The cafeteria at South Effingham Elementary School was transformed into an art gallery Tuesday night as parents, students and staff came out to see and buy student artwork.
The Effingham County Board of Education recognized the FFA group representing South Effingham schools for receiving the Herdsman Award in February at the State Fair in Perry.
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.
There were nine contestants in this year's Miss SEHS pageant, but freshman Natalie Starling took the tiara.
Forget Paris and New York, fashion has hit Effingham. Saturday, eight student designers and their models did their little turns on the catwalk at South Effingham High's 4th annual Fashion Show, themed "Dusk to Dawn." Either alone or in teams, these designers worked outside of school since September to create clothing in three categories: "Plant Life," "Different….But the Same" and "Go Green!" For "Plant Life," the students used the botanical world to inspire their designs. ...
Hundreds of Effingham County Middle School students stayed after school not for detention, but in the name of science on April 8.
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.
Effingham County Board of Education members and staff have begun looking at possible ways to trim its thinning budget even more.
Effingham County Board of Education members have approved a five-year facilities plan that included building a new high school to support the projected population growth in the county.
The Effingham County Board of Education has approved a recommendation to temporarily integrate pre-kindergarten and pre-school intervention students into their district elementary schools beginning next fall.
Effingham County has been approved to receive an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant for $300,000 from the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority to implement energy savings projects into the community.
The Effingham County Middle School seventh grade band received Straight Superior ratings for their performance and an Excellent rating in sight reading on stage at the District 1 Band Festival held at Armstrong Atlantic State University on March 12.
Ebenezer Middle School Sixth grade Robert Allen, Mary Anthony, Avery Beacham, Courtney Beasley, Claire Bergner, Loren Billeiter, Benjamin Brennan, Adam Bryant, Devony Calaway, Jacalyn Carper, Taylor Close, Haley Coulter, Addison Cowart, Daniel Cribbs, Scott Cribbs, Solimar Darien, Josey Denney, Chandler Drew, Chelsea Eddy, Ian Edmonds, Marvin Evans, Ryley Flathman, Lila Fort, Caitlyn Foster, Arianna Fournier, Sheldon Froehlich, Jonah Frost, Atiya Goethe, Parker Gordy, Nicholas Goss, Erin Goudeau, Ethan Granstrom, Elisabeth Habersham, Kayla Hancock, Layton Harrell, ...
Winners for the Young Authors Writing Competition in Effingham County were recognized at the last board of education meeting.
The Effingham County High School FFA Agricultural Mechanics Team recently placed fifth at the State FFA Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event.
Effingham County 4-H'ers attended State Congress in Atlanta from July 19-22 and returned home with high honors. The 4-H State Congress brings students from all over Georgia together to compete in project achievement areas at the state level.
Final numbers aren't quite tallied, but the Effingham County Board of Education should close the 2011 financial year considerably stronger than FY 2010.
Georgia Southern University has been named one of America's Best Colleges by Forbes magazine, whose ranking includes the top 20 percent of colleges and universities based on the "student's point of view." The honor is the latest for the growing university that expects to welcome a record 20,000 students to its campus when fall semester classes begin Aug. 22.
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.