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 ...
At 6 p.m. Tuesday, more than 300 Savannah Technical College students will walk across the stage at the Johnny Mercer Theatre in the Savannah Civic Center at the college's graduation ceremony.
South Effingham High School's Jordon Bala and Donald Quinones have a lot in common.
A group of Effingham County Middle School students participated in the Young Writers of America Poetry Contest, and the poem that each submitted was selected for publication in an anthology of student work.
Georgia Southern University's Camp Lawton Archaeological Project has been selected by the American Association for State and Local History as a 2012 Award of Merit winner by the Leadership in History awards committee.
A large group of South Effingham High School FFA members made the most of an opportunity on June 6 and 13 to help someone in need. The location was the farm of Debbie Edwards near Clyo. Edwards is in the midst of a battle with breast cancer, and she welcomed the group's help with collecting and processing green beans.
Summer may be in full swing, but Effingham County Health Department officials are urging parents not to wait to get their children the necessary back-to-school immunizations. In an effort to make it as convenient as possible for parents, the health department will extend clinic hours to 7 p.m. on July 17 and 24. Walk-ins and appointments are welcome on those days.
DeleteMaj. (ret.) Danny L. Burgstiner and Master Sgt. (ret.) Donald Smith received gold instructor badges at a ceremony honoring their accomplishments during the 2011-12 school year.
Three Effingham County schools have been recognized with awards from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement.
SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College President Kathy Love and Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel signed an articulation agreement Wednesday for Logistics Management between the two institutions of higher education.
The Effingham County School System's commitment to improving student writing skills has paid off with higher scores in Georgia's Fifth-Grade Writing Assessment.
The Effingham 4-H is proud to be a participant in the Ronald McDonald House Charities. "Raising awareness of the need is vital," said 4-H agent Abby Smith.
STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University Center for Wildlife Education recently welcomed a new American Bald Eagle to its habitat with the addition of "Franklin," a 6.3-pound bird which is considered a "southern bald eagle" due to its smaller size.
The winners of the 2012 Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union college scholarships were congratulated by the GHFCU board of directors at their May board meeting.
The Effingham County Board of Education has approved a resolution allowing for slightly bigger class sizes next year - if necessary.
The Davenport House Museum presents a scholarship annually to an outstanding high school student who demonstrates qualities that put the museum and its community in the best light. This year's award has been presented to 2012 Savannah Christian Preparatory School graduate Carlie Ayn Williams, who was scheduled to receive it at the Davenport House's annual garden party June 7.