Covenant Christian Academy is hosting an open house on Thursday at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. The morning session will be held at the school, located at 505 N. Laurel Street in Springfield. The evening session will be held at Life Baptist Church on Highway 21, south of Springfield, which is the school's new location for 2007-2008.
Next fall, science classes at South Effingham High School will offer more interactive student and teacher participation than in the past thanks to a grant from the Planters Telephone Foundation. According to SEHS Media Specialist Carolyn Kessler, the grant will pay to outfit three classrooms with interactive boards called SchoolPad, software to operate them, ceiling-mounted projectors, quality projection screens, and complete installation for the three classrooms.
Savannah State University's (SSU) Department of Political Science, Public Administration and Urban Studies, in cooperation with the SSU Pre-Law Society, will sponsor a workshop for individuals who plan to attend law school.
The Utilities Protection Center of Georgia's mascot, Digger Dog, visited Rincon and Marlow Elementary schools in Effingham to encourage students in second and third grades to "Call Before You Dig." Sharing safety information and to have a bit of fun, Digger explained the importance of not damaging underground utility lines by digging safely, what not to do around overhead power lines and how to be safe if the lines are down. He also described the ...
MACON - Mercer University freshmen Bailey Brianne Elliott of Guyton and Kristin L. Reid of Rincon were recently inducted into the Mercer chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.
The ECHS FFA held its annual banquet Tuesday night at the school and is marking 50 years as an organization this year. The event drew nearly 250 people.
Mrs. Wood's Kindergarten class at Springfield Elementary put on a performance of "High School Musical" for the entire school on April 20. The extras for the performance came from children of the faculty and staff.
Preschool students, students entering sixth grade and any child entering any grade for the first time will be required to meet some new immunization rules before they can start school next fall, according to new Georgia state laws.
The Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) will recognize two South Effingham Middle School students, Michael Edwards and Emilia Truluck. These students will be honored at the state recognition ceremony to be held at Georgia Southern University on May 22.
Effingham County Board of Education Board-Administration Workshop April 27-29 Augusta Marriott Hotel Augusta Friday 5 p.m., Call to Order & Adoption of Agenda 5:05 p.m., Budget Workshop 6:30 p.m., Break/Snack 6:45 p.m., Return to Budget Workshop 8 p.m., Adjourn Saturday 9 a.m., Dr. Slade Helmly and SPLOSTs 10 a.m., Dr. Colleen Webb to discuss Special Ed laws/issues 11:30 a.m., Break for lunch 1 p.m., Jeffrey Williams from Consortium for Adequate Funding 3 p.m., Break 3:30 ...
Betty Jean Ferguson is looking forward to moving back to an elementary school next school year.
Children who need help preparing for kindergarten are getting a head start through the Effingham County school system's preschool intervention program.
Effingham County Middle School will have a new principal in the fall. After five years at South Effingham High School, Rob Porterfield, the current SEHS athletic director and an assistant principal, will be taking over at ECMS. "I'm really looking forward to working with the faculty," he said. "(I'm) looking forward to setting some goals for our school, and collectively working with the faculty to try to achieve those goals. (We have) a big challenge ...
Springfield Elementary School honored its young authors and illustrators during a ceremony on March 27.
President Les Brinson My name is Les Brinson and I am the 2006-2007 president for the South Effingham FFA chapter. I am thankful that I have had FFA as a part of my high school career. Without a doubt it has helped me mature and excel during my short time in high school. I have enjoyed showing livestock, competing and attending state and national conventions along with other FFA functions. I am also very thankful ...
ALBANY–Dana Shores of Rincon received an award for Outstanding Scholar at Darton College's recent Honors and Awards Convocation.
COCHRAN-Middle Georgia College Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Mary Ellen Wilson, has announced that two students from Effingham County were cited for scholastic achievement during MGC's spring 2011 semester.
TIGERVILLE, S.C.-North Greenville University has recognized Asaleverne Romell Wright from Rincon for his academic accomplishments by naming him to the Dean's List for the spring 2011 semester.
ATLANTA-The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia and its Office of Adult Education (OAE) has voted to rescind a planned increase in the GED test fees for Georgia's adult learners. The TCSG will wait until at least early next year to reconsider the cost.
Effingham 4-H'ers attend leadership conference at Burton 4-H Center on Tybee with 4-H'ers from 39 counties.
The first cohort the Effingham County Board of Education's Aspiring Leaders completed the program this year and were recognized for their work.
It was standing room only at Rebel Field on a sunny, warm Saturday evening as nearly 410 young men and women became the newest alumni of Effingham County HIgh School. Each member of the class carried a balloon to their seat, and many wrote personal messages on their balloons to commemorate three classmates who were killed in separate auto accidents.
Family and friends were not deterred by the dark purple clouds rolling over The Corral on Friday evening. They packed the stands and crowded the fences around the field to watch 353 Mustangs receive their South Effingham High School diplomas. Luckily, only a few drops of rain were felt, and the clouds rolled on as SEHS chorus teacher Ray Ellis called each of the graduates to step across the stage.
Effingham County school lunch prices will increase five cents next year in compliance with a federally mandated provision for school systems nationwide.
State Leader of Georgia 4-H Arch Smith shared his wisdom with local 4-H'ers during the annual 4-H Award banquet. 4-H'ers were recognized for their efforts in a number of programs including leadership, Project Achievement, Consumer Judging, Project S.A.F.E (Shooting Sports Education Program)
Effingham County High School senior Emily Woods, the daughter of Jim and Lisa Woods of Springfield, has been honored by Georgia Public Broadcasting as a 2010-11 Academic All-Star Athlete. Woods was nominated by ECHS Principal Yancy Ford, who presented her with a plaque at class night. The school also received a plaque, which will be placed in the ECHS trophy case.
Aaron Gonzalez was awarded a Air National Guard scholarship to Georgia Military College for more than $42,000.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.-George Gray of Rincon was awarded a master of fine arts in acting from the School of Communication and the Arts at Regent University on May 7. Gray was one of approximately 1,153 graduates at Regent, one of the nation's leading Christian universities.
As the Effingham County High School class of 2011 finally sees the light at the end of this school year, its top three students reflected on the highs and lows of the year but are ready for the next chapter.
Today, South Effingham High School's class of 2011 will visit The Corral for the last time to walk across the stage toward their futures. And for this year's valedictorian, Rajal Patel, moving on is "bittersweet."