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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


STC to hold adult education open house

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's Adult Education program will host an open house Wednesday from 6- 8 p.m in the Student Enrichment Center Building's Learning Enrichment Center at the Savannah campus at 5717 White Bluff Rd.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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School system among top 10 percent in CCRPI

Effingham County ranked among the top 10 percent of school districts in the state on the College and Career-Ready Performance Index for the 2013-14 school year.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


County's youth celebrate Martin Luther King's legacy

As part of Effingham County's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance, children and adults participated in the annual youth program Monday at the recreation department gym in Springfield.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham seniors attend GSU’s Scholars Day

STATESBORO - Eight students from Effingham County were among the more than 150 outstanding high school seniors recently invited to attend Georgia Southern University's Scholars Day.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Board members sworn in

The Effingham County Board of Education's first meeting of 2015 began with Beth Helmly and Robert Grant being sworn in.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Sand Hill students hear back from nation’s first lady

Some fifth-grade students at Sand Hill Elementary School wanted to voice their opinion about changes that have been made to their school lunches.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


State recognizes two Title I schools for performance

Two Effingham County schools earned recognition from the Georgia Department of Education as Title I reward schools this year.

January 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


High school writing scores jump

Effingham County students scored well on their final time taking the Georgia High School Writing Test.

December 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Awards night for Effingham 4-H

The Effingham 4-H held its annual awards banquet, recognizing its winners in several categories and the graduating seniors.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Brown selected for Leadership Georgia

Jacqueline Michelle Brown, school social worker for the Effingham County School System, has been named to the Leadership Georgia class of 2015.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers team up for Christmas cause

Effingham 4-H'ers partnered with the humanitarian organization Samaritan's Purse to participate this year in the Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Four local students make GCSU dean’s list

Four students from Effingham County completed courses with exemplary marks and made the dean's list for the 2014 fall semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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