The winter concert of the SEHS bands was presented earlier this month. Directed by Sean McBride and Michael Nestor, with guest conductor Somi Benson-Jaja, several different musical groups from the school's band program performed. Jaja served as a student teacher for the program until his graduation from Armstrong Atlantic State University. The evening's performances included the jazz bands I and II, the clarinet choir, flute, wind and percussion ensembles, the concert and symphonic bands, ...
Are students being tested too much? That's what one Effingham Board of Education member wanted to know after results of the Georgia High School Writing Test and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills were presented. "I just feel we're testing our kids a lot," school board member Troy Alford said. "Are we testing them too much? I don't know. There's just so much pressure put on these kids." Assistant Superintendent Greg Arnsdorff noted that the ...
Effingham County Schools' students are holding their own against students across the nation and the state, according to recent test results.
Students were chosen by their grade level teachers to represent their team as Citizen of the Month for November at South Effingham Middle School were: Lauren Adams, Raquel Hazzard, Miranda Arrington, Steven Patterson, Alex Jonas, Conner Rickman, Liam Bending, Kenneth LaFleur and Nathaniel Robinson.
The Effingham County High School Calculus Club celebrated Down Syndrome Awareness month during the month of October by raising funds for the local Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society. They raised money through a raffle and by collecting donations in their piggy banks during their annual "Dimes for Down Syndrome" campaign. This year, the club raised a record $1,321.35 through their efforts.
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - Gardner-Webb University announces that Jennifer Gomez of Rincon was among a total of nearly 300 students who recently graduated during its 2009 fall commencement exercises.Gomez received a BS in Physical Education.
Britt Dance Company brought in Los Angeles-based dance choreographer Rustin Matthews earlier this year. Matthews is a professional dancer as well as one of the best choreographers in the industry.
Effingham High School Principal Yancy Ford hosted a Family Pajama party for this year's and last year's Effingham County High School Pre-K students. More than 100 students and family members attended this event and students and their families enjoyed pizza, popcorn, and drinks.
Two Effingham County teens graduated from the National Guard-sponsored Youth Challenge Academy on Dec. 19 at commencement ceremonies in Macon.
TIFTON - Billy W. Brown II of Guyton has been named to the dean's list at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College for the fall term.
Approximately 600 Effingham County students received the H1N1 vaccine last week at one of the two clinics open to students in pre-k through 12th grade.
The students of the Christian Leadership Academy from the Effingham YMCA met with local state legislators Rep. Jon Burns and Rep. Ann Purcell at a special meeting on at the Effingham County Administrative Complex in Springfield.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College has promoted two members of its administrative staff to leadership roles and announces new leadership for the faculty senate.
The Ebenezer Middle School Chorus and Show Choir, under the direction of Lawanda D. Allen, presented its winter concert to a large crowd. The combined grade levels spanned the entire width of the stage as they sang the final numbers of the evening along with the show choir.
Effingham County high school students and teachers will drive ahead with the 4x4 block scheduling.
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."