High school students in Effingham County are passing the Georgia High School Writing Test at a comparable rate to others statewide, but school officials are looking at ways to make the numbers better.
Art and creativity are a large part of the 4-H program, with its many competitive events and crafty presentations. Students learn the importance of possessing some level of creativity, if they are going to place in competitions. The Effingham County Extension Office is proud to host the new 4-H Art Club, conducted by program assistant Jessica Dasher.
The Effingham County Extension office has a delightful aroma permeating from its office in Springfield. The recent success of the Holiday Classic and other such 4-H-sponsored food events has created a "hunger" within its young membership.
TIFTON - Students who achieved academic excellence in their course work during the fall term were recently recognized at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
The South Effingham High School media center was transformed into an art gallery for a week to teach students about the cultures of Spanish- and French-speaking countries.
As the current fiscal year nears its halfway point, the Effingham County Board of Education is laying the groundwork for its next budget year.
4-H's Busy Bee Club was created and designed to teach children the skill of beekeeping and the importance of pollination. Faith Jaudon, a University of Georgia-certified beekeeper will be instructing students year round on the lost art of beekeeping.
The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who were named Presidential Scholars or achieved the dean's list for fall semester.
Dixie Thrasher, a seventh-grader at Effingham County Middle School, encouraged her fellow students to donate toys to children who would otherwise have little or nothing from Santa this year due to their parents being financially unable to provide them with such joys at Christmas.
Georgia Southern University's Dean of Students Office has received a nearly $10,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to educate students and combat alcohol abuse, underage drinking and impaired driving through "Safe Rides Save Lives."
For raking in the dough, students at Blandford Elementary School were treated to a high-flying show.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's Welding Department was recently designated a Level 1 and Level 2 SENSE school by the American Welding Society (AWS). SENSE or Schools Excelling through National Skill Standards Education establishes standards and guidelines for welder training.
ATLANTA - The Effingham County Young Farmer Association is one of only six programs nationwide that received the National Association of Agricultural Educators Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education Program Award on Nov. 28 at the NAAE annual convention in Atlanta.
Local 4-H'ers teamed up with the Salvation Army at Walmart to assist them in their Red Kettle Campaign.
Drivers who illegally pass school buses in Effingham County soon will be caught on camera.
Sara Lynn Bowser, a senior at South Effingham High School, won the Coastal Empire Leadership Development Association's local speech contest, held Feb. 15 at Armstrong Atlantic State University.
ARLINGTON, Va. - Lindsey Kussow is the student who, as her teacher says, "never gave up."
ATLANTA - Savannah Mikeal of Guyton was named to Oglethorpe University's dean's list for the fall 2013 semester.
Marlow Elementary School gave a "super" tribute to a student the school lost last month.
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.
The Effingham County Board of Education might remain a party of four until after the May 20 general primary.
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.
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.
Effingham County 4-H agent Abby Smith recently presented Christine Kirkland the Friend of 4-H Award.
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.
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.
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.
The Effingham County Board of Education has taken the first step toward building a new Rincon Elementary School.
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.
Locals graduate from Georgia Tech