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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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4-H hits the beach and more at Burton Center

Effingham County Junior 4-H'ers traveled a short distance this year to experience fun in the sun at their summer camp getaway. This year's camping spot was the 4-H Burton Center on Tybee Island.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn dean’s list honors at UGA

The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean's list for summer semester.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local ag teachers attend summer leadership event

Meredith Arrington, Hannah King and Roger Teeple, agricultural educators at Effingham County High School, and Trey Harris, agricultural educator at Effingham County Middle School, were among the 405 teachers from across the state who attended the annual Georgia Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association Summer Leadership Conference in July on Jekyll Island.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


YMCA taking applications for Christian Leadership Academy

The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program beginning in September, is designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership done from a Christian perspective.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ASU to hold ‘Start Strong, Start Now’

Armstrong State University will waive the application fee at a one-day-only registration event where prospective students will be able to get admitted and register for fall classes all in one day. Walk-ins are welcome.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong honored for its support of veterans, active duty

Armstrong State University was recently named a Yellow Ribbon Program school in recognition of its support for veterans and active duty military students. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows approved institutions to partner with Veterans Affairs to help cover expenses that exceed the thresholds established under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech’s Vendeville named chef educator of the year

Jean Yves Vendeville, department chair and instructor at Savannah Technical College, received the American Culinary Federation 2014 Chef Educator of the Year Award and $5,000 during the ACF National Convention held in Kansas City, Mo.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


King receives Georgia Power scholarship

Jaret King, son of Georgia Power employee Dinah King at the company's Springfield office, is one of 21 students to receive a Georgia Power scholarship.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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