The administrative staff at Marlow Elementary had a surprise for its students when they went to lunch March 19.
Effingham County High School FFA finished off National FFA Week on March 5. There was strong participation in the activities all week long from FFA members and non-members alike.
Students at Rincon Elementary School participated in the national Kick Butts Day - cigarette butts, that is. Seventy lunch boxes were placed at the front entrance of the school to represent the 70 children who try cigarettes for the first time every day. They are also in the midst of Tar Wars, another program that educates children about the short and long term effects of tobacco use.
Blandford First grade Madison Abney, Victoria Aldridge, Jeremy Allen, Gavin Ballard, Lieah Blake, McKay Boyett, Joseph Bragg, Alexandra Brown, Samantha Buchanan, Carson Burns, Savannah Carpenter, Haleigh Chambers, Jadyn Coleman, Dylan Cornwell, Emily Dardar, Chesney Davis, Leighton Davis, Charles DeRouen, Zachary Dunlop, Alicia Fickling, Mike Garcia Mota, Mallory Goff, Malcolm Goldsby, Hannah Gordy, Nina Grace, Jeremiah Grainger, Layla Green, Madison Groover, Taylor Gunn, Cameron Hall, Haley Hathaway, William Herrington, Olivia Grace Higgins, Nekiyah Hill, Trinity Howard, ...
Effingham County High School received a $2,500 SAFE Prom grant from the Peace Officers' Association of Georgia to promote an alcohol free prom.
After raising $4,000 each to buy ShelterBoxes after the January earthquake in Haiti, South Effingham High and Springfield Elementary students were able to see where their money went when they helped assemble the 10-man tent in front of their schools last week.
Rincon Elementary kindergarten students were treated Friday to their annual vehicle career day, where several different cars and trucks used by professionals in the community were on display.
ATHENS-The University of Georgia has announced the students who were named Presidential scholars or achieved dean's list for the fall semester.
All smiles and teary-eyed, senior Jessica Heidt was named 2010 Miss ECHS on Saturday night. "I didn't know what to think. I was so excited," said Heidt of when her name was called. Jessica, also this year's Homecoming Queen, was the winner for the interview portion of the competition. She is the daughter of Connie Heidt, who said she wasn't nervous for her daughter. Jessica's white diamond strapless gown made her eyes sparkle even ...
Effingham County School Superintendent Randy Shearouse laid out options to the Board of Education on Thursday night to cut costs for pre-k and was met with concern from parents and teachers throughout the county.
South Effingham Middle School students pictured were chosen by their grade level teachers to represent their team as citizen of the month for February.
Effingham County high school students recently attended the SkillsUSA State Skills and Leadership Conference in Atlanta on March 11-13 and students from both schools brought home some outstanding awards.
The Ebenezer Middle School "Pizazz" Show Choir, under the direction of Lawanda Allen, will present its 5th annual dinner theater show March 26-27.
Nearly 100 outstanding high school seniors recently attended Georgia Southern University's second annual Southern Leadership Excellence Academics and Dedication (LEAD) Conference at its main campus in Statesboro.
At the annual Invention Convention on Tuesday afternoon, students from elementary schools throughout the county exhibited their creative solutions to common problems, with a South Effingham Elementary first grader winning grand champion.
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.