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.
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.