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Effingham, IL 62401
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Awards Assembly 2014

The annual awards ceremony was held at Central School on May 28th.

Perfect Attendance

Students with no absences were recognized for perfect attendance.

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Holden and Preston were treated to lunch with Mr. Manuel for three years of perfect attendance.

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Accelerated Reader

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During the 2013-14 school year Central students checked out 47,066 books from the school’s library.  The third grade students earned a total of 17,302.4 points, fourth grade earned 13,178.7 points, and fifth grade earned 19,242.9 points.  Together Central Students earned 49,725 accelerated reader points.  

The classes earning the most Accelerated Reader points are:

3.       Ms. Mackey’s 5th grade with 2977.3 points.  
2.       Mr. Glosser’s 5th grade with 3058.8 points.
1.   Mrs. Gregory’s 3rd grade with 3097.3 points

2nd grade Accelerated Reader High Point earners:

3.       Jacob W. 62.8 points
2.       Charlotte H. 76.5 points
.       Laney G. 80.6 points 

3rd Grade Accelerated Reader High Point earners:

3.  Rachael K. 309.7 points
2.  Evan Z. 378.0 points
1.  Adelyn H. 420.5 points 

4th Grade Accelerated Reader High Point earners:       

3.  Dalton F. 323.4 points
2.  Gabe E. 341.1 points
1.  Emily Z. 363.5 points 

5th Grade Accelerated Reader High Point earners:

Earning 300 Accelerated Reader Points in a single school year is quite an accomplishment.  Eight, 5th grade students, were recognized for earning 300 or more AR points.                 

8.  Chase W. 310.9 points   
7. Tristin D. 339.7 points    
6. Christian R. 341.7 points       
5. Michael K. 479.9 points 
4. Dylan C. 564.6 points 
3. Mycha D. 589.9 points 
2. Dane S. 668.3 points 
1. Callista D. 729.9 points
Congratulations Central Students on a job well done!

American Citizenship Award

 The American Citizenship award is presented to students who show a positive attitude toward classmates, school, and the community.  They possess strength of character, the courage to do what is right, are prepared for class, homework finished on time, volunteer when needed, ready to help others, plays fair and treats others with respect.

President's Award of Educational Excellence

The award is given to 5th grade students in recognition of academic success maintaining an A- or higher average.


President's Award for Educational Achievement

This award recognizes students that have demonstrated outstanding educational growth, improvment, or commitment in their academic subjects.


Lori Webb Award

Each year an outstanding fifth grade student is chosen by the teachers to receive the Lorin Webb Award.  This award is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Webb in memory of their daughter.  The criteria for selection includes academinc excellence, outstanding conduct, and demonstrated leadership.  Callista D. was selected by the teachers as the 2014 Lori Webb recipient.

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Chalk Art

Students are demonstrating their creativity during recess using sidewalk chalk purchased by the PTO.  Students work of art can be seen on the sidewalks and driveways around the school.









Arbor Day Run

The results are in from the annual Arbor Day Run held at Central School.  The winners are....

3rd Grade Girls


Jordon R. 1st, Jennifer J. 2nd, and Kayleigh K. 3rd

3rd Grade Boys


Andrew D. 1st, Garrett W. 2nd, and Connor T., 3rd.

4th Grade Girls


Rachelle H. 1st, Brueklyn B. 2nd, and Rachel A. 3rd.

4th Grade Boys


Xander K. 1st, Dalton F. 2nd, and Noah J., 3rd.

5th Grade Girls


Kiley W. 1st, Reese J. 2nd, and McKenzie W., 3rd.

5th Grade Boys


Nate T. 1st, Max W. 2nd, and Chase W. 3rd.

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Central Art show and Book Fair

The annual Art Show and Scholastic Book Fair were held recently at Central School.  The halls and gym were decorated with several thousand pieces of art work all created by Central Students.  Two very popular animals were in attendance as well.   Clyde, the therapy dog, from Helen Mathis Library enjoyed the stories read to him by the students. Clifford, The Big Red Dog, roamed the crowd collecting hugs, smiles, and encouraging kids to read.   Students enjoyed the obstacle course, drum beats, and yoga provided by Studio T Fitness Center.  A special thanks to the PTO and sponsors of the fair, Lustig Custom Cabinets, New Health Chiropractic, Land of Lincoln Credit Union, Crossroads Bank, First National Bank of Dieterich, Prairie National Bank, Washington Savings Bank, Effingham Wal-mart, Ryan's Steakhouse, Pemberton Heating and Air, Rockin J. Customs, Marshall Clinic, and Jenny Latch at The Wild Hair.












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