Georgia Southern University will honor its largest-ever graduating class at Spring Commencement on May 8 at 9 a.m. at Paulson Stadium. Approximately 2,900 graduates are receiving their degrees this spring, including more than 2,400 who will participate in the formal ceremony.
Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded $5,000 for a winning pin in a national pin design contest and $5,000 for a winning T-shirt design in a national T-shirt design contest to South Effingham High School.
The public is invited to attend an informational meeting on May 7 to discuss and have the opportunity to provide input and jointly develop the programs under the No Child Left Behind Act. These programs include Title I, Title II Part A, Title II Part D, Title V and the Even Start Family Literacy Program.
In Yvonne Arnsdorff's Effingham County High School 10th grade biology class, the students crowded around front as a young man in a clean white lab coat coached them through the chemical reaction taking place before them.
The week before prom, Effingham County High School junior class officers began promoting safe prom by taking cards to local florists and tuxedo rental shops with a poem, "The decisions you make on prom night can change your life. So party responsibly and take care of yourself and your friends." Flyers with the same message were printed and distributed on students' cars the night of prom.
With the current special purpose local option sales tax coming to an end, Dr. Slade Helmly presented the school board a draft of plans for the renewed SPLOST IV and recommended a referendum for its approval be placed on the November ballot.
Because of their exceptional academic abilities, 38 seventh graders from Effingham County qualified for participation in the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) 7th Grade Talent Search, sponsored by Duke University.