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SEMS cheerleaders hold awards banquet

The South Effingham Middle School cheerleaders held their awards banquet recently and several girls were recognized for their outstanding performances on the squad during the past year.

April 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Schools’ job fair a big hit for system

The Effingham County School System held its second annual job fair on Saturday at Marlow Elementary School.

April 01, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Amanda Starling crowned Miss SEHS

April 01, 2008 | Photos by Sandi Van Orden | Education


Guyton Elementary holds first Quick Think-a-thon

Guyton Elementary held its first Quick Think-a-thon on Friday. Two contestants from each second grade class were chosen to compete. Judging the contest was Charla Connelly, Angie Roberts and Jacquelyn Jones.

April 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Ga Southern’s Phi Eta Sigma honor society inducts new members

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University chapter of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society recently inducted 344 new members. To become a member of Phi Eta Sigma, a student must earn a GPA of 3.5 or greater during their freshmen year.

April 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Patricia O’Day is chosen as Savannah Tech’s GOAL winner

SAVANNAH - Patricia O'Day, a practical nursing student at Savannah Technical College, has been named as the College's winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL).

April 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Trio earn national board certification

Effingham County Board of Education members recognized three teachers - Dr. Freddie Waltz, Lynda Hill and Grady Zittrouer - for earning national board certification Wednesday.

March 29, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Scholarships the big winners at auction

Community members came out to Effingham County High School in support of the Young Farmer Scholarship Auction on Tuesday.

March 29, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Effingham Christian students advance to Georgia Science and Engineering Fair

Six Effingham Christian students competed in the Savannah Ogeechee Regional Science and Engineering Fair in February.

March 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


EMS students make all-state chorus

Eight students from Ebenezer Middle School recently participated in the Georgia Music Educator's Association (GMEA) All-state Chorus held in Savannah Feb. 21-22.

March 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham County schools kindergarten registration begins March 31

The Effingham County Board of Education has scheduled Kindergarten registration for the week of March 31–April 4.

March 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Thursday last day to purchase tickets for Pizzazz Choir’s dinner theater

The award-winning Ebenezer Middle School Pizzazz Show Choir, under the direction of Lawanda Allen, will present its fourth annual dinner theater March 28-29 at the school.

March 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


BOE wants to take a good look at itself

Effingham County Board of Education members took the first step toward becoming a standards board Saturday when they discussed their first self-evaluation.

March 27, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


STC to host HOPE info sessions on technical communications certificate

SAVANNAH - The Technical Communications Certificate Program at Savannah Technical College prepares students for careers that require strong communication and technical skills, but for many students, it does something else, too - it may help them earn HOPE scholarship eligibility.

March 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham 4-H’ers storm the rock for project achievement competition

In February, 12 of Effingham's own, grades 7-12, traveled to Rock Eagle in Eatonton to compete in 4-H Project Achievement at the district level. These bright hardworking young people each prepared a portfolio (formally known as a record book) of all of their activities in the 2007 calendar year.

March 25, 2008 | Jan M. Hall Special to the Herald | 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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