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ECHS receives outstanding agricultural program award

LEXINGTON, Ky.-Effingham County High School has been selected as the 2012 Georgia Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education Program.

August 16, 2012 | Staff report | Education


New standards taking hold in Effingham classes

As they are gradually seeing through their first two weeks of classes, Effingham County public school students are now under a new set of academic standards.

August 13, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


GSU Rural Health arm receives $5.1 million grant

Georgia Southern University's Rural Health Research Institute (RHRI) has been awarded a $5.1 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) designating the RHRI as a Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Rural Health Disparities.

August 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


SEHS dance team members headed to Disney

The South Effingham High School dance team recently earned high marks in an elite Universal Dance Association camp, receiving a Superior UDA Award for their ability to learn skills and routines rapidly.

August 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


ECHS’ Arrington earns national honor

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Meredith Arrington, agricultural educator at Effingham County High School, has been selected as the 2012 Georgia winner of the Outstanding Young Member award given by the National Association of Agricultural Educators.

August 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Starling, Thompson honored at 4-H State Congress

4-H State Congress brings 4-H'ers from all over the state of Georgia together for the opportunity to compete at the State level. After a first-place achievement at State Congress, they are considered a "Master" 4-H'er. Mastering in a project area or in a special event is the ultimate goal for 4-H'ers. Through project achievement, 4-H'ers gain public speaking, resume building and interview skills by presenting a portfolio of accomplishments and a demonstration based in their project area.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Rahn earns scholarship at ABAC

TIFTON - Shane Rahn of Rincon has been awarded a scholarship from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2012-13 academic year.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Education


ECMS eighth-grader honored at camp

Cade Zipperer, an eighth-grader at Effingham County Middle School, received multiple awards at the FFA Advanced Wildlife Camp, held July 15-22 in Covington.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Schools look to bolster reading ability

Although Effingham County students routinely score above state and regional results on standardized tests, school district officials are always looking for improvement.

August 06, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H students honored at Junior-Senior banquet

The Effingham County 4-H held its annual Junior-Senior awards banquet at Effingham County High School.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School council elections coming

All Effingham County schools will hold elections this month for their school councils for the 2012-13 school year.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Nance, Lorenz earn Gulfstream scholarships

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships to 16 children of employees at the company's sites in California, Georgia, Texas and Wisconsin. The students were recognized at a special event at Gulfstream's Savannah headquarters.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Back-to-school a good time to update plans

As students statewide prepare to go back to school, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency encourages parents to be prepared as well. Just last month, a survey commissioned by GEMA's Ready Georgia campaign revealed that only 40 percent of the polled parents were aware of the protocol for any emergency at their children's school.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Education


A quiet start to the 2012-13 school year

Five-year-old Kaitlin Gardner couldn't wait to start first grade.

August 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Uncovering treasures at New Ebenezer Retreat Center

The New Ebenezer Retreat Center held its annual week-long day camp, called Ebenezer Treasures, with activities and instruction throughout each day.

July 30, 2012 | Patrick Donahue | Education


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Bowser wins leadership group’s speech contest

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.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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


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