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Schools putting stimulus money to work

The Effingham County School System has long realized the need for employability training for students with disabilities and jumped at the chance to use stimulus funding to expand the transition program by hiring two full-time transition facilitators to serve both high schools and all three middle schools.
The transition facilitators have worked tirelessly to start up a community-based vocational instruction program that is now in its second year. The program provides the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to get on-the-job training at local businesses.
"It has provided a unique opportunity for the school system to work hand-in-hand with local businesses ...

October 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

ECHS wins grand champion

The Effingham County Competition Cheerleaders won first place in Class AAAA and Grand Champion out of 21 teams at the Gamecock Challenge at Eagle Creek on Oct. 2.
Earlier competitions this year include first place at Raider Rumble in West Laurens, second place at Cotton Cheer Classic in Jeff Davis, and second place at the Coastal Cheer Classic in Richmond Hill.
The ECHS junior varsity also won first place in their division at the Gamecock Challenge.

October 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

SEHS takes Cheer Classic

South Effingham High School Mustang cheerleaders won first place in the Class AAAA division of the Coastal Cheer Classic held at Richmond Hill High School on Sept. 25.
Effingham County High School placed second and Richmond Hill High School came in third.
Also, Mustang cheerleader Megan Brown, won the jump-off portion of the competition.

October 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

ECMS homecoming queen

Effingham County Middle School crowned its 2010-11 Homecoming Queen and her court on Sept. 22.Chelsea Kirby.
The ECMS Panthers won the game against the EMS Eagles.

September 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

ECS’ Johnny Appleseed Day

Effingham Christian School celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day on Sept. 24 by planting trees around the campus playground. Students and teachers commemorated the day by dressing in overalls, flannel shirts, and straw hats. Johnny Appleseed was a folk hero born in 1774, just before the start of the American Revolution. He was deliberate in planting orchards to give farmers a livelihood and to provide food for their communities. Students learned about the importance of working together to accomplish a common goal to improve our environment through agriculture.
Effingham Christian School is located on Goshen Road off Highway 21. To learn more ...

September 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

STC Foundation awards scholarships for 2010-11

SAVANNAH-Twenty-one Savannah Technical College students were awarded privately funded scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year, which began Wednesday. The scholarships represent gifts made by individuals and organizations to the Savannah Technical College Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that raises money to support students, workforce development projects and training activities at Savannah Technical College.
"Our scholarship committee worked diligently to review the more than 85 applications they received this year," said Melinda Laager, executive director of the STC Foundation. The scholarship committee includes faculty and staff members along with Foundation Board and Community Council members.
This year's winners ...

September 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

See video of the combined SEHS/ECHS bands

September 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Land purchase to help growing GSU expand

A planned expansion of recreation offerings for a growing student enrollment is under way at Georgia Southern University following the purchase of 167 acres by the Georgia Southern University Housing Foundation, a non-profit corporation established to acquire and develop real estate.
The land, located adjacent to the Meadow Lakes subdivision in Statesboro, will allow the University to provide additional activities such as a walking/cross country course, golf and one of the areas' only disc golf courses.
Plans also include using the facility for a variety of academic purposes including teaching classes at the complex.
"With a student enrollment of ...

September 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

SEMS Y-Clubbers hit the road for district event

Twenty-one students from South Effingham Middle School Y-Club attended the Southeast District Rally on Sept. 11. The students met with other "Y" Club members from surrounding areas.
The rally, held at Telfair County High School in McRae, was sponsored by the State YMCA of Georgia. Students from schools all over the District took part in the event.
Students participated in workshops on leadership, brainstorming, and enthusiasm. They also took part in fun filled assemblies giving them the enthusiasm to start their Club year off right.
"Y" Clubs in our schools focus on character education, leadership development, and service to others ...

September 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

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

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Effingham County Schools receives Golden Radish Award

ATLANTA - Georgia's Departments of Agriculture, Public Health, Education and Georgia Organics came together under the prestigious Gold Dome on Monday for the annual Golden ...

October 26, 2016 | | Education

Rincon Elementary holding "Grocery Store Night" at Kroger

Rincon Elementary School is partnering with Kroger for "Grocery Store Night", which will be held on Monday night at the Kroger in Rincon.

October 21, 2016 | | Education


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