Covenant Christian Academy is hosting an open house on Thursday at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. The morning session will be held at the school, located at 505 N. Laurel Street in Springfield. The evening session will be held at Life Baptist Church on Highway 21, south of Springfield, which is the school's new location for 2007-2008.
Next fall, science classes at South Effingham High School will offer more interactive student and teacher participation than in the past thanks to a grant from the Planters Telephone Foundation. According to SEHS Media Specialist Carolyn Kessler, the grant will pay to outfit three classrooms with interactive boards called SchoolPad, software to operate them, ceiling-mounted projectors, quality projection screens, and complete installation for the three classrooms.
Savannah State University's (SSU) Department of Political Science, Public Administration and Urban Studies, in cooperation with the SSU Pre-Law Society, will sponsor a workshop for individuals who plan to attend law school.
The Utilities Protection Center of Georgia's mascot, Digger Dog, visited Rincon and Marlow Elementary schools in Effingham to encourage students in second and third grades to "Call Before You Dig." Sharing safety information and to have a bit of fun, Digger explained the importance of not damaging underground utility lines by digging safely, what not to do around overhead power lines and how to be safe if the lines are down. He also described the ...
MACON - Mercer University freshmen Bailey Brianne Elliott of Guyton and Kristin L. Reid of Rincon were recently inducted into the Mercer chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.
The ECHS FFA held its annual banquet Tuesday night at the school and is marking 50 years as an organization this year. The event drew nearly 250 people.
Mrs. Wood's Kindergarten class at Springfield Elementary put on a performance of "High School Musical" for the entire school on April 20. The extras for the performance came from children of the faculty and staff.
Preschool students, students entering sixth grade and any child entering any grade for the first time will be required to meet some new immunization rules before they can start school next fall, according to new Georgia state laws.
The Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) will recognize two South Effingham Middle School students, Michael Edwards and Emilia Truluck. These students will be honored at the state recognition ceremony to be held at Georgia Southern University on May 22.
Effingham County Board of Education Board-Administration Workshop April 27-29 Augusta Marriott Hotel Augusta Friday 5 p.m., Call to Order & Adoption of Agenda 5:05 p.m., Budget Workshop 6:30 p.m., Break/Snack 6:45 p.m., Return to Budget Workshop 8 p.m., Adjourn Saturday 9 a.m., Dr. Slade Helmly and SPLOSTs 10 a.m., Dr. Colleen Webb to discuss Special Ed laws/issues 11:30 a.m., Break for lunch 1 p.m., Jeffrey Williams from Consortium for Adequate Funding 3 p.m., Break 3:30 ...
Betty Jean Ferguson is looking forward to moving back to an elementary school next school year.
Children who need help preparing for kindergarten are getting a head start through the Effingham County school system's preschool intervention program.
Effingham County Middle School will have a new principal in the fall. After five years at South Effingham High School, Rob Porterfield, the current SEHS athletic director and an assistant principal, will be taking over at ECMS. "I'm really looking forward to working with the faculty," he said. "(I'm) looking forward to setting some goals for our school, and collectively working with the faculty to try to achieve those goals. (We have) a big challenge ...
Springfield Elementary School honored its young authors and illustrators during a ceremony on March 27.
President Les Brinson My name is Les Brinson and I am the 2006-2007 president for the South Effingham FFA chapter. I am thankful that I have had FFA as a part of my high school career. Without a doubt it has helped me mature and excel during my short time in high school. I have enjoyed showing livestock, competing and attending state and national conventions along with other FFA functions. I am also very thankful ...
Grainger, Inc., presented a $10,000 check to the Savannah Technical College Foundation. The funding will be used to support scholarships for industrial technology students.
Effingham County 4-H'ers attended State Congress in Atlanta from July 19-22 and returned home with high honors. The 4-H State Congress brings students from all over Georgia together to compete in project achievement areas at the state level.
Final numbers aren't quite tallied, but the Effingham County Board of Education should close the 2011 financial year considerably stronger than FY 2010.
Georgia Southern University has been named one of America's Best Colleges by Forbes magazine, whose ranking includes the top 20 percent of colleges and universities based on the "student's point of view." The honor is the latest for the growing university that expects to welcome a record 20,000 students to its campus when fall semester classes begin Aug. 22.
Scouts and leaders from Troop 665 in Rincon along with Dan Frailey and James McElveen from First Baptist Church Rincon are pictured on the wheelchair ramp they built at First Baptist Church Youth Center.
Although Effingham County schools' 2011 test scores earned overall gains and high rankings compared to the state, Adequate Yearly Progress projections show no schools in the system meeting AYP by 2013.
Effingham schools started the 2011-12 year Thursday, and in celebration Effingham Women in Business donated 24 book bags to school social workers to distribute to the system's homeless students. Teach Right sold WIB the book bags at wholesale price.
The Edward Jones offices in Port Wentworth and Rincon partnered together to collect school supplies for the Treutlen House located in Effingham County.
The General Assembly requires that all public school systems in Georgia have school councils in place for the purposes of bringing communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process. All Effingham County Schools will hold elections for the upcoming year. Elections will be held to fill expiring terms, new terms and ...
Mark Tanner from Rincon participated in a six-week Science and Technology Expansion Program (STEP) this summer at Armstrong Atlantic State University. As an entering freshman to Armstrong, Tanner conducted research on nanoparticle catalysis of environmental pollutants. He lived on campus free of charge and received a weekly stipend of $300.
Gov. Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia is one of 10 states to be awarded $1 million by Complete College America to fuel policy innovations and reforms aimed at significantly increasing college completion. In conjunction with this grant, Deal also introduced his Complete College Georgia Initiative.
In the wake of increasing No Child Left Behind demands, initial reports indicate that the Effingham County school system did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress goals for 2011.
When classes begin this August, students at the Effingham Campus of Savannah Technical College will find many new opportunities available to them including:
Georgia Southern University student Jeffrey Hupman was awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), a nonprofit corporation. The Tampa, Fla., native has achieved a 3.93 GPA, and is the first student from the University to be awarded the competitive national scholarship.
The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, today announced the 2011 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. Among the winners are Michaela Lariscy, a student from South Effingham High School and Hillary Usher, a student from Effingham County High School.