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County Teacher of the Year Weese leaving his imprint on students

At just 28 years old and in only his fifth year as a full-time teacher, Ebenezer Middle School's Mark Weese is making an indelible mark on Effingham County students.

November 19, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Title I schools earn state recognition

Four Title I schools in Effingham County have been recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as "highest-performing" or "high-progress" Title I schools in Georgia.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Blandford Elementary

November 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Education


Middle school honor rolls

Effingham County Middle

November 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Education


High school honor rolls

Effingham County High

November 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Education


Blandford Elementary stacks up

Blandford Elementary School students did their part Thursday to enter the Guinness Book of World Records ­- along with more than 400,000 other people.

November 15, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Former President Carter to speak at GSU

Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, and former first lady Rosalynn Carter will speak at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse on Feb. 12, 2013, at 7 p.m.

November 15, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Burns talks leadership with FBLA

State Rep. Jon Burns recently spoke about leadership to the Effingham County High School Future Business Leaders of America.

November 12, 2012 | Staff report | Education


SEMS cheerleaders capture second straight region title

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheerleaders won the region title for the second consecutive year, capturing the Coastal Empire Region Championship at Effingham County Middle School on Nov. 1.

November 12, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Ebenezer Middle salutes veterans

Ebenezer Middle School honored the nation's military service members with its annual Veterans Day Assembly. The program is entirely student-led.

November 09, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Shelton places at area FFA event

Effingham County High School FFA member Dalton Shelton recently placed second in the Area IV FFA Agricultural Tractor and Machinery Operations and Maintenance Career Development Event, held at the Toombs County Agri-Center in Lyons.

November 08, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School board picks Aug. 5 to start 2013-14

Effingham County students will begin the 2013-14 school year on Aug. 5, have several breaks throughout the year, take the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test prior to spring break and end the year on May 23.

November 08, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


The art of gift giving

For her 10th birthday this year, Emily Jarriel, a fourth-grader at Guyton Elementary School, decided to do something very different.

November 06, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Pre-K students dress the part for their first career fair

The South Effingham High School CTAE (Career, Technical and Agricultural Education) business department teamed up with the pre-kindergarten classroom to sponsor the first Pre-K Career Day on Oct. 26.

November 01, 2012 | Staff report | Education


AASU offers new program for special education teachers

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's College of Education announces a new academic program for special education teachers - the Special Education Transition Specialist Endorsement - that will be offered entirely online. It is the only program in Georgia that addresses a priority in public school systems: the transition of special education students from school to a post-school environment.

October 29, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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Blandford students corner awards at Stock Market Game

Four students from Blandford Elementary School were honored recently at the Georgia Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon in Atlanta.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Orchestra awards scholarships

Hank Miles and Casie Wilson are the recipients of the Effingham Community Orchestra's fourth annual academic scholarships.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn Georgia Tech degrees

ATLANTA - The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students during its 247th commencement exercises.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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


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