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ECCA students earn ServSafe certification

Twenty-nine students in the Effingham College and Career Academy culinary arts program recently completed the requirements and passed the test for ServSafe certification.

October 15, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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


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Georgia Southern University announces spring president’s list

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,162 students for excellence in academics on the 2014 spring semester president's list.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students graduate

Wilson graduates from CSU

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the fourth nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:

June 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


AASU honors locals for dean’s list

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

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Two local students make Reinhardt dean’s list

WALESKA - Two students from Effingham County were among the 367 named to Reinhardt University's dean's list for spring semester 2014.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School board OKs $88.6M budget

The Effingham County Board of Education will use $2 million from its general operations account to balance its budget for the 2015 fiscal year.

June 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Helmly takes oath for BoE seat

Beth Helmly sat quietly as the Effingham County Board of Education adopted its budget for the 2015 fiscal year, but she assures she will have plenty to say during her tenure on the board.

June 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Danica Pearson takes Quick-Think-A-Thon district grand prize

Danica Pearson's quick thinking paid off with the grand prize at the Exchange Club's Georgia District Convention on St. Simons Island.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECHS JROTC earns top honor

Unit GA-938, the Air Force Junior ROTC at Effingham County High School, has been selected by the Air Force to receive the 2013-14 Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Locals earn degrees from Mercer University

MACON - Mercer University conferred bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to more than 1,900 students representing all 12 schools and colleges at five spring commencement ceremonies during May in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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