On January 29, 2024 from 5:30 - 7:30 River Falls HS will be hosting a college and career fair. The event is free. This is a great opportunity for you and your parents to explore post-secondary opportunities. An email will be sent to all parents also making them aware of this opportunity. We are letting you know that we will also be taking a bus if transportation is an issue at not cost. We need to know on/before 3:30 on Friday, January 25 if you intend on taking the bus and how many people will be going. You do not need to take the bus to attend the event. If you would like to attend and ride the bus, at no cost, please fill out the below form on/before 3:30 on January 26. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTD4cqa-ImcBVTldQb_A1qu0x0RRiXAcW7lwZkjIKQSWs8Bg/viewform
Ms. Poulos’ first block PE 10 class made their very own playbooks for flag football! Each play highlights different player’s strengths and are then going to be used in game play against other teams!
At this event, all students in 8th-11th grade can visit booths representing each academic department and have the opportunity to speak with teachers about the best class selection for their potential career path (and acquire signatures as requested). Student registration for the 2024-25 school year will take place at this event. Parents are invited but not required to attend.
💜ECSD IS SEEKING SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS💜 The need for substitute teachers is at an all-time high!
At the January board meeting, the Ellsworth Community School District Board of Education officially approved the resolution to move to a $25.445 million Facilities Referendum at the upcoming April 2, 2024, election. A year ago, the district contracted for the completion of an in-depth facility study to best identify our most pressing facility needs. This study provided important information regarding the life cycles of aging infrastructure of our facilities such as mechanicals, flooring, doors, windows, parking lots, roofs, etc. Following the facility study, a community-wide survey was conducted last fall to measure support for various elements of what were defined as the items of highest priority. In all, $40.4 million in projects were tested. The results of the survey showed little support for projects that included outdoor athletic field improvements and a childcare facility. The survey also demonstrated that the cost of all of the projects was a concern. As a result of the survey, the projects were narrowed down in scope and cost with the elimination of the athletic field projects and the childcare facility. The projects now include: ◼️Addressing aging infrastructure at the nearly 30-year-old middle school along with light remodeling of the locker bays, science labs, and Career and Tech Ed area. ◼️Addressing aging infrastructure at the high school. ◼️Remodeling and expansion of the 1970’s era Career and Tech Ed area at the high school in order to promote careers in the trades, agriculture, engineering, food service, and business. ◼️Expansion of the inadequate weight room and physical fitness area at the high school to meet the needs of our physical and athletic programs along with the expansion of the main gym lobby. In the coming weeks leading up to the referendum, we will be publishing much more information about the referendum to best inform the public about the proposed projects. We have also launched a referendum project page on our website at https://www.ellsworth.k12.wi.us/page/facility-referendum-2024
The start time of the GBB game tonight vs Prescott has been moved up one hour. JV warm ups will begin at 4:30pm with a 4:45pm tip. Varsity warm ups will begin at 5:40 with a 6pm tip. We are still monitoring this system and there is potential that the games could be postponed. Stay tuned for additional updates.
Join our EHS Band at 7pm on Monday for our Winter Band Concert!
Coriander Living Collective is hosting a grief workshop for free at the River Falls Public Library on February 8th from 6:30 - 7:30. Here is the info: https://www.corianderlivingcollective.com/workshops-retreats/grief-stephanie-larson-river-falls-library
Mrs. Klecker's Biology class dissecting crayfish before Christmas Break!
Camp Pepin Summer Registration: Would your student be interested in attending summer camp? The Red Wing YMCA runs both day camps and overnight camps throughout the summer. These are at reduced costs through the Ellsworth School District Outside of School Grant. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com https://redwingpepin.campintouch.com/ui/unrestricted/pricing/DatesAndRates
Adam Capatske has been selected by staff as the WILS representative for Ellsworth High School. The goal of WILS is to identify outstanding high school sophomores throughout Wisconsin for being responsible citizens in their community and/or school and provide them with the opportunity and encouragement to recognize their leadership potential.
📚 Exciting News for High School Students! 📚 Attention parents and students! Mrs. Lesiecki is generously offering after-school tutoring sessions from Monday to Thursday, 3:30-4:30 PM. If your student could benefit from extra help this is a fantastic opportunity! Mrs. Lesiecki is dedicated to providing support and guidance. 📧 To sign up, please email Mrs. Lesiecki at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to reach out with any questions or to express your interest. 🚗 Transportation can be provided if needed, ensuring that every student has the chance to participate.
The deadline for Empower Ellsworth is approaching!! If you have a great idea for a service capstone project and need funding for some component, please consider applying for the Empower Ellsworth Grant. This is a way for EHS students to get start-up money for an idea. See the link below, and ask Mrs. Pechacek if you have any questions! Application info is here. All the money stays in the Ellsworth community! Apply today! https://www.ellsworth.k12.wi.us/page/empower-ellsworth
Exciting News from ECSD Community Education! Get ready to unlock your hidden talents with our upcoming community education programs! 🌟 Registration deadlines are approaching, so don't miss out on these fun and enriching classes. 🎉 1️⃣ Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People 🎹 Have you ever dreamt of playing the piano but thought you were too busy? Join us for an instant piano course tailored for the hopelessly busy! Discover the joy of making music effortlessly. 🎶 Deadline for registration: 1/18/24 2️⃣ Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People 🎸 No time to spare, but always wanted to strum the strings? Our instant guitar class is designed just for you! Unleash your inner rockstar without the hassle. 🤘 Deadline for registration: 1/18/24 3️⃣ Valentine Sock Gnomes Workshop ❤️ Spread love and get crafty with our Valentine Sock Gnomes workshop! Create adorable gnomes using socks and share the love this Valentine's Day. 💖 Deadline for registration: 1/26/24 Don't let time slip away – secure your spot now! Visit https://www.ellsworth.k12.wi.us/page/community-education to sign up and embark on a journey of learning, creativity, and fun. 🌈📝
To register for Snowmobile Safety Classes please go to https://gowild.wi.gov/
Exciting Employment Opportunities at ECSD!! 💜 Food Service Staff Position at EES 💜 Custodian - District Wide 💜 Special Education Teaching Assistant at EHS 💜2nd Grade Teacher Long Term Sub at EES + coaching & substitute positions available. 💼 How to Apply: To explore the available positions and apply, please visit our official website at https://www.ellsworth.k12.wi.us/page/employment You'll find detailed job descriptions, application requirements, and information about the application process.
Make a conservation poster! Retta Isaacson from the Pierce County Land Conservation Department will introduce this year’s poster contest and theme and provide guidance for creating yours. Poster-making materials will be provided, along with time to start on your entry. For more information please contact Caroline at email@example.com
Phones at the bus garage are currently not working. To notify the bus garage of any messages please email: firstname.lastname@example.org We will notify when the phones are back up and running.
Welcome back, students and staff!!!
"Murder on the HMS Colonel Ellsworth" Mystery Dinner All aboard the HMS Colonel Ellsworth for a luxury holiday on the high seas! It's the ship's maiden voyage but as guests excitedly wave bon voyage, all is not as it seems. Danger lurks below deck when a murder on board turns every guest into a suspect! Always a fun time, this annual interactive murder mystery dinner benefits the Ellsworth Community School District Foundation. Bribes support the Ellsworth High School Drama Department. Guests are encouraged to dress with the theme! Piece together clues over a delicious buffet dinner. Your ticket includes admission, dinner, and an exciting ride. Bring cash to pay for extra bribes (for hints) to help you in the investigation. 🚢One night only! This event will sell out! Get your tickets now! https://www.ellsworthcommunityschoolfoundation.org/events