Russ Hillman is building his eighth kayak with his architectural drawing and design class at the Effingham Career Academy to show them that if they can draw it, they can build it.
Although property tax collections declined in February and March, the Effingham County Board of Education continues to draw closer to meeting its budgeted revenue of approximately $26 million.
Effingham County Middle School in Springfield will be sponsoring a regional Battlefront Miniatures Tournament Saturday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at ECMS. Battlefront Miniature clubs are found nationwide.
Rendi DeGenaro has been selected as Rincon Elementary's April Parent of the Month. She is employed at I'll Be Your Best Friend Academy and is the mother of Kaden-Deen, Pre-K student at RES; Camryn, a fifth grader at RES; Hannah, a sixth grader at Ebenezer Middle School; and A'Lexis, a ninth grade student at Effingham County High School. DeGenaro was nominated for this award by Kaden-Deen's teacher, Judy Perry. Perry stated DeGenaro was very involved ...
On April 2, the Effingham County Pre-K Parent and Child Together program collaborated with the Rincon Branch of the Effingham County Library for this year's second "Daddy and Me" session.
Elizabeth Heyden and Marlie Smith, both juniors at South Effingham High School, recently participated in the Savannah College of Art and Design's "SCAD Challenge," an international 2-D and 3-D art competition for high school juniors and seniors.
Team members from the Effingham Career Academy's Architecture and Design lab and students from business classes at both high schools recently participated in a new project organized by local logistic industry leaders. Called "Follow the Container," the program gives students a sneak peak into not only what's shipped in a container, but also how the containers come off the ship, through the port, over the road, and into and out of the warehouse.
The State Board of Education approved State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge's plan to phase out the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT). Students who enter high school in fall 2011 will no longer take the GHSGT in English, math, social studies and science, in order to graduate. This new plan will require students to pass all required courses, and the End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) would now count 20 percent of a student's final grade, rather ...
Georgia Southern University will welcome two of its alumni back to campus as Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Dan T. Cathy and Georgia Chamber of Commerce President Chris Clark have been selected to serve as spring 2011 commencement speakers. The annual ceremonies are scheduled for May 13 (graduate) and May 14 (undergraduate).
Blandford Elementary First grade Paige Addington, Seriah Ancil, Harrison Ashlock, Sha'Kynah Baker, Sina Ballew, Jace Barrs, Alexis Belcher, Chapman Bennett, Aidan Bernard, Cassie Biggers, Julian Boland, Leannah Bowden, Jacob Bragg, Katherine Britt, Journi Brown, Parker Brownley, Timothy Burnsed, Emma Carroll, Colton Cassidy, Rachel Collins, Jazmin Creel, Brandon Davis, Christopher Davis, Franklin Davis, Tariq Echols, Kamryn Ellis, Ryan Flood, Luke Floyd, Donald Fludd, Kaitlyn Fludd, Darrell Fowler, Jacob Galindez, Bradley Gangewere, Caitlynn Grayson, Benjamin Griffin, Tyler ...
ATLANTA-Georgia's adult learners who want to earn their General Educational Development (GED®) diploma will soon have to pay more for the test following changes to the fee structure by the national administrator of the GED Testing Service.
Effingham County played a pivotal role in launching the Georgia Department of Education's state-wide Student Longitudinal Data System, which gives the state, the district, schools, teachers and parents access to data that allows them to make informed decisions about student learning.
Because of their exceptional academic abilities, 27 seventh graders from Effingham County qualified for participation in the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) 7th Grade Talent Search, sponsored by Duke University.
It is not uncommon to hear an employee of the Effingham County School System refer to his or her "school family" when discussing something going on at that school.
Camille Vernava, left, was crowned Miss Effingham County Middle School 2011 during the "Candy Land" themed pageant held March 5. Vernava, a sixth grader, also won formal wear and casual wear awards.
The South Effingham High School Talent Show Extravaganza will be held on Friday in the high school cafeteria auditorium. The show starts at 6 p.m.
After waiting through two education special purpose local option sales tax project lists, South Effingham High School will finally get a fieldhouse.
Don White Jr. of Rincon has been named to the President's List at Thomas University for the fall 2011 semester.
Ashlyn Wiggins, a seventh grader from Ebenezer Middle School, was stunned when the judges nodded that she had spelled her final word correctly.
The Effingham County Board of Education agreed to gradually reduce the required number of credits needed for high school graduation to align with the new seven-period day schedule.
More than 50 volunteers spent their Saturday morning digging in the dirt at Guyton Elementary School.
County high schools will have a big incentive for staying on their best behavior leading up to their final year.
Jessica Smart has been chosen as "Parent of the Month" for January at Rincon Elementary School. She has one son, Antonio Lexie, who is in second grade.
SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College will offer general information sessions about GED testing at 2 p.m. on Jan. 25 and Feb. 22 and at 10 a.m. on Feb. 8. The one-hour sessions will be held at the STC Savannah Campus, 5717 White Bluff Road in the Academic Commons Building, Room B126.
Holly Usher, assistant principal at Ebenezer Middle School, presents the retired jersey of the late Ramona Lovett to Dr. Brenda Lovett on Friday afternoon. Ramona Lovett, who had been principal at EMS, passed away earlier this school year. The presentation was made between the South Effingham Middle School-EMS basketball games at Ebenezer Middle School.
Emma Rawlins, 12, of Springfield, was among those honored at the annual Coastal Hunter Circuit year end banquet on Sunday night. She was awarded Reserve Champion in four separate classes, including 11 and under flat, 11 and under over 2 feet fences, Short Stirrup flat and Short Stirrup Hunter. She was also third overall in Short Stirrup over 2 feet fences. Rawlins is a sixth grader at Ebenezer Middle School and is the daughter of Shea and Chris Rawlins.
COCHRAN-Middle Georgia College Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Mary Lou Frank, has announced that three students from Effingham County have been cited for scholastic achievement during MGC's fall 2011 semester.
Georgia Southern University has assembled its 2012 Southern's Orientation, Advisement, and Registration (SOAR) Team to help guide incoming freshmen through orientation during summer SOAR sessions.
Georgia Southern University's online graduate programs in business, education, information technology and nursing have been ranked among the nation's best in the first edition of Top Online Education Program rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
Overall, the Effingham County School System believes its high school writing program is strong and continuing to improve.