This spring, Elizabethtown Area Schools launched its Our Free Library program throughout the school district. Modeled after the national Little Free Libraries initiative, the Our Free Library program is a community book exchange utilizes the “take-a-book, leave-a-book” concept popular in coffee shops and public spaces.
First Graders at East High recently welcomed over 100 Heroes to their “Hooray for Heroes” program. The students learned about three famous American women from history. The children read biographies for Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, and Ruby Bridges. Each student created a project and retold the story of these heroes.
East High Street Elementary School recently celebrated the writings of its second graders by holding its annual Young Authors Tea. As part of the festivities, parents and family members of the students were invited to the school to listen to their child read his or her self-illustrated autobiography
The Masonic Village at Elizabethtown recently presented a check for $15,000 to the Elizabethtown Area Education Foundation to benefit the foundation’s educational classroom grant program. Over the past eighth years, the Masonic Village has gifted the foundation $120,000 for its grant program.
During the month of May, the students, faculty, and staff of the Elizabethtown Area School District will join forces with the American Cancer Society by hosting a series of mini Relay for Life events.
Elizabethtown Area School District recently held its 2016 Staff Recognition and Retirement Banquet. In total, three faculty members were honored with EASD awards while three retiring faculty members and one retiring administrator were saluted for their dedication and service to the district.
The locally owned The Cellular Connection (TCC), a local retailer of Verizon Wireless, recently completed its Teachers Rock campaign to benefit students in the Elizabethtown Area School District. As part of the initiative, Elizabethtown’s TCC donated ten boxes of school supplies to the district.
East High Street Elementary School raised an amazing $12,802.70 in support of the American Heart Association (AHA) through its Jump Rope For Heart campaign. Top fundraisers were Abby Keener, Claire Mincemoyer, and Mason Schaffner. The trio raised nearly $1,500 between them.
The East High Street Elementary Giving Tree recently brought holiday joy to families less fortunate in the community. Through the generosity of the school’s faculty, support staff, and PTO, as well as some community support, over 40 families received holiday help in the form of presents, winter wear, and Darrenkamps gift cards.
Elizabethtown Area School District’s East High Street Elementary School has been honored by the United States Department of Education (USDE) as a “High Achievement Reward School” for student performance on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA).