January is the time of the year in which our schools transition into the second half of the school year. It is a great time to recognize the tremendous efforts of our staff this year. As we all know, schools and most businesses are facing unique challenges brought on by COVID and general labor shortages across the country. Our local school operations have not been immune to shortages in staff on many days. Due to this, our staff members have had to demonstrate great flexibility as we simply operate without staff in a number of areas. A day does not go by in which we see staff members covering for each other and adjusting schedules to provide students the services they need. This is true for all areas of our staff. Teachers taking their prep times to cover for other staff, teacher assistants covering the duties of others, food service workers preparing meals shorthanded, custodians taking on more areas to clean or working overtime, bus and van drivers adjusting routes, secretaries fielding phone calls and helping students while short staffed, and directors and principals covering for staff are all happening daily. As we move ahead into the second half of the year, please keep our staff in mind and be thankful for the work they do.Our staff go above and beyond every day, no matter the situation, to make the experiences great for our students. It is truly amazing to see the work they are doing. Thank you to all of our staff!
Tickets are available at the HS office or CCF Bank.
Ellsworth Community School District - Child Development Screening and Registration The Ellsworth Community School District will hold a child development screening and 4K / 5K registration date on Wednesday, January 12 from 8:00am - 4:00 pm at the Ellsworth Elementary School. To register for four year old kindergarten your child must be 4 by September 1, 2022. If you are registering for kindergarten your child must be 5 by September 1, 2022. Appointments are required for screening. Appointments are not required to register for 4YK. For an appointment or if you have questions please call Tina Hallock at 715-273-3912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms can be picked up at the Elementary office or you can find them on our district website. www.ellsworth.k12.wi.us
This message is from the ECSD: Good Evening, School will be closed tomorrow, Friday December 10th due to the anticipated heavy snow and poor road conditions, especially in the southern portion of our School District. Due to the timing of the snowfall, the option of an early out from school would not benefit our bus routes. Students are encouraged to check their emails and the Google slide decks for course information. Please see ECSD Facebook and Website for updated information regarding events. Thank you!
Dawn Stark from Western Regional Center will be joining the ASD Support Group this Thursday (12/9) to talk about resources in our area and share information for families with kids with special needs ages 0-21. A meal will be provided so please RSVP to Savannah Bertrand at email@example.com or Maisie Dahl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated Panther Den hours to get your Christmas shopping done. Or shop online at 👇👇 https://panthers-den.square.site/
Ⓗⓞⓛⓛⓨ Ⓙⓞⓛⓛⓨ Ⓗⓞⓛⓘⓓⓐⓨ East End Park Sunday, December 5, 2021 | 4:30pm-6pm Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with community partners to bring you Holly Jolly Holiday! Join us in Ellsworth's East End Park for this family-friendly Holiday celebration. Santa Claus will arrive around 5:00pm to mingle and visit with young and old (be prepared to take pictures!). In addition, there will be a live nativity, festive bonfires, s'mores, and Christmas caroling. Come enjoy the sounds of the season, glistening lights, and the holly jolly decorations with friends and neighbors! This free event is brought to you through a collaboration with Zion Covenant Church, St. Francis Parish, English Lutheran Church, the Ellsworth Lions Club, the Ellsworth FFA, the Ellsworth Funsters, Ellsworth Fire Dept. and the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce and its members. We look forward to seeing you and your family in East End Park!
The Ellsworth Community School District will hold a child development screening (ages 3, 4 & 5 years old) day on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at the Ellsworth Elementary School. Times for the screening are between 8am-4pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about your child’s development in speech/language, gross motor, fine motor and play skills. During the screening your child will participate in a playgroup where social, communication, motor and early learning skills will be observed. In addition, your child’s vision and hearing will be screened. Appointments are required. For an appointment or if you have questions please call Tina Hallock at 715-273-3912.
What a way to celebrate our veterans! EES had a first ever Veteran's Day program on November 11th. We were able to have a special guest speaker who is actively enlisted in the U.S. Army. Our 5th graders sang the National Anthem and also did a fun activity celebrating the 5 branches of the military. Lastly, we created a giant American flag using our entire student body. Link to video of the branches of military march. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OwSIEyCMLnWN9EBKTGvfC39X40rDOjwR/view?usp=sharing
State Football Championship Information and School Schedule Change Information Congratulations to our Ellsworth Panther Football Team for reaching the state championship game to be held at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison Thursday, November 18th at 7:00 pm. This is a huge accomplishment and the first time our team has made it since our championship in 1990. Due to the late time of the game on Thursday evening and the many students, staff, and families who will be attending the game, we are making some adjustments to our school schedule. Thursday, November 18th we will be releasing school for all grades at 12:30 pm. There will be no school on Friday, November 19th. We will now have school on Monday, April 18th which was our scheduled first snow make up day due to these adjustments. Panther’s Kids Club will be available for all families in need of daycare during the early release on Thursday and all day on Friday. A link will be sent on Monday for parents to sign up any elementary age students in need of daycare. Key Information Send-Off/Pep Rally Info: There will be a send off for the Football team Thursday morning in the HS Gym. Time is to be determined & announced once the Football team itinerary is determined. Panther State Tournament Gear/Panther Den: State Tournament gear has been ordered and will be available for sale starting Monday morning (more info pending here as well, including photos). There will be a t-shirt and hoodie option. Order arrives on Wednesday. The Panther Den will be open and available throughout the week during the school day for other Panther gear. Fan Bus Info: The school will be offering fan bus options the day of the game. We are working to secure Coach and School bus options. Information will be provided when available and sign up starting Monday morning in the HS office. The Fan bus will leave shortly after school Thursday (12:45-1:00) and return following the completion of the game and award ceremony. Game Tickets: Ticket information will be posted upon confirmation with the WIAA Welcome Back Info: There will be a welcome back pep rally in the HS Gym Friday afternoon at a time to be determined. Congratulations again to all of the players, coaches, and families for this great accomplishment. Let's bring home another state championship!!
