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Blandford welcomes the world

Blandford welcomes the world

Blandford Elementary School held its annual International Arts Festival, with children donning the dress and performing dances by their grade levels. » Read More
It's career day at Ebenezer Elementary

It's career day at Ebenezer Elementary

Ebenezer Elementary School held its career day last Friday, and students in all grades got a chance to take a look at a number of different professions » Read More
Top of ECHS class ready to tackle college

Top of ECHS class ready to tackle college

The top graduates from the Effingham County High School class of 2015 can't wait for college to start. In fact, at least has a head start. » Read More
Top SEHS grads find hard work equals top grades

Top SEHS grads find hard work equals top grades

Being designated the top graduates of the South Effingham High School class of 2015 was a welcome status for Jake Elliott and Cody Morgan. » Read More

Two local students earn Berry honors

The following students have been named to Berry College's spring 2015 dean's list, according to Provost Kathy Richardson. The dean's list honors students who posted an academic average of 3.5 or be... » Read More

Wright earns degree from Francis Marion

Kyla Nicole Wright of Rincon received a bachelor of science in biology from Francis Marion University. » Read More

Miles graduates from Presbyterian

Rachel Elizabeth Miles of Rincon graduated from Presbyterian College during the school's 135th commencement exercises May 9. » Read More

Armstrong to hold open house for all ASU alumni

The Armstrong Alumni Center will host an open house party for all former Armstrong students on June 5 from 5:30-7 p.m. in Burnett Hall. The Alumni Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m.... » Read More
System recognizes special education teacher of the year

System recognizes special education teacher of the year

Kelly Tankersley of Sand Hill Elementary School was named the Effingham County special education teacher of the year. » Read More
Parker's fuels Effingham schools

Parker's fuels Effingham schools

The Parker Companies donated $5,000 to Effingham County schools, with the proceeds coming from their Fueling the Community program. » Read More
Burks recognized as  first honor graduate at UGA

Burks recognized as first honor graduate at UGA

Mallory Burks from Springfield was one of 15 first honor graduates recognized during the University of Georgia's spring commencement ceremonies, held May 8. » Read More

Blankenship initiated into Phi Kappa Phi

Mark Blankenship Jr. of Rincon was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Blankens... » Read More

South Effingham’s Sapp takes first place at state FFA convention

MACON- Caroline Sapp of South Effingham placed first in the goat production proficiency competition at the 87th Georgia FFA state convention, held at the Macon Centreplex. » Read More

School board chooses IE2 governance model

The Effingham County Board of Education has chosen the IE2 model for its system of governance, following a unanimous vote at its May 6 meeting. » Read More

School lunch prices going up by 15 cents

School lunch prices are going up next year and could be increasing over the next several years. » Read More
ECMS holds math and science night

ECMS holds math and science night

From liquid nitrogen used to make dipping dots to flying simulated aircraft to shaking to make butter to baby alligators to the potato gun, the annual Effingham County Middle School math and scienc... » Read More
A fond farewell to school system’s retirees

A fond farewell to school system’s retirees

Nearly 500 years of experience in education were celebrated during the Effingham County School System's annual retirement ceremony Wednesday afternoon. » Read More
Rincon Elementary celebrates May Day

Rincon Elementary celebrates May Day

Rincon Elementary School staged its 32nd annual May Day celebration, with each grade level performing a dance and the May Queen and her court being crowned. » Read More
Teen Maze shows actions have consequences

Teen Maze shows actions have consequences

South Effingham High School juniors and seniors participated in Teen Maze on Tuesday. During the game, students encountered a variety of obstacles that can prevent or delay their graduation from h... » Read More
Making it a safe prom

Making it a safe prom

The Peace Officers Association of Georgia gave Effingham County High School a $2,500 check for safe prom activities. The ECHS prom was held Saturday night at Hyatt Riverfront in Savannah. » Read More

Governor signs opportunity school district bill

Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation that would implement an opportunity school district to turn around failing schools. This law provides the framework for how the OSD would work should voters appr... » Read More

GSU cheerleaders win national title

The Georgia Southern University all-girl cheerleading squad secured its fifth national championship title at the 2015 National Cheerleading Association Collegiate National Championships held in Day... » Read More
It was no accident

It was no accident

As Adam Cochran introduced himself to hundreds of Effingham County High School students last Thursday, he included another description: » Read More

Middle and high school honor rolls

Ebenezer Middle » Read More

Google Apps, ECCA tour highlight Parent University

A lesson on using Google Apps and a tour of the Effingham College and Career Academy highlight the final 2014-15 installment of Parent University-Effingham. » Read More

Elementary school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the third nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools: » Read More
4-H Cloverleafs compete at DPA

4-H Cloverleafs compete at DPA

Twenty-eight students from Effingham County recently participated in the 4-H Southeast District Cloverleaf Project Achievement competition in Emanuel County. » Read More

Georgia Southern online MBA ranked in top 20

STATESBORO - The online Master of Business Administration offered by the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University has been ranked 17th by BestColleges.com as a Top Online M... » Read More
4-H’ers take aim in regional, state archery competitions

4-H’ers take aim in regional, state archery competitions

The Effingham County Extension office hit the bull's-eye with its newest program for 4-H'ers. » Read More
From the artists’ eyes

From the artists’ eyes

Local students displayed their artistic talent at the Effingham County School System's countywide art show. » Read More
Former student, teacher Woods to lead SES

Former student, teacher Woods to lead SES

Lisa Woods attended Springfield Elementary School through sixth grade and dreamed of returning to the school as a teacher. » Read More

School system tries to strike revenue, expenditures balance

Expenses in the Effingham County School System's fiscal year 2016 budget exceed revenues by $4.1 million, according to school officials' latest projections. » Read More
Care to dance?

Care to dance?

South Effingham High School students in Nathalie Starling's sociology class gave salsa dancing a spin as part of their study of different cultures and traditions. » Read More
Coroner pulls back the curtain on his job to students

Coroner pulls back the curtain on his job to students

Effingham County coroner David Exley readily admits his job is far from enjoyable at times. » Read More
All that jazz at SEHS

All that jazz at SEHS

South Effingham High School's 14th annual jazz night raised money for the SEHS band program. » Read More
FFA blue jeans day brings in green for Manna House

FFA blue jeans day brings in green for Manna House

A jeans day benefit at South Effingham High School drew more than a casual response. » Read More
School system looking at its governance options

School system looking at its governance options

Since the economic downturn in 2008, the Effingham County School System periodically has asked the state for waivers to the guidelines on how its money can be spent and how many students its classe... » Read More
Sand Hill Science Olympiad scores high at district

Sand Hill Science Olympiad scores high at district

Sand Hill Elementary School had a strong showing in the district Science Olympiad held recently at the Georgia Tech campus in Pooler. » Read More
Miss SEMS crowned

Miss SEMS crowned

Bella Kay Tatum was crowned Miss South Effingham Middle at the school's annual pageant March 21. » Read More
Curtis graduates with honors from Georgia State

Curtis graduates with honors from Georgia State

Jacob Curtis of Rincon graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University with a bachelor's degree in music technology. » Read More

Armstrong to host ‘It’s All About M.E.’ graduate school fair

Armstrong State University's College of Education will host "It's All About M.E." (master of education), a graduate education fair for those interested in earning a master's education degree in one... » Read More


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