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South Effingham FFA participate in Coastal Empire Fair, support PALS during show

The mentoring program, "PALS," was started at South Effingham High School 10 years ago under the capable leadership of master teachers, Mose Mock and Bill McIlrath. Mock, who has anchored, advised and taught the FFA program for most of his long career, started his FFA students working with eighth grade boys from Bethesda Home for Boys, who were already taking an animal science class from McIlrath.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Even Start celebrates reading initiative with free books

The Effingham County Even Start Reading Is Fundamental program will be celebrating its first book distribution on Dec. 10, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Central Learning Center, 434 Wallace Dr. in Springfield. The book distribution event is made possible through RIF, the nation's oldest and largest children's and family literacy organization, and a grant awarded to the Effingham County Even Start program.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEE gives students November awards

Children from South Effingham Elementary who were awarded for the month of November.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Local schools set to perform at airport

Approximately 1,400 students from 32 area schools will perform at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport this holiday season as a part of the airport's eighth annual "School Music Days."

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Sand Hill Elementary students honor, thank soldiers

Sand Hill Elementary honored all veterans including parents, family, friends and staff members, with a special recognition for service men and women from its community partner, the 165th Airlift Wing Maintenance Air Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard during its Veterans Day observance on Nov. 9.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEHS students volunteer at polls

Two South Effingham High School students volunteered to help at the polls for Rincon's municipal elections in November.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS Calculus/Physics Club completes annual fundraiser 'Dimes for Downs'

The Calculus/Physics Club at Effingham County High School collected $980 in a campaign to raise money for Down syndrome awareness.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEHS drama students put on a show

The South Effingham High School Mustang Masquers performed "Miss Polly's Institute for Criminally Damaged Young Ladies Puts on a Show" Tuesday night.

December 27, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Opening a Gateway

Representatives from Savannah Technical College, Effingham County schools and Savannah-Chatham schools announced the receipt of a grant to operate Gateway to College program in both counties.

December 27, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Georgia FFA celebrates national winners at convention in Indianapolis

Georgia FFA chapters and members received national recognition during the 80th National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis Oct. 25-27. The 2007 convention theme was "Blue Jackets, Bright Futures."

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham County AFJROTC receives highest rating during inspection

Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC had their three-year inspection on Nov. 28 by their area administrator, Col. John Vick, and received an exceeds standards rating, the highest rating possible.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Pfleger, Walters named Junior Angus Association members

Danielle Pfleger of Guyton and Meaghan T. Walters of Rincon are new junior members of the American Angus Association, reports John Crouch, executive vice president of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEMS to wage Battle of the Books

South Effingham Middle School has started a book club for students. The club was the idea of a new teacher to the school Laura Cook.

December 20, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


RES wins grant from Georgia PTA

The obesity rate in the U.S. is very high. In an attempt to encourage students to make changes at home, Rincon Elementary will start a new program called Promoting Healthy Habits. The goal of this program is to promote activity and healthy eating along with understanding how important these lifestyle changes can be.

December 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Air Force Association honors ECHS student

Cadet Col. Amie Perkins, commander of the Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC, was named the Savannah Chapter Air Force Association (AFA) Cadet of the Year, and was honored at a banquet Nov. 27 at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum.

December 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


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Students interact at the Capitol

The Effingham County High School Interact Club participated in Effingham Day at the Capitol from Jan. 25-27.

February 18, 2015 | Staff report | Education


High school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period for Effingham County's two high schools:

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


Middle school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools:

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


School system gets thumbs-up

The Effingham County School System is on track to be accredited for five more years.

February 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Woodmen of the World offering two $500 scholarships

The local Woodmen of the World chapter has started a new scholarship program for Effingham County students.

February 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


ECHS FBLA raises money for March of Dimes

Effingham County High School's chapter of Future Business Leaders of America observed FBLA Week by honoring ECHS teachers and raising money for the March of Dimes.

February 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Locals earn Ga. Tech honors

ATLANTA - Eight students from Effingham County attained academic honors for fall 2014 at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

February 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn honors at University of Georgia

ATHENS - The University of Georgia has announced the undergraduate students who were named presidential scholars or achieved the dean's list for fall semester.

February 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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