•                                      Honey Ridge

                                               3rd Nine Weeks 

                                                2/19   8th Grade

                                                2/24   7th Grade

                                                2/27   6th Grade

                                        Signed Permission Slip Required

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                                               special events

                                 Every Friday-  Have a Coke and a Smile

                                    1.00 in afternoon pickup line


                     2/11     Pageant- Mandatory Parent Meeting

                                   4:00  Room 207

                      2/11    8th grade Reality Fair

                       2/12     Students dismissed at 12:45

                       2/12     Parent Teacher Night

                       2/20    Rising Freshman Night 6-7 SEHS 

                                    Main Gym

                       4/18    Miss SEMS Pageant




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                    2/21  Yearbook  Student Recognition Ads Due



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  •                                            club      

                                  BETA      2/11   4-00-4:30 Law

                                   STEAM   2/19   4:00-5:30  Robinson

                                    EFE        12/13   4-5:00    Kirkland

                                    FCA      2/7   7:30am Turner Gym

                                    Book Club   12/19  4:00-5:45 Kirkland

                                    TSA      2/20        4-5:00   Sisk

                                    Chess   Mondays 4:00-5:00

                                     4H   12/11  7:30am  Kirkland Chorus

                                     FFA  2/4     4-5  Pinson

                                     C2BK    2/5    4-5:00 Donaldson

                                     SC Oly   2/10-2/11  4-5:30  Hobbs

                                      GWC  2/18  4:00-4:50 Walthour


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  •                                sports



                              2/3    Track Tryouts begin.

                              2/3     Baseball- MANDATORY meeting

                                    6:15  in the cafeteria




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  •                                        Parent Portal

                      If you need your parent portal reset please email


      Parents please do not use your student's portals or reset their passwords.  Students actively use their portals in middle school and high school.  We set them up and teach them how to keep up with their portal information.  Thank you!

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  •                                    Homework App Tutorial

                                 Homework App Log On Tutorial for Parents


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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 # 
    • For bus route information go to ECBOE websit>transportation>click on the link>key in student id for user and password.  This will give you your bus info
    • If your child is at a school event but not on campus, we must marked them as present not on site.  Please check your portal to see if the absence shows exempt before calling to let the school know your child was marked absent.


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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