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Schools trying to prepare, adjust for student growth

Parents had the opportunity to hear plans for a possible redistricting of the Guyton, Marlow and Sand Hill school districts Thursday night.

February 21, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


SEMS chorus members make their pitch

Students in South Effingham Middle School's chorus helped to demonstrate teaching techniques at a music teachers' conference in Savannah last week.

February 21, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Parents anxious over school zoning proposal

Parents voiced concerns over plans to move students from Guyton Elementary and Marlow Elementary to Sand Hill Elementary at a public hearing Thursday.

February 21, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


3 area students named to dean's list at VSU

Three area students have been named to the fall 2007 dean's list at Valdosta State University in Valdosta. They include Carrie Rahn of Clyo, Tori Amanda Gay of Guyton and Kelly Erin Harper of Guyton.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Hill places third at state FFA event

Effingham County High FFA member Jeremy Hill recently placed third in the State FFA Agricultural Electrification Career Development Event.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Returning the gift with a gift

At Christmas, Rincon Elementary had the privilege of making Christmas cards for Senior Master Sgt. Walters who was serving in Iraq. His wife Pat is a fourth grade teacher at the school. He came to tell the students how much the cards meant to him while he was away from home. He patiently answered many questions from the boys and girls. He presented Mrs. Debi Atkins' first grade class and Mrs.Carol Bishop's third grade class (right) with American flags that had been flown over Iraq on Dec. 25, and he also gave the classes beautiful certificates. He was ...

February 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


STC to offer airframe, powerplant course

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College is offering an airframe and powerplant certification prep course for aircraft maintenance technicians wishing to take the next step in their career by earning their airframe and powerplant license.

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS students beat the market

ATLANTA - The way stock markets performed this fall, it was enough to make even the most seasoned investors queasy. Gains were quickly offset by losses - up on interest rate cuts, down on credit crunch news, up on employment news, down on energy costs.

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


A new revolution in fitness for Rincon Elementary

Students at Rincon Elementary have a new game to participate in during physical education as the school recently received "Dance, Dance Revolution," along with a Play Station 2 as another option to keep students moving.

February 12, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Williams, Callanan at GSU Scholars Showcase

More than 100 outstanding high school seniors were recently invited to attend Georgia Southern University's third annual Southern Scholars Showcase at its main campus in Statesboro.

February 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Young named special education teacher of year

February 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Drevlow named dean's scholar at Piedmont

Lindsay Drevlow of Rincon has been named a dean's scholar at Piedmont College after completing the recent fall semester with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.

February 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


SEHS FFA hosts annual wildlife supper, Christmas party

February 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Special recognition for special education efforts

The Effingham County Board of Education has been recognized by the state Department of Education for excellence in education of students with disabilities.

February 07, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


GMAT testing available at Ga. Southern in February

The Graduate Management Admissions Test will be offered at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro Feb. 2, 5 and 6. Testing will be conducted in the GMAT Mobile Testing Center, which will be located in the College of Business Administration lot on Forest Drive on the Georgia Southern campus.

February 07, 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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