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Foster teens scholarship accepting applications

The Celebration of Excellence program, which provides scholarships to foster teens bound for college or vocational school, has opened its application process for the 2008 program year.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Tifton to hold natural resources conservation workshop in June

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton will host this years Natural Resources Conservation Workshop (NRCW) June 8-12 for students ages 15 and 18 who have not graduated from high school, from all around Georgia with a week of fun with conservation.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Barrow votes to address rising college prices

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) voted for legislation to lower the soaring cost of college tuition and to remove other obstacles that make it harder for qualified students to go to college.

March 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


EMS students dominate at National History Day event

Ebenezer Middle School students who participated in the National History Day event held last week at Georgia Southern University captured 13 of the 15 available slots to continue on to the state competition to be held at Macon State College on April 26.

March 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS showcases students' art

March 13, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


College help is only a click away

Parents and students got a chance to learn about financial aid for technical, two and four year colleges and universities at Effingham County High School on Tuesday night.

March 13, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Young Farmers honor Waltz

Dr. Freddie Waltz was recognized as the state young farmer advisor of the year at the state Young Farmer convention at the end of January.

March 11, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Education


Social science fair winners advance to competition at GSU

The Effingham County District Social Science Fair was held on Feb. 8 at Effingham County Middle School.

March 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Wostbrock makes dean’s list at Berry College

Sarah Elizabeth Wostbrock of Guyton has been named to the dean's list of Berry College for the fall semester, according to Dr. Kathy B. McKee, interim provost.

March 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Soucy named to dean’s list at West Georgia

The University of West Georgia named 1,563 students to the fall semester dean's list, according to Dr. Thomas J. Hynes, vice president for academic affairs.

March 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Schools open doors for prospective teachers

The Effingham County School System is looking for professionals who want to become teachers.

March 06, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


State, SHRM certify SEHS business ed

Following their December visit to South Effingham High School, the Savannah Chapter of The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Georgia Department of Education has deemed that SEHS has passed the 37 industry certification standards/criteria and will be certified for the next five years.

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Guyton Elementary students compete in Social Studies Fair

The fifth grade students at Guyton Elementary School participated in their annual school Social Studies Fair on Jan. 25.

March 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


BOE honored for taking steps to Dance, Dance

The Effingham County Board of Education was recognized for having all of its elementary and middle schools meet the criteria to receive a Dance, Dance Revolution system as a part of the Live Healthy Georgia program.

March 04, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Georgia Southern upgrades emergency message system

Georgia Southern University launched EAGLE ALERT, an upgraded emergency messaging system designed to provide students, faculty and staff with immediate updates during emergency situations. The University will use the upgraded system as part of its existing emergency response plan.

March 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


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Blankenship initiated into Phi Kappa Phi

Mark Blankenship Jr. of Rincon was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Blankenship was initiated at Georgia Southern University.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


South Effingham’s Sapp takes first place at state FFA convention

MACON- Caroline Sapp of South Effingham placed first in the goat production proficiency competition at the 87th Georgia FFA state convention, held at the Macon Centreplex.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


School board chooses IE2 governance model

The Effingham County Board of Education has chosen the IE2 model for its system of governance, following a unanimous vote at its May 6 meeting.

May 19, 2015 | Patrick Donahue | Education


School lunch prices going up by 15 cents

School lunch prices are going up next year and could be increasing over the next several years.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


ECMS holds math and science night

From liquid nitrogen used to make dipping dots to flying simulated aircraft to shaking to make butter to baby alligators to the potato gun, the annual Effingham County Middle School math and science night had plenty from which to choose and learn.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Education


A fond farewell to school system’s retirees

Nearly 500 years of experience in education were celebrated during the Effingham County School System's annual retirement ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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