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FCCLA students attend leadership conference

FCCLA students attend leadership conference

Five students from the Effingham College and Career Academy chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently participated in a weekend leadership conference at The Classic Center in Athens.

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Cloverleafs shine at 4-H District Project Achievement

Cloverleafs shine at 4-H District Project Achievement

Eighteen Cloverleaf students from Effingham County recently participated in the 4-H District Project Achievement competition in Emanuel County.

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Board of education taking school choice applications

The Effingham County Board of Education is now accepting requests for students to attend a school other than the one for which they are zoned for the 2014-15 school year.

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SEHS' Bendig honored as countywide STAR student

SEHS' Bendig honored as countywide STAR student

Successful students often speak of teachers who inspired them.

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Early lessons learned paid off for ECHS STAR Cowart

Early lessons learned paid off for ECHS STAR Cowart

These days, Harrison Cowart is a high school senior — quite an accomplished one, in fact.

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4-H’ers pitch in for pets at shelter

4-H’ers pitch in for pets at shelter

With the Effingham County Extension office located directly across the street from the county animal shelter, needs for the furry little friends become quite apparent.

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CyberPatriot teams take first at state events

Effingham County’s two high schools had a strong showing in their first year competing in CyberPatriot.

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BES to hold arts festival

More than 800 students at Blandford Elementary will gather in costume May 2 to represent six different countries and cultures from around the globe in the school’s annual international arts festival.

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Miss ECHS crowned

Miss ECHS crowned

Sarah-Lyn Ward was crowned the winner of the Miss Effingham County High School pageant.

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Bowser takes another first in speech contest

Bowser takes another first in speech contest

It was just a year ago that Sarah Lynn Bowser competed in her first speech contest.

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ECMS fetes its top students

ECMS fetes its top students

Effingham County Middle School rewarded its top-performing students from the third nine-weeks grading period.

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OTC taps legendary coach as grad speaker

Herman Boone, the inspiration for the 2000 film “Remember the Titans,” will be the featured speaker for Ogeechee Technical College’s spring commencement ceremony next month, the college announced Thursday.

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Writing scores dip for eighth-graders

Reflecting the results across the region and state, Effingham County’s scores declined slightly this year from last year on Georgia’s Eighth-Grade Writing Assessment.

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Chalk one up at Habersham School

Chalk one up at Habersham School

Students at The Habersham School in Rincon put on a colorful display of school spirit Friday.

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School system finds comfort zone in budget

The Effingham County Board of Education’s initial projections for its fiscal year 2015 budget are for revenues to exceed expenses by $1.6 million.

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Guyton Elementary enjoys spring festival

Guyton Elementary enjoys spring festival

The threat of rain on Saturday moved Guyton Elementary School’s spring festival inside, but the fundraiser for a variety of school projects still drew a big crowd.

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South Effingham’s HOSA aims for 100 pints of blood

South Effingham’s HOSA aims for 100 pints of blood

The South Effingham High School HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) club will host its second Red Cross blood drive of the 2013-14 school year April 11 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the school gymnasium.

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Springfield’s own Madame Tussaud’s

Springfield’s own Madame Tussaud’s

Springfield Elementary School fourth-graders portrayed historical figures and events in the school’s annual "wax museum."

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Parent University gears up for year’s final session

Parent University-Effingham will host its final session of the 2013-14 school year April 5 at Effingham County Middle School.

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ECHS to host autism awareness 5K Saturday

Effingham County High School will host a 5K run/walk for autism awareness April 5 at Rebel Field.

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Parent University gets grant

Parent University gets grant

Parent University-Effingham received a $500 grant from Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Effingham County.

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Pictures at an exhibition

Pictures at an exhibition

Artwork from all Effingham County schools was on display last week in the annual district-wide art exhibition.

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SEHS students show their talents

SEHS students show their talents

Thirteen acts performed in South Effingham High School’s annual talent show, a fundraiser for the school’s drama and choral departments.

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Young Farmers auction raises money for scholarships

Young Farmers auction raises money for scholarships

The Effingham County Young Farmers raised $11,754 in their annual auction Tuesday at Effingham County High School.

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School system accomodates all requests to stay put

Parents who asked for their children not to be transferred from Blandford or Rincon elementary schools to another school next year got their wish.

