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The mission of East Side School is to ensure that all students receive maximum resources necessary to develop inquisitive minds, master the required curriculum, and enhance their creative and social skills.

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Parents get greater access to school news, events with new Elizabethton City Schools mobile app News, events, and frequently visited web pages are now just a click away with the new Elizabethton City Schools mobile application. Read More
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Pirate Press: March 2019 Enjoy this month's edition of the student newsletter Pirate Press! Read More
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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 ... Read More
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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 ... Read More
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Read Across America Day / Dr. Seuss' Birthday Many of our students celebrated Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss' birthday by dressing like their favorite book characters and reading together. Read More
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Pirate Press: February 2019 Enjoy this month's edition of the student newsletter Pirate Press! Read More
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Elizabethton students, teachers appreciative of Education Commissioner visit In her first weeks on the job, Tennessee’s new Education Commissioner, Dr. Penny Schwinn, has already visited dozens of classrooms across the state. She is listening to students and teachers to ... Read More
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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. Read More
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Elizabethton Pre-K announces online application, lottery drawing Parents interested in enrolling their children in the Wandell Early Learning Center can now begin the process online. The online application is available on the WELC web page and on Elizabethton City ... Read More
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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
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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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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Pirate Press: January 2019 Enjoy this month's edition of the student newsletter Pirate Press! Read More
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East Side's Rachel Darnell speaks on state Read to be Ready panel Last month, East Side's own Rachel Darnell was invited to speak on a panel at a Read to be Ready celebration in Knoxville with Education Commissioner Candice McQueen. The panel consisted of one ... Read More
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Sara Dunford is WJHL Educator of the Week BY KASEY MARLER, WJHL ELIZABETHTON, TN (WJHL) - The plan was set. Sara Dunford was going to get her engineering degree and go into construction. Read More
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Pirate Press: November 2018 Enjoy this month's edition of the student newsletter Pirate Press! 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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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
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New! Pirate Press produced by ESE students Pirate Press is a student produced newsletter that began in October 2018. With questions, contact school librarian TJ Brown. Enjoy! Read More
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Board, Director reflect on school system’s record-breaking achievements at end of term Over the last four years, the Elizabethton Board of Education has supported some of the school system’s most distinguished achievements and programs. During this time, Elizabethton City Schools ... Read More