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Veterans Day Book Read

Join Unit #40 Libraries in Celebrating Veterans Day during the month of November by going to the library page to access the links to read alouds and book talks featuring those that have served our country.


EJHS students in Mr. Rinkel's STEM class recently participated in a project where they learned the principles of flight and had the opportunity to fly drones.  

In addition we would like to thank the following organizations for making this project possible: U of I Extension (Clay, Effingham, Fayette, and Jasper County) and Effingham County 4-H !


Unit #40 would like to congratulate EHS teacher Mr. Farmer for being named one of the Top leaders under 40 in the community. In addition EHS student R. Markham was named one of the Up and Coming Leaders in the community!
We are thrilled that both of you are part of the Unit #40 family. Keep up the great work!

Top Leader Under 40

Up and Coming Leader

Ms. Russell

Congratulations to Ms. Russell who is a 2nd grade teacher at South Side School! She wrote and received a grant from the Rural Schools Collaborative that enabled her to purchase items that assist her students in the development of routines and help them become independent learners. Keep up the great work Ms. Russell!

Preschool Roundup

Free Developmental Screenings for two through five year olds

Effingham Unit #40 and the Depart of Early Childhood will offer screenings for parents to discover how their child is developing in the areas of speech, language, concepts, and motor skills. Vision and hearing screening are also offered free of charge. 

If your child is already in the Unit #40 ECSE Preschool, kindergarten, or Head Start, he/she will not need to go through this screening.  Signed parent/guardian permission is required.

Please call 217.540.1380 to schedule an appointment.

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First Presbyterian Church 
600 West Temple Avenue
Effingham, IL 

District Dashboard

 For your convenience, we put together a District Dashboard that provides our stakeholders with the ability to view how the district uses its resources to ensure student growth is occurring.  [This site is best viewed in Chrome.]

The dashboard provides users with a unique view of how the district's learning environment and financial resources are used to ensure student success. 

Additional information, including the school report card, is available on the district's academic performance page.

In closing, we want to thank the community for its ongoing support and providing us with the ability to create an environment "where the search for excellence" occurs in classrooms across the district on a daily basis. 

Employment advertisement for Effingham Unit #40 Schools.
Click the employment icon to search our current job listings. We'd love for you to consider joining the Unit #40 Team.

Tech Services Department
Technology Department
Do you need help with your laptop? Please go to the Tech Service Department. To submit a student tech help ticket, click here!

COVID Information
Please click here to access information regarding COVID weekly updates.

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Unit #40 Athletics 

athletic department schedules
Go to Unit #40 Athletics to download and print a copy of the athletic schedules.  Click here to access a digital calendar for EJHS and EHS sporting events. 

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