On Sept. 28, the Kindergartners at Blandford Elementary School had Johnny Appleseed Day. They learned about Johnny Appleseed whose real name was John Chapman. Students shown participated in many different "apple" activities including games, crafts and tasting apple food products.
Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine has announced the state winners of the annual Fire Safety Essay contest and ECMS 7th grader Caroline Winters was named the runner-up for her grade level.
The Effingham County school system is making changes to the art reach program this year. The program, which gives students the opportunity to learn more about art, will be limited to fourth grade students.
According to the Georgia Department of Education, foreign language skills are vital to today's national defense, law enforcement and economic security. It is, therefore, the goal of the GDOE to enable all students to graduate from high school fluent in one language other than English. Acquiring this kind of skill in a second language is a long and arduous process, demanding hard work and motivation on the part of the student, and a combination of linguistic and pedagogical skill on the part of the teacher.
SAVANNAH - The Technical Communications Certificate Program at Savannah Technical College prepares students for careers that require strong communication and technical skills, but for many students, it does something else, too - it may help them earn HOPE scholarship eligibility.
Bands from South Effingham Middle School and South Effingham High School participated in their first concert of the year at SEHS on Tuesday. SEMS seventh and eighth grade bands directed by Caitlin Teter and Matthew Leff performed selections including "African Folk Trilogy" and "Variation Overture." SEHS concert band, symphonic band and wind ensemble directed by Sean McBride and Lisa Reams performed selections including "American Folk Fantasy," "Fate of the Gods" and "Celebrations."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.