Welcome to Unit #40 School District

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Talent Show
talent show
EHS DramaTICS is having a student talent show this Thursday, December 8th at 7pm. The is a student produced and participant talent show. It is a free event for the community with all door donations going towards Effingham Relay For Life. Fun event for all ages! 

Just in Time for Stocking Stuffers

HeartBeat Cafe

The HeartbEATs [email protected] EHS is now offering Gift Cards for all students and staff. Buy a $10 card and get $11 to spend or buy a $20 card and get $22 to spend in the Cafe! Stop by the Cafe or see Nikki in the office to make a purchase.

UNIT #40 Libraries

Stories to Warm the Heart

Join Unit #40 Libraries in celebrating the holidays. You will find links to read alouds and book talks that are sure to warm your heart.


semester exams

Semester Exams are scheduled at Effingham High School on December 21 & 22.  Please schedule a time to meet with your instructor regarding any questions about exams.  
The exam schedule is as follows:
December 21 - Early Bird, 1st, 3rd, 4A, 4B 5th
December 22 - Early Bird, 2nd, 6th, 4A, 4B, 7th

December 21
Early Bird 7:00-7:45
1st 7:55-9:25
3rd 9:30-11:00
4A Lunch 11:05 - 11:35
4A Class 11:05-11:50
4B Lunch 11:55-12:25
4B Class 11:40-12:25
5th 12:30-2:00

December 22
Early Bird 7:00-7:45
2nd 7:55-9:25
6th 9:30-11:00
4A Lunch 11:05 - 11:35
4A Class 11:05-11:50
4B Lunch 11:55-12:25
4B Class 11:40-12:25
7th 12:30-2:00

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.

Wednesday, February 15th
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Wednesday, March 29th
Wednesday, March 30th

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. 

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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
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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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