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Three Effingham County teens complete Youth Challenge Academy

Three Effingham County teens will be among 157 youth scheduled to graduate from the Georgia Youth Challenge Academy on Aug. 25, at the James Brown Arena in Macon.

September 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS to hold band alumni night

Effingham County band alumni are invited to join the Rebel Regiment on Sept. 21 for ECHS Alumni Band Night.

September 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Cox earns Leadership Scholarship

Georgia Southwestern State University student Tyler Cox of Guyton has received the Leadership Scholarship for the 2007-2008 academic year.

September 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Girls in science

September 11, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Education


State may change graduation requirements

The Effingham County Board of Education heard details about the current draft to change the state graduation requirements Thursday.

September 11, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Education


Ombudsman program up and running in Effingham

The Effingham County School System has approved a contract to engage Ombudsman Educational Services to offer a second chance for students who have been expelled, have serious attendance issues or would benefit from an alternative learning environment.

September 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Guyton High Reunion

The 1947 Class of Guyton High School celebrated its 60th reunion Saturday.

September 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Five treated for meningitis as a precaution

Five children from Effingham County have been given preventative treatment after possibly coming into contact with bacterial meningitis from a day camp at the Pooler YMCA.

September 06, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Education


Teachers, students settling into routines

Missy Roddenberry once walked the halls of Effingham County High School as a student. She's back as a teacher, in a classroom as new to her as it is to the school.

September 04, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


Student teacher returns to same classroom as a full-fledged educator

Christina Mincey spent months preparing for her first day of school as a new teacher.

September 01, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


UGA’s Warnell School to host ‘Effingham Girls in Science’ third annual open house

Effingham Girls in Science will be holding its third annual open house on Aug. 18 from 1-4 p.m. at the UGA Warnell Forest Education Center in Guyton. The event is free and open to all girls attending middle or high school in Effingham, or surrounding counties.

September 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Area residents graduate from Mercer

Mercer University held nine commencements during May, with more than 1,500 students participating. On May 12, the University's Macon commencement for the College of Liberal Arts, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, School of Engineering, Townsend School of Music and Tift College of Education was held in the University Center, with an estimated 3,000 graduates and guests in attendance.

August 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


How to spot, treat head lice

Back to school preparations should include increasing head lice awareness so that you may take steps at home to help prevent your child from becoming infested with head lice. Any time children come together, particularly at the start of the school year or at any social grouping like Girl/Boy Scouts, or Little League, head lice cases commonly increase.

August 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


McGlamery to lead 'A Day for Southern'

Statesboro native Joe McGlamery believes in Statesboro and its people. He recognizes the difference Georgia Southern University has made for his community, so this year he will serve as the 34th chairman of "A Day For Southern."

August 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


School council members to be elected

The General Assembly requires that all public school systems in Georgia have school councils in place for the purposes of bringing communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process.

August 30, 2007 | 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


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