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Kindergarten registration under way

The Effingham County School System is now taking appointments for kindergarten registration for the 2013-14 school year. Appointments will be scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through May 9 at the school district's Central Registration Center.

April 15, 2013 | Staff report | Education


UDC holds Georgia Day program

Fifty-two second-graders at South Effingham Elementary School participated in the United Daughters of the Confederacy's annual Georgia Day program. Maria Bashlor, president of the Effingham County Hussars chapter 2285, led a brief history and slide presentation.

April 15, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Student artists show off their work at countywide exhibit

Outstanding artwork created by Effingham County public school students during the 2012-13 school year has been on display this week.

April 11, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Eighth-grade writing scores on the rise

Efforts to improve Effingham County students' writing skills have paid off with higher scores on Georgia's Eighth-Grade Writing Assessment, school officials reported last week.

April 08, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Three ECCA students to head to SkillsUSA nationals

Students from the Effingham College and Career Academy competed March 21-23 at the Georgia SkillsUSA Skills and Leadership Conference in Atlanta. This year the Effingham College and Career Academy was awarded the "largest increase in membership" of 1,500 percent.

April 08, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Eggs ... ilirating!

Effingham Christian School took its annual egg drop competition to new heights this year.

April 01, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


FCCLA students attend state leadership meeting

Members of the Effingham County High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently participated in a weekend leadership conference March 14-16 at the Classic Center in Athens. Attendees, in addition to a weekend of competitions, participated in a Career and Trade Expo, University of Georgia tours, educational demonstrations, and sessions that motivated and informed members and their advisers with the theme "Saving the World … One Leader at a Time."

April 01, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Schools land a gift for learning

When Barry Sheehy was contemplating donating property he owned in southern Effingham County, he considered several local agencies as recipients.

March 28, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS students take part in Y-Club United Nations

South Effingham Middle School students Caitlyn Lariscy, Brian Nichols and Sarah Yonce attended the Georgia United Nations Assembly, a model United Nations program sponsored by the State YMCA of Georgia. Y-Club members and other middle and high school students from public and private schools across the state are eligible to participate.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Students soar at Aviation Career Day

Rising ninth-graders learned about the Effingham County School System's work-based learning program as well as career opportunities at Gulfstream Aerospace at the recent Aviation Career Day hosted by Gulfstream.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Students to take CRCT in April

Effingham County students in grades 3-8 will take the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test beginning on April 16.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Boyd earns Horatio Alger Scholarship

Effingham County High School senior Hannah Boyd received the Georgia Horatio Alger Association Scholarship. Boyd was the only senior from Effingham County to be awarded the scholarship, which is worth $5,000.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


History comes to life at Springfield Elementary

Springfield Elementary School fourth-grade students made history come alive in the school's annual "wax museum."

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Young Farmers Auction rakes in scholarship funds

The Effingham County Young Farmers Association brought in more than $13,000 Thursday at its annual auction at Effingham County High School.

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School bus cameras to get trial run

A plan to document evidence of drivers illegally passing Effingham County school buses might not include as many bus cameras next year as originally thought.

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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Rotary Club honors scholarship winners

Members of the Rotary Club of Effingham County honored the winners of the club's scholarships at their meeting Thursday.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Allen named GSBA district director

F. Lamar Allen, the Effingham County Board of Education's District 3 representative and chairman, was recently elected to serve as a district director for the Georgia School Boards Association.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students make dean's lists

Four local students named to Mercer dean's list

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Johnson eager to get on the sidelines for Georgia Southern

Effingham County High School honor graduate Abi Johnson visited several colleges, but ultimately one offered something none of the others could.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Long graduates from GCSU

MILLEDGEVILLE - Kate Long from Rincon earned a specialist in education degree majoring in special education from Georgia College during the spring commencement ceremonies.

May 29, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Photos: ECHS class of 2014

A class of 410 graduates received their diplomas Friday at Effingham County High School's 2014 commencement.

May 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Photos: SEHS class of 2014

The 2014 South Effingham High School graduating class was 325-strong Saturday night at The Corral.

May 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


4-H’ers on target in archery

The Effingham County Extension office recently introduced its 4-H'ers to their newest program, archery.

May 26, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Single vote keeps Helmly from runoff

For anyone who thinks one vote can't make a difference in an election, Beth Helmly begs to differ.

May 22, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Big goals for SEHS’ top students

South Effingham High School senior Liam Bendig has lofty goals for college and his career, but he sees it simply as doing what he is supposed to do.

May 22, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Hunt pins down ECHS’ top spot

As a varsity wrestler and football player, Effingham County High School senior Cheyenne Hunt is no stranger to athletic competition.

May 22, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Dog-eared pages and flying dogs

After a successful year in the classroom, first-graders in the Effingham County School System's Reading Recovery program enjoyed an outdoor celebration of the reading progress they made.

May 22, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham 4-H’ers hit Tybee for more than fun

Effingham 4-H'ers participated in the Southeast District Junior Conference at the Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island.

May 22, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School system taking new student registration

The Effingham County School System is now accepting new student registrations for the 2014-15 school year.

May 22, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Hall makes spring dean’s list at Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. - Erin Kinsley Hall of Springfield, whose major is health science, has been named to the dean's list at Clemson University for the spring 2014 semester.

May 22, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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