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Superintendent turns down $20,000 stipend

Effingham County School Superintendent Randy Shearouse has decided not to accept a stipend the board of education approved for him.

August 03, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Young Farmers take educational tour of county

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Students, parents welcomed back to school at open house

Middle and high school parents and students attended open house on Sunday.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Back to school

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


School council members will be elected in August

The General Assembly requires that all public school systems in Georgia have school councils in place for the purposes of bringing communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Four make Mercer honors lists for spring

MACON/ATLANTA - The following students from Effingham County were named to the President's or Dean's List of their college or school at Mercer University for the spring 2009 semester. Inclusion on these lists requires students to meet rigorous grade-point-average standards specific to their school within the University.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


ECMS students will begin new year in new building

Effingham County Middle School students will begin school on Wednesday in a new building.

July 30, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Online portal will give parents, students more access to records

Parents are going to have a new way to keep up with their children's school progress this year.

July 30, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Mullis award

Kelsi Willis was the recipient of the Jack Mullis Award, which is presented to the top vocalist at Effingham County High School every year. This award is named after Jack Mullis, who is responsible for creating the choral program at Effingham County High School and Effingham County Middle School. Mullis spent nearly 30 years teaching choral music to Effingham County students.

July 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


School system sets furlough dates

The majority of Effingham County School System's approximately 1,750 employees will be taking three furlough days.

July 23, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


School board gets closer look at AYP numbers

Two schools that didn't make the adequate yearly progress requirements say those numbers don't tell the whole story of the school.

July 20, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Many Effingham grads among GSU Class of 2009

STATESBORO - More than 20,000 family and friends were in attendance as Georgia Southern University presented degrees to one of its largest-ever graduating classes at Spring Commencement at Allen E. Paulson Stadium on May 9.

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


GSU to offer engineering exam review

The engineering science community is invited to attend the "Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Review: A Refresher Course" on Saturdays, Aug. 22-Oct. 3 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Georgia Southern University's College of Science and Technology Building.

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Snooks to compete at 67th annual 4-H State Congress

Around 250 youth and adults will gather at the Crown Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta to compete with the best of the best at the 67th annual 4-H State Congress, and Effingham County's own Ben Snooks will be among them. State Congress is the crown jewel of Georgia 4-H's Project Achievement competitions.

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


EES students’ work to appear in magazine

The artwork of 14 aspiring young artists from Ebenezer Elementary School has been selected to appear in the July issue of Today's Health magazine.

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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SEMS cheerleaders win at Jeff Davis

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team won first place at their first competition this season, held at Jeff Davis Middle School.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Celebrate Armstrong to be held this week

Armstrong State University will host the second annual Celebrate Armstrong weekend Oct. 9-11. The community is invited to join in this celebration of everything Armstrong.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Luke Bryan Farm Tour to aid GSU scholarships

Georgia Southern University alum and country singer Luke Bryan will visit the Statesboro area during his annual Farm Tour at Perry Field Wednesday in Claxton.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Kieffer turns business background into top teaching

Effingham County's 2014-15 teacher of the year took a non-traditional route into the education field.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Diploma is worth the wait

Six-and-a-half decades after what would have been his final year of high school, a local Korean War veteran received his diploma.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


New classroom gives a breath of fresh air to learning at EMS

Ebenezer Middle School students are spending less time inside their classrooms these days, but that's not a bad thing.

September 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECHS to host marching band festival Saturday

Several bands will perform at Effingham County High School Saturday in one of the state's most established and prestigious marching contests.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Former Liberator pilot tells JROTC cadets ‘character counts’

Paul Grassey has plenty of stories from his days as a military pilot, including the 13 combat missions he flew with the 8th Air Force in World War II.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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