game. Students were invited to stay after school for the basketball games against Screven County Middle School and a homecoming dance after the games. Both the girls and boys teams defeated Screven County. The girls won 30-25 and and the boys won 39-38.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Sand Hill awarded Caring Cup

Employees of the Effingham County School System pledged a record amount of $40,000 to the 2007 United Way Campaign. For the second consecutive year, Sand Hill Elementary was presented with the Caring Cup Award in recognition for pledging more than any other school in the system.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


An art to teaching science

In 1989, the year the current building was opened, Yvonne Arnsdorff began teaching at Effingham County High School.

January 17, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


BOE awards bid to clear land for new middle school

January 10, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


New grad requirements may be on the way

The Effingham County Board of Education heard a proposal for new graduation requirements that would begin with the students entering ninth grade in the fall.

January 08, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


A banner day for STC, Effingham

The Effingham campus of Savannah Technical College had its ribbon cutting Thursday.

January 08, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Local students named to Georgia Southern's president's, dean's lists

Georgia Southern University students from the area have been named to the President's and Dean's lists for the fall term.

January 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Preschoolers show off 'Crazy Hats'

Happy Days Pre-School held crazy hat day last month where children and their parents designed their own hats for the event. As a part of the day's festivities, they had a parade and time for photos.

January 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


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Blankenship initiated into Phi Kappa Phi

Mark Blankenship Jr. of Rincon was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Blankenship was initiated at Georgia Southern University.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


South Effingham’s Sapp takes first place at state FFA convention

MACON- Caroline Sapp of South Effingham placed first in the goat production proficiency competition at the 87th Georgia FFA state convention, held at the Macon Centreplex.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


School board chooses IE2 governance model

The Effingham County Board of Education has chosen the IE2 model for its system of governance, following a unanimous vote at its May 6 meeting.

May 19, 2015 | Patrick Donahue | Education


School lunch prices going up by 15 cents

School lunch prices are going up next year and could be increasing over the next several years.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


ECMS holds math and science night

From liquid nitrogen used to make dipping dots to flying simulated aircraft to shaking to make butter to baby alligators to the potato gun, the annual Effingham County Middle School math and science night had plenty from which to choose and learn.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Education


A fond farewell to school system’s retirees

Nearly 500 years of experience in education were celebrated during the Effingham County School System's annual retirement ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Rincon Elementary celebrates May Day

Rincon Elementary School staged its 32nd annual May Day celebration, with each grade level performing a dance and the May Queen and her court being crowned.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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