Georgia Southern University's "Student Success in First-Year Composition Conference" next month will bring high school English teachers and writing professors together to discuss how they help students become competent academic writers.
For Dr. Brooks Keel, one of the key factors that drew his interest to become president of Georgia Southern University was what he calls the college's "culture of being student centered." So, in his first week on the job as the college's new leader, Keel wants to have lunch with the student body. Just not all at the same time.
A year ago, a high school student's biggest concern may have been finding a prom date. But now many students' priorities are shifting toward their futures and finances as the recession becomes top-of-mind.
Members of the South Effingham High School Future Business Leaders of America wrapped up the first semester on Dec. 15 with a Christmas social. The members enjoyed food, fun and networking with each other.
Five Effingham County residents have been named to the dean's honor and merit lists at East Georgia College for the fall 2009 semester.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day Committee has announced the winners of the 2010 MLK Observance Day poster and essay contest for students in grades K-12.
Twenty-six students from Effingham County will be interviewing soon for acceptance to the Governor's Honors Program. GHP is a six-week summer instructional program housed at Valdosta State University and funded by the state.
At South Effingham High School, students in the credit recovery classes had an opportunity to receive a lap top computer for Christmas.
STATESBORO-Glenn Jackson and Taylor Roberson from Effingham County High School were two of the high school seniors invited to attend Georgia Southern University's Annual Southern Scholars Showcase in December at its main campus in Statesboro.
The Effingham County Board of Education approved a recommendation to accept a TAN loan for $5 million from Bank of America at a meeting Wednesday afternoon as a buffer against slow tax revenues and potential state budget cuts.
The Effingham County School System has been recognized by the state Department of Education for its excellence in the education of students with disabilities.
The Effingham County Board of Education has approved a revised policy for the use of school facilities.
Trent Moore received a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology on Dec. 12.
The Grinch came to Central Learning Center in Springfield and stole the audience. At least he took their attention and kept it for the entire performance. The kids, teachers, and parents were captivated by the spectacle.
South Effingham High Art students showed off their talents at the fall art show organized by art teacher Mary Cale Anderegg.
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.