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Fitts chosen to state student advisory board

De'Von Fitts, a junior at Effingham County High School, was recently selected to serve on State School Superintendent Kathy Cox's Student Advisory Council. The council will meet with Cox four times this year to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Georgia.

October 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Little impact on schools with new state grad rules

Changes to the graduation rules by the Georgia Board of Education are likely to have little immediate impact on the curriculum currently in place in the county.

October 12, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


It's almost showtime

October 12, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Military academy day coming to Benedictine

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) announced they will host a statewide Military Academy Day event in coordination with the Georgia delegation on Sept. 29 at Benedictine Military School in Savannah.

October 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Guyton Elementary starting school year on a high note

Guyton Elementary is off to a great start this year and wanted to let everyone know what is happening.

October 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Two local 4-H'ers selected to participate in national program

This past July, Effingham County senior 4-H'ers, Ben Snooks and Haisten White, students of Effingham County High School, were selected to participate in Citizenship Washington Focus.

October 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


BoE OKs drug testing policy changes

The Effingham County Board of Education approved changes to a drug testing policy that will allow students who do not participate in school sponsored extracurricular activities to voluntary submit to drug testing.

October 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Schools boast of CRCT scores

Effingham County school officials are crowing about the results of the Criterion Reference Competency Tests.

October 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Schools, STC may open Gateway for dropouts

Reg Hendricks, executive vice president for Savannah Technical College, presented the charter for the Effingham Gateway to College Academy to the school board Wednesday.

October 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


ECHS to host college night

On Sept. 25, Effingham County High School will host college night for both tech career and college prep seniors from 6-8 p.m. Students and their parents are encouraged to come.

October 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Weatherman pays visit to Blandford Elementary

October 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


BoE takes another step toward career academy

The Effingham County Board of Education approved a letter of intent to submit a charter for a proposed career academy at its meeting Wednesday.

October 03, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Students get hands on the wheels

Grants made to the high school driver's education programs are helping provide textbooks and more hands on experience for student drivers.

October 03, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


RESA honors Ebenezer Middle School

Ebenezer Middle School's efforts to enhance learning by using innovative technologies in its classrooms has put the Effingham County school in the spotlight - specifically First District RESA's "Spotlight on Technology."

October 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham students top state's average in math SAT

Effingham County students performed better than the state average on the math portion, but scored below the state average on the critical reading and writing portions of the test.

October 02, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


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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


CAP cadets show a 'can' do attitude

Cadets with the Effingham Cadet Squadron of Civil Air Patrol were "all in" to their most recent community service project, to help sort more than 10,000 pounds of canned food in preparation for the annual Thanksgiving meal provided by Manna House Ministries.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ASU to screen ‘Mending the Line’

In honor of Veterans Day, Armstrong State University and Mountainfilm on Tour-Savannah will host a special screening of the documentary "Mending the Line" on Monday at 7 p.m. the Ogeechee Theatre in the Student Union, 11935 Abercorn St.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Faust to lead STC fire science department

SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College has selected Anthony A. (Tony) Faust as department head for fire science. In this role, Faust is responsible for teaching and coordinating academic programs and processes, as well as supervise faculty at all campuses for fire science.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School system sets target date for new RES

Effingham County school officials hope students will be attending a new Rincon Elementary School in August 2017.

October 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


A night for royalty

Effingham County High School and South Effingham High School both celebrated homecoming Friday night.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


South Effingham to welcome Marching Mustang Invitational

South Effingham High School will host its fifth annual Marching Mustang Invitational on Saturday at The Corral.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEMS cheerleaders tops at Peachtree Ridge

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team won first place at the Peachtree Ridge Invitational.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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