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Elementary school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:

November 07, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


South Effingham High School starts SADD chapter

Students at South Effingham High School have joined SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), a peer leadership organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving, and teen violence and suicide.

November 07, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Parker’s pumps $3K donation into schools

Parker's convenience stores recently gave a $3,000 Fueling the Community check to the Effingham County School System. The donation, presented at Guyton Elementary School, is part of a larger charitable contribution to area schools in Georgia and South Carolina.

November 07, 2013 | Staff report | Education


SEHS wind ensemble to perform with noted trumpet soloist

The South Effingham High School wind ensemble will perform with Vincent DiMartino at First Presbyterian Church of Savannah as part of their Music with a Mission on Sunday at 3 p.m.

November 07, 2013 | Staff report | Education


4-H Cloverleafs get their hands on leadership training

Effingham County Cloverleaf 4-H members learned the importance of responsible leadership, goal setting, communication and teamwork during the 2013 leadership officer training.

November 04, 2013 | Staff report | Education


RES success leads to study in education excellence

Rincon Elementary School is among a select group of Georgia elementary schools studied as part of a new Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education report that identifies best practices that have resulted in significant academic gains.

November 04, 2013 | Staff report | Education


BES students make pennies pay off for charity

Students at Blandford Elementary School gave their pennies - and a lot more -to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

October 31, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Plenty cooking for Cloverleafs

Effingham County 4-H is proud to offer Cloverleaf 4-H members (fifth and sixth grades) an opportunity to sharpen their cooking skills by participating in Kids in the Kitchen.

October 31, 2013 | Staff report | Education


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


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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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