Young leaders from Effingham County High School are part of the Effingham Family Connection, Communities in Schools, Youth Advisory Council.
Rincon Elementary School has established a new Junior Beta Club chapter. It consists of fifth grade students who have met the set criteria for becoming members. The new members have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, exemplified worthy character, and maintained a commendable attitude throughout the first semester of the 2010-11 school term.
Georgia Pacific pitches in at Effingham County High School by donating paper products to the school.
The Effingham County School System recently completed vision, dental and hearing screenings on each of its 480 pre-k students in preparation for their transition to kindergarten next fall.
Guyton Elementary enjoyed a fun night with students and their families on Feb. 10. The theme was "Put Your Heart into Learning."
On Monday, Effingham County's Guyton Elementary and Chick-fil-A will be teaming up to raise money for Relay for Life and to enjoy a Read Across America night with students and parents.
Springfield Elementary fourth-graders held their annual wax museum, where students stood frozen in time until visitors stepped in front of them. They students explained the historic significance of their characters.
With newest member Mose Mock as the lone dissenter, the Effingham Board of Education approved a recommendation to adjust middle school district lines at its Feb. 17 meeting held at Effingham County Middle School, where a majority of the students impacted will attend in the fall.
Betty Milton was awarded as the February parent of the month by Rincon Elementary School for her involvement and dedication to her nephew's education and special needs.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Effingham County Hussars, Chapter No. 2285, presented its annual Georgia Day program to Guyton Elementary School fifth graders.
Lauren Morgan, an eighth grader at Ebenezer Middle School, was crowned as Miss EMS 2011 in the pageant held recently at the school.
South Effingham High FBLA members participated in the recent Region Competition held in Jesup, with three of them earning first place finishes.
CLINTON, S.C.- Caitlin Ryan Fowler, a junior early childhood education major from Guyton, was named to the Dean's List at Presbyterian College for maintaining at least a 3.5 grade point average for the Fall 2010 semester:
Hanna Schoen, a rising senior at South Effingham High School, has been selected to represent Georgia as a National Youth Delegate to the 2011 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.
Fourth graders at Springfield Elementary will become frozen in time, so to speak, on Friday, when they pose as figures in a wax museum representing the historical characters they have spent several weeks researching.
The Effingham County Board of Education is continuing its commitment to having a public, school district-funded charter school in the county.
Blandford Elementary School fifth-grade student Anna Freeman has been named the grand prize winner of Scholastic Book Club's Infinity Ring Rewrite History Contest. Freeman's essay was selected from the nearly 3,000 entries from across the country. As a result, James Dashner, author of "Infinity Ring," will be visiting Blandford Elementary and speaking with the fifth-grade classes.
Nineteen Effingham County students – 10 from South Effingham High School and nine from Effingham County High – have been nominated for the 2013 Governor's Honors Program.
Effingham County students Theresa Dominy, Dylan Patel and Kyle Piche were named to the fall 2012 dean's list at Middle Georgia College, announced Middle Georgia College interim vice president for academic affairs Dr. Mary Lou Frank.
Five Effingham County residents finished their degree requirements during the fall 2012 semester at the University of Georgia.
Millions of people will watch on television Monday as President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are inaugurated for their second term, but one Effingham County High School student will witness it in-person.
The Effingham County High FFA agricultural mechanics team won the Area IV FFA Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event, held at Treutlen County High School in Soperton on Jan. 8.
Parents who want to apply for their children to attend pre-kindergarten in Effingham County may pick up registration packets beginning on Feb. 19. Completed pre-K application packets must be turned in between Feb. 19-March 8, to the elementary school for which the family is zoned.
Armstrong Atlantic State University's College of Health Professions announces its inaugural college health careers summer camp scheduled for July 21-27. The camp is for rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in a career in health care.
Rincon Elementary School received a new hedge trimmer as a gift from local business 21 South Mini Storage to keep the school campus looking neat.
Georgia Southern University has been named a military-friendly school for the second year in a row by Military Advanced Education in its 2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities. The list appears in the December issue of the magazine.
Darton State honors three local students
Effingham County High School's Cal Baker and Aby Youmans and South Effingham High School's Hannah Anderson have been recognized for their academic and athletic accomplishments, as their schools' 2012 winners of the Wendy's High School Heisman Award.
High school students in Effingham County are passing the Georgia High School Writing Test at a comparable rate to others statewide, but school officials are looking at ways to make the numbers better.
Art and creativity are a large part of the 4-H program, with its many competitive events and crafty presentations. Students learn the importance of possessing some level of creativity, if they are going to place in competitions. The Effingham County Extension Office is proud to host the new 4-H Art Club, conducted by program assistant Jessica Dasher.