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School choice applications now available

The Effingham County Board of Education is now accepting requests for students to attend a school other than the one for which they are zoned for the 2014-15 school year.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEHS' Bendig honored as countywide STAR student

Successful students often speak of teachers who inspired them.

April 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Early lessons learned paid off for ECHS STAR Cowart

These days, Harrison Cowart is a high school senior - quite an accomplished one, in fact.

April 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H’ers pitch in for pets at shelter

With the Effingham County Extension office located directly across the street from the county animal shelter, needs for the furry little friends become quite apparent.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


CyberPatriot teams take first at state events

Effingham County's two high schools had a strong showing in their first year competing in CyberPatriot.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


BES to hold arts festival

More than 800 students at Blandford Elementary will gather in costume May 2 to represent six different countries and cultures from around the globe in the school's annual international arts festival.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Miss ECHS crowned

Sarah-Lyn Ward was crowned the winner of the Miss Effingham County High School pageant.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Bowser takes another first in speech contest

It was just a year ago that Sarah Lynn Bowser competed in her first speech contest.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECMS fetes its top students

Effingham County Middle School rewarded its top-performing students from the third nine-weeks grading period.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


OTC taps legendary coach as grad speaker

Herman Boone, the inspiration for the 2000 film "Remember the Titans," will be the featured speaker for Ogeechee Technical College's spring commencement ceremony next month, the college announced Thursday.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Writing scores dip for eighth-graders

Reflecting the results across the region and state, Effingham County's scores declined slightly this year from last year on Georgia's Eighth-Grade Writing Assessment.

April 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Chalk one up at Habersham School

Students at The Habersham School in Rincon put on a colorful display of school spirit Friday.

April 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system finds comfort zone in budget

The Effingham County Board of Education's initial projections for its fiscal year 2015 budget are for revenues to exceed expenses by $1.6 million.

April 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Guyton Elementary enjoys spring festival

The threat of rain on Saturday moved Guyton Elementary School's spring festival inside, but the fundraiser for a variety of school projects still drew a big crowd.

April 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


South Effingham’s HOSA aims for 100 pints of blood

The South Effingham High School HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) club will host its second Red Cross blood drive of the 2013-14 school year April 11 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the school gymnasium.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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Locals make Georgia Tech’s dean’s list

ATLANTA - Nine students from the area earned the distinction of dean's list at the Georgia Institute of Technology for spring 2014. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Goergia College announces spring dean’s list

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

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Health departments urge back-to-school immunizations

Students will be going back to school in less than two months and health department officials in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties are encouraging parents to be proactive about getting required immunizations for children.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Ready for a taste of the college life

Three students will represent Effingham County this summer in the prestigious Governor's Honors Program.

June 19, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Pre-K teachers will return to a full schedule

Effingham County pre-kindergarten teachers will return to a 190-day calendar for the 2014-15 school year.

June 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Gonzalez wins National FFA Tractor Supply scholarship

Effingham County FFA member Julia Gonzalez has been awarded a $1,000 Tractor Supply-Growing Scholars scholarship from the National FFA Organization.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education


VSU announces spring dean’s list, local graduates

VALDOSTA - Valdosta State University has announced the students from spring 2014 who met all qualifications for graduation. More than 1,200 were recognized for receiving their associate's, bachelor's or master's degrees.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education


GeoVista awards scholarship

Sydney Rushing received the Eddy E. Rogers Scholarship from GeoVista Credit Union.

June 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


AASU announces president’s list

Armstrong Atlantic State University recently announced president's list honorees, each of whom earned a 4.0 grade point average for two consecutive semesters during the 2013-14 academic school year.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Locals earn degrees, honors at Ga. Southwestern State

AMERICUS - Three Effingham County students were among the 300 graduates from Georgia Southwestern State University at the spring 2014 commencement ceremony in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEHS to host Mini Mustang Cheer Camp

Girls in kindergarten-seventh grade are invited to participate in the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp hosted by the South Effingham High School cheerleaders.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Blandford students corner awards at Stock Market Game

Four students from Blandford Elementary School were honored recently at the Georgia Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon in Atlanta.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Orchestra awards scholarships

Hank Miles and Casie Wilson are the recipients of the Effingham Community Orchestra's fourth annual academic scholarships.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn Georgia Tech degrees

ATLANTA - The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students during its 247th commencement exercises.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Initiative expected to make college more affordable

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was one of three states chosen to receive a $1 million grant to lead an education initiative, Guided Pathways to Success (GPS), focused on making college more affordable, boosting college completion and saving taxpayers millions. The grant is funded by the Lumina Foundation in partnership with Complete College America.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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