We hope to see you at our Veterans Day program at EMS.
Residents of the school district may soon be receiving a call offering the opportunity to participate in a telephone survey measuring a number of opinions about school district operations. We are once again working with The Morris-Leatherman Company to provide a community based survey to be delivered to residents. The survey is to be conducted starting the week of November 8th and will be completed prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. The survey is very similar to surveys we have conducted in the past. The survey is a scientific based telephone survey. The Morris Leatherman Company will be calling a number of residents to compile the information needed to provide for a database that represents the District as a whole. The survey will provide valuable information regarding the public’s perception of the District’s current operations, tax tolerance, level of support for referendum models, and preferred means of communication. This survey is a valuable tool for the district to get feedback from the public. In April, 2018, the residents of the school district approved an Operational Referendum that allows the school district to exceed the state imposed revenue limit by $1 million per year for four years. This authority now expires at the end of the school year and the district is currently developing another Operational Referendum for the April, 2022 election. We hope that all residents who receive a phone call for the survey can take the time to go through the process. It is a great avenue for residents to provide feedback about school district operations while also shaping the April, 2022 Operational Referendum.
𝐋𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝟑 𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐭𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐨𝐟𝐟 𝐅𝐚𝐧 𝐁𝐮𝐬 𝐈𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 Friday, Nov. 5th 7:00 pm- @Northwestern HS- Maple, WI Ellsworth School District will be offering Fan bus(es) for HS students and adults for this Friday’s Level 3 Football Game at Northwestern HS. The cost will be $5 per person and you will still need to purchase a $7 ticket at the game. Students will be dismissed at 2:15 and buses will leave by 2:30 from the front of the HS. The buses will stop on the way to the game at a fast-food restaurant. The sign-up deadline is Thursday at Noon. Bus cost: $5 Ticket cost: $7 (at the game) Time: student dismissal 2:15/bus departure 2:30 Deadline: First 125 signed up by Noon on Thursday Students will need a note of permission in order to sign up. $5 must be paid when signing up. Sign-up will be available in the HS Office.
ECSD is currently hiring for a Special Education Teaching Assistant at EES. Schedule would be as follows: (3) 8 hour days 7:45 - 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Temporary additional hours Monday and Wednesday 12:30 - 3:45 p.m. (November & December only) A teaching assistant in general and special education classrooms includes supporting students with academic work, behavior support, supervision at lunch and recess. Must have a High School diploma or GED. All questions can be directed to Mary Zimmermanm by email at email@example.com or by phone at (715)273-3912.
The ECSD is currently hiring for a full time sub teaching position for the remainder of the school year. All questions can be directed to Superintendent Barry Cain by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ashley Halverson by email at email@example.com or the District Office by phone at 715-273-3900.
An important announcement from our food service director, Dee Rasmusson.
ECSD is currently hiring for a High School Spanish and High School Industrial Technology teaching positions. Both positions have estimated start date of January 17, 2022 and are being simultaneously posted for both internal and external candidates. All questions can be directed to Mary Stoesz by phone or email.
We have two menu changes for next week. Please make notes on your calendar. Tuesday October 26 will be: Chicken Pattie on Bun Mashed Potatoes Steamed Corn Choice of Fruit Thursday October 28 Teriyaki Chicken over Rice Steamed Mixed Veggies Choice of Fruit Cookies
Admission for the playoff football game on Friday 10/22 is $6 for everyone and passes will not be accepted. GO PANTHERS!!!
Support Your Panthers: Get your yard signs to support all the great things going on in Ellsworth right now! From Cinderella to a playoff run in Football, there are so many reasons to show your Panther spirit! There are lots of signs left for sale. Proceeds from the sales go to support the EBSA Brown Field Playground. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you'd like to arrange to buy a sign. Signs are $20 and you can choose from "A Panther Lives Here" "Proud Supporter of the Ellsworth Panthers" or "Proud Grandparent of an Ellsworth Panther."