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Two Effingham schools recognized for outstanding student achievement

Two Effingham County schools have been recognized by the state of Georgia under the state's Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS), which is mandated by law under No Child Left Behind. Both schools will receive banners and a commendation from Gov. Sonny Perdue.

November 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS band hosts haunting fundraiser

The annual ECHS Rebel Regiment marching band haunted house is being held at the Effingham County Recreation Department.

November 20, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Students check out schools at PROBE Fair at SEHS

South Effingham High School hosted the Georgia PROBE Fair on Oct. 25 with 44 post-secondary institutions represented.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


STC sets new enrollment record

SAVANNAH - For the first time in its history, Savannah Technical College enrollment has topped 4,000 students, according to the first official accounting for fall quarter 2007 (DTAE seven-day report) which reports enrollment at the state's 33 technical colleges. With a total of 4,086 students enrolled, only Chattahoochee, Central Georgia, Augusta and Gwinnett technical colleges are larger.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Retired Educators Day to be observed Nov. 4

By the Governor of the state of Georgia

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Marlow Elementary puts some bark in its reading bite

Marlow Elementary students who met their accelerated reader goal for the first nine weeks were treated to a dog show Thursday.

November 15, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


The Marching Mustangs at the Coastal Empire Classic

November 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEMS students awarded for academic achievement

On Oct. 9, South Effingham Middle School eighth grade Roadrunners team had an awards ceremony giving medals to those students who had the highest averages in each academic subject each period. They also awarded a citizenship award, principal's award and top AR points. Students with perfect attendance for the nine weeks were given certificates and all students meeting the AR goal were given certificates.

November 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEHS valedictorian earns top honors at West Point

Jayne Rhode, 2004 graduate and class valedictorian of South Effingham High School, has recently earned top honors at West Point Military Academy. Cadet Rhode, daughter of John and Mary Rhode who now reside in New York, received the Superintendent's Award for Excellence, the Distinguished Cadet Award as well as the top physical fitness award for a female in her class.

November 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS Rebel Regiment hosts annual Coastal Empire Classic

November 15, 2007 | Photos by Sandi Van Orden Video by Brittany McNair | Education


Springfield students walk for diabetes

November 15, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Parents, students participate in college night at SEHS

On Oct. 16, approximately 500 students and parents gathered at South Effingham High School for a night filled with a myriad of post-secondary information.

November 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Walk in the Forest is no ordinary walk in the woods

Fourth grade students from Guyton Elementary, Marlow Elementary and Bryan County Elementary spent Friday learning about forestry and conservation at the Warnell Forest Education Center.

November 11, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Fritts says Cox wants to push tech prep students

De'Von Fitts spoke to the Effingham County Board of Education on Thursday night about his first meeting on the student advisory council for state school Superintendent Kathy Cox.

November 11, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Ambrose inducted into GSU honor society

The Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society has selected Ryan Keith Ambrose for membership in the local chapter at Georgia Southern University.

November 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


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Lamb to compete for Miss ABAC

TIFTON - Leslie Lamb, a student at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, will compete for the title of Ms. ABAC at the 46th annual pageant Oct. 23. Sponsored by the Ag Business Club, the theme of this year's contest is "Timeless Elegance."

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students post best ACT scores

The Effingham County School System saw its best-ever results on the ACT college admissions test this year, according to data provided by school officials.

October 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Pre-K week kicks off with guest readers

Special guests from the community are visiting Effingham County schools this week and reading books to pre-kindergarten students for Georgia Pre-K Week.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS cheerleaders win at Jeff Davis

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team won first place at their first competition this season, held at Jeff Davis Middle School.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Celebrate Armstrong to be held this week

Armstrong State University will host the second annual Celebrate Armstrong weekend Oct. 9-11. The community is invited to join in this celebration of everything Armstrong.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Luke Bryan Farm Tour to aid GSU scholarships

Georgia Southern University alum and country singer Luke Bryan will visit the Statesboro area during his annual Farm Tour at Perry Field Wednesday in Claxton.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Kieffer turns business background into top teaching

Effingham County's 2014-15 teacher of the year took a non-traditional route into the education field.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Diploma is worth the wait

Six-and-a-half decades after what would have been his final year of high school, a local Korean War veteran received his diploma.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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