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.
Mustang Minutes: The Mustang Minute is a recap of upcoming events at Effingham Junior High School. Link: Mustang Minute
Perfect Attendance: April is Attendance Awareness Month so to help encourage the students to have perfect attendance, prizes will be given away each week throughout the month of April with a grand prize of a Kindle Fire given away at the end of the month.
8th Grade Career Conference: Our 8th graders will particiate in the annual 8th Grade Career Conference on April 6th at Lake Land College in Mattoon. Students will be leaving at 8:15 and begin the morning with a tour of the LLC campus. Next stop is the Field House where the rest of the morning's activities will take place.
Sam Glenn, known as the "Attitude Guy," is the featured speaker, He will create a piece of artwork as he presents his message focusing on the concept that "it all starts with attitude." Find out more at www.samglenn.com.
Students will conclude the morning with the opportunity to learn more about a wide variety of careers as they meet with career professionals. They will have the opportunity to ask questions and find out what types of classes in high school will be beneficial to a career in that field as well as what training beyond high school is needed.
The event is co-sponsored by LLC and Eastern Illinois Education for Employment System, Our students took the Career Cruising interest inventory in January to find out what careers someone with their interests and abilities might want to consider. The complied results of all the 8th graders in the area who took that assessment are used to determine which career professionals to invite to the event.
We will return back to EJHS by noon for lunch.