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Welcome New EHS Principal!

ECS and EHS welcome new principal, Jon Minton!

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.

Elizabethton High School juniors release podcast about local veteran/teacher Students with Fetzer

BY AMBER WADOVICK, Elizabethton Star

While some podcasts were winning awards at national competitions and changing listeners’ perspectives of entire towns, others were seemingly more subtle, telling the stories of people right next door to them and gleaning the lessons those people have acquired during their hundred years of life.

EHS Honors Summer Reading Assignments

Summer reading assignments for Honors English I, II, and III are posted! 

Brilee Culbert named Carter County 4-H June Dairy Month Chairman

NASHVILLE — Brilee Culbert has been named the 2019 June Dairy Month Chairman for Carter County.

Elizabethton’s Roberts All State with eighth place finish in shot put Jasmine Roberts

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

MURFREESBORO—Thursday was the first day of the TSSAA Spring Fling Track and Field Championships for Large Schools at the Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

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.

Three Cyclones qualify for Tennessee National team Deuce Morton, Hunter Morrell, and Joseph Kechter

BY NIC MILLER, Elizabethton Star

With many spring sports beginning to wrap up this time of year, the Elizabethton High School wrestling team is still accomplishing great things.

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.

Tennessee Class AA Mr. Baseball finalist Elizabethton’s Dailey pegged as one of three finalists for Mr. Baseball Matthew Dailey

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

The Elizabethton Cyclone baseball team has been in the hunt for a state baseball championship for the last three seasons and a big part of that has been the play of senior Matthew Dailey who has seven wins from the mound as well as playing solidly at first and third base.

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.

Elizabethton High School hosts 2019 Spring Choral Concert Choir

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

A large gathering of friends and family gathered inside the A.L.”John” Treadway Gymnasium on Sunday for the 2019 Spring Choral Concert presented by the Elizabethton High School Choral Department under the direction of Mrs. Deborah Gouge.

FFA rebuilds trails at Sycamore Shoals with grant funding Students shoveling rock

On Wednesday, the Elizabethton FFA Chapter along with help from friends shoveled and spread 3 tons of rock along the trails of the Sycamore Shoals Master Gardener’s native Tennessee garden.

Cyclones win third straight district baseball title Jacob Mullins

BY DOUGLAS FRITZ, Johnson City Press 

Elizabethton went undefeated in the regular season, and the district tournament was no different.

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.

Too much to handle…Unicoi County defeats Lady Cyclones in District 1-AA softball softball

BY NIC MILLER, Elizabethton Star

BLUFF CITY— After a blowout win against Sullivan Central Thursday night, the Lady Cyclones traveled back to Sullivan East Friday to take on the number-one seed Unicoi County Lady Blue Devils.

Can’t touch this…Cyclones Carter blows through Blue Devils in 6-0 win Evan Carter

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

JOHNSON CITY— Even though there was some rain that fell during Sunday evening’s District 1-AA baseball tournament being played at TVA Credit Union Ballpark, the only wind that was felt was that coming from the pitching mound area where Evan Carter was standing tall.

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. 

Cyclone seniors honored before Boone game Matthew Dailey

By Elizabethton Star

Tuesday was a bittersweet day for the 2019 Elizabethton Cyclone baseball team as four seniors made their final home appearance in regular-season play and were recognized along with their parents.

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

'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.

Beyond the Books Our Library

Read this student's celebration of libraries for National Library Month!

Going to the woodshed…Cyclones smash Sullivan South in key TRC showdown, 16-1 Evan Carter

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

It has been a week that the Elizabethton Cyclones have been waiting on as something was going to have to give at the top of the Three Rivers Conference baseball race as every game from here on out is going to be huge to who gets the top seed when the district tournament rolls around.

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.

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.