Springfield Elementary recently received a grant from the Grassroots Arts Program to assist them in sprucing up the school.
Former "American Idol" finalist Stephanie Edwards performed for students at Ebenezer Middle School on Tuesday. She also spent time with the show choir. Edwards said being at EMS was "awesome." She said she loves children and had planned to become a teacher before deciding to pursue child psychology. Edwards answered questions from the show choir. She said the question that stuck out was "what was the most important thing I gained from my experience?" Edwards ...
Ebenzer Middle School students Clay Robertson and Christopher Kieffer missed school one day to be in Atlanta.
Covenant Christian Academy students have been busy learning new things. Recently 4th-7th graders challenged each other to a "Middle Ages History Event-a-thon." Having recently studies the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation events, they were challenged to see who can put the events in chronological order the fastest. The 6th/7th grade class won, but have been challenged to a rematch. In the younger grades, first graders were challenged to read 20 books per month. Those reaching ...
Sand Hill Elementary's Fox Burnsed is only 7 years old, but he's on his way to Hollywood.
Georgia Southern University could become southeast Georgia's equivalent of the University of Georgia within the next couple of decades, according to school president Dr. Bruce Grube.
Students from Covenant Christian Academy in Springfield participated in a sack race at their second annual Easter picnic and egg hunt held at the United Methodist Campgrounds. CCA is a Christian school offering a classical approach to education for Pre-K through 8th grade students.
After months of preparation, students will be taking the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) beginning Monday.
St. Patrick's Day was a special day in the lives of six FCCLA members from South Effingham High School. These students competed in what is known as STAR Events, which stands for Students Taking Action with Recognition.
Six students from Effingham County have been selected as finalists to attend the 2007 Georgia's Governor's Honors Program. GHP is a six-week summer instructional program housed at Valdosta State University and funded by the state.
The Effingham County High School Chorus Show Choirs performed at a dinner theater held Saturday night.
Have you ever wondered what it's like to live and work in space? An upcoming exhibit at Georgia Southern University will give children of all ages and their parents an opportunity to learn about astronauts and their contributions to the U.S. space program. "Spacing Out: A Day in the Life of an Astronaut" is an interactive exhibit that will be on display in the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building. Featuring a full-size replica of a Mercury ...
Youngsters who are interested in chess are invited to expand their knowledge of the game during a summer day camp at Georgia Southern University.
The leadership of the General Assembly has informed the Department of Technical and Adult Education that they will work with the agency to fund the $1.8 million necessary to prevent a two-month furlough of the state's 246 full-time adult literacy instructors.
The Effingham County Board of Education discussed the possibility of changing the calendar for next school year.
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.
Five officers of the Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Effingham County High School "dive in" for a new year by attending the summer leadership and officer training summit at Swainsboro High School on July 18. Hannah Boyd, president; Michaela Williford, vice president; Vanessa Williams, secretary; Kelsey Fulford, treasurer; and Josie Alford, historian attended the summit to prepare themselves for their roles as officers this year.
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.
STATESBORO-Before they check into residence halls, buy books, or even attend their first class, a group of incoming Georgia Southern University freshmen will begin their college careers by giving back to the Statesboro community.
The Effingham County High School competition cheerleaders hosted their annual Rebels Cheer Camp this week for 60 young girls across the county.
Building Future Leaders was the mission of a recent youth event hosted by Georgia Rotary District 6920 at South Georgia College. Sixty students from the district attended the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference (RYLA) at SGC. RYLA is a Rotary International program that started in Southeast Asia and has spread across the world.
The Effingham County Board of Education is reviewing a nepotism policy mandated by the state.
Effingham Community Orchestra awarded its first Academic Scholarships. The 2011 recipients are Tyler Beale, Christina Hillman and Rachel Miles.
The Effingham County Board of Education approved its budget for fiscal year 2012 with no change to its millage rate.