Effingham Girls in Science will be holding its third annual open house on Aug. 18 from 1-4 p.m. at the UGA Warnell Forest Education Center in Guyton. The event is free and open to all girls attending middle or high school in Effingham, or surrounding counties.
Mercer University held nine commencements during May, with more than 1,500 students participating. On May 12, the University's Macon commencement for the College of Liberal Arts, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, School of Engineering, Townsend School of Music and Tift College of Education was held in the University Center, with an estimated 3,000 graduates and guests in attendance.
Back to school preparations should include increasing head lice awareness so that you may take steps at home to help prevent your child from becoming infested with head lice. Any time children come together, particularly at the start of the school year or at any social grouping like Girl/Boy Scouts, or Little League, head lice cases commonly increase.
Statesboro native Joe McGlamery believes in Statesboro and its people. He recognizes the difference Georgia Southern University has made for his community, so this year he will serve as the 34th chairman of "A Day For Southern."
The General Assembly requires that all public school systems in Georgia have school councils in place for the purposes of bringing communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process.
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Junior Achievement announces the launch of a new program, JA Fellows, which is designed to give high school students an in-depth look into the world of business through multiple innovative programs which simulate the day to day activities in the business community.
The new wing for the Freshman Academy at Effingham County High School will be open for classes on Monday.
Georgia Southern University recently hosted 47 area science teachers who participated in Project SENSE.
Joseph B. Wingard has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force after completing the Air Force ROTC program and graduating with a bachelor's degree from Valdosta State University.
Patsy Clayton, president of Effingham County Retired Educators, presented scholarship checks to Lindsay Morgan and Stephanie Bradshaw at the Effingham County Retired Educators' annual year-end banquet at Ebenezer Retreat Center.
A back to school picnic was held for students and their families at Marlow Elementary School on Saturday.
Sixth graders at South Effingham Middle School spent two days last week becoming familiar with the teachers and the school they will be attending this year.
The class of 1947 of Effingham Academy of Springfield had their 60th class reunion on June 7.
Two Effingham high school students recently competed in the National SkillsUSA conference in Kansas City.
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.