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High School class, law enforcement call on public for tips related to Redhead Murders Group photo of students

A high school sociology class in Elizabethton, Tenn. on Tuesday released a profile for the Bible Belt Strangler responsible for the Redhead Murders of the 1980s. In partnership with state and local law enforcement agencies, the class is calling on the public for tips related to the murders. Their goal is to help identify the five remaining victims and the killer.

Summer Team, sponsors prepare to get Betsy Book Bus on the road Sponsor Logos

The Betsy Book Bus wouldn’t be complete without a team of talented, energetic teachers aboard and generous community sponsors making the project possible. Elizabethton City Schools proudly announces Carla Whiles will serve as director with teachers Tammy Markland and Brandie Maness.

Permanent Part-Time Employees invited to Retirement Informational Meeting
Online Requests Only: Transcript & Student Records Requests

Effective May 1, 2018, in an effort to provide enhanced and more secure service for our students, all student records requests including graduation verifications, transcripts, diploma and cumulative folders and must be made online using our online student record request system.  

CCIL inducts Educators Hall of Fame Class of 2018 educator hall of fame

BY ABBY FRYE, Elizabethton Star

Four local teachers joined the ranks of the Carter County Educators Hall of Fame on Saturday evening.

ESP Online Application Now Open for Summer 2018

Any student currently enrolled in one of the ECS Elementary Schools (East Side, West Side, Harold McCormick) or the Wandell Early Learning Center is eligible to attend the summer program. 

Elizabethton teachers to receive content-specific support with new teacher leader network Group Photo

Beginning in May 2018, Elizabethton City Schools joins the statewide Teacher Leader Network in launching its Elizabethton Leads program. This will transition away from having system-wide instructional coaches to having specially trained learning leaders in each school.

WELC (Pre-K) still accepting applications for 2018-19 Kids on playground

Even though early registration has passed, the Wandell Early Learning Center is still accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. For more information please call 547-8035.

Registration for fingerprinting now available online

Substitute personnel, volunteers, and contractors in Elizabethton City Schools can now register online for fingerprinting, which is required by the State of Tennessee. Complete instructions are available in a form on the ECS Human Resources Department web page. Those that prefer to come to Central office to register are welcome to do so.

County, city students’ passion for reading spills over to local library library

BY CURTIS CARDEN, Elizabethton Star

When it comes to recognizing National Library Week, county and city schools continue to push the notion for students to take a vested interest into the worlds scattered across the pages in books.

Top Ten Percent of EHS Class of 2018 honored at banquet Group Photo

Twenty-five outstanding Elizabethton High School seniors were recognized among the Top Ten Percent of the Class of 2018 at a banquet Monday night. These students represent what it means to be a Cyclone and have been exemplars of success during their time at EHS.

3rd annual Back-2-School Bash seeking sponsors, partners Students receiving backpacks at event

Organizers are calling on the community once again to support the 3rd annual Back-2-School Bash at Elizabethton High School. Each year, sponsors and partners have made this event possible by sponsoring 1,000 backpacks full of school supplies and participating in the event.

East Side teacher, principal honored at state financial literacy event Hurley and Malone with State legislators

ELIZABETHTON — It isn’t often that a fifth-grade teacher or an elementary school principal meets with Gov. Bill Haslam, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally and House Speaker Beth Harwell. It is even less often that a teacher and principal get to accept an award at the same time the governor receives an award.

2018-19 Student Registration Information & Dates Student Registration

Parents of current Elizabethton students, new students, and prospective tuition students should be aware of some important upcoming dates. This information is available at www.ecschools.net > Parents > Student Registration.

EHS students selected to perform at JFK Center Non-EHS Students singing at National Memorial Day Choral Festival

BY CURTIS CARDEN, Elizabethton Star
 

Songbirds from one local high school will soon be on display for a national audience.

Students from the Elizabethton High School choir recently learned they will be among some of the nation’s top musical performers for the annual National Memorial Day Choral Festival held in Washington, D.C. Both men and women’s advanced ensemble teams will be participating in the showcase.

HOSA Blood Drive March 15 Marsh Logo

Marsh Regional Blood Bank will be at EHS hosting a blood drive in partnership with EHS Health Occupation Students of America on Thursday, March 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The drive is open to anyone age 17 and older, please support our local Blood Bank and HOSA club!

Book Drive receives nearly 15,000 books for Betsy Book Bus Books

There will be no shortage of books aboard the Betsy Book Bus this summer. Following a month-long book drive in Elizabethton schools, approximately 14,700 books were collected. The books range in reading level from birth through high school and will be given to Elizabethton children and youth this summer to add to their home libraries.

