Young leaders from Effingham County High School are part of the Effingham Family Connection, Communities in Schools, Youth Advisory Council.
Rincon Elementary School has established a new Junior Beta Club chapter. It consists of fifth grade students who have met the set criteria for becoming members. The new members have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, exemplified worthy character, and maintained a commendable attitude throughout the first semester of the 2010-11 school term.
Georgia Pacific pitches in at Effingham County High School by donating paper products to the school.
The Effingham County School System recently completed vision, dental and hearing screenings on each of its 480 pre-k students in preparation for their transition to kindergarten next fall.
Guyton Elementary enjoyed a fun night with students and their families on Feb. 10. The theme was "Put Your Heart into Learning."
On Monday, Effingham County's Guyton Elementary and Chick-fil-A will be teaming up to raise money for Relay for Life and to enjoy a Read Across America night with students and parents.
Springfield Elementary fourth-graders held their annual wax museum, where students stood frozen in time until visitors stepped in front of them. They students explained the historic significance of their characters.
With newest member Mose Mock as the lone dissenter, the Effingham Board of Education approved a recommendation to adjust middle school district lines at its Feb. 17 meeting held at Effingham County Middle School, where a majority of the students impacted will attend in the fall.
Betty Milton was awarded as the February parent of the month by Rincon Elementary School for her involvement and dedication to her nephew's education and special needs.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Effingham County Hussars, Chapter No. 2285, presented its annual Georgia Day program to Guyton Elementary School fifth graders.
Lauren Morgan, an eighth grader at Ebenezer Middle School, was crowned as Miss EMS 2011 in the pageant held recently at the school.
South Effingham High FBLA members participated in the recent Region Competition held in Jesup, with three of them earning first place finishes.
CLINTON, S.C.- Caitlin Ryan Fowler, a junior early childhood education major from Guyton, was named to the Dean's List at Presbyterian College for maintaining at least a 3.5 grade point average for the Fall 2010 semester:
Hanna Schoen, a rising senior at South Effingham High School, has been selected to represent Georgia as a National Youth Delegate to the 2011 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.
Fourth graders at Springfield Elementary will become frozen in time, so to speak, on Friday, when they pose as figures in a wax museum representing the historical characters they have spent several weeks researching.
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.
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.