Central Grade School
The mission of Central 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.
2017 Volunteer of the Year, Mr. Joslyn.
Mr. Joslyn received the 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award sponsored by the Effingham Teutopolis News Report. In addition to shelving nearly 2200 books a week, Mr. Joslyn assists with cataloging, processing new books, inventory, and keeping the data base up to date. However, the real difference he makes is in the interaction with the students. He listens carefully to their interests and eagerly recommends a book they are sure to like. His smile is infectious. If anyone is having a “bad” day, Mr. Joslyn’s smile will turn their frown into a grin.
Mr. Joslyn also volunteers at the HSHS Hospital, First Presbyterian Church, Effingham Band Boosters and the Salvation Army as a bell ringer.