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Effingham schools soar past state marks

The Effingham County School System earned high marks on the state's new index for measuring school performance.

May 09, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Rincon Elementary celebrates May Day

Rincon Elementary School welcomed the arrival of spring with its 30th annual May Day celebration Friday.

May 06, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS Beta Club comes through for MDA

The South Effingham Middle School Junior Beta Club recently raised $610 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

May 06, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School system honors retirees

Effingham County High School teaching paraprofessional Denese Parker is retiring at the end of this school year, but she's treating it as if it were another high school graduation.

May 02, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Decision day

While they still are, and always will be, Effingham County Rebels, a group of seniors wore their college colors to school on Wednesday.

May 02, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Deal signs dual-credit courses bill into law

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law legislation that aims to boost Georgia's college completion rate.

April 30, 2013 | Staff report | Education


EMS Run-to-Fund 5K hits the road for school organizations

For the past couple years, Ebenezer Middle School's after-school running program has promoted fitness for runners of all ages and abilities.

April 29, 2013 | Staff report | Education


YMCA’s Christian Leadership Academy completes its fourth class

Another season of the YMCA Christian Leadership Academy was completed April 21 at the annual spring banquet.

April 29, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School system to hold family night for ESOL

The Effingham County Board of Education is sponsoring a family night for students in the ESOL program and their parents.

April 25, 2013 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers merge heart and hands

Effingham County 4-H'ers merged their hearts and hands to create Easter baskets for local residents. As part of their monthly community care projects, students are given opportunities to express their gratitude by extending a generous hand to the community of Effingham County.

April 25, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School board breathing easier on FY14 budget

Superintendent Randy Shearouse is optimistic the Effingham County School System will collect a higher amount of local tax revenue this year than last year.

April 22, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


STC solar program taking spotlight

SAVANNAH - Jason White, one of the founders of Okefenokee Solar, Inc., in Blackshear, attended Savannah Technical College's Photovoltaic Systems class twice a week last summer. Then, he earned certification by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), a national certification organization for professional installers in the field of renewable energy. With his Photovoltaic training and NABCEP certification, White has installed 14 solar pump stations, one 8.25 kilowatt (KW) commercial installation and one 10KW residential system, since his company was established in 2012.

April 22, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Boyd crowned Miss ECHS

Hannah Boyd took the crown in the Miss Effingham County High School pageant on April 6.

April 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Miss SEMS crowned

Elizabeth Kicklighter was crowned Miss South Effingham Middle School in the annual SEMS pageant. Kicklighter also was named Miss Photogenic.

April 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Miles earns MLK Drum Major award

Rachel Miles, a junior at Presbyterian College, was recently honored with the MLK Drum Major for Service Presidential Volunteer Service award. The award recognizes citizens who have acheived a certain number of hours of service over the past year.

April 22, 2013 | Staff report | Education


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School system among top 10 percent in CCRPI

Effingham County ranked among the top 10 percent of school districts in the state on the College and Career-Ready Performance Index for the 2013-14 school year.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


County's youth celebrate Martin Luther King's legacy

As part of Effingham County's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance, children and adults participated in the annual youth program Monday at the recreation department gym in Springfield.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham seniors attend GSU’s Scholars Day

STATESBORO - Eight students from Effingham County were among the more than 150 outstanding high school seniors recently invited to attend Georgia Southern University's Scholars Day.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Board members sworn in

The Effingham County Board of Education's first meeting of 2015 began with Beth Helmly and Robert Grant being sworn in.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Sand Hill students hear back from nation’s first lady

Some fifth-grade students at Sand Hill Elementary School wanted to voice their opinion about changes that have been made to their school lunches.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


State recognizes two Title I schools for performance

Two Effingham County schools earned recognition from the Georgia Department of Education as Title I reward schools this year.

January 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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