Students at Rincon Elementary School participated in the national Kick Butts Day - cigarette butts, that is. Seventy lunch boxes were placed at the front entrance of the school to represent the 70 children who try cigarettes for the first time every day. They are also in the midst of Tar Wars, another program that educates children about the short and long term effects of tobacco use.
After raising $4,000 each to buy ShelterBoxes after the January earthquake in Haiti, South Effingham High and Springfield Elementary students were able to see where their money went when they helped assemble the 10-man tent in front of their schools last week.
Effingham County School Superintendent Randy Shearouse laid out options to the Board of Education on Thursday night to cut costs for pre-k and was met with concern from parents and teachers throughout the county.
Effingham County high school students recently attended the SkillsUSA State Skills and Leadership Conference in Atlanta on March 11-13 and students from both schools brought home some outstanding awards.