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Guyton Elementary students compete in Social Studies Fair

The fifth grade students at Guyton Elementary School participated in their annual school Social Studies Fair on Jan. 25.

March 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


BOE honored for taking steps to Dance, Dance

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.

March 04, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Georgia Southern upgrades emergency message system

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.

March 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Schools expand driver's ed program

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.

March 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


School system to hold second annual job fair on March 8

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.

March 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


CCA students visit Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Recently, the fourth graders at Covenant Christian Academy visited the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah.

March 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Schools may be getting more from state

The Georgia General Assembly has passed a bill that will restore approximately $905,000 of equalization money to the Effingham County School System.

March 01, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Rawski wins Rotary speech contest

Effingham County High School senior Rebecca Rawski won the Rotary Club's annual speech contest Thursday.

March 01, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Education


A FORCE to be reckoned with

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:

February 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


GSU gets record crowd at open house

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.

February 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham Christian ready for the farm

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."

February 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Guyton Elementary's Glowing Gators

February 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Model UN takes second at UGA

The all-Effingham Model UN team for placed second at the University of Georgia's Model UN Conference Feb 1-3.

February 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


South Effingham FFA visits Rayonier Tree Nursery

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.

February 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS lottery rewards students and teachers alike

Effingham County High School has provided the opportunity for students and teachers to receive a prize via a ticket lottery.

February 26, 2008 | 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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