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Elementary honor rolls, third nine weeks

Blandford Elementary

April 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham County High FCCLA members prepare to compete in Nashville

Two students from Effingham County High School, Lameka Fields and Ariane Walls and their adviser, Victoria Neurath, will be heading to Nashville, Tenn., this summer to compete in the national Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competition.

April 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Schools concerned about test scores

The percentage of eighth grade students meeting and exceeding the standards on the writing assessment has declined systemwide, Assistant Superintendent Greg Arnsdorff told members of the Effingham County Board of Education.

April 06, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Schools await fed money

The Effingham County School System is expected to receive nearly $2.4 million in additional federal funding to be split over the current year and the upcoming fiscal year.

April 06, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Former ECHS student writes children’s book

The students and staff at the Central Learning Center in Springfield started their week off with a special visit from children's book author Stacy Brundage, Ed.D., a 1990 graduate of Effingham County High School and big sister to CLC student Latoya Bartley.

April 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Job fair produces 267 applicants

April 06, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Lovett’s Trading Post donates FFA jackets

April 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


County Special Olympics held at South Effingham High

April 06, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


SEES kicks spring off with a rodeo roundup

Families enjoyed the spring weather and sunshine at South Effingham Elementary's Rodeo Roundup. Children had a variety of games to choose from to participate in along with hay rides and horseback rides during the event.

April 06, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


National Honor Society inducts high achieving GSU freshmen

STATESBORO-On March 8, the Georgia Southern chapter of Phi Eta Sigma initiated 317 students in a ceremony at the Performing Arts Center on Georgia Southern's campus.

April 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham student captures one of state ag day contest awards

An Effingham County student recently was named as one of the 25 winners in the annual Agriculture Day in Georgia visual art and essay contests sponsored by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Georgia Agriculture in the Classroom Council, Inc.

April 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Local GSU students honored

Outstanding Georgia Southern University students were recognized at the annual Honors Day Ceremony held recently on the university's campus.

April 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Additional financial aid budgeted for Ga. students

ATLANTA - An additional 8,722 students in Georgia would receive Pell grants if excessive lender subsidies are cut, according to a new report released by the Campaign for America's Future. The report shows that this simple change would provide an average Pell grant of $3,010 to about 181,580 students across the state.

April 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


ECMS students have hands on learning experience

April 02, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Education


Pre-kindergarten students learn importance of gun safety

April 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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Numbers on the rise for school system

The Effingham County School System had nearly 100 more students enrolled for the first week of school this year than last year.

August 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


FFA members take part in leadership conference

Two members from the Effingham County High School FFA chapter traveled to Washington, D.C., this summer to attend the Washington Leadership Conference, hosted by the National FFA Organization.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECHS’ Beard named FFA area officer

COVINGTON - Austin Beard, a member of the Effingham County High School FFA chapter, began his term as the Area 4 junior representative on Aug. 1-2, when the Georgia FFA area officers met for the Area Officer Training Conference.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School days are here

When Harley Thornton returned to South Effingham Elementary School for her first day of fifth grade, the campus looked considerably different than the last time she had seen it.

August 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H hits the beach and more at Burton Center

Effingham County Junior 4-H'ers traveled a short distance this year to experience fun in the sun at their summer camp getaway. This year's camping spot was the 4-H Burton Center on Tybee Island.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn dean’s list honors at UGA

The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean's list for summer semester.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local ag teachers attend summer leadership event

Meredith Arrington, Hannah King and Roger Teeple, agricultural educators at Effingham County High School, and Trey Harris, agricultural educator at Effingham County Middle School, were among the 405 teachers from across the state who attended the annual Georgia Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association Summer Leadership Conference in July on Jekyll Island.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


YMCA taking applications for Christian Leadership Academy

The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program beginning in September, is designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership done from a Christian perspective.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ASU to hold ‘Start Strong, Start Now’

Armstrong State University will waive the application fee at a one-day-only registration event where prospective students will be able to get admitted and register for fall classes all in one day. Walk-ins are welcome.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong honored for its support of veterans, active duty

Armstrong State University was recently named a Yellow Ribbon Program school in recognition of its support for veterans and active duty military students. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows approved institutions to partner with Veterans Affairs to help cover expenses that exceed the thresholds established under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech’s Vendeville named chef educator of the year

Jean Yves Vendeville, department chair and instructor at Savannah Technical College, received the American Culinary Federation 2014 Chef Educator of the Year Award and $5,000 during the ACF National Convention held in Kansas City, Mo.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


King receives Georgia Power scholarship

Jaret King, son of Georgia Power employee Dinah King at the company's Springfield office, is one of 21 students to receive a Georgia Power scholarship.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEES ready to start the year, with a new leader

South Effingham Elementary students will start school not only on a renovated campus, but also with a new principal.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECSO urges safety, caution with start of school year

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Schools to hold council elections

All Effingham County Schools will hold elections this month for their 2014-15 school councils.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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