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ECHS receives outstanding agricultural program award

LEXINGTON, Ky.-Effingham County High School has been selected as the 2012 Georgia Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education Program.

August 16, 2012 | Staff report | Education


New standards taking hold in Effingham classes

As they are gradually seeing through their first two weeks of classes, Effingham County public school students are now under a new set of academic standards.

August 13, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


GSU Rural Health arm receives $5.1 million grant

Georgia Southern University's Rural Health Research Institute (RHRI) has been awarded a $5.1 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) designating the RHRI as a Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Rural Health Disparities.

August 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


SEHS dance team members headed to Disney

The South Effingham High School dance team recently earned high marks in an elite Universal Dance Association camp, receiving a Superior UDA Award for their ability to learn skills and routines rapidly.

August 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


ECHS’ Arrington earns national honor

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Meredith Arrington, agricultural educator at Effingham County High School, has been selected as the 2012 Georgia winner of the Outstanding Young Member award given by the National Association of Agricultural Educators.

August 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Starling, Thompson honored at 4-H State Congress

4-H State Congress brings 4-H'ers from all over the state of Georgia together for the opportunity to compete at the State level. After a first-place achievement at State Congress, they are considered a "Master" 4-H'er. Mastering in a project area or in a special event is the ultimate goal for 4-H'ers. Through project achievement, 4-H'ers gain public speaking, resume building and interview skills by presenting a portfolio of accomplishments and a demonstration based in their project area.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Rahn earns scholarship at ABAC

TIFTON - Shane Rahn of Rincon has been awarded a scholarship from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2012-13 academic year.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Education


ECMS eighth-grader honored at camp

Cade Zipperer, an eighth-grader at Effingham County Middle School, received multiple awards at the FFA Advanced Wildlife Camp, held July 15-22 in Covington.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Schools look to bolster reading ability

Although Effingham County students routinely score above state and regional results on standardized tests, school district officials are always looking for improvement.

August 06, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H students honored at Junior-Senior banquet

The Effingham County 4-H held its annual Junior-Senior awards banquet at Effingham County High School.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School council elections coming

All Effingham County schools will hold elections this month for their school councils for the 2012-13 school year.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Nance, Lorenz earn Gulfstream scholarships

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships to 16 children of employees at the company's sites in California, Georgia, Texas and Wisconsin. The students were recognized at a special event at Gulfstream's Savannah headquarters.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Back-to-school a good time to update plans

As students statewide prepare to go back to school, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency encourages parents to be prepared as well. Just last month, a survey commissioned by GEMA's Ready Georgia campaign revealed that only 40 percent of the polled parents were aware of the protocol for any emergency at their children's school.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Education


A quiet start to the 2012-13 school year

Five-year-old Kaitlin Gardner couldn't wait to start first grade.

August 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Uncovering treasures at New Ebenezer Retreat Center

The New Ebenezer Retreat Center held its annual week-long day camp, called Ebenezer Treasures, with activities and instruction throughout each day.

July 30, 2012 | Patrick Donahue | 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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