Join us for an ECS home event this week! Reminder: Friday, May 24 is a half day with dismissal at 11am.
2 days 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
3 days 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
3 days 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
3 days 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
3 days 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!
12 days 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!
14 days 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
16 days 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
16 days 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
16 days 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
16 days ago, Jessica VanderHart
JRG
Class of 2024 Senior Spotlights Brianna Rose Wiltse, daughter of April Wiltse and Bryon Bermodes, is a spunky member of the class of 2024. When she is not at school Bree likes to spend time raising chickens and farming. In addition to this she likes to paint, ride four wheelers, play video games, read, go thrifting, and sing car karaoke. Bree is a member of the ECS Chapter of the FFA, in yearbook, and is an active member of the Bible Baptist Church. Bree has spent time on the ECS stage in many productions including the role of Zazu in the Lion King.One of her best memories from high school is traveling to the State FFA Convention with Jaque and others. She recalls eating a bunch of food and that Mrs. Potter couldn’t eat Takoyaki. Her favorite subject in school is German because it’s a fun language to learn and she loves how it sounds. After graduation, Brianna plans to travel as well as working on a farm with chickens. Brianna’s favorite quote - “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” ― Nelson Mandela
16 days ago, Jessica VanderHart
BRW
Class of 2024 Senior Spotlights Tyler Bert DeYoung, son of Faith and Jeremy DeYoung, is the salutatorian of the class of 2024. Tyler likes to spend his free time running, biking, hunting, fishing, and hiking. During high school Tyler has participated in cross country, basketball, track & field, and baseball. In addition to this, Tyler is a member of the National Honor Society. Tyler's favorite memory of high school is having Lancer Leap with Mrs. Alfred. Tyler finds Science to be his favored subject in school because it is the most interesting and engaging. Tyler is most proud that he qualified for State Finals in Cross Country three years in a row. After graduation, Tyler plans to attend Saginaw Valley State University. He intends to study Kinesiology. Then he will attend the University of Western States to obtain a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Tyler’s favorite quote, “Nobody Cares, Work Harder.” - Cameron Hanes
16 days ago, Jessica VanderHart
TBD
Class of 2024 Senior Spotlights Madelynn Jean Zipp, daughter of Carolyn Zipp, is an expressive member of the class of 2024. When she is not at school Maddie likes to spend time shopping, painting, hanging out with friends, reading, and playing volleyball. Maddie’s best memories from high school are all the memories made with friends. She is a member of the ECS Chapter of the FFA, and played on the softball & volleyball teams. Maddie’s favorite subject in school is Agriscience because she really enjoys learning about the subject, all of the opportunities she was able to take part in, and the hands-on activities. Maddie is most proud of being accepted to multiple colleges. After graduation, Maddie plans to go to Ferris State University to study Dental Hygiene. Maddie’s favorite quote - "Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but it's everything in between that makes it all worth living. -Bob Marley
16 days ago, Jessica VanderHart
MJZ
Class of 2024 Senior Spotlights Jürgen Franz Griswold, son of Roberta and Mark Griswold, is the Valedictorian of the class of 2024. In his free time Jürgen likes to spend time golfing, skiing, reading, playing sports & music, and watching movies. During high school Jürgen has participated in cross country, football, basketball, track & field, and baseball. Jürgen is also a member of SAFE in Northern Michigan, on the Youth Advisory Council, in National Honors Society, a member of the ECS FFA, on the Quiz Bowl team, on the Robotics team, a board member of the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, involved in the NHS Behavioral Health Initiative, and a part of ECS Model United Nations. Jürgen’s favorite memory of high school is winning the baseball district in 2021 and dumping a cooler of water on coach Cooper. His favorite subject is English because he loves to read, write, and tell stories. He attributes this to his middle school English teacher Mr. Dziadosz. He is most proud of the community service work that he has completed. His contributions include serving as a board member on the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation. After graduation, Jürgen will be attending Tulane University in New Orleans as an Honors Scholar. Jürgen’s favorite quote, "Enough love to make you kind and enough trauma to make you funny." - Unknown
16 days ago, Jessica VanderHart
JFG
Class of 2024 Senior Spotlights Patrick Walter Puroll, son of Suzy Olsen and Rob Puroll, is a driven member of the class of 2024. Patrick likes to spend his free time hunting, fishing, enjoying the outdoors, playing sports, and hanging out with the guys. During high school Patrick has participated in cross country, football, basketball, track & field, and baseball. In addition to this, Patrick participates in SAFE in Northern Michigan, is on the Youth Advisory Council, in the National Honors Society, a Captain on the Quiz Bowl team, on the Robotics team, a Solo & Ensemble competitor, Vice-President of Student Council, and a part of ECS Model United Nations. Patrick's favorite memory of high school is golfing with the Goonies. Patrick’s favorite subject at ECS is either Physics or Chemistry because they both use his second favorite subject, Math. He enjoys them because they are practical and easy. Patrick is most proud to have assisted 3 Ellsworth 1000 point scorers throughout his basketball career. Furthermore, he led all of Northern Michigan in assists last year and made the MHSAA record book for steals in a career with the 10th most of all time. After graduation, Patrick plans to attend the University of Michigan. He's currently exploring his options for a major, eager to discover the perfect fit. Patrick’s favorite quote, “One moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory.” - Louis Zamperini
16 days ago, Jessica VanderHart
PWP
Our ECS Middle School Awards Assembly will take place on Monday, May 6 at 8:30am. Senior Decision Day will also take place during the assembly and we will celebrate the post high school plans of our 12th grade students! Parents and family members are welcome to attend this school-wide assembly. Contact Mrs. Sponable if you have any questions: nsponable@ellsworth.k12.mi.us
19 days ago, Naomi Sponable
MS Awards
Join us as we celebrate the performances of Beginner, 7/8, and High School Band! Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30pm in the Middle/High School Gym.
21 days ago, Naomi Sponable
band
Here are the fun, daily, Elementary School themes and activities to count us down to the end of the year!
22 days ago, Naomi Sponable
ABC Countdown
Join us for a home baseball or softball game and the MS/HS Band Concert this week! Boater's Safety is offered through the Antrim County Sheriff's Department and held at the MS/HS on Saturday (pre-registration required).
25 days ago, Naomi Sponable
Upcoming Events