Covenant Christian Academy is hosting an open house on Thursday at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. The morning session will be held at the school, located at 505 N. Laurel Street in Springfield. The evening session will be held at Life Baptist Church on Highway 21, south of Springfield, which is the school's new location for 2007-2008.
Next fall, science classes at South Effingham High School will offer more interactive student and teacher participation than in the past thanks to a grant from the Planters Telephone Foundation. According to SEHS Media Specialist Carolyn Kessler, the grant will pay to outfit three classrooms with interactive boards called SchoolPad, software to operate them, ceiling-mounted projectors, quality projection screens, and complete installation for the three classrooms.
Savannah State University's (SSU) Department of Political Science, Public Administration and Urban Studies, in cooperation with the SSU Pre-Law Society, will sponsor a workshop for individuals who plan to attend law school.
The Utilities Protection Center of Georgia's mascot, Digger Dog, visited Rincon and Marlow Elementary schools in Effingham to encourage students in second and third grades to "Call Before You Dig." Sharing safety information and to have a bit of fun, Digger explained the importance of not damaging underground utility lines by digging safely, what not to do around overhead power lines and how to be safe if the lines are down. He also described the ...
MACON - Mercer University freshmen Bailey Brianne Elliott of Guyton and Kristin L. Reid of Rincon were recently inducted into the Mercer chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.
The ECHS FFA held its annual banquet Tuesday night at the school and is marking 50 years as an organization this year. The event drew nearly 250 people.
Mrs. Wood's Kindergarten class at Springfield Elementary put on a performance of "High School Musical" for the entire school on April 20. The extras for the performance came from children of the faculty and staff.
Preschool students, students entering sixth grade and any child entering any grade for the first time will be required to meet some new immunization rules before they can start school next fall, according to new Georgia state laws.
The Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) will recognize two South Effingham Middle School students, Michael Edwards and Emilia Truluck. These students will be honored at the state recognition ceremony to be held at Georgia Southern University on May 22.
Effingham County Board of Education Board-Administration Workshop April 27-29 Augusta Marriott Hotel Augusta Friday 5 p.m., Call to Order & Adoption of Agenda 5:05 p.m., Budget Workshop 6:30 p.m., Break/Snack 6:45 p.m., Return to Budget Workshop 8 p.m., Adjourn Saturday 9 a.m., Dr. Slade Helmly and SPLOSTs 10 a.m., Dr. Colleen Webb to discuss Special Ed laws/issues 11:30 a.m., Break for lunch 1 p.m., Jeffrey Williams from Consortium for Adequate Funding 3 p.m., Break 3:30 ...
Betty Jean Ferguson is looking forward to moving back to an elementary school next school year.
Children who need help preparing for kindergarten are getting a head start through the Effingham County school system's preschool intervention program.
Effingham County Middle School will have a new principal in the fall. After five years at South Effingham High School, Rob Porterfield, the current SEHS athletic director and an assistant principal, will be taking over at ECMS. "I'm really looking forward to working with the faculty," he said. "(I'm) looking forward to setting some goals for our school, and collectively working with the faculty to try to achieve those goals. (We have) a big challenge ...
Springfield Elementary School honored its young authors and illustrators during a ceremony on March 27.
President Les Brinson My name is Les Brinson and I am the 2006-2007 president for the South Effingham FFA chapter. I am thankful that I have had FFA as a part of my high school career. Without a doubt it has helped me mature and excel during my short time in high school. I have enjoyed showing livestock, competing and attending state and national conventions along with other FFA functions. I am also very thankful ...
The Georgia Education Articulation Committee's (GEAC) Fall 2011 PROBE College Fair will be at the Effingham Career Academy tonight from 6-7:30 p.m.
Results for the class of 2011 on college readiness tests and for students who took advanced placement exams in the 2011 indicate increased participation, with mixed gains in scores.
In the midst of a seemingly endless stream of bad economic data, economic education and financial literacy for Georgia's K-12 students have taken on renewed importance.
Effingham County High FFA member Bo Smith recently won the Area IV FFA Agricultural Tractor and Machinery Operations and Maintenance Career Development Event. The event was held at West Laurens High School on Sept. 27.
Effingham County Board of Education has bridged a cash availability gap between the start of school and property tax collection payments and likely will not need a tax anticipation note this year.
The Richmond Hill Wildcat band was named grand champion of the 30th annual Coastal Empire Classic band competition at Effingham County High School Oct. 8.
South Effingham Middle School "Y" Club recently attended District Rally presented by the State YMCA of Georgia. The District Rally was held Sept 17 in Vidalia at J. R. Trippe Middle School and hosted by the J.R. Trippe Middle "Y" Club.
There is help in sight for students and parents who are daunted by the prospect of an upcoming science fair project.
"Converge" was the 2011 See You at the Pole theme held Sept. 28. More than 70 students attended the event at South Effingham Middle School. Supported by students, friends, family, and staff members the SEMS SYATP Leadership Team hosted the event. The leadership committee provided free doughnuts and gave out See You at the Pole Bracelets provided by the SEMS Y-Club to all attendees.
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge personally delivered Georgia's request for a waiver to certain provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and an alternative, to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
SAVANNAH -Next time you are on the Savannah Technical College Liberty Campus, you just might see some unusual art on display, as an assortment of bras will be hanging in the administration building through mid-October as the campus supports breast cancer awareness.
From Sept. 12-16 the ECHS Youth Advisory Council, along with the Interact Club and Family Connection Communities and Schools, sponsored an After Labor Day Food Drive benefitting the Food Outreach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE). They collected 1,500 nonperishable goods to help FORCE restock local food pantries.
It's not common for a busy elected official to sit in a pint-sized chair alongside a group of 4-year-olds. Nor does it happen every day that scores of legislators around Georgia are doing the same thing in pre-k classrooms in their districts.
Effingham County High School is wild about writing. In preparation for the Georgia High School Writing Test today, students in the language and Family and Consumer Sciences departments have teamed up to decorate.
U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) will host a statewide Military Academy Day event at the Benedictine Military School in Savannah on Saturday.