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Betsy Book Bus gears up for second season Carla Whiles and Becky Wagner at Bus

Beginning June 11, the Betsy Book Bus will hit the road for the second season of its summer program. The bus will be distributing free books to children and teens in 13 different neighborhoods and programs across Elizabethton. The program will run for five weeks this summer to help local students build their home libraries and get excited about reading.

Prevent the Dark Slide of Summer Setback! StarWars

What:  Book Fundraising Day

All proceeds will go to funding classroom libraries for West Side students.


Where: Barnes & Noble - 3030 Franklin Terrace, Johnson City, TN


When: May 4, 2019    Store Hours 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Elizabethton, Carter County students travel to Johnson City for Special Olympics Wheelchair Race

BY AMBER WADOVICK, Elizabethton Star

This was a different kind of field trip. Instead of going to the zoo and looking at animals or checking out a government building, students across Elizabethton and Carter County got out of school to do sports they often have no access to, and for many, it was a trip they had heavily anticipated for a long time.

FIeld Day Schedule field day

Please look at field day times and dates for your children.

Recap: 5th Grade Night

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.

Typhons Swim Club swim

Love to Swim? 2019 Swim Tryouts

Support Girls on the Run GOTR

Show your support for our girls by registering for The Girls on the Run 5k Saturday, May 11.

Puzzle Pieces Community Support puzzle

Puzzle Pieces

Parents get greater access to school news, events with new Elizabethton City Schools mobile app Icon

News, events, and frequently visited web pages are now just a click away with the new Elizabethton City Schools mobile application.

Elizabethton City Schools offers community Water Aerobics classes weekly

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?

5th Grade Parent Night set for April 4 at 6p

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.

Smile.... Spring Picture Day Picture Day

Spring Pictures will be taken at WSE on Thursday, March 14, 2019

College & Career Week March 11-15, 2019 Science

College & Career Week
March 11-15, 2019

Please change Thursday, March 14th to Spring Picture Day.

Read Across America Day / Dr. Seuss' Birthday East Side Students

Many of our students celebrated Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss' birthday by dressing like their favorite book characters and reading together.

Read Across America/Dr. Seuss Dr Seuss

Friday, March 1st, Dress up as your favorite book character in celebration of Read Across America!

ECS tuition application: online for grades K-8, in person for grades 9-12

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. 

New club launches rockets hundreds of feet above school Launch

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.

Please Place Your Orders for Your Wildcat Yearbook Now! yearbook

Being Sold online this year!
$20 for yearbook $25 for Ads
LAST DAY to order is March 6th!

Online Ordering Open Now!

Elizabethton students' artwork breathes life into downtown Breezeway


ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) - Recent visitors to downtown Elizabethton will notice colorful barn quilts and corresponding personal stories on display in the breezeway.

WSE Celebrates Kindness Week: Always Choose Kindness kindness

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!


West Side Wildcats Would Like to Thank Ms. Reasor! Counselor

School Counselors Celebrate During National School Counseling Week, Feb. 48, 2019

Meet the students behind downtown Elizabethton's newest art/storytelling display Saturday, Feb. 9 Barn Quilt

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 Rolling Right Along 2nd math

Mrs. Ensor's 2nd grade students are enjoying a roll and comparison learning activity for math class.

Back-2-School Bash organizers invite sponsors, partners Student wearing backpack

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.

Snow Ball Dance Invitation dance
Ms. Pless' 2nd Graders are Completing Word Contraction Surgery surgery

Ms. Pless' 2nd Graders have been completing word contraction surgery.

Ms. Blevins' 4th Grade Learning Fractions Baking Pies pie4th

Ms. Blevins' 4th graders are completing fraction activities in class.

Teachers of the Year announced!

Congratulations to all Elizabethton teachers of the year! 

Mrs. Snodgrass's 5th Grade Students Are Learning About Galaxies galaxy
Congratulations WSE Teachers of the Year Congratulations


West Side Elementary
Kim Pless
Lisa Adams

2019-2020 ECS System Level Teachers of the Year

Kim Pless


Please Support Our Awesome Cyclone Baseball Team by Attending the Baseball Silent & Live Auction on Feb. 2 baseballauction

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.


Students from all Elizabethton schools qualify for auditioned state musical groups

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.

