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Schools give softball teams big sendoffs

Effingham County is being represented by not one, but two teams in the state softball tournament Elite Eight in Columbus.

October 30, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


High schoolers pass on anti-drug message to kids

On a day they wore Halloween costumes to school, Blandford Elementary students learned a lesson about true character.

October 28, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham 4-H competes in Challenge Bowl

"Great minds think alike" was the goal of the Effingham County 4-H Challenge Bowl team as they ventured to the Georgia State Fair in Perry.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


SEES hosting Children’s Book Week activities

South Effingham Elementary School is celebrating Children's Book Week with a family reading and fitness challenge, a family reading night and the school's first 5K race and one-mile fun run.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


SEMS takes cheer crown

The South Effingham Middle School cheerleaders won a competition held at Statesboro High School on Saturday.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Students, law enforcement hope Red Ribbon sends a message

Being involved in Red Ribbon Week activities as an Ebenezer Elementary School student left a lasting impression on Peter Waltz.

October 24, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Safe teen driving could mean big reward

A nationwide initiative to promote safe teen driving resonates particularly strongly in Effingham County.

October 21, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Parents getting their say on school year calendar

Parents of Effingham County students can offer their opinion on which calendar the school system should adopt for the 2014-15 academic year.

October 21, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham County celebrates National 4-H Week

Effingham County 4-H'ers joined others across the U.S. in celebrating National 4-H Week.

October 21, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School system honors top work-based students

Two graduates from the class of 2013 have been honored as Effingham County's 2012-13 work-based learning students of the year.

October 17, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Powell named STC’s dean of industrial technology

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College has selected Joseph Powell as its dean of industrial technology. Prior to this position Powell was STC's department head for drafting technology.

October 17, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Studio CEO offers direction for JROTC cadets

Having faith and faith in yourself are essential to success, the chief executive officer of Medient Studios told members of the Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC on Thursday night.

October 14, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Educators take part in water issues workshop, key issues institute

For three Effingham County school teachers, summer school was never more fun. Jana Bolton and Kendra Brophy of Effingham County Middle School and Amber Teare of South Effingham High School were selected and sponsored by Georgia-Pacific to attend summer workshop programs designed to help them bring environmental issues into the classroom in a dynamic way.

October 14, 2013 | Staff report | Education


AASU partners with Martin Luther University

Officials from Armstrong Atlantic State University have signed a memorandum of understanding with representatives from Martin Luther University in Halle, Germany, underscoring the growing relationship between the two universities.

October 14, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Eagles mascot slips the surly bonds

Georgia Southern University has embarked on a bold journey where no Eagle has ever gone before. GUS, the university's mascot, has landed safely after being launched into the stratosphere on a mission to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning.

October 10, 2013 | Staff report | Education


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School system among top 10 percent in CCRPI

Effingham County ranked among the top 10 percent of school districts in the state on the College and Career-Ready Performance Index for the 2013-14 school year.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


County's youth celebrate Martin Luther King's legacy

As part of Effingham County's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance, children and adults participated in the annual youth program Monday at the recreation department gym in Springfield.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham seniors attend GSU’s Scholars Day

STATESBORO - Eight students from Effingham County were among the more than 150 outstanding high school seniors recently invited to attend Georgia Southern University's Scholars Day.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Board members sworn in

The Effingham County Board of Education's first meeting of 2015 began with Beth Helmly and Robert Grant being sworn in.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Sand Hill students hear back from nation’s first lady

Some fifth-grade students at Sand Hill Elementary School wanted to voice their opinion about changes that have been made to their school lunches.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


State recognizes two Title I schools for performance

Two Effingham County schools earned recognition from the Georgia Department of Education as Title I reward schools this year.

January 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


High school writing scores jump

Effingham County students scored well on their final time taking the Georgia High School Writing Test.

December 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Awards night for Effingham 4-H

The Effingham 4-H held its annual awards banquet, recognizing its winners in several categories and the graduating seniors.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Brown selected for Leadership Georgia

Jacqueline Michelle Brown, school social worker for the Effingham County School System, has been named to the Leadership Georgia class of 2015.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers team up for Christmas cause

Effingham 4-H'ers partnered with the humanitarian organization Samaritan's Purse to participate this year in the Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Four local students make GCSU dean’s list

Four students from Effingham County completed courses with exemplary marks and made the dean's list for the 2014 fall semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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