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ECHS cadets pay tribute at Veterans Memorial Cemetery

Cold and rainy weather did not deter cadets from Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC from participating in an annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville. This was the fifth consecutive year cadets helped honor deceased veterans by being a part of the 45-minute ceremony, held indoors due do the weather, and then helping place wreaths on more than 500 veterans' graves.

January 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Two Effingham students receive Ga. Southwestern honors

Two students from Effingham County were among 565 students recognized for scholastic achievement for the 2013 fall semester at Georgia Southwestern State University.

January 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Page earns degree from Georgia College

MILLEDGEVILLE - Kristian Page from Springfield earned a bachelor of science degree in outdoor education from Georgia College on Dec. 14.

January 13, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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


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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


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


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