The Natives' News

Updated 08/14 - Check back often for NEW information!

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Due to extreme temperatures, students may have water on the bus. Water must be in a clear plastic bottle with a screw on cap. Yeti style or metal hydro flasks are not allowed on buses. - per Limestone County Transportation Department

Baseball Parent Meeting on 8/15/19... the New Gym @ 7:00 PM


  • Eligibility
  • Dragon Fly
  • Fundraising
  • Sheets and Signs

Fishing Meeting:

There will be a fishing meeting on Thursday, 8/15, in the new gym at 6:00.

FOOTBALL-CHEER-BAND GROUP are NOW online to VIEW and ORDER until AUG 23rd!!!

To View and OrderOnline:

Go to

Click the VIEW ONLINE Tab

Click the “CLICK HERE TO VIEW IMAGES ONLINE” link in the middle of the page

Enter Event or Organization Name: East Limestone

Here you will see all of the active events for your school…..

Click on the Event to view (blue link)

Enter ANY Email address then Enter PASSWORD: elh2019 (all lowercase)

OR you may click on the direct link to your event:

And follow the steps as listed above.

NOTE: this online event is set to expire at midnight on August 23rd. Orders placed online will be processed once the event expires. Delivery will then be approximately 3 weeks after the event expires and shipped directly to the address you provide.


Everyone: Individual and Group portraits are online for Football and Cheer and the overall Band Group. If you are interested in ordering but do not want to use our online service, go to our website and click on SPORTS tab and download the order form or call the studio to order. Any orders placed by Aug 14th will not be subject to a late fee.


  • The cost of lockers are $6.00.
  • Lockers will be sold in HOMEROOMS the first week of school.
  • Please send exact change OR separate check for locker fees.

Parking Pass:

  • The cost of parking passes is $25.00.
  • Please send exact change OR a separate check for parking pass fees.
  • ALL students parking on campus MUST have a parking pass and must park in your designated location.
  • Parking decals will be checked beginning 8/13.

Student Handbooks:

Limestone County Student Handbooks can be accessed by:

  1. Going to:

2. Requesting a copy from the homeroom teacher

High School Beta:

  • Old Beta members fees are $25 and are due by 8/31. These may be turned into Mrs. Priest in between classes.
  • Freshman Beta invitations will be passed out in the upcoming days. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

Middle School Beta:

Any 6th grader interested in being a part of the Beta Club, sign up in Ms. Medley's classroom

New Rule - Please Read

NO wired earbuds, headphones, or airpods will be allowed on campus. The only exception will be for classes that use programs that require sound. In the even that you have one of these classes, a teacher will let you know. Only wired earbuds will be allowed.

Science Club Information:

  • AP Bio Club Fees are $25.00.
  • Science Club Dues are $25.00 for 9th-11th graders and $50.00 for Seniors. Senior dues include your stole for graduation.
  • All fees are due by Sept. 3.

Spanish Club Information:

Fee and forms are due August 27.

Spanish Club Trip to Puerto Rico:

Spanish Club Puerto Rico trip summer of 2020:

If you want your child to participate and want to know more, come to the parent meeting that will we held Thursday, August 15 at 6:00 PM in Mrs. Dawson's classroom.

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Please make sure you are signed up for Mrs. Sutton's remind group so that you will get the notifications on the summer meeting dates for each grade level.
Class of 2020: text @20srs to 81010.
Class of 2021: text @21srs to 81010.

Band Business:

Text the appropriate code to 81010:

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What's going on in SPORTS?

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8/22 Russellville (HOME)

8/29 West Limestone (AWAY)

9/6 Madison Academy (HOME)

9/13 Madison County (AWAY)

9/20 Scottsboro (HOME)

9/27 Athens (HOME)

10/4 Arab (AWAY)

10/11 Ardmore (HOMECOMING)

10/18 Brewer (AWAY)

10/25 Guntersville (AWAY)

11/1 Tanner (HOME)

11/8 1st Round Playoffs

JUNIOR VARSITY SCHEDULE (Game Time 5:30 PM Unless Noted):

9/3 West Limestone (HOME)

9/9 Madison Academy (HOME)

