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Even Start celebrates reading initiative with free books

The Effingham County Even Start Reading Is Fundamental program will be celebrating its first book distribution on Dec. 10, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Central Learning Center, 434 Wallace Dr. in Springfield. The book distribution event is made possible through RIF, the nation's oldest and largest children's and family literacy organization, and a grant awarded to the Effingham County Even Start program.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEE gives students November awards

Children from South Effingham Elementary who were awarded for the month of November.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Local schools set to perform at airport

Approximately 1,400 students from 32 area schools will perform at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport this holiday season as a part of the airport's eighth annual "School Music Days."

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Sand Hill Elementary students honor, thank soldiers

Sand Hill Elementary honored all veterans including parents, family, friends and staff members, with a special recognition for service men and women from its community partner, the 165th Airlift Wing Maintenance Air Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard during its Veterans Day observance on Nov. 9.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEHS students volunteer at polls

Two South Effingham High School students volunteered to help at the polls for Rincon's municipal elections in November.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS Calculus/Physics Club completes annual fundraiser 'Dimes for Downs'

The Calculus/Physics Club at Effingham County High School collected $980 in a campaign to raise money for Down syndrome awareness.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEHS drama students put on a show

The South Effingham High School Mustang Masquers performed "Miss Polly's Institute for Criminally Damaged Young Ladies Puts on a Show" Tuesday night.

December 27, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Opening a Gateway

Representatives from Savannah Technical College, Effingham County schools and Savannah-Chatham schools announced the receipt of a grant to operate Gateway to College program in both counties.

December 27, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Georgia FFA celebrates national winners at convention in Indianapolis

Georgia FFA chapters and members received national recognition during the 80th National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis Oct. 25-27. The 2007 convention theme was "Blue Jackets, Bright Futures."

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


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


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Three Effingham students graduate from GCSU

Dr. Steve Dorman, president of Georgia College, has awarded degrees to the graduating class of 2015. Local graduates are:

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Schurman named to dean’s list at GCSU

Hannah Schurman of Guyton completed courses with exemplary marks and made the dean's list for 2015 spring semester at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Camp Buddy cooks up fun

For a waiting and hungry group of young campers, Chief Nick Mueller does not mind toiling over a hot pizza oven.

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


School board picks construction management firm

The Effingham County school board has picked its construction manager for the proposed future Rincon Elementary School.

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


No summer break ahead for Effingham’s GHP crew

Five Effingham County high school students will check into Valdosta State University this Sunday, along with a few hundred others of the state's most exemplary students.

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


School system continues work on tentative FY16 budget

Effingham County Board of Education members and administrators are continuing to pore over a projected $91.3 million budget that could include raises - and may add help for the middle school band programs.

June 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Effingham teachers chosen for G-P scholarships

Three teachers from Effingham County schools were selected recently to spend part of their summer engaging in hands-on field work and dynamic techniques to integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and environmental education as part of the Georgia Aquarium's "Creeks to Coast" program and Keystone Science School's 2015 Key Issues Institute: Bringing Environmental Issues to the Classroom.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Evans named to dean’s list at Reinhardt

WALESKA-Madison Evans, a sophomore from Rincon, was among the 378 students named to the Reinhardt University dean's list for spring semester 2015.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Another distinguished unit award for the ECHS JROTC

The headquarters of the U.S. Air Force Junior ROTC announced recently that Effingham County High School Unit GA-938, has been awarded the Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award for school year 2014-15. This marks the fifth consecutive year the corps of cadets at ECHS has earned the DUA, and the ninth time in the last 11 years.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn honors at ABAC

TIFTON-Students who achieved academic excellence in their course work during the spring term were recently recognized at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. ABAC cites its top academic students each semester on the president's list, the dean's list, and the distinguished achievement list.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Paulk named to dean’s list at Brewton-Parker

MOUNT VERNON- Herschel Aubry Paulk of Guyton qualified for the dean's list at Brewton-Parker College of Mount Vernon for the spring 2015 semester, announced Dr. Robert Brian, vice president for academic services.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Off into the future

Nearly 380 young men and women became alumni of Effingham County High School on Saturday night, as the turning of tassels and the tossing of hats signified the end of their high school careers.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEHS grads sprint into the future

As they clutched diplomas and were released from their days as high school students, the South Effingham High School class of 2015 conducted the traditional sprint to the Mustang statue.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Education


School board gives the OK to $91M budget

Effingham County Board of Education members have given tentative approval to a fiscal year 2016 budget that calls for cost of living raises for system employees.

May 26, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Now that's quick thinking

Addison Lanier of Ebenezer Elementary won the Effingham Exchange Club's Quick-Think-a-Thon, held at Ebenezer Middle School. Lanier's prizes included a new bicycle.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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