Our motto that Ellensburg Learns Together involves each and every one of us. We each play an important role in the education of our students. As we embark on a new era of technology in education, we are excited to see the many wonderful things that our students are able to accomplish.
Community, Staff and Students,
I’m always excited to share some of the amazing things happening in our district. The MMS renovation project is moving along nicely. The auditorium is beautiful and will be a great place for school and community performances for years to come. The main gym is almost completed and that addition will be very nice for school activities as well as the community. The two west wings are going up quickly and we are looking forward to having the 8th grade back in the middle school for the 2018/19 school year. MMS also received a $70k art grant from the state which will allow them to place works of art throughout the school.
We offer many great activities for students to be involved in. Fifty-six percent of our EHS students are involved in an activity or athletics. The annual Invention Convention put on by Marleen Hughes and her 4th and 5th grade Challenge students was a big success! Students develop inventions, make models and go through a process similar to what an inventor would do. There were some very creative and innovative projects that I expect we will see on the market one day.
This is School Board Appreciation Month and I know I greatly appreciate all our school board does to support our students and staff. We welcomed two new board members this month, Meg Ludlum and Tosha Woods and we said goodbye to two, Heather Hazlett and Curtis Bull. Their time and commitment is amazing!
Thank you so much to the school board and our community for your support of the Ellensburg School District. Working together to help our students succeed is important to us all!
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