9/16 Elkmont (HOME)

9/30 Athens (AWAY)

10/7 Hazel Green (AWAY - 6 PM)

10/14 Ardmore

MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHEDULE (Game Time 5:30 Unless Noted):

8/24 Jamboree (9:00 AM)

8/26 Athens (HOME - 6 PM)

9/3 West Limestone (HOME)

9/9 Madison Academy (HOME)

9/16 Elkmont (AWAY)

10/7 West Limestone (AWAY)

10/14 Ardmore (AWAY)

TBD Sparkman (AWAY)

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2019-2020 Ladies' Volleyball Team

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What Makes ELHS The BEST of the BEST....

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Lasting Relationships...

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Decatur Daily

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Community Support

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Thank you, East Limestone Community, for supporting us with your prayers!!!

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Thank you, NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH, for your donation of paper!!! We appreciate your support!!!

From Mrs. Betterton and Mrs Mathis:

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Thank you, Limestone County Flea Market, for donating school supplies for our students and teachers!!!

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20/20 Letter From Band

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East Softball is selling t-shirts. If you need a form, please see Coach Nave or Ms. Medley. Make checks out to East Limestone High School.

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August 14 - Attendance Clerk Meeting @ CO Boardroom 1:00-3:00 PM

August 19 - September 6 - Fall Scantron Testing

August 20 - Math Leadership Team Meeting 1/2 day 8:00 AM

August 20 - Board Meeting 6:00 PM

August 21-22 - Peer Helper Coordinator Training (Lindsey, Lyda)

August 21 - Principal's Meeting - 8:00 AM

August 22 - AP / ACIP Training

August 23 - REWARDS Training (McLaughlin, Priest, Russell)

August 27 - SPIRE Training (Egbert, Stinson, Williams)

August 27 - Advisory Council Meetings

August 29 - Marzano Yr. 2 Admin Training - Birmingham (Hulsey, Sutton, Wise)

September 10 - Board Meeting 6:00 PM

September 11 - First Mid Term Ends

September 11-12 - Athens State Career Fair (11th-12th)

September 13 - 1st 9wks Progress Reports Go Home

September 17 - Fall Portraits

September 18 - Principal's Meeting 8:00 AM

September 23 - Power School PD - Athens State Inservice Center - 12:30-3:30 (Wise)

September 23-27 - No Field Trips - Learning Rounds

September 25 - Half Day for Students/PD

October 1 - Board Work Session

October 2 - PreACT - ALL Sophomores

October 7-11 - Fall Break - No School

October 15 - AP Meeting 8:00 AM

October 16 - PreACT Make-up / PSAT Testing

October 17 - Report Cards Go Home

October 17 - Fall Portrait Retakes

October 22 - Board Meeting - 6:00 PM

October 23 - ACT WorkKeys Online - ALL Seniors

October 23-24 - Story Telling Festival

October 29 - Advisory Council Meeting

October 31 - Student Senate Meeting 12:30-2:00 (Boardroom)

November 2 - Flex Day for 1/2/20

November 4 - LCS American Education Week Kick-Off Event

November 5 - Board Work Session 6:00 PM

November 5 - ACT WorkKeys Make-up

November 8 - Second Mid-Term Ends

November 9-12 - New York Band Trip

November 11 - Veteran's Day - No School

November 11-15 - American Education Week

November 12 - Board Meeting 6:00 PM

November 13 - Principal's Meeting 8:00 AM

November 14 - 2nd Nine Weeks Progress Reports Go Home

November 25-29 - Thanksgiving Holidays - No School

December 3 - Board Work Session 6:00 PM

December 4 - AP Meeting 8:00 AM

December 5 - Athens Christmas Parade

December 10 - Board Meeting 6:00 PM

December 10 - 9:00-10:30 AM Student Senate (Boardroom)

