Russ Hillman is building his eighth kayak with his architectural drawing and design class at the Effingham Career Academy to show them that if they can draw it, they can build it.
Although property tax collections declined in February and March, the Effingham County Board of Education continues to draw closer to meeting its budgeted revenue of approximately $26 million.
Effingham County Middle School in Springfield will be sponsoring a regional Battlefront Miniatures Tournament Saturday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at ECMS. Battlefront Miniature clubs are found nationwide.
Rendi DeGenaro has been selected as Rincon Elementary's April Parent of the Month. She is employed at I'll Be Your Best Friend Academy and is the mother of Kaden-Deen, Pre-K student at RES; Camryn, a fifth grader at RES; Hannah, a sixth grader at Ebenezer Middle School; and A'Lexis, a ninth grade student at Effingham County High School. DeGenaro was nominated for this award by Kaden-Deen's teacher, Judy Perry. Perry stated DeGenaro was very involved ...
On April 2, the Effingham County Pre-K Parent and Child Together program collaborated with the Rincon Branch of the Effingham County Library for this year's second "Daddy and Me" session.
Elizabeth Heyden and Marlie Smith, both juniors at South Effingham High School, recently participated in the Savannah College of Art and Design's "SCAD Challenge," an international 2-D and 3-D art competition for high school juniors and seniors.
Team members from the Effingham Career Academy's Architecture and Design lab and students from business classes at both high schools recently participated in a new project organized by local logistic industry leaders. Called "Follow the Container," the program gives students a sneak peak into not only what's shipped in a container, but also how the containers come off the ship, through the port, over the road, and into and out of the warehouse.
The State Board of Education approved State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge's plan to phase out the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT). Students who enter high school in fall 2011 will no longer take the GHSGT in English, math, social studies and science, in order to graduate. This new plan will require students to pass all required courses, and the End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) would now count 20 percent of a student's final grade, rather ...
Georgia Southern University will welcome two of its alumni back to campus as Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Dan T. Cathy and Georgia Chamber of Commerce President Chris Clark have been selected to serve as spring 2011 commencement speakers. The annual ceremonies are scheduled for May 13 (graduate) and May 14 (undergraduate).
Blandford Elementary First grade Paige Addington, Seriah Ancil, Harrison Ashlock, Sha'Kynah Baker, Sina Ballew, Jace Barrs, Alexis Belcher, Chapman Bennett, Aidan Bernard, Cassie Biggers, Julian Boland, Leannah Bowden, Jacob Bragg, Katherine Britt, Journi Brown, Parker Brownley, Timothy Burnsed, Emma Carroll, Colton Cassidy, Rachel Collins, Jazmin Creel, Brandon Davis, Christopher Davis, Franklin Davis, Tariq Echols, Kamryn Ellis, Ryan Flood, Luke Floyd, Donald Fludd, Kaitlyn Fludd, Darrell Fowler, Jacob Galindez, Bradley Gangewere, Caitlynn Grayson, Benjamin Griffin, Tyler ...
ATLANTA-Georgia's adult learners who want to earn their General Educational Development (GED®) diploma will soon have to pay more for the test following changes to the fee structure by the national administrator of the GED Testing Service.
Effingham County played a pivotal role in launching the Georgia Department of Education's state-wide Student Longitudinal Data System, which gives the state, the district, schools, teachers and parents access to data that allows them to make informed decisions about student learning.
Because of their exceptional academic abilities, 27 seventh graders from Effingham County qualified for participation in the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) 7th Grade Talent Search, sponsored by Duke University.
It is not uncommon to hear an employee of the Effingham County School System refer to his or her "school family" when discussing something going on at that school.
Camille Vernava, left, was crowned Miss Effingham County Middle School 2011 during the "Candy Land" themed pageant held March 5. Vernava, a sixth grader, also won formal wear and casual wear awards.
Effingham County students in grades 3-8 will take the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test beginning on April 16.
Effingham County High School senior Hannah Boyd received the Georgia Horatio Alger Association Scholarship. Boyd was the only senior from Effingham County to be awarded the scholarship, which is worth $5,000.
Springfield Elementary School fourth-grade students made history come alive in the school's annual "wax museum."
The Effingham County Young Farmers Association brought in more than $13,000 Thursday at its annual auction at Effingham County High School.
A plan to document evidence of drivers illegally passing Effingham County school buses might not include as many bus cameras next year as originally thought.
Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration has been honored by Military Times as one of the best business schools for veterans in the United States. In the first-ever survey, COBA received the "Best for Vets: Business Schools" seal.
Young inventors displayed their big ideas at the Effingham County School District's annual Invention Convention.
February was Career, Technical and Agricultural Education month across the state. At Effingham County High School there were many reasons to celebrate accomplishments over the past month. In addition to the boys and girls basketball teams advancing in the state playoffs, the Career Technical and Agricultural Education department is not short of its own achievements.
Rincon Elementary School pre-kindergarten students held their annual St. Patrick's Day shoe box parade.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University is giving its students and families the option to pay for college through a unique payment plan, with the goal of making college more affordable.
Armstrong Atlantic State University announces the Leadership Lecture Series speaking event for spring 2013. Janisse Ray, writer and environmental activist, will give her lecture and reading, "Leading by Example: Sustainability and Our Future," on April 11 at 6 p.m., at the Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. The event is free and open to the public.
Author James Dashner always wanted to be a writer.
Georgia Southern University's Center for Wildlife Education and the Lamar Q Ball Jr. Raptor Center received a donation of $10,000 to its Freedom Fund for Excellence from Gulfstream Aerospace. The gift honors Gulfstream's Pres Henne, who is retiring from his position as senior vice president of programs, engineering and test. The money will be used to support the center's ongoing wildlife education programs.
The Effingham County School System is joining in a statewide celebration next week to salute the efforts of local school board members.
The South Effingham High School FFA horse judging team competed at the State Horse Judging Career Development Event at Fort Valley State University on Feb. 9. There were 39 teams in their division (senior division).