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Eighth-grade writing scores on the rise

Efforts to improve Effingham County students' writing skills have paid off with higher scores on Georgia's Eighth-Grade Writing Assessment, school officials reported last week.

April 08, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Three ECCA students to head to SkillsUSA nationals

Students from the Effingham College and Career Academy competed March 21-23 at the Georgia SkillsUSA Skills and Leadership Conference in Atlanta. This year the Effingham College and Career Academy was awarded the "largest increase in membership" of 1,500 percent.

April 08, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Eggs ... ilirating!

Effingham Christian School took its annual egg drop competition to new heights this year.

April 01, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


FCCLA students attend state leadership meeting

Members of the Effingham County High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently participated in a weekend leadership conference March 14-16 at the Classic Center in Athens. Attendees, in addition to a weekend of competitions, participated in a Career and Trade Expo, University of Georgia tours, educational demonstrations, and sessions that motivated and informed members and their advisers with the theme "Saving the World … One Leader at a Time."

April 01, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Schools land a gift for learning

When Barry Sheehy was contemplating donating property he owned in southern Effingham County, he considered several local agencies as recipients.

March 28, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS students take part in Y-Club United Nations

South Effingham Middle School students Caitlyn Lariscy, Brian Nichols and Sarah Yonce attended the Georgia United Nations Assembly, a model United Nations program sponsored by the State YMCA of Georgia. Y-Club members and other middle and high school students from public and private schools across the state are eligible to participate.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Students soar at Aviation Career Day

Rising ninth-graders learned about the Effingham County School System's work-based learning program as well as career opportunities at Gulfstream Aerospace at the recent Aviation Career Day hosted by Gulfstream.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Students to take CRCT in April

Effingham County students in grades 3-8 will take the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test beginning on April 16.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Boyd earns Horatio Alger Scholarship

Effingham County High School senior Hannah Boyd received the Georgia Horatio Alger Association Scholarship. Boyd was the only senior from Effingham County to be awarded the scholarship, which is worth $5,000.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


History comes to life at Springfield Elementary

Springfield Elementary School fourth-grade students made history come alive in the school's annual "wax museum."

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Young Farmers Auction rakes in scholarship funds

The Effingham County Young Farmers Association brought in more than $13,000 Thursday at its annual auction at Effingham County High School.

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School bus cameras to get trial run

A plan to document evidence of drivers illegally passing Effingham County school buses might not include as many bus cameras next year as originally thought.

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


GSU business school named best for vets

Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration has been honored by Military Times as one of the best business schools for veterans in the United States. In the first-ever survey, COBA received the "Best for Vets: Business Schools" seal.

March 25, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Young inventors show off their work

Young inventors displayed their big ideas at the Effingham County School District's annual Invention Convention.

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


A big month and more for CTSOs at ECHS

February was Career, Technical and Agricultural Education month across the state. At Effingham County High School there were many reasons to celebrate accomplishments over the past month. In addition to the boys and girls basketball teams advancing in the state playoffs, the Career Technical and Agricultural Education department is not short of its own achievements.

March 21, 2013 | Staff report | Education


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Blandford students corner awards at Stock Market Game

Four students from Blandford Elementary School were honored recently at the Georgia Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon in Atlanta.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Orchestra awards scholarships

Hank Miles and Casie Wilson are the recipients of the Effingham Community Orchestra's fourth annual academic scholarships.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn Georgia Tech degrees

ATLANTA - The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students during its 247th commencement exercises.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Initiative expected to make college more affordable

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was one of three states chosen to receive a $1 million grant to lead an education initiative, Guided Pathways to Success (GPS), focused on making college more affordable, boosting college completion and saving taxpayers millions. The grant is funded by the Lumina Foundation in partnership with Complete College America.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham high school students surpass state marks

Boosted by a substantial increase in economics scores, Effingham County's high school students fared better than the state averages in every subject of Georgia's end of course test this spring.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Helmly to get early start

Beth Helmly is another step closer to serving on the Effingham County Board of Education.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


EWIB scholarship recipients have big plans for future

David Lariscy enlisted in the Army National Guard while he was still in high school, and he plans to continue serving in the military while pursuing careers in engineering and education.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Rotary Club honors scholarship winners

Members of the Rotary Club of Effingham County honored the winners of the club's scholarships at their meeting Thursday.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Allen named GSBA district director

F. Lamar Allen, the Effingham County Board of Education's District 3 representative and chairman, was recently elected to serve as a district director for the Georgia School Boards Association.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students make dean's lists

Four local students named to Mercer dean's list

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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