ECS Student Council Community Sock Drive "Socktober" has had a very successful week one. 442 new pairs of socks were donated. Great job lancers! Next week, October 11 - October 15, the match ups are: 12th Grade vs 10th Grade, Staff vs 11th Grade, 6th Grade vs 8th Grade, and 7th Grade vs. 9th Grade.
about 2 years ago, Jessica VanderHart
Socktober Week 1
Calling all Basketball Fans - ECS is still seeking a middle school boys basketball coach for the upcoming fall season. We've got a great group of 6-8 grade boys who are eager to hit the court. Practice starts Monday, September 20 with games in October and early November. For more information please contact Aaron Gaffney at 231-588-2544 or
over 2 years ago, Ellsworth Community School
Our annual Welcome Back to School event is tomorrow night! Come and visit, meet teachers, pick up your schedule and complete paperwork. Completed paperwork packets will be entered to win a $50 gas card! Please try to arrive during the time slot by last name: 6:00-6:30: A-E 6:30-7:00: F-L 7:00-7:30: M-R 7:30-8:00: S-Z
over 2 years ago, Naomi Sponable
Open House
Good Samaritan Family Services (Sammy’s Shoes) and ECS are partnering to provide PK-12 students with brand new shoes for school. Shoes will be available at the Back-to-School Open House on Wednesday, August 25. Please complete the attached survey to ensure we have your child’s size shoes available.
over 2 years ago, Ellsworth Community School
Please see the attached middle school supply list for students in grades 6-8.
over 2 years ago, Keelie LeCureux
Middle School Supply List
Please see the information below regarding the ECS 2021-22 School Calendar and start dates/times. (1) The first day of school for students in grades K-12 will be a full day of school on Tuesday, August 31. The preschool start date will be announced soon. Please see the attached 2021-22 school calendar for other important dates. (2) For the 2021-22 school year we will be returning to a regular Monday-Friday 8:00-2:55/3:00 daily schedule. The building doors will open at 7:30 a.m. (3) Club Lancer after-care will be offered in the elementary school from 3:00-5:30 Monday-Friday. Please look for additional information coming out regarding 2021-22 school plans sometime next week.
over 2 years ago, Ellsworth Community School
You still have time to order your 2020/2021 yearbook! Orders can be placed until July 9th at The school order number is 21538. Please email Mrs. Terryberry at if you have any questions.
over 2 years ago, Jessica VanderHart
Order your ECS yearbook
Today middle school students celebrated the last day of school with a kickball tournament.
over 2 years ago, Ellsworth Community School
Congratulations to the Kindergarten and 5th Grade students who “graduated” today from ECS!
over 2 years ago, Ellsworth Community School
Thanks to all the families who attended tonight’s summer school kickoff at the elementary. We’d also like to say a huge thanks to Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Kiteley, Ms. Miller, Mrs. Maki, and Mrs. Sponable for planning the event and an equally big thanks to Mrs. Sponable and Communities in Schools for providing the food.
over 2 years ago, Ellsworth Community School
summer school
Thanks to Coach Cooper for grilling up some steaks for the baseball team after tonight’s game. Unfortunately the boys lost to Glen Lake, but they still had a great season, including winning the first MHSAA District in 18 years. GO LANCERS!!!
over 2 years ago, Ellsworth Community School
Romaine lettuce was ready for harvest from the school’s hoop house.
over 2 years ago, Ellsworth Community School
Congratulations to the ECS Boys Baseball team on capturing the MHSAA District Title today in Central Lake. The Lancers defeated Central Lake in the semifinal game and then ousted Bellaire in the finals. The team next takes on Glen Lake in the Regional Semifinal on June 9 in Glen Lake. GO LANCERS!
over 2 years ago, Ellsworth Community School
Congratulations to the ECS Class of 2021.
over 2 years ago, Ellsworth Community School
Earlier this week ECS elementary students celebrated the end of the year with an outdoor PBIS rewards day. Students participated in games, face painting, water balloons, and enjoyed treats provided by the PTO. Thanks to PBIS coordinator Mrs. Griffin and CIS site coordinator Mrs. Sponable for organizing the day.
over 2 years ago, Ellsworth Community School
water baloons
Together since kindergarten. Congratulations to ECS grads Darren Warner, Lyndsay Fisher, Robert Groenink, Evan Wallace, and Landen Clarke. These five students have been Lancers for 13 years.
over 2 years ago, Ellsworth Community School
Getting ready for ECS Graduation. Thanks to Dylan Sommer from Sommer Solutions for the use of the trailer and to Mr. Cary for countless hours transforming it into a stage. Graduation is scheduled for tomorrow night at 6:30. Everyone is welcome. Bring your own chair.
over 2 years ago, Ellsworth Community School
Mike Bennett from Farm Bureau Insurance presented certificates to the winners of the America & Me essay contest for 8th graders. Due to Covid-19 we were unable to celebrate the winners of last year's competition so he presented certificates to those students as well. The 2020 winners were Bobbie Paalman in 1st place, Molly Muladore in 2nd, and Patrick Puroll in 3rd place. 2021 winners were Jaquenji Gibson in 1st place, Calista Hoeksema in 2nd, and Samantha Paalman in 3rd.
over 2 years ago, Jessica VanderHart
America & Me Essay Contest Winners 2020
America & Me Essay Contest Winners 2021
Congratulations to the Class of 2021 for completing their last day of high school. We wish you the best!
over 2 years ago, Jessica VanderHart
Class of 2021
8th Graders at ECS are constructing solar ovens to learn about the greenhouse effect.
over 2 years ago, Jessica VanderHart
8th Grade
8th Grade Solar Ovens
8th Grade
8th Grade