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Immunization requirement for 7th graders

This is a reminder that all students entering the seventh grade must turn in an updated TN immunization certificate, as required by the State of Tennessee, no later than August 7, 2019.

LaPorte Sports Complex nears completion New sign

BY AMBER WADOVICK, Elizabethton Star

The LaPorte Sports Complex is just about complete. All the city needs now is time for the grass to grow.

Operation Valedictorian: Elizabethton High School's dual graduation speakers Molly Tipton

BY JONATHAN ROBERTS, Johnson City Press

Elizabethton High School may not name a valedictorian, but that doesn’t mean the school is short on students with impressive resumes.

New Elizabethton senior dual enrollment course to focus on college, life skills Group Photo of Milligan and EHS people

Beginning with the Class of 2020, seniors at Elizabethton High School (EHS) will be enrolled in a new course designed to teach postsecondary success skills. The course, “Success! Skills for Excelling in College and Life,” will be co-taught by EHS teachers and Milligan College professors. Students enrolled will receive three hours of college dual enrollment credit.

Sophomore recognized by ETSU, Niswonger for teaching coding in summer STEM camps Richard Kitzmiller, Veronica Watson, Matt Desjardins, Sheri Nelson

If you asked a high school student what his or her summer plans are, you probably wouldn't expect to hear Veronica Watson’s response – teaching teens computer coding.

Student podcasters share their experience, advice with MIT Instructional Designers Todd McKeehan group

Podcasting is now becoming a staple across industries – even in education. This week, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Instructional Design Team looks to incorporate it into their studies, they sought the advice of Elizabethton High School students.

High school trains students to fill national pilot shortage

BY CALEB PERHNE, WCYB

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — The demand is growing for airline pilots while the number of pilots available is shrinking.

EHS students win national NPR Student Podcast Challenge Students with teachers and Mayor

National Public Radio recently announced four Elizabethton High School juniors as the winners of the inaugural nationwide NPR Student Podcast Challenge. The contest was open to middle and high school students, and judges received nearly 6,000 submissions – about half of which were from high school students.

Mathletes claim four major awards in regional competition Team photo

TAD Mathletes received four major awards in a competition Tuesday with 20 regional teams!

Open House highlights student projects throughout school Madison Townsend

Student presentations and displays highlighted projects from throughout the year at Monday's Open House at EHS. Students were proud to share their work from immersive project-based learning (PBL) courses, but also from PBL coursework in their core classes. 

Here Are The Winners Of The NPR Student Podcast Challenge Student Podcast Challenge Winners design

BY STEVE DRUMMOND & CLARE LOMBARDO, National Public Radio

What happened to a circus elephant in the small East Tennessee town of Erwin a century ago, and what are the people there today doing about it

7th graders explore vocational opportunities in TCAT Elizabethton tour Eddie Pless & Jimmy Kee

In a first-time field trip, all 7th graders from T. A. Dugger Junior High School toured Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Elizabethton on Tuesday.

'Recruit Betsy' a win-win for prospective educators, EHS Josh Boatman interviewing a prospective teacher.

Elizabethton High School hosted an inaugural teacher recruitment event Tuesday designed to showcase the school’s vision and to attract future teachers. The purpose is not to fill currently open positions – there are few available – but to develop a short-list of innovative educators whose teaching styles align with EHS’ mission to design the high school of the future.

Abbie Addington selected for 20 Under 20 Abbie Addington receiving award

Appalachian Highlands 20 Under 20 highlights students who have shown an affinity for science, math, engineering, and have leadership, community service, and entrepreneurial skills. Abbie Addington was selected by Counseling to represent EHS.

Students submit 11 podcasts to NPR Student Podcast Challenge Todd McKeehan's mother expresses gratitude for the podcast.

Students have far exceeded expectations in a recent assignment to create a podcast that tells a community story. The podcasts were recently submitted to the National Public Radio (NPR) Student Podcast Challenge, and they count for a grade in the Integrated English III and US History classes at Elizabethton High School. Winning submissions will air on NPR’s Morning Edition or All Things Considered and will be announced this month.

Literacy, civics at heart of Roe’s visit to Harold McCormick Elementary School Phil Roe

On Wednesday afternoon, Dr. Phil Roe, U.S. Congressman from Tennessee’s first district, visited with students at Harold McCormick Elementary School in Elizabethton. He shared the importance of civic involvement and literacy, telling students these will open the doors to a lifetime of opportunity.

Top Ten Percent of Class of 2019 recognized at Elizabethton banquet Top 10 Percent Class of 2019

Few high school honors compare to being named among the academic top 10 percent of your graduating class. On Monday night, 33 Elizabethton High school students were recognized at the school’s Top Ten Percent Banquet.

Drama students place among best in District Competition

This weekend, EHS Advanced Drama participated in the Tennessee High School Speech and Drama League (THSSDL) District Competition in Johnson City.

‘The most rewarding thing I’ve ever done’ Current school board members reflect on their journeys to inspire others Rita Booher and SXSWEdu Participant

BY THE XQ TEAM, Medium

Serving on a school board can be exhausting. It can be frustrating. It can mean late nights and tough decisions.

But Rita Booher has not regretted a moment of it.

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.