Members of Effingham County High School's SkillsUSA chapter competed and took home several prizes and an overall fourth place ranking at the first SkillsUSA Champions Rally at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. Close to 900 members and advisors from 50 schools across Georgia joined together in Reaves Arena for a day of motivation and competition.
Christina Hillman, a senior at ECHS, represented Effingham County as the SkillsUSA state president. The keynote speaker was Keith Brown, who did an exceptional job capturing the audience's attention and including many members of the audience in his presentation.
The annual PROBE College Fair will be held at Effingham County High School on Oct. 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the ECHS lunchroom. ECHS and South
Effingham High School juniors and seniors, along with their parents, are invited to attend and explore their many options for post-secondary education.
College representatives will be available to discuss specific admission requirements, scholarships, campus life, financial aid, housing, etc. Contact your high school counselor's office for more information.
SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College will host two information sessions for those interested in becoming commercial truck drivers today at 2 and 6 p.m. in Room 148 at the Liberty Campus, 100 Technology Drive in Hinesville.
The session will include admission and financial aid information, entry testing and give prospective students an opportunity to have their questions answered in advance of class beginning Oct. 25. To begin the admission process, students need to bring a photo ID. There is a $20 application fee.
The CDL program is covered by the HOPE grant for eligible students.
Faculty and staff at Springfield Elementary School hosted a jeans day in order to raise money for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer awareness fund. The school was able to raise over $500 to support the cause.
For the second consecutive year, the Effingham County Board of Education and the Effingham County Health Department are partnering to bring flu vaccine to students in grades Pre-k through 12. The CDC has requested school vaccine clinics at each school for students in order to increase participation and protection.
Parental permission forms for student vaccine, as well as a cover letter from Dr. Skelton, medical director of Chatham-Effingham County Health Departments, are being sent home with students. Permission forms are due back to the school nurse by Oct. 20. Flu clinics will begin the first week of November.
The beat was on at the 29th annual Coastal Empire Classic marching band competition held at Rebel Field on Saturday, with performers and spectators packing the stands.
Including Effingham County High School Rebel Regiment's exhibition performance, more than 1,200 students in 11 bands from all over Georgia performed at this year's contest.
The Coastal Empire Classic is one of the most established and prestigious marching competitions in the state, and has been held primarily at Rebel Field since it was founded in 1981. The Classic has been an event for high school marching bands to showcase their ...
The Effingham County School System and the Bulloch Team of Right From the Start Medicaid Project are hosting the first Harvest Community Resource Fair in the Lowe's parking lot on Oct. 30 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Families are encouraged to attend and learn about local resources including food pantries, free school uniforms, employment support for individuals with disabilities, respite care, mental health assistance, healthcare, pregnancy care and much more.
There will be activities for the children including a costume contest at noon for 1-10 year olds sponsored by the ECHS Science Club. Food will be available ...
South Effingham High School Mustang Cheerleaders, coached by Kim Fritts and Kim Morgan, participated in the East Laurens High School Falcon Frenzy on Oct. 9, where they placed first in their division and won the People's Choice award. Ware County came in second, and Griffin placed third in the competition.
Hundreds of students came to Effingham County High School last Wednesday as part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes' "Fields of Faith" event. "Fields of Faith" is structured as a student-to-student ministry. A "Fields of Faith" is held in each one of the three counties, Effingham, Bryan and Chatham, represented by the Coastal chapter of the FCA. Ed Pulkinen is the area director for FCA.
National Fire Prevention Week was Oct. 3-9 , and the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) theme for this year was: Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With. In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, each Effingham County school held a fire drill on Oct. 1.
The school system has also requested fire safety demonstrations in November or December by the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commission's Fire Safety House, a mobile education unit used to reiterate important fire safety education messages. It is a two-story mobile unit with dimensions of approximately 8x28x11. The house is equipped with a ...
Georgia Farm Bureau will award a total of $14,250 in scholarships to 10 high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree in agriculture, family and consumer sciences, or a related field, Stuart Exley, Effingham County Farm Bureau president, recently announced.
The top three students will each receive a scholarship of $3,000. The remaining seven students will each receive a $750 scholarship. Students are eligible to submit an application if they, a parent or legal guardian were a member of Georgia Farm Bureau as of Sept. 1, 2010.
After an increase in SAT scores a year ago, the Effingham County school system experienced a drop in the scores for the class of 2010.
Average SAT scores for 2010 across the state saw a dip from the previous year, although Georgia's SAT participation rate was 74 percent, among the top 10 in the nation. While Georgia's mean score dropped from 1,460 to 1,453 from 2009 to 2010, Effingham saw a 14-point drop from 1,441 to 1,427.
The SAT is an aptitude exam made up of three parts worth 800 points apiece, mathematics, critical ...