Join us on June 5th for our annual Lancer Leap Showcase! From Lego Ellsworth, Digital Songwriting, and Animal Showmanship (with live animals) to Cross Stitching, Stained Glass, Watercolor Painting and SO MUCH MORE there will be displays to view beginning at 5pm. Thank you to Charlevoix State Bank for providing an Ice Cream Social, also at 5pm. Live performances will begin at 6pm in the Middle/High School Gymnasium.
about 2 months ago, Naomi Sponable
Lancer Leap
ECS students and staff, family, friends, and community members are invited to attend our 2024 Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 31. This special event will take place at 6:30pm with a graduate parade to follow. Graduation will take place outside, on the field between the two school buildings. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chair.
about 2 months ago, Naomi Sponable
graduation
Class of 2024 Senior Spotlights Hailey Rochelle Lester, daughter Amanda and Paul Lester, is an amiable member of the class of 2024. In her free time Hailey likes to craft, go thrifting, paint, sew, watch television & movies, and to read books. During high school Hailey participated on the softball team, and has been a member of yearbook. Hailey’s best memories from high school center around hanging out with and getting to laugh with her friends. Hailey is most proud of getting accepted to the many colleges she wanted. Hailey’s favorite class is History. This is because she finds it interesting to learn, it was her last class of the day, and Mrs. V’s friendly roasts. After graduation, Hailey plans to attend North Central Michigan College to study Studio Art. Hailey’s favorite quote, "Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened."- Doctor Seuss
about 2 months ago, Jessica VanderHart
HL
Class of 2024 Senior Spotlights Megan Jolynn Warner, daughter of Bradley Warner, is an affable member of the class of 2024. In her free time Megan likes to go to the racetrack and hang out with friends. During high school Megan has represented ECS on the volleyball team. One of Megan’s best memories from high school is just joking around with Mrs. V and always having a fun time with her. Megan’s favorite class at ECS is Contemporary World Issues with Mrs. VanderHart because she liked learning about what’s going on in the world we live in. Megan is most proud of how far she has come and getting accepted to many colleges. After graduation, Megan plans to attend NCMC for Nursing School. Megan’s favorite quote, “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination” -Earl Nightingale
about 2 months ago, Jessica VanderHart
MJW
Class of 2024 Senior Spotlights Neveah Rose Wiles, daughter of Kassie Duby and Steven Wiles Jr, is an artistic member of the class of 2024. In her free time Neveah likes to play with her little brothers, creating art, spending time outside, and playing Hayday. During high school Neveah participated in volleyball which is her absolute favorite sport. Neveah’s best memory from high school is every second at school. She affirms that Ellsworth was genuinely the best thing she has experienced. She said this is largely due to friends, projects, lunches, and activities. She said that she has always loved school and that she will be sad to leave. Neveah’s favorite subject at ECS is Art. She feels this way because she has always has had a passion for art and she believes that Mr. Z is super fun. Neveah is most proud to have lived her life with passion. After graduation, Neveah will be attending Lansing Community College to get her paramedic associate degree. Neveah’s favorite quote, "I don't love you with my heart and mind. I love you with my soul, in case my mind forgets and my heart stops." - Rumi
about 2 months ago, Jessica VanderHart
NW
Class of 2024 Senior Spotlights Mason James Whisler, son of Amanda and Kevin Whisler, is a tenacious member of the class of 2024. Mason’s hobbies include hunting, riding dirt bikes, and spending time with friends & family. Mason was found on the football field representing ECS throughout high school. Mason's favorite memory of high school is the winter carnival and the activities during homecoming. Mason’s favorite class during high school was automotives. It was his favorite because it offers hands-on learning, immediate application of skills, career preparation, and the satisfaction of working with something he is passionate about. Mason is most proud of making it through school and having a plan for after graduation. After graduation, Mason plans to attend Kirtland Community College to study diesel mechanics. Mason’s favorite quote, “Learn as if you will live forever, live like you will die tomorrow.” - Mahatma Gandhi
about 2 months ago, Jessica VanderHart
MW
Class of 2024 Senior Spotlights Avery Pearl Strange, daughter of Megan and Mike Strange, is a determined member of the class of 2024. When she is not in school Avery enjoys playing sports, hanging out with friends, playing outside with her pets, and hunting. Avery’s best memory from high school is playing Quidditch in Mrs. Terryberry’s Lancer Leap class. Avery represented ECS on the softball, basketball, volleyball, cross country, and quiz bowl teams. Avery was also a member of SAFE in Northern Michigan and on the Student Council. Her favorite subject in school is Art because it is very relaxing and Mr. Z plays good music while they create. Avery is most proud of being able to continue playing softball in college. After graduation, Avery plans to attend Northwood University for 4 years to pursue a degree in Business. Avery’s favorite quote - "With God, all things are possible" -Matthew 19:26
about 2 months ago, Jessica VanderHart
AS
Reminder! Today is a 1/2 day with dismissal at 11am. Monday, May 27-- No school in observance of Memorial Day. Have a wonderful weekend!
