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Writing scores dip for eighth-graders

Reflecting the results across the region and state, Effingham County's scores declined slightly this year from last year on Georgia's Eighth-Grade Writing Assessment.

April 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Chalk one up at Habersham School

Students at The Habersham School in Rincon put on a colorful display of school spirit Friday.

April 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system finds comfort zone in budget

The Effingham County Board of Education's initial projections for its fiscal year 2015 budget are for revenues to exceed expenses by $1.6 million.

April 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Guyton Elementary enjoys spring festival

The threat of rain on Saturday moved Guyton Elementary School's spring festival inside, but the fundraiser for a variety of school projects still drew a big crowd.

April 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


South Effingham’s HOSA aims for 100 pints of blood

The South Effingham High School HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) club will host its second Red Cross blood drive of the 2013-14 school year April 11 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the school gymnasium.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Springfield’s own Madame Tussaud’s

Springfield Elementary School fourth-graders portrayed historical figures and events in the school's annual "wax museum."

March 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Parent University gears up for year’s final session

Parent University-Effingham will host its final session of the 2013-14 school year April 5 at Effingham County Middle School.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECHS to host autism awareness 5K Saturday

Effingham County High School will host a 5K run/walk for autism awareness April 5 at Rebel Field.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Parent University gets grant

Parent University-Effingham received a $500 grant from Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Effingham County.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Pictures at an exhibition

Artwork from all Effingham County schools was on display last week in the annual district-wide art exhibition.

March 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEHS students show their talents

Thirteen acts performed in South Effingham High School's annual talent show, a fundraiser for the school's drama and choral departments.

March 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Young Farmers auction raises money for scholarships

The Effingham County Young Farmers raised $11,754 in their annual auction Tuesday at Effingham County High School.

March 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system accomodates all requests to stay put

Parents who asked for their children not to be transferred from Blandford or Rincon elementary schools to another school next year got their wish.

March 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Taking the right path

South Effingham High School juniors and seniors took turns Wednesday trying to walk a straight line for nine steps - while wearing goggles simulating having a blood alcohol content of .25, or three times the legal limit.

March 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H’ers shine at Project Achievement

Fifteen Effingham County 4-H members competed at the Southeast District Project Achievement competition at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, including two who earned first-place finishes to advance to the state competition.

March 27, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


MLK Jr. Day poster, essay contest winners announced

Winners in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day poster and essay contest will be honored during the youth program, set for Monday at noon ...

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Education


BoE to get new RES floor plans soon

Floor plan designs for a new Rincon Elementary School could be in the Effingham County School System's hands soon.

January 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Mock trial provides a real learning experience

The judge issued his sentence of the defendant, much to the delight of the gallery - full of Effingham County Middle School sixth-graders.

January 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Lein's artwork draws statewide attention

Springfield Elementary School fifth-grader Wyatt Lein, was recently recognized by the Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety and for his winning poster submission to the ...

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn honors at East Georgia

The following students have been named to East Georgia State College's fall semester 2015 dean's honor and dean's merit lists.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Youmans makes dean’s list at Dean College

FRANKLIN, MASS.-Eliza Youmans from Guyton has been named to the dean's list at Dean College for the fall 2015 semester.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Diplomas available for those who didn’t pass GHSGT

On March 30, 2015, Gov. Nathan Deal signed the Emancipation Diploma Bill (HB 91) into law.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Striving Reader grant to help bolster literacy

Four Effingham County schools will be putting plans into action for a $1.4 million grant.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Gnann makes president's list at Georgia College

MILLEDGEVILLE-Hunter Gnann of Springfield has completed courses with exemplary marks and made the president's list for 2015 fall semester at Georgia College in ...

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Ryan wheels in a new Harley for ECCA

Michael Ryan's proficiency in repairing a Harley-Davidson motorcycle earned the Effingham College and Career Academy a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Students set high marks on new Milestones

Effingham County students' scores on the new Milestones tests were welcomed gladly by school system officials.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


ECCA holds winter coat drive

Effingham College and Career Academy students and the FCCLA held a winter coat drive this month, bringing in 1,281 items such as coats, scarves ...

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students named to GCSU fall dean’s list

The following local students completed courses with exemplary marks and made the dean's list for the 2015 fall semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville ...

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Nix receives Georgia Power grant

Owen Nix, a chemistry teacher at Effingham County High School, received the Geprgia Power first-year teacher's grant.

December 16, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Wilkins earns Teacher Leader Scholarship

Jenny Wilkins, a reading recovery teacher at Marlow Elementary School, received a Teacher Leader Scholarship Award.

December 16, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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