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Please help by completing the Georgia Parent Survey to help in the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. These results are anonymous and used by the Georgia Department of Education.  Parents who need a Spanish survey may choose this option.  Click on the link below to take The Georgia Parent Survey.

Parent Survey

Making the Shade Planting Trees

Elbert County Elementary School (ECES) was recently awarded a $5,000 “Making the Shade” Program Grant through the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) to provide shade trees for the elementary school’s playgrounds. The “Making the Shade” program is funded in cooperation with United States Forest Service and is designed to create healthier, shaded playground areas on elementary school campuses throughout Georgia. 

ECES will remain closed Thursday, January 18, 2018 school-closings

Elbert County Schools will remain closed to faculty, staff, and students tomorrow, Thursday, January 18, 2018.

ECES will be Closed Tomorrow, January 17 Cold temps

Due to the National Weather Service's hazardous weather forecast of frozen precipitation and frigid temperatures, all Elbert County schools and the board office will be closed tomorrow, January 17, 2018.

Visit from our friend, Mecole Hardman Mecole and Friends

Our students had a surprise visit from their friend, Mecole Hardman.  There were a lot of smiles when they saw him.  We are proud of our Bulldawg!

Surprise Visit Pics 

Students Participate in Hour of Code Hour of Code

This year, ECES students have participated in learning computer code.  

From the Hour of Code:
Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. Code.org organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged 10% of all students in the world and provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States. Code.org is supported by generous donors including Microsoft, Facebook, the Infosys Foundation, Google, Omidyar Network, and many more.

PTO 2nd Grade Christmas Play Christmas Play

You are invited to the ECES 2nd Grade Christmas Play at ECMS Auditorium at 6 pm.  Please join us for this event.

Salvation Army's White Christmas Salvation Army Food Drive

Elbert County Elementary collected 2,628 items for the Salvation Army White Christmas Canned Food Drive.  This food will be distributed to families in need in Elbert County during the holidays.  The students participated in a friendly competition to see which class could bring in the most cans.  The class winners were Ms. Lysheka Stowers with 234 cans and Mrs. Jackie Bryant with 221 cans.  Mrs. Wiles treated the winning classes with a pizza party.  

Operation Christmas Child Students with gift boxes

Students at ECES collected items to fill boxes to support children in need around the world.  Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child collects shoebox gifts—filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items—and delivers them to children in need around the world.  We are proud of the generosity of our students.

4th graders create book character pumpkins 4th grade book character pumpkins

4th grade students created pumpkin models of the book character of their choice.  Students loved looking at these displayed throughout the school.  Great work, 4th grade!

Mindy Black receives Hart EMC Grant Mrs. Black and students

Mindy Black was awarded a Hart EMC Bright Ideas Grant.  This grant will be used to support instruction in the project she outlined in her grant.  Pictured with Mrs. Black are her students.  Thanks to Hart EMC for the support of the education of our students.

Students Give a Hoot, and Don't Pollute Woodsy Owl Visit

Elbert County Elementary students were treated with a visit from Woodsy Owl.  The students in Mrs. Fernandez’s and Mrs. Black’s classes were recognized for keeping the playgrounds clean and litter free.  Special thanks to Forester Mark Wiles and Speech Pathologist  Marti Wiles for making this special visit possible.

Red Ribbon Week Plans Set 2017 Red Ribbon

ECES will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week (Drug Awareness Week) October 23rd-27th.  We encourage teachers and parents to discuss this important topic.  We will use slogans and different attire to call attention to "being drug free."
Click below for our schedule.

Red Ribbon Week Schedule

Muffins with Mom Muffins with Mom

 Come join us to learn more about the importance of attendance on your students’ academic success, visit the Book Fair, and enjoy a nice breakfast with your child. 

Muffins with Mom Pics


Infinite Campus Parent Portal Login

Parents, a letter concerning logins for Infinite Campus Parent Portal has been sent home.  Through the portal you can check student's grades and other information.  If you haven't received a letter, these will be sent again for new students.  Also, you may already have your information so a letter may not have come to you.  There is a link for the parent portal on our webiste under "For Parents." 



