The Effingham County Board of Education heard a proposal for new graduation requirements that would begin with the students entering ninth grade in the fall.
The Effingham campus of Savannah Technical College had its ribbon cutting Thursday.
Georgia Southern University students from the area have been named to the President's and Dean's lists for the fall term.
Happy Days Pre-School held crazy hat day last month where children and their parents designed their own hats for the event. As a part of the day's festivities, they had a parade and time for photos.
After months of hard work to prove their commitment to the health of students, South Effingham Middle School has won a Dance, Dance Revolution kit valued at $4,500.
The Effingham County High School Show Chorus held a dinner theatre Friday and Saturday night. Students served dinner to and performed for those in attendance.
The following area students are candidates for degrees from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro for the fall 2007 term:
During the week of Nov. 5-9, the BETA Club, student council and Community Leaders of Ebenezer Middle School hosted a food drive.
It will be a community-wide celebration today as technical college dignitaries, civic leaders and elected officials gather to celebrate Savannah Technical College's Effingham grand opening and campus dedication at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Tours of the campus will be available this morning beginning at 10.
Effingham County High FFA member Jeremy Hill recently won the Area IV FFA Agricultural Electrification Career Development Event. The event was held at Johnson County High School in Wrightsville on Dec. 11.
Early on Dec. 1, the South Effingham High School NJROTC made the journey to Orange Park (Fla.) High School for a NJROTC Sanction Drill competition.
The first distribution of books to pre school students was made at the Central Learning Center Monday.
The first resource fair hosted by the Effingham County School System and Arc of Effingham was held at Effingham County High School on Thursday.
South Effingham Elemetnary held its fifth annual holiday festival. The annual fundraiser for the PTO is one of the largest the school has each year. Last year's festival brought in more than 2,000 people.
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.