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ECHS claims second place

Effingham County High School Competition Cheerleaders were awarded 2010 Region 2AAAA runner-up at the region cheerleading competition at West Laurens High School on Nov. 6.
First place went to Evans High School, with Ware County placing third and Greenbrier placing fourth. All four teams will advance to the state competition in Columbus.
Team members include: Tori Pippin, Cassidy Henry, Brooke Johnson, Taylor Price, Kyndle Calhoun, Meaghan Crowley, Abi Johnson, Dana Brown, Mandy Roberts, Doneshia Kennedy, Alissa Kelly, Nikki Hamilton, Kendall Claxton, Caitlyn Fears, Kellie Badger, Mallory Ansel, Michelle Pratt, and Mattie Saxon. The team is coached by Katie Ward.

November 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Cooke to perform with Young Harris choir

YOUNG HARRIS-Young Harris College student Hannah Cooke, a freshman education major from Springfield, will perform at "An Evening at the U.S.O." featuring the Young Harris College Choir on Friday and Saturday to benefit the YHC Choir's European Tour in May 2011. Cooke is a graduate of Effingham County High School.
This tribute to the 1940s big band era will delight audiences of all ages with costumes, Cokes, popcorn and great music. Familiar favorites include "Beyond the Sea," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "It Don't Mean A Thing," "As Time Goes By" and many more. Veterans are encouraged ...

November 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Mock ‘humbled’ by win

Surrounded by friends and well-wishers, Mose Mock received congratulations for his victory in Tuesday night's Effingham County Board of Education District 4 seat.
Mock, a retired teacher, beat incumbent James Dasher 1,880-656, capturing 74.1 percent of the vote.
"I was flush with joy, excitement, humbleness and fatigue," said Mock, whose father also once served on the school board. "I'm so humbled. So many people encouraged me and supported me.
For the complete story, see Friday's edition of the Effingham Herald.

November 04, 2010 | By Calli Arnold and Patrick Donahue | Education

School board adopts policy on restraint

After a month of deliberation and public comment, the Effingham County Board of Education adopted a seclusion and restraint policy that will limit the already rare use of physical restraint in schools and formalize training for faculty and staff.
"Typically, and thank goodness, we don't have to do this very often," said Cindy Knight, assistant coordinator for exceptional children, speaking on behalf of the school system. "Restraint would be like the very last resort."
Procedures for such incidents have been in place, however, the state Board of Education mandated all school districts to update and pass a policy to ...

November 04, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education

Tops in class

The Effingham County High School competition cheerleaders won first place in the AAAA division at the 4th Annual Rebel Invitational Cheerleading Competition at ECHS on Oct. 31.
The varsity competition cheerleaders are coached by Katie Ward.
The ECHS junior varsity competition cheerleaders also placed first in their division at the competition.

November 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

ECHS FBLA attends competition at Fair

Ten of the ECHS FBLA members attended the 2010 Fall Motivational Rally/Competition in Perry.
Students were introduced to the State and Region officers for the 2010/2011 term. Award winners from the National Conference were announced and congratulated. Guest speaker Brian Fiese, author of the book "No Teacher Left Behind," entertained and motivated the students with a speech about "The Secret to Success-Hard Work."
Once the rally was over, all 10 students competed in the following events: Accounting I, Desktop Publishing, Business Procedures, Computer Applications, Future Business Leader, Sports Management, and Entrepreneurship.
After the competition, the members went ...

November 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

ECHS JROTC takes on new mission

The Effingham County High School Air Force Junior ROTC has taken on a new mission this year: care packages for military members overseas.
It started early in the school year when a cadet mentioned the Adopt-A-Soldier program in Savannah to Maj. Danny Burgstiner, an instructor at the school, and it took off from there.
On initial contact the JROTC program was not only able to adopt four soldiers overseas, it turns out of them was one of their own, PFC Robert Purvis, a 2009 graduate of JROTC and ECHS. Purvis is currently serving in Afghanistan.
The other three are Sgt ...

November 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

School system to adopt new restraint policy

The Effingham County Board of Education will vote Wednesday on a new policy on restraint or seclusion, which will limit the use of physical restraint and require specialized training for faculty.
Passing the local policy has been mandated from the state Board of Education's July decision to ban seclusion rooms and restrict the use of physical restraint. The state BoE was prompted to act after a 13-year-old Gainesville student hanged himself in 2004. The student, who attended a school for those with emotional and behavioral problems, reportedly was left alone in a seclusion room in his last hours.
"But ...

November 01, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education

Elementary school honor rolls


October 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Marlow Elementary goes pink to fight breast cancer

On Oct. 25, Marlow Elementary participated in a "Pink Out" to raise awareness for breast cancer. The staff members were encouraged to wear jeans along with pink shirts to signify their support for three staff members who have battled breast cancer, along with 39 others whose lives have been affected by the disease.

October 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

SEHS FFA team advances to state

October 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

EMS cheerleaders tops at meet

The Ebenezer Middle School cheerleaders won first place in the Coastal Division of the 12th Annual Sweet Onion Cheer Classic at Vidalia High School on Oct. 23. In addition to the first place win, the team won the grand champion title by scoring higher than any middle school team in the competition.

October 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

BoE to dip into its TAN funds

The Effingham County Board of Education will be dipping into its Tax Anticipation Notice to make ends meet through November after sluggish tax collections.
At the Oct. 21 school board meeting, Superintendent Randy Shearouse walked board members through recent developments in the budget that lead them to withdraw $3.5 million from the $5 million TAN loan approved in early January.
"There are some things you probably could've done maybe to avoid it," said Shearouse, "but you'd have to hold off on doing some things that we really need to do."
For the complete story, see Tuesday's ...

October 25, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education

Two dozen earn AP Scholar status

Twelve students from South Effingham High School and 12 students from Effingham County High School have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) Exams. The exams were taken in May after completing the challenging college-level courses.
The following AP Scholars are seniors this year at SEHS: Andrew Faircloth, Robert McLaughlin and Austin Freeman (AP Scholar with Honor). The AP Scholars from SEHS who graduated last spring are: Alexis Fuhrman, Rachel Gadomski, William Hatcher, Amanda Hein, Audry Hyde, Sarah Mobley,
Melanie Richtman, David Stapleton and ...

October 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

FBLA goes to Motivational Rally

On Oct. 14, 14 members and two advisors from South Effingham High School Future Business Leaders of America attended the Motivational Rally and State Fair in Perry.

October 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

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Schools open to more than 11,000 students

The Effingham County School System welcomed 11,255 students through the doors on the first day of school Thursday, not counting the number of children ...

August 04, 2016 | Staff report | Education

Back-to-school blowout packs 'em in

The annual back-to-school blowout drew another big crowd to the Effingham County High School gym, as students and parents picked up school supplies, infor

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education

Cool treats for a good cause at The Learning Treehouse

Summer campers at The Learning Treehouse hosted an Alex's Lemonade Stand to raise money for childhood cancer research. Campers, in grades kindergarten through fifth ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education

FCCLA members shine with gold at STAR events

Two students from Effingham College and Career Academy (ECCA) FCCLA and one student from South Effingham County High School (SEHS) FCCLA joined more than 8 ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education

Proposed school calendars available online for review and comment

The Effingham County Board of Education has the proposed 2017-18 and 2018-19 school year calendars available for public comment. The comment period runs through Aug ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education

Buses ready to roll — with route numbers

With the Effingham County School System's fleet of buses ready to roll for the Aug. 4 start of the school year, parents are being ...

July 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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