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Kindergarten registration under way

The Effingham County School System is now taking appointments for kindergarten registration for the 2013-14 school year. Appointments will be scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through May 9 at the school district's Central Registration Center.

April 15, 2013 | Staff report | Education


UDC holds Georgia Day program

Fifty-two second-graders at South Effingham Elementary School participated in the United Daughters of the Confederacy's annual Georgia Day program. Maria Bashlor, president of the Effingham County Hussars chapter 2285, led a brief history and slide presentation.

April 15, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Student artists show off their work at countywide exhibit

Outstanding artwork created by Effingham County public school students during the 2012-13 school year has been on display this week.

April 11, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Eighth-grade writing scores on the rise

Efforts to improve Effingham County students' writing skills have paid off with higher scores on Georgia's Eighth-Grade Writing Assessment, school officials reported last week.

April 08, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Three ECCA students to head to SkillsUSA nationals

Students from the Effingham College and Career Academy competed March 21-23 at the Georgia SkillsUSA Skills and Leadership Conference in Atlanta. This year the Effingham College and Career Academy was awarded the "largest increase in membership" of 1,500 percent.

April 08, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Eggs ... ilirating!

Effingham Christian School took its annual egg drop competition to new heights this year.

April 01, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


FCCLA students attend state leadership meeting

Members of the Effingham County High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently participated in a weekend leadership conference March 14-16 at the Classic Center in Athens. Attendees, in addition to a weekend of competitions, participated in a Career and Trade Expo, University of Georgia tours, educational demonstrations, and sessions that motivated and informed members and their advisers with the theme "Saving the World … One Leader at a Time."

April 01, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Schools land a gift for learning

When Barry Sheehy was contemplating donating property he owned in southern Effingham County, he considered several local agencies as recipients.

March 28, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS students take part in Y-Club United Nations

South Effingham Middle School students Caitlyn Lariscy, Brian Nichols and Sarah Yonce attended the Georgia United Nations Assembly, a model United Nations program sponsored by the State YMCA of Georgia. Y-Club members and other middle and high school students from public and private schools across the state are eligible to participate.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Students soar at Aviation Career Day

Rising ninth-graders learned about the Effingham County School System's work-based learning program as well as career opportunities at Gulfstream Aerospace at the recent Aviation Career Day hosted by Gulfstream.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Students to take CRCT in April

Effingham County students in grades 3-8 will take the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test beginning on April 16.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Boyd earns Horatio Alger Scholarship

Effingham County High School senior Hannah Boyd received the Georgia Horatio Alger Association Scholarship. Boyd was the only senior from Effingham County to be awarded the scholarship, which is worth $5,000.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


History comes to life at Springfield Elementary

Springfield Elementary School fourth-grade students made history come alive in the school's annual "wax museum."

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Young Farmers Auction rakes in scholarship funds

The Effingham County Young Farmers Association brought in more than $13,000 Thursday at its annual auction at Effingham County High School.

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School bus cameras to get trial run

A plan to document evidence of drivers illegally passing Effingham County school buses might not include as many bus cameras next year as originally thought.

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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Local students earn dean’s list honors at UGA

The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean's list for summer semester.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local ag teachers attend summer leadership event

Meredith Arrington, Hannah King and Roger Teeple, agricultural educators at Effingham County High School, and Trey Harris, agricultural educator at Effingham County Middle School, were among the 405 teachers from across the state who attended the annual Georgia Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association Summer Leadership Conference in July on Jekyll Island.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


YMCA taking applications for Christian Leadership Academy

The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program beginning in September, is designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership done from a Christian perspective.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ASU to hold ‘Start Strong, Start Now’

Armstrong State University will waive the application fee at a one-day-only registration event where prospective students will be able to get admitted and register for fall classes all in one day. Walk-ins are welcome.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong honored for its support of veterans, active duty

Armstrong State University was recently named a Yellow Ribbon Program school in recognition of its support for veterans and active duty military students. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows approved institutions to partner with Veterans Affairs to help cover expenses that exceed the thresholds established under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech’s Vendeville named chef educator of the year

Jean Yves Vendeville, department chair and instructor at Savannah Technical College, received the American Culinary Federation 2014 Chef Educator of the Year Award and $5,000 during the ACF National Convention held in Kansas City, Mo.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


King receives Georgia Power scholarship

Jaret King, son of Georgia Power employee Dinah King at the company's Springfield office, is one of 21 students to receive a Georgia Power scholarship.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEES ready to start the year, with a new leader

South Effingham Elementary students will start school not only on a renovated campus, but also with a new principal.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECSO urges safety, caution with start of school year

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Schools to hold council elections

All Effingham County Schools will hold elections this month for their 2014-15 school councils.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Digging into archaelogical field school

The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and professor Victor Thompson of the University of Georgia recently completed a joint five-week archaeological field school on Ossabaw Island.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to match $2,500 REACH scholarships

Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel recently announced the University will double-match funds for the needs-based, Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Scholarship program. During the program, REACH scholars receive a renewable annual tuition scholarship of $2,500 for use at a HOPE-eligible institution. Georgia Southern will increase the amount to $5,000.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to become tobacco-free campus Friday

Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free Friday, GSU President Brooks Keel announced.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Chamber collecting school supplies for students in need

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual "Pack-a-Pack" to help provide school supplies to local students.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


New teachers, staff welcomed to school system

Taylor Sauerland fondly recalls the method her fifth-grade teacher at South Effingham Elementary School employed to teach spelling words.

July 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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