Georgia Southern University's "Student Success in First-Year Composition Conference" next month will bring high school English teachers and writing professors together to discuss how they help students become competent academic writers.
For Dr. Brooks Keel, one of the key factors that drew his interest to become president of Georgia Southern University was what he calls the college's "culture of being student centered." So, in his first week on the job as the college's new leader, Keel wants to have lunch with the student body. Just not all at the same time.
A year ago, a high school student's biggest concern may have been finding a prom date. But now many students' priorities are shifting toward their futures and finances as the recession becomes top-of-mind.
Members of the South Effingham High School Future Business Leaders of America wrapped up the first semester on Dec. 15 with a Christmas social. The members enjoyed food, fun and networking with each other.
Five Effingham County residents have been named to the dean's honor and merit lists at East Georgia College for the fall 2009 semester.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day Committee has announced the winners of the 2010 MLK Observance Day poster and essay contest for students in grades K-12.
Twenty-six students from Effingham County will be interviewing soon for acceptance to the Governor's Honors Program. GHP is a six-week summer instructional program housed at Valdosta State University and funded by the state.
At South Effingham High School, students in the credit recovery classes had an opportunity to receive a lap top computer for Christmas.
STATESBORO-Glenn Jackson and Taylor Roberson from Effingham County High School were two of the high school seniors invited to attend Georgia Southern University's Annual Southern Scholars Showcase in December at its main campus in Statesboro.
The Effingham County Board of Education approved a recommendation to accept a TAN loan for $5 million from Bank of America at a meeting Wednesday afternoon as a buffer against slow tax revenues and potential state budget cuts.
The Effingham County School System has been recognized by the state Department of Education for its excellence in the education of students with disabilities.
The Effingham County Board of Education has approved a revised policy for the use of school facilities.
Trent Moore received a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology on Dec. 12.
The Grinch came to Central Learning Center in Springfield and stole the audience. At least he took their attention and kept it for the entire performance. The kids, teachers, and parents were captivated by the spectacle.
South Effingham High Art students showed off their talents at the fall art show organized by art teacher Mary Cale Anderegg.
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.
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.