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.
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.
Monday morning most students at South Effingham High School didn't know what to think as part of the cafeteria had been blocked off with crime yellow scene tape.
Effingham, meet Chef Jean Yves Vendeville.
The Effingham County Retired Educators Association recently held their annual Grandparents Day essay contest. The contest was open to all fifth graders in the Effingham County School system. The essays were judged by local retired educators. There were three winners from each of the eight Effingham County elementary schools. The Effingham Retired Educators would like to thank Duane and Karen Engel, owners of Pappa's Pizza in Springfield, for their generous donation of prizes for all ...
After appealing to the Georgia Department of Education, South Effingham High School met Adequate Yearly Progress for 2011.