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Afghanistan veteran gets to meet EMS students in-person

Army veteran Kit Lowe was this year's guest speaker for Ebenezer Middle School's annual Veterans Day assembly, but it wasn't his first time talking to students there.

November 14, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Apply to College event coming to ECHS

Effingham County High School faculty have worn apple-green "Ask Me About My College" buttons this week as teachers introduce high school seniors to their own alma maters in preparation for Apply to College Week next week.

November 14, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Cagle calls for state to produce best workers

Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle issued a challenge Thursday to a group of education and business leaders from across the state assembled at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

November 14, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECCA to host Lt. Gov. Cagle, statewide summit

The Effingham County School System was one of the first in Georgia to receive funds for its own career academy, and it continues to serve as a model for others in the state.

November 11, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Cheerleading squads take home region championships

Effingham County's high schools brought home a pair of competition cheerleading region championships over the weekend.

November 11, 2013 | Staff report | Education


High school honor rolls

Effingham County high school honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period:

November 11, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Middle school honor rolls

Effingham County middle school honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period:

November 11, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


AASU hosting military appreciation week events

Armstrong Atlantic State University's office of veteran affairs is host a weeklong series of events celebrating the service of the university's military and veteran students. The university's inaugural Military Appreciation Week will raise money for local military organizations and heighten awareness about timely issues affecting the military community.

November 11, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:

November 07, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


South Effingham High School starts SADD chapter

Students at South Effingham High School have joined SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), a peer leadership organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving, and teen violence and suicide.

November 07, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Parker’s pumps $3K donation into schools

Parker's convenience stores recently gave a $3,000 Fueling the Community check to the Effingham County School System. The donation, presented at Guyton Elementary School, is part of a larger charitable contribution to area schools in Georgia and South Carolina.

November 07, 2013 | Staff report | Education


SEHS wind ensemble to perform with noted trumpet soloist

The South Effingham High School wind ensemble will perform with Vincent DiMartino at First Presbyterian Church of Savannah as part of their Music with a Mission on Sunday at 3 p.m.

November 07, 2013 | Staff report | Education


4-H Cloverleafs get their hands on leadership training

Effingham County Cloverleaf 4-H members learned the importance of responsible leadership, goal setting, communication and teamwork during the 2013 leadership officer training.

November 04, 2013 | Staff report | Education


RES success leads to study in education excellence

Rincon Elementary School is among a select group of Georgia elementary schools studied as part of a new Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education report that identifies best practices that have resulted in significant academic gains.

November 04, 2013 | Staff report | Education


BES students make pennies pay off for charity

Students at Blandford Elementary School gave their pennies - and a lot more -to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

October 31, 2013 | Staff report | Education


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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


School board adopts redistricting plan

The Effingham County Board of Education approved a proposal Thursday to revise the attendance boundary lines for Blandford, Ebenezer and Rincon elementary schools.

February 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Fashion statements from SEHS students

With duct tape, coffee filters, paper products and other means, South Effingham High School students staged their eighth annual student fashion show.

February 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


STAR power

Two of the county's top students were honored Thursday at the Rotary Club of Effingham County's STAR student and teacher luncheon at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

February 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Wood chosen for Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Sami Wood, a sophomore at Effingham County High School, attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 14-16.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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