Scores for Effingham County's high schools from last fall's end of course tests look promising, as the system performed above the state average in most subjects.
Elizabeth Gail Pabst was crowned Miss Berry College 2010. Pabst is a 2007 honor graduate of Effingham County High School. She is a junior at Berry College in Rome, where she is majoring in government with a minor in public relations. She is also a member of Berry's nationally-ranked equestrian team. She is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. George C. Pabst of Guyton and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Verne C. Pabst of ...
The Springfield Elementary School Invention Convention exhibited the little light bulbs turning on in its students' imaginations.
In February, Blandford Elementary observed National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health.
Fourth graders at Springfield Elementary School posed throughout the halls dressed as historical figures they have researched for several weeks for a wax museum project.
On Feb. 16, the Effingham County Hussars Chapter 2285 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Georgia Division, presented a Georgia Day program to 105 fifth graders and teachers at Springfield Elementary School.
Students performing in South Effingham High's talent show left a packed house nothing short of jazzed.
Contrary to some reports, the Effingham County Board of Education is not looking at going to a four-day school week as an option to save money.
The Effingham County High School FFA Agricultural Mechanics Team recently won the Area IV FFA Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event held at Johnson County High School on Feb. 9.
Feb. 13 was National FBLA Community Service Day and eight members of South Effingham High School FBLA along with their adviser Martha Ross and Ricky Truluck, a parent volunteer, spent the day volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House.
The Junior Beta Club at Sand Hill Elementary School made more than 150 Valentine's Day cards for residents at Lakeview Manor Community and the Effingham County Hospital. Each member was asked to make at least four cards that demonstrated their creativity for the Junior Beta Club's February service learning project.
Rajvi Dave, daughter of Yogeshkumar and Sumita Dave of Rincon, was crowned Miss Ebenezer Middle School 2010 on Feb. 6. Dave is an 8th grader at EMS.
Effingham County High School FBLA attended the Region 3 Leadership Conference at Wayne County High School on Jan. 21. Twenty-two members attended and competed in different business areas. The areas included taking online tests, skills tests, and performance events.
Students pictured were chosen by their grade level teachers to represent their team as citizen of the month for January at South Effingham Middle School.
South Effingham High School seniors from Mary Cale Anderegg's art class worked three days painting a mural reflective of their school's spirit at the Rincon Wal-Mart entrance. Effingham County High School students previously painted a similar mural at the other end of the store.
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.