Good News Bulletin

Nov. 13, 2021 (mobile users, tap to enlarge)

Elizabeth Schools Honor Veterans

Elizabeth Schools expressed gratitude to the veterans and active-duty servicemembers of the community in a number of ways this week.

County Road 13 between Elizabeth High School and Middle School was lined with signs sharing the photos and information of loved ones who have served.

Running Creek Elementary second graders walked to the Elizabeth Veterans Memorial on Wednesday to learn about heroes and the sacrifices they made, and on Veterans Day, the school hosted a parade for veterans connected to the school.

On Friday, Singing Hills Elementary hosted a breakfast for veterans as well as posting information about Star Veterans in the school's hallways.

For a video slideshow of all these efforts to honor veterans, click the link below.

Elizabeth Students Honor Veterans

Gymnastics Team Achieves Three-peat

The Elizabeth High School gymnastics team won its school-record third state 4A championship in a row last week, adding to a string of success over the last several years.

“Sixteen years ago, I'd never ever dreamed that I would be standing here with a seven-time, state-champion program that I'm so lucky to be part of,” said head coach Stacey Folmar.

Senior gymnast Elle Mowbray said, “We are probably the closest team we've ever had. We’re friends at school; we go to each other’s houses after school; and we’ve practiced together for 10 years. And so it’s not just a high school sport and more of a family.”

The team’s motto for this year was: Confidence, Consistency and Commitment. Coach Val Koppinger said, “(Gymnastics is) a year-round commitment. And these girls are completely committed – and so are their parents, which is amazing.”

The team was honored on Tuesday morning as the entire school gathered around the track to cheer them on as they took a lap with their championship banner and trophy. The scene brought tears to the eyes of the coaches.

“Those girls are respected for the students they are, for the people they are – not so much for the gymnasts they are – but now they get to be recognized for that,” Folmar said. “This group of kids right here, and their families, are just stellar in their character. And I think that that has a whole lot to do with the success right now.”


h/t to Deborah Breikss for the championship photos and performance video

EHS Gymnastics Three-peat

EMS Students of the Month – October

h/t to Shannon Paxton of EMS for the photos.

Upcoming Events

Nov. 14 - Turkey Trot 5K fundraiser for SHE playground @ Casey Jones Park

Nov. 15 - ESD Board meeting

Nov. 17 - RCE Spelling Bee

Nov. 20 - EMS 38th Annual Craft Show

Nov. 20 - LEGO League Competition @ EHS

Nov. 22-26 - No School, Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 8 - EHS/EMS Holiday Orchestra Concert @EHS

Dec. 13 - ESD Board meeting

Dec. 17-Jan. 3 - No School, Winter Break

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