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SEHS students win VFW contest

Three students from South Effingham High School were recently recognized as the first, second and third place winners of the local Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign War Post representing both Effingham and Bulloch counties.

February 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


College and high school instructors invited to annual composition conference

STATESBORO - College writing professors and high school English teachers will converge on Georgia Southern University's campus on Feb. 1, for the 10th annual Student Success in First-Year Composition Conference.

February 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Webb honored for academic achievement at The Citadel

Cadet Ray Darwin Webb of Clyo was recently honored for outstanding academic achievement at The Citadel during the fall semester of the 2007-2008 academic year.

February 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham County schools pre-k applications available Feb. 1

Pre-Kindergarten applications for the 2008-2009 school year will be available on Feb. 1. You may pick up an application from any of the schools, the Effingham County Board of Education Office (and on the Board's Web site: www.effinghamschools.com), Effingham County Health Department or from the Department of Family and Children Services in Springfield. Your child must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2008, to be eligible for the Pre-K program as required by the Bright from the Start: Department of Early Care and Learning.

February 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham students beat national average on ITBS

The Effingham County Board of Education was presented results from the Iowa Test of Basic Skills that was given to third, fifth and eighth graders in the fall.

February 02, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Columbia College sessions to start Monday

Columbia College–Hunter Army Airfield will begin its eight-week January session on Jan. 14.

February 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Clifton graduates from AASU

Paula Renee Clifton graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University with a Bachelor of Science majoring in early childhood with a concentration in media technology. Paula graduated with honors Magna Cum Laude and Kappa Delta Pi. The commencement ceremony was held Dec. 8 at the Alumni Arena in Savannah. Clifton and her family reside in Springfield.

January 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Students beat state average

Effingham County high school students slightly beat out the state average in the number of students who meet and exceed standards on the state writing test.

January 26, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


STC offering certificate programs

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College offers 12-week certificate programs leading to entry-level employment in some of the area's most in-demand careers, all backed by the promise of guaranteed interviews with leading employers.

January 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


STC to hold session for HOPE program

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.

January 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


ECMS adds biographies to media center with help of grant

Effingham County Middle School has "beefed up the biographies" in its media center thanks to a recent Kroger/Colgate grant for $2,500. According to media specialist Kacy Tedder who wrote the grant application, only one school per state receives the grant each year, so it is quite an honor for ECMS to be chosen. To qualify for the grant, schools must be recognized as a "school in need."

January 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Moore graduates from GT

Trent Moore graduated Dec. 15 with highest honor from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.

January 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


SEMS gives academic awards

South Effingham Middle School eighth grade Roadrunners team held its second nine-week team awards on Dec. 19, honoring those students with perfect attendance, the highest average in each academic subject, highest AR points this nine-weeks, and those who met their AR goals. The team also gave out two most improved awards, citizenship award and principal's award.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


SEES names scholars, citizens

Scholars:

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


SEMS celebrates homecoming

South Effingham Middle School celebrated its 2007-2008 homecoming on Dec. 12 during their last home basketball game. Students were invited to stay after school for the basketball games against Screven County Middle School and a homecoming dance after the games. Both the girls and boys teams defeated Screven County. The girls won 30-25 and and the boys won 39-38.

January 17, 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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