Parents of rising 6th graders, if you couldn't make it to 5th Grade Night or you wanted to review some of the topics we discussed, please check out the presentation here.
Love to Swim? 2019 Swim Tryouts
Show your support for our girls by registering for The Girls on the Run 5k Saturday, May 11.
News, events, and frequently visited web pages are now just a click away with the new Elizabethton City Schools mobile application.
Tired of not having the energy to function during the day? Need a way to relieve stress? Want to be more fit? Reduce your blood pressure? Increase your muscular strength and endurance? Have a healthier, stronger heart?
Parents and students of rising 6th graders are encouraged to attend 5th Grade Parent Night at T. A. Dugger Junior High School on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. We will provide a lot of information on the about registration, sports, clubs, and general information that parents and students need to be aware of for the upcoming school year.
Spring Pictures will be taken at WSE on Thursday, March 14, 2019
College & Career Week
March 11-15, 2019
Please change Thursday, March 14th to Spring Picture Day.
Many of our students celebrated Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss' birthday by dressing like their favorite book characters and reading together.
Friday, March 1st, Dress up as your favorite book character in celebration of Read Across America!
Parents interested in their children attending Elizabethton City Schools as new tuition students should apply online in the Cyclone Connection for grades K-8 or in person for grades 9-12.
West Side students in grades 3-5 now have an opportunity to learn about rockets, build models, and fly them after school. Principal and club sponsor John Wright hopes this will inspire an interest in space exploration as well as technology and engineer careers of the future.
Being Sold online this year!
$20 for yearbook $25 for Ads
LAST DAY to order is March 6th!
Online Ordering Open Now!
BY CURTIS CARDEN, WJHL
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) - Recent visitors to downtown Elizabethton will notice colorful barn quilts and corresponding personal stories on display in the breezeway.
Kindness Week at West Side! This is a week where we can all focus on how we and our students treat each other and show kindness that fosters a positive culture! BE KIND!
School Counselors Celebrate During National School Counseling Week, Feb. 4–8, 2019
Recent visitors to downtown Elizabethton will notice colorful barn quilts and corresponding personal stories on display in the breezeway. These are the culmination of a student-organized K-12 storytelling and art contest in Elizabethton City Schools called East TN Tuff Tales.
Mrs. Ensor's 2nd grade students are enjoying a roll and comparison learning activity for math class.
Planning is underway for the 4th annual Elizabethton Back-2-School Bash, and organizers are calling on the community to get involved as sponsors, partners in the resource fair, and volunteers.
Ms. Pless' 2nd Graders have been completing word contraction surgery.
Ms. Blevins' 4th graders are completing fraction activities in class.
Congratulations to all Elizabethton teachers of the year!
2019-2020 ECS BUILDING-LEVEL
TEACHERS OF THE YEAR
West Side Elementary
2019-2020 ECS System Level Teachers of the Year
Baseball Silent & Live Auction set for Feb. 2
The annual Elizabethton Cyclone Dugout Club silent and live auction will feature 50-80 silent auction baskets or items, as well as several live auction items. Goodwin & Street’s Auction will be conducting the auction. Proceeds benefit the Elizabethton High School Baseball Team.
Several students across the district have recently qualified for auditioned choral and instrumental groups at the state level. On behalf of the Elizabethton Board of Education, Board Chair Rita Booher congratulates each of these students and their instructors.
ELIZABETHTON - January 20-26, 2019 is School Board Appreciation Week in Tennessee. This week helps build awareness and understanding of the vital functions our locally elected boards of education play in our community. Elizabethton City Schools is joining public school districts from across the state to celebrate School Board Appreciation Week and honor local board members for their commitment to Elizabethton and its children.
Mrs. Blevins' 4th Grade Math Classes Declares War
West Side Elementary would like to acknowledge January as School Board Recognition Month by honoring the Elizabethton City District School Board members: Rita Booher, Phil Isaacs, Grover May, Danny O'Quinn, and Eddie Pless.
2019 Important Dates for West Side from
Parents, Ms. VanHuss needs the following items for this year's May Day: Please send a baby/toddler picture of your child to school. It needs to be 8 by 10 and portrait style (as shown in the pictures above).
Parents, check the attached May Day schedule for your child's performance. This is an exciting performance by all our students collaborated by Mrs. VanHuss and Mrs. Keen.
Show your Christmas spirit by dressing up for Christmas Monday and Tuesday.
BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star
Westside Elementary third-grader Arvella Nave hasn’t been doing cross country long.
Come discover an enchanting assortment of new books at our Enchanted Forest Book Fair. Book Fair runs December 3rd-7th! #mybookfair
Thanks for supporting our West Side Wildcat Media Center by shopping for books at the Scholastic Book Fair.
