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Writing scores dip for eighth-graders

Reflecting the results across the region and state, Effingham County's scores declined slightly this year from last year on Georgia's Eighth-Grade Writing Assessment.

April 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Chalk one up at Habersham School

Students at The Habersham School in Rincon put on a colorful display of school spirit Friday.

April 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system finds comfort zone in budget

The Effingham County Board of Education's initial projections for its fiscal year 2015 budget are for revenues to exceed expenses by $1.6 million.

April 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Guyton Elementary enjoys spring festival

The threat of rain on Saturday moved Guyton Elementary School's spring festival inside, but the fundraiser for a variety of school projects still drew a big crowd.

April 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


South Effingham’s HOSA aims for 100 pints of blood

The South Effingham High School HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) club will host its second Red Cross blood drive of the 2013-14 school year April 11 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the school gymnasium.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Springfield’s own Madame Tussaud’s

Springfield Elementary School fourth-graders portrayed historical figures and events in the school's annual "wax museum."

March 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Parent University gears up for year’s final session

Parent University-Effingham will host its final session of the 2013-14 school year April 5 at Effingham County Middle School.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECHS to host autism awareness 5K Saturday

Effingham County High School will host a 5K run/walk for autism awareness April 5 at Rebel Field.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Parent University gets grant

Parent University-Effingham received a $500 grant from Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Effingham County.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Pictures at an exhibition

Artwork from all Effingham County schools was on display last week in the annual district-wide art exhibition.

March 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEHS students show their talents

Thirteen acts performed in South Effingham High School's annual talent show, a fundraiser for the school's drama and choral departments.

March 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Young Farmers auction raises money for scholarships

The Effingham County Young Farmers raised $11,754 in their annual auction Tuesday at Effingham County High School.

March 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system accomodates all requests to stay put

Parents who asked for their children not to be transferred from Blandford or Rincon elementary schools to another school next year got their wish.

March 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Taking the right path

South Effingham High School juniors and seniors took turns Wednesday trying to walk a straight line for nine steps - while wearing goggles simulating having a blood alcohol content of .25, or three times the legal limit.

March 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H’ers shine at Project Achievement

Fifteen Effingham County 4-H members competed at the Southeast District Project Achievement competition at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, including two who earned first-place finishes to advance to the state competition.

March 27, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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AASU announces president’s list

Armstrong Atlantic State University recently announced president's list honorees, each of whom earned a 4.0 grade point average for two consecutive semesters during the 2013-14 academic school year.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Locals earn degrees, honors at Ga. Southwestern State

AMERICUS - Three Effingham County students were among the 300 graduates from Georgia Southwestern State University at the spring 2014 commencement ceremony in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEHS to host Mini Mustang Cheer Camp

Girls in kindergarten-seventh grade are invited to participate in the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp hosted by the South Effingham High School cheerleaders.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Blandford students corner awards at Stock Market Game

Four students from Blandford Elementary School were honored recently at the Georgia Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon in Atlanta.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Orchestra awards scholarships

Hank Miles and Casie Wilson are the recipients of the Effingham Community Orchestra's fourth annual academic scholarships.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn Georgia Tech degrees

ATLANTA - The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students during its 247th commencement exercises.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Initiative expected to make college more affordable

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was one of three states chosen to receive a $1 million grant to lead an education initiative, Guided Pathways to Success (GPS), focused on making college more affordable, boosting college completion and saving taxpayers millions. The grant is funded by the Lumina Foundation in partnership with Complete College America.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham high school students surpass state marks

Boosted by a substantial increase in economics scores, Effingham County's high school students fared better than the state averages in every subject of Georgia's end of course test this spring.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Helmly to get early start

Beth Helmly is another step closer to serving on the Effingham County Board of Education.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


EWIB scholarship recipients have big plans for future

David Lariscy enlisted in the Army National Guard while he was still in high school, and he plans to continue serving in the military while pursuing careers in engineering and education.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Rotary Club honors scholarship winners

Members of the Rotary Club of Effingham County honored the winners of the club's scholarships at their meeting Thursday.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Allen named GSBA district director

F. Lamar Allen, the Effingham County Board of Education's District 3 representative and chairman, was recently elected to serve as a district director for the Georgia School Boards Association.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students make dean's lists

Four local students named to Mercer dean's list

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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