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SSU receives $2 million NSF award

SAVANNAH - Savannah State University has received a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program for the Minority Access for Graduate Education and Careers (MAGEC) in STEM Program Plus: Strengthening/Sustaining the Culture of Excellence for STEM education.

September 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


ACT scores on the rise, SAT scores stable

Effingham County students are scoring better on the ACT and their SAT scores have remained stable, according to schools curriculum coordinator Judith Shuman.

September 10, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


CLA gets lesson in leadership

The Effingham YMCA Christian Leadership Academy participants had a rare opportunity to travel to Statesboro and hear former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speak at Georgia Southern University. Their volunteer advisor, Dr. Darren Thomas, submitted a question online prior to the event and his question was selected and answered by Rice during her speech. A video clip of the question is on the Christian Leadership Academy page on Facebook.

September 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham YMCA starts student leadership initiative

What will the leaders of Effingham county look like in 10 years? This is a question that the Effingham YMCA is taking very seriously as they seek to develop today's students into strong leaders for the future.

September 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


High schools paving the path for future educators

Wearing flip flops (a fundraiser for the Red Cross), eating donuts and still trying to wake up, the students in Sheryl Howell's first block class, Examining the Teaching Profession, at South Effingham High School don't look like teachers yet, but they are learning what it will take to become one.

September 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Arnsdorff to serve on state board

Greg Arnsdorff, Effingham County Schools assistant superintendent for instruction and technology, has been selected to serve on the Georgia School Superintendent's Association (GSSA) Board of Directors beginning in October. Arnsdorff will fill the cabinet-level member position and will attend five GSSA meetings per year.

September 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


SEHS Science Club gets a colorful task for turtles

The South Effingham High School Science Club is collecting used crayons to benefit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

September 07, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


STC to celebrate international literacy day

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College will celebrate International Literacy Day today with a brief ceremony at 10 a.m. followed by a literacy information fair until noon in the college's Eckburg Auditorium on the Savannah Campus on White Bluff Road.

September 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Peterson installed as Georgia Tech’s new president

ATLANTA - The Georgia Institute of Technology officially installed its 11th president, G.P. "Bud" Peterson, at an investiture (inauguration) ceremony Sept. 3. The Institute is using the historic occasion to kick off its efforts to create a strategic vision for the next 25 years.

September 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


STC appoints faculty to department head positions

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College has appointed several faculty members based in Savannah as department heads for college-wide administration, overseeing all instructional offerings in their respective academic areas at the college's locations in Savannah, Liberty and Effingham.

September 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Schools initiate call alert on swine flu

The Effingham County School System used an automated calling system to inform employees and parents of the possibility of H1N1 in the schools.

September 03, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Dental sealant program for children coming to SES

Springfield Elementary School, in conjunction with Oral Health America: National Sealant Alliance and the Georgia Oral Health Prevention Program, will provide free dental sealants for eligible children attending Springfield Elementary School. The program will begin in September. Consent forms will be sent home with students and must be filled out and returned to the school in order for a child to participate.

August 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Board of Education approves 2010-11 academic calendar

The Effingham County Board of Education approved the 2010-2011 academic calendar at its last meeting.

August 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham teens complete Youth Challenge program

Effingham County teens are among 215 youth set to graduate for the Fort Gordon Youth Challenge program on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Bell Auditorium located in Augusta.

August 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


UGA presidential scholars, deans lists

ATHENS - The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who were named Presidential Scholars or achieved the Deans List for summer semester.

August 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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School system looking at design for new RES

The Effingham County Board of Education plans to decide by the end of March on the design for the new Rincon Elementary School.

February 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham Civil Air Patrol cadets take to the skies

SYLVANIA - Cadets with Effingham Cadet Squadron of Civil Air Patrol took to the skies recently, participating in orientation flights (O-flights) at Plantation Airpark.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


There she is ... Miss GSU

South Effingham High School alumna Megan Johnson was crowned Miss Georgia Southern University on Saturday night.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn college accolades

Hall named to dean's list at Clemson University

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


4-H bee club receives donation

The Coastal Empire Bee Association made a $500 contribution to Effingham County 4-H's bee club.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Region champ SEMS cheer team honored at banquet

The 2014 South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team hosted its end-of-season banquet and each girl was given a certificate and a plaque for having an undefeated season and winning the region championship.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Students interact at the Capitol

The Effingham County High School Interact Club participated in Effingham Day at the Capitol from Jan. 25-27.

February 18, 2015 | Staff report | Education


High school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period for Effingham County's two high schools:

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


Middle school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools:

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


School system gets thumbs-up

The Effingham County School System is on track to be accredited for five more years.

February 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Woodmen of the World offering two $500 scholarships

The local Woodmen of the World chapter has started a new scholarship program for Effingham County students.

February 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


ECHS FBLA raises money for March of Dimes

Effingham County High School's chapter of Future Business Leaders of America observed FBLA Week by honoring ECHS teachers and raising money for the March of Dimes.

February 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Locals earn Ga. Tech honors

ATLANTA - Eight students from Effingham County attained academic honors for fall 2014 at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

February 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn honors at University of Georgia

ATHENS - The University of Georgia has announced the undergraduate students who were named presidential scholars or achieved the dean's list for fall semester.

February 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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