The winter concert of the SEHS bands was presented earlier this month. Directed by Sean McBride and Michael Nestor, with guest conductor Somi Benson-Jaja, several different musical groups from the school's band program performed. Jaja served as a student teacher for the program until his graduation from Armstrong Atlantic State University. The evening's performances included the jazz bands I and II, the clarinet choir, flute, wind and percussion ensembles, the concert and symphonic bands, ...
Are students being tested too much? That's what one Effingham Board of Education member wanted to know after results of the Georgia High School Writing Test and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills were presented. "I just feel we're testing our kids a lot," school board member Troy Alford said. "Are we testing them too much? I don't know. There's just so much pressure put on these kids." Assistant Superintendent Greg Arnsdorff noted that the ...
Effingham County Schools' students are holding their own against students across the nation and the state, according to recent test results.
Students were chosen by their grade level teachers to represent their team as Citizen of the Month for November at South Effingham Middle School were: Lauren Adams, Raquel Hazzard, Miranda Arrington, Steven Patterson, Alex Jonas, Conner Rickman, Liam Bending, Kenneth LaFleur and Nathaniel Robinson.
The Effingham County High School Calculus Club celebrated Down Syndrome Awareness month during the month of October by raising funds for the local Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society. They raised money through a raffle and by collecting donations in their piggy banks during their annual "Dimes for Down Syndrome" campaign. This year, the club raised a record $1,321.35 through their efforts.
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - Gardner-Webb University announces that Jennifer Gomez of Rincon was among a total of nearly 300 students who recently graduated during its 2009 fall commencement exercises.Gomez received a BS in Physical Education.
Britt Dance Company brought in Los Angeles-based dance choreographer Rustin Matthews earlier this year. Matthews is a professional dancer as well as one of the best choreographers in the industry.
Effingham High School Principal Yancy Ford hosted a Family Pajama party for this year's and last year's Effingham County High School Pre-K students. More than 100 students and family members attended this event and students and their families enjoyed pizza, popcorn, and drinks.
Two Effingham County teens graduated from the National Guard-sponsored Youth Challenge Academy on Dec. 19 at commencement ceremonies in Macon.
TIFTON - Billy W. Brown II of Guyton has been named to the dean's list at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College for the fall term.
Approximately 600 Effingham County students received the H1N1 vaccine last week at one of the two clinics open to students in pre-k through 12th grade.
The students of the Christian Leadership Academy from the Effingham YMCA met with local state legislators Rep. Jon Burns and Rep. Ann Purcell at a special meeting on at the Effingham County Administrative Complex in Springfield.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College has promoted two members of its administrative staff to leadership roles and announces new leadership for the faculty senate.
The Ebenezer Middle School Chorus and Show Choir, under the direction of Lawanda D. Allen, presented its winter concert to a large crowd. The combined grade levels spanned the entire width of the stage as they sang the final numbers of the evening along with the show choir.
Effingham County high school students and teachers will drive ahead with the 4x4 block scheduling.
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.
The South Effingham Middle School FFA chapter held its annual banquet May 21. During the banquet students who participated in career development events, exhibited livestock and those who earned their Discovery Degree were recognized and presented certificates during the ceremony.
Young Harris College President Cathy Cox is pleased to announce that Victoria Diane Hilton has been named to the Young Harris College dean's list for the Spring 2011 semester. Students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or better are eligible to be named to the dean's list.
Business, education and community leaders throughout the county joined forces at Effingham Career Academy Tuesday morning to discuss how to prepare Effingham students for the 21st Century workforce.
As a whole, the Effingham County School System saw gains as scores came in for the Grade 5 Writing Assessment and the Georgia High School Graduation Test, as well as unofficial scores the Georgia Criterion Reference Competency Test.