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Digger Dog visits local elementary schools

On Feb. 27 the Utilities Protection Center of Georgia's mascot, Digger Dog, visited students in second and third grades at Sand Hill Elementary School to encourage students "Call Before You Dig."

April 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


TCS commissioner to speak at STC graduation

SAVANNAH - Ron Jackson, commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia, will deliver the commencement address at Savannah Technical College's spring graduation. Commencement exercises are scheduled for April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnny Mercer Theatre of the Savannah Civic Center to a potentially record number of graduates and their families.

April 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


EES' McLean a winner at state Agricultural Day

More than 300 students, parents, teachers and friends celebrated Agriculture Day in Georgia March 13 with Commissioner Tommy Irvin, Gov. Sonny Perdue and numerous state senators and representatives. The 73 award winners in the annual essay and art contests ate breakfast at the Agriculture Department before participating in the Capitol ceremony.

April 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Thompson prepared to compete at Interscholastic Equestrian Finals in April

Lauren Thompson, a seventh grade student at South Effingham Middle School, has been awarded the honor of representing her school and the Evermore Farm middle school equestrian team at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association hunt seat national finals on April 18 in West Springfield, Mass.

April 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Martin creates logo for state career academies, recognized by Lt. Gov. Cagle

Heather Martin a junior at South Effingham High School won a state contest to create the logo for the career academies in Georgia.

April 12, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Trip to Vegas pays off — in training — for SEHS student

Brandon Sikes is a senior at South Effingham High School, even though he is only at the school for one class a day.

April 12, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Morgan Zipperer crowned Miss Ebenezer Middle School

On March 1, Morgan Zipperer was crowned Miss EMS 2008.

April 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Keeping a promise

The junior class officers at Effingham County High School were presented a $2,500 check from the Peace Officers Association of Georgia to support prevention of drinking and driving at prom.

April 06, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Education


Pre-K St. Patrick’s Day parade

Central Learning Center Pre-K classes had their annual St. Patrick's Day Shoebox Parade on Thursday. Pre-K'ers, with the help of their parents, created these shoebox floats for this event.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


SEMS cheerleaders hold awards banquet

The South Effingham Middle School cheerleaders held their awards banquet recently and several girls were recognized for their outstanding performances on the squad during the past year.

April 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Schools’ job fair a big hit for system

The Effingham County School System held its second annual job fair on Saturday at Marlow Elementary School.

April 01, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Amanda Starling crowned Miss SEHS

April 01, 2008 | Photos by Sandi Van Orden | Education


Guyton Elementary holds first Quick Think-a-thon

Guyton Elementary held its first Quick Think-a-thon on Friday. Two contestants from each second grade class were chosen to compete. Judging the contest was Charla Connelly, Angie Roberts and Jacquelyn Jones.

April 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Ga Southern’s Phi Eta Sigma honor society inducts new members

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University chapter of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society recently inducted 344 new members. To become a member of Phi Eta Sigma, a student must earn a GPA of 3.5 or greater during their freshmen year.

April 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Patricia O’Day is chosen as Savannah Tech’s GOAL winner

SAVANNAH - Patricia O'Day, a practical nursing student at Savannah Technical College, has been named as the College's winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL).

April 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


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Blankenship initiated into Phi Kappa Phi

Mark Blankenship Jr. of Rincon was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Blankenship was initiated at Georgia Southern University.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


South Effingham’s Sapp takes first place at state FFA convention

MACON- Caroline Sapp of South Effingham placed first in the goat production proficiency competition at the 87th Georgia FFA state convention, held at the Macon Centreplex.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


School board chooses IE2 governance model

The Effingham County Board of Education has chosen the IE2 model for its system of governance, following a unanimous vote at its May 6 meeting.

May 19, 2015 | Patrick Donahue | Education


School lunch prices going up by 15 cents

School lunch prices are going up next year and could be increasing over the next several years.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


ECMS holds math and science night

From liquid nitrogen used to make dipping dots to flying simulated aircraft to shaking to make butter to baby alligators to the potato gun, the annual Effingham County Middle School math and science night had plenty from which to choose and learn.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Education


A fond farewell to school system’s retirees

Nearly 500 years of experience in education were celebrated during the Effingham County School System's annual retirement ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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