The scent of hairspray and the clacking of high heels filled the air beside the stage entrance in the new Effingham County Middle School gym/auditorium as contestants in the 2010 Miss ECMS Pageant lined up Saturday evening to find out who would make the top 10.
At the Rotary Club High School Speech Competition Saturday in Statesboro, Effingham County swept the Coastal Zone level with all three finalists slots taken by Effingham students.
Characters from the Dr. Seuss books were everywhere at The Learning Treehouse preschool on Goshen Road. The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Thing One and Thing Two were on every door and every inch of wall space in the center. After all, it was Dr. Seuss' birthday.
The Effingham County Middle School Model United Nations team earned the distinguished delegation award at the Coastal Georgia Model UN competition March 2 in Savannah.
When the members of the Springfield Elementary School junior Beta Club sponsored a coin collection to benefit the earthquake victims in Haiti, they knew it was a good thing to do, but they probably didn't really know how their money would be spent.
Rincon Elementary School received an award from the Food Outreach Coop of Effingham for raising the most food items of all the schools in Effingham County during a food drive last fall.
Six students from Ebenezer Middle School recently auditioned for and were selected for the GMEA (Georgia Music Educators Association) All-state Chorus.
ECHS student Brittany McCrae won the silver medal in the Interview category and Karlie Persutti placed in the top 12 five times for the seven events in which she participated at the Georgia Academic Decathlon 2010 state competition.
Approximately 17 young ladies are competing for the title of Miss ECMS 2010. On March 13 at 7 p.m., Effingham County Middle School will host the Miss ECMS Pageant, "Under the Sea." All the contestants will be judged in the categories of casual wear and formal wear. The top 10 will then be chosen and those finalists will be judged on their response to an impromptu interview question. The following girls will be competing for ...
Students in the Effingham County School System will have a chance to learn a bit more about agriculture in the state as a result of a gift from the Effingham County Farm Bureau in the form of a DVD and poster for each school.
When state legislators asked the 35 public universities to prepare for more than an additional $300 million in cuts, they were not expecting those cuts to be inimical to some of their constituents' most beloved programs, such as 4-H.
Cudray J. Wimberly of Springfield was among 214 cadets graduating from the Georgia National Guard's Youth Challenge Academy at Fort Gordon on Saturday at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta.
The Effingham County High School game cheerleaders held their awards banquet at New Ebenezer Retreat Center. The ECHS game cheerleaders are coached by Breanna Pierce.
The Effingham County High School FFA celebrated National FFA Week Feb 28-March 5. "Lead Out Loud" was the theme this year as members pledged to show off what makes them premier leaders in their schools and communities. More than half a million members around the nation participated in National FFA Week activities at the local and state levels. The focus of National FFA Week was to tell the community and the country about the ...
A worst-case scenario could reduce state funding to Georgia Southern University by 30 percent, which GSU president Dr. Brooks Keel said "will have a major impact on Georgia Southern and would require significant operational changes at our university."
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.