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See You at the Pole draws crowds across county

October 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


School board adopts calendar

Effingham County schools will start on Aug. 6 for the 2008-09 school year and students will get out May 22 as the school board approved the proposed calendar Thursday night.

October 19, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


Schools hope to open Gateway for dropouts

The influence of one of the world's richest men could reach to potential Effingham County dropouts.

October 19, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


Zoller wins area FFA tractor competition

Effingham County High FFA member Michael Zoller recently won the Area IV FFA agricultural tractor and machinery operations and maintenance career development event.

October 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Callanan named Commended Student

Yancy Ford, principal at Effingham County High School, has announced that Ansley Rae Callanan, a senior at ECHS, has been named a Commended Student in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program.

October 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Graham wins FFA lawn mower event at Peach County

Effingham County High FFA member Chris Graham recently won the Peach County Invitational commercial lawn mower safety and operations contest.

October 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Governor's Cup stays at South Effingham

For the second year in a row, South Effingham High School has been named a region winner in the 2007 Governor's Cup Challenge, which recognizes schools that have significantly improved their SAT scores over a three-year period. SEHS has posted an average annual change of 16 points from 2005-2007 and is one of 33 Georgia high schools named as a regional winner.

October 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Durkin awarded M.D. from Mercer

MACON - Mercer University School of Medicine awarded Rincon resident Ryan Frank Durkin a Doctor of Medicine degree during commencement May 5 in Macon.

October 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


STC chief likes Effingham's chances for career academy

Effingham County's chances of landing a career academy may be getting better, school officials found out Thursday night.

October 17, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


Sand Hill celebrates Grandparents' Day

October 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


STC students can find out about DOL support

SAVANNAH - This Wednesday, when students come to register for fall quarter classes at the Savannah Technical College Effingham Campus, they will have the opportunity to learn about training monies available through the Department of Labor. DOL staff will be on hand to distribute information and answer questions.

October 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Hamilton inducted into STC honor society

Cheryl Lynn Hamilton was inducted into the Beta Xi Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Savannah Technical College on Sept. 4.

October 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Fitts chosen to state student advisory board

De'Von Fitts, a junior at Effingham County High School, was recently selected to serve on State School Superintendent Kathy Cox's Student Advisory Council. The council will meet with Cox four times this year to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Georgia.

October 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Little impact on schools with new state grad rules

Changes to the graduation rules by the Georgia Board of Education are likely to have little immediate impact on the curriculum currently in place in the county.

October 12, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


It's almost showtime

October 12, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


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Local students earn dean’s list honors at UGA

The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean's list for summer semester.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local ag teachers attend summer leadership event

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


YMCA taking applications for Christian Leadership Academy

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ASU to hold ‘Start Strong, Start Now’

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong honored for its support of veterans, active duty

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech’s Vendeville named chef educator of the year

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


King receives Georgia Power scholarship

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEES ready to start the year, with a new leader

South Effingham Elementary students will start school not only on a renovated campus, but also with a new principal.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECSO urges safety, caution with start of school year

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Schools to hold council elections

All Effingham County Schools will hold elections this month for their 2014-15 school councils.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Digging into archaelogical field school

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.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to match $2,500 REACH scholarships

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.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to become tobacco-free campus Friday

Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free Friday, GSU President Brooks Keel announced.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Chamber collecting school supplies for students in need

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual "Pack-a-Pack" to help provide school supplies to local students.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


New teachers, staff welcomed to school system

Taylor Sauerland fondly recalls the method her fifth-grade teacher at South Effingham Elementary School employed to teach spelling words.

July 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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