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County ACT scores outpace state, national averages

More Effingham County high school students are taking the ACT for their college entrance examinations - and their scores are outpacing those at a state and national level.

October 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Peading all about Pre-K Week

Guest readers brought the world of books and reading to Effingham County pre-kindergarten students last week during Pre-K Week.

October 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Usher chosen for UGA’s Cordelia Anne Ellis scholarship

Sophie Usher, a University of Georgia student from Clyo studying avian biology, has been selected to receive the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Cordelia Anne Ellis Scholarship for the 2015-16 school year.

October 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham 4-H’ers take a slice out of Spam challenge

4-H'ers in grades six through 12 gathered at the Effingham County Extension Office for their monthly 4-H club meeting, only to discover a very unusual activity awaiting them, a Spam carving challenge.

October 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Digging into STEM

The ceremonial dirt for the planned addition to the Effingham College and Career Academy was turned Friday morning, and in less than a year, it will welcome its first students in science, technology, mathematics and engineering.

October 13, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Getting caught in the spin

Former NBA player Joe Odhiambo, who holds more than a dozen Guinness World records, showed off his dribbling and basketball-spinning repertoire to children at Sand Hill Elementary, and he also discussed the importance of character and perseverance to them.

October 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


ECHS cheerleaders take Raider Rumble

The Effingham County High School competition cheerleading team won the grand champions title at the Raider Rumble, held Sept. 19 at West Laurens High School. The ECHS team also won the Class 5A division.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


It's Pre-K Week

Guest readers visited Effingham County pre-kindergarten classes to read to the kids as part of Pre-K Week.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEMS cheerleaders win Coastal Cheer Classic

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheerleading team won first place at their first competition this season. They competed at Effingham County High School on Sept. 26 in the Coastal Cheer Classic.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Smith named to president’s honor roll at UNG

DAHLONEGA- Matthew Ryan Smith of Clyo has been named to the president's honor roll at the University of North Georgia for achieving a 4.0 grade point average, carrying 12 or more credit hours in one semester and having no grade lower than B.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham 4-H rewards teachers

As a partner with the Effingham County Board of Education, Effingham 4-H staff works closely with teachers in fourth and fifth grades to provide a quality educational component to compliment the curriculum received at the schools through monthly 4-H club meetings.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


4-H leadership training

Effingham County Cloverleaf 4-H members learned the importance of responsible leadership, goal setting, communication and teamwork during the 2015 leadership officer training.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


A regal night

Courtney Sellers was named the 2015 homecoming queen Friday at Effingham County High School. First runner-up was Erin Ondriezek and second runner-up was Angelina Harper.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEHS cheerleaders win big at Lakeside

The South Effingham High School varsity cheerleaders won first in the 5A division and were named grand champion at the Panther Cheer Classic, held Saturday at Lakeside-Evans High School.

September 29, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Gatch named to VSU dean’s list

VALDOSTA-Courtney Gatch of Rincon has been recognized among more than 240 students from Valdosta State University who made the summer 2015 dean's list.

September 29, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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Grad rates soaring

The Effingham County School System's graduation rates are continuing to climb, according to statistics provided to Board of Education members last week - and the ...

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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