SAVANNAH-Early indicators suggest Savannah State University will have another year of record-breaking enrollment, which exceeded 3,800 last fall. Approximately 700 new students registered for classes during the new STAR - student testing, advisement and registration - sessions held during the summer. New students who did not attend the summer STAR sessions will go through advisement and registration Tuesday. On Aug. 7, administrators and student leaders welcomed approximately 700 first-time college students to new student orientation where they ...
Amanda Starling and Jan Hall of the Effingham County 4-H present a sign warning of the dangers of texting while driving to the Effingham County commissioners. There is a sign at Effingham County High School and the group also was awarded money for seven additional signs. The group focused on risky teen driving for its project, Starling said. The additional signs will be placed at Baker Pond and along Sand Hill, Blue Jay, McCall, Hodgeville, Clyo-Stillwell, Old ...
FRONT ROYAL, VA-Paul Smith graduated from Randolph-Macon Academy on May 29. He is the son of Ronald Smith of Rincon and Kay Choi of San Diego. Academically, Smith received an Honorable Mention on the National German Exam. He also participated in the academy's Air Force JROTC program. He plans to attend Michigan State University College of Social Science in the fall. Randolph-Macon Academy, founded in 1892, is a college-preparatory, coeducational boarding school for students in grades 6 through ...
The Savannah-Area Teen Age Republican Club received national recognition July 23 as the most outstanding new TARS club in the nation. Chartered on March 24, the club is 14 members strong and leads the area's conservative youth movement. Teens from Effingham, Liberty, Bryan, and Chatham counties participate in the group. David Twibell and Katie Twibell of Rincon are the club's two newest members. The club wishes to thank Mrs. Laurie Twibell for her help with the ...
Many prominent faces in Effingham County assembled as the first outsiders to step foot in the schools systems newest edition during the open house and ribbon cutting of the Effingham Career Academy on Thursday afternoon.
Current Effingham County High School Principal Yancy Ford declared Aug. 4 as Ross Rountree Day in honor of the school's first principal.
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. All Effingham County Schools will hold elections for the upcoming year. Elections will be held to fill expiring terms, new terms and ...
In a special called meeting Monday morning, the Effingham County Board of Education approved a $76 million E-SPLOST IV renewal referendum to be on the ballot in November.
The Effingham County Board of Education has scheduled a special called meeting for Monday, Aug. 2 at 8 a.m. for the purpose of discussing and approving the education sales tax resolution. The meeting will be held in the board room at the board of education's central office, 405 N. Ash, Springfield.
An Effingham education dream three years in the making is finally coming to fruition as furniture and equipment are installed, lights blink their first illuminations and the Effingham Career Academy becomes a reality.
Back to school supplies list, by school and grade: System wide requirement: Students cannot use book bags on wheels. This decision was made by the BOE because of the possibility of tripping which may occur in crowded hallways. The only type of book bags allowed will be mesh or clear ones. Blandford Elementary Kindergarten • Kinder Mat (red and blue four fold plastic) • Crayons eight or 16 count • Glue sticks • Washable markers ...
WEST POINT-Dr. Kathy S. Love received a Kia "key to the future" during a special event held Wednesday at the Kia Georgia Training Center in West Point, when Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Inc. (KMMG) donated 20 of the all-new Kia Sorentos to the Technical College System of Georgia. The colleges receiving the cars were chosen based on the size of enrollment in their automotive programs.
SAVANNAH - Since President Obama's visit to Savannah Technical College earlier this year, interest in the college's solar energy program has skyrocketed.
Last week 75 girls from kindergarten to seventh grade participated in the Mini Mustangs Cheer Camp with the SEHS varsity football/competition and junior varsity cheerleaders.
School Superintendent Randy Shearouse announced that the Effingham County School System was granted District Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) accreditation seal. This means that the district and all of its schools are accredited, and that the Effingham County School System is recognized across the nation as a quality school system. The accreditation process involves three ongoing ...
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's Cosmetology Department will host an open house July 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at its Effingham Campus, 2890 Highway 21 South.
The third annual Scott and Son's Trucking LLC "Back to School Rally" was held Saturday at the Clyo Recreation Department on Fair Street.
After 20 years in the military, including a dozen as a helicopter pilot, Brandon Phillips has landed in the classroom as a teacher.
As local athletes gear up for another season, the Effingham County Board of Education has finalized which company will provide sports medicine and athletic trainers for them.
Thirty-nine FFA members from South Effingham High School, South Effingham Middle School, Ebenezer Middle School and Effingham County Middle School were part of more than 2,400 students who attended FFA-FCCLA Summer Leadership Camp 2012 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington.
Blandford Elementary School
The Effingham Community Orchestra awarded its second annual academic scholarships on July 8. The 2012 recipients are Charles Patterson, Jonathan Rud and Scott Snell.
4-H is full of many types of competitive events, ranging from horse riding, photography, shooting sports, livestock, performing arts, essays, project achievement presentations, and the list goes on and on. However, most recently, Effingham 4-H'ers competed in a cupcake competition at the Effingham County Extension Office in Springfield.
Project SAFE (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) is an active program, attractive to youth and adult audiences. The program is curriculum-based and designed to assist young people in personal development, establish a personal environmental ethic and explore life-long vocational activities.
Aubrey Roberts, who won the Exchange Club of Effingham County's Quick-Think-a-Thon in April, competed at the annual Georgia District Exchange Club Quick-Think-a-Thon in Macon and took first place.
Following the Effingham County Board of Education's vote to split sports medicine services among two local providers, Effingham Health System has decided it won't compromise.
Effingham County Middle School's Johnathon McCoy recently earned Master Teacher certification from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, bringing Effingham County's number of Master Teachers to 14.
School is out, but 4H is in.
Following high school careers as campus leaders and role models for their fellow students, two class of 2012 graduates from Effingham County have received leadership scholarships from Comcast.