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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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ECMS holds math and science night

From liquid nitrogen used to make dipping dots to flying simulated aircraft to shaking to make butter to baby alligators to the potato gun, the annual Effingham County Middle School math and science night had plenty from which to choose and learn.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Education


A fond farewell to school system’s retirees

Nearly 500 years of experience in education were celebrated during the Effingham County School System's annual retirement ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Rincon Elementary celebrates May Day

Rincon Elementary School staged its 32nd annual May Day celebration, with each grade level performing a dance and the May Queen and her court being crowned.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Teen Maze shows actions have consequences

South Effingham High School juniors and seniors participated in Teen Maze on Tuesday. During the game, students encountered a variety of obstacles that can prevent or delay their graduation from high school. Teen Maze demonstrates to students that every decision they make has consequences and some of those consequences are not good. Volunteers from local hopsitals, school, EMS, fire and members of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office helped with the event.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Making it a safe prom

The Peace Officers Association of Georgia gave Effingham County High School a $2,500 check for safe prom activities. The ECHS prom was held Saturday night at Hyatt Riverfront in Savannah.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Governor signs opportunity school district bill

Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation that would implement an opportunity school district to turn around failing schools. This law provides the framework for how the OSD would work should voters approve a constitutional amendment in 2016.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


GSU cheerleaders win national title

The Georgia Southern University all-girl cheerleading squad secured its fifth national championship title at the 2015 National Cheerleading Association Collegiate National Championships held in Daytona Beach, Fla.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


It was no accident

As Adam Cochran introduced himself to hundreds of Effingham County High School students last Thursday, he included another description:

April 21, 2015 | By Pat Donahue Paul Floeckher | Education


Middle and high school honor rolls

Ebenezer Middle

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Google Apps, ECCA tour highlight Parent University

A lesson on using Google Apps and a tour of the Effingham College and Career Academy highlight the final 2014-15 installment of Parent University-Effingham.

April 14, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the third nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:

April 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


4-H Cloverleafs compete at DPA

Twenty-eight students from Effingham County recently participated in the 4-H Southeast District Cloverleaf Project Achievement competition in Emanuel County.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern online MBA ranked in top 20

STATESBORO - The online Master of Business Administration offered by the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University has been ranked 17th by BestColleges.com as a Top Online MBA Program of 2015.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers take aim in regional, state archery competitions

The Effingham County Extension office hit the bull's-eye with its newest program for 4-H'ers.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


From the artists’ eyes

Local students displayed their artistic talent at the Effingham County School System's countywide art show.

April 08, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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