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Auburn-bound Proctor awarded scholarships

Jason Proctor of Rincon has been awarded two college scholarships worth a total of $68,000.

February 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School board formally accepts Mock’s resignation

Effingham County Board of Education members hope to fill their vacant seat next month.

February 06, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Students won’t have to make up days lost to weather

Effingham County School System students won't have to make up the two days lost to winter weather last week.

February 06, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


SEHS to host annual student fashion show

The South Effingham High School visual arts department and National Art Honor Society will host the eighth annual student fashion show on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at SEHS.

February 06, 2014 | Staff report | Education


GSU announces fall 2013 president’s list

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,149 students for excellence in academics on the 2013 fall semester president's list. To be eligible for the president's list, a student must have at least a 4.0 grade-point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

February 06, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students make dean’s list at Georgia Southern

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 2,646 students for excellence in academics on the 2013 fall semester dean's list. To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade-point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

February 06, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Some parents unhappy with redistricting proposal

Effingham County Schools Superintendent Randy Shearouse reiterated Thursday night that, "I've always said that I would send my child to any elementary school we have in the county."

January 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Emotional Mock steps down from BoE seat

Mose Mock fought back tears Thursday night as he announced he would step down from the Effingham County Board of Education.

January 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Marlow teacher honored as Special Olympics volunteer

Special Olympics Georgia honored Marlow Elementary School special education teacher Dawn Vorel as its volunteer of the month for December.

January 27, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students receive degrees from AASU

SAVANNAH – The following local students graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University on Dec. 7:

January 27, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn honors

Local students make VSU dean's list

January 27, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Essay, poster winners highlight MLK youth program

As part of Effingham County's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance, children and adults enjoyed the annual youth program Monday at the recreation department gym in Springfield.

January 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Survey hails GSU’s online programs

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University is home to some of the nation's best online education programs, according to the 2014 Best Online Programs list from U.S. News & World Report.

January 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Sand Hill’s top speller

Montrez Johnson is Sand Hill Elementary School's top speller for the 2013-14 school year.

January 20, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn LMU degrees

HARROGATE, Tenn. - Lincoln Memorial University conferred the degrees of 652 graduates on Dec. 14 at its annual winter commencement exercises.

January 20, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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Writing scores dip for eighth-graders

Reflecting the results across the region and state, Effingham County's scores declined slightly this year from last year on Georgia's Eighth-Grade Writing Assessment.

April 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Chalk one up at Habersham School

Students at The Habersham School in Rincon put on a colorful display of school spirit Friday.

April 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system finds comfort zone in budget

The Effingham County Board of Education's initial projections for its fiscal year 2015 budget are for revenues to exceed expenses by $1.6 million.

April 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Guyton Elementary enjoys spring festival

The threat of rain on Saturday moved Guyton Elementary School's spring festival inside, but the fundraiser for a variety of school projects still drew a big crowd.

April 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


South Effingham’s HOSA aims for 100 pints of blood

The South Effingham High School HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) club will host its second Red Cross blood drive of the 2013-14 school year April 11 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the school gymnasium.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Springfield’s own Madame Tussaud’s

Springfield Elementary School fourth-graders portrayed historical figures and events in the school's annual "wax museum."

March 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Parent University gears up for year’s final session

Parent University-Effingham will host its final session of the 2013-14 school year April 5 at Effingham County Middle School.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECHS to host autism awareness 5K Saturday

Effingham County High School will host a 5K run/walk for autism awareness April 5 at Rebel Field.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Parent University gets grant

Parent University-Effingham received a $500 grant from Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Effingham County.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Pictures at an exhibition

Artwork from all Effingham County schools was on display last week in the annual district-wide art exhibition.

March 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEHS students show their talents

Thirteen acts performed in South Effingham High School's annual talent show, a fundraiser for the school's drama and choral departments.

March 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Young Farmers auction raises money for scholarships

The Effingham County Young Farmers raised $11,754 in their annual auction Tuesday at Effingham County High School.

March 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system accomodates all requests to stay put

Parents who asked for their children not to be transferred from Blandford or Rincon elementary schools to another school next year got their wish.

March 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Taking the right path

South Effingham High School juniors and seniors took turns Wednesday trying to walk a straight line for nine steps - while wearing goggles simulating having a blood alcohol content of .25, or three times the legal limit.

March 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H’ers shine at Project Achievement

Fifteen Effingham County 4-H members competed at the Southeast District Project Achievement competition at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, including two who earned first-place finishes to advance to the state competition.

March 27, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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