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Board members sworn in

The Effingham County Board of Education's first meeting of 2015 began with Beth Helmly and Robert Grant being sworn in.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Sand Hill students hear back from nation’s first lady

Some fifth-grade students at Sand Hill Elementary School wanted to voice their opinion about changes that have been made to their school lunches.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


State recognizes two Title I schools for performance

Two Effingham County schools earned recognition from the Georgia Department of Education as Title I reward schools this year.

January 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


High school writing scores jump

Effingham County students scored well on their final time taking the Georgia High School Writing Test.

December 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Awards night for Effingham 4-H

The Effingham 4-H held its annual awards banquet, recognizing its winners in several categories and the graduating seniors.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Brown selected for Leadership Georgia

Jacqueline Michelle Brown, school social worker for the Effingham County School System, has been named to the Leadership Georgia class of 2015.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers team up for Christmas cause

Effingham 4-H'ers partnered with the humanitarian organization Samaritan's Purse to participate this year in the Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Four local students make GCSU dean’s list

Four students from Effingham County completed courses with exemplary marks and made the dean's list for the 2014 fall semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School system maps out calendars for next two years

The Effingham County Board of Education has approved the school calendars for the next two years after making a few tweaks.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


The world comes to GES

Yvette Carr, manager of Burns World Travel in Springfield, recently spoke to the third-grade students at Guyton Elementary School.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers show their thanks

Thanksgiving brought not only turkey and dressing this year, but also several opportunities for 4-H'ers to express their thanks within the community.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students recognized

Effingham students make Berry dean's list

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECHS FFA team takes third place in livestock judging

The Effingham County High School FFA livestock judging team recently competed in the Area IV FFA Livestock Judging Career Development Event.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education


FFA members attend annual national convention

Students from Effingham County and South Effingham FFA chapters attended the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 28-Nov. 1.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong named to STEM Jobs Approved College list

Armstrong State University has been designated a 2015 STEM Jobs Approved Colleges by Victory Media and will be featured in the winter 2015 issue of STEM Jobs magazine. Armstrong was one of only 123 schools nationwide to be named as a STEM Jobs Approved College.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | 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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