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School system boasting of CRCT scores

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.

September 06, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


STC to offer free GED test prep course

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.

September 04, 2012 | Staff report | Education


FBLA officers prepare for new year

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.

September 04, 2012 | Staff report | Education


County to hold first Parent University

Parents of all Effingham County schoolchildren are invited to attend the county's first Parent University, on Sept. 15 at Effingham County Middle School.

August 30, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


STC to offer career prep courses

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.

August 27, 2012 | Staff report | Education


AASU offering new programs for professional development

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.

August 27, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Perfect attendance at work pays off for Sasser

Not missing a day of work during the 2011-12 school year really paid off for Linda Sasser.

August 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Retirees honored for years of service

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.

August 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Schools short on teachers for reading program

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.

August 23, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School board honors master teachers

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.

August 20, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Rotureau to lead Southern Pride

James Rotureau will lead this year's Southern Pride drum line at Georgia Southern University.

August 20, 2012 | Staff report | Education


ECSO starting ‘Stop Means Stop’ effort

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.

August 20, 2012 | Staff report | Education


SEHS student dies in accident

South Effingham High School is mourning the loss of one of its students.

August 20, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Girl Scouts take part in PRAY

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.

August 16, 2012 | Staff report | Education


‘Ice Man’ to hold back-to-school rally

The community is invited to a basketball showcase that also will bring a serious message.

August 16, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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NJROTC gives lift to FORCE

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.

March 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Six locals inducted into honor society at AASU

Six local students recently were initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Big wheels roll into Blandford Elementary

Blandford Elementary School's annual career day showed students "careers on wheels."

March 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEHS to hold fifth annual talent show

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.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEMS goes green for 4-H

South Effingham Middle School turned green last Friday in support of 4-H.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Animal shelter gets help from Little Tots

Little Tots Pre-K participated in a service learning project for the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Education


A sea of green

Green was the color of the day Friday at Ebenezer Elementary, as the school enjoyed its annual St. Patrick's Day parade.

March 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS Science Olympiad takes region

The South Effingham Middle School Science Olympiad team earned first place at the recent Regional Science Olympiad Tournament at South Georgia College in Douglas.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Exhibition to showcase student artwork

Select students from all Effingham County schools will display their talent next week in the third annual district-wide art exhibition.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Truluck makes Emory College dean’s list

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.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEMS Beta Club fights leukemia

The South Effingham Middle School Beta Club got a big response to its fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

March 13, 2014 | Staff report | Education


'Grease' is the word at ECHS

The Effingham County High School drama club is busy rehearsing its production of "Grease."

March 13, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Young Farmers auction to be held

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.

March 13, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Oh, the places they go — without leaving their seat

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.

March 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Not just clowning around

Many clowns were seen around Blandford Elementary School on March 3.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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