XQ team supports Bartleby vision following recent visit Dr. Martinez voices XQ's support for Bartleby

Bartleby is on a journey to rethink high school, and on Thursday night, the team received a special visit from XQ Institute leaders, the organization unifying 18 Super School Projects (including Bartleby) across the country. Following a presentation by Bartleby teachers and school and district administrators, Chief School Support Officer Dr. Monica Martinez and School Support Associate Sophie Klimcak expressed support for the vision to integrate Bartleby philosophies and methods throughout Elizabethton High School.

Elizabethton schools work to prevent flu with new electrostatic sprayer Eric Wampler disinfects computers

Following a year in which illness-related absenteeism led to school closure, Elizabethton City Schools is taking a new approach to cleaning and disinfecting facilities. ECS will be using an electrostatic sprayer and disinfectant solution – the Clorox® Total 360® System – to kill bacteria and viruses on surfaces in hard-to-reach places.

Chris Berry to serve as T. A. Dugger Junior High Principal Chris Berry

Effective Monday, Feb. 19, Chris Berry will serve as Principal of T. A. Dugger Jr. High School. Joe Diaz, formerly a teacher at Elizabethton High School, will serve as assistant to the principal alongside Assistant Principal and TAD Athletic Director Jason Carter.

NCCU donates $2,500 to Betsy Book Bus NCCU staff holding donation check and books

Elizabethton City Schools and Governor's Books from Birth Foundation thank Northeast Community Credit Union for supporting the Betsy Book Bus with a $2,500 donation. Funds will be used to outfit the bus and staff the summer program, which will provide thousands of books to Elizabethton children. 

TNReady online testing demo now available testing demo

Online TNReady testing is still relatively new across the state, and to help parents and students get familiar with the Nextera assessment platform, a public demo is now avialable (here).

New high school drone course preps students for Remote Pilot Certificate students troubleshoot an issue with a drone

The conversation in education has lately revolved around how to prepare students for jobs that don’t yet exist. The new small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) course, which began this semester at Elizabethton High School, prepares students for emerging careers in drone operation. By the end of the course, students are prepared to test for the Remote Pilot Certificate, which qualifies them for a variety of jobs, and prepares them for a rapidly evolving field.

Elizabethton HS highlights new industry certifications, programs during CTE month Student in auto

February is National Career and Technical Education Month, a time to recognize the important bridge that CTE programs build between high school students and in-demand careers. Throughout the month, ECS social media (Facebook and Twitter) will highlight students’ experiences and new early postsecondary opportunities in Elizabethton CTE.

EHS student named to ETSU Roan Scholars Leadership Program Jordan Teague

East Tennessee State University’s Roan Scholars Leadership Program announced the the eight high school senior that will be part of the incoming Class of 2022 Thursday afternoon. According to information provided by the school, the students will join 21 returning Roan Scholars this fall as part of the school’s four-year scholarship program.

Inclement weather related make-up days plan

Due to a large number of inclement weather events thus far in the 2017-2018 school year, Elizabethton City Schools has used all but one of the built-in inclement weather days.  As a result, we are developing a plan should additional days be needed to complete the school year.

Elizabethton City Schools announces new Deputy Director of Schools Myra Newman

Elizabethton City Schools administration is excited to announce Dr. Myra Newman will serve in a new position, effective immediately, as Deputy Director of ECS. Richard VanHuss will continue to serve as Assistant Director of Schools and will take over as Director of Special Education and RTI2.

New businesses on the horizon for Elizabethton’s Bartleby students Group Photo

Students in Elizabethton High School’s Bartleby Entrepreneurship class took the first major step towards launching their small businesses. A board of local business leaders heard five startup business proposals from students Wednesday, and then provided feedback to guide them on successful execution of their plans.

Elizabethton students prepare for future with $125,000 in new Health Science, IT equipment Therapeutic Services students monitor new Nursing Anne Manikin Simulator.

On top of getting new Nursing Education and Web Design courses, Elizabethton High School students are now benefiting from a $125,000 equipment grant awarded by the Tennessee Department of Education. This funding was part of a statewide initiative to support Career and Technical Education programs with $15 million in equipment.

