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Schaffer selected to receive alumni scholarship

ATHENS - Jennifer Christine Schaffer has been selected to receive the East Georgia CAES Alumni Chapter Scholarship awarded by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for the 2009-10 academic year. Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences awards scholarships to students totaling more than $100,000.

September 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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


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Armstrong to hold open house for all ASU alumni

The Armstrong Alumni Center will host an open house party for all former Armstrong students on June 5 from 5:30-7 p.m. in Burnett Hall. The Alumni Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. in Jenkins Theater on the same evening.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


System recognizes special education teacher of the year

Kelly Tankersley of Sand Hill Elementary School was named the Effingham County special education teacher of the year.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Parker's fuels Effingham schools

The Parker Companies donated $5,000 to Effingham County schools, with the proceeds coming from their Fueling the Community program.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Burks recognized as first honor graduate at UGA

Mallory Burks from Springfield was one of 15 first honor graduates recognized during the University of Georgia's spring commencement ceremonies, held May 8.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Blankenship initiated into Phi Kappa Phi

Mark Blankenship Jr. of Rincon was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Blankenship was initiated at Georgia Southern University.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


South Effingham’s Sapp takes first place at state FFA convention

MACON- Caroline Sapp of South Effingham placed first in the goat production proficiency competition at the 87th Georgia FFA state convention, held at the Macon Centreplex.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


School board chooses IE2 governance model

The Effingham County Board of Education has chosen the IE2 model for its system of governance, following a unanimous vote at its May 6 meeting.

May 19, 2015 | Patrick Donahue | Education


School lunch prices going up by 15 cents

School lunch prices are going up next year and could be increasing over the next several years.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


ECMS holds math and science night

From liquid nitrogen used to make dipping dots to flying simulated aircraft to shaking to make butter to baby alligators to the potato gun, the annual Effingham County Middle School math and science night had plenty from which to choose and learn.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Education


A fond farewell to school system’s retirees

Nearly 500 years of experience in education were celebrated during the Effingham County School System's annual retirement ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Rincon Elementary celebrates May Day

Rincon Elementary School staged its 32nd annual May Day celebration, with each grade level performing a dance and the May Queen and her court being crowned.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Teen Maze shows actions have consequences

South Effingham High School juniors and seniors participated in Teen Maze on Tuesday. During the game, students encountered a variety of obstacles that can prevent or delay their graduation from high school. Teen Maze demonstrates to students that every decision they make has consequences and some of those consequences are not good. Volunteers from local hopsitals, school, EMS, fire and members of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office helped with the event.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Making it a safe prom

The Peace Officers Association of Georgia gave Effingham County High School a $2,500 check for safe prom activities. The ECHS prom was held Saturday night at Hyatt Riverfront in Savannah.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Governor signs opportunity school district bill

Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation that would implement an opportunity school district to turn around failing schools. This law provides the framework for how the OSD would work should voters approve a constitutional amendment in 2016.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


GSU cheerleaders win national title

The Georgia Southern University all-girl cheerleading squad secured its fifth national championship title at the 2015 National Cheerleading Association Collegiate National Championships held in Daytona Beach, Fla.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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