The cafeteria at South Effingham Elementary School was transformed into an art gallery Tuesday night as parents, students and staff came out to see and buy student artwork.
The Effingham County Board of Education recognized the FFA group representing South Effingham schools for receiving the Herdsman Award in February at the State Fair in Perry.
With the current special purpose local option sales tax coming to an end, Dr. Slade Helmly presented the school board a draft of plans for the renewed SPLOST IV and recommended a referendum for its approval be placed on the November ballot.
There were nine contestants in this year's Miss SEHS pageant, but freshman Natalie Starling took the tiara.
Forget Paris and New York, fashion has hit Effingham. Saturday, eight student designers and their models did their little turns on the catwalk at South Effingham High's 4th annual Fashion Show, themed "Dusk to Dawn." Either alone or in teams, these designers worked outside of school since September to create clothing in three categories: "Plant Life," "Different….But the Same" and "Go Green!" For "Plant Life," the students used the botanical world to inspire their designs. ...
Hundreds of Effingham County Middle School students stayed after school not for detention, but in the name of science on April 8.
Because of their exceptional academic abilities, 38 seventh graders from Effingham County qualified for participation in the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) 7th Grade Talent Search, sponsored by Duke University.
Effingham County Board of Education members and staff have begun looking at possible ways to trim its thinning budget even more.
Effingham County Board of Education members have approved a five-year facilities plan that included building a new high school to support the projected population growth in the county.
The Effingham County Board of Education has approved a recommendation to temporarily integrate pre-kindergarten and pre-school intervention students into their district elementary schools beginning next fall.
Effingham County has been approved to receive an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant for $300,000 from the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority to implement energy savings projects into the community.
The Effingham County Middle School seventh grade band received Straight Superior ratings for their performance and an Excellent rating in sight reading on stage at the District 1 Band Festival held at Armstrong Atlantic State University on March 12.
Ebenezer Middle School Sixth grade Robert Allen, Mary Anthony, Avery Beacham, Courtney Beasley, Claire Bergner, Loren Billeiter, Benjamin Brennan, Adam Bryant, Devony Calaway, Jacalyn Carper, Taylor Close, Haley Coulter, Addison Cowart, Daniel Cribbs, Scott Cribbs, Solimar Darien, Josey Denney, Chandler Drew, Chelsea Eddy, Ian Edmonds, Marvin Evans, Ryley Flathman, Lila Fort, Caitlyn Foster, Arianna Fournier, Sheldon Froehlich, Jonah Frost, Atiya Goethe, Parker Gordy, Nicholas Goss, Erin Goudeau, Ethan Granstrom, Elisabeth Habersham, Kayla Hancock, Layton Harrell, ...
Winners for the Young Authors Writing Competition in Effingham County were recognized at the last board of education meeting.
The Effingham County High School FFA Agricultural Mechanics Team recently placed fifth at the State FFA Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event.
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.