According to the Georgia Department of Education, foreign language skills are vital to today's national defense, law enforcement and economic security. It is, therefore, the goal of the GDOE to enable all students to graduate from high school fluent in one language other than English. Acquiring this kind of skill in a second language is a long and arduous process, demanding hard work and motivation on the part of the student, and a combination of linguistic and pedagogical skill on the part of the teacher.
SAVANNAH - The Technical Communications Certificate Program at Savannah Technical College prepares students for careers that require strong communication and technical skills, but for many students, it does something else, too - it may help them earn HOPE scholarship eligibility.
Students from Effingham County High School Youth Advisory Council members aided in running the dunking booth in order to raise money for Light the Night.
Thirteen Savannah Technical College students have been selected to receive the STC Faculty and Staff Scholarship for the 2007-08 academic year.
Sand Hill Elementary has a special partnership with the Maintenance Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing.
Georgia Southern University has virtual-reality students.
Bands from South Effingham Middle School and South Effingham High School participated in their first concert of the year at SEHS on Tuesday. SEMS seventh and eighth grade bands directed by Caitlin Teter and Matthew Leff performed selections including "African Folk Trilogy" and "Variation Overture." SEHS concert band, symphonic band and wind ensemble directed by Sean McBride and Lisa Reams performed selections including "American Folk Fantasy," "Fate of the Gods" and "Celebrations."
Johnny Appleseed (aka Mr. Blackstock) came to Mrs. Atkins' first grade class at Rincon Elementary on Sept. 26. The children wished him a very happy birthday. He related the story of his travels and why he wore a pot on his head.
An art teacher Ebenezer Middle School is working to encourage student artists with the national junior art honor society that was created at Ebenezer Middle School last spring.
Five students at South Effingham High School have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program Exams.
Georgia Southern University student Brittany Barnes of Guyton was selected as a resident assistant for the 2007-2008 academic year. Barnes is the daughter of Mark and Nita Barnes and is an RA in the Eagle Village residence hall.
East Georgia, Savannah Technical College, Georgia Southern College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Armstrong Atlantic State University and Ogeechee Technical College representatives were all on hand on Sept. 27 to give ECHS students first hand information about college applications and admissions. Several branches of the military also were present to discuss college options and planning for military careers.
"Amazing! I actually drew blood from a mannequin arm."
Five Effingham students will be traveling to California at the end of October to receive awards from the International Student Media Festival.
Six-and-a-half decades after what would have been his final year of high school, a local Korean War veteran received his diploma.
Ebenezer Middle School students are spending less time inside their classrooms these days, but that's not a bad thing.
Several bands will perform at Effingham County High School Saturday in one of the state's most established and prestigious marching contests.