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West Side Elementary promoting active living for students and the community ribbon cutting

West Side Elementary received a grant from Niswonger Children's Hospital and Children's Miracle Network  for innovative fitness in education equipment. The grant brings the Project Fit America Program to the school and provides state-of-the-art outdoor and indoor fitness equipment, curriculum, and on-site teacher training.

Virtual Reality Classes now being offered at EHS community open house

Exciting news for Elizabethton High School moving towards the future. After EHS was named an XQ school last year. Funding was provided to make a phase of various projects to take place. One project for the 2019- 2020 school year is providing students with a glimpse into the future. A Virtual Reality class is now being offered this semester at Elizabethton High School.

Community Opportunities at EHS pool for Aerobics Classes pool

The Community Involvement Program was created by Elizabethton City Schools with the goal of providing affordable exercise opportunities for community members living in and around Elizabethton. Currently, Water Aerobics classes is offered every week on Tuesday & Thursday.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) partnering with EHS to better education mit

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) visited Elizabethton High School today to inform students about some of the changes in the school to better their education.

Renovation at T.A. Dugger is Encouraging a Healthy Lifestyle TA Dugger renovated fitness room

A room T.A. Dugger once used as a catch all is now an amazing fitness room for faculty and students. The idea for the renovation started with a vision from Travis Williams.

Grant to provide SRO's in all Elizabethton City Elementary Schools SRO

Elizabethton City Schools is starting the school year off safer in each elementary school.  Grant funding by the state was awarded to Elizabethton City Schools. The funding will provide an SRO (School Resource Officer) in all three Elementary Schools.

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.

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. 

‘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.