After months of rehearsals students at Ebenezer Middle School performed "Captain Bree and her Lady Pirates" Thursday night. Director Lori Benassi-Parker chose the musical after reading several plays. She said this play was the one that stood out.
Each Friday in February, students from Blandford Elementary brought in their spare change for a campaign called "Pennies for Puppies, Dimes for Dogs and Coins for Cats."
Students from SEHS and SEMS competed at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair in Athens, March 28-31. SEHS students were Kirsten Edwards and Melanie Richtman (both received fourth place). SEMS students were Selina Jonas, Megan Spence, Joshua Anderson and Jessica Bitting. Selina and Megan received third place recognition and Joshua and Jessica got honorable mention.
The following area residents recently were named to the dean's or president's list at Mercer University for the fall 2006 semester. Inclusion on the dean's and president's lists requires students to meet rigorous grade point average standards specific to their school within the University.
The SEMS Science Olympiad competed at the State Science Olympiad at Augusta State University on March 24. SEMS placed ninth in the state. Students won medals in the following events:
Congratulations to the following system-wide winners of the Effingham County Schools Young Author's Writing Competition:
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.
It might be an understatement to say Abby Smith feels right at home in her new job.
The Effingham County School System was challenged recently when the economic downturn reduced revenues from both state and local sources, forcing the district to reduce costs while maintaining the innovative technologies it had implemented over the past several years.
The South Effingham High School Marching Mustangs, band directors, band boosters and parents hosted the 2nd Annual Marching Mustang Invitational marching band competition at The Corral on Oct. 29.
Ronald McDonald visited Rincon Elementary School to help RES kick off its Book Week activities.
The Miss Diamond Pageant will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at Effingham County Middle School. Debra Shelton is crowning the winner and instead of a Miss Congeniality award, a Logan Shelton Award will be handed out.
Effingham County 4-H youth recently traveled to Rock Eagle 4-H Center to attend the Georgia 4-H Junior Conference, a 26-hour event filled with community service projects, classes, workshops and activities. There were 715 4-H youth who took part in this year's conference. Participants from Effingham County were Jose Espino, Phoenix Truitt, Skyler Lanier and Anna Sykes.
In honor of Veterans Day, Springfield Elementary School celebrated their local veterans with a special program Wednesday afternoon, featuring guest speaker, Lt. Col. John Gentry, who spoke to the students about Army Values. The National Guard visitors brought a Humvee and a howitzer to show the children after the assembly. Students also wrote more than 600 letters to service members deployed in Afghanistan.
Getting more students ready for college and able to complete college has led University System of Georgia officials to look closely at all areas involved in this effort, including the efforts directed at the Board of Regents level.
November is National Parent Engagement Month and Rincon Elementary School encourages and welcomes parental involvement. In an effort to recognize valuable parents of students at RES, the school is continuing to salute parents for their hard work and commitment. Natarsha House has been selected for the "Parent of Month" award for November at Rincon Elementary School.
State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens presented awards that recognized Georgia fire personnel and citizens for outstanding service in fighting fires and saving lives at the 19th Annual "Life, Fire & Safety" Awards Luncheon, as part of the Fire Prevention Week activities.
After weathering years of budget woes and combing out expenditures, the Effingham County Board of Education is now considering a move that may result in faculty cuts.