Effingham County schools are making tracks on the path to better student health as they promote the American Diabetes Association's 'School Walk for Diabetes' this fall. On Saturday the Effingham school nurses and health staff will hold the 2nd annual 'Laps Around the Lake' fund-raiser at Baker Pond in Springfield.
Scholars: first grade - Autumn Asbill, Braden McGrath, Thaniel Scott, Luca D'Angelo, Samantha Watkins; second grade - Shae Gillespie, Brittney Johnson, Johnny Moses, Lincoln Harley, Zachary Barbour; third grade - Ethan Radcliffe, Adam Akins, Matt Hagan, Nick Parker, Jordan Lancaster, Diana Richtman; fourth grade - Marshall Stone, Russell Knox, Christopher Harper, Ben Elmore; fifth grade - Slade Johnson, Jake Elliott, Ryan Nease, Taylor Gilder, Sam Valleroy.
On Oct. 5 SEHS Senior FFA officers assisted the Treutlen boys home charity golf tournament to help raise money for the operations of the Treutlen House. The golf tournament was a huge success and a great way to help those in need.
Although there are no known cases of MRSA in Effingham County at this time, the goal is to practice preventive measures and keep everyone informed.
Two Effingham County schools have been recognized by the state of Georgia under the state's Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS), which is mandated by law under No Child Left Behind. Both schools will receive banners and a commendation from Gov. Sonny Perdue.
The annual ECHS Rebel Regiment marching band haunted house is being held at the Effingham County Recreation Department.
South Effingham High School hosted the Georgia PROBE Fair on Oct. 25 with 44 post-secondary institutions represented.
SAVANNAH - For the first time in its history, Savannah Technical College enrollment has topped 4,000 students, according to the first official accounting for fall quarter 2007 (DTAE seven-day report) which reports enrollment at the state's 33 technical colleges. With a total of 4,086 students enrolled, only Chattahoochee, Central Georgia, Augusta and Gwinnett technical colleges are larger.
By the Governor of the state of Georgia
Marlow Elementary students who met their accelerated reader goal for the first nine weeks were treated to a dog show Thursday.
On Oct. 9, South Effingham Middle School eighth grade Roadrunners team had an awards ceremony giving medals to those students who had the highest averages in each academic subject each period. They also awarded a citizenship award, principal's award and top AR points. Students with perfect attendance for the nine weeks were given certificates and all students meeting the AR goal were given certificates.
Jayne Rhode, 2004 graduate and class valedictorian of South Effingham High School, has recently earned top honors at West Point Military Academy. Cadet Rhode, daughter of John and Mary Rhode who now reside in New York, received the Superintendent's Award for Excellence, the Distinguished Cadet Award as well as the top physical fitness award for a female in her class.
The Effingham County Board of Education plans to decide by the end of March on the design for the new Rincon Elementary School.
SYLVANIA - Cadets with Effingham Cadet Squadron of Civil Air Patrol took to the skies recently, participating in orientation flights (O-flights) at Plantation Airpark.
South Effingham High School alumna Megan Johnson was crowned Miss Georgia Southern University on Saturday night.
Hall named to dean's list at Clemson University
The Coastal Empire Bee Association made a $500 contribution to Effingham County 4-H's bee club.
The 2014 South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team hosted its end-of-season banquet and each girl was given a certificate and a plaque for having an undefeated season and winning the region championship.
The Effingham County High School Interact Club participated in Effingham Day at the Capitol from Jan. 25-27.
Honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period for Effingham County's two high schools:
Honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools:
The Effingham County School System is on track to be accredited for five more years.
The local Woodmen of the World chapter has started a new scholarship program for Effingham County students.
Effingham County High School's chapter of Future Business Leaders of America observed FBLA Week by honoring ECHS teachers and raising money for the March of Dimes.
ATLANTA - Eight students from Effingham County attained academic honors for fall 2014 at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
ATHENS - The University of Georgia has announced the undergraduate students who were named presidential scholars or achieved the dean's list for fall semester.