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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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Elizabethton students' artwork breathes life into downtown 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. Read More
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Students recognized at 2nd 9 Weeks Awards Day Congratulations to all of the following students who were recognized at our 2nd 9 Weeks Awards Day for their outstanding academic achievement and attendance! Read More
CCIL Hall of Fame 2017
Carter County-Elizabethton Educators Hall of Fame 2019 Nomination The Carter County Imagination Library Board is hosting its thirteenth annual Educators Hall of Fame to honor outstanding educators and their immeasurable and lasting contributions to both their ... Read More
Barn Quilt
Meet the students behind downtown Elizabethton's newest art/storytelling display Saturday, Feb. 9 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 ... Read More
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Back-2-School Bash organizers invite sponsors, partners 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. Read More
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Teachers of the Year announced! Congratulations to all Elizabethton teachers of the year! Read More
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Cut down those nets: T.A. Dugger outlasts Unicoi Co. for Area One boys’ championship, 42-36 By Elizabethton Star KINGSPORT—Famous wrestler Ric Flair said on numerous occasions that to be the best you have to beat the best. Read More
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We are the champions—T. A. Dugger junior varsity girls capture conference championship By Elizabethton Star It took two games and a lot of sweat, but the junior varsity girls of T.A. Dugger were up to the task and when the smoke cleared the Jr. Lady Cyclones stood alone at the top ... Read More
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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 ... Read More
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ECS celebrates School Board Appreciation Week Jan. 20-26 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 ... Read More
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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
Wrestling team
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
Student presents his design to Dr. Wandell
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