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Parents getting their say on school year calendar

Parents of Effingham County students can offer their opinion on which calendar the school system should adopt for the 2014-15 academic year.

October 21, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham County celebrates National 4-H Week

Effingham County 4-H'ers joined others across the U.S. in celebrating National 4-H Week.

October 21, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School system honors top work-based students

Two graduates from the class of 2013 have been honored as Effingham County's 2012-13 work-based learning students of the year.

October 17, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Powell named STC’s dean of industrial technology

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College has selected Joseph Powell as its dean of industrial technology. Prior to this position Powell was STC's department head for drafting technology.

October 17, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Studio CEO offers direction for JROTC cadets

Having faith and faith in yourself are essential to success, the chief executive officer of Medient Studios told members of the Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC on Thursday night.

October 14, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Educators take part in water issues workshop, key issues institute

For three Effingham County school teachers, summer school was never more fun. Jana Bolton and Kendra Brophy of Effingham County Middle School and Amber Teare of South Effingham High School were selected and sponsored by Georgia-Pacific to attend summer workshop programs designed to help them bring environmental issues into the classroom in a dynamic way.

October 14, 2013 | Staff report | Education


AASU partners with Martin Luther University

Officials from Armstrong Atlantic State University have signed a memorandum of understanding with representatives from Martin Luther University in Halle, Germany, underscoring the growing relationship between the two universities.

October 14, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Eagles mascot slips the surly bonds

Georgia Southern University has embarked on a bold journey where no Eagle has ever gone before. GUS, the university's mascot, has landed safely after being launched into the stratosphere on a mission to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning.

October 10, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Change is in the air for SES coin drive

Springfield Elementary students are turning their loose change into new books for the school.

October 10, 2013 | Staff report | Education


No matter the test, college exam scores are on the rise

Fewer high school students in Effingham County took the SAT in 2013 than in 2012, but school officials don't view that as a negative.

October 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Dave reigns as ECHS queen

Senior Rajvi Dave was crowned Effingham County High School's 2013 homecoming queen at halftime of Friday night's football game at Rebel Field.

October 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Effingham County 4-H starts off the year

Another big year for 4-H is under way in Effingham County.

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Sunrise Rotary supports ECHS Interact

The Effingham County High School Interact Club is a part of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Effingham County. It is an active service organization comprised of nearly 100 members.

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Reading isn’t a reach for students during Pre-K Week

They needed a stepladder to reach the check-out counter, but a group of young children received their first library cards Monday.

October 03, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Marlow’s Wilkins named system’s teacher of the year

Top teachers were honored Wednesday at the 14th annual Effingham County Board of Education Teacher of the Year Banquet, sponsored by the Effingham Herald.

October 03, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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Former student, teacher Woods to lead SES

Lisa Woods attended Springfield Elementary School through sixth grade and dreamed of returning to the school as a teacher.

April 07, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system tries to strike revenue, expenditures balance

Expenses in the Effingham County School System's fiscal year 2016 budget exceed revenues by $4.1 million, according to school officials' latest projections.

April 07, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Care to dance?

South Effingham High School students in Nathalie Starling's sociology class gave salsa dancing a spin as part of their study of different cultures and traditions.

April 07, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Coroner pulls back the curtain on his job to students

Effingham County coroner David Exley readily admits his job is far from enjoyable at times.

April 07, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


All that jazz at SEHS

South Effingham High School's 14th annual jazz night raised money for the SEHS band program.

March 31, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


FFA blue jeans day brings in green for Manna House

A jeans day benefit at South Effingham High School drew more than a casual response.

March 31, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system looking at its governance options

Since the economic downturn in 2008, the Effingham County School System periodically has asked the state for waivers to the guidelines on how its money can be spent and how many students its classes can have.

March 31, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Sand Hill Science Olympiad scores high at district

Sand Hill Elementary School had a strong showing in the district Science Olympiad held recently at the Georgia Tech campus in Pooler.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Miss SEMS crowned

Bella Kay Tatum was crowned Miss South Effingham Middle at the school's annual pageant March 21.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Curtis graduates with honors from Georgia State

Jacob Curtis of Rincon graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University with a bachelor's degree in music technology.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong to host ‘It’s All About M.E.’ graduate school fair

Armstrong State University's College of Education will host "It's All About M.E." (master of education), a graduate education fair for those interested in earning a master's education degree in one year.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Education


School system employees may get another raise

Effingham County School System employees received a 3-percent pay increase this year, and could get another one in next year's budget.

March 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Five Effingham students chosen for all-state band

Five students from Effingham County were selected to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association middle school all-state band in Athens on Feb. 26-28.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Cloverleaf 4-H'ers take part in Project Achievement

Nearly 50 Effingham 4-H'ers recently competed in County Project Achievement, held at Effingham County Middle School.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students make president’s list at GSU

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,219 students for excellence in academics on the 2014 fall semester president's list.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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