Ellsworth Community School second grade students created digital stories and shared them with kindergarten students. It was a great way for the older students to present their work, and for the younger students to see what they have to look forward to. Thanks to Mrs. Russell for all the time and effort that went into this project.
A HUGE thanks goes out to all of the students and parents that helped to make this year’s Operation Christmas Child a success. Students in grades K-5 brought in items to pack in shoeboxes that will be sent to children in third world countries that may have never received a gift before. Our students were able to pack 88 boxes – 16 more than last year! We are extremely proud of their selflessness and willingness to help others. Many thanks to Randy Nagel for once again organizing this opportunity.
The fourth grade students spent time last week reading to pre-school students. This is an excellent opportunity for both groups of students. The fourth graders get the opportunity to practice their oral reading skills, while the preschoolers get the attention of their older school-mates.
On Monday, November 11 Ellsworth Community School hosted our annual Veterans Day Commemoration. This program which includes all students in grades PK-12 honored the veterans of the Ellsworth Community who have so selflessly served our country. The program featured singing performances by elementary and high school students, music by the high school band, and student speeches/presentations in honor of our veterans. The keynote speech was given by Col. Erich Randall of the U.S. Army. A special thank you to Mrs. Vanderhart for organizing the event.
On November 6 the Ellsworth High School Quiz Bowl team competed in the Quiz Central tournament in Mt. Pleasant. Even though the team lost to Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart they represented Ellsworth with pride. Pictured are Nate Veldboom, Roger Dickenson, Brian Drenth, and Winter Romeyn; alternate Maddie Steenwyk and advisor Jessica Vanderhart also made the trip to Mt. Pleasant.