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School board eyes potential cuts

Effingham County Board of Education members and staff have begun looking at possible ways to trim its thinning budget even more.

April 13, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Five-year facilities plan includes third high school

Effingham County Board of Education members have approved a five-year facilities plan that included building a new high school to support the projected population growth in the county.

April 13, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


BoE to move pre-k kids back to elementary schools

The Effingham County Board of Education has approved a recommendation to temporarily integrate pre-kindergarten and pre-school intervention students into their district elementary schools beginning next fall.

April 08, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Going green, and saving green

Effingham County has been approved to receive an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant for $300,000 from the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority to implement energy savings projects into the community.

April 01, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


ECMS celebrates accomplishments

The Effingham County Middle School seventh grade band received Straight Superior ratings for their performance and an Excellent rating in sight reading on stage at the District 1 Band Festival held at Armstrong Atlantic State University on March 12.

April 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Middle and high school honor rolls

Ebenezer Middle School

April 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Author, author!

Winners for the Young Authors Writing Competition in Effingham County were recognized at the last board of education meeting.

March 30, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


ECHS FFA team places fifth at state competition

The Effingham County High School FFA Agricultural Mechanics Team recently placed fifth at the State FFA Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event.

March 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


A day at the beach for Marlow

The administrative staff at Marlow Elementary had a surprise for its students when they went to lunch March 19.

March 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS puts a cap on National FFA Week

Effingham County High School FFA finished off National FFA Week on March 5. There was strong participation in the activities all week long from FFA members and non-members alike.

March 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Rincon Elementary ‘kicks butts’

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.

March 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Blandford

March 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


The promise of a safe prom

Effingham County High School received a $2,500 SAFE Prom grant from the Peace Officers' Association of Georgia to promote an alcohol free prom.

March 25, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Students get inside look at ShelterBox

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.

March 23, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Vehicle career day a hit with Rincon Elementary kindergarteners

Rincon Elementary kindergarten students were treated Friday to their annual vehicle career day, where several different cars and trucks used by professionals in the community were on display.

March 23, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Education


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Grad rates soaring

The Effingham County School System's graduation rates are continuing to climb, according to statistics provided to Board of Education members last week - and the ...

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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