Input for Parent Involvement Funds

We need your input as to how to best put to use our Parent Involvement Allocation. The funds can be used for expenditures such as parent resource kits; literature (Spanish/English versions) for parents to assist students with academics; parent trainings/workshops and other items we may need for students throughout the school year.

We want to offer what will best serve our students and parents, so we would like for you to provide input and make suggestions as to what you think would be beneficial for both. Please follow the link to share your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions.

Thank you for your continued support in your child’s education.


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Message from the Superintendent: Safety Concerns Prompt Cancellation of All Classes on Monday, August 21 Eclipse

The Elbert County School District has cancelled all classes for Monday, Aug. 21, due to saftey concernes associated with the solar eclipse. It will be considered an inclement weather day and a make-up will not be required.



ECES School Supply Lists

     Supply ListWe hope everyone had a

great summer. Please see the

supply list for each grade level.


   2nd Grade Supply List

   3rd Grade Supply List

   4th Grade Supply List







Title 1 Parent Committee Meetings Parental Involvement

Parents are invited to attend one of our Title 1 Parent Committee meetings on June 5th or June 12th at 12 noon in our Music Room. On the agenda, we will be reviewing and revising our Parent Involvement Plan, School-Parent Compact and the Title 1 School Improvement Plan.  We need to have input from our parents to be able to best serve our students.  We look forward to seeing you at one of these meetings.

Opportunities for Parent Input This Summer Parent Summer Meetings

Parents/Guardians, please join us during the summer break for two separate district level school improvement meetings.  The Comprehensive LEAs Improvement Plan (CLIP) /Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) meeting is scheduled Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  It will be held at the ECMS auditorium beginning at 2:00p.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to present district level school improvement information and obtain input from all stakeholders.

 The district’s Parent and Family Engagement Plan meeting is scheduled Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Central Office in the Staff Development room beginning at 2:00p.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to obtain input from stakeholders regarding the best use of Federal funds for Parent and Family Engagement at all school levels.  Please contact Dr. F. Floyd, Federal Programs Director, for additional information.

EC Sheriff Supports ECES FORCE Students ECES FORCE Students Fishing Trip

We want to thank the Elbert County Sheriff's Department for their support.  During the year, Lt. Marc Fleming, Lt. Adam Moss, and Deputy Anthony Heard have worked with groups of students called F.O.R.C.E. The officers recently accompanied these students on a fishing trip which they had worked to earn.  We appreciate the time and support from the Sheriff's Department.  

ECES celebrated Red Nose Day with Walgreens Red Nose Day 2017

For the 1st time, Elbert County School System partnered  with Walgreen’s to support Red Nose Day.  Students donated $1.00 to buy a red nose to wear for Red Nose Day 2017.  Each dollar raised feed 11 children 1 meal.  On Friday, May 12, a Walgreen's representative shared with students in an assembly how much money they raised along with how many meals they help to provide.  During the assembly, the students wore their red noses. We are proud of how our students helping others.

Please take the Title 1 Parent Survey

Title I Parent Survey:

Ttile 1 Parent Survey

As we continuously seek to improve the Elbert County School District, we want to know how you, as a parent or guardian, feel the schools and the district are doing to meet your needs. The information that you provide will help us evaluate and improve how our schools, families and parents work together to help all students achieve academically.  All information provided is confidential and will be used to assist us with future planning for parental involvement activities and events in the district and schools. Your opinions and suggestions are very valuable, and we thank you for your time to complete this survey.


Testing Spirit Week

Spirit Week

ECES Students Participating in Young Georgia Authors Competition Young Georgia Authors Competition Grade Level Winners

Congratulations to Elbert County Elementary students whose work will represent Elbert County in the Young Georgia Authors Competition!  

