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Zittrouer first in livestock show

On July 23 and 24 the Georgia Limousin Association held its annual Field Day and Livestock Show at the University of Georgia's Livestock Arena in Athens.
Macy Zittrouer competed in the livestock judging, and livestock show. In the livestock judging, senior division Zittrouer was the high scorer and was second overall scorer in all divisions (adults and students). In senior showmanship, Zittrouer placed second, and in class, her heifer placed third.

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


SEHS FFA reels in fun with fishing, ‘Olympics’

The South Effingham High School recently held a fishing tournament and Redneck Olympics Games. The event was held at the University of Georgia Warnell Forestry Center in Guyton on Aug. 21.
Weigh-in started at 3 p.m. The fishing tournament winners in all the different categories received $25 gift cards to Bass Pro Shops. Dallas Dasher won the biggest catfish category, with his catfish weighing in at a whopping 16 pounds. He also won the biggest pan fish with the weight of 9 ounces. Cyndilee Cone won the biggest bass with 2 pounds.
The chapter then showed off its skinning ...

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Locals make Darton merit list

Three Effingham County students have been named to the Merit List at Darton College in Albany for the summer 2010 semester.
Robert J. Schmelter of Guyton and Joshua B. Conner and Dana L. Shores of Rincon all earned the honor.
To qualify for the merit list, students must be part-time and have earned a 3.4 or higher grade point average.

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Utter graduates from VSU

Elizabeth Ann Utter of Guyton has earned a Master of Education, specializing in communication disorders, from Valdosta State University. Utter graduated with the summer 2010 class.
Roxanne Marie Torres was named to the dean's list at Valdosta State for the summer 2010 term. To make the dean's list, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and must have a semester GPA of at least 3.5 with at least nine hours of course work.

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Business partner chips in for Sand Hill

Thanks to a $1,000 donation from Sit and Sleep, students at Sand Hill Elementary may not even notice that the school's media center budget was cut by $4,000 this year. The school plans to use the generous donation to purchase new reading software that can be used in each of its 21st century classrooms.
"It will be like having Amazon Kindle at Sand Hill," explained SHES Principal Kristen Richards.
The software, called Tumblebooks, will allow teachers to download books using their Interwrite systems, which the students can then view and read together on a projection screen.
"Having ...

September 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


GSU announces dean’s list for summer 2010

Georgia Southern University recently recognized 157 students for excellence in academics on the 2010 summer semester dean's list. To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. Those from
Effingham County earning dean's list recognition are:
Terri J Raines of Guyton
Tiffany N Weaver of Guyton
Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers 110 degree programs serving more than 19,000 students. Through eight colleges, the university offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs built ...

September 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Local students make GSU’s president’s list

Georgia Southern University recently recognized 86 students for excellence in academics on the 2010 summer semester president's list. To be eligible for the president's list, a student must have at least a 4.0 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.
Those students from Effingham County earning the distinction are:
Ashley N Brunson of Rincon
Cia N King of Springfield
Danielle E Scudder of Rincon
Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers 110 degree programs serving more than 19,000 students. Through eight colleges, the university offers bachelors, masters and ...

September 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


School board wrestles with Federal Jobs Fund money

As they wait for more information for the state, the Effingham County Board of Education continues to weigh its options for spending the $2.1 million allocated from the federal Education Jobs Fund.
The state of Georgia receive $315 million of the $10 billion fund to distribute to its 180 school districts for the purpose of paying school system employee salaries and benefits, with Effingham County receiving $2,131,833. The funds can replace salaries and benefits as well as calendar reduction days.
"Although we don't have all the details yet, but what we're anticipating doing at this ...

September 02, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


BoE gets breathing room

The Effingham County school system learned last week it likely will receive more than $2.1 million in federal funding to direct toward staff salaries and benefits.
The expedited passing of the Education Jobs Fund released $10 billion for strapped states and school systems to use for k-12 employee salaries and benefits, which the government anticipates will save as many as 160,000 jobs. After taking 2 percent allowed for the state, the state
Department of Education distributed $315 million among its 180 school systems using the Quality Basic Education (QBE) funding formula, which accounts for a district's student ...

August 30, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


School board backs lawsuit

The Effingham County school board has joined a statewide suit against the Georgia Charter School Commission.
Nine school districts filed the lawsuit against a law giving the Georgia Charter School Commission control over charter school petitions. They are now appealing a decision from the Superior Court of Fulton County that ruled in favor of the Georgia Charter School Commission to the Georgia Supreme Court.
And the Georgia School Boards Association and the Georgia School Superintendents Association are corralling as many districts as possible to join in filing the amicus brief stating the position of the school systems. The Effingham County ...

August 30, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


ECHS has reason to celebrate

Faculty and staff at Effingham County High School celebrated the school hitting the 80 percent graduation rate. Its graduation rate for 2009 was 77.8 percent. A banner and a cake for faculty and staff helped mark the achievement.

August 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Starting the year together

Pre-K teachers at Marlow Elementary School started off the year with units "All about Me" and "Families." Parents and grandparents were invited to come read to the students during small group and circle time.

August 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Georgia a winner in Race to the Top

Georgia has been selected as a winner by the U.S. Department of Education for the second round of "Race to the Top" grants. The state is projected to receive $400 million over four years to implement its plan.
"While this has seemed more like a marathon at times, now the real race begins," said Gov. Sonny Perdue. "I want to thank our Race to the Top teams, including teachers, principals, superintendents and other education professionals, for their hard work in preparing a great application.
This is truly a unique opportunity to implement a Georgia-created plan that will accelerate our ...

August 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Rutland earns degree from Louisiana Tech

James Brian Rutland of Springfield was awarded a doctor of philosophy at Louisiana Tech University's summer quarter commencement.
Commencement exercises were held Aug. 19, with diplomas awarded to 276 graduates.

August 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


STC offer building courses online

SAVANNAH-This fall, students studying Construction Management will be able to take four of the required major courses online for the first time including Blueprint Reading, Construction Safety, Materials and Fasteners, and Construction Drafting I. These courses are required for both the diploma and associate degree in Construction Management.
"We're giving our students more options," said department head and instructor Dan Krautheimer. "If someone can't get to campus during the day, they'll be able to take some of the construction classes online."
The college plans to offer four more courses online beginning in January 2011. The more ...

August 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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Schools open to more than 11,000 students

The Effingham County School System welcomed 11,255 students through the doors on the first day of school Thursday, not counting the number of children ...

August 04, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Back-to-school blowout packs 'em in

The annual back-to-school blowout drew another big crowd to the Effingham County High School gym, as students and parents picked up school supplies, infor

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Cool treats for a good cause at The Learning Treehouse

Summer campers at The Learning Treehouse hosted an Alex's Lemonade Stand to raise money for childhood cancer research. Campers, in grades kindergarten through fifth ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education


FCCLA members shine with gold at STAR events

Two students from Effingham College and Career Academy (ECCA) FCCLA and one student from South Effingham County High School (SEHS) FCCLA joined more than 8 ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Proposed school calendars available online for review and comment

The Effingham County Board of Education has the proposed 2017-18 and 2018-19 school year calendars available for public comment. The comment period runs through Aug ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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