Preliminary results from the high school graduation test show Effingham County students have made significant gains on the science and social studies portions of the test.
The Effingham County Board of Education is expected to vote on a proposed meal price increase at its next meeting on June 21.
SAVANNAH – This summer, Savannah Technical College will add two technical certificate programs in aviation, bringing the total to three industry-specific programs offered at the college's Savannah Campus. The new programs are Luxury Craft Cabinetmaking and Aircraft Exteriors. They will be offered in addition to Aircraft Structural Assembly. All are short-term certificate programs.
Twenty-three students and five chaperones traveled to Europe on May 22 as part of an educational tour. The group toured London, Paris, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Sorrento and Capri while in Europe.
Ted Trainor has come to Effingham Christian School as the new headmaster for the school on Goshen Road.
Dwan A. Gerido was recently awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in physiology and biophysics at the commencement exercises at Stony Brook University.
Meredith G. Moore of Rincon was named to the dean's list at Carson-Newman College for the spring semester.
Covenant Christian Academy (CCA) surpassed both local and national averages on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) scores for 2006-2007. CCA administered the ITBS to students in grades K-7th in April. Effingham County public schools administered the test to students in grades 3, 5, and 8 in October 2006. Core subjects tested include reading, math and language arts. The summary of scores by grade level and average national percentile rank is as follows:
On May 10, Little Tot's Pre-K visited Hunter Army Air Field in Savannah.
The Georgia Public Policy Foundation's parent report card of schools gave high marks to some Effingham County schools.
Morgan Nicole Griffin of Guyton participated in the spring 2007 commencement exercises at Shorter College in Rome.
Averitt Center promotes a new 'beading camp'
Lindsay Drevlow of Rincon has been named to the dean's list at Piedmont College for the recently completed spring semester. Students named to the dean's list for the semester have earned a grade-point average of 3.5 to 3.99 out of a possible 4.0.
MOUNT VERNON - Stanley Mongin of Springfield was named Brewton-Parker College Honor Graduate during the May 12 commencement ceremony, announced Dr. T. Ronald Melton, provost.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was one of three states chosen to receive a $1 million grant to lead an education initiative, Guided Pathways to Success (GPS), focused on making college more affordable, boosting college completion and saving taxpayers millions. The grant is funded by the Lumina Foundation in partnership with Complete College America.
Boosted by a substantial increase in economics scores, Effingham County's high school students fared better than the state averages in every subject of Georgia's end of course test this spring.
Beth Helmly is another step closer to serving on the Effingham County Board of Education.
David Lariscy enlisted in the Army National Guard while he was still in high school, and he plans to continue serving in the military while pursuing careers in engineering and education.
Members of the Rotary Club of Effingham County honored the winners of the club's scholarships at their meeting Thursday.
F. Lamar Allen, the Effingham County Board of Education's District 3 representative and chairman, was recently elected to serve as a district director for the Georgia School Boards Association.
Four local students named to Mercer dean's list
Effingham County High School honor graduate Abi Johnson visited several colleges, but ultimately one offered something none of the others could.
MILLEDGEVILLE - Kate Long from Rincon earned a specialist in education degree majoring in special education from Georgia College during the spring commencement ceremonies.