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Taking the right path

Taking the right path

South Effingham High School juniors and seniors took turns Wednesday trying to walk a straight line for nine steps — while wearing goggles simulating having a blood alcohol content of .25, or three times the legal limit.

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4-H’ers shine at Project Achievement

4-H’ers shine at Project Achievement

Fifteen Effingham County 4-H members competed at the Southeast District Project Achievement competition at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, including two who earned first-place finishes to advance to the state competition.

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Effingham 4-H members learn leadership

Effingham 4-H members learn leadership

Effingham County 4-H’ers recently made a trip to Atlanta to participate in Leadership Day, a time when leaders from all across the state come together to share ways they can improve leadership efforts in Georgia.

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School board will keep District 4 seat open

The Effingham County Board of Education’s District 4 seat could remain vacant until the start of the next school year.

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NJROTC gives lift to FORCE

NJROTC gives lift to FORCE

Every Effingham County school contributed to this year’s school food drive for the Food Outreach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE), but South Effingham High School went above and beyond.

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Six locals inducted into honor society at AASU

Six local students recently were initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

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Big wheels roll into Blandford Elementary

Big wheels roll into Blandford Elementary

Blandford Elementary School’s annual career day showed students “careers on wheels.”

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SEHS to hold fifth annual talent show

Students will take the stage Saturday night for South Effingham High School’s fifth annual talent show, at 7 p.m. in the high school cafetorium.

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SEMS goes green for 4-H

SEMS goes green for 4-H

South Effingham Middle School turned green last Friday in support of 4-H.

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Animal shelter gets help from Little Tots

Animal shelter gets help from Little Tots

Little Tots Pre-K participated in a service learning project for the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

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A sea of green

A sea of green

Green was the color of the day Friday at Ebenezer Elementary, as the school enjoyed its annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.

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SEMS Science Olympiad takes region

SEMS Science Olympiad takes region

The South Effingham Middle School Science Olympiad team earned first place at the recent Regional Science Olympiad Tournament at South Georgia College in Douglas.

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Exhibition to showcase student artwork

Select students from all Effingham County schools will display their talent next week in the third annual district-wide art exhibition.

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Truluck makes Emory College dean’s list

ATLANTA — Emilia Truluck of Rincon was named to the dean’s list of Emory College, the undergraduate, liberal arts college of Emory University in Atlanta, for the 2013 fall semester.

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SEMS Beta Club fights leukemia

SEMS Beta Club fights leukemia

The South Effingham Middle School Beta Club got a big response to its fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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'Grease' is the word at ECHS

The Effingham County High School drama club is busy rehearsing its production of “Grease.”

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Young Farmers auction to be held

The Effingham County Young Farmers organization will host its annual auction March 25 in the Effingham County High School cafeteria, beginning at 6 p.m.

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Oh, the places they go — without leaving their seat

Oh, the places they go — without leaving their seat

Children could be heard loud and clear from room 717 at Effingham County Middle School on Thursday, buzzing in anticipation of being read Dr. Seuss stories for the annual Read Across America day.

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Not just clowning around

Not just clowning around

Many clowns were seen around Blandford Elementary School on March 3.

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Bowser wins leadership group’s speech contest

Bowser wins leadership group’s speech contest

Sara Lynn Bowser, a senior at South Effingham High School, won the Coastal Empire Leadership Development Association’s local speech contest, held Feb. 15 at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

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Kussow to receive ‘Yes I Can’ Award

Kussow to receive ‘Yes I Can’ Award

ARLINGTON, Va. — Lindsey Kussow is the student who, as her teacher says, “never gave up.”

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Mikeal named to fall dean’s list at Oglethorpe University

ATLANTA — Savannah Mikeal of Guyton was named to Oglethorpe University’s dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester.

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Kids of steel

Kids of steel

Marlow Elementary School gave a “super” tribute to a student the school lost last month.

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Green Clover winners honored

Green Clover winners honored

Sophie Usher, an 11th-grader at Effingham County High School, and Chance Denney, an eighth-grader at Effingham County Middle, are the first recipients of the county’s Green Clover Award.

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School board taking time with District 4 appointment

The Effingham County Board of Education might remain a party of four until after the May 20 general primary.

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