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SEMS Y Club holds first aid drive

The South Effingham Middle School Y-Club hosted a school-wide First Aid Drive to collect items to restock the school clinic. A wide variety of items were collected, including bandages, cough drops, first aid creams, antibacterial soaps and wipes. Y-Club offered an ice cream treat to the homeroom bringing the most items which went to Mrs. Connie Carter's homeroom for bringing in 38 items.

September 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Pre-K kids get into school groove

Pre-K students at South Effingham Elementary and South Effingham High School are off to a great start this school year. They are adjusting well to a full day of activities that are developmentally appropriate and keep them busy throughout the day.

September 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


See you at the pole

"Reveal" was the 2010 See You at the Pole theme held Wednesday. This was the 20th anniversary of the worldwide student-led celebration. More than 70 students attended the event at South Effingham Middle School. See You at the Pole brings students to their school flagpoles to pray for their leaders, schools and families, asking to bring moral and spiritual awakening to their campuses and countries.

September 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


State benefit changes lead to budget revision

The Effingham County Board of Education approved a revised budget for fiscal year 2011 accommodating mandated changes in the State Health Benefits Plan enacted through the Georgia Department of Community Health.
"We did not budget this change," Superintendent Randy Shearouse said to school board members at their Sept. 16 meeting. "This was not anything that anyone knew, so it is somewhat of a shock for our system."
On Sept. 3, the BoE central office received a memo from the Georgia DCH informing a continuation of the employer percent of payroll for state health benefits at 21.955 percent of a ...

September 20, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


STC to begin textbook rentals program

SAVANNAH-This fall, Savannah Technical College students will get to try textbook rentals in the Campus Shop, the college bookstore. Rentals will be available at Savannah, Effingham and Liberty campuses. Savannah Tech and Atlanta Tech are the only colleges within the Technical College System of Georgia to offer this trial service.
"We want to provide rentals as a service to our students," said Campus Shop Manager Mary Pearson. "We'll be starting with only a few titles at first and if it works well, we will offer more in winter quarter."
The initial test will involve only 20 or so ...

September 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Gateway to College charter discontinued

The board of the Effingham Gateway to College Academy for at-risk and dropout students has opted to terminate its charter because of low enrollment, lengthy advancement rates for some and financial strains.
"Because everyone worked so closely together since the program's startup, they all saw the enrollment struggles and the slow progression of students," said Gail Eubanks, spokesperson and executive director of enrollment management and marketing at Savannah Technical College. "In today's climate of accountability, they also all saw the need to manage resources well, and it became clear to everyone that this would likely be the course ...

September 16, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Gifted program to hold open house

The Effingham County School District's gifted education teachers and coordinators will host a county-wide open house on Tuesday at 7 p.m. for all parents of students enrolled in the gifted education program. The purpose of the open house is to provide students and parents with information that will equip them to take full advantage of the district's gifted program.
The open house will be hosted at Blandford Elementary but students and parents from all Effingham County schools are encouraged to attend. Exhibits will be set up to provide information about the gifted education curriculum, student resources and ...

September 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Rebel Radio hits the digital airwaves

Effingham County High School has hit the digital airwaves with the newest venture in its journalism program, Rebel Radio.
This student/faculty run station streams live broadcasts of all the Rebel football action, maintains a play list of songs from a variety of genres and offers information on all the latest school happenings. Under the direction of Brian Holt, ECHS social studies and journalism teacher, students are getting hands-on experiences with audio production, interviewing and reporting.
"I think it's pretty good because the students that don't go to the game, they can get on the radio station and ...

September 13, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Savannah Tech to begin Green Building program

SAVANNAH-Building on its popular solar energy and historic preservation programs, Savannah Technical College will offer a Green Building program beginning this fall featuring prominent leaders in the green-building industry as faculty members. The 16-hour certificate program will include an introduction to green building technology, energy measures and efficiency, energy efficient mechanical systems and green building construction techniques.
Patrick Shay, principal of Gunn, Meyerhoff and Shay architects, will teach Introduction to Green Building; Bobby Keel, retired inspector for the City of Savannah and formerly of Greenline Architects will teach Green Building Construction; and, William Kimbrough, director of engineering for K ...

