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Digger Dog visits local elementary schools

On Feb. 27 the Utilities Protection Center of Georgia's mascot, Digger Dog, visited students in second and third grades at Sand Hill Elementary School to encourage students "Call Before You Dig."

April 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


TCS commissioner to speak at STC graduation

SAVANNAH - Ron Jackson, commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia, will deliver the commencement address at Savannah Technical College's spring graduation. Commencement exercises are scheduled for April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnny Mercer Theatre of the Savannah Civic Center to a potentially record number of graduates and their families.

April 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


EES' McLean a winner at state Agricultural Day

More than 300 students, parents, teachers and friends celebrated Agriculture Day in Georgia March 13 with Commissioner Tommy Irvin, Gov. Sonny Perdue and numerous state senators and representatives. The 73 award winners in the annual essay and art contests ate breakfast at the Agriculture Department before participating in the Capitol ceremony.

April 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Thompson prepared to compete at Interscholastic Equestrian Finals in April

Lauren Thompson, a seventh grade student at South Effingham Middle School, has been awarded the honor of representing her school and the Evermore Farm middle school equestrian team at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association hunt seat national finals on April 18 in West Springfield, Mass.

April 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Martin creates logo for state career academies, recognized by Lt. Gov. Cagle

Heather Martin a junior at South Effingham High School won a state contest to create the logo for the career academies in Georgia.

April 12, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Trip to Vegas pays off — in training — for SEHS student

Brandon Sikes is a senior at South Effingham High School, even though he is only at the school for one class a day.

April 12, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Morgan Zipperer crowned Miss Ebenezer Middle School

On March 1, Morgan Zipperer was crowned Miss EMS 2008.

April 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Keeping a promise

The junior class officers at Effingham County High School were presented a $2,500 check from the Peace Officers Association of Georgia to support prevention of drinking and driving at prom.

April 06, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Education


Pre-K St. Patrick’s Day parade

Central Learning Center Pre-K classes had their annual St. Patrick's Day Shoebox Parade on Thursday. Pre-K'ers, with the help of their parents, created these shoebox floats for this event.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


SEMS cheerleaders hold awards banquet

The South Effingham Middle School cheerleaders held their awards banquet recently and several girls were recognized for their outstanding performances on the squad during the past year.

April 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Schools’ job fair a big hit for system

The Effingham County School System held its second annual job fair on Saturday at Marlow Elementary School.

April 01, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Amanda Starling crowned Miss SEHS

April 01, 2008 | Photos by Sandi Van Orden | Education


Guyton Elementary holds first Quick Think-a-thon

Guyton Elementary held its first Quick Think-a-thon on Friday. Two contestants from each second grade class were chosen to compete. Judging the contest was Charla Connelly, Angie Roberts and Jacquelyn Jones.

April 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Ga Southern’s Phi Eta Sigma honor society inducts new members

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University chapter of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society recently inducted 344 new members. To become a member of Phi Eta Sigma, a student must earn a GPA of 3.5 or greater during their freshmen year.

April 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Patricia O’Day is chosen as Savannah Tech’s GOAL winner

SAVANNAH - Patricia O'Day, a practical nursing student at Savannah Technical College, has been named as the College's winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL).

April 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


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Mock trial provides a real learning experience

The judge issued his sentence of the defendant, much to the delight of the gallery - full of Effingham County Middle School sixth-graders.

January 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Lein's artwork draws statewide attention

Springfield Elementary School fifth-grader Wyatt Lein, was recently recognized by the Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety and for his winning poster submission to the ...

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn honors at East Georgia

The following students have been named to East Georgia State College's fall semester 2015 dean's honor and dean's merit lists.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Youmans makes dean’s list at Dean College

FRANKLIN, MASS.-Eliza Youmans from Guyton has been named to the dean's list at Dean College for the fall 2015 semester.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Diplomas available for those who didn’t pass GHSGT

On March 30, 2015, Gov. Nathan Deal signed the Emancipation Diploma Bill (HB 91) into law.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Striving Reader grant to help bolster literacy

Four Effingham County schools will be putting plans into action for a $1.4 million grant.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Gnann makes president's list at Georgia College

MILLEDGEVILLE-Hunter Gnann of Springfield has completed courses with exemplary marks and made the president's list for 2015 fall semester at Georgia College in ...

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Ryan wheels in a new Harley for ECCA

Michael Ryan's proficiency in repairing a Harley-Davidson motorcycle earned the Effingham College and Career Academy a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Students set high marks on new Milestones

Effingham County students' scores on the new Milestones tests were welcomed gladly by school system officials.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


ECCA holds winter coat drive

Effingham College and Career Academy students and the FCCLA held a winter coat drive this month, bringing in 1,281 items such as coats, scarves ...

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students named to GCSU fall dean’s list

The following local students completed courses with exemplary marks and made the dean's list for the 2015 fall semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville ...

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Nix receives Georgia Power grant

Owen Nix, a chemistry teacher at Effingham County High School, received the Geprgia Power first-year teacher's grant.

December 16, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Wilkins earns Teacher Leader Scholarship

Jenny Wilkins, a reading recovery teacher at Marlow Elementary School, received a Teacher Leader Scholarship Award.

December 16, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Grad rates soaring

The Effingham County School System's graduation rates are continuing to climb, according to statistics provided to Board of Education members last week - and the ...

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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