Elizabethton City Schools appreciative of Board leadership and vision Board of Education

This week, students and teachers in Elizabethton City Schools take time to recognize the dedication and achievements of the Elizabethton Board of Education as part of Tennessee School Board Appreciation Week, January 21 – 27, 2018. As evidenced by the Board’s work in recent years, priorities have been increasing the quality of individualized instruction, preparing students for college and career, and updating infrastructure and student technology.

New state report card indicates exemplary education in Elizabethton schools report card snapshot

The release of the new state report card shows Elizabethton students ranking highly in many areas and even exceeding statewide record-breaking ACT scores and graduation rates. This growth took place during the implementation of more rigorous academic standards and with the introduction of online testing. In addition, the system was named one of 48 Exemplary Districts in Tennessee and earned a Level 5 (highest) growth score.

Betsy Book Bus to spread love of literature with community support Bus

This summer, children and teens in five Elizabethton communities will be able to select and keep books from a mobile library, the Betsy Book Bus. Elizabethton will join Johnson City, Greeneville City, Greene County Schools, and others across the state that have already created a mobile library. The program is planned in partnership with Elizabethton City Schools, Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation, Imagination Library, and First Tennessee Development District.

FAFSA Deadline Extended to Jan. 26 FAFSA Logo

Due to weather- and illness-related school closings that have affected schools across the state, the deadline to submit the FAFSA and remain eligible for TNPromise has been extended. Students will have until Friday, Jan. 26, to submit the FAFSA. 

County, city school systems capture work-based learning grants

Students in county and city high schools could soon have the opportunity to gain some unique workforce experience thanks to a pair of state grants.

All-American Cyclone: Bowers prepares for weekend performance in San Antonio Courtney Bowers

Texas may be more known for their twisters, but one Cyclone is currently in the Lonestar State and looking to put an emphatic stamp on her high school career.

Class of 1957 supports seniors with pre-graduation scholarship Members of Class of 1957

Elizabethton City Schools would like to thank the Class of 1957 for its ongoing support of seniors through its annual contribution of $500 to four seniors at Elizabethton High School. 

ECS awarded grant to continue ‘Camp Read-A-Lot’ Students Reading

BY CURTIS CARDEN, Elizabethton Star

City youth will soon have the opportunity to go through a unique camping experience over the summer.

Elizabethton City Schools recently learned the district qualified for the Tennessee Department of Education’s Read to be Ready Summer grant, allowing a second year of “Camp Read-A-Lot” to be held at East Side Elementary.

Bartleby inspires collaboration, transforms education Sadie Whitehead shares her project with a man

Experiential learning, collaboration, and community engagement as modeled by the Bartleby Program of Elizabethton High School are effectively transforming modern education. At its first open house on Thursday, more than 60 attendees heard progress reports and the vision for the program’s future from students, teachers, and program partners.

Elizabethton CSI Team defends 1st place title in regional competition Students and Teachers with Certificates

The Elizabethton High School Crime Scene Investigation Team again defended their title in the regional CSI Competition on Friday. In addition, the team placed first in Field Sobriety, Blood Spatter Analysis, Foot Molds, Fingerprint Forensics, and Crime Scene Sketch and Photography.

Betsy Band finishes 2nd place overall at state competition Band returns home

It was a near-perfect season for the Elizabethton High School Betsy Band.

Congratulations to new tenure teachers 2016-17 Tenure

Congratualtions to all teachers who were granted tenure by the Board of Education on Nov. 14, 2017! We're proud of you for your dedication, professionalism, and achievements.

Bartleby Program to Host Inaugural Open House Open House image of girl with binoculars and date

Exactly what does innovation in education look like? Students and teachers in the Bartleby Program at Elizabethton High School will share their answers to this question at the program’s first open house on December 7. This will close out the first semester of the pilot program and will give students and teachers an opportunity to highlight progress in class projects and their vision for growth.

Flu shots at school beginning Nov. 1 Flu Shots on Campus

Carter County Health Department personnel will set up flu shot clinics at each school according to the schedule below. Parents should have received information in early September to register their children to participate. This is just a reminder that these will be taking place this week. With questions, please contact 423-547-8000.

Elizabethton City Schools announces new Chief Operating Officer Joey Trent

Joey Trent has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer for Elizabethton City Schools. His duties will include the supervision of Personnel, Maintenance, and Technology. Trent previously served as Director of Personnel and Technology.

Board recognizes Service Learning, Lester Perkins TAD Football

Board recognizes Service Learning & Lester Perkins.

West Side named Reward School, ECS named Exemplary Proud to be a Reward School

West Side Elementary School was again ranked among the top five percent of schools in the state and was named a Reward School. Schools may be designated Reward Schools based on performance or progress, and WSE was recognized for performance. This marks the fourth time in the last six years ECS schools have been recognized as Reward School.

