The scent of hairspray and the clacking of high heels filled the air beside the stage entrance in the new Effingham County Middle School gym/auditorium as contestants in the 2010 Miss ECMS Pageant lined up Saturday evening to find out who would make the top 10.
At the Rotary Club High School Speech Competition Saturday in Statesboro, Effingham County swept the Coastal Zone level with all three finalists slots taken by Effingham students.
Characters from the Dr. Seuss books were everywhere at The Learning Treehouse preschool on Goshen Road. The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Thing One and Thing Two were on every door and every inch of wall space in the center. After all, it was Dr. Seuss' birthday.
The Effingham County Middle School Model United Nations team earned the distinguished delegation award at the Coastal Georgia Model UN competition March 2 in Savannah.
When the members of the Springfield Elementary School junior Beta Club sponsored a coin collection to benefit the earthquake victims in Haiti, they knew it was a good thing to do, but they probably didn't really know how their money would be spent.
Rincon Elementary School received an award from the Food Outreach Coop of Effingham for raising the most food items of all the schools in Effingham County during a food drive last fall.
Six students from Ebenezer Middle School recently auditioned for and were selected for the GMEA (Georgia Music Educators Association) All-state Chorus.
ECHS student Brittany McCrae won the silver medal in the Interview category and Karlie Persutti placed in the top 12 five times for the seven events in which she participated at the Georgia Academic Decathlon 2010 state competition.
Approximately 17 young ladies are competing for the title of Miss ECMS 2010. On March 13 at 7 p.m., Effingham County Middle School will host the Miss ECMS Pageant, "Under the Sea." All the contestants will be judged in the categories of casual wear and formal wear. The top 10 will then be chosen and those finalists will be judged on their response to an impromptu interview question. The following girls will be competing for ...
Students in the Effingham County School System will have a chance to learn a bit more about agriculture in the state as a result of a gift from the Effingham County Farm Bureau in the form of a DVD and poster for each school.
When state legislators asked the 35 public universities to prepare for more than an additional $300 million in cuts, they were not expecting those cuts to be inimical to some of their constituents' most beloved programs, such as 4-H.
Cudray J. Wimberly of Springfield was among 214 cadets graduating from the Georgia National Guard's Youth Challenge Academy at Fort Gordon on Saturday at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta.
The Effingham County High School game cheerleaders held their awards banquet at New Ebenezer Retreat Center. The ECHS game cheerleaders are coached by Breanna Pierce.
The Effingham County High School FFA celebrated National FFA Week Feb 28-March 5. "Lead Out Loud" was the theme this year as members pledged to show off what makes them premier leaders in their schools and communities. More than half a million members around the nation participated in National FFA Week activities at the local and state levels. The focus of National FFA Week was to tell the community and the country about the ...
A worst-case scenario could reduce state funding to Georgia Southern University by 30 percent, which GSU president Dr. Brooks Keel said "will have a major impact on Georgia Southern and would require significant operational changes at our university."
The door to Anna Barton's classroom reads "Fall into Reading," with students' red, orange and gold cut-out handprints playing a tree's changing leaves and reaching to get inside.
Students, parents and others expressed concerns and disapproval Thursday night of the Effingham County Board of Education's consideration to move high schools to a traditional seven-period day schedule.
In a time of budgetary woes, Effingham County Board of Education does something to look forward to.
It might be an understatement to say Abby Smith feels right at home in her new job.
The Effingham County School System was challenged recently when the economic downturn reduced revenues from both state and local sources, forcing the district to reduce costs while maintaining the innovative technologies it had implemented over the past several years.
The South Effingham High School Marching Mustangs, band directors, band boosters and parents hosted the 2nd Annual Marching Mustang Invitational marching band competition at The Corral on Oct. 29.
Ronald McDonald visited Rincon Elementary School to help RES kick off its Book Week activities.
The Miss Diamond Pageant will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at Effingham County Middle School. Debra Shelton is crowning the winner and instead of a Miss Congeniality award, a Logan Shelton Award will be handed out.
Effingham County 4-H youth recently traveled to Rock Eagle 4-H Center to attend the Georgia 4-H Junior Conference, a 26-hour event filled with community service projects, classes, workshops and activities. There were 715 4-H youth who took part in this year's conference. Participants from Effingham County were Jose Espino, Phoenix Truitt, Skyler Lanier and Anna Sykes.
In honor of Veterans Day, Springfield Elementary School celebrated their local veterans with a special program Wednesday afternoon, featuring guest speaker, Lt. Col. John Gentry, who spoke to the students about Army Values. The National Guard visitors brought a Humvee and a howitzer to show the children after the assembly. Students also wrote more than 600 letters to service members deployed in Afghanistan.
Getting more students ready for college and able to complete college has led University System of Georgia officials to look closely at all areas involved in this effort, including the efforts directed at the Board of Regents level.
November is National Parent Engagement Month and Rincon Elementary School encourages and welcomes parental involvement. In an effort to recognize valuable parents of students at RES, the school is continuing to salute parents for their hard work and commitment. Natarsha House has been selected for the "Parent of Month" award for November at Rincon Elementary School.
State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens presented awards that recognized Georgia fire personnel and citizens for outstanding service in fighting fires and saving lives at the 19th Annual "Life, Fire & Safety" Awards Luncheon, as part of the Fire Prevention Week activities.
After weathering years of budget woes and combing out expenditures, the Effingham County Board of Education is now considering a move that may result in faculty cuts.
The theme for the day at Effingham Christian School was "expect the unexpected."