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The primary mission of the Elizabethton City School System is the development and growth of its children in knowledge and skills which enable them to achieve their potential as complete human beings, sharing in and contributing to the enjoyment and enrichment of their own lives, the lives of others, of the community, and the world as a whole.

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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. Read More
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Elizabethton teachers to receive content-specific support with new teacher leader network 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 ... Read More
Students at library
WSE Kindergarten donates to Bonnie Kate, DT Lighting Fund, Walk of Honor, Imagination Libary Each year, kindergarten students and teachers at West Side sell baked goods in their cookie, cupcake and donut shops to raise money for important local causes. On Wednesday, they donated that money to ... Read More
Judy Fletcher
Happy National Library Week to Librarian Judy Fletcher Judy Fletcher has been a media specialist since 1989 and came to Elizabethton City Schools in 2000. She enbjoys story time with students and always tries to incorporate Maker Spaces with STEM ... Read More
HME seniors at Tree house
Seniors share memories, dreams at Senior Tea Every year, graduating seniors return to their elementary school to visit with former teachers and current students for Senior Tea. The goal is to celebrate seniors' successes and to help rising ... Read More
Wandell speaks to students
Dr. Wandell inspires students to go the distance on TNReady tests Persist Until Success Happens (P.U.S.H.) – that was world record holder and retired principal Dr. Josh Wandell's message for West Side Elementary students as they approach TNReady testing ... Read More
Grade Cards
Grade Cards Instructions for viewing student garde cards: 1) Parent should log onto his/her SKYWARD account 2) Click Portfolio tab on the left 3) Click on the current report card 4) Report Card is ... Read More
Student Registration
2018-19 Student Registration Information & Dates 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 > ... Read More
Books
Book Drive receives nearly 15,000 books for Betsy Book Bus 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 ... Read More
Eric Wampler disinfects computers
Elizabethton schools work to prevent flu with new electrostatic sprayer 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 ... Read More
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Dress-up Days for Dr. Seuss Week! Monday, February 26th – Friday, March 2nd Dress-up Days for Dr. Seuss Week! Monday, February 26th – Friday, March 2nd Monday – CAT IN THE HAT: Wear any hat! Tuesday – FOX IN SOCKS: Show off your crazy ... Read More
Bookbus
BETSY BOOK BUS On the Road SUMMER 2018 BETSY BOOK BUS On the Road SUMMER 2018 The Betsy Book Bus is a mobile library that will deliver books to children and youth in neighborhoods and summer programs in Elizabethton. Children age ... Read More
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West Side Elementary Parent Involvement Activity - Reading Fair Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:00-7:00 West Side Elementary Parent Involvement Activity - Reading Fair Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:00-7:00 To celebrate West Side’s commitment to reading, students will participate in our ... Read More
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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 ... Read More
Myra Newman
Elizabethton City Schools announces new Deputy Director of Schools 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 ... Read More
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New state report card indicates exemplary education in Elizabethton schools 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 ... Read More
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Betsy Book Bus to spread love of literature with community support 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, ... Read More
Students Reading
ECS awarded grant to continue ‘Camp Read-A-Lot’ 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 ... Read More
Reward
West Side Elementary School Students Celebrate a Reward School Day As a school-wide reward for being a top Tennessee school, West Side Elementary students were rewarded by taking a school trip to Quantum Leap in Johnson City December 13, 2017. Read More
Reward
West Side Elementary School 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 ... Read More
Students in Book Club
Bartleby Weekly: Student book clubs form foundation for leadership, love of literacy While the state and other organizations focus heavily on early literacy skills, three students in Elizabethton High School’s Bartleby Program are working to turn those skills into passion for ... Read More
Proud to be a Reward School
West Side named Reward School, ECS named Exemplary 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 ... Read More