Support our classroom teachers by purchasing books from the Scholastic Book Fair. Teachers are providing Classroom Wish Lists for books to be purchased for the classroom libraries. You can shop online now or shop at the Scholastic Book Fair starting Monday, December 3.
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 and trials and how they have triumphed over them to help them become better and stronger people. They each created a barn quilt piece that will be painted and displayed downtown in December.
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.
Support the Wildcat Media Center by shopping at our Scholastic Book Fair coming Monday, December 3- Friday, December 7.
Shop Online starting today!
Teachers are also posting Classroom Wish Lists. Purchase or order books for Christmas gifts for your teacher.
Night at the School
WHERE: West Side School Gymnasium
WHEN: Friday, November 16th, 2018 from 7:30pm to 8:00am
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
WHO: West Side Students, Parents, and Faculty.
SORRY, NO SIBLINGS!!
Where: West Side Elementary
When: December 3 from 6:00-7:00
A staff member at West Side Elementary in Elizabethton is being called a hero after saving a first grader's life at lunchtime.
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 crossing.
We love to see when students are unexpectedly caught reading.
Kindergarten students at West Side Enjoy a Day of Harvest Reading and Storytelling.
West Side 1st graders enjoy a funfilled day of activities.
West Side Would Like to Thank the community for the Amazing Support for our schools.
McDonald's of Elizabethton hosts McTeacher Night for West Side Elementary
McTeacher Night Great Success
For West Side Elementary
Picture Re-Makes Tuesday, October 30. There will be NO charge for students to have their picture taken tomorrow morning if they were absent for the first picture day. All other students will need to pay a $2 charge for re-makes.
West Side would like to thank our Elizabethton Board of Education and Elizabethton City Schools administrators for their work in creating a position to enable West Side to regain our lost Math Interventionist position.
The students, faculty, and staff are enjoying the new addition of shade to the playground. Appreciation goes to the PTO and parent volunteers.
The students, faulty, and staff would like to thank PTO and all volunteers for the awesome fundraising events and donations this school year. The West Side PTO helped West Side be technology ready by purchasing 100 Chromebooks and 23 batteries for our existing laptops.
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 has achieved a record graduation rate, a Level 5 growth score, and a record composite ACT score while nearly doubling the number of students earning a 30 or higher.
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 Family broke ground on the LaPorte Sports Complex. The complex will house a multipurpose athletic field where the old hospital was located.
2018 HAS BEEN PACKED FULL! We have had the back to school dance, parent night, homecoming activities, our fall carnival and our 9 weeks AR and Wildcat Way reward celebration.
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 over personal struggles in writing, and as a design for a barn quilt.
National Walk to School Day is observed annually on the first Wednesday in October. This is a day to get out and get some exercise while enjoying the weather.
West Side students worked toward earning a Reward Day by exemplifying the true meaning of West Side Way.
A Great Day at West Side for students working so hard to meet their AR goals four the 1st Nine weeks.
West Side Wildcats enjoying 2018 Cyclone Homecoming activities and learning along the way.
As students are working diligently toward their AR goals, we caught a few reading this week.
“West Side Homecoming Week”
October 1 – 5, 2018
Show your “CYCLONE and WILDCAT SPIRIT” and participate in the “Dress-Up Days” for Homecoming week!
Congratulations! The 4th grade multiplication "touchdowners". These students have memorized their multiplication facts 0-12.
Join us Sunday, September 30th 2:00-6:00 P.M.. for a fundraising event to raise money for new playground equipment for grades K-2., classroom library books, and school wide technology.
The tradition that Ms. Vera started many years ago still lives on. Many great learning opportunities are happening at West Side Elementary School.
Mrs. Deloach's 4th grade students have just completed a unit of study of the early explorers in their Social Studies class.
Please wear your red, white, and blue on Tuesday, September 11th in honor of lives lost on 9/11.
BY KASEY MARLER, WJHL
Congratulations Crystal VanHuss, WJHL's Educator of the Week!
See important school dates regarding homecoming week, May Day performances, field days, and etc.
BY CURTIS CARDEN, Elizabethton Star
It is always best to be prepared.
Welcome Eric Wampler, Interim Director of Early Learning, Curriculum & Testing 6-12, and Data Services. Wampler has worked in Elizabethton City Schools for 14 years, most recently serving as Harold McCormick Principal for three years. During his time at HME, the school’s growth score rose from a Level 1 to a Level 5 in 2018.
Special Education teachers in all Elizabethton schools will be supported by a new full-time Special Education Coach this year. The addition of this position is part of a system-wide initiative to increase instructional support for teachers through job-embedded training. Hayley Bishop will serve as SPED Coach for the 2018-2019 school year.