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Parker’s pumps up schools

Parker Companies pumped $3,000 of the proceeds from its "Fueling the Community" Wednesdays into the Effingham County School System.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Education


SEMS crowns queen

Cathleen Rose Chance was named South Effingham Middle School homecoming queen Sept. 26.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Weese named county’s top teacher

The Effingham County Board of Education and Effingham Herald saluted the county's top teachers Wednesday at the 2012-13 Teacher of the Year Banquet.

October 08, 2012 | Paul Floeckher | Education


Scores rising as more students turn to the ACT

More of Effingham County's high school seniors took the ACT this year than last year, the county's SAT scores improved slightly on two of the test's three sections, and a higher number of students took Advanced Placement tests, according to a report presented Wednesday to the Effingham County Board of Education.

October 08, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Giving them a head start

The more than 40 children in Ebenezer Elementary School's pre-kindergarten program sat on the floor Tuesday morning, waiting anxiously for state Rep. Jon Burns to read a book to them.

October 04, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Therapy dogs visit Marlow

Third-grade students at Marlow Elementary enjoyed a visit from therapy dogs and their owners.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Education


GSU named military-friendly school

Georgia Southern University's commitment to providing top-notch education opportunities for military veterans, active duty personnel and their dependents is once again earning national attention. G.I. Jobs magazine, a premier military publication, has named Georgia Southern as a "Military Friendly School" for 2013.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Education


FBLA officers show what leadership means

The Effingham County High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America kicked off its 2012-13 year with an ice cream social.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Education


SEMS Y-Club, FCA lead annual observance

More than 100 South Effingham Middle School students joined others around the county and country in celebrating See You at the Pole on Sept. 26.

October 01, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School board opposes charter school amendment

When Effingham County Board of Education members go to the polls in a few weeks, they won't be voting in favor of the charter school amendment.

September 30, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Plenty to learn at Parent University

Rosemary Cope says she "loved school" - that is, until she got to high school.

September 30, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Savannah Tech honored as a military-friendly school

SAVANNAH - For the second consecutive year, Savannah Technical College has been designated as a military-friendly school, meaning it is among the top 15 percent of colleges and universities in the country embracing military service members, veterans and spouses as students.

September 27, 2012 | Staff report | Education


ECMS cheerleaders take crowns

The Effingham County Middle School competition cheerleaders took first place in the small middle school division and were named grand champions of the overall middle school division at the Georgia College and Jones County Greyhound Invitational.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Education


STC to hold adult education open house

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's Adult Education program will host an open house Wednesday from 6- 8 p.m in the Student Enrichment Center Building's Learning Enrichment Center at the Savannah campus at 5717 White Bluff Rd.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers attend Georgia Youth Summit

Effingham County 4-H'ers attended the sixth biennial Georgia Youth Summit, held Sept. 8-9 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. Participating in the event were Natalyn Harris, Natalie Starling, Sophie Usher, Alex Parrish, Mikayla Neal and group leader Christine Kirkland.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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4-H’ers stage own version of ‘Chopped’

The Effingham County Extension office recently sponsored 4-H's inaugural Milk Make Contest.

February 10, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Students serve as Capitol pages

The cities of Rincon and Springfield, as well as Effingham County High School, were well represented at the state Capitol by ECHS students serving as pages.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Scientists: the next generation

South Effingham Middle School's eighth-grade advanced-content physical science classes recently traveled to South Effingham Elementary School for three collaborative lab activities.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Sand Hill students' pet project expands to help Manna House

A group of students from Sand Hill Elementary School aren't letting their own challenges stop them from helping people in the community.

February 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Marlow Elementary kicks off Fuel Up to Play 60

To promote a fitness program sponsored by the National Football League, Marlow Elementary School enlisted one of Effingham County's own NFL alumni.

February 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system gearing up for accreditation visit

The Effingham County School System is preparing to host an important visit.

February 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham students receive degrees, honors

Local students earn Valdosta State honors

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Education


4-H launches into National Youth Science Day

It's not rocket science, or maybe it is …

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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