September 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


SES hosts Grandparents Day

September 13, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Barrow to host military academy day at Benedictine

On Sept. 25, U.S. Rep. John Barrow will host a statewide Military Academy Day event at the Benedictine Military School in Savannah.
Barrow will be joined by representatives, cadets, and midshipmen from all five military academies to explain more about their admissions requirements and expectations. They will be available to answer questions from parents and students.
The event will be held at the Benedictine Military School from 9-11 a.m. to familiarize students with the application and nomination process for applying to the nation's five service academies.
Benedictine Military School is at 6502 Seawright Dr. in Savannah.
What ...

September 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Zittrouer first in livestock show

On July 23 and 24 the Georgia Limousin Association held its annual Field Day and Livestock Show at the University of Georgia's Livestock Arena in Athens.
Macy Zittrouer competed in the livestock judging, and livestock show. In the livestock judging, senior division Zittrouer was the high scorer and was second overall scorer in all divisions (adults and students). In senior showmanship, Zittrouer placed second, and in class, her heifer placed third.

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


SEHS FFA reels in fun with fishing, ‘Olympics’

The South Effingham High School recently held a fishing tournament and Redneck Olympics Games. The event was held at the University of Georgia Warnell Forestry Center in Guyton on Aug. 21.
Weigh-in started at 3 p.m. The fishing tournament winners in all the different categories received $25 gift cards to Bass Pro Shops. Dallas Dasher won the biggest catfish category, with his catfish weighing in at a whopping 16 pounds. He also won the biggest pan fish with the weight of 9 ounces. Cyndilee Cone won the biggest bass with 2 pounds.
The chapter then showed off its skinning ...

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Locals make Darton merit list

Three Effingham County students have been named to the Merit List at Darton College in Albany for the summer 2010 semester.
Robert J. Schmelter of Guyton and Joshua B. Conner and Dana L. Shores of Rincon all earned the honor.
To qualify for the merit list, students must be part-time and have earned a 3.4 or higher grade point average.

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Utter graduates from VSU

Elizabeth Ann Utter of Guyton has earned a Master of Education, specializing in communication disorders, from Valdosta State University. Utter graduated with the summer 2010 class.
Roxanne Marie Torres was named to the dean's list at Valdosta State for the summer 2010 term. To make the dean's list, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and must have a semester GPA of at least 3.5 with at least nine hours of course work.

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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Schools get high marks in CCRPI

Effingham County schools got a four-star rating from the state Department of Education on how well they spend money, and 11 schools got four stars ...

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Local teachers take part in Georgia-Pacific programs

Three teachers from Effingham County schools were recently selected to spend part of their summer engaging in programs designed to help them bring academic subjects ...

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Heritage FCU hands out scholarships

Georgia Heritage FCU announced college scholarship award winners for 2016. Bethany Dyals, daughter of Christopher and Janna Dyals of Guyton, and Raquel Hazzard, daughter of ...

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


It was a ‘paw-ty’ for Reading Recovery end-of-year celebration

This year, the Reading Recovery teachers from Effingham County wanted to celebrate the success of the program and the students who are a part of ...

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Hebert takes the helm at GSU

Jaimie Hebert, Ph.D., assumed his position as Georgia Southern University's 13th president Friday.

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Education


Boyd makes CSU spring dean’s list

CHARLESTON, S.C.-Charleston Southern University has named Brittany Boyd of Bloomingdale to the dean's list for the spring 2016 semester. Boyd is a ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Education


Health Department to hold two back-to-school immunization clinics

The Effingham County Health Department will host back-to-school immunization clinics July 21 and Aug. 2, from 8 a.m.-7 p.m., at the health ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Education


Effingham students earn dean’s list honors at Georgia Southern

STATESBORO-Georgia Southern University recently recognized nearly 2,600 students for excellence in academics on the 2016 spring semester dean's list.

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Education


Effingham 4-H adds Cloverbud Clubhouse

Meet the newest addition to the Effingham County 4-H program, the Cloverbud Clubhouse. The Cloverbud Clubhouse meets at the Effingham County Extension office on a ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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