The mentoring program, "PALS," was started at South Effingham High School 10 years ago under the capable leadership of master teachers, Mose Mock and Bill McIlrath. Mock, who has anchored, advised and taught the FFA program for most of his long career, started his FFA students working with eighth grade boys from Bethesda Home for Boys, who were already taking an animal science class from McIlrath.
The Effingham County Even Start Reading Is Fundamental program will be celebrating its first book distribution on Dec. 10, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Central Learning Center, 434 Wallace Dr. in Springfield. The book distribution event is made possible through RIF, the nation's oldest and largest children's and family literacy organization, and a grant awarded to the Effingham County Even Start program.
Children from South Effingham Elementary who were awarded for the month of November.
Approximately 1,400 students from 32 area schools will perform at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport this holiday season as a part of the airport's eighth annual "School Music Days."
Sand Hill Elementary honored all veterans including parents, family, friends and staff members, with a special recognition for service men and women from its community partner, the 165th Airlift Wing Maintenance Air Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard during its Veterans Day observance on Nov. 9.
Two South Effingham High School students volunteered to help at the polls for Rincon's municipal elections in November.
The Calculus/Physics Club at Effingham County High School collected $980 in a campaign to raise money for Down syndrome awareness.
The South Effingham High School Mustang Masquers performed "Miss Polly's Institute for Criminally Damaged Young Ladies Puts on a Show" Tuesday night.
Representatives from Savannah Technical College, Effingham County schools and Savannah-Chatham schools announced the receipt of a grant to operate Gateway to College program in both counties.
Georgia FFA chapters and members received national recognition during the 80th National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis Oct. 25-27. The 2007 convention theme was "Blue Jackets, Bright Futures."
Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC had their three-year inspection on Nov. 28 by their area administrator, Col. John Vick, and received an exceeds standards rating, the highest rating possible.
Danielle Pfleger of Guyton and Meaghan T. Walters of Rincon are new junior members of the American Angus Association, reports John Crouch, executive vice president of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.
South Effingham Middle School has started a book club for students. The club was the idea of a new teacher to the school Laura Cook.
The obesity rate in the U.S. is very high. In an attempt to encourage students to make changes at home, Rincon Elementary will start a new program called Promoting Healthy Habits. The goal of this program is to promote activity and healthy eating along with understanding how important these lifestyle changes can be.
Cadet Col. Amie Perkins, commander of the Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC, was named the Savannah Chapter Air Force Association (AFA) Cadet of the Year, and was honored at a banquet Nov. 27 at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum.
The Rotary Club of Effingham County recently inducted and chartered a new student Interact club at Ebenezer Middle School.
Effingham students earn honors at Mercer
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.
One Effingham County school will have a new principal next year while another will have a change in athletic director.
Significant additions are planned for the Savannah Technical College's Effingham County campus as part of STC's massive capital campaign.
During his campaign to become state school superintendent, Richard Woods was a vocal critic that Georgia students spend too much time taking standardized tests.
Pre-kindergarten classes currently being held at South Effingham Elementary School will move to Sand Hill Elementary for the 2015-16 school year.
South Effingham High School junior Rebecca Kight won the annual Rotary Club speech contest, held March 3 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.
The Learning Treehouse preschool and daycare in Rincon celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday with a week of themed activities.
Sixteen acts, including vocalists, musicians and dancers, performed Saturday night in South Effingham High School's annual talent show.
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.
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.
Ebenezer Elementary School raised money and awareness for the fight against diabetes with a fun run/walk.
Christian Mincey won the award as the top overall designer at the 2015 South Effingham High School student fashion show Saturday night.
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.