After months of rehearsals students at Ebenezer Middle School performed "Captain Bree and her Lady Pirates" Thursday night. Director Lori Benassi-Parker chose the musical after reading several plays. She said this play was the one that stood out.
Each Friday in February, students from Blandford Elementary brought in their spare change for a campaign called "Pennies for Puppies, Dimes for Dogs and Coins for Cats."
Students from SEHS and SEMS competed at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair in Athens, March 28-31. SEHS students were Kirsten Edwards and Melanie Richtman (both received fourth place). SEMS students were Selina Jonas, Megan Spence, Joshua Anderson and Jessica Bitting. Selina and Megan received third place recognition and Joshua and Jessica got honorable mention.
The following area residents recently were named to the dean's or president's list at Mercer University for the fall 2006 semester. Inclusion on the dean's and president's lists requires students to meet rigorous grade point average standards specific to their school within the University.
The SEMS Science Olympiad competed at the State Science Olympiad at Augusta State University on March 24. SEMS placed ninth in the state. Students won medals in the following events:
Congratulations to the following system-wide winners of the Effingham County Schools Young Author's Writing Competition:
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.
University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby has announced three initiatives to change higher education in the state.
This year's Aspiring Leaders Program participants are: Ashley Kieffer (Effingham Career Academy), Vanessa Denison (Blandford Elementary School), Melissa Long (South Effingham Elementary School), Ame Lane (South Effingham Middle School) and Glen Smith (Effingham County Middle School); and back row: Latoya Jones (Blandford Elementary), Donna Strickland (Sand Hill Elementary), Jennifer Peavy (Guyton Elementary School) and Stacy Boyett (Board of Education).
SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College proudly announces the Historic Preservation Visiting Artisan Series featuring H. Thomas Kupper of the world-renowned Lincoln Cathedral in Lincolnshire, England. Kupper an internationally-acclaimed stained glass artisan, will be visiting the first week of October.
Effingham County Middle School will be hosting its annual fall festival event, the 2011 Panther Fest Gift and Craft Bazaar, on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the school, located at 1659 Highway 119 South in Springfield.
ALBANY - Jennifer A. Hart of Rincon made the Dean's List at Darton College for the Summer 2011 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must be full time and have earned a 3.4 or higher grade point average.
Students in Jason Pridgen and Stacie Platt's fifth grade classes at Ebenezer Elementary School worked in groups to make their own volcano models.
Mark Fitzpatrick of the Savannah branch of the U.S. Green Building Council presented a plaque to Effingham County Board of Education Chairman Lamar Allen on Wednesday, certifying the Effingham Career Academy as a LEED Gold facility.