2nd Grade Mrs. Bennett’s Class – Jurnee Porter – “The Girl Who’s Always Shy”

3rd Grade Ms. Davis’ Class – Cadence Noggle – “Sneaky Little Leprachauns”

4th Grade Mrs. Hill’s Class – Dessie Lee Santiago – “Flufferson’s Day”


Title 1 Family Engagement Night Title 1 Family - Literacy Night

You are invited to the Title 1 Family Engagement Night presented by ECES and ECMS on Thursday, March 16 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the ECMS Auditorium.  this will be an eveing of Fun and Literacy!  Explore how literacy begins at home and how families play an importatn part in inspiring the love of literacy in children through Candy Land stations.  Fun activities for all ages and free resources.  Community agencies are involved such as Athens Tech and the Elbert County Public Library. There will be drawings for incredible Candy Cakes (made entirely from candy) and a bag with tech tools and goodies.

Meet with our District Parent Advisory Committee Parent Advisory Committee

Parents and guardians are invited to meet with our District Parent Advisory Committee on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 5:30 to 6:30 at the Elbert County BOE Central Office Staff Development Room.  The committee wants to seek methods to actively involve families and the community in school improvement initiatives a the primary, elementary, middle and high school levels.  

District Parent Advisory Committee Meeting Invitation

2nd Grade Muffins with Mom

2nd grade Muffins with Mom will be           rescheduled for Friday, September 15th. 3rd grade will be Wednesday and 4th on Thursday as planned.    

.Muffins with Mom

Best Day with CHAMPS and ECSD CHAMPS Day

THANK YOU Elbert County Sheriff's Department!  Our school had the best time at CHAMPS Day.  We appreciate the time spent with us.  The students and staff had a great day.  What a awesome way to reach out to our children and build relationships in our community!

Click below to see more from the day. 



School Resumes Wed, Sept 13

We will have a regular school day on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Muffins with Mom for 3rd grade will take place along with our Book Fair.

Kiss the Goat PTO Fundraiser Success Staff and Stella the Goat

Our PTO fundraiser was a success!  Coach Drake was the winner to kiss the goat.  Students raised $688 which will be used by PTO for outdoor improvements.  Thanks to ECMS FFA, Mrs. Dixie McCarty, Faye Carlan, and Briar McCarty for providing Stella the Goat.  Students donated 50 cents for a vote for Mrs. Wiles, Mrs. Spivey, Coach Human, or Coach Drake.  The fundraiser ran from Sept. 27 to October 5.  Thank you PTO!

Title I Annual Parent Meetings Title 1 Meeting

Title I Annual Parent Meetings

Parental involvement can make a huge difference in student achievement and is a major focus of the Elbert County School District’s school improvement efforts.  The purpose of the meetings is to provide information to parents to help them learn about the goals and purposes of Title I; learn about the standards, curriculum and assessments; and provide suggestions and ask questions about Title I plans, programs and activities.  The Title I Director and principals will present information along with other activities that have been planned at each respective school.  Come see and hear the wonderful things that are happening in our schools and learn more about the Title I program.


Meeting dates and times are as follows:


Elbert County Primary School (ECPS)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – 6:00p.m.


***Elbert County Elementary School (ECES)***

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 – 6:00p.m.


Elbert County Middle School (ECMS)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 – 6:00p.m. (6th/7th)

Thursday, August 24, 2017 – 6:00p.m. (8th)

Monday, August 28, 2017 – 6:00p.m. (5th)

Elks Lodge Supplies the School Elks Lodge Provides Supplies From Grant

Thanks to the Elberton Elks Lodge for the School supplies given to our students and teachers.  Lodge memebers applied for and received a Promise Grant from the National Elks Lodge.  Members visited the school and provided snacks for the students as the school supplies were distributed.  Thank you for supporting our school!

ECES Teacher of the Year TOTY Jill Callaway

Congratulations to Jill Callaway for being selected by the faculty of Elbert County Elementary to be our Teacher of the Year.  We are very proud of you!

Elbert County Elementary School  |  1150 Athens Tech Road  |  Elberton, GA 30635
Phone:706.213.4600  |  Fax:706.283.1180