Kindergarten, 1st Grade parents to see new grade cards on Oct. 24 New Standards Based Grade Card Text

Kindergarten and first grade parents will see a new type of grade card this year. It will reflect a student’s mastery of specific standards, rather than an overall rating of satisfactory or unsatisfactory. For each standard, parents will see a number, 1-4, indicating the student’s understanding from (1) below level to (4) above level.

Elizabethton ACT scores improve with system-wide strategy ACT Logo

A system-wide approach to ACT success appears to be paying off for Elizabethton High School students. The school’s composite score for 2017 was 20.7, up 0.4 points from 2016. Nearly 50 percent of Elizabethton students scored a 21 or higher, which qualifies them for the HOPE scholarship. This is in a year when statewide, students set a record high average score of 20.1.

Bowers first inducted to U. S. Army All-American Marching Band A. J. Cox and Rigoberto Portillo present jacket to Bowers

Senior Courtney Bowers was today named to the United States Army All-American Marching Band, the first student in the history of the school to receive this honor. She will be one of 125 students in the band, and one of 24 in the color guard.

Vote for Greeneville at Elizabethton for High School Game of the Week Titans Game of the Week

Cyclone Football fans are encouraged to go online and vote for the Greeneville at Elizabethton game on Friday, Oct. 13 for Academy Sports + Outdoors Game of the Week. This is one of four games nominated for the weekly award, and Elizabethton High School Cyclones are counting on fans to make it the winner.

Download the ECS Mobile Application School Pointe App Logo

Elizabethton City Schools offers a free mobile application for students, parents and community members to stay up-to-date on what is happening in the District, directly from their smartphone or tablet.

Elementary schools to celebrate Walk & Bike to School Day Walk to School Day Logo

In celebration of Tennessee Child Health Week and International Walk & Bike to School Day, all elementary schools have selected dates for students to meet up and walk to school together.

Cyclone Checkpoints Sep. 27 - Oct. 11

Cyclone Checkpoints will take place Sep. 27 - Oct. 11 with makeup testing on Oct. 12-13.  These formative assessments will cover English, Math, Science, and US History. This year, the tests will be completed using the ChromeBooks in the classroom.  This will prepare teachers and students for TNReady (EOC) Assessments, which will be online this year. 

 

ECS seeks input on communication with public survey Communication Survey

“Tell us what matters most to you…” These and other questions comprise Elizabethton City Schools’ 2017 Communication Survey, which seeks input on the most effective means of communication and the most important topics. The survey will be open online from Monday, Sep. 25 to Monday, Oct. 9, and ECS parents, students, staff and Elizabethton community members invited to participate.

Betsy Band meets Pride of the Southland on Saturday Pride of the Southland

ELIZABETHTON — Elizabethton's High School's Betsy Band has had a lot of memorable accomplishments. Last fall the band won its fourth state championship in the past seven years.

Elizabethton City Schools' TVAAS score indicates highest level of growth

The Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) score for Elizabethton City Schools indicates schools and teachers are having the highest impact on students’ academic progress. The system-wide composite score is a level five, the highest a school or system can earn. 

Elizabethton City Schools ranked 3rd in state for graduation rate 2017 Graduates

Elizabethton City Schools is proud to announce it is ranked third in the state for its graduation rate of 99.5 percent. Elizabethton High School’s 2017 graduating class ranked the school in the top seven percent of high schools in Tennessee

Students cut ribbon for new All Abilities Playground at West Side Students cut ribbon

Students, parents, teachers and civic leaders gathered Thursday to celebrate the installation of the new All Abilities Playground at West Side Elementary School. The project cost about $85,000 and took nearly three years to reach completion. Principal John Wright felt it appropriate for students with disabilities, who had very limited access to the previous play structure, to cut the ribbon.

Director of Schools receives excellent evaluation from Board Dr. Corey Gardenhour

Dr. Corey Gardenhour, after his second year serving as Director of Elizabethton City Schools, received a 97 percent approval rating from the Board of Education. This year the Board also unanimously approved a contract extension to last through August 14, 2021, which was previously set to end May 21, 2019.

Twelve to be inducted into EHS Sports Hall of Fame Logo

The public is invited to the Elizabethton High School Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, Sep. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the EHS Gym. At this free event, the EHS Athletic Department will recognize 12 inductees for their athletic accomplishments at EHS.

