Ellsworth Elementary Middle School

Morning Announcements, Grades 5-8 - Friday, October 20, 2017


Morning Announcements – Friday, October 20, 2017


  1. Thanks to all students who brought in a dollar to for today’s hat day. The money earned will be given to a charity that helps children in Puerto Rico.


  1. Thanks to Mrs. LaCasce and Mrs. Reid for holding the book fair over the past three days. It was great!
  2. Our October Activity Night is today. Grade 5 has theirs from 4-6PM with an entry fee of $3. Grades 6-8 has theirs from 6:30-9PM with an entry fee of $5. Students from out of town may attend the later event. Grade 8 parents are running this activity night to earn money for end of year events for grade 8 students.


  1. Parent-Teacher Conferences are on Monday, October 23 and Thursday, October 26 for grades 5, 6, and 7. Grade 8’s second night is Monday, October 23. Information about conferences comes from your child’s homeroom teacher.


  1. Halloween Costume Contest – Students are reminded that we will have a costume contest with cash prizes on October 27. Students are allowed to dress in costume for the day, but they can’t wear masks until the contest begins.


  1. Thank you, Ms. Dyer, for being an outstanding ed tech over the past few years and for coaching our cross-country team, track team, and indoor running club. We will miss you and wish you all the best as you head to your new home in Washington D.C.


  1. Today is Bus Driver Appreciation Day. Take an extra few seconds today to say “thanks” to your driver. Getting you to and from school safely is a big job and we really appreciate them getting you here. If you have a minute to make a card, there will be a reception for the drivers in the conference room at 12:30 today. You can drop it off in the office and we’ll get it to them, or you can give it to the driver as you board your bus this afternoon.


  1. Cross-Country Meet Report – Our cross-country teams concluded their seasons yesterday in a very big way. Both our boys and girls finished FIRST in the Coastal Division Championship Meet. Out of 133 girls, 5th grader Addison Atherton finished 5th and Caroline Mazgaj finished in the top 10. Amie Lupo placed 20th and Ashlee Novak placed 7th. Nice work 8th graders in your last meet as a Falcon.


For the boys, Logan McGowan placed 5th out of 154 runners. Alex DeWitt, Matt Cormier, and Griffin Merrill all placed in the top ten. Aaron Lynch and Andy Young came in the top 20.


The best news of the day was that EEMS took home the coveted Sportsmanship Award, which reflects well on all team members and coaches about the way you treat other people. It was a great way to end an amazing season, and Ms. Dyer thanks all the runners, teachers, and parents who helped out and made it such a success.


  1. Varsity Boys’ Soccer Game - The boys varsity team has looked really solid lately and that trend continued yesterday as it was another battle of the birds with the Hermon Hawks invading the Falcons territory. The first half saw the Hawks controlling much of the field. The Falcons managed a few runs of their own but couldn't put it past the keeper. The second half got started quickly as Miles Palmer took a pass from Peter Keblinsky and hit a sliding shot in past the goalie just inside the near post. David Baugh managed to get an insurance goal with 3 minutes remaining when Hunter Curtis hit a "sky kick" (according to Billy Garland) and David took on a handful of Hawks. By the final whistle, the Hawks were left featherless and slumped slowly out of town. Solid defense by Keegan Omlor, Owen Frank, Luke Perry, Tanner Seura, Cooper DeRaps, Lucas Fendl, and Liam Stephenson. Helping out with ball transition were Peter, Billy, Craig Burnett and Michael Palmer. The Falcons earned some positive words from the officials and the opposing coach. One official said that "these boys are playing a great game" and "this game is better than a lot of high school games I have refereed this fall". The opposing coach congratulated the boys on a "well played, disciplined game" and "that keeper has a huge boot which was tough to get much offense started". Awesome words to hear from others involved in the game. Great game boys!


  • Varsity Girls’ Soccer Game – Our varsity girls took on undefeated Hermon last night, and, despite our best efforts, Hermon shut out our girls. We had nothing to hang our heads about. The girls’ effort was “never say die,” but it just wasn’t enough last night.


  1. JV Boys’ Soccer Game – It was a hard fought game last night by the Falcons!!!! With the ball volleying back and forth between defenses thru the midfield it was very challenging for either team to score.


We came out on the other end of the battle with an indecisive 2-2 tie.

The Falcons goals came in the 2nd half when Judson had a killer cross from right front wing to a perfectly positioned Kai Barrett who one-touched into the goal!  And later, Sam also had an amazing pass to Koa who again was right where he should be and booted in the goal!


Nice work guys!