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Grant to help put students in careers

South Effingham High School is one of 21 schools in the state to receive a $10,000 grant for work based learning in the school.

September 18, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Education


Schools get grants to expand driver's ed programs

Approximately 300 additional Effingham County high school students will now have the opportunity to take a free, state-approved driver education course thanks to state grants recently awarded to both Effingham County and South Effingham high schools.

September 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


BOE looks at calendar for next school year

Effingham County Board of Education members discussed the proposed 2008-2009 academic calendar at their meeting last Thursday.

September 14, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Education


Three Effingham County teens complete Youth Challenge Academy

Three Effingham County teens will be among 157 youth scheduled to graduate from the Georgia Youth Challenge Academy on Aug. 25, at the James Brown Arena in Macon.

September 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS to hold band alumni night

Effingham County band alumni are invited to join the Rebel Regiment on Sept. 21 for ECHS Alumni Band Night.

September 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Cox earns Leadership Scholarship

Georgia Southwestern State University student Tyler Cox of Guyton has received the Leadership Scholarship for the 2007-2008 academic year.

September 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Girls in science

September 11, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Education


State may change graduation requirements

The Effingham County Board of Education heard details about the current draft to change the state graduation requirements Thursday.

September 11, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Education


Ombudsman program up and running in Effingham

The Effingham County School System has approved a contract to engage Ombudsman Educational Services to offer a second chance for students who have been expelled, have serious attendance issues or would benefit from an alternative learning environment.

September 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Guyton High Reunion

The 1947 Class of Guyton High School celebrated its 60th reunion Saturday.

September 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Five treated for meningitis as a precaution

Five children from Effingham County have been given preventative treatment after possibly coming into contact with bacterial meningitis from a day camp at the Pooler YMCA.

September 06, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Education


Teachers, students settling into routines

Missy Roddenberry once walked the halls of Effingham County High School as a student. She's back as a teacher, in a classroom as new to her as it is to the school.

September 04, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


Student teacher returns to same classroom as a full-fledged educator

Christina Mincey spent months preparing for her first day of school as a new teacher.

September 01, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


UGA’s Warnell School to host ‘Effingham Girls in Science’ third annual open house

Effingham Girls in Science will be holding its third annual open house on Aug. 18 from 1-4 p.m. at the UGA Warnell Forest Education Center in Guyton. The event is free and open to all girls attending middle or high school in Effingham, or surrounding counties.

September 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Area residents graduate from Mercer

Mercer University held nine commencements during May, with more than 1,500 students participating. On May 12, the University's Macon commencement for the College of Liberal Arts, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, School of Engineering, Townsend School of Music and Tift College of Education was held in the University Center, with an estimated 3,000 graduates and guests in attendance.

August 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


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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


It was no accident

As Adam Cochran introduced himself to hundreds of Effingham County High School students last Thursday, he included another description:

April 21, 2015 | By Pat Donahue Paul Floeckher | Education


Middle and high school honor rolls

Ebenezer Middle

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Google Apps, ECCA tour highlight Parent University

A lesson on using Google Apps and a tour of the Effingham College and Career Academy highlight the final 2014-15 installment of Parent University-Effingham.

April 14, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the third nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:

April 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


4-H Cloverleafs compete at DPA

Twenty-eight students from Effingham County recently participated in the 4-H Southeast District Cloverleaf Project Achievement competition in Emanuel County.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern online MBA ranked in top 20

STATESBORO - The online Master of Business Administration offered by the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University has been ranked 17th by BestColleges.com as a Top Online MBA Program of 2015.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers take aim in regional, state archery competitions

The Effingham County Extension office hit the bull's-eye with its newest program for 4-H'ers.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


From the artists’ eyes

Local students displayed their artistic talent at the Effingham County School System's countywide art show.

April 08, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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