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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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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards students bond at SGSC

South Georgia State College was hosted some of the best and brightest high school juniors and seniors during the annual District 6920 Rotary Youth Leadership ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Heller earns HES scholarship

Ben Heller was presented the Henry C. Wilkins Scholarship by the Historic Effingham Society. He is the son of Hank and Sabrina Heller. He graduated ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


‘Super’ summer reading program at the libraries

The Rincon and Springfield libraries kicked off their Summer Reading Programs for children and teens up to 18 years old in June, and it's ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


School board makes an alteration to dress code

When students return to Effingham County schools in less than a month, they will have a set of new rules by which to comply.

July 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Alexander receives G-P Foundation scholarship

Caroline Alexander, a 2015 graduate of Effingham County High School, has been selected as a recipient of a Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees' Children Scholarship. She is ...

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Benson earns HeritageBank of the South scholarship

HeritageBank of the South announces Christopher Michael Benson as winner of the HBOS College Scholarship.

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Parents reminded to get their school-age kids up-to-date on their immunizations

It won't be long before a new school year begins and Effingham County Health Department officials want to remind parents and caregivers to make ...

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students named to GSU president’s list

STATESBORO-Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,194 students for excellence in academics on the 2015 spring semester president's list. To be eligible for ...

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Waller earns dean’s list honor at Ga. State

ATLANTA-Charles Waller of Rincon was named to the dean's list for the spring 2015 semester at Georgia State University.

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Clemson names Hall to president’s list

CLEMSON, S.C.- Erin Kinsley Hall of Springfield has been named to the president's list at Clemson University for the spring 2015 semester.

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Hillman makes Pratt Institute president’s list

BROOKLYN, NY-Christina Hillman, a Springfield resident and a student at the prestigious Pratt Institute, was among the 900 students who made the president's ...

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students graduate from Valdosta State

VALDOSTA-Valdosta State University is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of the nearly 1,200 students who completed the requirements of their respective academic programs ...

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Kicklighter earns bachelor of arts from Mercer University

MACON-Kelsey Kicklighter of Rincon earned a bachelor of arts cum laude from Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts during the University's spring ...

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Rincon’s Stone earns bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech

ATLANTA-Brandon Stone of Rincon has earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

June 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students named to dean’s list at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA-The following students have earned the distinction of Dean's List at the Georgia Institute of Technology for Spring 2015.

June 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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