Elizabethton schools take comprehensive approach to combat chronic absenteeism Logo

Multiple research studies show that attendance at school is closely linked to academic and social outcomes. Students who are chronically absent are significantly less likely to read on level by third grade or to graduate. For this reason, the Tennessee Department of Education and Elizabethton City Schools are taking a comprehensive approach to reducing chronic absenteeism. Parents should be aware of new initiatives and incentives to increase student attendance:

Residents treated with updates, progress from Bartleby Program Viewing Party

Leaving no stone unturned, Elizabethton High School students are ready to make their presence felt.

A brainchild of 23 students, community members gathered Monday to learn more about what the Bartleby Program has to offer during a ceremony held inside T.A.Dugger Junior High’s auditorium. The Bartleby Program was one of the 18 XQ Super School Projects to receive funding from XQ America to implement new ways on how to “rethink” the way of high school.

West Side Elementary to host playground ribbon cutting Playground Panorama

Hundreds of people worked together to raise more than $80,000 for the new West Side Elementary All Abilities Playground. Now, the Parent Teacher Organization and WSE faculty invite the community to a ribbon cutting to celebrate the success of this project. The ribbon cutting will take place at the school on Thursday, Sep. 14 at noon.

Discounted UT Football tickets available for Betsy Band Day Sep. 23 Betsy Band 2017

All parents, family, and friends of the Betsy Band are invited to attend the 2017 UT Band Day on September 23rd for the Tennessee vs UMASS football game. In support of Band Day, the University will have exclusive discounted ticket options available for this event:

Community invited to XQ Super School Live viewing party with Elizabethton’s Bartleby Program XQ Live Graphic

Elizabethton High School’s Bartleby Program, one of fewer than 20 schools nationwide participating in the XQ Super School Project, will be featured on a national television premier, EIF presents: XQ Super School Live. The community is invited to join Bartleby students and teachers for a viewing party on Monday, Sep. 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the T. A. Dugger Junior High School Auditorium. In this exclusive television broadcast, superstars of music, comedy, television and movies will join students, parents and educators to put high school center stage.

Roaten to serve as 2nd Student Liaison to Elizabethton Board Hannah Roaten

Senior Hannah Roaten will serve as the new Student Liaison to the Board of Education. She was elected by the student body and will serve as a bridge between the Board and the student body for the 2017-2018 school year. Roaten is the president of Elizabethton High School Key Club, and a member of Newspaper staff and SGA.

Elizabethton Board tabling elementary reorganization research ECS Logo

Elizabethton City Schools administration plans to table research related to the reorganization of elementary schools. Following discussions between Federal Programs Directors at ECS and Tennessee Department of Education, ECS administrators feel confident West Side Elementary School will be approved for a waiver to continue its schoolwide federal funding program.

Get a higher level of care: sign up for Niswonger Virtual Health Clinic Virtual Health Clinic

Parents, you should receive an informational packet soon allowing you to sign your child up to access the Niswonger Virtual Health Clinic at school. This allows your child to receive a higher level of medical care without leaving the school nurse’s office.

Changes in a child’s bus stop must now be reported to the school, not the bus driver School bus

Parents and faculty should be aware of the procedural change in transportation for students that need to be transported to a location other than their home, because of a hardship, or the need to ride multiple buses as a result of custody orders or parenting plans. Bus drivers will no longer be allowed to accept notes from students or parents who wish to ride to a location other than their regular stop. Parents will need to contact the school office (by signed note or by phone) indicating the need for the change and the destination.

Half Day Aug. 21 for Solar Eclipse Eclipse

Parents, school will operate on a half-day schedule on Monday, Aug. 21 in lieu of the total solar eclipse. We hope you enjoy the eclipse, but please view it safely.

BOE approves contract extension with director Board of Education

Having stability in the leadership of the district was the driving factor behind a recent decision made by the Elizabethton City Schools Board.

Student liaison election this week Student cast votes

The student election for the Student Liaison to the Board of Education will be open till Friday, Aug. 18. The elected student will serve through June 2018 and will represent the entire student body to the Board, and the Board to the student body.

Kindergarten schedule to extend to full day Kindergarten Full Day

Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, kindergartners in Elizabethton City Schools will no longer let out early. This is part of a strategy to increase instruction time and to improve early literacy.  The school day for kindergartners will be the same as grades 1-5, from 7:55 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Complete your child's data forms online by Aug. 18 Skyward Logo

This year, parents of returning students in grades 1-12 will update student information and complete student data forms online in Skyward Family Access. In the past, these forms were sent home as a packet at the beginning of the school year. They include general student data, emergency contacts, required forms and other important information. 

