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Covenant Christian Academy surpasses local, national ITBS average scores

Covenant Christian Academy (CCA) surpassed both local and national averages on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) scores for 2006-2007. CCA administered the ITBS to students in grades K-7th in April. Effingham County public schools administered the test to students in grades 3, 5, and 8 in October 2006. Core subjects tested include reading, math and language arts. The summary of scores by grade level and average national percentile rank is as follows:

June 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham schools get high marks

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation's parent report card of schools gave high marks to some Effingham County schools.

June 26, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Education


Two local students receive diplomas

Morgan Nicole Griffin of Guyton participated in the spring 2007 commencement exercises at Shorter College in Rome.

June 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Little Tot's visit Hunter Army Air Field

On May 10, Little Tot's Pre-K visited Hunter Army Air Field in Savannah.

June 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Arnsdorff awarded HES scholarship

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Beading and art camp opportunities

Averitt Center promotes a new 'beading camp'

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Drevlow named to Piedmont dean’s list

Lindsay Drevlow of Rincon has been named to the dean's list at Piedmont College for the recently completed spring semester. Students named to the dean's list for the semester have earned a grade-point average of 3.5 to 3.99 out of a possible 4.0.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


BPC May 2007 honor graduates announced

MOUNT VERNON - Stanley Mongin of Springfield was named Brewton-Parker College Honor Graduate during the May 12 commencement ceremony, announced Dr. T. Ronald Melton, provost.

June 23, 2007 | By Kelley M. Arnold BPC Director of News and Public Information | Education


Kindergarteners graduate from CCA

Covenant Christian Academy students celebrate the end of the year with their kindergarten graduation and awards ceremony.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham County resident graduates at Middle Georgia College commencement

Middle Georgia College held its 78th annual commencement ceremony at NeSmith Stadium on May 11 with approximately 137 graduates participating.

June 21, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham students make dean’s list

MOUNT VERNON – Two students from Effingham County qualified for the dean's list at Brewton-Parker College for the spring 2007 semester, announced Dr. Ron Melton, provost.

June 21, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Local student takes top honors at National History Day in Georgia

ATLANTA - Christina Hillman from Ebenezer Middle School received first place at the National History Day in Georgia state contest that was held May 6 at Macon State College.

June 21, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Winning Fish

The South Effingham FFA held its annual fishing tournament on May 5 at Warnell Forestry Center. The fishing continued all day until the 4 p.m. weigh-in.

June 21, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


School system announces summer hours

All Effingham County Schools will be open to the public from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday through Thursday during the summer months, May 21-June 28 and July 9-July 12. All schools will close for summer break July 2-6. Beginning July 16, all schools will return to their regular schedule of operating five days a week with their regular school hours.

June 21, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Rice named BA teacher of the year

Bulloch Academy first grade teacher Eileen Rice was recently named the school's 2007-2008 Teacher of the Year. Rice's husband, George, and son, Nathan, made a surprise appearance at the May faculty meeting where headmaster Dr. Brenda Shuman-Riley made the announcement.

June 15, 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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