Russ Hillman is building his eighth kayak with his architectural drawing and design class at the Effingham Career Academy to show them that if they can draw it, they can build it.
Although property tax collections declined in February and March, the Effingham County Board of Education continues to draw closer to meeting its budgeted revenue of approximately $26 million.
Effingham County Middle School in Springfield will be sponsoring a regional Battlefront Miniatures Tournament Saturday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at ECMS. Battlefront Miniature clubs are found nationwide.
Rendi DeGenaro has been selected as Rincon Elementary's April Parent of the Month. She is employed at I'll Be Your Best Friend Academy and is the mother of Kaden-Deen, Pre-K student at RES; Camryn, a fifth grader at RES; Hannah, a sixth grader at Ebenezer Middle School; and A'Lexis, a ninth grade student at Effingham County High School. DeGenaro was nominated for this award by Kaden-Deen's teacher, Judy Perry. Perry stated DeGenaro was very involved ...
On April 2, the Effingham County Pre-K Parent and Child Together program collaborated with the Rincon Branch of the Effingham County Library for this year's second "Daddy and Me" session.
Elizabeth Heyden and Marlie Smith, both juniors at South Effingham High School, recently participated in the Savannah College of Art and Design's "SCAD Challenge," an international 2-D and 3-D art competition for high school juniors and seniors.
Team members from the Effingham Career Academy's Architecture and Design lab and students from business classes at both high schools recently participated in a new project organized by local logistic industry leaders. Called "Follow the Container," the program gives students a sneak peak into not only what's shipped in a container, but also how the containers come off the ship, through the port, over the road, and into and out of the warehouse.
The State Board of Education approved State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge's plan to phase out the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT). Students who enter high school in fall 2011 will no longer take the GHSGT in English, math, social studies and science, in order to graduate. This new plan will require students to pass all required courses, and the End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) would now count 20 percent of a student's final grade, rather ...
Georgia Southern University will welcome two of its alumni back to campus as Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Dan T. Cathy and Georgia Chamber of Commerce President Chris Clark have been selected to serve as spring 2011 commencement speakers. The annual ceremonies are scheduled for May 13 (graduate) and May 14 (undergraduate).
Blandford Elementary First grade Paige Addington, Seriah Ancil, Harrison Ashlock, Sha'Kynah Baker, Sina Ballew, Jace Barrs, Alexis Belcher, Chapman Bennett, Aidan Bernard, Cassie Biggers, Julian Boland, Leannah Bowden, Jacob Bragg, Katherine Britt, Journi Brown, Parker Brownley, Timothy Burnsed, Emma Carroll, Colton Cassidy, Rachel Collins, Jazmin Creel, Brandon Davis, Christopher Davis, Franklin Davis, Tariq Echols, Kamryn Ellis, Ryan Flood, Luke Floyd, Donald Fludd, Kaitlyn Fludd, Darrell Fowler, Jacob Galindez, Bradley Gangewere, Caitlynn Grayson, Benjamin Griffin, Tyler ...
ATLANTA-Georgia's adult learners who want to earn their General Educational Development (GED®) diploma will soon have to pay more for the test following changes to the fee structure by the national administrator of the GED Testing Service.
Effingham County played a pivotal role in launching the Georgia Department of Education's state-wide Student Longitudinal Data System, which gives the state, the district, schools, teachers and parents access to data that allows them to make informed decisions about student learning.
Because of their exceptional academic abilities, 27 seventh graders from Effingham County qualified for participation in the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) 7th Grade Talent Search, sponsored by Duke University.
It is not uncommon to hear an employee of the Effingham County School System refer to his or her "school family" when discussing something going on at that school.
Camille Vernava, left, was crowned Miss Effingham County Middle School 2011 during the "Candy Land" themed pageant held March 5. Vernava, a sixth grader, also won formal wear and casual wear awards.
Cadets from Effingham County High School's Air Force JROTC recently attended the annual Summer Leadership School (SLS) at Mercer University for a week, and several were recognized for their successes and achievement.
In an effort to serve the needs of the community, Teach Right, a locally owned and operated educational supply store, has announced plans for summer workshops for teachers and parents, and play-days for children. Owner Marian Hodge announced that there would be no charge for the events; however, materials from the workshop presentations would be available for purchase.
The Effingham County High School Class of 1966 enjoyed its 45th reunion on June 11th at Holiday Inn Express in Port Wentworth.
Plum Creek has awarded a $2,000 scholarship to an Effingham County high school graduate. Plum Creek annually awards scholarships to exemplary high school seniors who plan to continue their education after graduation. The scholarships recognize students who demonstrate academic excellence, involvement in school and community activities, and overall achievement throughout their high school careers. William Claxton is the recipient for Effingham County.
Superintendent Randy Shearouse and the Effingham County School Board fielded concerns and questions from taxpayers over the anticipated revenue hole in the fiscal year 2012 budget as final tax digest projections remain uncertain.
With recent changes to the HOPE Scholarship Program that go into effect this fall, the East Georgia College Foundation has made funds available to incoming freshmen for the 2011-12 award year. This funding will be used to help defray costs as a supplemental scholarship for HOPE Scholars graduating from high school on or after Dec. 1, 2010. Funds will be awarded on a first come, first served basis to qualified applicants at $125 for fall ...
Even during tough economic conditions Georgia's public university system remains a powerful economic engine for the state as chronicled in a newly released report. The Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business found that the University System of Georgia had a $12.6 billion economic impact on the state's economy during Fiscal Year 2010.
HeritageBank of the South announces Andrew Lewis Faircloth as winner of the East Region HBOS College Scholarship.
The approval by the Board of Regents to change the institutional missions of two of the University System of Georgia's (USG) current two-year colleges - South Georgia College in Douglas and East Georgia College in Swainsboro - to that of a "state college" will allow them to offer limited bachelor's degree programs.
Georgia Southern University's growing national reputation received an eco-boost from The Princeton Review with the recent release of "The Princeton Review's Guide to 311 Green Colleges." Georgia Southern joins a select list of colleges and universities that have been recognized in the 2011 annual ranking.
Ebenezer Middle School recently handed out postseason honors.
U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) has congratulated four students from the 12th District for having been appointed to the nation's military academies for the class of 2015, including Courtney Anne Beck of Guyton. Each student received a nomination from Barrow.
The Effingham County Retired Educators held their annual banquet recently at New Ebenezer Retreat Center. New officers were installed. They are Patsy Zeigler, vice president; Barbara Strickland, president; Faye Zeigler, secretary; and Carolyn Kessler, treasurer.