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Contact Information

600 S. Henrietta
Effingham, IL 62401
PH: 217/540-1300
Fax: 217/540-1362

 Effingham Junior High School



Welcome to Effingham Junior High School. We are a 6th, 7th, and 8th grade building which typically educates 600 students per year. Academics is our foundation. We teach 5 core classes -Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies, and Science. We have elective classes by grade level in computers, Family and Consumer Sciences, Physical Education, Health, Chorus, Band, Fine Arts, Art, and Computer Technologies.

We are proud of our sports teams such as baseball, softball, boys and girls Basketball, volleyball and track. Our students also have the opportunity to join many clubs and extracurricular activities such as Mustang Outreach, Student Council, Tech Ninjas, Drama and the Fall Musical.


Daily Announcements

Tech Ninjas: The list of students who made Tech. Ninjas is posted across from the office. The 1st meeting will be on Wednesday, October 19th in lab 108 during lunch hours.

Box Tops: Student Council will begin collecting box tops on Fridays throughout the school year. Please make sure to take them with you to your homeroom. 10 box tops = a piece of candy!

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled from 5:00 to 8:30 PM on Thursday, October 20th and 8:00 AM until Noon on Friday, October 21st. Conference requests were sent home with any student who had a D or an F in class as of October 4th. Any parents who would like to schedule a parent-teacher conference should do so by contacting Mrs. Minor at 540-1307 if your child's last name begins with A-K or Mrs. Fruchtl at 540-1306 if your child's lat name begins with L-Z. Conferences will be scheduled in each individual's teacher's classroom in 10 minute time slots.

Red Ribbon Week: Student Council will be hosting Red Ribbon Week Monday, October 24th through Friday, October 28th to celebrate our school being bully and drug free. Dress up days are as follows: Monday=American Day (red, white, and blue), Tuesday= Mis-match Day, Wednesday=Twin Day, Thursday= Sports Day, and Friday= Red Out Day. Please be respectful during the dress up days and remember that no hats or facepainting is allowed.  

Boys Basketball:

The 8th grade roster for the 2016-17 basketball season is as follows:

P. Wolfe, N. Thompson, T. Duncan, M. Woelfer, J. Briggerman, J. Logan, J. Lee, J. Stoneburner, C. Woomer, C. Weber, T. Moeller, B. Thompson, N. Barnes, J. Blickem, and C. Raddatz.

The 7th grade roster for the 2016-17 basketball season is as follows:

J. Brown, G. Eaton, M. Nelson, K. Pemberton, J. Matteson, D. Fox, N. Jones, B. Duncan, B. Pals, B. Christianson, K. Baker, M. Hardiek, E. Ritz, J. Volpi, and T. Budde.