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EMS’ Eagle Winds honor band to play at UGA festival

Ebenezer Middle School's Eagle Winds honor band has been chosen to perform at the 24th annual University of Georgia Middle School Band Festival in December.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECMS students named most creative at GSU International Festival

A group of Effingham County Middle School students participated in Georgia Southern University's Global Village Competition, as part of the International Festival hosted by the Center for International Studies.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Blandford works up a sweat with cup stacking

For the fourth straight year, Blandford Elementary School joined a worldwide effort to set a record for the most people participating in sport stacking in a 24-hour period. Last year, BES was part of a Guinness-record 555,932 stackers.

November 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


South Effingham Middle School honors veterans

South Effingham Middle School hosted a Veterans Day program in the school gymnasium on Nov. 11.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


RES’ Ratner earns Master Teacher status

Kirbi Ratner is Effingham County's newest Master Teacher.

November 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECCA to host info session on aircraft assembly technician program

The Effingham College and Career Academy will host an information session about its new aircraft assembly technician program.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers a constant presence in Fair Week

As National 4-H Week came to a close, the celebration of 4-H continued to resonate throughout Effingham as 4-H'ers geared up for the 71st Effingham County Fair.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEMS cheerleaders make it four consecutive crowns

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheerleaders won the region championship for the fourth straight year.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Ebenezer Middle School celebrates Veterans Day

Ebenezer Middle School saluted military service members with its annual Veterans Day program.

November 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Blandford Elementary salutes veterans

Blandford Elementary School hosted a new event this year for Veterans Day - a parade of veterans who are family members of BES students.

November 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Graduation rates on the rise across county

Effingham County improved its high school graduation rate for the second straight year, while also topping the state average by nearly 11 percentage points.

November 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Barge talks Common Core in Effingham visit

In his time as state schools superintendent, John Barge has heard plenty of criticism of the Common Core standards.

November 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham 4-H’ers earn top-six finish at state Challenge Bowl

Effingham County students competed in the 4-H Challenge Bowl at the Georgia National Fair in Perry and brought home a top-six finish in the state.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEMS cheerleaders take Battle in the Boro

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team won first place in the large division and grand champion at Battle in the Boro. They competed at Southeast Bulloch High School on Oct. 25 and won by 54 points. Bella Kay Tatum from SEMS won first place in the jump off.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


CAP cadets show a 'can' do attitude

Cadets with the Effingham Cadet Squadron of Civil Air Patrol were "all in" to their most recent community service project, to help sort more than 10,000 pounds of canned food in preparation for the annual Thanksgiving meal provided by Manna House Ministries.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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Rotary Club inducts Interact chapter at Ebenezer Middle

The Rotary Club of Effingham County recently inducted and chartered a new student Interact club at Ebenezer Middle School.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn college accolades

Effingham students earn honors at Mercer

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Taking their turn as Capitol pages

The city of Rincon was represented at the state Capitol by Bailee Grace Hildebrandt and Julia Marie Carter as they paged for Rep. Bill Hitchens on Feb. 9.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Nesmith leaving ECCA, returning to central office

One Effingham County school will have a new principal next year while another will have a change in athletic director.

March 11, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Savannah Tech plans major upgrade for Effingham campus

Significant additions are planned for the Savannah Technical College's Effingham County campus as part of STC's massive capital campaign.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


New state schools chief sees too much testing

During his campaign to become state school superintendent, Richard Woods was a vocal critic that Georgia students spend too much time taking standardized tests.

March 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEES pre-K classes to move

Pre-kindergarten classes currently being held at South Effingham Elementary School will move to Sand Hill Elementary for the 2015-16 school year.

March 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Kight wins Rotary speech contest

South Effingham High School junior Rebecca Kight won the annual Rotary Club speech contest, held March 3 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Education


A 'Cat' in a Treehouse

The Learning Treehouse preschool and daycare in Rincon celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday with a week of themed activities.

March 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Students put on a show at SEHS

Sixteen acts, including vocalists, musicians and dancers, performed Saturday night in South Effingham High School's annual talent show.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H’ers have strong showing at District Project Achievement

Effingham County 4-H was represented by 17 members at the Southeast District Project Achievement competition at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, including five who qualified for the state competition.

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEHS’ Yarbrough performs in all-state jazz band

South Effingham High School student Taylor Yarbrough was part of an elite performance during the Georgia Music Educators Association's recent conference at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Ebenezer Elementary hits the pavement to fight diabetes

Ebenezer Elementary School raised money and awareness for the fight against diabetes with a fun run/walk.

February 25, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEHS student fashion show displays its impressions

Christian Mincey won the award as the top overall designer at the 2015 South Effingham High School student fashion show Saturday night.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


The brightest STARs

Effingham County's SAT scores have risen to just one point below the state average, though two students in particular set their aspirations a bit higher.

February 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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