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Georgia Southern upgrades emergency message system

Georgia Southern University launched EAGLE ALERT, an upgraded emergency messaging system designed to provide students, faculty and staff with immediate updates during emergency situations. The University will use the upgraded system as part of its existing emergency response plan.

March 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Schools expand driver's ed program

As part of a $274,400 state grant that the Effingham County School System received last fall, both local high schools have been able to expand their driver's education programs. A portion of the grant money was used to purchase two new Chevrolet Uplander's for use at each high school.

March 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


School system to hold second annual job fair on March 8

Despite the growth in Effingham County, the public school system continues to retain its traditional values while staying focused on its vision for the future.

March 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


CCA students visit Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Recently, the fourth graders at Covenant Christian Academy visited the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah.

March 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Schools may be getting more from state

The Georgia General Assembly has passed a bill that will restore approximately $905,000 of equalization money to the Effingham County School System.

March 01, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Rawski wins Rotary speech contest

Effingham County High School senior Rebecca Rawski won the Rotary Club's annual speech contest Thursday.

March 01, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Education


A FORCE to be reckoned with

During the months of November and December several Effingham County schools took on the challenge of collecting canned food items for families in need in our community. The results are as follows:

February 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


GSU gets record crowd at open house

Continuing a growing trend, more than 750 prospective students were on campus for Georgia Southern University's open house, the largest number in the institution's more than 100-year history.

February 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham Christian ready for the farm

The pre-K students at Effingham Christian School are ready to visit a farm. During the last few weeks, the students have learned about farm life as their teachers read "Charlotte's Web."

February 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Guyton Elementary's Glowing Gators

February 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Model UN takes second at UGA

The all-Effingham Model UN team for placed second at the University of Georgia's Model UN Conference Feb 1-3.

February 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


South Effingham FFA visits Rayonier Tree Nursery

SEHS FFA Forestry Class attended Rayonier Tree Nursery in Glennville. Dean McCraw, nursery manager, discussed tree planting practices with the class. Items discussed were collection, pollination, germination, management, harvesting and sales of tree seedlings.

February 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS lottery rewards students and teachers alike

Effingham County High School has provided the opportunity for students and teachers to receive a prize via a ticket lottery.

February 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Middle and high school honor rolls

Ebenezer Middle

February 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


South Effingham Middle School students job shadow at Temcor

As a forerunner to the Feb. 4 Junior Achievement and Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Groundhog Day Job Shadowing for area high school students, 11 eighth grade students from South Effingham Middle School and school counselors Donna Kessler and Jeff Faith took part in the first ever middle school job shadowing program in Effingham County.

February 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


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Rotary Club inducts Interact chapter at Ebenezer Middle

The Rotary Club of Effingham County recently inducted and chartered a new student Interact club at Ebenezer Middle School.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn college accolades

Effingham students earn honors at Mercer

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Taking their turn as Capitol pages

The city of Rincon was represented at the state Capitol by Bailee Grace Hildebrandt and Julia Marie Carter as they paged for Rep. Bill Hitchens on Feb. 9.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Nesmith leaving ECCA, returning to central office

One Effingham County school will have a new principal next year while another will have a change in athletic director.

March 11, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Savannah Tech plans major upgrade for Effingham campus

Significant additions are planned for the Savannah Technical College's Effingham County campus as part of STC's massive capital campaign.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


New state schools chief sees too much testing

During his campaign to become state school superintendent, Richard Woods was a vocal critic that Georgia students spend too much time taking standardized tests.

March 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEES pre-K classes to move

Pre-kindergarten classes currently being held at South Effingham Elementary School will move to Sand Hill Elementary for the 2015-16 school year.

March 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Kight wins Rotary speech contest

South Effingham High School junior Rebecca Kight won the annual Rotary Club speech contest, held March 3 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Education


A 'Cat' in a Treehouse

The Learning Treehouse preschool and daycare in Rincon celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday with a week of themed activities.

March 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Students put on a show at SEHS

Sixteen acts, including vocalists, musicians and dancers, performed Saturday night in South Effingham High School's annual talent show.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H’ers have strong showing at District Project Achievement

Effingham County 4-H was represented by 17 members at the Southeast District Project Achievement competition at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, including five who qualified for the state competition.

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEHS’ Yarbrough performs in all-state jazz band

South Effingham High School student Taylor Yarbrough was part of an elite performance during the Georgia Music Educators Association's recent conference at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Ebenezer Elementary hits the pavement to fight diabetes

Ebenezer Elementary School raised money and awareness for the fight against diabetes with a fun run/walk.

February 25, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEHS student fashion show displays its impressions

Christian Mincey won the award as the top overall designer at the 2015 South Effingham High School student fashion show Saturday night.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


The brightest STARs

Effingham County's SAT scores have risen to just one point below the state average, though two students in particular set their aspirations a bit higher.

February 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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