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School board won’t raise millage rate

The Effingham County Board of Education will not raise its millage rate for the 2014 fiscal year and will use funds from the state's midterm adjustment to adopt a balanced budget.

May 20, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


GSU designs app for historical markers

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University has launched a new Georgia historical markers smartphone application that will allow historians and visitors to easily locate and explore Georgia's more than 2,500 historical markers. Georgia Southern partnered with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs in the development of the application.

May 20, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Rebecca Neidlinger wins Quick-Think-A-Thon

Springfield Elementary second-grader Rebecca Neidlinger won this year's Quick-Think-A-Thon tournament on May 2 at Ebenezer Middle School.

May 20, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn college honors

Effingham students make dean's list at GCSU

May 20, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Career day rolls into Sand Hill Elementary

Sand Hill Elementary School students enjoyed a "big" show for their annual career day on May 10. Several large vehicles were on display to showcase careers in transportation.

May 16, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Finding a purpose and career through Project SEARCH

Many students nowadays don't already have a job lined up on graduation day.

May 16, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


GSU starts effort to preserve POW camp relics

Georgia Southern University archaeologists will begin a major conservation project to identify and conserve 150-year-old metal artifacts found at Camp Lawton, a Confederate prisoner of war camp located at what is now Magnolia Springs State Park in Millen. The project is the next step in preparation for the opening of a planned history center at the park.

May 15, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Around the world at Blandford Elementary

Blandford Elementary students showcased cultures from around the world Friday in the school's annual international arts festival.

May 13, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


'Careers on wheels' at Blandford Elementary

Students were able to climb on board and sit behind the wheel of heavy-duty military vehicles during Blandford Elementary School's annual career day on May 3.

May 09, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H Cloverleafs take part in Project Achievement

Cloverleaf (fifth- and sixth-graders) 4-H'ers selected a project area that interested them from more than 60 choices for county Project Acheivement. Students prepared a three-to-five-minute presentation using materials he/she learned, created three posters and used visuals to explain the topic for the presentation. Presentations were viewed by two judges and scored based on subject knowledge, visuals and speech delivery.

May 09, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Effingham schools soar past state marks

The Effingham County School System earned high marks on the state's new index for measuring school performance.

May 09, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Rincon Elementary celebrates May Day

Rincon Elementary School welcomed the arrival of spring with its 30th annual May Day celebration Friday.

May 06, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS Beta Club comes through for MDA

The South Effingham Middle School Junior Beta Club recently raised $610 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

May 06, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School system honors retirees

Effingham County High School teaching paraprofessional Denese Parker is retiring at the end of this school year, but she's treating it as if it were another high school graduation.

May 02, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Decision day

While they still are, and always will be, Effingham County Rebels, a group of seniors wore their college colors to school on Wednesday.

May 02, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | 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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