2020 Cumberland High School Graduation Plan: Graduation Date- Sunday, August 2, 2020 Time - 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm Location - Cumberland High School west parking lot Graduates and family members should enter the school grounds in their vehicles using the main entrance. Cars should follow directions of the police officers to avoid traffic build up on Route 121. A stage will be set up outside the AG shop (just inside the big door if it's raining). Mr. Maynard will announce the name of the graduate. The graduate will walk across the stage to their family members to receive their diploma (student chooses who they wish to hand them the diploma). Students and families will have a professional photo taken by Haley Ralston. (Directions on how to order pictures will be presented with diplomas.) Graduates are allowed to have four individuals on stage with them for the picture. All individuals are asked to stay in their cars until otherwise directed. Please practice social distancing and leave school grounds using the east exit (Yocum’s Road) following the presentation and pictures on the stage.
Due to the limit on the number of individuals we are allowed to have in one place per the recommendation of ISBE and IDPH, we are cancelling this year’s freshman orientation scheduled for August 6. Incoming freshmen and parents wishing to tour the building before the start of school can contact the high school office at (217) 923-3133 to set up a time for a tour.
Students who have been awarded a scholarship have received an email from Mr. Maynard explaining how the awards will be delivered. Parents and students who applied for scholarships please check your emails for scholarship delivery information.Any questions please contact the high school office.
The High School is open from 8:00 am till noon on Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20 for students to clean out lockers and turn in learning packets.
Below are the students who have received Fine Arts Awards from Cumberland High School for the 2019/2020 school year. Band = Presented by Mr. Blake Ozier John Philip Sousa Award = Allison McElravy Art = Presented by Mrs. Wendy Peters Outstanding Freshman Art Student: Grace Osborne Outstanding Sophomore ArtStudent: Ivy Ayers and Carly Thornton Outstanding Junior Art Student: Riannon Neidigh and Lindsey Zike Outstanding Senior Art Student: Megan Gerhardt Outstanding Art Student of the Year: Kendall Plummer
SUNDAY'S PARADE ROUTE HAS BEEN CHANGED At the request of the fire departments. The parade route for Sunday will now be: Leave the school at 2:00, travel to Toledo and around the square. Down Toledo/Jewett road through main street in Jewett. Down route 40 through Greenup and back to the school. The school district is encouraging that all individuals practice social distancing. Sorry for the change of plans. Mr. Maynard
This year has been a difficult one; first, I was gone on maternity leave during first semester, and then we moved to Remote Learning for the second semester. I love my job and my students, and having so little time to be able to teach them has been hard on me. My kids truly deserve the best and I hope they know that I am sorry that they haven't gotten a full year of art. With that being said, my students need to be recognized for the artwork they have created. Since we can't have our Fine Arts Night, I thought I'd try to acknowledge their efforts in this format. I am still doing Outstanding Art Student awards - the winners are at the end of presentation. Thank you! Wendy Peters, High School Art Teacher https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vTTn2JjIbPqzR2q7MtZIchLtFYNPrr_Sr4kC3ra5B_7gulkJPLgJRrihEHSEHLEslA7jH9KuD1nX7pk/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000 *Please do not edit this presentation.
Students interested in high school cheerleading for the 2020/2021 school year are encouraged to contact Shaina Oakley-Kanizer before May 1, 2020 to let her know of your interest in being on the squad. She can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org
Class of 2020-please either fill out the google form or email Miss Booth (email@example.com) about the Senior Class Shirt. IF you have already done this, you are good to go! She needs all responses by 8AM on Saturday 4/25. We want to make sure everyone is included.
