Young leaders from Effingham County High School are part of the Effingham Family Connection, Communities in Schools, Youth Advisory Council.
Rincon Elementary School has established a new Junior Beta Club chapter. It consists of fifth grade students who have met the set criteria for becoming members. The new members have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, exemplified worthy character, and maintained a commendable attitude throughout the first semester of the 2010-11 school term.
Georgia Pacific pitches in at Effingham County High School by donating paper products to the school.
The Effingham County School System recently completed vision, dental and hearing screenings on each of its 480 pre-k students in preparation for their transition to kindergarten next fall.
Guyton Elementary enjoyed a fun night with students and their families on Feb. 10. The theme was "Put Your Heart into Learning."
On Monday, Effingham County's Guyton Elementary and Chick-fil-A will be teaming up to raise money for Relay for Life and to enjoy a Read Across America night with students and parents.
Springfield Elementary fourth-graders held their annual wax museum, where students stood frozen in time until visitors stepped in front of them. They students explained the historic significance of their characters.
With newest member Mose Mock as the lone dissenter, the Effingham Board of Education approved a recommendation to adjust middle school district lines at its Feb. 17 meeting held at Effingham County Middle School, where a majority of the students impacted will attend in the fall.
Betty Milton was awarded as the February parent of the month by Rincon Elementary School for her involvement and dedication to her nephew's education and special needs.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Effingham County Hussars, Chapter No. 2285, presented its annual Georgia Day program to Guyton Elementary School fifth graders.
Lauren Morgan, an eighth grader at Ebenezer Middle School, was crowned as Miss EMS 2011 in the pageant held recently at the school.
South Effingham High FBLA members participated in the recent Region Competition held in Jesup, with three of them earning first place finishes.
CLINTON, S.C.- Caitlin Ryan Fowler, a junior early childhood education major from Guyton, was named to the Dean's List at Presbyterian College for maintaining at least a 3.5 grade point average for the Fall 2010 semester:
Hanna Schoen, a rising senior at South Effingham High School, has been selected to represent Georgia as a National Youth Delegate to the 2011 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.
Fourth graders at Springfield Elementary will become frozen in time, so to speak, on Friday, when they pose as figures in a wax museum representing the historical characters they have spent several weeks researching.
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.
The 2011 Summer Reading Program is under way at both Effingham branches of Live Oak Public Libraries through Aug. 19. This year's theme is "One World, Many Stories." The annual program is for ages 0 to 18 and helps maintain or increase reading levels over the long school break.
Accompanied by six members of the certified volunteer coaching staff, 19 qualifying Junior and Senior competitors advanced to compete at the State Target Challenge match held in May.
Assistant Superintendent Gregg Arnsdorff finished a promising moments presentation earlier at the Effingham County Board of Education's meeting Wednesday on the most recent official and unofficial test scores, most of which saw impressive gains this year.
Time is running out to sign up for this year's summer arts camp hosted by the Effingham Council for the Arts.