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Effingham County AFJROTC receives highest rating during inspection

Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC had their three-year inspection on Nov. 28 by their area administrator, Col. John Vick, and received an exceeds standards rating, the highest rating possible.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Pfleger, Walters named Junior Angus Association members

Danielle Pfleger of Guyton and Meaghan T. Walters of Rincon are new junior members of the American Angus Association, reports John Crouch, executive vice president of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEMS to wage Battle of the Books

South Effingham Middle School has started a book club for students. The club was the idea of a new teacher to the school Laura Cook.

December 20, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


RES wins grant from Georgia PTA

The obesity rate in the U.S. is very high. In an attempt to encourage students to make changes at home, Rincon Elementary will start a new program called Promoting Healthy Habits. The goal of this program is to promote activity and healthy eating along with understanding how important these lifestyle changes can be.

December 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Air Force Association honors ECHS student

Cadet Col. Amie Perkins, commander of the Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC, was named the Savannah Chapter Air Force Association (AFA) Cadet of the Year, and was honored at a banquet Nov. 27 at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum.

December 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEMS students collect goods for canned food drive

The South Effingham Middle School Y-Club held its annual canned food drive Nov. 12-16. Daily prizes were given to the homeroom that brought in the most of the "designated item of the day." Winning three of the five days was Mrs. Bonorato's sixth grade homeroom and Mr. Richard's seventh grade homeroom won the other two days.

December 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


STC sets dedication, grand opening of campus for Dec. 13

It will be a communitywide celebration on Dec. 13 as technical college dignitaries, civic leaders and elected officials gather to celebrate the grand opening and campus dedication of the Savannah Technical College Effingham campus at 11 a.m.

December 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


School board weighs redistricting

The Effingham County Board of Education began reviewing options to change district lines for Guyton Elementary, Marlow Elementary and Sand Hill Elementary schools.

December 18, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Schools look to add more bus drivers

The Effingham County Board of Education approved a wording change to the policy for hiring positions, including bus drivers and custodians, in an attempt to allow for more people to be hired.

December 13, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


ECHS band, chorus pay tribute to veterans with a concert

Effingham County High School's band and chorus held their second annual Veterans' Day concert Monday night.

December 13, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


State delivers on career academy grant

ATLANTA - Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle presented checks to fund five new career academies and one existing career academy on Wednesday. The education initiative spearheaded by Cagle promises higher achievement and paths to successful careers for Georgia students in a relevant learning environment.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEMS student wins gold, silver at state horse show

Michael Holt Jr., a student South Effingham Middle School, participated in the state horse show for Special Olympics Nov. 9-11 in Perry.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Pre-K celebrates Veterans Day

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Fuori visits Effingham Christian School

Mike Fuori, meteorologist from WSAV, was at Effingham Christian School on Nov. 8 to talk with the students about the Earth's atmosphere and weather. The fourth grade class at ECS is studying about the Earth and astronomy in their science class.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Guyton Elementary PTA hosts annual fall festival

December 13, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | 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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