This is to inform students and parents that there is still time to order a 2020 HIGH SCHOOL yearbook. With COVID 19 shutdowns, the company is extending the deadline to order a yearbook. You have until May 29, 2020 to place an order. If you wish to order a yearbook, please send a check to Mr. Muhr at the high school for $75.00. PLEASE BE SURE TO PUT THE STUDENT'S NAME ON THE MEMO LINE OF THE CHECK! If you have any questions, please email Mr. Muhr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class of 2020, Your graduation items will be available on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 starting at 11:30. If school is back in session you will pick them up over your lunch hour. If school is not in session, we will do a drive thru pick at the doors by the senior parking lot from 11:30 to 12:30. Any questions please feel free to call or email me. Mr. Maynard
The high school basketball All-Star Game scheduled for March 28th has been postponed. An announcement of a new date will be made once it is set.
High school basketball awards scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th, have been postponed until further notice.
The indoor track meets at EIU for both girls (March 14th) and boys (March 21st) have been cancelled.
Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Lincoln Prairie Conference Boys Basketball All Conference Team: 1st Team - Ross Hemmen 2nd Team - Brennyn Cutts
The Freshman-Sophomore basketball game scheduled for tonight (2/20) has been cancelled.
On Friday, February 14, 2020 Don and Beverly (Olmstead) Brannan were in Cumberland County celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and stopped by Cumberland High School to visit. Don and Beverly are the Homecoming King and Queen of 1968 and graduates of Cumberland High School Class of 1969. Cumberland High School students and staff were honored that Don and Beverly stopped by to visit on their very special day.
The basketball game scheduled at Cumberland this evening (2-14-20) has been cancelled. The game will now be played next Wednesday Feb. 19th with a 5:00pm JV start.
Cumberland High School is looking to fill a High School Biological Science teaching position for the school year of 2020/2021. Interested individuals should contact Principal, Kevin Maynard.
Congratulations to the Cumberland High School Girls Basketball team on their victory over Red Hill in the Regional tournament last night. The team will now play at 6:00 on Wednesday at St. Anthony vs. Altamont.
Pictured is Cumberland High School senior Kaitlyn Warner. Kaitlyn finished second at state in the Voice of Democracy writing contest sponsored by local VFW’s. Kaitlyn’s paper won her a $200.00 prize at the local level, a $200.00 prize at the district level and a $1,500.00 prize at the state level. Total amount won by Kaitlyn for her time and effort was $1,900.00. Kaitlyn is the daughter of Troy and Jodie Warner of Greenup.
Attention HS Parents. Cumberland High School will be hosting a parent meeting for the incoming 8th grade parents (class of 2024) on Monday, February 10 at 6:30 in the high school cafe. Topics that will be covered include: how to sign up for classes, different math and science courses taught at the high school and a few other topics to help parents and students to transition to life at the high school.
Scholarship Applications Seniors were given a packet of 20 local scholarships on Wednesday, December 18th. Students and parents are encouraged to begin filling out these applications over the Christmas break and be prepared to turn in scholarships on or before their due date.
Cumberland High School students Final exams will remain as scheduled for December 19th and December 20th. Any student wanting to get study material from their lockers may come to the high school tonight from 6:30 to 7:00 to get materials. Please enter the school using the doors across from the main office.
ALL Practices and Activities for Cumberland High School Have Been CANCELLED for Tonight - 11/11/19
Parents, please take a few minutes to complete the 5-essentials survey. http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
Matthew Lay from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will be at Cumberland High School on Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 to help seniors and their parents complete the FAFSA application. All families will need to bring their tax information.
CHS will host Powder Puff football with its homecoming activities on Wednesday, October 9, starting at 6:30. Admission for the games will be a nonperishable food item or $1. The food collected will go to the EBRA food bank, and the money will go to One Stop Community Christmas.
Attention Volleyball Fans -- Due to road construction behind Casey-Westfield High School, parking for tonight's volleyball game (Cumberland at Casey-Westfield) will be south of the school behind the tennis courts.
Today, September 4th Cumberland High School participated in an active shooter drill with local law enforcement. The students and staff did an outstanding job with the drill. Thank you to local law enforcement for their help with this drill.
