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

 Effingham Junior High School


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Welcome to Effingham Junior High School! Here at our school we educate 6th, 7th and 8th graders, which gives us an estimated 600 students every year! Our students are enrolled in 5 core classes: reading, writing, math, social studies, and science with the opportunity to take elective classes such as computers, physical education, family and consumer sciences, health, technology, fine arts, band and chorus.

To help create and foster more well-rounded students, we offer a multitude of extracurricular activities. Students have the opportunity to join one of our sports teams which include baseball and softball, cross country, basketball, cheerleading, volleyball, and track. Or, if sports aren't their forte, then they can join one of our activities or clubs such as the fall musical, Student Council, Comic Book Club, Mustang Outreach, Science Club, Drama Club, Pep Club, Yearbook, or even our Ukelele Club! Our goal here at EJHS is to educate more than just our students' minds-- we want to educate their hearts and spirits as well to ensure that they become smart, respectable and caring citizens in our community.

Want to see some of the happenings at EJHS? Make sure to click the Slideshow link to right.  


Daily Announcements

Monday, September 18th: Sports: None. Other: Drama Team practice from 3:00-4:30 pm.

Tuesday, September 19th: Sports: none. Other: Student Council will have an officers only meeting at 7:30 am in Ms. Funneman's room. Drama Team practice from 3:00-4:30 pm.

Wednesday, September 20th: Sports: none. Other: none.

Thursday, September 21st: Sports: Cross Country meet @ MidAmerica at 4:00 pm. Other: Science Club meeting from 3:00-4:00 pm. High school teacher, Ryan Ervin, will be speaking at the public library at 6:00 pm about North Korea.

Friday, September 22nd: Sports: Baseball Sectional TBA. Other: Drama Team practice from 3:00-4:30 pm.

Saturday, September 23rd: Sports: Softball Sectional TBA. 

General Information:

Parents: If your child is sick or absent for any reason, you MUST call into the office. We do not accept notes brought in by your student.

Mustang Outreach: This club is for 6th-8th graders looking to help better their community. Applications are located in the sorter by the office and are due on Friday, September 22nd. The first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 26th at 7:30 am in the library and will be every Tuesday morning after that.

Fundrasier Information: Pick up for your fundraiser items will be Tuesday, October 3rd from 1:00-5:30 pm and all money will be due to the office by Wednesday, October 11th