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Weese named county’s top teacher

The Effingham County Board of Education and Effingham Herald saluted the county's top teachers Wednesday at the 2012-13 Teacher of the Year Banquet.

October 08, 2012 | Paul Floeckher | Education


Scores rising as more students turn to the ACT

More of Effingham County's high school seniors took the ACT this year than last year, the county's SAT scores improved slightly on two of the test's three sections, and a higher number of students took Advanced Placement tests, according to a report presented Wednesday to the Effingham County Board of Education.

October 08, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Giving them a head start

The more than 40 children in Ebenezer Elementary School's pre-kindergarten program sat on the floor Tuesday morning, waiting anxiously for state Rep. Jon Burns to read a book to them.

October 04, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Therapy dogs visit Marlow

Third-grade students at Marlow Elementary enjoyed a visit from therapy dogs and their owners.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Education


GSU named military-friendly school

Georgia Southern University's commitment to providing top-notch education opportunities for military veterans, active duty personnel and their dependents is once again earning national attention. G.I. Jobs magazine, a premier military publication, has named Georgia Southern as a "Military Friendly School" for 2013.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Education


FBLA officers show what leadership means

The Effingham County High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America kicked off its 2012-13 year with an ice cream social.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Education


SEMS Y-Club, FCA lead annual observance

More than 100 South Effingham Middle School students joined others around the county and country in celebrating See You at the Pole on Sept. 26.

October 01, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School board opposes charter school amendment

When Effingham County Board of Education members go to the polls in a few weeks, they won't be voting in favor of the charter school amendment.

September 30, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Plenty to learn at Parent University

Rosemary Cope says she "loved school" - that is, until she got to high school.

September 30, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Savannah Tech honored as a military-friendly school

SAVANNAH - For the second consecutive year, Savannah Technical College has been designated as a military-friendly school, meaning it is among the top 15 percent of colleges and universities in the country embracing military service members, veterans and spouses as students.

September 27, 2012 | Staff report | Education


ECMS cheerleaders take crowns

The Effingham County Middle School competition cheerleaders took first place in the small middle school division and were named grand champions of the overall middle school division at the Georgia College and Jones County Greyhound Invitational.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Education


STC to hold adult education open house

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's Adult Education program will host an open house Wednesday from 6- 8 p.m in the Student Enrichment Center Building's Learning Enrichment Center at the Savannah campus at 5717 White Bluff Rd.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers attend Georgia Youth Summit

Effingham County 4-H'ers attended the sixth biennial Georgia Youth Summit, held Sept. 8-9 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. Participating in the event were Natalyn Harris, Natalie Starling, Sophie Usher, Alex Parrish, Mikayla Neal and group leader Christine Kirkland.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Green completes basic training

Air Force Airman James X. Green graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Morris sails Gulf of Mexico for Texas Maritime Academy

GALVESTON, TEXAS - Adam Morris, son of Tommy and Deborah Morris, sailed the Gulf of Mexico this summer on the General Rudder, a floating classroom for Texas A&M University at Galveston's Texas Maritime Academy (TMA).

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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Georgia Southern to start manufacturing engineering program

Georgia Southern University made history last Wednesday when the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia granted the university with the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and Southeast U.S.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Education


GSU opens new communication arts building

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University celebrated a newly-renovated Sanford Hall with a ribbon cutting recently. The $8.65 million Communication Arts building, formerly an apartment-style dormitory, will be home to more than 900 students majoring in communication studies, multimedia film and production, multimedia journalism, public relations and theatre.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Springfield’s Avila wins ASU scholarship

SAVANNAH - Ana Avila from Springfield has received a Goizueta Scholarship from Armstrong State University for the 2014-15 academic year.

August 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


A grant to get involved

Effingham County commissioners presented a check from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia's civic affairs foundation board of directors to Abby Smith, the Effingham County 4-H agent.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Earley wins Bojangles’ Scholarship

Curtisha Earley of Springfield has been awarded a 2014 Bojangles' Scholarship.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong honors dean’s list students for summer term

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University recently announced the dean's list for the summer 2014 semester. Armstrong's dean's list honors students earning a grade point average of 3.6 of higher for the semester.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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