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Setting a gold standard

During breakfast every Wednesday, Pre-K students at Rincon Elementary welcome volunteer readers from South Effingham High School. Rylee Kirk, a senior at SEHS, leads the Pre-K Literacy Project.

November 24, 2015 | By Tess DeMeyer Special to the Herald | Education


4-H’ers give to Backus Children's Hospital

When a child needs medical care, it can be a stressful time for the entire family. In an effort to ease the stress the Effingham County 4-H'ers prepared 60 treat bags, as well as donated hand-painted flower pots made by the Effingham County 4-H Homeschoolers, for the Backus Children's Hospital at Memorial Health in Savannah.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Sheriff McDuffie reads to pre-k classes

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie reads to Liz Allen's pre-kindergarten class at Effingham County High School during National Pre-K Week. Allen's class was one of many Sheriff McDuffie visited to read to kids.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Grace Academy delivers for Manna House

Students at Grace Academy conducted a month-long food drive and donated the items to Manna House Ministries to distribute. The school decided Manna House was the perfect place to support, while also teaching the students about helping others. Class periods included discussion of Biblical views in giving to people in need.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham County Teacher of the Year

In her classroom halfway down a hall at Ebenezer Middle School, Heather Cocke has created a utopia for her students.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Middle and high school honor rolls

Ebenezer Middle

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Blandford Elementary

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEMS cheer team wins first state championship

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheerleaders ended their competition season winning the 2015 Georgia Middle School state championship. This is the first year a state competition has been held at the middle school level in Georgia. The competition was held at the Jefferson High School Arena on Nov. 7.

November 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


ECHS takes fourth at state cheer competition

The Effingham County competitive cheerleading squad finished fourth in the GHSA Class AAAAA state cheerleading meet Saturday in Columbus. Northgate won the state championship.

November 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


BES Junior Beta Club pitches in for Manna House

The Junior Beta Club at Blandford Elementary School coordinated their annual Thanksgiving food drive for Manna House in Rincon. A total of 3,140 pounds of food was donated by Blandford students.

November 10, 2015 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers take part in poverty simulation

Effingham County 4-H'ers assisted Family Promise by volunteering in a Poverty Simulation event designed to help participants understand the reality of poverty and to increase awareness of the challenges faced by individuals living at or near the poverty level.

November 10, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Rincon resident on GSU team headed to Baja

STATESBORO-Christopher Gerdmann of Rincon will travel to Mexico with the Georgia Southern University Eagle Motorsports Racing team to compete in the SCORE (Southern California Off Road Experience) International Baja 1000 race Nov. 18-23.

November 10, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEMS takes Cheer Dawg Classic

South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team won first place at the "Cheer Dawg Classic" cheer competition on Oct. 31 hosted by Toombs County High School. The SEMS cheerleaders are undefeated this season. They are preparing for the biggest week of their season to compete at the "Coastal Empire Region Championship" which was held Nov. 5 at Richmond Hill Middle School. The team traveled to Jefferson City High School on Saturday, to compete in the first middle school state competition to be held in Georgia.

November 10, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Salute to service

Ebenezer Middle School's annual Veterans Day salute filled the school's gym to capacity Tuesday afternoon.

November 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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


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Mozeko named to dean’s list at Harding University

SEARCY, Ark.-Reid Mozeko, a computer science major at Harding University from Guyton, is among more than 1,300 students included on the dean's ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Having designs on GHP

Two Effingham County students will attend the prestigious Governor's Honors Program this summer.

June 07, 2016 | By Caitlyn Richtman | Education


School system planning a busy summer

The Effingham County Board of Education discussed upcoming improvements to its schools and the next steps for the new Rincon Elementary School.

June 07, 2016 | By Caitlyn Richtman Herald Intern | Education


The future is now

It was a big night at The Corral for the South Effingham High School class of 2016 and graduates entering the military went to the ...

June 01, 2016 | Staff report | Education


The future is now

It was smiles and hugs all around Rebel Field on Friday night as the Effingham County High School class of 2016 received its diplomas.

June 01, 2016 | Staff report | Education


ECHS stages musical ‘Beauty and the Beast’

The Effingham County High School Drama Club brought the house down April 29 and 30, with its musical version of "Beauty and the Beast" by ...

June 01, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Locals make dean’s list at Berry

ROME-The following area students were named to the spring 2016 dean's list at Berry College:

June 01, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Eaton graduates from Berry College

Berry College announces that Eric Eaton of Rincon earned a BMUS in Music with Elective Studies in Business.

June 01, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students make dean’s list at ABAC

TIFTON-Students who achieved academic excellence in their course work during the spring term were recently recognized at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. ABAC cites its ...

June 01, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn UNG honors

Dr. Bonita C. Jacobs, president of UNG, recognized more than 1,200 students who earned a 4.0 during the spring 2016 semester.

June 01, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Cowart receives tool grant from 3M

HOUSTON-Roan Cowart, a 2006 South Effingham High School graduate, was honored with a tool grant from 3M and the Collision Repair Education Foundation in ...

June 01, 2016 | Staff report | Education


South Effingham tunes up for band signing day

Last Wednesday, 11 South Effingham High School band students took the next step with their band careers and signed to play in college at SEHS ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Area FFA officers chosen

Katlyn Davis, a member of the South Effingham Middle FFA chapter, was elected to serve as the 2016-17 Area 4 Junior Representative during the Area ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Parker’s provides a spark at GES

SAVANNAH-Parker's recently donated $8,000 to the Effingham County School System through the company's popular Fueling the Community program. The check donation ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Finishing at the top

It's been a healthy competition for the last four years for the top graduates of the Effingham County High School class of 2016.

May 25, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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