Welcome to Effingham Junior High School!

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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 cross country, 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.

Parents: if your child is ill or absent for any reason, you must call into the office.  We do not accept notes brought by your student.

Scholastic Award's Night
We are gearing up to celebrate our students’ achievements at Scholastic Awards’ Night at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 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 5:50 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
*President’s Award - 8th graders who earned 3-year honor roll plus achieved 85% or higher in math and/or reading on the PSAT test and an A- average overall for 6th-8th grades
*Student Council
*IESA Scholar Attitude
*Mustang Outreach
*Department Awards (Student of the Month)
*Scholastic Bowl
*Drama Team
*Science Club
*Spelling Bee Finalists
*Library Awards include Reading Wall of Fame, Century Club, and Top AR points for each grade
*Perfect Attendance – students with perfect attendance as of May 9, 2019 will be recognized and then given a certificate on report card pickup day if they maintain perfect attendance all school year

Call Mrs. Minor (540-1307) if you have any questions about Scholastic Awards Night.

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