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Dec. 13, 2018 Effingham Unit #40 Press Release

     Today (Thursday, December 13, 2018) the EHS administration was made aware of a possible threat made towards the high school.  Immediately the District took proactive measures and communicated with the SRO officer and the Effingham City police.  All students and staff at EHS are safe.

     Local police and school officials investigated and a suspect has been identified, arrested and is currently in custody of the Effingham Police Department.  Furthermore, the investigation has determined this was an isolated incident and a determination has been made that there are no further concerns regarding the threat.

     For the remainder of the day, Effingham Police Department will be on the EHS campus.  The safety of students and staff is our number one goal at Unit #40.  We thank all entities for working together for the safety of our children.  Thank you.

Thank you.

Mark E. Doan, Superintendent

Effingham Unit #40

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.  

Student Stories
We hope you enjoy listening to our students as they share how they apply what they learn at school in order to bring their ideas to life.  

Second grade student J. Larsen shares a few thoughts as to how Unit #40 School District is helping students prepare for the future.  Check out the District Dashboard for more information regarding student growth. [This site is best viewed in Chrome.]

Feature Story
Listen to how a student in the Multimedia program at Effingham High School brought her big idea to life.  B. Baez explains, I wanted to know how the laws of design apply in regards to function & aesthetics when going from prototype to scale."

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 the 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 ongonig support and providing us with the ability to create an environment "where the search for excellence" occurs in classroms across the district on a daily basis. 


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Community Support

Dec 5
EHS Teachers Receive Grant

We are excited to announce that Mr. Huber & Mr. Fatheree received a grant from ICE. The funds will provide them with the ability to provide advanced programming for robotics as part of the curriculum in the Multimedia program.

Student Success Stories

Dec 13
Noon Rotary Donates Dictionaries

Effingham Noon Rotary continued the annual tradition of delivering dictionaries to Unit 40 third graders. Thank you for helping to promote the love of learning and reading to our students. Representing the Noon Rotary were Tonya Siner, Greg Sapp, and Dave Ring.

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”–Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Dec 5
Mustang Outreach Collects Food

Mustang Outreach and EJHS students collected over 500 food items to donate to local food pantries. We are so proud of the generosity of our students!


Quick Links

District Calendar

December 17
Special Board of Education Meeting
5:15 PM
2803 S. Banker St., Effingham, IL
Special Board of Education Meeting
Dec 17
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
2803 S. Banker St., Effingham, IL
District Calendar
Board of Education Meeting
6:00 PM
2803 S. Banker St., Effingham
Board of Education Meeting
Dec 17
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
2803 S. Banker St., Effingham
District Calendar
December 19 - December 20
Semester Exams
Semester Exams
Dec 19 - Dec 20
District Calendar
December 21
End of 2nd Quarter
End of 2nd Quarter
Dec 21
District Calendar
December 24 - December 28
Christmas Break
Christmas Break
Dec 24 - Dec 28
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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