Ebenezer Elementary School students collected items to be sent to the Ronald McDonald House in Savannah. These items are used to help families that have overnight stays at the house due to critically ill children. EES has been a sponsor of this project for the past two years.
Effingham County schools are making tracks on the path to better student health as they promote the American Diabetes Association's 'School Walk for Diabetes' this fall. On Saturday the Effingham school nurses and health staff will hold the 2nd annual 'Laps Around the Lake' fund-raiser at Baker Pond in Springfield.
Scholars: first grade - Autumn Asbill, Braden McGrath, Thaniel Scott, Luca D'Angelo, Samantha Watkins; second grade - Shae Gillespie, Brittney Johnson, Johnny Moses, Lincoln Harley, Zachary Barbour; third grade - Ethan Radcliffe, Adam Akins, Matt Hagan, Nick Parker, Jordan Lancaster, Diana Richtman; fourth grade - Marshall Stone, Russell Knox, Christopher Harper, Ben Elmore; fifth grade - Slade Johnson, Jake Elliott, Ryan Nease, Taylor Gilder, Sam Valleroy.
On Oct. 5 SEHS Senior FFA officers assisted the Treutlen boys home charity golf tournament to help raise money for the operations of the Treutlen House. The golf tournament was a huge success and a great way to help those in need.
Although there are no known cases of MRSA in Effingham County at this time, the goal is to practice preventive measures and keep everyone informed.
Two Effingham County schools have been recognized by the state of Georgia under the state's Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS), which is mandated by law under No Child Left Behind. Both schools will receive banners and a commendation from Gov. Sonny Perdue.
The annual ECHS Rebel Regiment marching band haunted house is being held at the Effingham County Recreation Department.
South Effingham High School hosted the Georgia PROBE Fair on Oct. 25 with 44 post-secondary institutions represented.
SAVANNAH - For the first time in its history, Savannah Technical College enrollment has topped 4,000 students, according to the first official accounting for fall quarter 2007 (DTAE seven-day report) which reports enrollment at the state's 33 technical colleges. With a total of 4,086 students enrolled, only Chattahoochee, Central Georgia, Augusta and Gwinnett technical colleges are larger.
By the Governor of the state of Georgia
Marlow Elementary students who met their accelerated reader goal for the first nine weeks were treated to a dog show Thursday.
On Oct. 9, South Effingham Middle School eighth grade Roadrunners team had an awards ceremony giving medals to those students who had the highest averages in each academic subject each period. They also awarded a citizenship award, principal's award and top AR points. Students with perfect attendance for the nine weeks were given certificates and all students meeting the AR goal were given certificates.
Jayne Rhode, 2004 graduate and class valedictorian of South Effingham High School, has recently earned top honors at West Point Military Academy. Cadet Rhode, daughter of John and Mary Rhode who now reside in New York, received the Superintendent's Award for Excellence, the Distinguished Cadet Award as well as the top physical fitness award for a female in her class.
The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean's list for summer semester.
Meredith Arrington, Hannah King and Roger Teeple, agricultural educators at Effingham County High School, and Trey Harris, agricultural educator at Effingham County Middle School, were among the 405 teachers from across the state who attended the annual Georgia Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association Summer Leadership Conference in July on Jekyll Island.
The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program beginning in September, is designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership done from a Christian perspective.
Armstrong State University will waive the application fee at a one-day-only registration event where prospective students will be able to get admitted and register for fall classes all in one day. Walk-ins are welcome.
Armstrong State University was recently named a Yellow Ribbon Program school in recognition of its support for veterans and active duty military students. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows approved institutions to partner with Veterans Affairs to help cover expenses that exceed the thresholds established under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
Jean Yves Vendeville, department chair and instructor at Savannah Technical College, received the American Culinary Federation 2014 Chef Educator of the Year Award and $5,000 during the ACF National Convention held in Kansas City, Mo.
Jaret King, son of Georgia Power employee Dinah King at the company's Springfield office, is one of 21 students to receive a Georgia Power scholarship.
South Effingham Elementary students will start school not only on a renovated campus, but also with a new principal.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.
All Effingham County Schools will hold elections this month for their 2014-15 school councils.
The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and professor Victor Thompson of the University of Georgia recently completed a joint five-week archaeological field school on Ossabaw Island.
Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel recently announced the University will double-match funds for the needs-based, Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Scholarship program. During the program, REACH scholars receive a renewable annual tuition scholarship of $2,500 for use at a HOPE-eligible institution. Georgia Southern will increase the amount to $5,000.
Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free Friday, GSU President Brooks Keel announced.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual "Pack-a-Pack" to help provide school supplies to local students.
Taylor Sauerland fondly recalls the method her fifth-grade teacher at South Effingham Elementary School employed to teach spelling words.