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School board approves calendar for 2014-15

Effingham County students will take spring break the week after Easter next school year, but won't have to begin the CRCT the same week they return from the break.

December 12, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Muffins with mom, donuts with dad

To help promote literacy and parental involvement, Sand Hill Elementary School parents were invited to "Muffins with Mom and Donuts with Dad."

December 12, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Flying high at Springfield Elementary

The Springfield Elementary PTO treated the school's students to a professional BMX bike show.

December 09, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Deadline nearing for MLK essay, poster contests

Local students are encouraged to enter the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. essay and poster contests as part of Effingham County's annual observance honoring the slain civil rights leader.

December 09, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Ebenezer Elementary shows its characters

Ebenezer Elementary School enjoyed its annual book character parade to conclude National Children's Book Week.

December 05, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Guyton’s Rodriguez one of 12 to earn Crane Scholarship

John Rodriguez of Guyton was one of 12 University of Georgia students honored with the Crane Leadership Scholarship, which recognizes leadership in extracurricular activities and/or involvement with civic, community or religious organizations.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Education


A cotton pickin’ good time for 4-H’ers at Cotton Boll

Dressed in cotton products with various themed cotton commercials and ready to test their knowledge in consumer trends, Effingham County 4-H members excelled at the Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree competition.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Effingham 4-H’ers take Georgia Southern tour

Effingham County 4-H members participated in "A Day at Southern," where they were able to get an inside look at college life, admission procedures and the overall operation system of Georgia Southern University.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Teacher, parent votes differ on calendar

Given three options for the Effingham County School System's 2014-15 academic calendar, teachers voted one way and parents went another.

December 02, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECHS to crown Miss Diamond

The Miss Diamond pageant, benefitting the Effingham County High School baseball program, will be held Dec. 7 at the Effingham County Middle School gym at 7:30 p.m.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Visiting author brings her works to life for children

Children's author Mattie Brown paid a recent visit to four Effingham County schools, but she had no interest in sitting in a chair and reading her books to the students.

December 02, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS students attend mock legislature

"The 37th Y Clubs of Georgia Junior Youth Assembly will come to order."

December 01, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Author brings inspiring message during Children’s Book Week

Author and illustrator Phyllis Limbacher Tildes encouraged students of all ages to pursue their dreams during her recent visit to South Effingham High School.

December 01, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School board may balance elementary enrollments

The Effingham County Board of Education is considering a proposal that would lower the enrollment that is by far the largest among the county's eight elementary schools.

December 01, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H recognized for its support of Ronald McDonald House Charities

Effingham County 4-H was recognized at the Georgia 4-H Junior Conference for its support of Ronald McDonald House Charities.

November 25, 2013 | Staff report | Education


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Blankenship initiated into Phi Kappa Phi

Mark Blankenship Jr. of Rincon was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Blankenship was initiated at Georgia Southern University.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


South Effingham’s Sapp takes first place at state FFA convention

MACON- Caroline Sapp of South Effingham placed first in the goat production proficiency competition at the 87th Georgia FFA state convention, held at the Macon Centreplex.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


School board chooses IE2 governance model

The Effingham County Board of Education has chosen the IE2 model for its system of governance, following a unanimous vote at its May 6 meeting.

May 19, 2015 | Patrick Donahue | Education


School lunch prices going up by 15 cents

School lunch prices are going up next year and could be increasing over the next several years.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


ECMS holds math and science night

From liquid nitrogen used to make dipping dots to flying simulated aircraft to shaking to make butter to baby alligators to the potato gun, the annual Effingham County Middle School math and science night had plenty from which to choose and learn.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Education


A fond farewell to school system’s retirees

Nearly 500 years of experience in education were celebrated during the Effingham County School System's annual retirement ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Rincon Elementary celebrates May Day

Rincon Elementary School staged its 32nd annual May Day celebration, with each grade level performing a dance and the May Queen and her court being crowned.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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