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Graham wins FFA lawn mower event at Peach County

Effingham County High FFA member Chris Graham recently won the Peach County Invitational commercial lawn mower safety and operations contest.

October 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Governor's Cup stays at South Effingham

For the second year in a row, South Effingham High School has been named a region winner in the 2007 Governor's Cup Challenge, which recognizes schools that have significantly improved their SAT scores over a three-year period. SEHS has posted an average annual change of 16 points from 2005-2007 and is one of 33 Georgia high schools named as a regional winner.

October 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Durkin awarded M.D. from Mercer

MACON - Mercer University School of Medicine awarded Rincon resident Ryan Frank Durkin a Doctor of Medicine degree during commencement May 5 in Macon.

October 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


STC chief likes Effingham's chances for career academy

Effingham County's chances of landing a career academy may be getting better, school officials found out Thursday night.

October 17, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


Sand Hill celebrates Grandparents' Day

October 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


STC students can find out about DOL support

SAVANNAH - This Wednesday, when students come to register for fall quarter classes at the Savannah Technical College Effingham Campus, they will have the opportunity to learn about training monies available through the Department of Labor. DOL staff will be on hand to distribute information and answer questions.

October 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Hamilton inducted into STC honor society

Cheryl Lynn Hamilton was inducted into the Beta Xi Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Savannah Technical College on Sept. 4.

October 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Fitts chosen to state student advisory board

De'Von Fitts, a junior at Effingham County High School, was recently selected to serve on State School Superintendent Kathy Cox's Student Advisory Council. The council will meet with Cox four times this year to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Georgia.

October 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Little impact on schools with new state grad rules

Changes to the graduation rules by the Georgia Board of Education are likely to have little immediate impact on the curriculum currently in place in the county.

October 12, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


It's almost showtime

October 12, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Military academy day coming to Benedictine

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) announced they will host a statewide Military Academy Day event in coordination with the Georgia delegation on Sept. 29 at Benedictine Military School in Savannah.

October 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Guyton Elementary starting school year on a high note

Guyton Elementary is off to a great start this year and wanted to let everyone know what is happening.

October 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Two local 4-H'ers selected to participate in national program

This past July, Effingham County senior 4-H'ers, Ben Snooks and Haisten White, students of Effingham County High School, were selected to participate in Citizenship Washington Focus.

October 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


BoE OKs drug testing policy changes

The Effingham County Board of Education approved changes to a drug testing policy that will allow students who do not participate in school sponsored extracurricular activities to voluntary submit to drug testing.

October 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Schools boast of CRCT scores

Effingham County school officials are crowing about the results of the Criterion Reference Competency Tests.

October 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | 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


Rincon Elementary celebrates May Day

Rincon Elementary School staged its 32nd annual May Day celebration, with each grade level performing a dance and the May Queen and her court being crowned.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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