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Around the world at Blandford Elementary

Blandford Elementary students showcased cultures from around the world Friday in the school's annual international arts festival.

May 13, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


'Careers on wheels' at Blandford Elementary

Students were able to climb on board and sit behind the wheel of heavy-duty military vehicles during Blandford Elementary School's annual career day on May 3.

May 09, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H Cloverleafs take part in Project Achievement

Cloverleaf (fifth- and sixth-graders) 4-H'ers selected a project area that interested them from more than 60 choices for county Project Acheivement. Students prepared a three-to-five-minute presentation using materials he/she learned, created three posters and used visuals to explain the topic for the presentation. Presentations were viewed by two judges and scored based on subject knowledge, visuals and speech delivery.

May 09, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Effingham schools soar past state marks

The Effingham County School System earned high marks on the state's new index for measuring school performance.

May 09, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Rincon Elementary celebrates May Day

Rincon Elementary School welcomed the arrival of spring with its 30th annual May Day celebration Friday.

May 06, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS Beta Club comes through for MDA

The South Effingham Middle School Junior Beta Club recently raised $610 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

May 06, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School system honors retirees

Effingham County High School teaching paraprofessional Denese Parker is retiring at the end of this school year, but she's treating it as if it were another high school graduation.

May 02, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Decision day

While they still are, and always will be, Effingham County Rebels, a group of seniors wore their college colors to school on Wednesday.

May 02, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Deal signs dual-credit courses bill into law

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law legislation that aims to boost Georgia's college completion rate.

April 30, 2013 | Staff report | Education


EMS Run-to-Fund 5K hits the road for school organizations

For the past couple years, Ebenezer Middle School's after-school running program has promoted fitness for runners of all ages and abilities.

April 29, 2013 | Staff report | Education


YMCA’s Christian Leadership Academy completes its fourth class

Another season of the YMCA Christian Leadership Academy was completed April 21 at the annual spring banquet.

April 29, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School system to hold family night for ESOL

The Effingham County Board of Education is sponsoring a family night for students in the ESOL program and their parents.

April 25, 2013 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers merge heart and hands

Effingham County 4-H'ers merged their hearts and hands to create Easter baskets for local residents. As part of their monthly community care projects, students are given opportunities to express their gratitude by extending a generous hand to the community of Effingham County.

April 25, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School board breathing easier on FY14 budget

Superintendent Randy Shearouse is optimistic the Effingham County School System will collect a higher amount of local tax revenue this year than last year.

April 22, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


STC solar program taking spotlight

SAVANNAH - Jason White, one of the founders of Okefenokee Solar, Inc., in Blackshear, attended Savannah Technical College's Photovoltaic Systems class twice a week last summer. Then, he earned certification by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), a national certification organization for professional installers in the field of renewable energy. With his Photovoltaic training and NABCEP certification, White has installed 14 solar pump stations, one 8.25 kilowatt (KW) commercial installation and one 10KW residential system, since his company was established in 2012.

April 22, 2013 | Staff report | Education


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Blankenship initiated into Phi Kappa Phi

Mark Blankenship Jr. of Rincon was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Blankenship was initiated at Georgia Southern University.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


South Effingham’s Sapp takes first place at state FFA convention

MACON- Caroline Sapp of South Effingham placed first in the goat production proficiency competition at the 87th Georgia FFA state convention, held at the Macon Centreplex.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


School board chooses IE2 governance model

The Effingham County Board of Education has chosen the IE2 model for its system of governance, following a unanimous vote at its May 6 meeting.

May 19, 2015 | Patrick Donahue | Education


School lunch prices going up by 15 cents

School lunch prices are going up next year and could be increasing over the next several years.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


ECMS holds math and science night

From liquid nitrogen used to make dipping dots to flying simulated aircraft to shaking to make butter to baby alligators to the potato gun, the annual Effingham County Middle School math and science night had plenty from which to choose and learn.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Education


A fond farewell to school system’s retirees

Nearly 500 years of experience in education were celebrated during the Effingham County School System's annual retirement ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Rincon Elementary celebrates May Day

Rincon Elementary School staged its 32nd annual May Day celebration, with each grade level performing a dance and the May Queen and her court being crowned.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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