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Gifted program to hold open house

The Effingham County School District's gifted education teachers and coordinators will host a county-wide open house on Tuesday at 7 p.m. for all parents of students enrolled in the gifted education program. The purpose of the open house is to provide students and parents with information that will equip them to take full advantage of the district's gifted program.
The open house will be hosted at Blandford Elementary but students and parents from all Effingham County schools are encouraged to attend. Exhibits will be set up to provide information about the gifted education curriculum, student resources and ...

September 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Rebel Radio hits the digital airwaves

Effingham County High School has hit the digital airwaves with the newest venture in its journalism program, Rebel Radio.
This student/faculty run station streams live broadcasts of all the Rebel football action, maintains a play list of songs from a variety of genres and offers information on all the latest school happenings. Under the direction of Brian Holt, ECHS social studies and journalism teacher, students are getting hands-on experiences with audio production, interviewing and reporting.
"I think it's pretty good because the students that don't go to the game, they can get on the radio station and ...

September 13, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Savannah Tech to begin Green Building program

SAVANNAH-Building on its popular solar energy and historic preservation programs, Savannah Technical College will offer a Green Building program beginning this fall featuring prominent leaders in the green-building industry as faculty members. The 16-hour certificate program will include an introduction to green building technology, energy measures and efficiency, energy efficient mechanical systems and green building construction techniques.
Patrick Shay, principal of Gunn, Meyerhoff and Shay architects, will teach Introduction to Green Building; Bobby Keel, retired inspector for the City of Savannah and formerly of Greenline Architects will teach Green Building Construction; and, William Kimbrough, director of engineering for K ...

September 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


SES hosts Grandparents Day

September 13, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Barrow to host military academy day at Benedictine

On Sept. 25, U.S. Rep. John Barrow will host a statewide Military Academy Day event at the Benedictine Military School in Savannah.
Barrow will be joined by representatives, cadets, and midshipmen from all five military academies to explain more about their admissions requirements and expectations. They will be available to answer questions from parents and students.
The event will be held at the Benedictine Military School from 9-11 a.m. to familiarize students with the application and nomination process for applying to the nation's five service academies.
Benedictine Military School is at 6502 Seawright Dr. in Savannah.
What ...

September 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Zittrouer first in livestock show

On July 23 and 24 the Georgia Limousin Association held its annual Field Day and Livestock Show at the University of Georgia's Livestock Arena in Athens.
Macy Zittrouer competed in the livestock judging, and livestock show. In the livestock judging, senior division Zittrouer was the high scorer and was second overall scorer in all divisions (adults and students). In senior showmanship, Zittrouer placed second, and in class, her heifer placed third.

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


SEHS FFA reels in fun with fishing, ‘Olympics’

The South Effingham High School recently held a fishing tournament and Redneck Olympics Games. The event was held at the University of Georgia Warnell Forestry Center in Guyton on Aug. 21.
Weigh-in started at 3 p.m. The fishing tournament winners in all the different categories received $25 gift cards to Bass Pro Shops. Dallas Dasher won the biggest catfish category, with his catfish weighing in at a whopping 16 pounds. He also won the biggest pan fish with the weight of 9 ounces. Cyndilee Cone won the biggest bass with 2 pounds.
The chapter then showed off its skinning ...

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Locals make Darton merit list

Three Effingham County students have been named to the Merit List at Darton College in Albany for the summer 2010 semester.
Robert J. Schmelter of Guyton and Joshua B. Conner and Dana L. Shores of Rincon all earned the honor.
To qualify for the merit list, students must be part-time and have earned a 3.4 or higher grade point average.

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Utter graduates from VSU

Elizabeth Ann Utter of Guyton has earned a Master of Education, specializing in communication disorders, from Valdosta State University. Utter graduated with the summer 2010 class.
Roxanne Marie Torres was named to the dean's list at Valdosta State for the summer 2010 term. To make the dean's list, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and must have a semester GPA of at least 3.5 with at least nine hours of course work.

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Business partner chips in for Sand Hill

Thanks to a $1,000 donation from Sit and Sleep, students at Sand Hill Elementary may not even notice that the school's media center budget was cut by $4,000 this year. The school plans to use the generous donation to purchase new reading software that can be used in each of its 21st century classrooms.
"It will be like having Amazon Kindle at Sand Hill," explained SHES Principal Kristen Richards.
The software, called Tumblebooks, will allow teachers to download books using their Interwrite systems, which the students can then view and read together on a projection screen.
"Having ...

September 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


GSU announces dean’s list for summer 2010

Georgia Southern University recently recognized 157 students for excellence in academics on the 2010 summer semester dean's list. To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. Those from
Effingham County earning dean's list recognition are:
Terri J Raines of Guyton
Tiffany N Weaver of Guyton
Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers 110 degree programs serving more than 19,000 students. Through eight colleges, the university offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs built ...

September 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Local students make GSU’s president’s list

Georgia Southern University recently recognized 86 students for excellence in academics on the 2010 summer semester president's list. To be eligible for the president's list, a student must have at least a 4.0 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.
Those students from Effingham County earning the distinction are:
Ashley N Brunson of Rincon
Cia N King of Springfield
Danielle E Scudder of Rincon
Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers 110 degree programs serving more than 19,000 students. Through eight colleges, the university offers bachelors, masters and ...

September 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


School board wrestles with Federal Jobs Fund money

As they wait for more information for the state, the Effingham County Board of Education continues to weigh its options for spending the $2.1 million allocated from the federal Education Jobs Fund.
The state of Georgia receive $315 million of the $10 billion fund to distribute to its 180 school districts for the purpose of paying school system employee salaries and benefits, with Effingham County receiving $2,131,833. The funds can replace salaries and benefits as well as calendar reduction days.
"Although we don't have all the details yet, but what we're anticipating doing at this ...

September 02, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


BoE gets breathing room

The Effingham County school system learned last week it likely will receive more than $2.1 million in federal funding to direct toward staff salaries and benefits.
The expedited passing of the Education Jobs Fund released $10 billion for strapped states and school systems to use for k-12 employee salaries and benefits, which the government anticipates will save as many as 160,000 jobs. After taking 2 percent allowed for the state, the state
Department of Education distributed $315 million among its 180 school systems using the Quality Basic Education (QBE) funding formula, which accounts for a district's student ...

August 30, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


School board backs lawsuit

The Effingham County school board has joined a statewide suit against the Georgia Charter School Commission.
Nine school districts filed the lawsuit against a law giving the Georgia Charter School Commission control over charter school petitions. They are now appealing a decision from the Superior Court of Fulton County that ruled in favor of the Georgia Charter School Commission to the Georgia Supreme Court.
And the Georgia School Boards Association and the Georgia School Superintendents Association are corralling as many districts as possible to join in filing the amicus brief stating the position of the school systems. The Effingham County ...

August 30, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


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Effingham County Schools receives Golden Radish Award

ATLANTA - Georgia's Departments of Agriculture, Public Health, Education and Georgia Organics came together under the prestigious Gold Dome on Monday for the annual Golden ...

October 26, 2016 | | Education


Rincon Elementary holding "Grocery Store Night" at Kroger

Rincon Elementary School is partnering with Kroger for "Grocery Store Night", which will be held on Monday night at the Kroger in Rincon.

October 21, 2016 | | Education


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