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Effingham students make dean’s list at Georgia Southern

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 2,646 students for excellence in academics on the 2013 fall semester dean's list. To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade-point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

February 06, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Some parents unhappy with redistricting proposal

Effingham County Schools Superintendent Randy Shearouse reiterated Thursday night that, "I've always said that I would send my child to any elementary school we have in the county."

January 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Emotional Mock steps down from BoE seat

Mose Mock fought back tears Thursday night as he announced he would step down from the Effingham County Board of Education.

January 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Marlow teacher honored as Special Olympics volunteer

Special Olympics Georgia honored Marlow Elementary School special education teacher Dawn Vorel as its volunteer of the month for December.

January 27, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students receive degrees from AASU

SAVANNAH – The following local students graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University on Dec. 7:

January 27, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn honors

Local students make VSU dean's list

January 27, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Essay, poster winners highlight MLK youth program

As part of Effingham County's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance, children and adults enjoyed the annual youth program Monday at the recreation department gym in Springfield.

January 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Survey hails GSU’s online programs

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University is home to some of the nation's best online education programs, according to the 2014 Best Online Programs list from U.S. News & World Report.

January 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Sand Hill’s top speller

Montrez Johnson is Sand Hill Elementary School's top speller for the 2013-14 school year.

January 20, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn LMU degrees

HARROGATE, Tenn. - Lincoln Memorial University conferred the degrees of 652 graduates on Dec. 14 at its annual winter commencement exercises.

January 20, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECHS cadets pay tribute at Veterans Memorial Cemetery

Cold and rainy weather did not deter cadets from Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC from participating in an annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville. This was the fifth consecutive year cadets helped honor deceased veterans by being a part of the 45-minute ceremony, held indoors due do the weather, and then helping place wreaths on more than 500 veterans' graves.

January 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Two Effingham students receive Ga. Southwestern honors

Two students from Effingham County were among 565 students recognized for scholastic achievement for the 2013 fall semester at Georgia Southwestern State University.

January 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Page earns degree from Georgia College

MILLEDGEVILLE - Kristian Page from Springfield earned a bachelor of science degree in outdoor education from Georgia College on Dec. 14.

January 13, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School board to discuss new lines at next meeting

The Effingham County Board of Education will hold its Jan. 23 meeting at a different location than usual.

January 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


MLK poster, essay contest winners announced

A group of Effingham County students have been recognized as this year's winners of the annual MLK essay and poster contests.

January 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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Kussow to receive ‘Yes I Can’ Award

ARLINGTON, Va. - Lindsey Kussow is the student who, as her teacher says, "never gave up."

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Mikeal named to fall dean’s list at Oglethorpe University

ATLANTA - Savannah Mikeal of Guyton was named to Oglethorpe University's dean's list for the fall 2013 semester.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Kids of steel

Marlow Elementary School gave a "super" tribute to a student the school lost last month.

March 06, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Green Clover winners honored

Sophie Usher, an 11th-grader at Effingham County High School, and Chance Denney, an eighth-grader at Effingham County Middle, are the first recipients of the county's Green Clover Award.

March 06, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School board taking time with District 4 appointment

The Effingham County Board of Education might remain a party of four until after the May 20 general primary.

March 06, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Rezoned parents have a week left to ask for waivers

Families of elementary school students who will be rezoned next school year have one more week to apply for their children to remain at their current school.

March 06, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEHS contingent attends GOHS leadership conference

MACON - Students from South Effingham High School came together Feb. 21 and 22 to join the Governor's Office of Highway Safety at the 2014 Youth and Young Adult Leadership Conference at the Macon Centreplex.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Kirkland receives Friend of 4-H Award

Effingham County 4-H agent Abby Smith recently presented Christine Kirkland the Friend of 4-H Award.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report | Education


State joining national teaching fellowship program

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia will be the first state in the South to join a growing national initiative that seeks to increase the supply of outstanding teachers in the science, technology, engineering and math fields and to change how they are prepared to teach.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report | Education


GSU to host free GMAT prep session

The Georgia Southern University Master of Business Administration program will host a free Graduate Management Admission Test prep session on March 11, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah, featuring Akil Bello, vice president of educational development at Bell Curves.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEHS gives Lady Mustangs big sendoff

South Effingham High School had a pep rally Friday to give the Lady Mustangs basketball team a big sendoff for their Class AAAA Final Four game against Redan Saturday in Carrollton.

February 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


System starts planning for new RES

The Effingham County Board of Education has taken the first step toward building a new Rincon Elementary School.

February 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Fighting cancer with 'Kisses for Catie'

The South Effingham High School Student Council sponsored the "Kisses for Catie" 5K run/walk on Feb. 22 to raise money for childhood cancer research.

February 27, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students recognized

Locals graduate from Georgia Tech

February 27, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School board adopts redistricting plan

The Effingham County Board of Education approved a proposal Thursday to revise the attendance boundary lines for Blandford, Ebenezer and Rincon elementary schools.

February 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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