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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


Blandford welcomes the world through its flags

A vibrant addition to the Blandford Elementary commons area represents the school's diverse student body.

January 06, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


BoE aiming to renovate SEES over the summer

Hopeful that state funding will be approved, the Effingham County Board of Education is moving forward with its plans to renovate South Effingham Elementary School.

January 02, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Schools pulling out the stops for more bus drivers

The Effingham County School System hopes the new year brings a few new bus drivers.

January 02, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


GSU to hold Southern Conference on Children

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's Division of Continuing Education will hold the 27th annual Southern Conference on Children on Jan. 25 at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham Academy alums enjoy 60th reunion

The class of 1953, the first to graduate 12 grades from Effingham Academy in Springfield, held a 60-year reunion recently at the home of Walter and Carolyn (Burns) Gnann.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


FBLA marks American Enterprise Day

Effingham County High School's business classes and Future Business Leaders of America chapter joined other students around the country in celebrating American Enterprise Day.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia wins Race to the Top

Georgia is projected to receive more than $50 million to implement its plan over four years after being selected as the winner in the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


BoE gets unexpected break on new fleet insurance

The Effingham County Board of Education will have some unexpected savings in its 2014 budget.

December 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham 4-H’ers learn what the buzz is all about

One of Effingham County's 4-H programs is creating a buzz.

December 30, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn honors at GCSU

MILLEDGEVILLE - Six students from Effingham County earned 2013 fall semester honors at Georgia College & State University, as announced by President Steve Dorman.

December 26, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Darton announces fall honors list

Kirsten Edwards from Effingham County was named to the dean's list Darton State College, and three other Effingham students were named to the merit list for the fall 2013 semester.

December 26, 2013 | Staff report | Education


SES provides Falcons, Second Harvest with a big gain

Springfield Elementary School placed third in the Atlanta Falcons' Fal-CAN food drive. The school was given tickets to attend the Dec. 15 game and was recognized on the field before the game and be given a plaque and autographed football. SES students and staff raised 3,886 pounds of food for Second Harvest.

December 26, 2013 | Staff report | Education


FBLA officers attend fall leadership conference

Three officers from the Effingham County High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America, along with two potential officers and their advisor Karen Waltz, attended the recent FBLA Fall Leadership Conference/Competition in Athens.

December 23, 2013 | 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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