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School board to discuss new lines at next meeting

The Effingham County Board of Education will hold its Jan. 23 meeting at a different location than usual.

January 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


MLK poster, essay contest winners announced

A group of Effingham County students have been recognized as this year's winners of the annual MLK essay and poster contests.

January 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Blandford welcomes the world through its flags

A vibrant addition to the Blandford Elementary commons area represents the school's diverse student body.

January 06, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


BoE aiming to renovate SEES over the summer

Hopeful that state funding will be approved, the Effingham County Board of Education is moving forward with its plans to renovate South Effingham Elementary School.

January 02, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Schools pulling out the stops for more bus drivers

The Effingham County School System hopes the new year brings a few new bus drivers.

January 02, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


GSU to hold Southern Conference on Children

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's Division of Continuing Education will hold the 27th annual Southern Conference on Children on Jan. 25 at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham Academy alums enjoy 60th reunion

The class of 1953, the first to graduate 12 grades from Effingham Academy in Springfield, held a 60-year reunion recently at the home of Walter and Carolyn (Burns) Gnann.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


FBLA marks American Enterprise Day

Effingham County High School's business classes and Future Business Leaders of America chapter joined other students around the country in celebrating American Enterprise Day.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia wins Race to the Top

Georgia is projected to receive more than $50 million to implement its plan over four years after being selected as the winner in the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


BoE gets unexpected break on new fleet insurance

The Effingham County Board of Education will have some unexpected savings in its 2014 budget.

December 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham 4-H’ers learn what the buzz is all about

One of Effingham County's 4-H programs is creating a buzz.

December 30, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn honors at GCSU

MILLEDGEVILLE - Six students from Effingham County earned 2013 fall semester honors at Georgia College & State University, as announced by President Steve Dorman.

December 26, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Darton announces fall honors list

Kirsten Edwards from Effingham County was named to the dean's list Darton State College, and three other Effingham students were named to the merit list for the fall 2013 semester.

December 26, 2013 | Staff report | Education


SES provides Falcons, Second Harvest with a big gain

Springfield Elementary School placed third in the Atlanta Falcons' Fal-CAN food drive. The school was given tickets to attend the Dec. 15 game and was recognized on the field before the game and be given a plaque and autographed football. SES students and staff raised 3,886 pounds of food for Second Harvest.

December 26, 2013 | Staff report | Education


FBLA officers attend fall leadership conference

Three officers from the Effingham County High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America, along with two potential officers and their advisor Karen Waltz, attended the recent FBLA Fall Leadership Conference/Competition in Athens.

December 23, 2013 | Staff report | Education


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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


Effingham 4-H members learn leadership

Effingham County 4-H'ers recently made a trip to Atlanta to participate in Leadership Day, a time when leaders from all across the state come together to share ways they can improve leadership efforts in Georgia.

March 27, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School board will keep District 4 seat open

The Effingham County Board of Education's District 4 seat could remain vacant until the start of the next school year.

March 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


NJROTC gives lift to FORCE

Every Effingham County school contributed to this year's school food drive for the Food Outreach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE), but South Effingham High School went above and beyond.

March 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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