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FBLA students make a sweet move

South Effingham High School's Future Business Leaders of America members brought in a variety of candy to create trick-or-treat goody bags for the Backus Children's Hospital. Members who attended the meeting helped stuff and tie off approximately 30 treat bags.

November 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Marching Mustangs cap great year

The 2011 Marching Band season is history and the South Effingham Marching Mustangs had another banner year. The marching band begins its season each July with band camp, where band members learn basic marching techniques and the mechanics of their competition show.

November 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


GSU recognized as Military Friendly

Georgia Southern University has been named one of the most military friendly universities in the country in "Military Advanced Education's 2012 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities." Georgia Southern will be featured in the December 2011 issue of the publication.

November 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Reading opens doors for teacher of the year

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.

November 22, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Parents, students plead to keep schedule

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.

November 22, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Historian offers gift of land to students for the future

In a time of budgetary woes, Effingham County Board of Education does something to look forward to.

November 22, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Smith’s path leads her right back home to 4-H

It might be an understatement to say Abby Smith feels right at home in her new job.

November 22, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Despite budget constraints, schools improve fiber optic network

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.

November 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Mustang Invitational draws a crowd

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.

November 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Ronald McDonald visits Rincon Elementary

Ronald McDonald visited Rincon Elementary School to help RES kick off its Book Week activities.

November 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Ready to be crowned

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.

November 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


4-H’ers attend Junior Conference

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.

November 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Springfield Elementary marks Veterans Day

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.

November 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


USG looks to more students ready for college

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 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


RES parent of the month

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.

November 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


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Effingham 4-H members learn leadership

Effingham County 4-H'ers recently made a trip to Atlanta to participate in Leadership Day, a time when leaders from all across the state come together to share ways they can improve leadership efforts in Georgia.

March 27, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School board will keep District 4 seat open

The Effingham County Board of Education's District 4 seat could remain vacant until the start of the next school year.

March 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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


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