The winter concert of the SEHS bands was presented earlier this month. Directed by Sean McBride and Michael Nestor, with guest conductor Somi Benson-Jaja, several different musical groups from the school's band program performed. Jaja served as a student teacher for the program until his graduation from Armstrong Atlantic State University. The evening's performances included the jazz bands I and II, the clarinet choir, flute, wind and percussion ensembles, the concert and symphonic bands, ...
Are students being tested too much? That's what one Effingham Board of Education member wanted to know after results of the Georgia High School Writing Test and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills were presented. "I just feel we're testing our kids a lot," school board member Troy Alford said. "Are we testing them too much? I don't know. There's just so much pressure put on these kids." Assistant Superintendent Greg Arnsdorff noted that the ...
Effingham County Schools' students are holding their own against students across the nation and the state, according to recent test results.
Students were chosen by their grade level teachers to represent their team as Citizen of the Month for November at South Effingham Middle School were: Lauren Adams, Raquel Hazzard, Miranda Arrington, Steven Patterson, Alex Jonas, Conner Rickman, Liam Bending, Kenneth LaFleur and Nathaniel Robinson.
The Effingham County High School Calculus Club celebrated Down Syndrome Awareness month during the month of October by raising funds for the local Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society. They raised money through a raffle and by collecting donations in their piggy banks during their annual "Dimes for Down Syndrome" campaign. This year, the club raised a record $1,321.35 through their efforts.
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - Gardner-Webb University announces that Jennifer Gomez of Rincon was among a total of nearly 300 students who recently graduated during its 2009 fall commencement exercises.Gomez received a BS in Physical Education.
Britt Dance Company brought in Los Angeles-based dance choreographer Rustin Matthews earlier this year. Matthews is a professional dancer as well as one of the best choreographers in the industry.
Effingham High School Principal Yancy Ford hosted a Family Pajama party for this year's and last year's Effingham County High School Pre-K students. More than 100 students and family members attended this event and students and their families enjoyed pizza, popcorn, and drinks.
Two Effingham County teens graduated from the National Guard-sponsored Youth Challenge Academy on Dec. 19 at commencement ceremonies in Macon.
TIFTON - Billy W. Brown II of Guyton has been named to the dean's list at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College for the fall term.
Approximately 600 Effingham County students received the H1N1 vaccine last week at one of the two clinics open to students in pre-k through 12th grade.
The students of the Christian Leadership Academy from the Effingham YMCA met with local state legislators Rep. Jon Burns and Rep. Ann Purcell at a special meeting on at the Effingham County Administrative Complex in Springfield.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College has promoted two members of its administrative staff to leadership roles and announces new leadership for the faculty senate.
The Ebenezer Middle School Chorus and Show Choir, under the direction of Lawanda D. Allen, presented its winter concert to a large crowd. The combined grade levels spanned the entire width of the stage as they sang the final numbers of the evening along with the show choir.
Effingham County high school students and teachers will drive ahead with the 4x4 block scheduling.
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.