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Diplomas available for those who didn’t pass GHSGT

On March 30, 2015, Gov. Nathan Deal signed the Emancipation Diploma Bill (HB 91) into law.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Striving Reader grant to help bolster literacy

Four Effingham County schools will be putting plans into action for a $1.4 million grant.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Gnann makes president's list at Georgia College

MILLEDGEVILLE-Hunter Gnann of Springfield has completed courses with exemplary marks and made the president's list for 2015 fall semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville.

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Ryan wheels in a new Harley for ECCA

Michael Ryan's proficiency in repairing a Harley-Davidson motorcycle earned the Effingham College and Career Academy a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Students set high marks on new Milestones

Effingham County students' scores on the new Milestones tests were welcomed gladly by school system officials.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


ECCA holds winter coat drive

Effingham College and Career Academy students and the FCCLA held a winter coat drive this month, bringing in 1,281 items such as coats, scarves and gloves to give to the United Way of Effingham County. The drive started Dec. 2 and ended Dec. 11.

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students named to GCSU fall dean’s list

The following local students completed courses with exemplary marks and made the dean's list for the 2015 fall semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville. Students making the dean's list completed at least 12 hours of coursework with a 3.5 GPA or higher.

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Nix receives Georgia Power grant

Owen Nix, a chemistry teacher at Effingham County High School, received the Geprgia Power first-year teacher's grant.

December 16, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Wilkins earns Teacher Leader Scholarship

Jenny Wilkins, a reading recovery teacher at Marlow Elementary School, received a Teacher Leader Scholarship Award.

December 16, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Grad rates soaring

The Effingham County School System's graduation rates are continuing to climb, according to statistics provided to Board of Education members last week - and the numbers for African-American students are the best ever.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


BoE renews Shearouse’ contract in a split vote

Effingham County Superintendent of Schools Randy Shearouse had his contract renewed for another three years - but this time, the vote was not unanimous.

December 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Rincon Elementary book parade features a cast of characters

Students, faculty and staff got into the spirit of Rincon Elementary School's book parade Nov. 20. Classes in each grade dressed up in the theme of a particular book.

December 02, 2015 | Staff report | Education


4-H Kitchen Crashers dive into pie-making

4-H cooking school had a head-on collision with homemade pies in October. Nothing says it better in fall weather, than a mouth-watering, made from scratch, homemade pie like grandma use to make.

December 02, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong State to hold Start Strong, Start New event

Armstrong State University will host a one-day registration event for new students to apply, be admitted and sign up for fall classes. Designed to kick start careers in growing fields including information technology, business economics, health science and more, this event is tailored to working professionals, though traditional students are also welcome.

December 02, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Setting a gold standard

During breakfast every Wednesday, Pre-K students at Rincon Elementary welcome volunteer readers from South Effingham High School. Rylee Kirk, a senior at SEHS, leads the Pre-K Literacy Project.

November 24, 2015 | By Tess DeMeyer Special to the Herald | Education


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Hall completes degree at Coker College

HARTSVILLE, S.C.-Taylor Hall of Springfield, graduated from Coker College May 14 with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry.

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Proctor makes Auburn dean’s list

Jason Proctor of Rincon was named to the dean's list at Auburn University.

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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