Effingham County schools are making tracks on the path to better student health as they promote the American Diabetes Association's 'School Walk for Diabetes' this fall. On Saturday the Effingham school nurses and health staff will hold the 2nd annual 'Laps Around the Lake' fund-raiser at Baker Pond in Springfield.
Scholars: first grade - Autumn Asbill, Braden McGrath, Thaniel Scott, Luca D'Angelo, Samantha Watkins; second grade - Shae Gillespie, Brittney Johnson, Johnny Moses, Lincoln Harley, Zachary Barbour; third grade - Ethan Radcliffe, Adam Akins, Matt Hagan, Nick Parker, Jordan Lancaster, Diana Richtman; fourth grade - Marshall Stone, Russell Knox, Christopher Harper, Ben Elmore; fifth grade - Slade Johnson, Jake Elliott, Ryan Nease, Taylor Gilder, Sam Valleroy.
On Oct. 5 SEHS Senior FFA officers assisted the Treutlen boys home charity golf tournament to help raise money for the operations of the Treutlen House. The golf tournament was a huge success and a great way to help those in need.
Although there are no known cases of MRSA in Effingham County at this time, the goal is to practice preventive measures and keep everyone informed.
Two Effingham County schools have been recognized by the state of Georgia under the state's Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS), which is mandated by law under No Child Left Behind. Both schools will receive banners and a commendation from Gov. Sonny Perdue.
The annual ECHS Rebel Regiment marching band haunted house is being held at the Effingham County Recreation Department.
South Effingham High School hosted the Georgia PROBE Fair on Oct. 25 with 44 post-secondary institutions represented.
SAVANNAH - For the first time in its history, Savannah Technical College enrollment has topped 4,000 students, according to the first official accounting for fall quarter 2007 (DTAE seven-day report) which reports enrollment at the state's 33 technical colleges. With a total of 4,086 students enrolled, only Chattahoochee, Central Georgia, Augusta and Gwinnett technical colleges are larger.
By the Governor of the state of Georgia
Marlow Elementary students who met their accelerated reader goal for the first nine weeks were treated to a dog show Thursday.
On Oct. 9, South Effingham Middle School eighth grade Roadrunners team had an awards ceremony giving medals to those students who had the highest averages in each academic subject each period. They also awarded a citizenship award, principal's award and top AR points. Students with perfect attendance for the nine weeks were given certificates and all students meeting the AR goal were given certificates.
Jayne Rhode, 2004 graduate and class valedictorian of South Effingham High School, has recently earned top honors at West Point Military Academy. Cadet Rhode, daughter of John and Mary Rhode who now reside in New York, received the Superintendent's Award for Excellence, the Distinguished Cadet Award as well as the top physical fitness award for a female in her class.
Effingham County coroner David Exley readily admits his job is far from enjoyable at times.
South Effingham High School's 14th annual jazz night raised money for the SEHS band program.
A jeans day benefit at South Effingham High School drew more than a casual response.
Since the economic downturn in 2008, the Effingham County School System periodically has asked the state for waivers to the guidelines on how its money can be spent and how many students its classes can have.
Sand Hill Elementary School had a strong showing in the district Science Olympiad held recently at the Georgia Tech campus in Pooler.
Bella Kay Tatum was crowned Miss South Effingham Middle at the school's annual pageant March 21.
Jacob Curtis of Rincon graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University with a bachelor's degree in music technology.
Armstrong State University's College of Education will host "It's All About M.E." (master of education), a graduate education fair for those interested in earning a master's education degree in one year.
Effingham County School System employees received a 3-percent pay increase this year, and could get another one in next year's budget.
Five students from Effingham County were selected to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association middle school all-state band in Athens on Feb. 26-28.
Nearly 50 Effingham 4-H'ers recently competed in County Project Achievement, held at Effingham County Middle School.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,219 students for excellence in academics on the 2014 fall semester president's list.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently named 2,725 students for excellence in academics to the 2014 fall semester dean's list.
Three students from Effingham County recently were initiated into Armstrong State University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honor society.
Truluck named to dean's list at Emory