Scores for Effingham County's high schools from last fall's end of course tests look promising, as the system performed above the state average in most subjects.
Elizabeth Gail Pabst was crowned Miss Berry College 2010. Pabst is a 2007 honor graduate of Effingham County High School. She is a junior at Berry College in Rome, where she is majoring in government with a minor in public relations. She is also a member of Berry's nationally-ranked equestrian team. She is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. George C. Pabst of Guyton and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Verne C. Pabst of ...
The Springfield Elementary School Invention Convention exhibited the little light bulbs turning on in its students' imaginations.
In February, Blandford Elementary observed National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health.
Fourth graders at Springfield Elementary School posed throughout the halls dressed as historical figures they have researched for several weeks for a wax museum project.
On Feb. 16, the Effingham County Hussars Chapter 2285 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Georgia Division, presented a Georgia Day program to 105 fifth graders and teachers at Springfield Elementary School.
Students performing in South Effingham High's talent show left a packed house nothing short of jazzed.
Contrary to some reports, the Effingham County Board of Education is not looking at going to a four-day school week as an option to save money.
The Effingham County High School FFA Agricultural Mechanics Team recently won the Area IV FFA Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event held at Johnson County High School on Feb. 9.
Feb. 13 was National FBLA Community Service Day and eight members of South Effingham High School FBLA along with their adviser Martha Ross and Ricky Truluck, a parent volunteer, spent the day volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House.
The Junior Beta Club at Sand Hill Elementary School made more than 150 Valentine's Day cards for residents at Lakeview Manor Community and the Effingham County Hospital. Each member was asked to make at least four cards that demonstrated their creativity for the Junior Beta Club's February service learning project.
Rajvi Dave, daughter of Yogeshkumar and Sumita Dave of Rincon, was crowned Miss Ebenezer Middle School 2010 on Feb. 6. Dave is an 8th grader at EMS.
Effingham County High School FBLA attended the Region 3 Leadership Conference at Wayne County High School on Jan. 21. Twenty-two members attended and competed in different business areas. The areas included taking online tests, skills tests, and performance events.
Students pictured were chosen by their grade level teachers to represent their team as citizen of the month for January at South Effingham Middle School.
South Effingham High School seniors from Mary Cale Anderegg's art class worked three days painting a mural reflective of their school's spirit at the Rincon Wal-Mart entrance. Effingham County High School students previously painted a similar mural at the other end of the store.
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.