The fifth grade students at Guyton Elementary School participated in their annual school Social Studies Fair on Jan. 25.
The Effingham County Board of Education was recognized for having all of its elementary and middle schools meet the criteria to receive a Dance, Dance Revolution system as a part of the Live Healthy Georgia program.
Georgia Southern University launched EAGLE ALERT, an upgraded emergency messaging system designed to provide students, faculty and staff with immediate updates during emergency situations. The University will use the upgraded system as part of its existing emergency response plan.
As part of a $274,400 state grant that the Effingham County School System received last fall, both local high schools have been able to expand their driver's education programs. A portion of the grant money was used to purchase two new Chevrolet Uplander's for use at each high school.
Despite the growth in Effingham County, the public school system continues to retain its traditional values while staying focused on its vision for the future.
Recently, the fourth graders at Covenant Christian Academy visited the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah.
The Georgia General Assembly has passed a bill that will restore approximately $905,000 of equalization money to the Effingham County School System.
Effingham County High School senior Rebecca Rawski won the Rotary Club's annual speech contest Thursday.
During the months of November and December several Effingham County schools took on the challenge of collecting canned food items for families in need in our community. The results are as follows:
Continuing a growing trend, more than 750 prospective students were on campus for Georgia Southern University's open house, the largest number in the institution's more than 100-year history.
The pre-K students at Effingham Christian School are ready to visit a farm. During the last few weeks, the students have learned about farm life as their teachers read "Charlotte's Web."
The all-Effingham Model UN team for placed second at the University of Georgia's Model UN Conference Feb 1-3.
SEHS FFA Forestry Class attended Rayonier Tree Nursery in Glennville. Dean McCraw, nursery manager, discussed tree planting practices with the class. Items discussed were collection, pollination, germination, management, harvesting and sales of tree seedlings.
Effingham County High School has provided the opportunity for students and teachers to receive a prize via a ticket lottery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
South Effingham Middle School hosted a Veterans Day program in the school gymnasium on Nov. 11.
Kirbi Ratner is Effingham County's newest Master Teacher.
The Effingham College and Career Academy will host an information session about its new aircraft assembly technician program.
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.
The South Effingham Middle School competition cheerleaders won the region championship for the fourth straight year.
Ebenezer Middle School saluted military service members with its annual Veterans Day program.
Blandford Elementary School hosted a new event this year for Veterans Day - a parade of veterans who are family members of BES students.
Effingham County improved its high school graduation rate for the second straight year, while also topping the state average by nearly 11 percentage points.
In his time as state schools superintendent, John Barge has heard plenty of criticism of the Common Core standards.
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.
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.