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Rincon Elementary rings in May Day

Rincon Elementary School continued a spring tradition Friday with its 31st annual May Day celebration.

May 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Decision day for ECHS, SEHS seniors

Effingham County and South Effingham high schools hosted their college decision day programs Thursday, to recognize this year's seniors who will attend college.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Education


RES Junior Beta Club pitches in for animal shelter

The recently-inducted members of the Rincon Elementary School Junior Beta Club have been collecting donations for the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Technical college tuition to go up starting this fall

ATLANTA-The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia has approved the system's request for a tuition increase of $4 per credit hour starting with the upcoming fall semester.

May 03, 2014 | Staff report | Education


County second-graders show their quick thinking

Ebenezer Elementary School's Danica Pearson took first place Tuesday in the Effingham County Exchange Club's 14th annual Quick-Think-A-Thon.

May 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Much to agree on for school board candidates

The four candidates for the Effingham County Board of Education's District 4 seat share similar views on a number of issues, so the race could likely come down to their experience and background.

May 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


High school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the third nine-week grading period for Effingham County's two high schools:

May 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Middle school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the third nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools:

May 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Funding for GSU military science building approved

Gov. Nathan Deal visited Georgia Southern on Monday to sign into law House Bill 744, a part of the fiscal year 2015 budget, on the steps of the Marvin Pittman Administration Building on Sweetheart Circle. He announced the state budget included funding for a new military science building at Georgia Southern University.

May 01, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Discover Armstrong coming May 17

High school juniors and their parents are invited to join Armstrong Atlantic State University for Discover Armstrong, an event to learn more about the college admissions process and how to pay for college.

May 01, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham County schools surpass state scores

All of Effingham County's public schools except one scored higher than the state averages on the College and Career-Ready Performance Index for the 2012-13 school year.

April 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the third nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:

April 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


4-H’ers encourage fitness in wellness walk

SAVANNAH - Volunteers from Effingham County's 4-H program joined nearly 200 of the state's county commissioners, officials and staff early in the morning for a wellness walk to encourage physical activity among Georgians.

April 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECHS principal, students promote safe prom activities

As part of Effingham County High School's Safe Prom Week, Principal Yancy Ford took junior class officers to local florists and tuxedo rental shops to deliver safe prom messages.

April 24, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEHS to offer programming, computer science pathways

This fall, South Effingham High School will begin offering new alternatives for students interested in computer science and technology.

April 24, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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Initiative expected to make college more affordable

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was one of three states chosen to receive a $1 million grant to lead an education initiative, Guided Pathways to Success (GPS), focused on making college more affordable, boosting college completion and saving taxpayers millions. The grant is funded by the Lumina Foundation in partnership with Complete College America.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham high school students surpass state marks

Boosted by a substantial increase in economics scores, Effingham County's high school students fared better than the state averages in every subject of Georgia's end of course test this spring.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Helmly to get early start

Beth Helmly is another step closer to serving on the Effingham County Board of Education.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


EWIB scholarship recipients have big plans for future

David Lariscy enlisted in the Army National Guard while he was still in high school, and he plans to continue serving in the military while pursuing careers in engineering and education.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Rotary Club honors scholarship winners

Members of the Rotary Club of Effingham County honored the winners of the club's scholarships at their meeting Thursday.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Allen named GSBA district director

F. Lamar Allen, the Effingham County Board of Education's District 3 representative and chairman, was recently elected to serve as a district director for the Georgia School Boards Association.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students make dean's lists

Four local students named to Mercer dean's list

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Johnson eager to get on the sidelines for Georgia Southern

Effingham County High School honor graduate Abi Johnson visited several colleges, but ultimately one offered something none of the others could.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Long graduates from GCSU

MILLEDGEVILLE - Kate Long from Rincon earned a specialist in education degree majoring in special education from Georgia College during the spring commencement ceremonies.

May 29, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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