The Effingham County Board of Education approved changes to a drug testing policy that will allow students who do not participate in school sponsored extracurricular activities to voluntary submit to drug testing.
Effingham County school officials are crowing about the results of the Criterion Reference Competency Tests.
Reg Hendricks, executive vice president for Savannah Technical College, presented the charter for the Effingham Gateway to College Academy to the school board Wednesday.
On Sept. 25, Effingham County High School will host college night for both tech career and college prep seniors from 6-8 p.m. Students and their parents are encouraged to come.
The Effingham County Board of Education approved a letter of intent to submit a charter for a proposed career academy at its meeting Wednesday.
Grants made to the high school driver's education programs are helping provide textbooks and more hands on experience for student drivers.
Ebenezer Middle School's efforts to enhance learning by using innovative technologies in its classrooms has put the Effingham County school in the spotlight - specifically First District RESA's "Spotlight on Technology."
Effingham County students performed better than the state average on the math portion, but scored below the state average on the critical reading and writing portions of the test.
Effingham County schools were among the latest recipients of student drug testing program grants.
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.
Business is already booming at the Savannah Technical College's Effingham campus.
Third graders at Effingham Christian School are studying the history of the first European civilization. The Minoans made pottery and traded it with other countries as a source of income. True to the classical Christian approach at ECS, the class experienced this history first hand with their own pottery designs. ECS is at 226 Goshen Rd. in Rincon. For more information you can visit their Web site at www.effinghamchristian.org.
SAVANNAH – Last summer, Savannah Technical College announced a new weekend program for busy adults. Now after one quarter with 40 enrolled, the college is expanding its weekend college studies program to include college level Psychology (PSY 191), English (ENG 191) and Algebra (MAT 191) on alternating Saturday mornings at the College's Savannah Campus, 5717 White Bluff Rd.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College Effingham Campus announces its first series of registration activities for people seeking to complete a General Education Diploma or enroll in classes to improve their literacy skills. Classes will be taught at the Effingham Campus on Highway 21 between Springfield and Rincon.
Effingham College and Career Academy's SkillsUSA chapter attended the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City from June 23-27. This year's conference marked the 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference for SkillsUSA, a showcase of career and technical education students.
ATLANTA - Two students from Effingham County received degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, at its 169th commencement ceremony.
School nutrition managers from across the state recently gathered at Georgia Southern University to attend Culinary Institute II, a 32-hour, weeklong training session by the Georgia Department of Education's School Nutrition Program.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University officially rolled out its new name July 1, offering free Leopold's ice cream in Compass Plaza to students, faculty and staff to celebrate the name change.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently named 2,518 students for excellence in academics to the 2014 spring semester dean's list.
SAVANNAH - More than 700 students graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University following the spring semester, including the following local students:
Hillman makes Pratt Institute's president's list for spring term
Effingham County Cloverleaf 4-H'ers recently camped at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, the largest 4-H center in the world, in Eatonton.
The Effingham County Health Department will be open July 22 and 29 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. for parents to bring their children in for back-to-school immunizations. The health department is located at 802 Highway 119 South in Springfield.
Honor rolls for the fourth nine-week grading period for Effingham County's two high schools:
Honor rolls for the fourth nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools:
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,162 students for excellence in academics on the 2014 spring semester president's list.
Wilson graduates from CSU
Honor rolls for the fourth nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:
SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University recently announced dean's list honors for the spring 2014 semester. Armstrong's dean's list students earned a grade point average of 3.6 of higher for the semester.