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Eagles mascot slips the surly bonds

Georgia Southern University has embarked on a bold journey where no Eagle has ever gone before. GUS, the university's mascot, has landed safely after being launched into the stratosphere on a mission to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning.

October 10, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Change is in the air for SES coin drive

Springfield Elementary students are turning their loose change into new books for the school.

October 10, 2013 | Staff report | Education


No matter the test, college exam scores are on the rise

Fewer high school students in Effingham County took the SAT in 2013 than in 2012, but school officials don't view that as a negative.

October 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Dave reigns as ECHS queen

Senior Rajvi Dave was crowned Effingham County High School's 2013 homecoming queen at halftime of Friday night's football game at Rebel Field.

October 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Effingham County 4-H starts off the year

Another big year for 4-H is under way in Effingham County.

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Sunrise Rotary supports ECHS Interact

The Effingham County High School Interact Club is a part of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Effingham County. It is an active service organization comprised of nearly 100 members.

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Reading isn’t a reach for students during Pre-K Week

They needed a stepladder to reach the check-out counter, but a group of young children received their first library cards Monday.

October 03, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Marlow’s Wilkins named system’s teacher of the year

Top teachers were honored Wednesday at the 14th annual Effingham County Board of Education Teacher of the Year Banquet, sponsored by the Effingham Herald.

October 03, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Parents earn their diplomas

At 78 years old, Geneva Patterson isn't the typical rapper.

September 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


South Effingham crowns its queen

Caroline Brennan was crowned South Effingham High School's 2013 homecoming queen at halftime of Friday night's football game against Glenn Hills at The Corral.

September 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


State funds could pay for renovations at SEES

South Effingham Elementary School will soon get a facelift - as long as the Effingham County School System receives funding it's entitled to from the state.

September 26, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School board honors Master Teachers, retirees

The Effingham County Board of Education recognized new Master Teachers and 2013 school system retirees at its Sept. 19 meeting.

September 26, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Savannah Tech’s ‘mini-mester’ to begin next week

SAVANNAH - Students may register for 'Mini-Mester' classes at Savannah Technical College beginning Oct. 1. These classes will start Oct. 17 and last through the end of fall semester, Dec. 11.

September 26, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Civil War comes to Springfield Elementary

Fifth-graders at Springfield Elementary saw what life was like in the 1860s, thanks to a recent visit to the school by a group of Civil War re-enactors.

September 23, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


GSU announces president’s list

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 130 students, including eight from Effingham County, for excellence in academics on the 2013 Summer Semester President's List.

September 23, 2013 | Staff report | Education


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Armstrong to host Pirate Preview

Armstrong State University will host an open house event for prospective students and their parents.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham promoting School Bus Safety Week

Three students represented the Effingham County School System in a statewide poster contest to promote Georgia School Bus Safety Week.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECMS hosts sixth-grade parent night

Effingham County Middle School recently hosted a sixth-grade parent night.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Lamb to compete for Miss ABAC

TIFTON - Leslie Lamb, a student at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, will compete for the title of Ms. ABAC at the 46th annual pageant Oct. 23. Sponsored by the Ag Business Club, the theme of this year's contest is "Timeless Elegance."

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students post best ACT scores

The Effingham County School System saw its best-ever results on the ACT college admissions test this year, according to data provided by school officials.

October 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Pre-K week kicks off with guest readers

Special guests from the community are visiting Effingham County schools this week and reading books to pre-kindergarten students for Georgia Pre-K Week.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS cheerleaders win at Jeff Davis

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team won first place at their first competition this season, held at Jeff Davis Middle School.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Celebrate Armstrong to be held this week

Armstrong State University will host the second annual Celebrate Armstrong weekend Oct. 9-11. The community is invited to join in this celebration of everything Armstrong.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Luke Bryan Farm Tour to aid GSU scholarships

Georgia Southern University alum and country singer Luke Bryan will visit the Statesboro area during his annual Farm Tour at Perry Field Wednesday in Claxton.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Kieffer turns business background into top teaching

Effingham County's 2014-15 teacher of the year took a non-traditional route into the education field.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Diploma is worth the wait

Six-and-a-half decades after what would have been his final year of high school, a local Korean War veteran received his diploma.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


New classroom gives a breath of fresh air to learning at EMS

Ebenezer Middle School students are spending less time inside their classrooms these days, but that's not a bad thing.

September 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECHS to host marching band festival Saturday

Several bands will perform at Effingham County High School Saturday in one of the state's most established and prestigious marching contests.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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