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STC students inducted into National Technical Honor Society

SAVANNAH-Twenty-nine Savannah Technical College students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at a ceremony at STC's Eckburg Auditorium.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School board limits cuts to two spots

Receiving diminishing state and local funding and facing a budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year, the Effingham County Board of Education is looking to save money where it can.

May 14, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS student wins law essay contest

South Effingham Middle School's Rebecca Kight took first place in a statewide essay contest sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia's Young Lawyers Division.

May 10, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H'ers complete teen leader training

Of the many opportunities in Georgia 4-H to develop leadership, one of the most positive experiences is the opportunity for older 4-H'ers to mentor younger 4-H'ers by serving as teen leaders in their county, district and state programs. Teen leaders have specific responsibilities and leadership roles such as assisting 4-H staff in planning, conducting and instructing events. They also are expected to exemplify good behavior, manners and time management skills.

May 10, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School system weighs options on athletic trainers

Competition among two local sports medicine providers may be a good thing, since the Effingham County School System will be the winner.

May 03, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Dave to compete in FCCLA national event

Effingham County High School sophomore Rajvi Dave, who is representing Georgia, and her advisor, Victoria Neurath, will head to Orlando, Fla., this summer where Dave will compete in the National FCCLA Star Events competition.

May 03, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Tractor Supply, 4-H teaming up

The launch of the spring 2012 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC) runs through May 13. This event marks two years of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting state and local 4-H programming in each of the communities where a TSC or Del's Farm and Feed Supply store is located.

May 03, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Local students sweep top honors at Rotary contest

Instead of getting ready for prom like most Effingham County teens were doing last Saturday, four high school students from the area spent their morning at the Coastal Zone Division of the Rotary Speech Contest.

April 26, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Daniels, GSU claim national championship

STATESBORO-Georgia Southern University's latest national championship squad has an Effingham County connection.

April 26, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School board plans to plug budget deficit

Because of declining state and local funding, the Effingham County Board of Education anticipates a budget shortfall in the next fiscal year.

April 23, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


The drive to stay alive

As Effingham County High School celebrates its prom tonight, the organizing committee wants it to be perfect.

April 19, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Rincon Elementary inducts new Beta Club members

Rincon Elementary School inducted new members into its Junior Beta Club chapter during a recent ceremony attended by family and friends.

April 12, 2012 | Staff report | Education


BES gets grant from Kroger

Each school year, Kroger selects a theme for its school grant program, Earning Plus Learning. This year, the theme was "Active! Mind, Body, Community." Schools may submit entries that include scrapbooks, photos, videos, essays or any other form that would show how they promote the theme.

April 12, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Local students top state marks in end-of-course tests

High school students in Effingham County are passing the State End of Course Tests at a higher rate than the Georgia average.

April 12, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


A slice of pi at ECHS

The math department of Effingham County High School celebrated Pi Day on March 14. Students learned about the history of pi, listened to and learned the "Pi Song" and participated in several activities celebrating Pi Day.

April 10, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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4-H puts its heart into Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day brought new meaning to the residents of the Effingham Hospital Care Center. Effingham County 4-H'ers participated in constructing Valentine cards, baking cookies and playing bingo with the center's residents.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Ebenezer Elementary brings Georgia history to life

Second-graders at Ebenezer Elementary School put on a "living museum" to celebrate Georgia Day and highlight famous Georgians.

February 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham lauded for workforce development effort

The Effingham County School System was one of six school districts in the state recognized by Gov. Nathan Deal and the Governor's Office of Workforce Development for having 100 percent of the system's high schools organized with a Go Build Georgia high school team.

February 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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