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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


Screen places sixth at area FFA event

Effingham County High School FFA member Robin Screen placed sixth in the recent Area IV FFA Agricultural Electrification Career Development Event held at Treutlen County High School.

December 23, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Calhoun named to Reinhardt dean’s list

WALESKA - Salena Calhoun of Guyton was among the 402 students named to the Reinhardt University dean's list for fall semester 2013.

December 23, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Bingham graduates from SCAD

Taylor Bingham of Guyton recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

December 23, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Logistics students deliver more than books

Along with the skills they're acquiring for potential careers, students in the Effingham College and Career Academy's logistics program are gaining something even more valuable.

December 19, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Local students earn fall semester honors at UGA

Two Effingham County students were named to the University of Georgia presidential scholar list for fall semester 2013.

December 19, 2013 | Staff report | Education


AASU announces fall term dean’s list

The following local students were named to the fall 2013 dean's list at Armstrong Atlantic State University:

December 19, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Reading it from the top

Effingham County Schools Superintendent Randy Shearouse kicked off National Children's Book Week at Ebenezer Elementary by reading to the second-grade students.

December 19, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Writing scores slip slightly across county, state

Though Effingham County's scores on the Georgia High School Writing Test declined slightly from last year to this year, school officials see no cause for alarm.

December 16, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEHS chapter gets SADD grant

A group of local high school students is working to reduce injuries and deaths among young drivers, particularly the ones resulting from speeding, driving under the influence and texting while driving.

December 16, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Living and learning in the global village

Effingham County Middle School students from Amber Healy's sixth-grade world geography class participated recently in a Global Village Competition at Georgia Southern University, as part of the International Festival held by GSU's Center for International Studies.

December 16, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School board approves calendar for 2014-15

Effingham County students will take spring break the week after Easter next school year, but won't have to begin the CRCT the same week they return from the break.

December 12, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Muffins with mom, donuts with dad

To help promote literacy and parental involvement, Sand Hill Elementary School parents were invited to "Muffins with Mom and Donuts with Dad."

December 12, 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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