Central Grade School

The mission of Central Grade School is "doing whatever it takes so that all will learn and know we care."

We use a school-wide approach called "Umbrellas for Peace" that focuses on kindness, responsibility, respect and positive thinking. Student assemblies are held throughout the year that focus on these character traits.

We reach a high level of academic achievement as determined by state and district standards. We commit to a comprehensive system of support to assure this outcome. Differentiation of instruction is used to meet the different ability levels throughout our 2nd-5th grade classrooms.


4th Grade Winter Program

The fourth grade students at Central Grade School recently presented their annual Christmas program. This year’s program was “The Big Chill."  Students sang about winter and the thrill of having a snow day.



(see district calendar for more info)


CHRISTMAS BREAK, December 22 - January 6, NO SCHOOL
Students return Monday, January 7

MONDAY, January 7
Report Cards Issued

MONDAY - THURSDAY, January 7-10
Hearing/Vision Screenings

TUESDAY, January 8
Yearbook Sales Begin
Mentoring Celebration at EHS, 6:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, January 9
2nd/3rd Grade Reward Party, 1:30 PM

THURSDAY, January 10
4th Grade Reward Party, 1:30 PM

FRIDAY, January 11
5th Grade Reward Party, 1:30 PM

MONDAY, January 14
PTO meeting, 6:30 PM

WEDNESDAY, January 16
AR Parties

MONDAY, January 21
Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday - NO SCHOOL

FRIDAY, January 25
Yearbook Sales End
Hearing/Vision Rescreenings

MONDAY - WEDNESDAY, January 28-30
Dental Exams/Cleanings (completed parent permission forms required)

MONDAY, January 28
Hearing/Vision Rescreenings





















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Contact Information

3901 S Banker St.
Effingham, IL 62401
PH: 217/540-1400
Fax: 217/540-1454