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Reading opens doors for teacher of the year

The door to Anna Barton's classroom reads "Fall into Reading," with students' red, orange and gold cut-out handprints playing a tree's changing leaves and reaching to get inside.

November 22, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Parents, students plead to keep schedule

Students, parents and others expressed concerns and disapproval Thursday night of the Effingham County Board of Education's consideration to move high schools to a traditional seven-period day schedule.

November 22, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Historian offers gift of land to students for the future

In a time of budgetary woes, Effingham County Board of Education does something to look forward to.

November 22, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Smith’s path leads her right back home to 4-H

It might be an understatement to say Abby Smith feels right at home in her new job.

November 22, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Despite budget constraints, schools improve fiber optic network

The Effingham County School System was challenged recently when the economic downturn reduced revenues from both state and local sources, forcing the district to reduce costs while maintaining the innovative technologies it had implemented over the past several years.

November 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Mustang Invitational draws a crowd

The South Effingham High School Marching Mustangs, band directors, band boosters and parents hosted the 2nd Annual Marching Mustang Invitational marching band competition at The Corral on Oct. 29.

November 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Ronald McDonald visits Rincon Elementary

Ronald McDonald visited Rincon Elementary School to help RES kick off its Book Week activities.

November 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Ready to be crowned

The Miss Diamond Pageant will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at Effingham County Middle School. Debra Shelton is crowning the winner and instead of a Miss Congeniality award, a Logan Shelton Award will be handed out.

November 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


4-H’ers attend Junior Conference

Effingham County 4-H youth recently traveled to Rock Eagle 4-H Center to attend the Georgia 4-H Junior Conference, a 26-hour event filled with community service projects, classes, workshops and activities. There were 715 4-H youth who took part in this year's conference. Participants from Effingham County were Jose Espino, Phoenix Truitt, Skyler Lanier and Anna Sykes.

November 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Springfield Elementary marks Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, Springfield Elementary School celebrated their local veterans with a special program Wednesday afternoon, featuring guest speaker, Lt. Col. John Gentry, who spoke to the students about Army Values. The National Guard visitors brought a Humvee and a howitzer to show the children after the assembly. Students also wrote more than 600 letters to service members deployed in Afghanistan.

November 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


USG looks to more students ready for college

Getting more students ready for college and able to complete college has led University System of Georgia officials to look closely at all areas involved in this effort, including the efforts directed at the Board of Regents level.

November 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


RES parent of the month

November is National Parent Engagement Month and Rincon Elementary School encourages and welcomes parental involvement. In an effort to recognize valuable parents of students at RES, the school is continuing to salute parents for their hard work and commitment. Natarsha House has been selected for the "Parent of Month" award for November at Rincon Elementary School.

November 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


EES honored for fire safety

State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens presented awards that recognized Georgia fire personnel and citizens for outstanding service in fighting fires and saving lives at the 19th Annual "Life, Fire & Safety" Awards Luncheon, as part of the Fire Prevention Week activities.

November 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


BoE may look at staff cuts, tax hike

After weathering years of budget woes and combing out expenditures, the Effingham County Board of Education is now considering a move that may result in faculty cuts.

November 07, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Education


ECS students make some noise with $1,000 prize

The theme for the day at Effingham Christian School was "expect the unexpected."

November 04, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Education


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Fashion statements from SEHS students

With duct tape, coffee filters, paper products and other means, South Effingham High School students staged their eighth annual student fashion show.

February 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


STAR power

Two of the county's top students were honored Thursday at the Rotary Club of Effingham County's STAR student and teacher luncheon at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

February 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Wood chosen for Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Sami Wood, a sophomore at Effingham County High School, attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 14-16.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Education


4-H puts its heart into Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day brought new meaning to the residents of the Effingham Hospital Care Center. Effingham County 4-H'ers participated in constructing Valentine cards, baking cookies and playing bingo with the center's residents.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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