about 2 months ago, Naomi Sponable
memorial day
Reminder! You are invited to our joyful celebration of spring, Thursday, May 23 at 5:30pm in the Middle/High School gym. Students, families, neighbors and friends are all encouraged to attend! Pre-K thru 5th grade students are asked to arrive by 5:20 and sit with their teachers.
about 2 months ago, Naomi Sponable
luau
Join us for an ECS home event this week! Reminder: Friday, May 24 is a half day with dismissal at 11am.
2 months ago, Naomi Sponable
events
Class of 2024 Senior Spotlights Landon Walker Drogt, son of Angie and Warren Drogt, is a resourceful member of the class of 2024. When he is not at school Landon likes to drive his Jeep around and to go on dirt bike trips. Landon’s best memories from high school include playing music for all of Ellsworth every morning. Landon has represented ECS on the football team. Landon’s favorite subject in school is Autos because, “Mr. Wilson is awesome”. Landon is most proud of his ability to complete all his latework before spring break. After graduation, Landon plans to go directly into the workforce and possibly attend a trade school. Landon’s favorite quote - "The most peaceful moments often occur on the edge of catastrophe”. -BeRad
2 months ago, Jessica VanderHart
LWD
Class of 2024 Senior Spotlights Molly Jo Muladore, daughter of Sara and Matt Muladore is a considerate member of the class of 2024. In her free time Molly likes to spend time reading, playing sports, listening to music, and spending time with family & friends. During high school Molly has participated in volleyball, basketball, softball, National Honor Society, Safe in Northern Michigan, Student Council and Quiz Bowl. Molly’s best memories from high school center around being a part of SAFE in Northern Michigan. She enjoyed representing Ellsworth, meeting new friends, and learning how to advocate for what she believes in. Molly is sure going to a leadership conference in Washington DC with SAFE is by far her best memory of high school. Her favorite subject at ECS is Art because it allows her to be creative. She loves Mr. Z and the opportunities he gave her. Molly is most proud of her hard work and the grades she earned throughout high school as a result of it. After graduation, Molly will be attending the Douglas J Aveda Institute for their Cosmetology and Esthetician program. Molly’s favorite quote, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." - Phillipians 4:13
2 months ago, Jessica VanderHart
MJM
Class of 2024 Senior Spotlights Bobbie Lynn Paalman, daughter of Katie and Ray St. Amour, is an individualistic member of the class of 2024. In her free time Bobbie likes to spend time running the roads. During high school Bobbie has participated in volleyball, Youth Wellness Initiative, Youth Advisory Council, National Honor Society, Model UN, and Little Reading Buddies. Bobbie feels that her best memory from high school has not happened yet. She is certain May 31st will be the start of something great. Her favorite class is her Baker Public Speaking/Composition class. She enjoyed it because it was a glimpse into the college schedule primarily because she could come in later on Tuesdays and Fridays. Bobbie is most proud of finishing 3 units of Spanish in two weeks. After graduation, Bobbie will be attending Central Michigan University to pursue a degree in Elementary Education. Bobbie’s favorite quote, "Growing old is inevitable, but growing up is optional." - Walt Disney
2 months ago, Jessica VanderHart
BLP
Class of 2024 Senior Spotlights Payshence Grae Bruce, daughter of Cassie and Sheason Bruce, is a charismatic member of the class of 2024. Payshence finds joy in seeing how far one tank of gas will get her. During high school Payshence participated in volleyball, Youth Wellness Initiative, Youth Advisory Council, National Honor Society, Model UN, and Student Council. Payshence's favorite memory of high school is falling down the stairs while playing an intense game of tag. Payshences’s favorite subject at ECS is her Baker Composition class. She enjoyed the growth made to her writing throughout the course. Payshence is most proud of the days she managed to stay for the entire school day. After graduation, Payshence plans to attend Northern Michigan University. Payshence’s favorite quote, “Nothing says work efficiency like panic mode.” - Don Roff
2 months ago, Jessica VanderHart
PGB
Reminder! Friday, May 10 is a half day with dismissal at 11am. No lunch will be served. Join us next week for any of the special events planned. K-12 Art and Reading Night and the ECS Open House both take place Tuesday evening! We hope to see you then!
2 months ago, Naomi Sponable
events
Reminder! Middle/High School students will have end of semester exams and tests Wednesday-Friday, May 8-10. Friday is a 1/2 day with dismissal at 11am; no lunch will be served. High school students will also be returning all chargers and chromebooks by Friday at 11am. Lancer Leap begins on Monday, May 13!
