Students are preparing for the fashion show at South Effingham High School.
Springfield Elementary held its annual Invention Convention on Feb. 9 in the school's gym. There were more than 50 entrants.
The South Effingham High NJROTC rifle team took a 13-hour trip to Camp Perry, Ohio, on Lake Erie, to compete in the SecNav Navy National Rifle Championship.
The Effingham County Board of Education recognized Mick Danielson as the county special education teacher of the year at its meeting Wednesday.
Sand Hill Elementary School held a slime party for students who participated in the Jump Rope for Heart to benefit the American Heart Association. Some SHES students were able to pour slime on South Effingham High School football players as a reward for raising money for the event. Spencer Alford, Logan Gunn, Dominique Chance, Chris Mack and Justin Brabham were the players who participated.
On Feb. 24, Blandford Elementary held its math and science family night with more than 650 in attendance.
Michaela Lariscy, a student at South Effingham High School, won the annual Rotary Speech Contest held at New Ebenezer Retreat Center on Tuesday.
The Savannah Ogeechee Regional Science and Engineering Fair was held in Savannah from Feb. 24-26. Five students from Effingham County Middle School participated in the fair.
Ebenezer Middle School students selected for the honor of performing at the Georgia Music Educators Association Statewide Sixth Grade Honors Chorus are Anna Sophia Kessler, Evan Hartzog and Anna Marie Summers.
"Happy hearts and happy faces, Happy play in grassy places - That was how in ancient ages, Children grew to kings and sages."- From "Good and Bad Kids" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The proposed state budget cuts leave Marsha Cornell, Effingham County school nursing coordinator, concerned about the health and safety of students if there is not a health care professional on campus.
Bailey Marlow, a student at Blandford Elementary School, won the countywide invention convention with her Bucks for Bluejays Organizer.
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Three students will represent Effingham County this summer in the prestigious Governor's Honors Program.
Effingham County pre-kindergarten teachers will return to a 190-day calendar for the 2014-15 school year.
Effingham County FFA member Julia Gonzalez has been awarded a $1,000 Tractor Supply-Growing Scholars scholarship from the National FFA Organization.
VALDOSTA - Valdosta State University has announced the students from spring 2014 who met all qualifications for graduation. More than 1,200 were recognized for receiving their associate's, bachelor's or master's degrees.
Sydney Rushing received the Eddy E. Rogers Scholarship from GeoVista Credit Union.
Armstrong Atlantic State University recently announced president's list honorees, each of whom earned a 4.0 grade point average for two consecutive semesters during the 2013-14 academic school year.
AMERICUS - Three Effingham County students were among the 300 graduates from Georgia Southwestern State University at the spring 2014 commencement ceremony in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center.
Girls in kindergarten-seventh grade are invited to participate in the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp hosted by the South Effingham High School cheerleaders.
Four students from Blandford Elementary School were honored recently at the Georgia Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon in Atlanta.
Hank Miles and Casie Wilson are the recipients of the Effingham Community Orchestra's fourth annual academic scholarships.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students during its 247th commencement exercises.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was one of three states chosen to receive a $1 million grant to lead an education initiative, Guided Pathways to Success (GPS), focused on making college more affordable, boosting college completion and saving taxpayers millions. The grant is funded by the Lumina Foundation in partnership with Complete College America.
Boosted by a substantial increase in economics scores, Effingham County's high school students fared better than the state averages in every subject of Georgia's end of course test this spring.
Beth Helmly is another step closer to serving on the Effingham County Board of Education.
David Lariscy enlisted in the Army National Guard while he was still in high school, and he plans to continue serving in the military while pursuing careers in engineering and education.