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Local schools recognize National Fire Prevention Week

National Fire Prevention Week was Oct. 3-9 , and the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) theme for this year was: Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With. In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, each Effingham County school held a fire drill on Oct. 1.
The school system has also requested fire safety demonstrations in November or December by the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commission's Fire Safety House, a mobile education unit used to reiterate important fire safety education messages. It is a two-story mobile unit with dimensions of approximately 8x28x11. The house is equipped with a ...

October 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Farm Bureau to award ag scholarships

Georgia Farm Bureau will award a total of $14,250 in scholarships to 10 high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree in agriculture, family and consumer sciences, or a related field, Stuart Exley, Effingham County Farm Bureau president, recently announced.
The top three students will each receive a scholarship of $3,000. The remaining seven students will each receive a $750 scholarship. Students are eligible to submit an application if they, a parent or legal guardian were a member of Georgia Farm Bureau as of Sept. 1, 2010.
Applicants must plan to enter a unit of the ...

October 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

A drop for system’s SAT scores

After an increase in SAT scores a year ago, the Effingham County school system experienced a drop in the scores for the class of 2010.
Average SAT scores for 2010 across the state saw a dip from the previous year, although Georgia's SAT participation rate was 74 percent, among the top 10 in the nation. While Georgia's mean score dropped from 1,460 to 1,453 from 2009 to 2010, Effingham saw a 14-point drop from 1,441 to 1,427.
The SAT is an aptitude exam made up of three parts worth 800 points apiece, mathematics, critical ...

October 07, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education

ECS pitches in

On Oct. 1, the upper school students of Effingham Christian School donated their time to work at the Treutlen House. One of the goals of a distinctly Christ-centered and classical education is to teach students to be servants within their community.
The students in grades fifth-11th had a fun time raking leaves and trimming hedges. They learned that serving others can be rewarding work. Effingham Christian School is located on Goshen Road, off Highway 21. To learn more, visit the Web site
Scholarships are still available for the 2010-11 school year for grades pre-k to 11th. The ...

October 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

YCLA ready for another year

On Sept. 9, the Effingham YMCA kicked off its second year of its student leadership training initiative called The Christian Leadership Academy. This academy, a seven-month program beginning in September and ending in April, is designed to take 12 high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership done from a Christian perspective.
Those participating in this year's CLA are: Bryce Blewett, Tyler Burress, Kameron Dickerson, Amelia Edenfield, Caitlyn Fears, Morgane Hargrett, Jessi Kicklighter, Colson Lee, Felicia Lunsford, Kailyn Mikulsky, Kiley Ward, Vanessa Williams and Chanelle Wright.
These ...

October 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

No surrender at sleepover

Seventy-five eager fourth-graders fidgeted around the edges of a circle in the grass of their soccer field, as Chico Francisco of the Muskeegee American Indian tribe performed a traditional warriors dance. Alex Schaner explained to the students that Francisco never stepped backwards because they never retreat and never surrender.
The fourth grade classes at Springfield Elementary camped out at the school Friday as a conclusion to their lessons on Native American culture.
Teacher Lauren Locklair said they wanted students to see what it's like to sleep outside, and with help from one of the SES teacher's husband, the ...

October 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

‘Double, double, toil and trouble’ at SEHS

The South Effingham High School Drama Club wanted a challenge to start the year off with the selection of Shakespeare's "Macbeth," and they lived up to it. More than 400 showed up for the club's Thursday, Saturday and Sunday performances. The club special ordered costumes, which gave the play an authenticity. Standout performances came from the lead roles of Macbeth, by Colton Williams, and Lady Macbeth, Casey Moran, and Macduff, by Jordon Bala.
Above left and right, Williams (Macbeth) convincingly loses his mind as the apparition of Banquo, played by Dylan Grace, appears, as Lady MacBeth tells the ...

October 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Revvin’ up for a cause

South Effingham High School volleyball team's annual car show, a breast cancer fundraiser, was held Saturday Oct. 2.

