The Effingham County Board of Education has tallied up $2 million in savings with its energy program that was implemented in January 2008.
SAVANNAH - The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has approved three, new degree programs at Savannah State University - a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science with a concentration in Chemistry or Biology; a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Secondary Education; and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a concentration in Secondary Education.
Micah Christensen, a senior at South Effingham High School, recently won the local "Leadership" High School Speech Contest sponsored by the Gulfstream Management Association (GMA).
The South Effingham High School Talent Show Extravaganza will be held on Feb. 25 from 6-9 p.m. in the school cafeteria auditorium.
Chancellor Erroll B. Davis Jr. in his final "State of the System" address noted that the people in the University System of Georgia and the students enrolled at the 35 colleges and universities are the constant that provide it strength and stability during a trying economic period in the System's 79-year history.
On Jan. 27, Skills USA members from South Effingham High School and Effingham County High School competed at the regional competition. Five of the six members from ECHS placed first in their categories and five of the 10 members from SEHS placed first.
The Effingham County Board of Education is proud to announce that the following Title I schools have been recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as Title I Distinguished Schools:
ALBANY-Cindy L Price and Dana L Shores of Rincon made the Merit List at Darton College in Albany for the Fall 2010 semester. To qualify for the Merit List, a student must be part time and have earned a 3.4 or higher grade point average.
December proved a successful month for the Effingham County Board of Education budget, gaining more than $8 million in property tax collections, effectively eliminating a November general back account deficit of $3 million.
The Effingham County Board of Education is currently reviewing a recommendation to change the middle school district lines in order to shift approximately 168 students from Ebenezer Middle School (EMS) to Effingham County Middle School (ECMS) and approximately 36 students from Ebenezer Middle School (EMS) to South Effingham Middle School (SEMS). The recommendation is being made in an effort to even out the three middle school's enrollments to make room for growth at ...
The Effingham County Board of Education heard public concerns at its Feb. 2 meeting as it continues to consider a redistricting recommendation that will redistribute 200 students from Ebenezer Middle School between the other two middle schools.
The Effingham County High School FBLA-PBL chapter in Springfield will be celebrating FBLA-PBL Week, Feb. 6-12 with the following activities:
COCHRAN-Middle Georgia College Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Mary Ellen Wilson, has announced that two students from Effingham County have been cited for scholastic achievement during MGC's fall 2010 semester.
The "Y" Club from South Effingham Middle School participated in the annual SE District "Y" Club basketball tournament held in Statesboro on Jan. 29 and finished the day undefeated, taking the first place trophy.
Effingham County Middle School 6th grade Emily Alexander, Alexis Anderson, McKenzie Ansel, Jonathan Barresi, Todd Beam, Austin Beard, Merry Bentley, Nicholas Bingham, Timothy Bowles, Kara Brinson, Yvette Brockett, Julianna Buzzurro, ZeaDerius Chambers, Kaitlyn Chumley, Stephen Clark, James Collins, Fatima Cope, Nathan Crager, Jillian Craig, Andrew Crawford, Makenzie Crocker, Raven Curl, Parker Dasher, Kelsey Disher, Leeanne Donlon, Arlen Edwards, Brooke Floyd, Noah Fournier, Sarah Freeman, Cole Fulcher, Wesley Fulcher, Paige Giles, Charles Gilgen, Daulton Harris, Logan ...
The Governor's Honors Program, known as GHP, is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. A function of the Georgia Department of Education, it takes place on the campus of Valdosta State University. The 2012 program will be the 49th summer, making it the longest continually running program of its kind in the nation.
During November and December, South Effingham High School Future Business Leaders of America helped provide Thanksgiving dinner to a needy family and fill Christmas wish lists for 17 children, all in the county. FBLA partnered with Future Educators of America and Family Career Community Leaders of America and respective classes to bring in numerous donations to help fill wishes for less privileged children in the county.
High schools in Effingham County will be on a seven-period day schedule for the 2012-13 school year.
Monday morning most students at South Effingham High School didn't know what to think as part of the cafeteria had been blocked off with crime yellow scene tape.
Effingham, meet Chef Jean Yves Vendeville.
The Effingham County Retired Educators Association recently held their annual Grandparents Day essay contest. The contest was open to all fifth graders in the Effingham County School system. The essays were judged by local retired educators. There were three winners from each of the eight Effingham County elementary schools. The Effingham Retired Educators would like to thank Duane and Karen Engel, owners of Pappa's Pizza in Springfield, for their generous donation of prizes for all ...
After appealing to the Georgia Department of Education, South Effingham High School met Adequate Yearly Progress for 2011.
Melissa Nease has been chosen as "Parent of the Month" for December at Rincon Elementary School.
ST LOUIS-Meredith Arrington, agricultural educator at Effingham County High School, is one of 36 individuals nationwide who received the Teachers Turn the Key Award, given Nov. 19 at the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) annual convention in St. Louis.
Blandford Elementary School participated in an international cup stacking competition recently. The event promotes mental and physical fitness, as well as dexterity and agility.
South Effingham's FBLA club attended a motivational rally in Perry by the annual State Fair. While at the fair, the FBLA members who traveled on the trip listened to a guest speaker discuss his journey through many different eras of time.
Marlow Elementary held its annual fall festival and it was a success with the help of many, including South Effingham High NJROTC and members of SEHS Future Business Leaders of America.
South Effingham High School's Future Business Leaders of America members brought in a variety of candy to create trick-or-treat goody bags for the Backus Children's Hospital. Members who attended the meeting helped stuff and tie off approximately 30 treat bags.
The 2011 Marching Band season is history and the South Effingham Marching Mustangs had another banner year. The marching band begins its season each July with band camp, where band members learn basic marching techniques and the mechanics of their competition show.
Georgia Southern University has been named one of the most military friendly universities in the country in "Military Advanced Education's 2012 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities." Georgia Southern will be featured in the December 2011 issue of the publication.