Fourteen members of the South Effingham High School Future Business Leaders of America competed at the Georgia FBLA Region 3 Leadership Conference in Jesup on Jan. 21.
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.-Gardner-Webb University announced that Jennifer M. Gomez of Rincon made the Dean's List during fall semester.
Effingham County schools have raised $25,801 for Haiti relief efforts. The donations were totaled at a principal's meeting at the Board of Education headquarters last Friday. The almost $26,000 collected far exceeded the original goal of one dollar per student and teacher, which would have been less than half of the total. "This town never ceases to surprise me," said school system communication specialist Pam Cox. "Even when the economy is down, giving is high." ...
Who needs bells and whistles when you've got Promethean boards, acoustic guitars and a shiny new gym/auditorium?
The United Daughters of the Confederacy is the oldest patriotic organization in the county and the Springfield chapter will soon celebrate its chapter being 50 years old, having been organized in 1960. They held a quilt raffle and the proceeds will help fund the many projects of the local chapter.
Pre-kindergarten applications for the 2010-11 school year will be available on Feb. 1. You may pick up an application from any of the schools, the Effingham County Board of Education Office (and on the Board's Web site: effinghamschools.com), the Effingham County Health Department or from the Department of Family and Children Services in Springfield.
Employees of Georgia Power Steven Snooks, Mike Gresham and David Elliott brought the Power Town Village, a miniature scale town that has real electric lines that they energize, to the ECHS pre-kindergarten class to do a safety presentation that teaches students to stay away from power lines. The presentation showed students what could happen if they come in contact with a power line.
The 12 members of the Effingham YMCA's Christian Leadership Academy took part in Effingham Day at the Capitol and a had a resolution in their honor read on the floor of the state House of Representatives.
Students at South Effingham High School raised $4,021 for Haiti relief efforts last week, more than any other school in the county.
The Effingham County Board of Education unanimously agreed at its meeting Thursday night to cut five days from the 2009-10 calendar, with the school year now ending on May 14 instead of May 21
ALBANY- Dana L Shores of Rincon made the Merit List at Darton College in Albany for the fall 2009 semester. To qualify for the Merit List, a student must be part time and have earned a 3.4 or higher grade point average.
Elisabeth Shabi of Rincon was among the 349 students named to the Reinhardt College Dean's List for fall semester 2009.
News reports from Haiti indicate that the need for shelter is one of the most critical items in the current rescue and relief efforts following the devastating earthquake that is estimated to have claimed over 50,000 lives.
Xiao Pan of Guyton was named to the fall 2009 dean's list at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
MOUNT VERNON–Adrian Cassandra Brasher from Guyton qualified for the Dean's List at Brewton-Parker College of Mount Vernon, for the fall 2009 semester, announced Dr. Ron Melton, provost.
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.
Melissa Nease has been chosen as "Parent of the Month" for December at Rincon Elementary School.
ST LOUIS-Meredith Arrington, agricultural educator at Effingham County High School, is one of 36 individuals nationwide who received the Teachers Turn the Key Award, given Nov. 19 at the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) annual convention in St. Louis.
Blandford Elementary School participated in an international cup stacking competition recently. The event promotes mental and physical fitness, as well as dexterity and agility.
South Effingham's FBLA club attended a motivational rally in Perry by the annual State Fair. While at the fair, the FBLA members who traveled on the trip listened to a guest speaker discuss his journey through many different eras of time.
Marlow Elementary held its annual fall festival and it was a success with the help of many, including South Effingham High NJROTC and members of SEHS Future Business Leaders of America.
South Effingham High School's Future Business Leaders of America members brought in a variety of candy to create trick-or-treat goody bags for the Backus Children's Hospital. Members who attended the meeting helped stuff and tie off approximately 30 treat bags.
The 2011 Marching Band season is history and the South Effingham Marching Mustangs had another banner year. The marching band begins its season each July with band camp, where band members learn basic marching techniques and the mechanics of their competition show.
Georgia Southern University has been named one of the most military friendly universities in the country in "Military Advanced Education's 2012 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities." Georgia Southern will be featured in the December 2011 issue of the publication.
The door to Anna Barton's classroom reads "Fall into Reading," with students' red, orange and gold cut-out handprints playing a tree's changing leaves and reaching to get inside.
Students, parents and others expressed concerns and disapproval Thursday night of the Effingham County Board of Education's consideration to move high schools to a traditional seven-period day schedule.
In a time of budgetary woes, Effingham County Board of Education does something to look forward to.