The Effingham County Future Farmers of America held its 53rd annual banquet with more than 200 members and guests present. Dinner was catered by Bobby's Hometown Restaurant, along with entertainment by local country duo One19.
Rincon Elementary School celebrated its annual May Day festivities on Friday.
Ten retirees from the Effingham County school system were honored at a reception at the BOE auditorium Wednesday afternoon, including Assistant Superintendent Meredith Arnsdorff, a 36-year educator.
Effingham County Board of Education members will eliminate the graduation coach positions at the two high schools and furlough five days next school year.
The Exchange Club of Effingham County hosted the 10th annual countywide Quick Think-a-Thon at Ebenezer Middle School last Thursday.
Three South Effingham High School sophomores served as pages at the state Capitol on April 12. Emilia Truluck served as a page to Rep. Ann Purcell while Hunter Owens and Ashlee Griffith served as pages for Sen. Jack Hill. Serving as pages provides students with a unique perspective on the legislative process.
For the second straight year, Ebenezer Middle School was pleased to present a check for over $3,000 to Athena Rivera, Make A Wish Foundation representative.
The Effingham County Exchange Club recently held its Speech Contest and this year the finalists are juniors and seniors from Effingham County and South Effingham high schools
Georgia Southern University will honor its largest-ever graduating class at Spring Commencement on May 8 at 9 a.m. at Paulson Stadium. Approximately 2,900 graduates are receiving their degrees this spring, including more than 2,400 who will participate in the formal ceremony.
The Effingham YMCA recently awarded 12 Effingham County High School sophomores and juniors with awards of excellence for completing the 2009-10 year of the Christian Leadership Academy.
Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded $5,000 for a winning pin in a national pin design contest and $5,000 for a winning T-shirt design in a national T-shirt design contest to South Effingham High School.
Students from eight Effingham County elementary schools participated in a county-wide, elementary chess tournament at Guyton Elementary on April 20.
The public is invited to attend an informational meeting on May 7 to discuss and have the opportunity to provide input and jointly develop the programs under the No Child Left Behind Act. These programs include Title I, Title II Part A, Title II Part D, Title V and the Even Start Family Literacy Program.
In Yvonne Arnsdorff's Effingham County High School 10th grade biology class, the students crowded around front as a young man in a clean white lab coat coached them through the chemical reaction taking place before them.
The week before prom, Effingham County High School junior class officers began promoting safe prom by taking cards to local florists and tuxedo rental shops with a poem, "The decisions you make on prom night can change your life. So party responsibly and take care of yourself and your friends." Flyers with the same message were printed and distributed on students' cars the night of prom.
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.
The theme for the day at Effingham Christian School was "expect the unexpected."
SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College celebrated the dedication of its Student Enrichment Center on Sunday. The new building is home to STC's adult education programs that help students improve basic skills crucial for success in higher education and the workforce.
Georgia Southern University is launching an anti-texting and driving campaign aimed at young drivers on its campus and around the state.