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County’s graduation rates continue to climb

Graduation rates at Effingham County schools continue to climb and also continue to outpace the state's performance.

November 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


E-SPLOST renewal passes easily

The Effingham County Board of Education applauded the vote last Tuesday that approved the next round of the educational special purpose local option sales tax.

November 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


ECCA named finalist for college and career academy of the year

Effingham County College and Career Academy was named one of five finalists Thursday for the College and Career Academy of the Year at Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle's eighth annual business and education summit.

November 05, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEHS cheer team takes Battle in the Boro

The SEHS varsity competition cheer team won first place in the 5A division at Battle in the Boro. The cheer competition was held Oct. 24 at Statesboro High School.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEHS JV cheerleaders take first in statesboro

The South Effingham High School JV competition cheer team won first place again, winning the Battle in the Boro on Oct. 24 at Statesboro High School.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEMS cheerleaders take Battle in the Boro

The South Effingham Middle School Competition Cheerleaders brought home another win Oct. 24 at "Battle in the Boro" cheer competition, hosted by Statesboro High School. The SEMS cheerleaders earned first place in the large division by a 43-point lead. They are now preparing for their next competition, the "Cheer Dawg Classic," which will be held on Saturday at Toombs County High School.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn GSU honors

STATESBORO-Georgia Southern University recently recognized 175 students on the 2015 summer semester president's list.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn Ga. Southwestern scholarships

AMERICUS-The following students received scholarships from Georgia Southwestern State University for the 2015-16 academic year and were among nearly 350 scholarship recipients.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Education


A helping hand at Lakeview Manor

A group of ECE/FCCLA students visited Lakeview Manor recently. While there, the students talked with the residents, "assisted" with a Halloween craft, and gathered around the piano to enjoy music while one of the residents played. Before they left, the students and residents were planning the next visit.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Where everyone is a champion

Students from each of Effingham's eight elementary schools participated in the Special Olympics at South Effingham High School on Oct. 23. High School students from both local high schools who are on the medical track served as volunteers, alongside Effingham County Schools' occupational therapists.

October 28, 2015 | Staff report | Education


FCCLA members get pumped up at state rally

Youth from the Effingham College and Career Academy chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America recently participated in a motivational rally held Oct. 14 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.

October 27, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Lessons come to life for Springfield Elementary students

Springfield Elementary School students attended the Ebenezer Alive! educational program on Sept. 30 for their annual field trip. Ebenezer Alive!, New Ebenezer Retreat Center staff and Georgia-Pacific provided three classes that the students attended.

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


County ACT scores outpace state, national averages

More Effingham County high school students are taking the ACT for their college entrance examinations - and their scores are outpacing those at a state and national level.

October 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Peading all about Pre-K Week

Guest readers brought the world of books and reading to Effingham County pre-kindergarten students last week during Pre-K Week.

October 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Usher chosen for UGA’s Cordelia Anne Ellis scholarship

Sophie Usher, a University of Georgia student from Clyo studying avian biology, has been selected to receive the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Cordelia Anne Ellis Scholarship for the 2015-16 school year.

October 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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Effingham Teacher of the Year a finalist for state honor

The reigning Effingham County teacher of the year, Ebenezer Middle School English and language arts teacher Heather Cocke, has been named one of 10 finalists ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Quick thinker

Anna Kate Taylor of South Effingham Elementary School won the Exchange Club of Effingham County's annual Quick Think-a-Thon, held at Ebenezer Middle School.

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Hillman among GSU’s winners at Savannah ADDYs

STATESBORO-Six Georgia Southern students, including Ashley Hillman of Bloomingdale, took home awards at the local level of the 2016 American Advertising Awards (ADDY) in ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham Exchange Club honors students

The Exchange Club of Effingham County honored its ACE (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award nominees and its nominees for the Youth of the Year ...

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Three at SEHS named Georgia Scholars

South Effingham High School students Parker Gordy, Dallas McCorkendale and Matt Stier have been named Georgia Scholars.

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Georgia 4-H to enlist oysters to help fight Tybee erosion

This summer, Georgia 4-H is recruiting an army of oysters to help ensure the future of the organization's coastal environmental education center.

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


GSU's Enactus team takes regional competition

The Georgia Southern Enactus team competed and won at the Enactus Regional Competition in Atlanta on April 1. The student-led organization focuses on providing economic ...

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Walls delivers as keynote speaker at SSU Honors Day

Richard Walls, a native of Springfield and a junior at Savannah State University was chosen recently to represent the College of Liberal Arts and Social ...

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Tuned into the all-state band

Four middle school students from Effingham County were selected to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association Middle School All State Band in Athens on ...

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Two Effingham students join Phi Kappa Phi honor society

BATON ROUGE, LA-The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective ...

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


School system looking to boost budget at lower millage rate

The Effingham County School System is planning on a bigger budget for the coming fiscal year - but perhaps with a lower millage rate.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


State says OK to strategic waiver application

The state Department of Education has given its approval to the Effingham County School System's strategic waiver application.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Kight wins Exchange Club speech contest

Rebecca Kight, a senior at South Effingham High School, won the Exchange Club of Effingham County's speech contest. The theme was citizenship, and Kight ...

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Finding their way

Effingham County High School students navigated their way through the Teen Maze on Wednesday, getting a glimpse at what good decisions' impacts - and the circumstances ...

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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