Effingham County schools exceeded state scores in a number of areas of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test this past year, including some rankings in the top 10 percent of the state, assistant superintendent Greg Arnsdorff told the Effingham County Board of Education on Wednesday.
SAVANNAH - September is the National Literacy Month. As part of the month-long literacy campaign, Georgia's adult education centers, including Savannah Technical College's Adult Education Department, will be offering opportunities for adult learners to take a GED practice test at no charge.
Five officers from the Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Effingham County High School recently attended the Summer Leadership and Officer Training Summit (SLOTS) at Swainsboro High School.
Parents of all Effingham County schoolchildren are invited to attend the county's first Parent University, on Sept. 15 at Effingham County Middle School.
SAVANNAH - This fall, Savannah Technical College Continuing Professional Education is offering two career preparation courses to help job seekers stand out in the crowd. Taught by Pat Yovich, CEO of First Class Marketing Solutions, a successful business owner, professional coach, and frequent speaker, the classes offer critical insights and valuable information for job search success.
Armstrong Atlantic State University announces the addition of new certificate and degree programs for both undergraduates and graduate students. The new academic programming is designed to help advance students and professionals' careers with credentials and leadership skills that will give them an edge in a competitive hiring environment.
Not missing a day of work during the 2011-12 school year really paid off for Linda Sasser.
The Effingham County Board of Education recently recognized some of the teachers and staff members who retired from the school system at the end of the 2011-12 school year.
A reading program described as one of the Effingham County School System's most successful initiatives is also one of the most in need of more teachers, according to its coordinator.
The Effingham County Board of Education recognized five teachers who earned master teacher certification from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, bringing Effingham County's number of master teachers to 14.
James Rotureau will lead this year's Southern Pride drum line at Georgia Southern University.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will be participating in the "Stop means Stop" campaign, which has been endorsed by first lady Sandra Deal. Deputies with the Effingham County Sheriff's Office will be vigorously enforcing stop arm violations.
South Effingham High School is mourning the loss of one of its students.
Girl Scout Troop 30197 participated in the God and Me program, the first of four segments in the PRAY (Programs of Religious Activities with Youth) program. Through this program, families explored their faith together and the girls became best friends with Jesus. A GAME (God and Me Exploring) box was made to keep the games created to remind them of the lessons learned throughout their journey. The lessons were: 1) God created me, 2) Jesus is God's gift to me, 3) I can talk with God and 4) because God cares for me, I can care for others.
The community is invited to a basketball showcase that also will bring a serious message.
Every Effingham County school contributed to this year's school food drive for the Food Outreach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE), but South Effingham High School went above and beyond.
Six local students recently were initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society at Armstrong Atlantic State University.
Blandford Elementary School's annual career day showed students "careers on wheels."
Students will take the stage Saturday night for South Effingham High School's fifth annual talent show, at 7 p.m. in the high school cafetorium.
South Effingham Middle School turned green last Friday in support of 4-H.
Little Tots Pre-K participated in a service learning project for the Effingham County Animal Shelter.
Green was the color of the day Friday at Ebenezer Elementary, as the school enjoyed its annual St. Patrick's Day parade.
The South Effingham Middle School Science Olympiad team earned first place at the recent Regional Science Olympiad Tournament at South Georgia College in Douglas.
Select students from all Effingham County schools will display their talent next week in the third annual district-wide art exhibition.
ATLANTA - Emilia Truluck of Rincon was named to the dean's list of Emory College, the undergraduate, liberal arts college of Emory University in Atlanta, for the 2013 fall semester.
The South Effingham Middle School Beta Club got a big response to its fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The Effingham County High School drama club is busy rehearsing its production of "Grease."
The Effingham County Young Farmers organization will host its annual auction March 25 in the Effingham County High School cafeteria, beginning at 6 p.m.
Children could be heard loud and clear from room 717 at Effingham County Middle School on Thursday, buzzing in anticipation of being read Dr. Seuss stories for the annual Read Across America day.
Many clowns were seen around Blandford Elementary School on March 3.