October 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Jackson Tribute Week is off the wall at SEHS

The South Effingham High School Media Center held its second annual "Michael Jackson Tribute and Trivia Week" during the first week of September.
The week-long event featured staff dressed in Michael Jackson costumes, the playing of hit songs by the artist, "white glove" decorating, a daily trivia question about the singer's life for students to answer, celebrity biography books and magazines for check-out, and a drawing for prizes at the week's end. High school students and Pre-K students participated.
Winners from the daily trivia questions were: Monday-senior Jenny Spikes, Tuesday-senior Josey Jimenez, Wednesday-freshman Haleigh Helmly, Thursday-junior Aliyah Owens ...

October 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

SEMS’ Gordon places second in area FFA floral design competition

The South Effingham Middle School seventh grader Tiana Gordon placed second in the Area 4 FFA floral design competition.
For the competition, which was held Sept. 14 in Swainsboro, students were given one hour to complete a three flower bud vase and a boutonniere using fresh flowers. Gordon impressed the judges with her creativity and attention to detail.
She will travel to the state floral design competition at the FFA camp in Covington in March.

October 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Schools putting stimulus money to work

The Effingham County School System has long realized the need for employability training for students with disabilities and jumped at the chance to use stimulus funding to expand the transition program by hiring two full-time transition facilitators to serve both high schools and all three middle schools.
The transition facilitators have worked tirelessly to start up a community-based vocational instruction program that is now in its second year. The program provides the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to get on-the-job training at local businesses.
"It has provided a unique opportunity for the school system to work hand-in-hand with local businesses ...

October 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

ECHS wins grand champion

The Effingham County Competition Cheerleaders won first place in Class AAAA and Grand Champion out of 21 teams at the Gamecock Challenge at Eagle Creek on Oct. 2.
Earlier competitions this year include first place at Raider Rumble in West Laurens, second place at Cotton Cheer Classic in Jeff Davis, and second place at the Coastal Cheer Classic in Richmond Hill.
The ECHS junior varsity also won first place in their division at the Gamecock Challenge.

October 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

SEHS takes Cheer Classic

South Effingham High School Mustang cheerleaders won first place in the Class AAAA division of the Coastal Cheer Classic held at Richmond Hill High School on Sept. 25.
Effingham County High School placed second and Richmond Hill High School came in third.
Also, Mustang cheerleader Megan Brown, won the jump-off portion of the competition.

October 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

ECMS homecoming queen

Effingham County Middle School crowned its 2010-11 Homecoming Queen and her court on Sept. 22.Chelsea Kirby.
The ECMS Panthers won the game against the EMS Eagles.

September 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

ECS’ Johnny Appleseed Day

Effingham Christian School celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day on Sept. 24 by planting trees around the campus playground. Students and teachers commemorated the day by dressing in overalls, flannel shirts, and straw hats. Johnny Appleseed was a folk hero born in 1774, just before the start of the American Revolution. He was deliberate in planting orchards to give farmers a livelihood and to provide food for their communities. Students learned about the importance of working together to accomplish a common goal to improve our environment through agriculture.
Effingham Christian School is located on Goshen Road off Highway 21. To learn more ...

September 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

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Schools open to more than 11,000 students

The Effingham County School System welcomed 11,255 students through the doors on the first day of school Thursday, not counting the number of children ...

August 04, 2016 | Staff report | Education

Back-to-school blowout packs 'em in

The annual back-to-school blowout drew another big crowd to the Effingham County High School gym, as students and parents picked up school supplies, infor

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education

Cool treats for a good cause at The Learning Treehouse

Summer campers at The Learning Treehouse hosted an Alex's Lemonade Stand to raise money for childhood cancer research. Campers, in grades kindergarten through fifth ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education

FCCLA members shine with gold at STAR events

Two students from Effingham College and Career Academy (ECCA) FCCLA and one student from South Effingham County High School (SEHS) FCCLA joined more than 8 ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education

Proposed school calendars available online for review and comment

The Effingham County Board of Education has the proposed 2017-18 and 2018-19 school year calendars available for public comment. The comment period runs through Aug ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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