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See You At The Pole

"Converge" was the 2011 See You at the Pole theme held Sept. 28. More than 70 students attended the event at South Effingham Middle School. Supported by students, friends, family, and staff members the SEMS SYATP Leadership Team hosted the event. The leadership committee provided free doughnuts and gave out See You at the Pole Bracelets provided by the SEMS Y-Club to all attendees.

October 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

State asks for waiver from some NCLB provisions

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge personally delivered Georgia's request for a waiver to certain provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and an alternative, to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

October 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

STC supporting breast cancer awareness

SAVANNAH -Next time you are on the Savannah Technical College Liberty Campus, you just might see some unusual art on display, as an assortment of bras will be hanging in the administration building through mid-October as the campus supports breast cancer awareness.

September 30, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

ECHS YAC pitches in for FORCE

From Sept. 12-16 the ECHS Youth Advisory Council, along with the Interact Club and Family Connection Communities and Schools, sponsored an After Labor Day Food Drive benefitting the Food Outreach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE). They collected 1,500 nonperishable goods to help FORCE restock local food pantries.

September 30, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

Rep. Gordon to visit Blandford’s pre-k

It's not common for a busy elected official to sit in a pint-sized chair alongside a group of 4-year-olds. Nor does it happen every day that scores of legislators around Georgia are doing the same thing in pre-k classrooms in their districts.

September 30, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

A wild time for writing test at ECHS

Effingham County High School is wild about writing. In preparation for the Georgia High School Writing Test today, students in the language and Family and Consumer Sciences departments have teamed up to decorate.

September 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

Barrow to host military academy day Saturday

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) will host a statewide Military Academy Day event at the Benedictine Military School in Savannah on Saturday.

September 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

University system may consolidate colleges

University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby has announced three initiatives to change higher education in the state.

September 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

Aspiring Leaders

This year's Aspiring Leaders Program participants are: Ashley Kieffer (Effingham Career Academy), Vanessa Denison (Blandford Elementary School), Melissa Long (South Effingham Elementary School), Ame Lane (South Effingham Middle School) and Glen Smith (Effingham County Middle School); and back row: Latoya Jones (Blandford Elementary), Donna Strickland (Sand Hill Elementary), Jennifer Peavy (Guyton Elementary School) and Stacy Boyett (Board of Education).

September 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

STC to hold visiting artisan series

SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College proudly announces the Historic Preservation Visiting Artisan Series featuring H. Thomas Kupper of the world-renowned Lincoln Cathedral in Lincolnshire, England. Kupper an internationally-acclaimed stained glass artisan, will be visiting the first week of October.

September 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

Panther Fest set for Oct. 29

Effingham County Middle School will be hosting its annual fall festival event, the 2011 Panther Fest Gift and Craft Bazaar, on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the school, located at 1659 Highway 119 South in Springfield.

September 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

Hart earns dean’s list honor at Darton College

ALBANY - Jennifer A. Hart of Rincon made the Dean's List at Darton College for the Summer 2011 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must be full time and have earned a 3.4 or higher grade point average.

September 12, 2011 | Patrick Donahue | Education

Erupting with learning

Students in Jason Pridgen and Stacie Platt's fifth grade classes at Ebenezer Elementary School worked in groups to make their own volcano models.

September 12, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

Career Academy hits the Gold standard with LEED

Mark Fitzpatrick of the Savannah branch of the U.S. Green Building Council presented a plaque to Effingham County Board of Education Chairman Lamar Allen on Wednesday, certifying the Effingham Career Academy as a LEED Gold facility.

September 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

Coloring contest can lead to college savings

ATLANTA-Coloring is perhaps one of the first activities a child embarks upon on his or her educational journey, creating a foundation for creativity and a lifetime of learning. This September, coloring can also help create a financial foundation for one Georgia child. In recognition of College Savings Month, the Path2College 529 Plan is holding a coloring sweepstakes where one child will be awarded $1,529 for his or her college savings plan.

September 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

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Fashion statements from SEHS students

With duct tape, coffee filters, paper products and other means, South Effingham High School students staged their eighth annual student fashion show.

February 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Education

STAR power

Two of the county's top students were honored Thursday at the Rotary Club of Effingham County's STAR student and teacher luncheon at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

February 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education

Wood chosen for Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Sami Wood, a sophomore at Effingham County High School, attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 14-16.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Education

4-H puts its heart into Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day brought new meaning to the residents of the Effingham Hospital Care Center. Effingham County 4-H'ers participated in constructing Valentine cards, baking cookies and playing bingo with the center's residents.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Education

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