ECS celebrates School Board Appreciation Week Jan. 20-26 Board PIcture

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 Class Declares War.... 4thmathwar

Mrs. Blevins' 4th Grade Math Classes Declares War

Strong Schools = Strong Communities...Thank Your School Board! BOE2019

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.

News From Mrs. VanHuss Important Dates Dates

2019 Important Dates for West Side from

Mrs. VanHuss

Parents - 5th Grade May Day ALERT!! BabyPic

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).

May Day Performance Schedule MayDay

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 on Dress Up Days Christmas

Show your Christmas spirit by dressing up for Christmas Monday and Tuesday.

Merry Christmas!

Come Discover an Enchanting Assortment of New Books at Our Enchanted Forest Book Fair. Enchanted

Come discover an enchanting assortment of new books at our Enchanted Forest Book Fair. Book Fair runs December 3rd-7th! #mybookfair

Book Fairs Make Reading Fun!!!! Bookfair

Thanks for supporting our West Side Wildcat Media Center by shopping for books at the Scholastic Book Fair.

Support Your Classroom Teacher by Purchasing Books for the Classroom Libraries from the Scholastic Book Fair Wish List

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.

The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming...... books

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.


Dare to Join Us for NIGHT AT THE SCHOOL? sleepover

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. 


West Side Gears Up for Family Festivus uglysweater

Family Festivus

Where: West Side Elementary

When: December 3 from 6:00-7:00

Wildcats Caught Reading..... Caught Reading

We love to see when students are unexpectedly caught reading.


Kindergarten Enjoy Harvest Day Harvest reading

Kindergarten students at West Side Enjoy a Day of Harvest Reading and Storytelling. 

West Side 1st Graders Enjoy a Funfilled Day of Activities Halloween 1st grade

West Side 1st graders enjoy a funfilled day of activities.

Thanks to Our Community for the Amazing Support Mcteacher

West Side Would Like to Thank the community for the Amazing Support for our schools. 

McTeacher Night a Huge Success Mcteachernight

McDonald's of Elizabethton hosts McTeacher Night for West Side Elementary

Thanks to McDonald's of Elizabethton for Hosting McTeacher Night Mcteach

McTeacher Night Great Success

For West Side Elementary 

Picture Re-Makes Picture Day

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.

No Time to Cook Supper? Come Out and Support the Wildcat Family at McTeacher Night mcteacher

McTeacher Night

West Side Would Like to Thank Our Elizabethton Board of Education and Elizabethton City Schools Administrators Applause

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. 

New Shade Addition to Playground at West Side Shade

The students, faculty, and staff are enjoying the new addition of shade to the playground. Appreciation goes to the PTO and parent volunteers.

West Side Students, Faculty, and Staff Would Like to Thank PTO Chromebooks

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.

West Side Students Participate In National Walk-to-School Day walk


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.



Students Earn Reward Day for Exemplifying the West Side Way reward

West Side students worked toward earning a Reward Day by exemplifying the true meaning of West Side Way.

A Great Day at West Side....... Spaghetti

A Great Day at West Side for students working so hard to meet their AR goals  four the 1st Nine weeks.  


2018 Elizabethton Cyclones Homecoming Week Homecoming


West Side Wildcats enjoying 2018 Cyclone Homecoming activities and learning along the way. HC 33


WSE Students Caught Reading Reading

As students are working diligently toward their AR goals, we caught a few reading this week.

Homecoming Week Celebration Go Cyclones! Helmet

“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 Mrs. Blevins' 4th Grade Students Math4th

Congratulations! The 4th grade multiplication "touchdowners".  These students have memorized their multiplication facts 0-12.

West Side Community Fall Festival and Silent Auction festival

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.

Learning is Exciting at West Side Elementary School monarch

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 and her 4th Grade Students 4thexplorers

Mrs. Deloach's 4th grade students have just completed a unit of study of the early explorers in their Social Studies class.

West Side Wildcats Honoring Lives Lost 9/11 Flag

Please wear your red, white, and blue on Tuesday, September 11th in honor of lives lost on 9/11.

News From Mrs. VanHuss Important Dates Activities

See important school dates regarding homecoming week, May Day performances, field days, and etc.