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.
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.