National Fire Prevention Week was Oct. 3-9 , and the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) theme for this year was: Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With. In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, each Effingham County school held a fire drill on Oct. 1.
The school system has also requested fire safety demonstrations in November or December by the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commission's Fire Safety House, a mobile education unit used to reiterate important fire safety education messages. It is a two-story mobile unit with dimensions of approximately 8x28x11. The house is equipped with a ...
Georgia Farm Bureau will award a total of $14,250 in scholarships to 10 high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree in agriculture, family and consumer sciences, or a related field, Stuart Exley, Effingham County Farm Bureau president, recently announced.
The top three students will each receive a scholarship of $3,000. The remaining seven students will each receive a $750 scholarship. Students are eligible to submit an application if they, a parent or legal guardian were a member of Georgia Farm Bureau as of Sept. 1, 2010.
After an increase in SAT scores a year ago, the Effingham County school system experienced a drop in the scores for the class of 2010.
Average SAT scores for 2010 across the state saw a dip from the previous year, although Georgia's SAT participation rate was 74 percent, among the top 10 in the nation. While Georgia's mean score dropped from 1,460 to 1,453 from 2009 to 2010, Effingham saw a 14-point drop from 1,441 to 1,427.
The SAT is an aptitude exam made up of three parts worth 800 points apiece, mathematics, critical ...
On Oct. 1, the upper school students of Effingham Christian School donated their time to work at the Treutlen House. One of the goals of a distinctly Christ-centered and classical education is to teach students to be servants within their community.
The students in grades fifth-11th had a fun time raking leaves and trimming hedges. They learned that serving others can be rewarding work. Effingham Christian School is located on Goshen Road, off Highway 21. To learn more, visit the Web site www.effinghamchristian.org.
Scholarships are still available for the 2010-11 school year for grades pre-k to 11th. The ...
On Sept. 9, the Effingham YMCA kicked off its second year of its student leadership training initiative called The Christian Leadership Academy. This academy, a seven-month program beginning in September and ending in April, is designed to take 12 high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership done from a Christian perspective.
Those participating in this year's CLA are: Bryce Blewett, Tyler Burress, Kameron Dickerson, Amelia Edenfield, Caitlyn Fears, Morgane Hargrett, Jessi Kicklighter, Colson Lee, Felicia Lunsford, Kailyn Mikulsky, Kiley Ward, Vanessa Williams and Chanelle Wright.
Seventy-five eager fourth-graders fidgeted around the edges of a circle in the grass of their soccer field, as Chico Francisco of the Muskeegee American Indian tribe performed a traditional warriors dance. Alex Schaner explained to the students that Francisco never stepped backwards because they never retreat and never surrender.
The fourth grade classes at Springfield Elementary camped out at the school Friday as a conclusion to their lessons on Native American culture.
Teacher Lauren Locklair said they wanted students to see what it's like to sleep outside, and with help from one of the SES teacher's husband, the ...
The South Effingham High School Drama Club wanted a challenge to start the year off with the selection of Shakespeare's "Macbeth," and they lived up to it. More than 400 showed up for the club's Thursday, Saturday and Sunday performances. The club special ordered costumes, which gave the play an authenticity. Standout performances came from the lead roles of Macbeth, by Colton Williams, and Lady Macbeth, Casey Moran, and Macduff, by Jordon Bala.
Above left and right, Williams (Macbeth) convincingly loses his mind as the apparition of Banquo, played by Dylan Grace, appears, as Lady MacBeth tells the ...
The South Effingham High School Media Center held its second annual "Michael Jackson Tribute and Trivia Week" during the first week of September.
The week-long event featured staff dressed in Michael Jackson costumes, the playing of hit songs by the artist, "white glove" decorating, a daily trivia question about the singer's life for students to answer, celebrity biography books and magazines for check-out, and a drawing for prizes at the week's end. High school students and Pre-K students participated.
Winners from the daily trivia questions were: Monday-senior Jenny Spikes, Tuesday-senior Josey Jimenez, Wednesday-freshman Haleigh Helmly, Thursday-junior Aliyah Owens ...
The South Effingham Middle School seventh grader Tiana Gordon placed second in the Area 4 FFA floral design competition.
For the competition, which was held Sept. 14 in Swainsboro, students were given one hour to complete a three flower bud vase and a boutonniere using fresh flowers. Gordon impressed the judges with her creativity and attention to detail.
She will travel to the state floral design competition at the FFA camp in Covington in March.
The Effingham County School System has long realized the need for employability training for students with disabilities and jumped at the chance to use stimulus funding to expand the transition program by hiring two full-time transition facilitators to serve both high schools and all three middle schools.
The transition facilitators have worked tirelessly to start up a community-based vocational instruction program that is now in its second year. The program provides the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to get on-the-job training at local businesses.
"It has provided a unique opportunity for the school system to work hand-in-hand with local businesses ...
Effingham Christian School celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day on Sept. 24 by planting trees around the campus playground. Students and teachers commemorated the day by dressing in overalls, flannel shirts, and straw hats. Johnny Appleseed was a folk hero born in 1774, just before the start of the American Revolution. He was deliberate in planting orchards to give farmers a livelihood and to provide food for their communities. Students learned about the importance of working together to accomplish a common goal to improve our environment through agriculture.
Effingham Christian School is located on Goshen Road off Highway 21. To learn more ...