The door to Anna Barton's classroom reads "Fall into Reading," with students' red, orange and gold cut-out handprints playing a tree's changing leaves and reaching to get inside.
Students, parents and others expressed concerns and disapproval Thursday night of the Effingham County Board of Education's consideration to move high schools to a traditional seven-period day schedule.
In a time of budgetary woes, Effingham County Board of Education does something to look forward to.
It might be an understatement to say Abby Smith feels right at home in her new job.
The Effingham County School System was challenged recently when the economic downturn reduced revenues from both state and local sources, forcing the district to reduce costs while maintaining the innovative technologies it had implemented over the past several years.
The South Effingham High School Marching Mustangs, band directors, band boosters and parents hosted the 2nd Annual Marching Mustang Invitational marching band competition at The Corral on Oct. 29.
Ronald McDonald visited Rincon Elementary School to help RES kick off its Book Week activities.
The Miss Diamond Pageant will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at Effingham County Middle School. Debra Shelton is crowning the winner and instead of a Miss Congeniality award, a Logan Shelton Award will be handed out.
Effingham County 4-H youth recently traveled to Rock Eagle 4-H Center to attend the Georgia 4-H Junior Conference, a 26-hour event filled with community service projects, classes, workshops and activities. There were 715 4-H youth who took part in this year's conference. Participants from Effingham County were Jose Espino, Phoenix Truitt, Skyler Lanier and Anna Sykes.
In honor of Veterans Day, Springfield Elementary School celebrated their local veterans with a special program Wednesday afternoon, featuring guest speaker, Lt. Col. John Gentry, who spoke to the students about Army Values. The National Guard visitors brought a Humvee and a howitzer to show the children after the assembly. Students also wrote more than 600 letters to service members deployed in Afghanistan.
Getting more students ready for college and able to complete college has led University System of Georgia officials to look closely at all areas involved in this effort, including the efforts directed at the Board of Regents level.
November is National Parent Engagement Month and Rincon Elementary School encourages and welcomes parental involvement. In an effort to recognize valuable parents of students at RES, the school is continuing to salute parents for their hard work and commitment. Natarsha House has been selected for the "Parent of Month" award for November at Rincon Elementary School.
State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens presented awards that recognized Georgia fire personnel and citizens for outstanding service in fighting fires and saving lives at the 19th Annual "Life, Fire & Safety" Awards Luncheon, as part of the Fire Prevention Week activities.
After weathering years of budget woes and combing out expenditures, the Effingham County Board of Education is now considering a move that may result in faculty cuts.
The theme for the day at Effingham Christian School was "expect the unexpected."
Six local students recently were initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society at Armstrong Atlantic State University.
Blandford Elementary School's annual career day showed students "careers on wheels."
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.
South Effingham Middle School turned green last Friday in support of 4-H.
Little Tots Pre-K participated in a service learning project for the Effingham County Animal Shelter.
Green was the color of the day Friday at Ebenezer Elementary, as the school enjoyed its annual St. Patrick's Day parade.
The South Effingham Middle School Science Olympiad team earned first place at the recent Regional Science Olympiad Tournament at South Georgia College in Douglas.
Select students from all Effingham County schools will display their talent next week in the third annual district-wide art exhibition.
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.
The South Effingham Middle School Beta Club got a big response to its fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The Effingham County High School drama club is busy rehearsing its production of "Grease."
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.
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.
Many clowns were seen around Blandford Elementary School on March 3.
Sara Lynn Bowser, a senior at South Effingham High School, won the Coastal Empire Leadership Development Association's local speech contest, held Feb. 15 at Armstrong Atlantic State University.