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SEMS tries to give new students a sixth-grade sense

Sixth graders at South Effingham Middle School spent two days last week becoming familiar with the teachers and the school they will be attending this year.

August 23, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Education


Class of 1947 Reunion

The class of 1947 of Effingham Academy of Springfield had their 60th class reunion on June 7.

August 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham students compete nationally

Two Effingham high school students recently competed in the National SkillsUSA conference in Kansas City.

August 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Healthy habits can help kids in school

Since learning is the primary job of children, your school system's goal is to help children learn to their best potential.

August 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


BOE holds welcome picnic for its new employees

The Effingham County Board of Education held its first new employee picnic Thursday.

August 23, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Education


Incoming freshmen marching to new beat

Some South Effingham High School ninth graders elected to spend four days in class last week to get a head start on learning the basics they'll need for NJROTC from fellow students.

August 21, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Zipperer honored with leadership award

The Effingham County Retired Educators held their annual year-end banquet on July 23 at Ebenezer Retreat Center. About 50 retirees attended and special guests included Area VI Director Dorothy Wilson, state Reps. Jon Burns and Buddy Carter, and state Sen. Jack Hill.

August 21, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Loiacono named to dean’s list at Georgia Southern

Jessica A. Loiacono, a senior psychology major from Rincon, has been named to the dean's list at Georgia Southern University for the summer 2007 term.

August 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


BoE looking at adding interactive classrooms

Effingham County's schools are pushing ahead with 21st century classrooms.

August 16, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Education


Plan includes five-year program for new computers

Effingham County school board members got a look at what the near future holds for its technology needs.

August 16, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Education


A cool end to the summer

There was watermelon at the end of this gauntlet.

August 15, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


Schools make call to improve phone systems

There also are plans to upgrade the telephone systems at several Effingham County schools.

August 15, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Education


STC Effingham campus to start registration

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College will begin registering students at its new Effingham Campus on Aug. 1.

August 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Starling takes part in AP exam readings

Dr. Nathalie Starling was selected to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board's AP examinations in U.S. History this June.

August 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Savannah Tech growth tops its peers

SAVANNAH - Figures just released from the Department of Technical and Adult Education Data Center show that Savannah Technical College ranks first among its peer group (12 institutions of similar size serving a similar demographic) in total enrollment growth, credit hours and full-time equivalent (FTE).

August 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


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A grant to get involved

Effingham County commissioners presented a check from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia's civic affairs foundation board of directors to Abby Smith, the Effingham County 4-H agent.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Earley wins Bojangles’ Scholarship

Curtisha Earley of Springfield has been awarded a 2014 Bojangles' Scholarship.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong honors dean’s list students for summer term

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University recently announced the dean's list for the summer 2014 semester. Armstrong's dean's list honors students earning a grade point average of 3.6 of higher for the semester.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School system enrollment tops 11,000

The Effingham County School System's enrollment has topped 11,000 students.

August 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Silverwood looks for ways to let in school buses

Silverwood Plantation residents offered what a spokesman called an "easy solution" to the Effingham County Board of Education's request for gated communities to make access easier for school buses.

August 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Keel: Georgia Southern ready to write its next chapter

STATESBORO - Turning the page from the expansion of Paulson Stadium to seat more than 21,000 people, the Eagles' move into the Sun Belt Conference and a $13.5 million marketing deal with Coca-Cola, Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel outlined what the university wants to write in its next chapter.

August 18, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Education


Two students earn Master 4-H status

Two students from Effingham County earned Master 4-H'er status at the 72nd annual 4-H State Congress at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Sapp, Weredyk receive American FFA degrees

Two members of the South Effingham FFA chapter are receiving one of the highest honors from the National FFA Organization.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham’s Project SEARCH honored

Effingham County's Project SEARCH program has been honored for its success in placing its graduates in jobs.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Schools, ECSO out to stop bus passing

Jimmy Helmly and Brian Mundy have no shortage of stories of local drivers not following the rules for a stopped school bus.

August 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Numbers on the rise for school system

The Effingham County School System had nearly 100 more students enrolled for the first week of school this year than last year.

August 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


FFA members take part in leadership conference

Two members from the Effingham County High School FFA chapter traveled to Washington, D.C., this summer to attend the Washington Leadership Conference, hosted by the National FFA Organization.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECHS’ Beard named FFA area officer

COVINGTON - Austin Beard, a member of the Effingham County High School FFA chapter, began his term as the Area 4 junior representative on Aug. 1-2, when the Georgia FFA area officers met for the Area Officer Training Conference.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School days are here

When Harley Thornton returned to South Effingham Elementary School for her first day of fifth grade, the campus looked considerably different than the last time she had seen it.

August 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H hits the beach and more at Burton Center

Effingham County Junior 4-H'ers traveled a short distance this year to experience fun in the sun at their summer camp getaway. This year's camping spot was the 4-H Burton Center on Tybee Island.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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