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.
ECHS FBLA members and SEHS FBLA members dived in to help Elam Egypt Baptist Church with the Big Clothing Give Away, which took place July 30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
SAVANNAH-This fall Savannah Technical College will begin enrolling students in a specialized program that prepares skilled technicians to work in the fast-paced world of power generation and transmission. The Electrical Utility Technology (EUT) programs will include an associate degree, diploma and certificate option and will incorporate a range of new technologies.
TIFTON-Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs Niles Reddick has announced the names of 238 students who have been selected for the Distinguished Achievement List for the 2011 summer term at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
The first eagles for Georgia Southern University's "Eagle Nation on Parade" have arrived and soon will be completed works of art, dotting the Statesboro and Bulloch County landscape. The eagles will add more artistic vitality to the community, while funding Georgia Southern scholarships and research.
Members of the Effingham County School Board were recently recognized for successfully completing board member training activities sponsored by the Georgia School Boards Association. Certificates of recognition will be presented at the Aug. 18 school board meeting to the following board members: F. Lamar Allen, Troy K. Alford, Eddie Tomberlin, Vickie Decker and Mose Mock.
LEXINGTON, Ky. –Meredith Arrington, agricultural educator at Effingham County High School, has been selected for a Teachers Turn the Key Award from the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE).
ATLANTA-Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, a leader in the field of early childhood education, has released the results of a new study: Georgia's Early Learning Standards Alignment Study. The study was commissioned by the state agency to garner empirical data that could be used to improve its early learning standards. Drs. Sharon Lynn Kagan (Teachers College, Columbia University) and Catherine Scott-Little (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) led the ...
Grainger, Inc., presented a $10,000 check to the Savannah Technical College Foundation. The funding will be used to support scholarships for industrial technology students.
Effingham County 4-H'ers attended State Congress in Atlanta from July 19-22 and returned home with high honors. The 4-H State Congress brings students from all over Georgia together to compete in project achievement areas at the state level.
Final numbers aren't quite tallied, but the Effingham County Board of Education should close the 2011 financial year considerably stronger than FY 2010.
Georgia Southern University has been named one of America's Best Colleges by Forbes magazine, whose ranking includes the top 20 percent of colleges and universities based on the "student's point of view." The honor is the latest for the growing university that expects to welcome a record 20,000 students to its campus when fall semester classes begin Aug. 22.
Scouts and leaders from Troop 665 in Rincon along with Dan Frailey and James McElveen from First Baptist Church Rincon are pictured on the wheelchair ramp they built at First Baptist Church Youth Center.
Although Effingham County schools' 2011 test scores earned overall gains and high rankings compared to the state, Adequate Yearly Progress projections show no schools in the system meeting AYP by 2013.
Effingham schools started the 2011-12 year Thursday, and in celebration Effingham Women in Business donated 24 book bags to school social workers to distribute to the system's homeless students. Teach Right sold WIB the book bags at wholesale price.
The Edward Jones offices in Port Wentworth and Rincon partnered together to collect school supplies for the Treutlen House located in Effingham County.