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STC inducts 57 into honors society

SAVANNAH - Fifty-seven Savannah Technical College students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society in a ceremony STC's Eckburg Auditorium. To qualify for Phi Theta Kappa membership, students must have completed a minimum of 12 degree-level semester credit hours and have a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

April 18, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Following are the honor rolls for Effingham County's eight elementary schools for the third nine-week grading period:

April 15, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Kindergarten registration under way

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.

April 15, 2013 | Staff report | Education


UDC holds Georgia Day program

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.

April 15, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Student artists show off their work at countywide exhibit

Outstanding artwork created by Effingham County public school students during the 2012-13 school year has been on display this week.

April 11, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Eighth-grade writing scores on the rise

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.

April 08, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Three ECCA students to head to SkillsUSA nationals

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.

April 08, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Eggs ... ilirating!

Effingham Christian School took its annual egg drop competition to new heights this year.

April 01, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


FCCLA students attend state leadership meeting

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."

April 01, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Schools land a gift for learning

When Barry Sheehy was contemplating donating property he owned in southern Effingham County, he considered several local agencies as recipients.

March 28, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS students take part in Y-Club United Nations

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.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Students soar at Aviation Career Day

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.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Students to take CRCT in April

Effingham County students in grades 3-8 will take the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test beginning on April 16.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Boyd earns Horatio Alger Scholarship

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.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


History comes to life at Springfield Elementary

Springfield Elementary School fourth-grade students made history come alive in the school's annual "wax museum."

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | 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


High school writing scores jump

Effingham County students scored well on their final time taking the Georgia High School Writing Test.

December 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Awards night for Effingham 4-H

The Effingham 4-H held its annual awards banquet, recognizing its winners in several categories and the graduating seniors.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Brown selected for Leadership Georgia

Jacqueline Michelle Brown, school social worker for the Effingham County School System, has been named to the Leadership Georgia class of 2015.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers team up for Christmas cause

Effingham 4-H'ers partnered with the humanitarian organization Samaritan's Purse to participate this year in the Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Four local students make GCSU dean’s list

Four students from Effingham County completed courses with exemplary marks and made the dean's list for the 2014 fall semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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