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Our Story

Welcome to Effingham Unit #40.  We are excited to share the story of our students' journey towards academic exellence.  Every day, a team of dedicated teachers, administrators and support staff collaborate with one another in an effort to prepare our students for the global stage.  

Feature Stories

EHS is opening a new cafe that is run and operated by the students. Listen to a behind the scenes interviews of some of the people who have been working together to help bring this concept to life. 


Listen to students from the Multimedia program at Effingham High School discuss how they are building prototypes to complete the 5 Chair Design thinking lesson created by Stanford University's DSchool.  

District Dashboard

For your convenience, we put together a District Dashboard that provides our stakeholders with the ability to view how the district uses its resources to ensure student growth is occuring.  [This site is best viewed in Chrome.]

The dashboard provides users with a unique view of how the district's learning environment and financial resources are used to ensure student success. 

Additional information, including the school report card, is available on the district's academic performance page.

In closing, we want to thank the community for its ongoing support and providing us with the ability to create an environment "where the search for excellence" occurs in classrooms across the district on a daily basis. 

 

District Facebook

Community Support

Jan 14
Central Raises Money for Crisis Nursery

Mrs. Niebrugge, principal at Central Grade School, recently presented Crisis Nursery with a donation of $502. The money was raised by Central staff through their Jeans Day fundraiser.

Jan 14
Mentoring Celebration

The Unit 40 Mentoring Program recently hosted the annual Mentoring Celebration. Mentoring matches, along with their families, enjoyed an exciting night of games, crafts, food, and prizes. The night also featured the recognition of Kathy Nava-Sifuentes, Mentor Facilitator, on her last celebration before retirement.

Jan 8
EJHS Students Support Area Veterans

The EJHS history department recently had students write thank you letters to veterans. These thank you letters were sent to the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight group and will be handed out to veterans as part of the Roll Call on their return flight. If you would like information on Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, http://www.landoflincolnhonorflight.org/#/Home

Student Success Stories

Jan 14
Student Exploration

EJHS 6th graders are starting their Cells Unit in science! They are currently learning about the microscope and are getting the chance to view different cells under the microscope.

Jan 8
Robotics at EJHS

EJHS students in Mrs. Parker's computer classes have been using spheros. Spheros are tiny robotic spheres that can be controlled by programmable code.

Quick Links

District Calendar

January 21
M.L. King Jr. Holdiay - No School
M.L. King Jr. Holdiay - No School
Jan 21
District Calendar
January 28
Board of Education Meeting
6:00 PM
2803 S. Banker St., Effingham
Board of Education Meeting
Jan 28
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
2803 S. Banker St., Effingham
District Calendar
February 1
Progress Reports Issued
Progress Reports Issued
Feb 1
District Calendar
1/2 Day of School - School Improvement Day - No Lunch Served
7:30 AM
1/2 Day of School - School Improvement Day - No Lunch Served
Feb 1
7:30 AM to 11:45 AM
District Calendar
February 18
President's Day Holiday - No School
President's Day Holiday - No School
Feb 18
District Calendar

Click #Unit 40 Calendar to access a complete listing of all events happening in the district. 

Phone Numbers

  • Board:  217.540.1500
  • High School: 217.540.1100
  • Junior High:  217.540.1300
  • Central:  217.540.1400
  • South:  217.540.1530
  • ELC:  217.540.1460

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