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ECMS students will begin new year in new building

Effingham County Middle School students will begin school on Wednesday in a new building.

July 30, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Online portal will give parents, students more access to records

Parents are going to have a new way to keep up with their children's school progress this year.

July 30, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Mullis award

Kelsi Willis was the recipient of the Jack Mullis Award, which is presented to the top vocalist at Effingham County High School every year. This award is named after Jack Mullis, who is responsible for creating the choral program at Effingham County High School and Effingham County Middle School. Mullis spent nearly 30 years teaching choral music to Effingham County students.

July 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


School system sets furlough dates

The majority of Effingham County School System's approximately 1,750 employees will be taking three furlough days.

July 23, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


School board gets closer look at AYP numbers

Two schools that didn't make the adequate yearly progress requirements say those numbers don't tell the whole story of the school.

July 20, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Many Effingham grads among GSU Class of 2009

STATESBORO - More than 20,000 family and friends were in attendance as Georgia Southern University presented degrees to one of its largest-ever graduating classes at Spring Commencement at Allen E. Paulson Stadium on May 9.

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


GSU to offer engineering exam review

The engineering science community is invited to attend the "Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Review: A Refresher Course" on Saturdays, Aug. 22-Oct. 3 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Georgia Southern University's College of Science and Technology Building.

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Snooks to compete at 67th annual 4-H State Congress

Around 250 youth and adults will gather at the Crown Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta to compete with the best of the best at the 67th annual 4-H State Congress, and Effingham County's own Ben Snooks will be among them. State Congress is the crown jewel of Georgia 4-H's Project Achievement competitions.

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


EES students’ work to appear in magazine

The artwork of 14 aspiring young artists from Ebenezer Elementary School has been selected to appear in the July issue of Today's Health magazine.

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


All but two Effingham schools make AYP

After two years of all the schools in the Effingham County School System meeting Adequate Yearly Progress, there were two that did not reach that designation for 2009.

July 16, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Education


STC graduates receive scholarships from the AT&T–TCSG foundation

SAVANNAH - Two Savannah Technical College graduates have been selected to receive $5,000 scholarships from the AT&T-TCSG Foundation Scholars Program.

July 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


New Savannah Tech president making things happen

SAVANNAH - When Dr. Kathy Love was appointed president of Savannah Technical College in January, the campus and the community held its collective breath and now, six months later, her focus on excellence has begun to pay off - in a big way.

July 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Mock exhibiting at National Junior Angus Show

Cheyanne Mock of Clyo will exhibit Angus cattle at the 2009 National Junior Angus Show at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agri Center in Perry, said Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association.

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Barrow announces new program to make college more affordable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) reminds students and families in Georgia's 12th District that new student loan benefits took effect July 1.

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Recession hurting afterschool programs

Just as children in Georgia's communities need more help, afterschool program leaders across the state say they are being forced to increase fees and reduce staffing, activities and hours to cope with budget cuts and rising costs.

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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Georgia Southern receives research, education gift from Gulfstream

Georgia Southern University has announced a $225,000 contribution from Gulfstream Aerospace to support research and education at the university. This gift continues Georgia Southern's long relationship with Gulfstream, manufacturer of the world's most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft, which began with former Gulfstream president and CEO Allen E. Paulson.

November 25, 2014 | staff report | Education


EMS’ Eagle Winds honor band to play at UGA festival

Ebenezer Middle School's Eagle Winds honor band has been chosen to perform at the 24th annual University of Georgia Middle School Band Festival in December.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECMS students named most creative at GSU International Festival

A group of Effingham County Middle School students participated in Georgia Southern University's Global Village Competition, as part of the International Festival hosted by the Center for International Studies.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Blandford works up a sweat with cup stacking

For the fourth straight year, Blandford Elementary School joined a worldwide effort to set a record for the most people participating in sport stacking in a 24-hour period. Last year, BES was part of a Guinness-record 555,932 stackers.

November 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


South Effingham Middle School honors veterans

South Effingham Middle School hosted a Veterans Day program in the school gymnasium on Nov. 11.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


RES’ Ratner earns Master Teacher status

Kirbi Ratner is Effingham County's newest Master Teacher.

November 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECCA to host info session on aircraft assembly technician program

The Effingham College and Career Academy will host an information session about its new aircraft assembly technician program.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers a constant presence in Fair Week

As National 4-H Week came to a close, the celebration of 4-H continued to resonate throughout Effingham as 4-H'ers geared up for the 71st Effingham County Fair.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEMS cheerleaders make it four consecutive crowns

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheerleaders won the region championship for the fourth straight year.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Ebenezer Middle School celebrates Veterans Day

Ebenezer Middle School saluted military service members with its annual Veterans Day program.

November 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Blandford Elementary salutes veterans

Blandford Elementary School hosted a new event this year for Veterans Day - a parade of veterans who are family members of BES students.

November 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Graduation rates on the rise across county

Effingham County improved its high school graduation rate for the second straight year, while also topping the state average by nearly 11 percentage points.

November 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Barge talks Common Core in Effingham visit

In his time as state schools superintendent, John Barge has heard plenty of criticism of the Common Core standards.

November 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham 4-H’ers earn top-six finish at state Challenge Bowl

Effingham County students competed in the 4-H Challenge Bowl at the Georgia National Fair in Perry and brought home a top-six finish in the state.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEMS cheerleaders take Battle in the Boro

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team won first place in the large division and grand champion at Battle in the Boro. They competed at Southeast Bulloch High School on Oct. 25 and won by 54 points. Bella Kay Tatum from SEMS won first place in the jump off.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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