The Natives' News
Updated 01/15/2020 - Check back often for NEW information!
East Limestone High School's Vision
East Limestone High School's Mission
Please make sure you are checking your student's PayPams account regularly. We have several students with negative lunch account balances!
What: First Priority Meetings
When: Every Tuesday at 7:30 AM
Where: Mrs. L. Haggenmaker's Room (High School Room 10)
What's going on in SPORTS?
Congratulations to the ELHS Boys Bowling Team on a 10-0 area play this year and on capturing your 3rd AHSAA Area 14 Title! Help us cheer our boys on as they work to defend their AHSAA North Regional Title and to gain a spot in the State Championships in Pelham! Regionals play time for the boys will begin Thursday (1/16) at 11:00am and will continue at 8:00am on Friday (1/17). Good Luck, Boys!!!
Limestone County Schools robotics teams, Rocket Team 34 and Sky Rockets, present at the monthly Board Meeting:
Thank you for helping Girl Talk to furnish the Boys and Girls Club with some toys and gift cards this season!!!
YOUR East Limestone High School was honored at the National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Conference in Orlando, Florida as being a 2019 Point of Light School! With YOUR continued support, we are on our way to becoming a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Lighthouse School!
Working to make ELHS an even more MAGICAL place to work and learn!!!
Congratulations to ELHS's James Norris and the Limestone County Middle School Robotics Team, the Skyrockets, on winning the Championship at the Regional Qualifier! The Skyrockets will compete at the Alabama State Competition! GOOD LUCK!!!
Congratulations, Carson Collins, on your 3rd place win at Hartselle!
Thank you, ELHS Soccer Team, for spreading Christmas cheer at a local nursing home!!!
2019 Athens Christmas Parade
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
Recycle, Recycle, Recycle! Mrs. Daly's students show their festive creativity using recycled materials. THANK YOU, MS. DALY!
Congratulations, Sam, for going undefeated in your first ever wrestling tournament over the break!!!
ELHS Leadership Team Sharing Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Results with the Faculty
2019 Special Olympics Bowling
Congratulations, Olivia, on signing to play softball at Calhoun Community College! We are so proud of you!
Congratulations to Mary Foss for representing East Limestone for Miss Merry Christmas and Cameron Bivens for representing LCCTC for Miss Merry Christmas!
Jirah Rogers surpassed the 2,000-career points mark, scoring 15 points in a 51-32 win over West Limestone on Friday. She also had 21 points in a 45-41 win over Class 7A Bob Jones!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!
Congratulations to the ELHS Marching Band for being invited and marching in the 100th Anniversary NYC Veterans Day Parade!!! You make us proud!!!
ELHS Veterans Day 2019 - We are thankful for our Veterans!
THANK YOU, Lowes, Scott Franklin, and Cindy Tribble for taking such GREAT care of us at ELHS!!!
Thank you, Steve Turner, for making sure our buses have a safe place to park on campus!
Thank you, Kathy Norton, with RE/Max Realty for helping to sponsor ELHS with the National Blue Ribbon Process!!!
Thank you, Preston's Western Wear in Athens, for helping to sponsor East Limestone High School with the National Blue Ribbon process!!!
Thank you, Sides Body Repair, for helping sponsor East Limestone High School with the National Blue Ribbon Process!
Thank you, Legacy Premier Homes, for your donation to East Limestone High School for the National Blue Ribbon Process!
Thank you, Candi Williams, for your donation to East Limestone High School for the National Blue Ribbon Process!
Thank you, Matthew and Ann Kyle, for sponsoring East Limestone High School with the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence process!!!
Thank you, Joey Ursery, for being one of ELHS's sponsors for the Blue Ribbon School of Education process!!!
Thank you, Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Erckenbrack, for your service to our country. Thank you for sharing your personal 9-11 experience with our students. We are thankful for individuals like you who were willing to stand up for what is right and helped those who could not help themselves during that devastating time in our history. Our students will never forget your visit. THANK YOU!
Thank you, Representative Whitt! Your generous contribution to East Limestone High School will be used to benefit our students and teachers!
Thank you, Joe's Pharmacy, for taking such good care of East Limestone High School!
Thank you, Suzanne's Bakery, for supporting our Cool 2 Be Kind Club!!!
Thank you, Senator Tom Butler, for supporting our East Limestone Baseball Program!!!
Thank you, Z7 Graphics! We LOVE the new look on our Band room doors!!!
Thank you, East Limestone Community, for supporting us with your prayers!!!
Thank you, NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH, for your donation of paper!!! We appreciate your support!!!
Thank you, Limestone County Flea Market, for donating school supplies for our students and teachers!!!
January 6 - Students Return
January 6 - Grades posted by 12:00 noon
January 6 - February 6 - Winter Scantron Testing
January 7 - Report Card Verification Sheets due to C. Stinnett and grades corrected/reposted before the end of the school day
January 7 - Board Work Session 6:00 PM
January 8 - Report Cards Printed
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
January 27 - ELHS Scantron Performance Series Assessments this week
January 29 - Teacher Luncheon provided by PTO
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 7-9 - ACT with Writing Makeup (Online Only)
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 29th-May 13 - Spring Scantron
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
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Middle School Dates:
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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.
Food for Thought:
Ways to stay In-The-Know:
-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 - eastlimestonehigh.org
-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.