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School system to upgrade students’ computer access

The Effingham County School System is taking steps to provide more computer access for its students, according to information technology and media services coordinator Jeff Lariscy.

August 22, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEHS senior named FFA national finalist

Three years of commitment and hard work on a project has paid off with national recognition for a South Effingham High School student.

August 22, 2013 | Staff report | Education


4-H'ers take part in state council

This year's state 4-H Council featured activities to keep 4-H'ers sharpening their heroic leadership skills. Those in attendance from Effingham County were Marci Delcampo, Logan McDonald, Dana Mincey, Alex Parrish, Sophie Usher, Hannah Weitman and Lexie Wells, who also ran for office as a potential candidate for state board.

August 19, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Dress code inconsistency rankles students, parent

Two South Effingham High School students and one parent complained to the Effingham County Board of Education on Thursday about enforcement they called inconsistent and punishment seen as unfair for dress code violations in the initial days of this school year.

August 19, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


STC’s new aviation training center now ready for takeoff

SAVANNAH - Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson, Savannah Technical College President Kathy Love and guests celebrated the grand opening Monday of STC's Aviation Training Center.

August 19, 2013 | Staff report | Education


4-H visits Jacksonville Zoo

As summer vacation came to a close, 4-H'ers enjoyed the last of their many summer programs.

August 15, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Keel: GSU is ‘on the move’

Georgia Southern President Brooks Keel delivered his annual State of the University address to faculty and staff on Wednesday morning at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center during the annual fall convocation.

August 15, 2013 | Staff report | Education


ECHS FBLA officers attend training summit

Five officers from the Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Effingham County High School attended the Summer Leadership and Officer Training Summit (SLOTS) at Swainsboro High School in July.

August 12, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Effingham test scores beating state average

Effingham County students scored higher than the state average in every subject in every grade level on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests this past school year.

August 08, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Little change in enrollment for start of school year

The Effingham County School System began the 2013-14 academic year with nearly the same number of students as it had last year.

August 08, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Former first lady to speak at GSU

Former first lady Laura Bush will speak at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. The appearance by one of the most admired American first ladies is part of the university's Leadership Lecture Series which allows Georgia Southern students to learn from U.S. and world leaders.

August 08, 2013 | Staff report | Education


STC offers career training for GED students

Savannah Technical College is offering 30 GED-prep students the opportunity to begin training in welding or industrial systems at the Savannah campus, while studying for the GED this fall.

August 08, 2013 | Staff report | Education


A big night for 4-H

Junior and Senior club members were recognized and received awards for their achievements at the 4-H awards banquet. The banquet themed "4-H ... How Sweet It Is" focused on the experiences of 4-H through trips, events, honors, awards and opportunities. Natalie Starling, Senior club president and graduating senior, served as the mistress of ceremonies for the evening. Entertainment was provided by Hillary Usher.

August 05, 2013 | Staff report | Education


First day busy, but mostly smooth

Hanna Hodges certainly beat the crowd for her son Grant's first day of pre-kindergarten.

August 05, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Governor thanks SES principal for service

Springfield Elementary School Principal Terri Johnson was a special guest for a reception at the Governor's Mansion on July 31.

August 05, 2013 | Staff report | Education


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Award-winning author infuses Georgia history into her books

Pamela Bauer Mueller has twice received a Georgia Author of the Year award.

January 27, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Spelling out a winner at SHES

Sand Hill Elementary School's spelling bee went down to the "minute."

January 27, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn accolades

Browder named to Reinhardt dean's list

January 27, 2015 | Staff report | Education


School system among top 10 percent in CCRPI

Effingham County ranked among the top 10 percent of school districts in the state on the College and Career-Ready Performance Index for the 2013-14 school year.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


County's youth celebrate Martin Luther King's legacy

As part of Effingham County's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance, children and adults participated in the annual youth program Monday at the recreation department gym in Springfield.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham seniors attend GSU’s Scholars Day

STATESBORO - Eight students from Effingham County were among the more than 150 outstanding high school seniors recently invited to attend Georgia Southern University's Scholars Day.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Board members sworn in

The Effingham County Board of Education's first meeting of 2015 began with Beth Helmly and Robert Grant being sworn in.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Sand Hill students hear back from nation’s first lady

Some fifth-grade students at Sand Hill Elementary School wanted to voice their opinion about changes that have been made to their school lunches.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


State recognizes two Title I schools for performance

Two Effingham County schools earned recognition from the Georgia Department of Education as Title I reward schools this year.

January 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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