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600 S. Henrietta
Effingham, IL 62401
PH: 217/540-1300
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Mrs. James Electricity

Mrs. James' science classes investigated with electric circuits this week. 

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Mrs. James Science

During our explorations about energy, students were given a bag of items and were asked to create their own "marshmallow hurler" for our "marshmallow hurling competition." Students gathered on the blacktop to demonstrate their hurlers and record the distances that their marshmallow traveled. Averages were calculated to determine the winning hurler!

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Track Meet Cancelled
TRACK MEET FOR TODAY, MONDAY, MAY 11th, IS CANCELLED. Girls meet in small gym immediately after school.
Williamson Headed to State Games

M.Williamson competed in the Area 9 Special Olympics at EIU on May 1st. She received a gold metal in the 200m run, a gold metal for 4x1 relay team and, a 4th place ribbon in the softball throw. Williamson will be competing at state games in June. Great job!!!


Scholastic Awards Night
We are gearing up to celebrate our students’ achievements at Scholastic Awards’ Night at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in the big gym at Effingham Junior High School. If your child participated in one or more of the activities listed below or earned special recognition, he/she will be recognized that evening. Please have your child dress as he/she would for a special occasion and follow our dress code. We need all awardees seated in their assigned chair in the gym by 5:20 p.m. *American Legion – one 8th grade boy and girl will be honored
*Three-Year Honor Roll – 8th graders who have achieved honor roll each quarter of 6th, 7th, and 8th grades; their names are posted in a display case outside of the counselors’ offices and Mrs. Robison gave everyone information in Science class.
*President’s Award - 8th graders who earned 3-year honor roll plus achieved 85% or higher in math or reading on the Explore test and an A- average overall for 6th-8th grades
*Student Council
*IESA Scholar Attitude
*Mustang Outreach
Department Awards
*Tech Ninjas
*Scholastic Bowl
*Drama Team
*Spelling Bee Finalists
*Perfect Attendance – students with perfect attendance as of May 14, 2015 will be recognized and then given a certificate on report card pickup day if they maintain perfect attendance all school year
*Millionaire’s Club – library reading incentive winnersCall Mrs. Minor (540-1307) if you have any questions about Scholastic Awards Night.

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