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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


Plenty cooking for Cloverleafs

Effingham County 4-H is proud to offer Cloverleaf 4-H members (fifth and sixth grades) an opportunity to sharpen their cooking skills by participating in Kids in the Kitchen.

October 31, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Schools give softball teams big sendoffs

Effingham County is being represented by not one, but two teams in the state softball tournament Elite Eight in Columbus.

October 30, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


High schoolers pass on anti-drug message to kids

On a day they wore Halloween costumes to school, Blandford Elementary students learned a lesson about true character.

October 28, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham 4-H competes in Challenge Bowl

"Great minds think alike" was the goal of the Effingham County 4-H Challenge Bowl team as they ventured to the Georgia State Fair in Perry.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


SEES hosting Children’s Book Week activities

South Effingham Elementary School is celebrating Children's Book Week with a family reading and fitness challenge, a family reading night and the school's first 5K race and one-mile fun run.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


SEMS takes cheer crown

The South Effingham Middle School cheerleaders won a competition held at Statesboro High School on Saturday.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Students, law enforcement hope Red Ribbon sends a message

Being involved in Red Ribbon Week activities as an Ebenezer Elementary School student left a lasting impression on Peter Waltz.

October 24, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Safe teen driving could mean big reward

A nationwide initiative to promote safe teen driving resonates particularly strongly in Effingham County.

October 21, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Parents getting their say on school year calendar

Parents of Effingham County students can offer their opinion on which calendar the school system should adopt for the 2014-15 academic year.

October 21, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham County celebrates National 4-H Week

Effingham County 4-H'ers joined others across the U.S. in celebrating National 4-H Week.

October 21, 2013 | Staff report | Education


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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


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


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