• Coffeen Elementary October Newsletter

    Each month, Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School publishes a newsletter to share important updates and other information with our parents. These newsletters often include special dates, upcoming events, reminders, and more helpful information. Please click "read more" to get the October Newsletter.

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  • First Annual Read-A-Thon

    We are excited to announce the 1st Annual Henry A. Coffeen Read-A-Thon that will begin on October 8th. Students are encouraged to read for at least 30 minutes per night and log their time on the sheet provided by the PTO. Students who participate will be entered into a drawing for a BMX bike. The bike is being put together by students enrolled in our after school BMX Bike class. If students raise the goal set by the PTO, Ms. Trahan has agreed to read a story from the roof of Henry A. Coffeen! Read on Coffeen Cougars!

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Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School

At Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School, our mission is "Students Inspired to Achieve Extraordinary Success Through Leadership Opportunities."

Our vision is to be a beacon in our community where every student is empowered to learn, grow, and lead. We want students to be inspired toward greatness.

We recognize and celebrate the leadership abilities of our students and teach Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People through a kid-friendly version called "The Leader in Me." Our students understand that leaders do the right thing, even when no one is watching.

2015-2016 School Improvement Goals

  • 85% of 3rd-5th grade students will score proficient or advanced on the PAWS assessment in Reading/Language Arts.
  • 75% of 3rd-5th grade students will score proficient or advanced on the PAWS assessment in Mathematics.


Coffeen Elementary News

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    Title I Parent Night

    When your child tells you what they did at school during the day, does it sometimes feel like they are speaking a foreign language? Come to Henry A. Coffeen’s Title-one Parent Night and let us translate.

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    Pumpkin Patch Fun

    The Kindergartners at Henry A. Coffeen took their first field trip of the year to Koltiska's Pumpkin Patch. The morning started out rainy, but quickly turned into a beautiful day. Once there, the kids were loaded on wagons as they headed out to the field. Each student got to explore the field and hand pick their own pumpkin from the patch. They met some farm animals. Specifically, they got to pet goats, turkeys, rabbits, and chickens. To wrap up the morning, students were treated to a cookie and hot chocolate before loading the bus for the return trip to school.

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    About Henry A. Coffeen

    Being a school that prides ourselves on leadership, we find it only fitting that we are named after one of Sheridan County’s most influential citizens. Henry A. Coffeen was a college professor, a superintendent of schools in Illinois, a strong advocate of child labor laws, a business owner, land developer and a community organizer. His leadership qualities led him to Continue Reading

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