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  • WTOC Top Teacher
    Mrs. Ginger Thompson
     South Effingham Elementary School is proud to announce that we have our very own WTOC Top Teacher. Mrs Ginger Thompson, a 4th grade Math, Science, and Social Studies teacher was nominated for the award by one of her students, Rebekah Searles. Rebekah said that Mrs. Thompson makes math fun and that she is always very helpful and doesn't leave her students behind if they don't understand something. On Monday, January 12, Sonny Dixon from WTOC visited Mrs. Thompson's classroom and made the presentation to Mrs. Thompson as well as to her class.  Everyone was overcome with joy but even more than that, Mrs. Thompson was overcome with emotion.  To view the story that was featured on The News at Six on Wednesday, January 14, click the following link.  
    Thanks to Mrs. Thompson for a job well done.  She definitely deserves the title WTOC Top Teacher!

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  • We are ringing in 2015 with some great activities.  For more detailed information, click on the following link to view the newsletter for January!  
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  • read
    Reading events from this year (along with some great pictures) can be found at our Media Center section.  Take a look!!  Click HERE to visit.  
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  • 4H



       important dates, files and information on the 4-H educational program


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mission & vision

Our Mission
"Our school is a safe place where teachers challenge, students excel,
friendships form, and bright futures are made."
A note from our Principal
At South Effingham Elementary School, students come first. To make certain this occurs, our entire school family, including teachers/staff members, parents, and administrators, work together to provide the best possible educational environment for our students. Read more 
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