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Graduation rates surpassing state's climb

Effingham County's high school graduation rate is higher than the state average according to the final graduation rates released by the state Department of Education.

November 06, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


12th annual Celebrate AASU Day coming

The 12th annual Celebrate AASU Day will take place Wednesday.

November 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS Calculus Club makes its pennies and dimes count

Students in Effingham County High School's Calculus and Physics Club will spend the month of October raising money for the Low County Down's Syndrome Association.

November 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Getting a charge out of education

Students at Sand Hill Elementary had a visit from the Mobile Discovery Center on Tuesday.

November 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Truman visits classes of winning Kidsville News! essays

Jennifer Sitman, a teacher at Guyton Elementary, and Jamie Crunkelton, a teacher at Marlow Elementary, won a visit from Truman, mascot of Kidsville News! for essays they wrote about how they use the monthly publication in their classrooms.

November 05, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Alderman named state's top young author

Lorin Alderman, now a second grade student at Marlow Elementary, was recently recognized in Atlanta as the state's first place winner for first grade in last spring's Young Author Contest.

November 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Local students’ bus safety posters advance

Two students from South Effingham Elementary submitted the county's winning posters as part of the 2007 Georgia School Bus Safety Week held Sept. 17-22.

November 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Remembering Johnny Appleseed

On Sept. 28, the Kindergartners at Blandford Elementary School had Johnny Appleseed Day. They learned about Johnny Appleseed whose real name was John Chapman. Students shown participated in many different "apple" activities including games, crafts and tasting apple food products.

November 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS students Light the Night for cancer research

Students at Effingham County High School raised approximately $5,000 for the Light the Night Walk to benefit cancer research.

November 02, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


ECMS student’s fire safety essay wins state recognition

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine has announced the state winners of the annual Fire Safety Essay contest and ECMS 7th grader Caroline Winters was named the runner-up for her grade level.

November 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


County’s top teacher

Lori Lancaster has spent more than seven years teaching fifth graders at South Effingham Elementary.

November 02, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Library to hold young authors' contest

Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah present the Savannah Children's Book Festival in Forsyth Park on Nov. 17, with generous support from Gulfstream Aerospace.

November 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEMS, SEHS choruses perform

Choruses from South Effingham Middle School and South Effingham High School performed at SEHS on Thursday.

November 01, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Schools make changes to art reach

The Effingham County school system is making changes to the art reach program this year. The program, which gives students the opportunity to learn more about art, will be limited to fourth grade students.

October 30, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


SEHS French students grade tres bien on national exams

According to the Georgia Department of Education, foreign language skills are vital to today's national defense, law enforcement and economic security. It is, therefore, the goal of the GDOE to enable all students to graduate from high school fluent in one language other than English. Acquiring this kind of skill in a second language is a long and arduous process, demanding hard work and motivation on the part of the student, and a combination of linguistic and pedagogical skill on the part of the teacher.

October 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


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CAP cadets show a 'can' do attitude

Cadets with the Effingham Cadet Squadron of Civil Air Patrol were "all in" to their most recent community service project, to help sort more than 10,000 pounds of canned food in preparation for the annual Thanksgiving meal provided by Manna House Ministries.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ASU to screen ‘Mending the Line’

In honor of Veterans Day, Armstrong State University and Mountainfilm on Tour-Savannah will host a special screening of the documentary "Mending the Line" on Monday at 7 p.m. the Ogeechee Theatre in the Student Union, 11935 Abercorn St.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Faust to lead STC fire science department

SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College has selected Anthony A. (Tony) Faust as department head for fire science. In this role, Faust is responsible for teaching and coordinating academic programs and processes, as well as supervise faculty at all campuses for fire science.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School system sets target date for new RES

Effingham County school officials hope students will be attending a new Rincon Elementary School in August 2017.

October 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


A night for royalty

Effingham County High School and South Effingham High School both celebrated homecoming Friday night.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


South Effingham to welcome Marching Mustang Invitational

South Effingham High School will host its fifth annual Marching Mustang Invitational on Saturday at The Corral.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEMS cheerleaders tops at Peachtree Ridge

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team won first place at the Peachtree Ridge Invitational.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEHS to hold Georgia Apply to College event

South Effingham High School will host a Georgia Apply to College program Nov. 4-5 in the media center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. both days.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Cagle pays a visit to ECCA

The Effingham College and Career Academy has continually expanded its programs and enrollment since opening in 2010, and Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle sees many more good things ahead for the school and its community.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system taking comments on 2015-16 calendar

Effingham County's 2015-16 school year would start Aug. 6, end prior to Memorial Day, take spring break the last week of March and have Veterans Day as a holiday, under a calendar school system officials have proposed.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Tillotson, Crews earn work-based learning awards

Two students were recognized as 2014 Work-Based Students of the Year at the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Advisory Committees Meeting dinner held Oct. 7 at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern University taking part in national alcohol awareness week

This is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, and Georgia Southern University's Office of Alcohol and Other Drugs Programs has a variety of student events planned throughout the week to bring attention to the public health issues posed by excessive drinking among college students.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong to host Pirate Preview

Armstrong State University will host an open house event for prospective students and their parents.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham promoting School Bus Safety Week

Three students represented the Effingham County School System in a statewide poster contest to promote Georgia School Bus Safety Week.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECMS hosts sixth-grade parent night

Effingham County Middle School recently hosted a sixth-grade parent night.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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