2 months ago, Naomi Sponable
exam reminder
Class of 2024 Senior Spotlights Delilah Paige Boss, daughter of Elias J. Boss and Heather L. Baker, is a creative member of the graduating class of 2024 at ECS. A skilled guitarist and aspiring artist, Delilah spends countless hours immersed in her craft, channeling her creativity into melodies and visual expressions. Her passion for music serves as a source of inspiration and solace, guiding her through both joyous and challenging moments. Delilah is often found enjoying moments of camaraderie with her friends, embracing the spontaneity of youth with unbridled enthusiasm.Despite her tendency to procrastinate, Delilah finds solace and inspiration in the classroom, particularly in her English class with Mrs. Terryberry. Despite the challenges, Delilah values the sense of community and encouragement fostered within the classroom, making each day worth the effort. Delilah's journey through high school has been marked by moments of growth and self-discovery. Serving as the homecoming representative for her senior year, she embraced the opportunity to connect with her peers and contribute to the spirit of the school community. Looking ahead, Delilah plans to prioritize self-care and reflection before diving into the next chapter of her journey. With a commitment to personal growth and artistic expression, she is poised to make a lasting impact on the world around her. Delilah's favorite quote, "Nobody thinks what I think.” - Twenty One Pilots
3 months ago, Jessica VanderHart
DPB
Class of 2024 Senior Spotlights Evan M. Rapin, son of Jason and Mona Rapin, is an astute member of the graduating class of 2024 at ECS. A passionate enthusiast of computer programming, software engineering, and reverse engineering, Evan's interests extend beyond the digital realm. He finds joy in the immersive world of video games and has honed his skills as a formidable player. Notably, Evan has demonstrated exceptional leadership as a Team Captain at Quiz Bowl, showcasing his prowess in quick thinking and strategic acumen. In the academic arena, Evan's favorite class at ECS is Chemistry. He finds the subject both enjoyable and manageable, appreciating its relaxed atmosphere. His academic achievements are further underscored by his impressive SAT score of 1390, a testament to his dedication and aptitude. As he embarks on the next chapter of his journey, Evan's aspirations remain firmly grounded in his passion for technology. He harbors ambitions to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at Ferris State University. Evan’s favorite quote, "Organize your life around your dreams and watch them come true" - Anonymous
3 months ago, Jessica VanderHart
EMR
Class of 2024 Senior Spotlights Danae Pauline VanderSlik, daughter of Jody and Keith VanderSlik, stands out as a determined member of the graduating class of 2024 at Ellsworth Community Schools. Danae's pursuits span a wide spectrum, from her participation in sports like softball and basketball to her intellectual engagement in activities like Model UN. Amidst her athletic and academic endeavors, she finds joy in hobbies such as reading, studying, working, art, and spending quality time with friends, weaving a rich tapestry of experiences and connections. One of Danae's most cherished memories involves an unforgettable outing to Screams in the Dark, where she and her friends immersed themselves in the thrills of haunted attractions. Despite the long waits and drives, the experience brought them closer together, fostering lasting bonds and unforgettable laughter. Beyond her achievements and adventures, Danae is most proud of finding inner peace. Through self-reflection and determination, she has cultivated a healthy mental state, prioritizing her well-being and letting go of toxic influences. This journey towards self-discovery has empowered her to embrace life's challenges with grace and resilience. As Danae prepares to embark on the next chapter of her academic journey, she does so with a clear vision and unwavering determination. With plans to pursue her associate's degree at North Central Michigan College and subsequently earn her bachelor's degree at Saginaw Valley State University before venturing into law school, Danae's ambition knows no bounds. Danae’s favorite quote, "Computer, how do I put the Joker in the Phantom Zone? Quickest route, no freeways," from Lego Batman
3 months ago, Jessica VanderHart
DPV
Class of 2024 Senior Spotlights Jaqualtress Rose Gibson, daughter of Stephanie Gibson, is a nature-loving member of the class of 2024. In her spare time, Jaque enjoys reading, crocheting, baking, gardening, and playing video games. During high school Jaque has been a member of the Ellsworth FFA. She has represented ECS on the Softball Field and the Volleyball Court. One of Jaque’s favorite memories is when the softball team won against Central Lake in the district finals. Her favorite class at Ellsworth is Agricultural Science. She started taking Agri-science her sophomore year and fell in love with the class. She attributes this love to Mrs. Cole because she made it fascinating and fun. She was surprised that she found herself eager to get her hands dirty in the garden. Jaque is most proud of being elected FFA President by her class. After graduation, Jaque plans to attend Northern Michigan University. Jaques’s favorite quote - “Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.” -Rumi
3 months ago, Jessica VanderHart
JRG