The administrative staff at Marlow Elementary had a surprise for its students when they went to lunch March 19.
Effingham County High School FFA finished off National FFA Week on March 5. There was strong participation in the activities all week long from FFA members and non-members alike.
Students at Rincon Elementary School participated in the national Kick Butts Day - cigarette butts, that is. Seventy lunch boxes were placed at the front entrance of the school to represent the 70 children who try cigarettes for the first time every day. They are also in the midst of Tar Wars, another program that educates children about the short and long term effects of tobacco use.
Blandford First grade Madison Abney, Victoria Aldridge, Jeremy Allen, Gavin Ballard, Lieah Blake, McKay Boyett, Joseph Bragg, Alexandra Brown, Samantha Buchanan, Carson Burns, Savannah Carpenter, Haleigh Chambers, Jadyn Coleman, Dylan Cornwell, Emily Dardar, Chesney Davis, Leighton Davis, Charles DeRouen, Zachary Dunlop, Alicia Fickling, Mike Garcia Mota, Mallory Goff, Malcolm Goldsby, Hannah Gordy, Nina Grace, Jeremiah Grainger, Layla Green, Madison Groover, Taylor Gunn, Cameron Hall, Haley Hathaway, William Herrington, Olivia Grace Higgins, Nekiyah Hill, Trinity Howard, ...
Effingham County High School received a $2,500 SAFE Prom grant from the Peace Officers' Association of Georgia to promote an alcohol free prom.
After raising $4,000 each to buy ShelterBoxes after the January earthquake in Haiti, South Effingham High and Springfield Elementary students were able to see where their money went when they helped assemble the 10-man tent in front of their schools last week.
Rincon Elementary kindergarten students were treated Friday to their annual vehicle career day, where several different cars and trucks used by professionals in the community were on display.
ATHENS-The University of Georgia has announced the students who were named Presidential scholars or achieved dean's list for the fall semester.
All smiles and teary-eyed, senior Jessica Heidt was named 2010 Miss ECHS on Saturday night. "I didn't know what to think. I was so excited," said Heidt of when her name was called. Jessica, also this year's Homecoming Queen, was the winner for the interview portion of the competition. She is the daughter of Connie Heidt, who said she wasn't nervous for her daughter. Jessica's white diamond strapless gown made her eyes sparkle even ...
Effingham County School Superintendent Randy Shearouse laid out options to the Board of Education on Thursday night to cut costs for pre-k and was met with concern from parents and teachers throughout the county.
South Effingham Middle School students pictured were chosen by their grade level teachers to represent their team as citizen of the month for February.
Effingham County high school students recently attended the SkillsUSA State Skills and Leadership Conference in Atlanta on March 11-13 and students from both schools brought home some outstanding awards.
The Ebenezer Middle School "Pizazz" Show Choir, under the direction of Lawanda Allen, will present its 5th annual dinner theater show March 26-27.
Nearly 100 outstanding high school seniors recently attended Georgia Southern University's second annual Southern Leadership Excellence Academics and Dedication (LEAD) Conference at its main campus in Statesboro.
At the annual Invention Convention on Tuesday afternoon, students from elementary schools throughout the county exhibited their creative solutions to common problems, with a South Effingham Elementary first grader winning grand champion.
The First Baptist Church of Rincon weekday ministry art class won big in the Georgia Junior Duck Stamp competition.
Each year the United Daughters of the Confederacy sponsors an historical essay contest. The essay contest is offered to all students in grades fifth through 12th. The topic of this year's essay was "Robert E. Lee and his leadership at Appomattox."
SAVANNAH-Twenty-nine Savannah Technical College students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at a ceremony at STC's Eckburg Auditorium.
Receiving diminishing state and local funding and facing a budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year, the Effingham County Board of Education is looking to save money where it can.
South Effingham Middle School's Rebecca Kight took first place in a statewide essay contest sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia's Young Lawyers Division.
Of the many opportunities in Georgia 4-H to develop leadership, one of the most positive experiences is the opportunity for older 4-H'ers to mentor younger 4-H'ers by serving as teen leaders in their county, district and state programs. Teen leaders have specific responsibilities and leadership roles such as assisting 4-H staff in planning, conducting and instructing events. They also are expected to exemplify good behavior, manners and time management skills.
Competition among two local sports medicine providers may be a good thing, since the Effingham County School System will be the winner.
Effingham County High School sophomore Rajvi Dave, who is representing Georgia, and her advisor, Victoria Neurath, will head to Orlando, Fla., this summer where Dave will compete in the National FCCLA Star Events competition.
The launch of the spring 2012 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC) runs through May 13. This event marks two years of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting state and local 4-H programming in each of the communities where a TSC or Del's Farm and Feed Supply store is located.
Instead of getting ready for prom like most Effingham County teens were doing last Saturday, four high school students from the area spent their morning at the Coastal Zone Division of the Rotary Speech Contest.
STATESBORO-Georgia Southern University's latest national championship squad has an Effingham County connection.
Because of declining state and local funding, the Effingham County Board of Education anticipates a budget shortfall in the next fiscal year.
As Effingham County High School celebrates its prom tonight, the organizing committee wants it to be perfect.
Rincon Elementary School inducted new members into its Junior Beta Club chapter during a recent ceremony attended by family and friends.
Each school year, Kroger selects a theme for its school grant program, Earning Plus Learning. This year, the theme was "Active! Mind, Body, Community." Schools may submit entries that include scrapbooks, photos, videos, essays or any other form that would show how they promote the theme.