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BoE renews Shearouse’ contract in a split vote

Effingham County Superintendent of Schools Randy Shearouse had his contract renewed for another three years - but this time, the vote was not unanimous.

December 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Rincon Elementary book parade features a cast of characters

Students, faculty and staff got into the spirit of Rincon Elementary School's book parade Nov. 20. Classes in each grade dressed up in the theme of a particular book.

December 02, 2015 | Staff report | Education


4-H Kitchen Crashers dive into pie-making

4-H cooking school had a head-on collision with homemade pies in October. Nothing says it better in fall weather, than a mouth-watering, made from scratch, homemade pie like grandma use to make.

December 02, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong State to hold Start Strong, Start New event

Armstrong State University will host a one-day registration event for new students to apply, be admitted and sign up for fall classes. Designed to kick start careers in growing fields including information technology, business economics, health science and more, this event is tailored to working professionals, though traditional students are also welcome.

December 02, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Setting a gold standard

During breakfast every Wednesday, Pre-K students at Rincon Elementary welcome volunteer readers from South Effingham High School. Rylee Kirk, a senior at SEHS, leads the Pre-K Literacy Project.

November 24, 2015 | By Tess DeMeyer Special to the Herald | Education


4-H’ers give to Backus Children's Hospital

When a child needs medical care, it can be a stressful time for the entire family. In an effort to ease the stress the Effingham County 4-H'ers prepared 60 treat bags, as well as donated hand-painted flower pots made by the Effingham County 4-H Homeschoolers, for the Backus Children's Hospital at Memorial Health in Savannah.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Sheriff McDuffie reads to pre-k classes

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie reads to Liz Allen's pre-kindergarten class at Effingham County High School during National Pre-K Week. Allen's class was one of many Sheriff McDuffie visited to read to kids.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Grace Academy delivers for Manna House

Students at Grace Academy conducted a month-long food drive and donated the items to Manna House Ministries to distribute. The school decided Manna House was the perfect place to support, while also teaching the students about helping others. Class periods included discussion of Biblical views in giving to people in need.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham County Teacher of the Year

In her classroom halfway down a hall at Ebenezer Middle School, Heather Cocke has created a utopia for her students.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Middle and high school honor rolls

Ebenezer Middle

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Blandford Elementary

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEMS cheer team wins first state championship

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheerleaders ended their competition season winning the 2015 Georgia Middle School state championship. This is the first year a state competition has been held at the middle school level in Georgia. The competition was held at the Jefferson High School Arena on Nov. 7.

November 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


ECHS takes fourth at state cheer competition

The Effingham County competitive cheerleading squad finished fourth in the GHSA Class AAAAA state cheerleading meet Saturday in Columbus. Northgate won the state championship.

November 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


BES Junior Beta Club pitches in for Manna House

The Junior Beta Club at Blandford Elementary School coordinated their annual Thanksgiving food drive for Manna House in Rincon. A total of 3,140 pounds of food was donated by Blandford students.

November 10, 2015 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers take part in poverty simulation

Effingham County 4-H'ers assisted Family Promise by volunteering in a Poverty Simulation event designed to help participants understand the reality of poverty and to increase awareness of the challenges faced by individuals living at or near the poverty level.

November 10, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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Finding their way

Effingham County High School students navigated their way through the Teen Maze on Wednesday, getting a glimpse at what good decisions' impacts - and the circumstances ...

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Countywide art show draws big crowd

The fifth annual countywide art show held its reception March 15 at the Effingham College and Career Academy, with hundereds of people inspecting the work ...

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Education


A splash of color at Sand Hill Elementary

It was a colorful Saturday morning at Sand Hill Elementary School as kids and adults took part in the Color Run, with a 1K around ...

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Velasquez chosen as 4-H national ambassador

Effingham County 4-H'er Rebecca Velasquez, was selected as a member of the inaugural class and one of only seven National 4-H STEM Youth Ambassadors.

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students to be recognized at ABAC Honors Day

TIFTON-President David Bridges will recognize 722 students who qualified for academic honors during Honors Day ceremonies April 6 at 3 p.m. in Gressette ...

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Buchanan graduates from Rochester Institute of Technology

ROCHESTER, NY-Rebecca Buchanan of Rincon graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall 2015 semester with a degree in business administration-online executive.

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Scott wins Rotary Speech contest

Darius Scott won the Rotary Club speed contest, held Feb. 25 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


The Cat in the Hat out on a limb at The Learning Treehouse

The "Cat in the Hat," Maia Elwell, visited The Learning Treehouse during Dr. Seuss Week to read "The Cat in the Hat" to aspiring readers.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Five Effingham 4-H’ers advance to state Congress

Effingham County 4-H members competed at the Southeast District Project Achievement competition, held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


ECMS team rides to big finishes

The Effingham County Middle School horse evaluation team placed second in the area and fifth in state at the FFA Career Development Event, held at ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech to join Georgia Film Academy

SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College will join the Georgia Film Academy, as one of four locations in the state partnering with the Academy to develop a ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn dean’s list status at GSU

Georgia Southern University recently recognized more than 2,800 students for excellence in academics on the fall 2015 dean's list. To be eligible for ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


School board adopts strategic plan

The Effingham County School System will have a strategic plan in place to guide its mission, after board of education members approved it at their ...

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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