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BoE gives its OK to E-SPLOST list

In a special called meeting Monday morning, the Effingham County Board of Education approved a $76 million E-SPLOST IV renewal referendum to be on the ballot in November.

August 02, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Special called school board meeting

July 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Career Academy ready for business

An Effingham education dream three years in the making is finally coming to fruition as furniture and equipment are installed, lights blink their first illuminations and the Effingham Career Academy becomes a reality.

July 30, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Back to school supplies list

Back to school supplies list, by school and grade:

July 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


STC gets the keys to a Kia

WEST POINT-Dr. Kathy S. Love received a Kia "key to the future" during a special event held Wednesday at the Kia Georgia Training Center in West Point, when Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Inc. (KMMG) donated 20 of the all-new Kia Sorentos to the Technical College System of Georgia. The colleges receiving the cars were chosen based on the size of enrollment in their automotive programs.

July 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


STC to offer solar energy programs

SAVANNAH - Since President Obama's visit to Savannah Technical College earlier this year, interest in the college's solar energy program has skyrocketed.

July 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Giving them a cheer!

Last week 75 girls from kindergarten to seventh grade participated in the Mini Mustangs Cheer Camp with the SEHS varsity football/competition and junior varsity cheerleaders.

July 26, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


System earns national accreditation

School Superintendent Randy Shearouse announced that the Effingham County School System was granted District Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) accreditation seal.
This means that the district and all of its schools are accredited, and that the Effingham County School System is recognized across the nation as a quality school system.
The accreditation process involves three ongoing components: 1) meeting high quality standards; 2) implementing a continuous process of improvement; and 3) engaging in quality assurance through internal and external ...

July 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Yearbook staff molds top honors at camp

Members of the ECHS Rebel Yearbook staff traveled to Collins Hill High School from July 20-22 for Walsworth Yearbook Camp.
The ECHS Rebel Yearbook won third place in theme and cover design.
Holly Nance won second place in online design. Staffers placed among the top three copy writing stories during an interview and story writing exercise.

July 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Ogletree named to dean’s list at UGA

ATHENS-The University of Georgia has announced that Samantha G. Ogletree of Guyton has been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2010 semester.
Students named to the Dean's List have earned a 3.5 grade point average or higher out of a possible 4.0.
Dean's List designation requires that students take at least 14 credit hours and receive no unsatisfactory or incomplete grades.

July 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


State’s technical colleges set enrollment record

ATLANTA-An unprecedented 22 percent jump in the number of students attending the state's technical colleges has set a new annual enrollment record for the Technical College System of Georgia. The system's 26 colleges enrolled 190,842 students in fiscal year 2010, which ended on June 30. The total smashes the previous record high enrollment set in 2009 by more than 34,000 students.
At Savannah Technical College, total enrollment was up 13 percent from the previous year, with the college serving 9,639 students in 2009-10 up from 8,531 in 2008-09.
"It was a record-setting year ...

July 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


System falls shy of AYP standard

Initial reports from the Georgia Department of Education indicate the Effingham County School system does not meet the Adequate Yearly Progress target for 2010.
These do not include summer retests and graduates. But BoE central office eyebrows were raised as they showed Effingham County High and Middle schools not meeting AYP with areas of concern in both the black and economically disadvantaged subgroups, placing the system accountable.
"What this tells us and calls us to do is continue to work to ensure that our instructional program meets the needs of all learners, regardless of subgroup. It is a challenge," said ...

July 22, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


System beating state average on test scores

Test results are in from the 2009-2010 school year, and in general Effingham County continues to trend upward and outperform the state.
For the Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Test, first-fifth grade students in the system had a higher percentage of students meeting and exceeding standards across all five grade levels and in all of the 21 content areas covered. Fourteen of those areas showed improvement from the year before, with two areas matching their previous scores and the rest still with 90 percent or more students meeting or exceeding standards.
Of the 15 content areas for the middle grades, CRCT scores ...

July 19, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


School board approves some larger class sizes

The Effingham County Board of Education has approved a resolution allowing district schools to increase class sizes if necessary in the coming school year.
"(W)e are asking for a lot of flexibility when we actually have class sizes that are still in many instances relatively small," Assistant Superintendent Greg Arnsdorff told the board. "This is kind of looking at what could be a worst case scenario if we move through the year, things don't get better - more students enroll, and we don't get any further funding from the state."
With an eye toward current economic constraints facing ...

July 19, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Savannah Technical College gearing up for semester switch

Savannah Technical College is preparing for the conversion from the quarter to semester system, which will begin with the fall semester in August 2011.
Beginning in the summer of 2010 and continuing through summer 2011, Savannah Tech and its 25 sister colleges will offer one-on-one advisement sessions and individualized academic plans to all affected students.
"We're confident that this change will serve our students well moving forward," says College President Dr. Kathy S. Love.
The conversion will not affect students' state or federal financial aid, including Georgia's HOPE grant and scholarship programs. Annual tuition under the new semester ...

July 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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Finding their way

Effingham County High School students navigated their way through the Teen Maze on Wednesday, getting a glimpse at what good decisions' impacts - and the circumstances ...

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Countywide art show draws big crowd

The fifth annual countywide art show held its reception March 15 at the Effingham College and Career Academy, with hundereds of people inspecting the work ...

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Education


A splash of color at Sand Hill Elementary

It was a colorful Saturday morning at Sand Hill Elementary School as kids and adults took part in the Color Run, with a 1K around ...

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Velasquez chosen as 4-H national ambassador

Effingham County 4-H'er Rebecca Velasquez, was selected as a member of the inaugural class and one of only seven National 4-H STEM Youth Ambassadors.

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students to be recognized at ABAC Honors Day

TIFTON-President David Bridges will recognize 722 students who qualified for academic honors during Honors Day ceremonies April 6 at 3 p.m. in Gressette ...

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Buchanan graduates from Rochester Institute of Technology

ROCHESTER, NY-Rebecca Buchanan of Rincon graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall 2015 semester with a degree in business administration-online executive.

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Scott wins Rotary Speech contest

Darius Scott won the Rotary Club speed contest, held Feb. 25 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


The Cat in the Hat out on a limb at The Learning Treehouse

The "Cat in the Hat," Maia Elwell, visited The Learning Treehouse during Dr. Seuss Week to read "The Cat in the Hat" to aspiring readers.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Five Effingham 4-H’ers advance to state Congress

Effingham County 4-H members competed at the Southeast District Project Achievement competition, held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


ECMS team rides to big finishes

The Effingham County Middle School horse evaluation team placed second in the area and fifth in state at the FFA Career Development Event, held at ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech to join Georgia Film Academy

SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College will join the Georgia Film Academy, as one of four locations in the state partnering with the Academy to develop a ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn dean’s list status at GSU

Georgia Southern University recently recognized more than 2,800 students for excellence in academics on the fall 2015 dean's list. To be eligible for ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


School board adopts strategic plan

The Effingham County School System will have a strategic plan in place to guide its mission, after board of education members approved it at their ...

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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