What's Next? New Tuition & Out-of-Zone Applicants ECS Logo Orange Black

Parents who have completed an online tuition or out-of-zone application in the Cyclone Connection will still need to complete enrollment paperwork at the school.

All Aboard to Neyland: Betsy Band wows crowd with performance, news Betsy Band

An orange and black train is ready to rumble through Elizabethton.

The defending Division II state champion Betsy Band had the opportunity to give the community a glimpse into what this year during a special performance held in John Treadway Gymnasium at Elizabethton High School Friday night.

Local high school team wins $200k, will be featured on nationally televised special Ty Lawson

ELIZABETHTON, TN (WJHL) – A local high school is getting national recognition and will be on national television this fall.

Elizabethton High School students entered a competition to “rethink high school,” it’s called “XQ: The Super School Project.”

Families encouraged to report income; apply for meal benefits ECS Logo

Unreported family income and a lack of qualifying families applying for free and reduced-price meals may be causing Elizabethton City Schools (ECS) to forgo various types of funding. For this reason, ECS administrators want to encourage all parents to all parents to complete the Household Income Form for Technology and qualifying middle and high school parents to apply for free and reduced-price meals.

Bartleby teachers collaborate with other Super Schools at MIT Cambell, MC Hammer, Hensley

Last week, two Elizabethton High School teachers met and collaborated with the other award winners of the XQ America Super School Project for the first time. The meeting was held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and included the 10 Super Schools and the three additional awardees (including EHS).

Back to school information available Back to school

Back to school information including open house dates, schedules, calendars, communication information, registration and more is available online under the Parents tab. Click here to check it out!

Elizabethton schools proactive about safety with detection canines ECS and Interquest Staff

Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, Elizabethton City Schools will implement a new drug and firearm detection program in partnership with Interquest Detection Canines. The non-aggressive canines will conduct random, unannounced inspections of Elizabethton High School and T. A. Dugger Junior High School. The canines are professionally trained and certified annually to detect the presence of illicit drugs, prescription pills, alcohol and firearms.

New! Pay Tuition Online & Monthly Pay Tuition Online

Parents of tuition students in Elizabethton City Schools may pay tuition online beginning in July 2017, and they now have access to a monthly payment option. This is offered as a convenience to parents to help make payment easier throughout the school year.

ECS welcomes administrator Travis Thompson Travis Thompson

Elizabethton City Schools welcomes Travis Thompson to the Cyclone family. Thompson will serve as Director of the Wandell Early Learning Center, Testing 6-12, Curriculum 6-12, Attendance & Related Services, and Student Data Services.

City Back-2-School Bash exceeds goal for backpacks Backpacks given to students

Don’t expect a sophomore slump at Citizens Bank Stadium next month.

Planners of the second annual Back-2-School Bash, scheduled to take place Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., recently received positive news that their target goal of raising funds for 1,000 backpacks full of school supplies had been surpassed due to the outpouring of support from the community.

Football Season Tickets Available at EHS Athletics Office Friday Football

Current season ticket holders may now pickup their tickets in the EHS Athletic Director's Office. If you would like to purchase season tickets, you may sign up on the waiting list. Tickets are $55, and parking passes are $50 for the year. Office hours are 8-11 a.m. and 12-3 p.m.

Camp Read-A-Lot Teachers recognized at June Board meeting Camp Read-A-Lot Teachers

Camp Read-A-Lot made it possible for 30 students to take home 22 books each and to explore literacy in different environments around the world. It would not have been possible without the teachers who applied for the grant and planned the program. For this reason, the Board of Education recognized their efforts and creativity and commended them on putting together such a successful first-year program.

Elizabethton Board of Education researches reorganization of elementary schools ECS Logo

Anticipated and historic federal funding cuts and changing laws have caused concern among Elizabethton City Schools (ECS) administrators and members of the Board of Education. Following other efforts to mitigate the effects of these changes, the Board is researching options for rezoning elementary schools into Pre-K – 1, 2 – 3, and 4 – 5 schools.

Students in ACT 30+ Club recognized on billboard ACT 30+ Club

For the first time in school history, students who scored above a 30 on the ACT are being recognized on a billboard. This is part of a regional effort to improve and recognize student achievement on the ACT in order to increase post-secondary opportunities. The billboard space, located at the intersection of highways 321 and 19E, was provided by Life Care Center of Elizabethton.