December 11 - Principal's Meeting 8:00 AM

December 17 - Advisory Council Meetings

December 20 - Half Day for Students/PD

December 23-January 1 Christmas Holidays - No School

January 2 - Flex Day from 11/2 PD

January 3 - Professional Development Day

January 6 - Students Return

January 6 - February 6 - Winter Scantron Testing

January 7 - Report Cards Go Home

January 7 - Board Work Session 6:00 PM

January 14 - Board Meeting 6:00 PM

January 15 - Principal's Meeting

January 18-25 - County Basketball Tournament

January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

January 21 - March 20 - ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

February 5 - Principal's Meeting

February 6 - Board Work Session 6:00

February 10 - Third Mid-Term Ends

February 11 - Board Meeting 6:00

February 12 - AP Meeting 8:00 AM

February 13 - 3rd Nine Weeks Progress Reports Go Home

February 13 - Student Senate 12:30-2:00 (Boardroom)

February 17 - Presidents' Day - No School

February 18 - Advisory Council Meetings

February 22 - Mock for APUSH - Jacques 8:00-12:00

February 22 - APUSH - Cavnar 8:00-12:00

February 24-28 Learning Rounds

February 26 - Half Day for Students/PD

February 28 - Scholars Bowl (HS)

March 2-6 - Read Across America Week

March 2 - April 10 - ACAP Alternate Assessment

March 3 - Board Work Session

March 10 - Board Meeting 6:00 PM

March 10 - ACT with Writing (paper) - All Juniors

March 14 - AP Mock Exam AP Stats

March 18 - Principal's Meeting

March 20 - Scholars Bowl (MS)

March 21 - AP Mock Exam Calculus 8:00-12:00

March 24 - PreK Lottery Drawing

March 24 - AP Mock Exam CSP (2 hours after school)

March 27 - Report Cards Go Home

March 30-April 3 - Spring Break - No School

March 30 - May 1 - ACAP Summative (grades 2-8)

March 31 - ACT with Writing make-up

April 4 - PROM

April 7 - Board Work Session 6:00 PM

April 13 - Kindergarten Pre-Registration

April 14 - Board Meeting 6:00 PM (at East)

April 20-21 - ACT WorkKeys retest option

April 21 - Advisory Council Meetings

April 30 - Fourth Mid-Term Ends

April 30 - Student Senate EOY Meeting/County Tour - 9:30-1:30

May 3-9 - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4 - Kindergarten Pre-Registration

May 4-15 - AP Exams

May 6 - Principal's Meeting 8:00 AM

May 12 - Board Meeting 6:00 PM

May 14 - Advisory Council Meetings

May 21 - Board Meeting 7:00 AM

May 21 - Half Day for Students/PD

May 22 - Teacher Work Day

June 2-3 - Leadership Academy

PST Meeting Dates:

High School Dates:

August 28 (moved from August 29 due to Marzano Admin Training)

September 26

October 24

November 21

December 18

January 30

February 20

March 26

April 23

May 14

Middle School Dates:

August 30

September 27

October 25

November 22

December 19

January 31

February 21

March 27

April 24

May 15

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2019-2020 CALENDAR

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Public Service Announcements:

Please remember: Faxes or emails are not allowed for students to check out. A signed, written note must be turned into the front office in the morning and/or a parent/guardian must check the student out in person.

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Ways to stay In-The-Know:

Don't be shy! If you have questions about what is going on at ELHS, ask! You are more than welcome to:

-Talk to your student! Chances are, they know more than they are sharing.

-Email your student's teachers and/or administrators

-Call your student's teachers, administrators, and/or our WONDERFUL office staff

(Make sure you keep your contact information up-to-date so we can give you a call back!)

-Request a conference. Sometimes face-to-face is the best way to have a conversation.

-If your student's teachers offer REMIND - sign up!

-Check out our school's website -

-Make sure to look at the "Natives' News" on our website for up-to-date and future information.

-Follow East Limestone on Twitter - @limestone_east

-School-wide All Calls

-Get an Inow/Chalkable account set up

-Ask your student if his/her teachers are using Moodle or Google Classroom, have them SHOW you.

-Check out the East Limestone Community Information Page and the East Limestone PTO page on Facebook. Please remember that we are a FAMILY. Keep it positive. We are working hard to create, not only, a safe, loving, learning environment for our students, but also, a working environment where our teachers and staff are as supported as our students. Again, if you have a question, just ask.


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