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.
South Effingham High School students will show their talents in the fourth annual SEHS Student Talent Show Extravaganza on March 1 in the school cafetorium, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Rincon Elementary School pre-kindergarten students enjoyed a creative way to celebrate the 100th day of school.
The Effingham County High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America got an early start on National FBLA Week.
The Effingham County High School Lady Rebels basketball team visited Rincon Elementary School on Monday.
Effingham County's alternative school has proven to be a successful option for a number of at-risk students in the county, according to an administrator of the school.
Effingham was well represented at the State Capitol by students Annabeth Helmly, Hunter Gnann, Molly Welch, William Bland and Austin Kessler of Effingham County High School, as they paged for state Reps. Jon Burns and Bill Hitchens on Jan. 28 in the General Assembly.
Gov. Nathan Deal, along with Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, House Speaker David Ralston and state Rep. Stacey Evans (D-Smyrna), announced a proposal that will lower to its original level the GPA requirement for the HOPE Grant, which goes to students in the technical college system.
The Rotary Club of Effingham County honored two of the county's best students Thursday at its annual STAR Student luncheon, recognizing the student with the highest SAT score at the county's two high schools.
With help from state Rep. Jon Burns, far right, and former state Rep. Ann Purcell, far left, Effingham County High School Interact Club members met Gov. Nathan Deal and first lady Sandra Deal during Effingham Day at the Capitol.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College announced its selections for the best of the best in 2013. Ashley Smith, a dental hygiene student, was named the college's 2013 honoree of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) award, and Susan Pinkston, STC department head for business management, was selected as the College's 2013 Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Education honoree.
Thirteen members of the Effingham County High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America attended the FBLA Region Conference/Competition at the Savannah Arts Academy in on Jan. 16, and three of them advanced to the state competition.
STATESBORO - For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Georgia Southern University as one of the top national universities that students want to attend.
Effingham County high school honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period:
Effingham County middle school honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period:
Organizers are hoping for another strong crowd at the second Parent University.