Mrs. Connie Carter's fifth period math class at South Effingham Middle School proved recently that math can be both fun and educational. This particular group of seventh graders presented a show and tell for special guests on May 5 using various stations. At each station, they summarized much of what they've learned this year.
Blandford Elementary had its annual International Festival recently. Student art was on display throughout the school representing the many different cultures and style the student studied.
The award for Rincon Elementary's May Parent of the Month has been given to Tracy Kieffer. Kieffer is the mother of two children, Will, a kindergarten student at RES, and Grace, a sixth grader at Ebenezer Middle School.
The Rincon Elementary Junior Beta Club recently completed its first service project. The club members made goody baskets for the residents of Lakeview Manor Community in Springfield.
Rincon Elementary School celebrated its 28th Annual May Day Festival last week. Isabella Castillo was crowned the 2011 May Queen at Meghan Deyhle was Lady in Waiting and Maid of Honor was Jordan Vick. View more May Day photos at our community page, community.effinghamherald.net.
The Effingham County Board of Education will eliminate one pre-kindergarten teaching position after reviewing changes in the state lottery funded early education program Bright From The Start.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced the names of 86 Georgia teachers, including three from Effingham County, who have earned the "Master Teacher" certification, based on demonstrated excellence in student achievement and student growth for 2011.
The Effingham County Board of Education honored eight retirees at it 2011 Retirement Reception. Supervisors for each of the retirees in attendance told about their time in the Effingham County school system and shared fond memories of working with them.
Melanie Moore, a first grader in Lynn Miller's class at South Effingham Elementary, is one of 12 elementary school children selected as statewide winners in the Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest. Melanie is the daughter of James and Linda Moore of Rincon.
For the second year in a row, Miranda Walker, a fifth grader at Springfield Elementary, won first place in the elementary category of the Live Oak Public Libraries 2011 Savannah Children's Book Festival Poster Contest. The contest is held each spring and students are challenged to create a poster that may be used in the promotion of the annual Savannah Children's Book Festival. The festival will be held on Nov. 19 in Forsyth Park.
The Chick-Fil-A cow visited Sand Hill Elementary on April 15 for dinner and the movie "Tangled," a special event sponsored by the Sand Hill PTA. The students enjoyed this "down time" with their parents and at the end of the evening, the movie was raffled off and proceeds went to support the school.
Effingham County Schools held its Special Olympics Spring Games on Friday, in spite of rainy weather conditions early in the day, at South Effingham High School.
Effingham County High School has been chosen again to receive a $2,500 grant from the Peace Officers' Association of Georgia for partnering with them in their Alcohol Free Prom Night effort.
The Effingham County Board of Education has decided that Billy Hughes will take the reins as principal at Effingham County Middle School come July 1.
Kids in Dr. Bill Gammon's art class participated in the duck stamp class and also gave Gammon his initial blue ribbon winner in Group 1. More than 22,000 students from across the U.S. took part, with 671 students in Georgia.
Having faith and faith in yourself are essential to success, the chief executive officer of Medient Studios told members of the Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC on Thursday night.
For three Effingham County school teachers, summer school was never more fun. Jana Bolton and Kendra Brophy of Effingham County Middle School and Amber Teare of South Effingham High School were selected and sponsored by Georgia-Pacific to attend summer workshop programs designed to help them bring environmental issues into the classroom in a dynamic way.
Officials from Armstrong Atlantic State University have signed a memorandum of understanding with representatives from Martin Luther University in Halle, Germany, underscoring the growing relationship between the two universities.
Georgia Southern University has embarked on a bold journey where no Eagle has ever gone before. GUS, the university's mascot, has landed safely after being launched into the stratosphere on a mission to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning.
Springfield Elementary students are turning their loose change into new books for the school.