The Effingham County Future Farmers of America held its 53rd annual banquet with more than 200 members and guests present. Dinner was catered by Bobby's Hometown Restaurant, along with entertainment by local country duo One19.
Rincon Elementary School celebrated its annual May Day festivities on Friday.
Ten retirees from the Effingham County school system were honored at a reception at the BOE auditorium Wednesday afternoon, including Assistant Superintendent Meredith Arnsdorff, a 36-year educator.
Effingham County Board of Education members will eliminate the graduation coach positions at the two high schools and furlough five days next school year.
The Exchange Club of Effingham County hosted the 10th annual countywide Quick Think-a-Thon at Ebenezer Middle School last Thursday.
Three South Effingham High School sophomores served as pages at the state Capitol on April 12. Emilia Truluck served as a page to Rep. Ann Purcell while Hunter Owens and Ashlee Griffith served as pages for Sen. Jack Hill. Serving as pages provides students with a unique perspective on the legislative process.
For the second straight year, Ebenezer Middle School was pleased to present a check for over $3,000 to Athena Rivera, Make A Wish Foundation representative.
The Effingham County Exchange Club recently held its Speech Contest and this year the finalists are juniors and seniors from Effingham County and South Effingham high schools
Georgia Southern University will honor its largest-ever graduating class at Spring Commencement on May 8 at 9 a.m. at Paulson Stadium. Approximately 2,900 graduates are receiving their degrees this spring, including more than 2,400 who will participate in the formal ceremony.
The Effingham YMCA recently awarded 12 Effingham County High School sophomores and juniors with awards of excellence for completing the 2009-10 year of the Christian Leadership Academy.
Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded $5,000 for a winning pin in a national pin design contest and $5,000 for a winning T-shirt design in a national T-shirt design contest to South Effingham High School.
Students from eight Effingham County elementary schools participated in a county-wide, elementary chess tournament at Guyton Elementary on April 20.
The public is invited to attend an informational meeting on May 7 to discuss and have the opportunity to provide input and jointly develop the programs under the No Child Left Behind Act. These programs include Title I, Title II Part A, Title II Part D, Title V and the Even Start Family Literacy Program.
In Yvonne Arnsdorff's Effingham County High School 10th grade biology class, the students crowded around front as a young man in a clean white lab coat coached them through the chemical reaction taking place before them.
The week before prom, Effingham County High School junior class officers began promoting safe prom by taking cards to local florists and tuxedo rental shops with a poem, "The decisions you make on prom night can change your life. So party responsibly and take care of yourself and your friends." Flyers with the same message were printed and distributed on students' cars the night of prom.
High school students in Effingham County are passing the State End of Course Tests at a higher rate than the Georgia average.
The math department of Effingham County High School celebrated Pi Day on March 14. Students learned about the history of pi, listened to and learned the "Pi Song" and participated in several activities celebrating Pi Day.
Kiley Ward was named Miss ECHS 2012, as Effingham County High School held its annual pageant Saturday night.
The Effingham County School System is preparing to join others around the state in adopting a new set of guidelines to measure student and school success.
The Effingham County School System soon may have high-tech sets of eyes to identify drivers who illegally pass school buses.
Effingham Christian School recently celebrated the completion of the third academic quarter with the presentation of several awards.
Ebenezer Middle School
A group of South Effingham High School students gave an impressive performance in court recently - in the Georgia Mock Trial competition.
Megan Johnson, a junior at South Effingham High School, was crowned MIss SEHS 2012 at the school's annual pageant Saturday night. She won a $600 scholarship.
To accommodate the growth at Blandford Elementary School, three pre-kindergarten classes will move from BES to Rincon Elementary for the 2012-13 school year.
The Effingham County School System is joining in a statewide celebration this week to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 12-16 has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. The weeklong observance calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education.
Showcasing a wide range of talents, 19 student acts entertained a packed house in South Effingham High School's third annual talent show on Feb. 10.