For the past couple years, Ebenezer Middle School's after-school running program has promoted fitness for runners of all ages and abilities.
Another season of the YMCA Christian Leadership Academy was completed April 21 at the annual spring banquet.
The Effingham County Board of Education is sponsoring a family night for students in the ESOL program and their parents.
Effingham County 4-H'ers merged their hearts and hands to create Easter baskets for local residents. As part of their monthly community care projects, students are given opportunities to express their gratitude by extending a generous hand to the community of Effingham County.
Superintendent Randy Shearouse is optimistic the Effingham County School System will collect a higher amount of local tax revenue this year than last year.
SAVANNAH - Jason White, one of the founders of Okefenokee Solar, Inc., in Blackshear, attended Savannah Technical College's Photovoltaic Systems class twice a week last summer. Then, he earned certification by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), a national certification organization for professional installers in the field of renewable energy. With his Photovoltaic training and NABCEP certification, White has installed 14 solar pump stations, one 8.25 kilowatt (KW) commercial installation and one 10KW residential system, since his company was established in 2012.
Hannah Boyd took the crown in the Miss Effingham County High School pageant on April 6.
Elizabeth Kicklighter was crowned Miss South Effingham Middle School in the annual SEMS pageant. Kicklighter also was named Miss Photogenic.
Rachel Miles, a junior at Presbyterian College, was recently honored with the MLK Drum Major for Service Presidential Volunteer Service award. The award recognizes citizens who have acheived a certain number of hours of service over the past year.
Students in the Effingham College and Career Academy's logistics program are giving nearly 30,000 books to schoolchildren.
Rincon Elementary School recently inducted new members into its Junior Beta Club chapter in a ceremony attended by family and friends.
The Effingham County School System is conducting a parent survey in preparation for its five-year district accreditation visit in 2015.
Following are the honor rolls for Effingham County's high schools for the third nine-week grading period:
Following are the honor rolls for Effingham County's three middle schools for the third nine-week grading period:
SAVANNAH - Fifty-seven Savannah Technical College students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society in a ceremony STC's Eckburg Auditorium. To qualify for Phi Theta Kappa membership, students must have completed a minimum of 12 degree-level semester credit hours and have a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.
The Effingham County High School FFA livestock judging team recently competed in the Area IV FFA Livestock Judging Career Development Event.
Students from Effingham County and South Effingham FFA chapters attended the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 28-Nov. 1.
Armstrong State University has been designated a 2015 STEM Jobs Approved Colleges by Victory Media and will be featured in the winter 2015 issue of STEM Jobs magazine. Armstrong was one of only 123 schools nationwide to be named as a STEM Jobs Approved College.
The Effingham County High School chapter of the National Honor Society has had the privilege to serve its community by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity over the last couple of months.
The Effingham County Board of Education expects at its December meeting to approve the calendars for the next two school years.
Not every student gets to design, build and test robots in class.
People in Effingham County, and across the state, can give feedback to education leaders on proposed revisions to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.
Honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:
Honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools:
Honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period for Effingham County's two high schools:
One tenet of the Effingham College and Career Academy is that preparing students for careers is not a one-size-fits-all process.
Students from Grace Academy are learning at a young age to help others in their community.