After learning she was the South Effingham High School STAR Student, Michaela Lariscy had no trouble selecting her STAR Teacher.
Christina Hillman said she found out she was STAR Student for Effingham County High School around November last year, but she had to keep it a secret until they finished some figuring.
South Effingham Middle School will compete at the Georgia State Science Olympiad Tournament, to be held at Augusta State University on March 12.
South Effingham High School is offering students a pathway known as The Teaching Pathway. The purpose of the pathway is to prepare students for future positions in the field of education.
The 2011 Miss SEHS Scholarship Pageant will be held March 26 at 7 p.m. in the SEHS cafeteria. Tickets are $7 at the door or are available from any contestant.
South Effingham High School students in 25 acts gave it their all Feb. 25 at the annual Talent Show Extravaganza.
Caleb Mock graduated from Georgia Tech in December with a degree in Mechanical Engineering with high honors.
Effingham County High School FFA celebrated National FFA Week Feb. 28-March 5. "Infinite Potential" was the theme this year.
Photo provided The students in Mrs. Michelle Corless' first grade class at Rincon Elementary School have invented their own robots. They have been learning about robots during reading. Each student made robots out of recycled items. They used coffee cans, milk jugs, boxes, toilet paper rolls, computer parts and many other items to make their inventions.
The Effingham County school system is participating in a free, eight-week statewide wellness and fitness program, Walk Georgia, which launched March 6 and ends April 30.
A review of State End of Course Test and Georgia High School Writing Test pass rates during the Effingham County Board of Education's March 2 meeting showed promising gains in most areas.
The student-voted Effingham County High School Teacher of the Month for January is Katie Ward.
The month of January marked the end of peak tax collections for the 2010-11 school year budget, but the financial report reviewed at the Effingham Board of Education's March 2 meeting indicates encouraging numbers across the budget.
As the Effingham County Board of Education office began receiving a wave of phone calls and board members' inboxes began to fill with a frenzy of e-mails, a discussion of sixth grade athletics was added to the March 2 board meeting agenda Monday.
Shelby Wilson, daughter of Mike and Lisa Wilson of Springfield, paged at the Georgia State Capitol on Feb. 9 for Rep. Jon Burns.
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.