Michael David Slater of Rincon received a bachelor of fine arts in mass media from Valdosta State University during commencement exercises following the fall 2010 semester.
The following students from Effingham County received degrees from the University of Georgia at the end of the fall 2010 semester. Commencement exercises were held Dec. 17, 2010, at the University of Georgia.
ATLANTA-The following students made the dean's list for fall 2010 at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
JESUP-Five hundred graduates were invited to march across stage on Saturday at Altamaha Technical College's graduation ceremony at the Kay Cagle Theatre of the Performing Arts. President Lorette Hoover introduced Lisa Eason, Assistant Commissioner of Administration of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), who gave the keynote address. Eason told her personal story of being a young mother who dropped out of high school and her going back to obtain her GED in hopes ...
The Effingham County High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America had 12 of its members attend the Region Conference at the Wayne County High School in Jesup on Jan. 20.
Dillon Duff, Landon Snooks and Jay Gnann served as pages for state Rep. Jon Burns, right, on Jan. 25. Duff, Snooks and Gnann also are members of the Effingham County High School Youth Advisory Committee.
Blandford Elementary 1st grade Seriah Ancil, Harrison Ashlock, Sha'Kynah Baker, Sina Ballew, Jace Barrs, Alexis Belcher, Chapman Bennett, Aidan Bernard, Cassie Biggers, Julian Boland, Leannah Bowden, Jacob Bragg, Parker Brownley, Timothy Burnsed, Alexis Camacho, Emma Carroll, Colton Cassidy, Rachel Collins, Brandon Davis, Christopher Davis, Franklin Davis, Tariq Echols, Kamryn Ellis, Ryan Flood, Luke Floyd, Donald Fludd, Kaitlyn Fludd, Kalil Forrest, Darrell Fowler, Jacob Galindez, Bradley Gangewere, Caitlynn Grayson, Benjamin Griffin, Sydney Griffin, Tyler Griffin, Sally ...
The evening began easily enough. "Water. W-A-T-E-R. Water," said Jasmyne Kaye, contestant number one, a fifth-grader from Rincon Elementary School. By the end of the first round, there were two who didn't make it. Round two spiced things up a bit with silent consonants and more and more left the stage. As Judith Shuman, student/professional learning coordinator for the Effingham County Board of Education called out the words, ascending in difficulty, cameras were raised, flashed ...
ATLANTA-Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has announced that the Effingham Career Academy will be receiving a $10,000 grant to support its efforts to become a Ford PAS Next Generation Learning Community. The announcement was made during Effingham Day at the State Capitol, sponsored by the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce.
Effingham County High School counselors and media specialists will be hosting their first "Apply to College Week," Jan. 31-Feb. 4. The goal for this event is to provide all Effingham County High School seniors the opportunity to submit at least one application for college admission and someone to assist them as needed to complete the process.
Pre-kindergarten applications for the 2011-12 school year will be available on Feb. 1. You may pick up an application from any of the schools, the Effingham County Board of Education Office (and on the Board's Web site www.effinghamschools.com), the Effingham County Health Department or from the Department of Family and Children Services in Springfield.
The student nominated ECHS Teacher of the Month for December is Wes Perkins. His students praised Perkins for being an exceptional individual, reliable, able to relate to them and a wonderful music teacher.
The pre-k class at Little Tots celebrated its 100th day of school on Jan. 21. The children were asked to bring in 100 items from home to share with the class and they took part in activities that placed emphasis on 100.
Special needs student from across the county competed in the annual Special Olympics Friday at Effingham County High School.
The Effingham County Board of Education is currently reviewing a recommendation to redistrict the middle school population at Ebenezer Middle School.
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."