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November 15, 2021 Local Country Financial representatives, in conjunction with the company’s “Operation Helping Heroes” campaign, donated a check for $3,750 which will be shared between Effingham Junior High School, Central School, South Side School, the Early Learning Center, and Preschool. These funds will be used to pay for items teachers sometimes pay out of pocket to provide their students.

Country Financial representatives back row, L to R: Brad Meinhart, Tammy Douthit, Nick Patton, Wayne Donsbach, Scott Mosher, Jake Donsbach, Mitch Meinhart, and Jay Mix. Effingham Unit #40 representatives, front row L to R: Amy Niebrugge, Cheri Marten, Jennifer Fox, Mark Doan, Charlie Schwerman, Todd Schuette.

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November 22, 2021


Effingham Unit #40 Family:


As we continue to move forward with the 2021-22 school year, we can say this is one of the most challenging times in the history of education.  The District recognizes that stress levels throughout Unit #40 are an area of concern.

The District wishes to support the mental wellbeing of both students, educators and staff on a daily basis. Ongoing conversations have occurred and it is clear that time is the resource that is needed right now.  Time to rest and renew.  Therefore, the District will be making the following alterations to the 2021-22 school calendar:


Friday, December 17th – School Improvement Day (release at 12:00 p.m.)


Friday, February 4th – School Improvement Day (release at 12:00 p.m.)


Friday, March 18th – School Improvement Day (release at 12:00 p.m.)


The Unit #40 Board of Education and Administration care deeply about the mental wellbeing of our learning community. Our students, faculty, staff, and parents/guardians have worked tirelessly to persevere during these trying times.  The extended break will give time to focus on self-care and family. Thank you.


Sincerely, 

Mark E. Doan, Superintendent

Effingham Unit #40



EJHS Renovation Project

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The EJHS building has been a landmark in the Effingham Community for decades. First erected in 1939, the building housed high school students until being converted to a junior high in 1998.  

Three years ago, Effingham Unit #40 began a massive renovation project in an effort to transform the building into a state of the art learning center for our students.  Construction crews are currently in the process of putting a few final touches on their work. The district plans to host an open house for the public some time this school year. Please join us in celebrating the new updates and reminiscing about memories from days gone by.

We plan to share pictures and videos throughout the school year of the construction process as well as memories from the past. Our first preview video is scheduled to be released tonight at 6 pm and will be available by clicking here

Staff Spotlight

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We look forward to sharing a series of short interviews over the coming weeks from our new staff members and those who have take on new roles in the district.

East Side is excited to have Beth Stundon as a new counselor at ELC and East Side. Check out Beth's interview.

Keep up the great work Beth! Thanks for all you do!

U40 Livestream

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Can't be at tonight's big home game? No worries. Join the NFHS Network to watch home football, basketball, and volleyball games.  Click here to learn more about a subscription
Schedules and start times are available on the NFHS network.  Also, please check out the EHS Athletic Schedules for more information regarding the dates and times for both home and away games. 

Disclaimer: Some away games may be available for viewing. However, those games are streamed by those schools. Please check the NFHS website for more information regarding those games.  

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. 


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Do you need help with your laptop? Please go to the Tech Service Department page for information regarding our Help Desk and the Unit #40 One to One Device Initiative.

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