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In cooperation with home and community, the T. A. Dugger faculty and staff will develop a well-rounded program of education that will meet the needs of adolescent students and develop skills necessary for personal fulfillment and success.

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Jr. Cyclones snare huge wins over Liberty Bell BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star The T.A. Dugger girls’ and boys’ basketball teams know that conference tournament time is right around the corner and on Thursday evening both teams ... Read More
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T.A. Dugger takes wins over Chuckey-Doak By Elizabethton Star The T.A. Dugger boys and girls’ varsity teams swept a pair of varsity wins in basketball action against the Jr. Black Knights of Chuckey-Doak. Read More
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TAD Yearbook Sales 2019 Check out this information to get your TAD Yearbook for 2018-2019 school year. Read More
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Jr. Cyclones roll to Pigeon Forge tournament title BY ELIZABETHTON STAR Late last week, the T.A. Dugger Jr. Cyclones made their way over to Pigeon Forge to compete in a Christmas break tournament. Read More
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TAD Times: December 2018 The December edition of the TAD Times - news, events, features, interviews, trends, and more! To view previous months' editions, please visit the TAD Times web page. Read More
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TAD Wrestling places 2nd at weekend match Congratulations to TAD Wrestling team coached by Eddie Morrell. They placed 2nd over the weekend at the Panther Duals at Church Hill Middle School! Read More
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Teacher of the Year Grades 5-8: Travis Smithdeal Teachers of the Year are selected based on recommendation at the school level and approval by a committee. The award highlights teachers who have an outstanding professional record of academic ... Read More
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TA Dugger snares three wins over Robinson BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star It was a busy night on the middle school hardwood as T.A. Dugger tangled with Robinson in four games with the Jr. Cyclones getting the upper hand in 3 of the 4 ... Read More
Winners
Nine winners announced in East TN Tuff Tales contest Nine students were selected as winners in the recent East TN Tuff Tales competition led by Mrs. Sarah Morris' T. A. Dugger Jr. High enrichment students. The students wrote about their struggles ... Read More
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Elizabethton school officials: Drivers are endangering students at bus stops BY JACKIE DEFUSCO, WJHL ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) - Following a series of student deaths at bus stops, one local school system is taking action to prevent one of their students from being next. Read More
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TAD Times: November 2018 The November edition of the TAD Times - news, events, features, interviews, trends, and more! Read More
Mailey Guy and Happy Valley’s Keili Hall appear to give each other a high five on the opening tip between the two schools at Happy Valley Middle School on Tuesday evening.
Lady Jr. Cyclones blow past Jr. Lady Warriors, 38-15 BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star It may have been only the third game of the young season for the T.A. Dugger Jr. Lady Cyclone basketball team, but the team continued to gain strength taking ... Read More
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NHTSA Urges Motorists to Drive Safely Near School Zones and Bus Stops The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging motorists to exercise caution and follow State laws when approaching a school bus or school ... Read More
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6th grade students design assistive devices for people with disabilities In Marissa Henry’s 6th grade English class at T. A. Dugger Jr. High School, students are learning more than sentence structure, comprehension, and grammar. They are learning real-world problem ... Read More
Kiwanis Club Adivisor Mitch Broyles presented the T.A. Dugger Builders Club Charter to the club’s first president, Izzy McQueen.
Builders Club installed at T.A. Dugger Jr. High School BY JOHN THOMPSON, Johnson City Press ELIZABETHTON — Earlier this month, the Elizabethton Kiwanis Club held an installation ceremony for a new Builders Club at T.A. Dugger Junior High School. Read More
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New TAD club Like a Girl a place for young women to be empowered, have fun After reflecting on their own preteen years, two high school students created a club for middle school girls that would instill a sense of confidence and self-worth in their members. The club meets ... Read More
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Board, Director reflect on school system’s record-breaking achievements at end of term Over the last four years, the Elizabethton Board of Education has supported some of the school system’s most distinguished achievements and programs. During this time, Elizabethton City Schools ... Read More
Groundbreaking
School, city, community leaders break ground on LaPorte Sports Complex Today, leaders from Elizabethton City Schools (ECS), City of Elizabethton, Elizabethton Soccer Association (ESA), Boys and Girls Club (BGC) of Elizabethton/Carter County and members of the LaPorte ... Read More
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Students encouraged to share triumph over struggle in storytelling, barn quilt design contest In a new project-based learning course at T. A. Dugger Junior High School, students have launched a system-wide storytelling contest that encourages students in all grade levels to express triumph ... Read More
Star Photo/Ivan Sanders There was no where to go for a Viking running back as the Jr. Cyclones made a gang tackle on the play.
Jr. Cyclones capture Big 8 championship with 44-12 win over Vance BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star Much like closing the pages on a perfect novel, the T.A. Dugger Jr. Cyclones final game of the 2018 campaign ended with a spotless 8-0 season mark and being ... Read More
Star Photo/Ivan Sanders Jr. Cyclone running back Luke Whaley tries to break free from the grasp of a Vance defender.
Jr. Cyclone JV clinches Big 8 championship with 26-14 win BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star It doesn’t matter if one is blood brothers or just a band of brothers with one goal, it can be said that a little brother wants to make sure that their feet ... Read More
Star Photo/Curtis Carden T.A. Dugger Junior High students Caitlin Taylor (left) and Nolan Chambers are hoping to expand the idea of a clothing/supply closet to help the student population at the school.
TAD students hope to give back to peers with project BY CURTIS CARDEN, Elizabethton Star Seeing the impact made by Jackie Hitechew and her daughter, Tyanna, a pair of eighth-grade students from T.A. Dugger Junior High are leading the charge to help ... Read More
Star Photo/Ivan Sanders Jr. Cyclone running back Nate Stephens shakes and bakes his way around a couple of Liberty Bell defenders.
One for the scrapbook: Jr. Cyclones storm back for a 28-14 win over Liberty Bell to go 7-0 on season BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star JOHNSON CITY—While several beautiful young ladies awaited the opportunity to potentially be crowned as the Liberty Bell homecoming queen at Kermit-Tipton ... Read More