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Graduation rates surpassing state's climb

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.

November 06, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


12th annual Celebrate AASU Day coming

The 12th annual Celebrate AASU Day will take place Wednesday.

November 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS Calculus Club makes its pennies and dimes count

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.

November 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Getting a charge out of education

Students at Sand Hill Elementary had a visit from the Mobile Discovery Center on Tuesday.

November 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Truman visits classes of winning Kidsville News! essays

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.

November 05, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Alderman named state's top young author

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.

November 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Local students’ bus safety posters advance

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.

November 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Remembering Johnny Appleseed

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.

November 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS students Light the Night for cancer research

Students at Effingham County High School raised approximately $5,000 for the Light the Night Walk to benefit cancer research.

November 02, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


ECMS student’s fire safety essay wins state recognition

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.

November 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


County’s top teacher

Lori Lancaster has spent more than seven years teaching fifth graders at South Effingham Elementary.

November 02, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Library to hold young authors' contest

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.

November 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEMS, SEHS choruses perform

Choruses from South Effingham Middle School and South Effingham High School performed at SEHS on Thursday.

November 01, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Schools make changes to art reach

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.

October 30, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


SEHS French students grade tres bien on national exams

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.

October 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


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Former student, teacher Woods to lead SES

Lisa Woods attended Springfield Elementary School through sixth grade and dreamed of returning to the school as a teacher.

April 07, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system tries to strike revenue, expenditures balance

Expenses in the Effingham County School System's fiscal year 2016 budget exceed revenues by $4.1 million, according to school officials' latest projections.

April 07, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Care to dance?

South Effingham High School students in Nathalie Starling's sociology class gave salsa dancing a spin as part of their study of different cultures and traditions.

April 07, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Coroner pulls back the curtain on his job to students

Effingham County coroner David Exley readily admits his job is far from enjoyable at times.

April 07, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


All that jazz at SEHS

South Effingham High School's 14th annual jazz night raised money for the SEHS band program.

March 31, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


FFA blue jeans day brings in green for Manna House

A jeans day benefit at South Effingham High School drew more than a casual response.

March 31, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system looking at its governance options

Since the economic downturn in 2008, the Effingham County School System periodically has asked the state for waivers to the guidelines on how its money can be spent and how many students its classes can have.

March 31, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Sand Hill Science Olympiad scores high at district

Sand Hill Elementary School had a strong showing in the district Science Olympiad held recently at the Georgia Tech campus in Pooler.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Miss SEMS crowned

Bella Kay Tatum was crowned Miss South Effingham Middle at the school's annual pageant March 21.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Curtis graduates with honors from Georgia State

Jacob Curtis of Rincon graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University with a bachelor's degree in music technology.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong to host ‘It’s All About M.E.’ graduate school fair

Armstrong State University's College of Education will host "It's All About M.E." (master of education), a graduate education fair for those interested in earning a master's education degree in one year.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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