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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Columbia College–Hunter Army Airfield will begin its eight-week January session on Jan. 14.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Trent Moore graduated Dec. 15 with highest honor from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.
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.
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.
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.