Parents please be aware of a mistake in the high school handbooks under attendance on page 8 in section D. Section D should read: Students with absences in excess of 6 who do not bring a doctor's or court excuse into the office on the day they return to school will be given an unexcused absence. This excuse needs to be brought in to the office between 8:00 and 8:15 a.m. on the morning they return. The excuse must be turned in to the office within 10 days following the absence date. All students will be informed of this mistake during their first hour classes on Thursday, August 15th. Should you have any questions please contact the high school office.
Tonight, August 14th Cumberland High School will be hosting a senior orientation in the cafe starting at 6:00. This will be an informal meeting to discuss students senior year and things for parents to be aware of as their child enters their last year of high school. In the study hall, clubs and other activities will be set up giving parents and students a chance to learn more about ways students can get involved with clubs and activities at the school. We look forward to seeing everyone tonight!
A Volleyball Camp will be held for 3rd-8th grade students on July 16 from 8 AM to 1 PM at the Cumberland Middle School Gym. The cost is $25. See the attached flyer for more information. https://5il.co/8n64
CHS dance coach Jenny Miller will be hosting a informational meeting for any girls interested in going out for high school dance. The meeting will be held in the high school cafe on Tuesday, May 28th at 6:00
Pictured left to right is Jasmyn Dittamore and Katelyn Yaw. These two ladies will represent Cumberland High School at the IHSA class 1A state track meet May 16 through 18 at EIU. Jasmyn won the Sectional 3200 meter run and placed second in the 1600 meter run while Katelyn was second in the triple jump. Congratulations and good luck ladies.
*Monday, May 13, 2019 -6:30 = Scholarship Night in the cafe *Wednesday, May 15, 2019 -1:00 = Academic Awards program in the high school gym *Friday, May 17, 2019 -Graduation Practice = Students should be in the gym dress professional with caps and gowns by 12:00. Pictures and walk-through will take place and practice will start at 1:00 *Sunday, May 19, 2019 -2:00 = Baccalaureate with Graduation to follow at 3:00. Students should arrive dress professional in cap and gown no later than 1:45
Softball today (5/2) at T-Town has been cancelled.
CANCELLED - CHS Guest Speaker: Tim Ryan - The guest speaker Tim Ryan that was scheduled to speak at Cumberland High School tonight at 6:30 has been cancelled due to a medical emergency.
The following are important Spring dates for Cumberland High School 1. Scholarship Night = Monday, May 13, 2019 starting at 6:30 in the high school cafe. 2. Academic awards = Wednesday, May 15, 2019 starting at 1:00 in the high school gym. The public is invited to attend 3. Graduation practice = Friday, May 17, 2019. Students will need to be at the high school gym dressed professionally and in cap and gowns by 12:00 (noon). Practice will start at 1:00 following pictures 4. Baccalaureate and Graduation = Sunday, May 19, 2019. Baccalaureate will start at 2:00 with Graduation set to start at 3:00 in the high school gym. Students should arrive no later than 1:45 dressed professional and in cap and gowns Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the high school office.
Cumberland High School will be hosting an Orientation meeting for incoming freshman and their parents on February 26, 2019 at 5:45 in the high school cafeteria. Discussion topics will include, scheduling, extracurricular activities and overall expectations for the class of 2023
CHS Wrestling at St. Joe tomorrow has been cancelled.
The CHS baseball team will play Mt. Vernon at Busch Stadium on Saturday, April 20. The game will be played after the 1:15 Cardinals vs. New York Mets game. Purchase tickets from a CHS player or coach. Ticket location and prices will be determined by the Cardinals soon.
Cumberland High School Apparel Flyer Order by October 15 https://www.bsnteamsports.com/v3/shop/team_shop/JJowd?utm_source=school&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=store_shop&utm_content=products#/
A Powder Puff football game has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 9! Admission to the game will be $1.00 or a nonperishable food item. The money and food will go to One Stop Community Christmas and the Eastern Illinois Food Bank to help those in need within our community.
Reminder to seniors and their parents that Mrs. Plummer is hosting the annual scholarship information meeting on Tuesday, August 28th at 6:00 in the high school library. This is a great opportunity to learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
The Class of 2018 Graduation pictures are ready to be picked up in the high school office.