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710 Indiana Street
Edgewood, IL 62426

PH: 618-238-4221
From Effingham: Call 540-1270
Fax: 217-540-1273


Welcome to Edgewood Grade School

Edgewood Grade School offers the "small school experience" while still being  a part of the larger Effingham School District. Edgewood is a Kindergarten through 4th grade building, offering one class per grade level. Our mission is to provide ALL students with the best opportunity to learn in a safe and nuturing environment.  We have a GREAT staff that is committed to that mission and eager to work with your child/children.

Visitors are Welcome!

You are always welcome at the school; however, VISITORS TO SCHOOL ARE REQUIRED BY STATE LAW TO REPORT TO THE OFFICE whenever they enter a school building. Please make sure you stop at the office to sign in and sign out when entering and leaving the building and wear a badge for the safety of the students. Thank you!

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Kids with Character!


Miss Becky has been out of the office this semester in order to complete her school counseling internship.  She was able to come to Edgewood on Tuesdays.  Miss Becky visited the Kindergarten classroom weekly to talk to the students about each of the Six Pillars of Character:  Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.  This week, the group closed the curriculum series by creating character badges and displaying them proudly!

1st Graders Go Prehistoric!

First Grade have been studying Dinosaurs. Each student made a dinosaur of their choice out of playdough and put on the Dinosaur Planet that they created. They learned alot about these reptiles and enjoyed this extension activity from their reading story, "Dinosaur Babies". They also hatched a dinosaur egg that took 5 days to hatch. They now have a baby Triceratop and they named it "Chompy".


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Smiling Proudly!

Edgewood Kindergarten students completed a unit on the U.S.A. in which they learned American symbols and citizenship. 

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The same week, students also learned about the importance of dental health.  They became teeth and realized the importance of brushing and flossing away "sugar bugs" attacking them by silly string!!!



Perfectly Tacky Penguins

Edgewood Grade School celebrated Tacky Day in honor of Tacky the Penguin!  1st Grade is shown displaying their penguin creations.  Kindergarten through 2nd grades had lots of fun making their own penguins out of oreos, candy corn, and Skittles!  Perfectly Tacky...and delicious! 


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On the Farm with Dr. Seuess!
Thank you Effingham County Farm Bureau!

Thank you to the Effingham County Farm Bureau for coordinating Dr. Seuess activities with Denise Willenborg of Effingham County Soil and Water and Rachel Meinhart, Ag Literacy Coordinator.  Students celebrated Dr. Seuss' Read Across America by listening to a variety of stories and completing related activities.





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