Young leaders from Effingham County High School are part of the Effingham Family Connection, Communities in Schools, Youth Advisory Council.
Rincon Elementary School has established a new Junior Beta Club chapter. It consists of fifth grade students who have met the set criteria for becoming members. The new members have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, exemplified worthy character, and maintained a commendable attitude throughout the first semester of the 2010-11 school term.
Georgia Pacific pitches in at Effingham County High School by donating paper products to the school.
The Effingham County School System recently completed vision, dental and hearing screenings on each of its 480 pre-k students in preparation for their transition to kindergarten next fall.
Guyton Elementary enjoyed a fun night with students and their families on Feb. 10. The theme was "Put Your Heart into Learning."
On Monday, Effingham County's Guyton Elementary and Chick-fil-A will be teaming up to raise money for Relay for Life and to enjoy a Read Across America night with students and parents.
Springfield Elementary fourth-graders held their annual wax museum, where students stood frozen in time until visitors stepped in front of them. They students explained the historic significance of their characters.
With newest member Mose Mock as the lone dissenter, the Effingham Board of Education approved a recommendation to adjust middle school district lines at its Feb. 17 meeting held at Effingham County Middle School, where a majority of the students impacted will attend in the fall.
Betty Milton was awarded as the February parent of the month by Rincon Elementary School for her involvement and dedication to her nephew's education and special needs.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Effingham County Hussars, Chapter No. 2285, presented its annual Georgia Day program to Guyton Elementary School fifth graders.
Lauren Morgan, an eighth grader at Ebenezer Middle School, was crowned as Miss EMS 2011 in the pageant held recently at the school.
South Effingham High FBLA members participated in the recent Region Competition held in Jesup, with three of them earning first place finishes.
CLINTON, S.C.- Caitlin Ryan Fowler, a junior early childhood education major from Guyton, was named to the Dean's List at Presbyterian College for maintaining at least a 3.5 grade point average for the Fall 2010 semester:
Hanna Schoen, a rising senior at South Effingham High School, has been selected to represent Georgia as a National Youth Delegate to the 2011 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.
Fourth graders at Springfield Elementary will become frozen in time, so to speak, on Friday, when they pose as figures in a wax museum representing the historical characters they have spent several weeks researching.
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.