The Effingham County Board of Education approved changes to a drug testing policy that will allow students who do not participate in school sponsored extracurricular activities to voluntary submit to drug testing.
Effingham County school officials are crowing about the results of the Criterion Reference Competency Tests.
Reg Hendricks, executive vice president for Savannah Technical College, presented the charter for the Effingham Gateway to College Academy to the school board Wednesday.
On Sept. 25, Effingham County High School will host college night for both tech career and college prep seniors from 6-8 p.m. Students and their parents are encouraged to come.
The Effingham County Board of Education approved a letter of intent to submit a charter for a proposed career academy at its meeting Wednesday.
Grants made to the high school driver's education programs are helping provide textbooks and more hands on experience for student drivers.
Ebenezer Middle School's efforts to enhance learning by using innovative technologies in its classrooms has put the Effingham County school in the spotlight - specifically First District RESA's "Spotlight on Technology."
Effingham County students performed better than the state average on the math portion, but scored below the state average on the critical reading and writing portions of the test.
Effingham County schools were among the latest recipients of student drug testing program grants.
SAVANNAH - The Technical Communications Certificate Program at Savannah Technical College prepares students for careers that require strong communication and technical skills, but for many students, it does something else, too - it may help them earn HOPE scholarship eligibility.
Business is already booming at the Savannah Technical College's Effingham campus.
Third graders at Effingham Christian School are studying the history of the first European civilization. The Minoans made pottery and traded it with other countries as a source of income. True to the classical Christian approach at ECS, the class experienced this history first hand with their own pottery designs. ECS is at 226 Goshen Rd. in Rincon. For more information you can visit their Web site at www.effinghamchristian.org.
SAVANNAH – Last summer, Savannah Technical College announced a new weekend program for busy adults. Now after one quarter with 40 enrolled, the college is expanding its weekend college studies program to include college level Psychology (PSY 191), English (ENG 191) and Algebra (MAT 191) on alternating Saturday mornings at the College's Savannah Campus, 5717 White Bluff Rd.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College Effingham Campus announces its first series of registration activities for people seeking to complete a General Education Diploma or enroll in classes to improve their literacy skills. Classes will be taught at the Effingham Campus on Highway 21 between Springfield and Rincon.
Danica Pearson's quick thinking paid off with the grand prize at the Exchange Club's Georgia District Convention on St. Simons Island.
Unit GA-938, the Air Force Junior ROTC at Effingham County High School, has been selected by the Air Force to receive the 2013-14 Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award.
MACON - Mercer University conferred bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to more than 1,900 students representing all 12 schools and colleges at five spring commencement ceremonies during May in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah.
COVINGTON - This summer 90 students from the Effingham County High School and Effingham County Middle School FFA chapters were challenged to find the "hero within." They were part of more than 2,500 students who attended the FFA-FCCLA Summer Leadership Camp 2014 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington.
ATLANTA - Nine students from the area earned the distinction of dean's list at the Georgia Institute of Technology for spring 2014. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.
MILLEDGEVILLE - Four students from Effingham County completed courses with exemplary marks and made the dean's list for the 2014 spring semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville.
Students will be going back to school in less than two months and health department officials in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties are encouraging parents to be proactive about getting required immunizations for children.
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.