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Edwards wins area FFA event

Effingham County High School Future Farmers of America member Jesse Edwards recently placed first in the Area IV FFA Agricultural Tractor and Machinery Safety, Operations and Maintenance Career Development Event. The event was held at Metter High School on Sept. 8.

September 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Pre-k learn about snakes

Effingham County High School pre-kindergarten students learned about snakes from Gary and Jessica Hodges. The Hodges brought their pet snakes to their son David's pre-k classroom to teach the students about snakes.

September 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Remembering 9/11

ECHS Chorale Director Wes Perkins led the RebelAires Chorale as they sang the national anthem to begin the school day on Friday in remembrance of the national tragedy of 9/11. Perkins chose the upper classmen for this tribute out of his 30-member group. The entire student body was led in the pledge to the flag, followed by a moment of silent reflection.

September 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Volunteers promote literacy

September 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


SSU receives $2 million NSF award

SAVANNAH - Savannah State University has received a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program for the Minority Access for Graduate Education and Careers (MAGEC) in STEM Program Plus: Strengthening/Sustaining the Culture of Excellence for STEM education.

September 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


ACT scores on the rise, SAT scores stable

Effingham County students are scoring better on the ACT and their SAT scores have remained stable, according to schools curriculum coordinator Judith Shuman.

September 10, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


CLA gets lesson in leadership

The Effingham YMCA Christian Leadership Academy participants had a rare opportunity to travel to Statesboro and hear former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speak at Georgia Southern University. Their volunteer advisor, Dr. Darren Thomas, submitted a question online prior to the event and his question was selected and answered by Rice during her speech. A video clip of the question is on the Christian Leadership Academy page on Facebook.

September 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham YMCA starts student leadership initiative

What will the leaders of Effingham county look like in 10 years? This is a question that the Effingham YMCA is taking very seriously as they seek to develop today's students into strong leaders for the future.

September 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


High schools paving the path for future educators

Wearing flip flops (a fundraiser for the Red Cross), eating donuts and still trying to wake up, the students in Sheryl Howell's first block class, Examining the Teaching Profession, at South Effingham High School don't look like teachers yet, but they are learning what it will take to become one.

September 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Arnsdorff to serve on state board

Greg Arnsdorff, Effingham County Schools assistant superintendent for instruction and technology, has been selected to serve on the Georgia School Superintendent's Association (GSSA) Board of Directors beginning in October. Arnsdorff will fill the cabinet-level member position and will attend five GSSA meetings per year.

September 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


SEHS Science Club gets a colorful task for turtles

The South Effingham High School Science Club is collecting used crayons to benefit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

September 07, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


STC to celebrate international literacy day

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College will celebrate International Literacy Day today with a brief ceremony at 10 a.m. followed by a literacy information fair until noon in the college's Eckburg Auditorium on the Savannah Campus on White Bluff Road.

September 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Peterson installed as Georgia Tech’s new president

ATLANTA - The Georgia Institute of Technology officially installed its 11th president, G.P. "Bud" Peterson, at an investiture (inauguration) ceremony Sept. 3. The Institute is using the historic occasion to kick off its efforts to create a strategic vision for the next 25 years.

September 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


STC appoints faculty to department head positions

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College has appointed several faculty members based in Savannah as department heads for college-wide administration, overseeing all instructional offerings in their respective academic areas at the college's locations in Savannah, Liberty and Effingham.

September 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Schools initiate call alert on swine flu

The Effingham County School System used an automated calling system to inform employees and parents of the possibility of H1N1 in the schools.

September 03, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


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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


School system employees may get another raise

Effingham County School System employees received a 3-percent pay increase this year, and could get another one in next year's budget.

March 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Five Effingham students chosen for all-state band

Five students from Effingham County were selected to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association middle school all-state band in Athens on Feb. 26-28.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Cloverleaf 4-H'ers take part in Project Achievement

Nearly 50 Effingham 4-H'ers recently competed in County Project Achievement, held at Effingham County Middle School.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students make president’s list at GSU

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,219 students for excellence in academics on the 2014 fall semester president's list.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn dean’s list honors at Georgia Southern

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently named 2,725 students for excellence in academics to the 2014 fall semester dean's list.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


ASU honor society inducts three Effingham students

Three students from Effingham County recently were initiated into Armstrong State University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students named to dean's lists

Truluck named to dean's list at Emory

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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