Michael David Slater of Rincon received a bachelor of fine arts in mass media from Valdosta State University during commencement exercises following the fall 2010 semester.
The following students from Effingham County received degrees from the University of Georgia at the end of the fall 2010 semester. Commencement exercises were held Dec. 17, 2010, at the University of Georgia.
ATLANTA-The following students made the dean's list for fall 2010 at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
JESUP-Five hundred graduates were invited to march across stage on Saturday at Altamaha Technical College's graduation ceremony at the Kay Cagle Theatre of the Performing Arts. President Lorette Hoover introduced Lisa Eason, Assistant Commissioner of Administration of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), who gave the keynote address. Eason told her personal story of being a young mother who dropped out of high school and her going back to obtain her GED in hopes ...
The Effingham County High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America had 12 of its members attend the Region Conference at the Wayne County High School in Jesup on Jan. 20.
Dillon Duff, Landon Snooks and Jay Gnann served as pages for state Rep. Jon Burns, right, on Jan. 25. Duff, Snooks and Gnann also are members of the Effingham County High School Youth Advisory Committee.
Blandford Elementary 1st grade Seriah Ancil, Harrison Ashlock, Sha'Kynah Baker, Sina Ballew, Jace Barrs, Alexis Belcher, Chapman Bennett, Aidan Bernard, Cassie Biggers, Julian Boland, Leannah Bowden, Jacob Bragg, Parker Brownley, Timothy Burnsed, Alexis Camacho, Emma Carroll, Colton Cassidy, Rachel Collins, Brandon Davis, Christopher Davis, Franklin Davis, Tariq Echols, Kamryn Ellis, Ryan Flood, Luke Floyd, Donald Fludd, Kaitlyn Fludd, Kalil Forrest, Darrell Fowler, Jacob Galindez, Bradley Gangewere, Caitlynn Grayson, Benjamin Griffin, Sydney Griffin, Tyler Griffin, Sally ...
The evening began easily enough. "Water. W-A-T-E-R. Water," said Jasmyne Kaye, contestant number one, a fifth-grader from Rincon Elementary School. By the end of the first round, there were two who didn't make it. Round two spiced things up a bit with silent consonants and more and more left the stage. As Judith Shuman, student/professional learning coordinator for the Effingham County Board of Education called out the words, ascending in difficulty, cameras were raised, flashed ...
ATLANTA-Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has announced that the Effingham Career Academy will be receiving a $10,000 grant to support its efforts to become a Ford PAS Next Generation Learning Community. The announcement was made during Effingham Day at the State Capitol, sponsored by the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce.
Effingham County High School counselors and media specialists will be hosting their first "Apply to College Week," Jan. 31-Feb. 4. The goal for this event is to provide all Effingham County High School seniors the opportunity to submit at least one application for college admission and someone to assist them as needed to complete the process.
Pre-kindergarten applications for the 2011-12 school year will be available on Feb. 1. You may pick up an application from any of the schools, the Effingham County Board of Education Office (and on the Board's Web site www.effinghamschools.com), the Effingham County Health Department or from the Department of Family and Children Services in Springfield.
The student nominated ECHS Teacher of the Month for December is Wes Perkins. His students praised Perkins for being an exceptional individual, reliable, able to relate to them and a wonderful music teacher.
The pre-k class at Little Tots celebrated its 100th day of school on Jan. 21. The children were asked to bring in 100 items from home to share with the class and they took part in activities that placed emphasis on 100.
Special needs student from across the county competed in the annual Special Olympics Friday at Effingham County High School.
The Effingham County Board of Education is currently reviewing a recommendation to redistrict the middle school population at Ebenezer Middle School.
Springfield Elementary School teachers celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness on Sept. 30 by participating in Lee's National Denim Day, a fundraiser to benefit the Women's Cancer Programs of the EIP.
Effingham County Schools' maintenance department soon will have everything it needs under one roof.
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.