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Georgia Power energy education initiatives a success

ATLANTA-More than 56,000 Georgia school children are learning about energy efficiency and the electric utility industry through a statewide Georgia Power education initiative aimed at third-, fifth- and eighth-graders.

May 21, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Millage rise won’t bring in extra revenue for schools

After keeping its millage rate constant at 15.333 for the past three years, the Effingham County Board of Education gave preliminary approval Thursday to raising the rate to 16.895 for the coming fiscal year.

May 21, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Blandford spans the globe with art

Each grade level studied and represented different countries and cultures as Blandford Elementary School celebrated its annual arts festival.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Young artists are just ducky

The First Baptist Church of Rincon weekday ministry art class won big in the Georgia Junior Duck Stamp competition.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Education


UDC chapter awards winners in essay contest

Each year the United Daughters of the Confederacy sponsors an historical essay contest. The essay contest is offered to all students in grades fifth through 12th. The topic of this year's essay was "Robert E. Lee and his leadership at Appomattox."

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Education


STC students inducted into National Technical Honor Society

SAVANNAH-Twenty-nine Savannah Technical College students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at a ceremony at STC's Eckburg Auditorium.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School board limits cuts to two spots

Receiving diminishing state and local funding and facing a budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year, the Effingham County Board of Education is looking to save money where it can.

May 14, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS student wins law essay contest

South Effingham Middle School's Rebecca Kight took first place in a statewide essay contest sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia's Young Lawyers Division.

May 10, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H'ers complete teen leader training

Of the many opportunities in Georgia 4-H to develop leadership, one of the most positive experiences is the opportunity for older 4-H'ers to mentor younger 4-H'ers by serving as teen leaders in their county, district and state programs. Teen leaders have specific responsibilities and leadership roles such as assisting 4-H staff in planning, conducting and instructing events. They also are expected to exemplify good behavior, manners and time management skills.

May 10, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School system weighs options on athletic trainers

Competition among two local sports medicine providers may be a good thing, since the Effingham County School System will be the winner.

May 03, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Dave to compete in FCCLA national event

Effingham County High School sophomore Rajvi Dave, who is representing Georgia, and her advisor, Victoria Neurath, will head to Orlando, Fla., this summer where Dave will compete in the National FCCLA Star Events competition.

May 03, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Tractor Supply, 4-H teaming up

The launch of the spring 2012 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC) runs through May 13. This event marks two years of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting state and local 4-H programming in each of the communities where a TSC or Del's Farm and Feed Supply store is located.

May 03, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Local students sweep top honors at Rotary contest

Instead of getting ready for prom like most Effingham County teens were doing last Saturday, four high school students from the area spent their morning at the Coastal Zone Division of the Rotary Speech Contest.

April 26, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Daniels, GSU claim national championship

STATESBORO-Georgia Southern University's latest national championship squad has an Effingham County connection.

April 26, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School board plans to plug budget deficit

Because of declining state and local funding, the Effingham County Board of Education anticipates a budget shortfall in the next fiscal year.

April 23, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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Oh, the places they go — without leaving their seat

Children could be heard loud and clear from room 717 at Effingham County Middle School on Thursday, buzzing in anticipation of being read Dr. Seuss stories for the annual Read Across America day.

March 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Not just clowning around

Many clowns were seen around Blandford Elementary School on March 3.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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


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