After months of rehearsals students at Ebenezer Middle School performed "Captain Bree and her Lady Pirates" Thursday night. Director Lori Benassi-Parker chose the musical after reading several plays. She said this play was the one that stood out.
Each Friday in February, students from Blandford Elementary brought in their spare change for a campaign called "Pennies for Puppies, Dimes for Dogs and Coins for Cats."
Students from SEHS and SEMS competed at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair in Athens, March 28-31. SEHS students were Kirsten Edwards and Melanie Richtman (both received fourth place). SEMS students were Selina Jonas, Megan Spence, Joshua Anderson and Jessica Bitting. Selina and Megan received third place recognition and Joshua and Jessica got honorable mention.
The following area residents recently were named to the dean's or president's list at Mercer University for the fall 2006 semester. Inclusion on the dean's and president's lists requires students to meet rigorous grade point average standards specific to their school within the University.
The SEMS Science Olympiad competed at the State Science Olympiad at Augusta State University on March 24. SEMS placed ninth in the state. Students won medals in the following events:
Congratulations to the following system-wide winners of the Effingham County Schools Young Author's Writing Competition:
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.
Effingham schools will start the 2012-13 year Aug. 1, with week-long breaks spaced throughout the year.
"Tis' the season for giving" as one might describe the holidays. Through all the hustle and bustle that accompanies the month of December, the fundamental concept of giving still remains a universal theme of Christmas, and one FBLA chapter was determined not to let Saint Nick be the only generous one.
On Nov. 11, Effingham County High School FBLA officers traveled to Athens to attend the Fall Leadership Conference. The officers participated in different leadership workshops based on the office they hold.
The FBLA members and business education students at Effingham County High School got the opportunity to participate in a program called "Journey through Justice" sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia.
On Nov. 11, 17 members and two advisors from South Effingham High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended the Fall Leadership Conference at the Classic Center in Athens. This conference consists of leadership workshops, networking opportunities and competition for FBLA members from all across the state.
Eleven of the ECHS FBLA members attended the Fall Motivational Rally/Competition in Perry. Students were introduced to the state and region officers for the 2011-12 term. Award winners from the National Conference were announced and congratulated. Students were entertained by a motivational speaker. Once the rally was over, all 11 students competed in events such as economics, business law, banking and finance, sports management, hospitality management, health care administration, and computer applications. After the competition, ...
The Effingham County Board of Education closed on a big gift just in time for the holidays.
The South Effingham High School pre-K celebrated a Holiday Craft Day with Santa on Dec. 16. The two-hour event featured Santa's visit with the pre-K students, holiday craft-making at activity tables, gift-giving and a Christmas party of tasty snacks and good cheer.
The Governor's Honors Program, known as GHP, is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. A function of the Georgia Department of Education, it takes place on the campus of Valdosta State University. The 2012 program will be the 49th summer, making it the longest continually running program of its kind in the nation.
During November and December, South Effingham High School Future Business Leaders of America helped provide Thanksgiving dinner to a needy family and fill Christmas wish lists for 17 children, all in the county. FBLA partnered with Future Educators of America and Family Career Community Leaders of America and respective classes to bring in numerous donations to help fill wishes for less privileged children in the county.
High schools in Effingham County will be on a seven-period day schedule for the 2012-13 school year.