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Little Rebel cheer camp coming in July

Effingham County High School's competition cheerleaders will host their annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp July 21-25, from 9 a.m.-noon each day in the ECHS gym.

May 08, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECMS shows how math and science work

Effingham County Middle School held its 10th annual math and science night May 1.

May 08, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Governor vetoes school board’s pay raise request

Effingham County Board of Education members will have to wait until next year for a pay raise.

May 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Grant ready to be on the school board

One school board hopeful acknowledged being nervous at last week's candidates' forum hosted by the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce.

May 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


All the world’s the stage at Blandford

Blandford Elementary School students, parents and staff gathered Friday morning for the school's annual international arts festival.

May 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Rincon Elementary rings in May Day

Rincon Elementary School continued a spring tradition Friday with its 31st annual May Day celebration.

May 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Decision day for ECHS, SEHS seniors

Effingham County and South Effingham high schools hosted their college decision day programs Thursday, to recognize this year's seniors who will attend college.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Education


RES Junior Beta Club pitches in for animal shelter

The recently-inducted members of the Rincon Elementary School Junior Beta Club have been collecting donations for the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Technical college tuition to go up starting this fall

ATLANTA-The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia has approved the system's request for a tuition increase of $4 per credit hour starting with the upcoming fall semester.

May 03, 2014 | Staff report | Education


County second-graders show their quick thinking

Ebenezer Elementary School's Danica Pearson took first place Tuesday in the Effingham County Exchange Club's 14th annual Quick-Think-A-Thon.

May 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Much to agree on for school board candidates

The four candidates for the Effingham County Board of Education's District 4 seat share similar views on a number of issues, so the race could likely come down to their experience and background.

May 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


High school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the third nine-week grading period for Effingham County's two high schools:

May 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Middle school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the third nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools:

May 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Funding for GSU military science building approved

Gov. Nathan Deal visited Georgia Southern on Monday to sign into law House Bill 744, a part of the fiscal year 2015 budget, on the steps of the Marvin Pittman Administration Building on Sweetheart Circle. He announced the state budget included funding for a new military science building at Georgia Southern University.

May 01, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Discover Armstrong coming May 17

High school juniors and their parents are invited to join Armstrong Atlantic State University for Discover Armstrong, an event to learn more about the college admissions process and how to pay for college.

May 01, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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Local students earn dean’s list honors at UGA

The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean's list for summer semester.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local ag teachers attend summer leadership event

Meredith Arrington, Hannah King and Roger Teeple, agricultural educators at Effingham County High School, and Trey Harris, agricultural educator at Effingham County Middle School, were among the 405 teachers from across the state who attended the annual Georgia Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association Summer Leadership Conference in July on Jekyll Island.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


YMCA taking applications for Christian Leadership Academy

The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program beginning in September, is designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership done from a Christian perspective.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ASU to hold ‘Start Strong, Start Now’

Armstrong State University will waive the application fee at a one-day-only registration event where prospective students will be able to get admitted and register for fall classes all in one day. Walk-ins are welcome.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong honored for its support of veterans, active duty

Armstrong State University was recently named a Yellow Ribbon Program school in recognition of its support for veterans and active duty military students. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows approved institutions to partner with Veterans Affairs to help cover expenses that exceed the thresholds established under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech’s Vendeville named chef educator of the year

Jean Yves Vendeville, department chair and instructor at Savannah Technical College, received the American Culinary Federation 2014 Chef Educator of the Year Award and $5,000 during the ACF National Convention held in Kansas City, Mo.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


King receives Georgia Power scholarship

Jaret King, son of Georgia Power employee Dinah King at the company's Springfield office, is one of 21 students to receive a Georgia Power scholarship.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEES ready to start the year, with a new leader

South Effingham Elementary students will start school not only on a renovated campus, but also with a new principal.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECSO urges safety, caution with start of school year

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Schools to hold council elections

All Effingham County Schools will hold elections this month for their 2014-15 school councils.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Digging into archaelogical field school

The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and professor Victor Thompson of the University of Georgia recently completed a joint five-week archaeological field school on Ossabaw Island.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to match $2,500 REACH scholarships

Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel recently announced the University will double-match funds for the needs-based, Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Scholarship program. During the program, REACH scholars receive a renewable annual tuition scholarship of $2,500 for use at a HOPE-eligible institution. Georgia Southern will increase the amount to $5,000.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to become tobacco-free campus Friday

Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free Friday, GSU President Brooks Keel announced.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Chamber collecting school supplies for students in need

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual "Pack-a-Pack" to help provide school supplies to local students.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


New teachers, staff welcomed to school system

Taylor Sauerland fondly recalls the method her fifth-grade teacher at South Effingham Elementary School employed to teach spelling words.

July 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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