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ECHS students sew a need

In conjunction with STOP the Violence, a national FCCLA program, students in Bonnie Pritcher's health, safety and nutrition class at Effingham County High School have been involved in the Child Abuse Patchwork Project.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Little Tots celebrates Pre-K Week

Little Tots Learning Center enjoyed a week of activities to celebrate Georgia Pre-K Week (Oct. 1-5), culminating with state Sen. Buddy Carter's visit to the Pre-K class. He read "Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf" to the children and discussed current events with them.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Parker’s pumps up schools

Parker Companies pumped $3,000 of the proceeds from its "Fueling the Community" Wednesdays into the Effingham County School System.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Education


SEMS crowns queen

Cathleen Rose Chance was named South Effingham Middle School homecoming queen Sept. 26.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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


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SEMS cheerleaders win at Jeff Davis

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team won first place at their first competition this season, held at Jeff Davis Middle School.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Celebrate Armstrong to be held this week

Armstrong State University will host the second annual Celebrate Armstrong weekend Oct. 9-11. The community is invited to join in this celebration of everything Armstrong.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Luke Bryan Farm Tour to aid GSU scholarships

Georgia Southern University alum and country singer Luke Bryan will visit the Statesboro area during his annual Farm Tour at Perry Field Wednesday in Claxton.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Kieffer turns business background into top teaching

Effingham County's 2014-15 teacher of the year took a non-traditional route into the education field.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Diploma is worth the wait

Six-and-a-half decades after what would have been his final year of high school, a local Korean War veteran received his diploma.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


New classroom gives a breath of fresh air to learning at EMS

Ebenezer Middle School students are spending less time inside their classrooms these days, but that's not a bad thing.

September 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECHS to host marching band festival Saturday

Several bands will perform at Effingham County High School Saturday in one of the state's most established and prestigious marching contests.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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