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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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Armstrong to hold open house for all ASU alumni

The Armstrong Alumni Center will host an open house party for all former Armstrong students on June 5 from 5:30-7 p.m. in Burnett Hall. The Alumni Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. in Jenkins Theater on the same evening.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


System recognizes special education teacher of the year

Kelly Tankersley of Sand Hill Elementary School was named the Effingham County special education teacher of the year.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Parker's fuels Effingham schools

The Parker Companies donated $5,000 to Effingham County schools, with the proceeds coming from their Fueling the Community program.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Burks recognized as first honor graduate at UGA

Mallory Burks from Springfield was one of 15 first honor graduates recognized during the University of Georgia's spring commencement ceremonies, held May 8.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Blankenship initiated into Phi Kappa Phi

Mark Blankenship Jr. of Rincon was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Blankenship was initiated at Georgia Southern University.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


South Effingham’s Sapp takes first place at state FFA convention

MACON- Caroline Sapp of South Effingham placed first in the goat production proficiency competition at the 87th Georgia FFA state convention, held at the Macon Centreplex.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


School board chooses IE2 governance model

The Effingham County Board of Education has chosen the IE2 model for its system of governance, following a unanimous vote at its May 6 meeting.

May 19, 2015 | Patrick Donahue | Education


School lunch prices going up by 15 cents

School lunch prices are going up next year and could be increasing over the next several years.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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


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