Butter Braids Fundraiser



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                                               special events



     10/07  STEA2M Art Contest 

     10/08  Chorus Countryside Baptist 7:00

     10/09  Color Me Krazy Run 

     10/10   Harvest Ball 6-8

     10/16   PSAT

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  •                                            club      

                                          BETA      10/01   4-00-4:30 Nail

                                           STEAM 9/18      4:00-5:30  Hobbs

                                           EFE  9/20  7:15-8:00 am or after

                                              school until   4:45 Kirkland

                                           FCA      10/4        7:30am Turner Gyn

                                           Book Club            7am Kirkland

                                           TSA  9/26         4-5:00   Sisk

                                           Chess   Mondays 4:00-5:00

                                           4H   9/18  7:30am  Kirkland Chorus

                                           FFA  10/01    4-5: 00  Pinson

                                           C2BK    10/02      4-5:00 Donaldson

                                           SC Oly  9/30          4-5  Hobbs


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  •                                sports



                    10/07  Tennis at SCPS 4:00

                    10/08  Tennis at ECMS 4:00

                    10/08  Parent Meeting for Wrestling

                                 5:30 Cafeteria

                    10/09   Football at Burke                            

                    10/10   Tennis at SEMS vs LCMS 4:00


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                                               FFA Fruit Sale !!

                                        Fruit Sale  


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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 # 


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  •                                         vol

                                                Volunteer Information

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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