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Around the world at Blandford Elementary

Blandford Elementary students showcased cultures from around the world Friday in the school's annual international arts festival.

May 13, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


'Careers on wheels' at Blandford Elementary

Students were able to climb on board and sit behind the wheel of heavy-duty military vehicles during Blandford Elementary School's annual career day on May 3.

May 09, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H Cloverleafs take part in Project Achievement

Cloverleaf (fifth- and sixth-graders) 4-H'ers selected a project area that interested them from more than 60 choices for county Project Acheivement. Students prepared a three-to-five-minute presentation using materials he/she learned, created three posters and used visuals to explain the topic for the presentation. Presentations were viewed by two judges and scored based on subject knowledge, visuals and speech delivery.

May 09, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Effingham schools soar past state marks

The Effingham County School System earned high marks on the state's new index for measuring school performance.

May 09, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Rincon Elementary celebrates May Day

Rincon Elementary School welcomed the arrival of spring with its 30th annual May Day celebration Friday.

May 06, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS Beta Club comes through for MDA

The South Effingham Middle School Junior Beta Club recently raised $610 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

May 06, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School system honors retirees

Effingham County High School teaching paraprofessional Denese Parker is retiring at the end of this school year, but she's treating it as if it were another high school graduation.

May 02, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Decision day

While they still are, and always will be, Effingham County Rebels, a group of seniors wore their college colors to school on Wednesday.

May 02, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Deal signs dual-credit courses bill into law

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law legislation that aims to boost Georgia's college completion rate.

April 30, 2013 | Staff report | Education


EMS Run-to-Fund 5K hits the road for school organizations

For the past couple years, Ebenezer Middle School's after-school running program has promoted fitness for runners of all ages and abilities.

April 29, 2013 | Staff report | Education


YMCA’s Christian Leadership Academy completes its fourth class

Another season of the YMCA Christian Leadership Academy was completed April 21 at the annual spring banquet.

April 29, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School system to hold family night for ESOL

The Effingham County Board of Education is sponsoring a family night for students in the ESOL program and their parents.

April 25, 2013 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers merge heart and hands

Effingham County 4-H'ers merged their hearts and hands to create Easter baskets for local residents. As part of their monthly community care projects, students are given opportunities to express their gratitude by extending a generous hand to the community of Effingham County.

April 25, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School board breathing easier on FY14 budget

Superintendent Randy Shearouse is optimistic the Effingham County School System will collect a higher amount of local tax revenue this year than last year.

April 22, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


STC solar program taking spotlight

SAVANNAH - Jason White, one of the founders of Okefenokee Solar, Inc., in Blackshear, attended Savannah Technical College's Photovoltaic Systems class twice a week last summer. Then, he earned certification by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), a national certification organization for professional installers in the field of renewable energy. With his Photovoltaic training and NABCEP certification, White has installed 14 solar pump stations, one 8.25 kilowatt (KW) commercial installation and one 10KW residential system, since his company was established in 2012.

April 22, 2013 | Staff report | Education


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Blandford students corner awards at Stock Market Game

Four students from Blandford Elementary School were honored recently at the Georgia Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon in Atlanta.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Orchestra awards scholarships

Hank Miles and Casie Wilson are the recipients of the Effingham Community Orchestra's fourth annual academic scholarships.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn Georgia Tech degrees

ATLANTA - The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students during its 247th commencement exercises.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Initiative expected to make college more affordable

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was one of three states chosen to receive a $1 million grant to lead an education initiative, Guided Pathways to Success (GPS), focused on making college more affordable, boosting college completion and saving taxpayers millions. The grant is funded by the Lumina Foundation in partnership with Complete College America.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham high school students surpass state marks

Boosted by a substantial increase in economics scores, Effingham County's high school students fared better than the state averages in every subject of Georgia's end of course test this spring.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Helmly to get early start

Beth Helmly is another step closer to serving on the Effingham County Board of Education.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


EWIB scholarship recipients have big plans for future

David Lariscy enlisted in the Army National Guard while he was still in high school, and he plans to continue serving in the military while pursuing careers in engineering and education.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Rotary Club honors scholarship winners

Members of the Rotary Club of Effingham County honored the winners of the club's scholarships at their meeting Thursday.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Allen named GSBA district director

F. Lamar Allen, the Effingham County Board of Education's District 3 representative and chairman, was recently elected to serve as a district director for the Georgia School Boards Association.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students make dean's lists

Four local students named to Mercer dean's list

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Johnson eager to get on the sidelines for Georgia Southern

Effingham County High School honor graduate Abi Johnson visited several colleges, but ultimately one offered something none of the others could.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Long graduates from GCSU

MILLEDGEVILLE - Kate Long from Rincon earned a specialist in education degree majoring in special education from Georgia College during the spring commencement ceremonies.

May 29, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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