Following are the honor rolls for Effingham County's eight elementary schools for the third nine-week grading period:
The Effingham County School System is now taking appointments for kindergarten registration for the 2013-14 school year. Appointments will be scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through May 9 at the school district's Central Registration Center.
Fifty-two second-graders at South Effingham Elementary School participated in the United Daughters of the Confederacy's annual Georgia Day program. Maria Bashlor, president of the Effingham County Hussars chapter 2285, led a brief history and slide presentation.
Outstanding artwork created by Effingham County public school students during the 2012-13 school year has been on display this week.
Efforts to improve Effingham County students' writing skills have paid off with higher scores on Georgia's Eighth-Grade Writing Assessment, school officials reported last week.
Students from the Effingham College and Career Academy competed March 21-23 at the Georgia SkillsUSA Skills and Leadership Conference in Atlanta. This year the Effingham College and Career Academy was awarded the "largest increase in membership" of 1,500 percent.
Effingham Christian School took its annual egg drop competition to new heights this year.
Members of the Effingham County High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently participated in a weekend leadership conference March 14-16 at the Classic Center in Athens. Attendees, in addition to a weekend of competitions, participated in a Career and Trade Expo, University of Georgia tours, educational demonstrations, and sessions that motivated and informed members and their advisers with the theme "Saving the World … One Leader at a Time."
When Barry Sheehy was contemplating donating property he owned in southern Effingham County, he considered several local agencies as recipients.
South Effingham Middle School students Caitlyn Lariscy, Brian Nichols and Sarah Yonce attended the Georgia United Nations Assembly, a model United Nations program sponsored by the State YMCA of Georgia. Y-Club members and other middle and high school students from public and private schools across the state are eligible to participate.
Rising ninth-graders learned about the Effingham County School System's work-based learning program as well as career opportunities at Gulfstream Aerospace at the recent Aviation Career Day hosted by Gulfstream.
Effingham County students in grades 3-8 will take the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test beginning on April 16.
Effingham County High School senior Hannah Boyd received the Georgia Horatio Alger Association Scholarship. Boyd was the only senior from Effingham County to be awarded the scholarship, which is worth $5,000.
Springfield Elementary School fourth-grade students made history come alive in the school's annual "wax museum."
The Effingham County Young Farmers Association brought in more than $13,000 Thursday at its annual auction at Effingham County High School.
The Effingham County Extension office recently sponsored 4-H's inaugural Milk Make Contest.
The cities of Rincon and Springfield, as well as Effingham County High School, were well represented at the state Capitol by ECHS students serving as pages.
South Effingham Middle School's eighth-grade advanced-content physical science classes recently traveled to South Effingham Elementary School for three collaborative lab activities.
A group of students from Sand Hill Elementary School aren't letting their own challenges stop them from helping people in the community.
To promote a fitness program sponsored by the National Football League, Marlow Elementary School enlisted one of Effingham County's own NFL alumni.
The Effingham County School System is preparing to host an important visit.
Local students earn Valdosta State honors
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