The South Effingham High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America celebrated another successful year as they hosted their annual awards banquet with more than 80 people in attendance. Entertainment was provided by singer Jabari Rushin and by dancers Sapri Shorey, Ronnetta Brown and Lateva and Zakiya Rushin. Hillary Driggers provided a power point as a way of reviewing the club's achievements and activities.
The Effingham County Board of Education approved its $80.8 million budget Thursday and also increased meal prices by 15 cents.
April 18-21 was a very special week in the lives of five South Effingham High students. April Powell, Hillary Driggers, Jake Terrell, Hershel Anderson and Tamela Wallis attended the state leadership meeting for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) in Atlanta and came home winners.
Coastal Georgia Community College held its 42nd commencement exercise on May 4.
Understandably, many parents worry about their children moving on from elementary school to middle school.
The University of Scranton conferred more than 1,400 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including a MS in curriculum and instruction to Maureen F. O'Bryan of Springfield. The university presented approximately 900 bachelor's and associate's degrees, 500 master's degrees and 17 doctoral degrees, at its Memorial Day weekend commencement ceremonies. This was the largest post-baccalaureate class in the history of the Jesuit university.
The various school construction projects are currently moving as projected toward completion.
Preliminary results from the high school graduation test show Effingham County students have made significant gains on the science and social studies portions of the test.
The Effingham County Board of Education is expected to vote on a proposed meal price increase at its next meeting on June 21.
SAVANNAH – This summer, Savannah Technical College will add two technical certificate programs in aviation, bringing the total to three industry-specific programs offered at the college's Savannah Campus. The new programs are Luxury Craft Cabinetmaking and Aircraft Exteriors. They will be offered in addition to Aircraft Structural Assembly. All are short-term certificate programs.
Twenty-three students and five chaperones traveled to Europe on May 22 as part of an educational tour. The group toured London, Paris, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Sorrento and Capri while in Europe.
Ted Trainor has come to Effingham Christian School as the new headmaster for the school on Goshen Road.
The threat of rain on Saturday moved Guyton Elementary School's spring festival inside, but the fundraiser for a variety of school projects still drew a big crowd.
The South Effingham High School HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) club will host its second Red Cross blood drive of the 2013-14 school year April 11 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the school gymnasium.
Springfield Elementary School fourth-graders portrayed historical figures and events in the school's annual "wax museum."
Parent University-Effingham will host its final session of the 2013-14 school year April 5 at Effingham County Middle School.
Effingham County High School will host a 5K run/walk for autism awareness April 5 at Rebel Field.
Parent University-Effingham received a $500 grant from Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Effingham County.
Artwork from all Effingham County schools was on display last week in the annual district-wide art exhibition.
Thirteen acts performed in South Effingham High School's annual talent show, a fundraiser for the school's drama and choral departments.
The Effingham County Young Farmers raised $11,754 in their annual auction Tuesday at Effingham County High School.
Parents who asked for their children not to be transferred from Blandford or Rincon elementary schools to another school next year got their wish.
South Effingham High School juniors and seniors took turns Wednesday trying to walk a straight line for nine steps - while wearing goggles simulating having a blood alcohol content of .25, or three times the legal limit.
Fifteen Effingham County 4-H members competed at the Southeast District Project Achievement competition at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, including two who earned first-place finishes to advance to the state competition.
Effingham County 4-H'ers recently made a trip to Atlanta to participate in Leadership Day, a time when leaders from all across the state come together to share ways they can improve leadership efforts in Georgia.
The Effingham County Board of Education's District 4 seat could remain vacant until the start of the next school year.
Every Effingham County school contributed to this year's school food drive for the Food Outreach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE), but South Effingham High School went above and beyond.