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The Marching Mustangs at the Coastal Empire Classic

November 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEMS students awarded for academic achievement

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.

November 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEHS valedictorian earns top honors at West Point

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.

November 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS Rebel Regiment hosts annual Coastal Empire Classic

November 15, 2007 | Photos by Sandi Van Orden Video by Brittany McNair | Education


Springfield students walk for diabetes

November 15, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Parents, students participate in college night at SEHS

On Oct. 16, approximately 500 students and parents gathered at South Effingham High School for a night filled with a myriad of post-secondary information.

November 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Walk in the Forest is no ordinary walk in the woods

Fourth grade students from Guyton Elementary, Marlow Elementary and Bryan County Elementary spent Friday learning about forestry and conservation at the Warnell Forest Education Center.

November 11, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Fritts says Cox wants to push tech prep students

De'Von Fitts spoke to the Effingham County Board of Education on Thursday night about his first meeting on the student advisory council for state school Superintendent Kathy Cox.

November 11, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Ambrose inducted into GSU honor society

The Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society has selected Ryan Keith Ambrose for membership in the local chapter at Georgia Southern University.

November 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


GSU expanding online degree program

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University has expanded its online degree options for teachers who want to advance their educational level. Teachers who already have an undergraduate degree may now apply for two online graduate degrees: Master's of Education in Instructional Technology, and Master's of Education in Accomplished Teaching. Online classes for both degrees will begin Jan. 9.

November 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Hebert honored at UGA

Adam Dwayne Hebert has been selected to receive the Henry L. Trussell Jr. Scholarship awarded by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for the 2007-2008 academic year. Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences awards approximately $100,000 in scholarships to students studying in any of their 24 majors.

November 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


OTC names Exley to president's list

Kyler Miller Exley of Springfield has been named to the President's list by Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro.

November 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEES parents get a look at smart boards

Parents at South Effingham Elementary had smart boards and smart pads demonstrated after the PTO meeting Tuesday night.

November 10, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


CCA students prepare for fair parade

Covenant Christian Academy Students are preparing for the Effingham County Fair Parade. This year's float theme is the Middle Ages and will include knights, princesses, serfs, coats of arms and a castle.

November 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


South Effingham Elementary's September citizen-scholars

November 06, 2007 | Staff Report | 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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