We have an early dismissal at 2:00 pm with a 1:45 shuttle. Once again, early dismissal at 2:00 pm. Please enjoy your summer with friends and family and we will see you at registration August 3rd and 4th.
5th grade enjoyed a field trip to Cahokia Mounds and Willoughby Farm today.
Cowden-Herrick announces Mrs. Lisa Steffen as “Staff Role Model of the Year”. The Staff Role Model of the Year is selected during the final month of the school year by the Jr. High and High School staff members. She will receive a $100 cash award donated by Aaron & Devi Hawes on behalf of Lockart and Green Funeral Services. Mrs. Steffen has taught for twenty-five years’ various grade levels from 2nd to 8th grade. She currently teaches Junior High Reading and Grammar. She has enjoyed seeing all the smiling faces this school year. There is nothing she would rather be doing for a career than teaching. She truly enjoys the students every day. She cares about her students as individuals as well as their academic success. Mrs. Steffen enjoys being outside, riding her horse, camping, taking her dog, Lady for walks as well as spending time with her family. She plans on going to Tennessee horseback riding with her husband, Joe this summer. She has three children, Paige, Matthew and Wyatt. Mrs. Steffen resides in Effingham with her husband, Joe and dog, Lady. Congratulations! We are proud to have you as a part of our team.
Cowden-Herrick announces Mrs. Kendall Fulk as “Staff Role Model of the Month of May”. The Staff Role Model of the Month is nominated each month by students, staff and community members. She will receive a $50 cash award donated by Aaron & Devi Hawes on behalf of Lockart and Green Funeral Services. Mrs. Fulk teaches High School English, is the High School Assistant Volleyball Coach, is an SIP Member and the Sophomore Class Sponsor. Her hobbies include relaxing with her dog (Rey), golfing with her husband, Justin, watching Netflix/Hulu and spending time with her family. Mrs. Fulk lives in Effingham, Illinois with her husband, Justin and her child-dog, Rey. Her parents are Mr. Kyle and Michelle Knop. We are proud to have you as a part of our team.
Cowden-Herrick teachers have named Seniors, Cooper Meek and Jadon Robertson May Students of the Month. The Students of the Month are nominated each month based on Academic Effort, Attitude, Participation/Contribution, Responsibility and Service. Junior High and/or High School students are selected each month. They each receive $25.00 donated by Community Banks of Shelby County. Cooper is the son of Jeff and Melanie Meek. His siblings are Claire, Kevin, Nick and Shawn Meek and Kerry Roll. He is a member of FFA, Spanish Club, Guitar Club and National Honor Society. Cooper is a Boy Scout and volunteer at the food pantry. His plans are to attend Eastern Illinois University for music production. Cooper plans to live an amazing life with an amazing family. Jadon is the son of Jason and Shannon Robertson. His siblings are Jaelyn Robertson and Trey Pasley. He is a member of FFA, Spanish Club, Student Council, Welding and National Honor Society. Jadon is an accomplished athlete participating in Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field. He is a member of the Free Methodist Church. Jadon’s future plans are to attend Southern Illinois University Carbondale to study Ag Forestry. He will continue his love for sports and join the track and field team Cowden-Herrick motto for this year is upheld by these students: “Remember, a strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.” Congratulations Cooper and Jadon!
The elementary Awards Day is Thursday, May 19 in the gym. The 1st & 2nd grades will be given their awards from 1:00 - 1:30 pm. The 3rd - 5th grades will be at 1:30 - 2:30 pm. We hope to see you there! Enjoy your evening!
The CHBC junior high track team had 7 young men participate in the state meet this weekend. There will be an escort welcoming them home. The escort will begin at Herrick at approximately 4:30 and make its way to Cowden and then on to Beecher City. If you are able, please come out and support them as they drive through all 3 towns. GO BOBCATS!
This is a reminder that the 2022 High School Graduation will be held on Sunday, May 15th at 3:30 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium. Congratulations Seniors!
We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are not able to send or receive phone calls at this time. If you need to contact us, you may email Miranda or call the Cowden building 217-783-2126 and they will deliver the message. We appreciate your patience. Thank you and Happy Friday! email@example.com
We have had a special week at the elementary building, Team Pounce bought our staff a special treat from Big City Roast in Cowden and the United Methodist Church in Herrick made lunch for us! Our community of people are wonderful and so supportive of our school. THANK YOU!
Please support our baseball team!
Our talented students had an awesome K-5 Art Show! Thank you, Mrs. Golding!
The 5th Grade Living Museum is Friday, May 13!
The 2022 High School graduation will take place on Sunday, May 15th at 3:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. A different start time had been prevously miscommunicated to some. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have created.
Junior and High School awards day will take place on Wednesday, May 11th in their respected gymnasiums. The HS awards day will be at 1:00p.m. and JH awards will take place at 2:00p.m.
The K-5 Art Show is Friday, May 6! Below is the schedule if you would like to attend with your student: K & 1st Grade: 1:00 - 1:30 2nd & 3rd Grades: 1:30 - 2:00 4th & 5th Grades: 2:00 - 2:30
We appreciate our teachers!
The Cowden-Herrick High School FFA came to visit the K-5 building today and brought a petting zoo! Thank you!!
Cowden-Herrick announces Mr. Marc Bain as “Staff Role Model of the Month of April”. The Staff Role Model of the Month is nominated each month by students, staff and community members. He will receive a $50 cash award donated by Aaron & Devi Hawes on behalf of Lockart and Green Funeral Services. Mr. Bain teaches Driver Education and Physical Education. He is the Athletic Director for the school and the High School Girls Basketball Coach. His hobbies include coaching basketball, playing softball and spending time with his family. Mr. Bain lives in the country between Herrick and Cowden with his wife Lisa, daughter, Chloe, son Carter and their dog, Cannon. Making his family complete are son Caleb and daughter-in-law Rachelle along with his two grandsons, Kyrie and Deacon. Congratulations Mr. Bain! We are proud to have you as a part of our team.