•                                         Meat Sale


         Boston Butt, Ribs And Ham  

             STEA²M Fundraiser

    Monday, Aug. 5th, 12-8pm


    pre-Order by clicking on link below






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  •                                            schools closed

                                 School is Closed 6/24/2019 until 7/17/2019

                                       Office Staff wiill return on 7/24/2019

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                                               special events


    July 30- SEMS Uniform Shirt Sales 5-7PM in the Cafeteria

    August 5: Boston Butt, Ribs, and Ham Fundraiser 12PM-8PM

    August 5: SEMS Open House 4-7PM

    August 7: First Day of School!



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  •                                    School Uniform Sale

    SEMS School Uniforms Now Available Online!

    Starting July 1st parents may purchase school uniforms online through SchoolPay.  Ordering through SchoolPay will allow parents toshop online, pay online, and avoid long lines at the beginning of the school year.  We will be doing online pre-orders from July 1 - July 15.  Payment is due at time of order.   If you choose to pre-order your uniforms, we will have your order filled and waiting for you to pick up on July 30 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. during our BIG Back-to-School Shirt Sale in the SEMS Cafeteria or at Open House on Monday, August 5th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. just outside The Stable, our SEMS School Store.  Any pre-orders not picked up prior to the first day of school will be delivered to the student's homeroom teacher.

    Please go to the following link to make your purchase:

    The Stable - School Uniforms

    Please note that you will need to set up a free SchoolPay account if you have not already done so.  Click on the following link ( and choose "Create an Account." 

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    School Information

    School Information

    • All visitors to the campus must report to the front Office
    • A picture id is required to sign out a student
    • You must be on the pickup list or parent must send a note to sign a student out
    • NO Transportation Changes will be made after 3:00
    • Cut off time to sign out a student is 3:30 (1/2 days... changes 12:00  sign out 12:15)
    • Late bell is at 8:20, you must be in the building
    • Parents need to sign in late students
    • Any notes requesting to ride a bus must have the address the student is riding to and the route # 


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  •                                            club      

                                          BETA             4-00-4:30  Jackson

                                           STEM             4:00-5:30  Hobbs

                                           EFFIE             7:00am or 4-5 Kirkland

                                           FCA                7:30am Turner

                                           Book Club       7am Kirkland

                                           TSA                 4-5:00   Sisk


                                           4H                7:30am  Kirkland

                                           FFA                             Pinson

                                           C2BK                          Donaldson


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  •                                                 sports




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  •                                         vol

                                                Volunteer Information

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                                                 Yearbook Shortcut
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mission & vision

  • Our Mission and Vision
    The mission statement of the Effingham County Schools and South Effingham Middle School is to provide rigorous and relevant instruction in a safe environment to enable all students to obtain a high school diploma as a foundation for post-secondary success.
    The vision of Effingham County and SEMS is to equip students to compete in our global society as evidenced by ranking in the top 15% of districts in the state of Georgia
    Our Beliefs
     1. We believe all students should graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to attain their career goals
     2. We believe in high expectations for all
     3. We believe data-informed decision making and research
     4. We believe students learn best in a safe and well-maintained environment
     5. We believe in prompt and regular attendance
     6. We believe that continuous growth is a shared responsibility
     7. We believe that open stakeholder communication.
     8. We believe in the power and the benefits of respectful ,responsible choices.
     9. We believe in maintaining qualified, positive, caring staff
    10. We believe that all people should be treated with dignity
    A note from our Principal
    Mustangs are known for their spirit and enthusiasm. Our students excel in the critical statewide testing programs and as a group set and meet high standards of achievement. High expectations are the norm and the proof is in the performance. Read more