SAVANNAH-Twenty-one Savannah Technical College students were awarded privately funded scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year, which began Wednesday. The scholarships represent gifts made by individuals and organizations to the Savannah Technical College Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that raises money to support students, workforce development projects and training activities at Savannah Technical College.
"Our scholarship committee worked diligently to review the more than 85 applications they received this year," said Melinda Laager, executive director of the STC Foundation. The scholarship committee includes faculty and staff members along with Foundation Board and Community Council members.
A planned expansion of recreation offerings for a growing student enrollment is under way at Georgia Southern University following the purchase of 167 acres by the Georgia Southern University Housing Foundation, a non-profit corporation established to acquire and develop real estate.
The land, located adjacent to the Meadow Lakes subdivision in Statesboro, will allow the University to provide additional activities such as a walking/cross country course, golf and one of the areas' only disc golf courses.
Plans also include using the facility for a variety of academic purposes including teaching classes at the complex.
The South Effingham Middle School Y-Club hosted a school-wide First Aid Drive to collect items to restock the school clinic. A wide variety of items were collected, including bandages, cough drops, first aid creams, antibacterial soaps and wipes. Y-Club offered an ice cream treat to the homeroom bringing the most items which went to Mrs. Connie Carter's homeroom for bringing in 38 items.
Pre-K students at South Effingham Elementary and South Effingham High School are off to a great start this school year. They are adjusting well to a full day of activities that are developmentally appropriate and keep them busy throughout the day.
"Reveal" was the 2010 See You at the Pole theme held Wednesday. This was the 20th anniversary of the worldwide student-led celebration. More than 70 students attended the event at South Effingham Middle School. See You at the Pole brings students to their school flagpoles to pray for their leaders, schools and families, asking to bring moral and spiritual awakening to their campuses and countries.
The Effingham County Board of Education approved a revised budget for fiscal year 2011 accommodating mandated changes in the State Health Benefits Plan enacted through the Georgia Department of Community Health.
"We did not budget this change," Superintendent Randy Shearouse said to school board members at their Sept. 16 meeting. "This was not anything that anyone knew, so it is somewhat of a shock for our system."
On Sept. 3, the BoE central office received a memo from the Georgia DCH informing a continuation of the employer percent of payroll for state health benefits at 21.955 percent of a ...
SAVANNAH-This fall, Savannah Technical College students will get to try textbook rentals in the Campus Shop, the college bookstore. Rentals will be available at Savannah, Effingham and Liberty campuses. Savannah Tech and Atlanta Tech are the only colleges within the Technical College System of Georgia to offer this trial service.
"We want to provide rentals as a service to our students," said Campus Shop Manager Mary Pearson. "We'll be starting with only a few titles at first and if it works well, we will offer more in winter quarter."
The board of the Effingham Gateway to College Academy for at-risk and dropout students has opted to terminate its charter because of low enrollment, lengthy advancement rates for some and financial strains.
"Because everyone worked so closely together since the program's startup, they all saw the enrollment struggles and the slow progression of students," said Gail Eubanks, spokesperson and executive director of enrollment management and marketing at Savannah Technical College. "In today's climate of accountability, they also all saw the need to manage resources well, and it became clear to everyone that this would likely be the course ...
The Effingham County School District's gifted education teachers and coordinators will host a county-wide open house on Tuesday at 7 p.m. for all parents of students enrolled in the gifted education program. The purpose of the open house is to provide students and parents with information that will equip them to take full advantage of the district's gifted program.
The open house will be hosted at Blandford Elementary but students and parents from all Effingham County schools are encouraged to attend. Exhibits will be set up to provide information about the gifted education curriculum, student resources and ...
Effingham County High School has hit the digital airwaves with the newest venture in its journalism program, Rebel Radio.
This student/faculty run station streams live broadcasts of all the Rebel football action, maintains a play list of songs from a variety of genres and offers information on all the latest school happenings. Under the direction of Brian Holt, ECHS social studies and journalism teacher, students are getting hands-on experiences with audio production, interviewing and reporting.
"I think it's pretty good because the students that don't go to the game, they can get on the radio station and ...
SAVANNAH-Building on its popular solar energy and historic preservation programs, Savannah Technical College will offer a Green Building program beginning this fall featuring prominent leaders in the green-building industry as faculty members. The 16-hour certificate program will include an introduction to green building technology, energy measures and efficiency, energy efficient mechanical systems and green building construction techniques.
Patrick Shay, principal of Gunn, Meyerhoff and Shay architects, will teach Introduction to Green Building; Bobby Keel, retired inspector for the City of Savannah and formerly of Greenline Architects will teach Green Building Construction; and, William Kimbrough, director of engineering for K ...
On Sept. 25, U.S. Rep. John Barrow will host a statewide Military Academy Day event at the Benedictine Military School in Savannah.
Barrow will be joined by representatives, cadets, and midshipmen from all five military academies to explain more about their admissions requirements and expectations. They will be available to answer questions from parents and students.
The event will be held at the Benedictine Military School from 9-11 a.m. to familiarize students with the application and nomination process for applying to the nation's five service academies.
Benedictine Military School is at 6502 Seawright Dr. in Savannah.