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Elizabethtown High School Takes Second Place at District Governor's Cup EHS Academic Team Members

On Saturday, January 26th, the academic teams of Elizabethtown High School, Central Hardin High School, John Hardin High School, and North Hardin High School competed at the District Governor's Cup competition held at Elizabethtown High School.   Students competed in 5 written assessments (mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, and arts and humanities), English composition, Future Problem Solving, and Quick Recall.   Elizabethtown had an impressive showing, placing 2nd overall behind Central Hardin High School.   The quick recall team and these individuals will move to regional competition being held at Nelson County High School on February 16th.


Hudson Harner - 3rd in Math and 3rd in Social Studies

Matthew Dyer - 1st in Language Arts and 2nd in Science

Reid Lunsford - 1st in Science

Daylon Payne - 2nd in Arts and Humanities

Sam McAnally - 4th in Math

Jazmine Moore - 5th in Math

Lindsea Eggen - 2nd in Composition

Ashton Bailey - 4th in Composition.


Pictured (L to R):  Coach Rex Hanson, Jenson Harner, Reid Lunsford, Hudson Harner, Matthew Dyer, Owen Cole, Clint Chambliss, Eli Wilson, Caleb Adams, Daylon Payne, Sam McAnally, Jazmine Moore, Coach Deanna Lively, Tanner Bateman, and Emerson Harner

Elizabethtown High School Takes Second Place at District Governor's Cup EHS Academic Team Members

On Saturday, January 26th, the academic teams of Elizabethtown High School, Central Hardin High School, John Hardin High School, and North Hardin High School competed at the District Governor's Cup competition held at Elizabethtown High School.   Students competed in 5 written assessments (mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, and arts and humanities), English composition, Future Problem Solving, and Quick Recall.   Elizabethtown had an impressive showing, placing 2nd overall behind Central Hardin High School.   The quick recall team and these individuals will move to regional competition being held at Nelson County High School on February 16th.


Hudson Harner - 3rd in Math and 3rd in Social Studies

Matthew Dyer - 1st in Language Arts and 2nd in Science

Reid Lunsford - 1st in Science

Daylon Payne - 2nd in Arts and Humanities

Sam McAnally - 4th in Math

Jazmine Moore - 5th in Math

Lindsea Eggen - 2nd in Composition

Ashton Bailey - 4th in Composition.


Pictured (L to R):  Coach Rex Hanson, Jenson Harner, Reid Lunsford, Hudson Harner, Matthew Dyer, Owen Cole, Clint Chambliss, Eli Wilson, Caleb Adams, Daylon Payne, Sam McAnally, Jazmine Moore, Coach Deanna Lively, Tanner Bateman, and Emerson Harner

Basketball Homecoming EHS Basketball Homecoming Court

It's homecoming season in the Bluegrass.  Here are the members of the EHS Basketball Homecoming Court. 

Back row-Preston Thomas, Garry Galloway, Jamon Bristol, Logan Savage, Calvin Griffin, Noah Peeler, Logan Savage, Garrett Inman

Front row-Mary Kate Godfrey, Leikyn Walker, Carlie Oliver, Katie Ball, Amiya Williams, Amirr Evans, Claire Godfrey, Sarah Been

Students of the Month-January Students of the Month

Congratulations to the EIS Students of the Month for January.

2019 WHAS11 & LG&E/KU ExCEL Winner, Mr. Travis Thompson Mr. Travis Thompson

Congratulations to EHS teacher, Mr. Travis Thompson, the EIS ExCEL winner sponsored by WHAS11 & LG&E/KU.  What a great ceremony held at EHS to honor an excellent teacher. The speakers told of the energic and entertaining ways Mr. Thompson engages his students and gets them to achieve at high levels.  He is a passionate educator keeping his students' needs and interests a high priority when teaching.


In case you missed the ceremony, here is a link to watch it online. https://youtu.be/rDymRr2-LjA 

Board Members Sworn In Board Members

Newly elected Kim Iman, returning members, Guy Wallace, and Paul Godfrey, were sworn into their terms as Elizabethtown Independent School Board members by State Representative Jim Duplessis.

ExCEL Winner Mr. Thompson

Congratulations to Mr. Travis Thompson, history teacher at Elizabethtown High School, as he was named the EIS ExCEL winner for 2018-2019.

New School Board Member Board Members

Kim Iman, new member, along with Guy Wallace and Paul Godfrey were sworn in by State Representative Jim Duplessis to the Elizabethtown Independent School Board.

Women in Science meet at ECTC Michelle Tucci

Michelle Tucci, a mechanical engineer with Lexmark Design Center and User Experience Design, speaks to EIS middle and high girls interested in the engineering, math, and science fields.

Lemelson-MIT representative visits EHS InvenTeam EHS InvenTeam

Mrs. Leigh Estabrooks speaks with the Elizabethtown InveTeam about their grant invention and helps prepares them for their MIT visit this summer.

8 Juniors at EHS take top honors at APES. APES participants

Congratulations to the 8 juniors that participated in the Hardin County American Private Enterprise Seminar (APES).   This seminar, sponsored by the Hardin County Extension Office, taught the students about the American economic system and the global economy and helped prepare participants for an active role in business through involvement with business leaders.  After each segment, students took 10 question Payday quizzes and a 50 question exam at the end of the seminar.   Kaitlyn Brandenburg placed 1st and named top female.   Bryan Herringshaw placed 2nd and named top male.   Jenson Harner was named as the first alternate.   Kaitlyn and Bryan now have the opportunity to participate in the state APES seminar held in June at the University of Kentucky.

Emily Ryan named as a state finalist, 2019 Coca-Cola Scholar

Emily Ryan has been named a Semifinalist for the 2019 class of the Coca‑Cola Scholars Program, moving to the next round of the selection process to become a Coca-Cola Scholar and receive a $20,000 college scholarship.  

1,896 high school seniors were selected as Semifinalists from a pool of 95,715 applications from across the country based on their academic excellence, leadership and service demonstrated in school and community activities. 
EHS earns Outstanding Delegation at KYA. KYA

EHS had a great showing at the Kentucky Youth Assembly this past weekend.  Many of our students earned individual honors as well as EHS.

Individual Awards:

Outstanding Delegate:  Ayesha Nasir

Outstanding Speaker:  Matthew Barnes

Outstanding Doorkeeper:  Garrett Inman

Elected Speaker of the Bluegrass House:  Haider Nasir.  This is the second highest elected position among freshman and sophomores.  Haider ran a fantastic campaign and gave articulate speeches. 

Elected Speaker of the Commonwealth House:  Aidan Aldridge.  This is the second highest elected position among juniors and seniors.  This is a tremendous honor considering Aidan was up against some solid completion.

Lily Addington and Natalie Schory were both Presiding Officers over this year’s KYA.  They gave great speeches, ran debate chambers, and they assisted the Y Staff in maintaining decorum over a group of 1500 students.   

Mac Meyer, Ayesha Nasir, and Jake Vaught were all Supporting Officers at this year’s KYA and their roles included chairing and clerking debate chambers. 


Delegation Awards:  We were also recognized for excellence on a school-wide level in addition to our individual accolades. 

Once again EHS was recognized as a Premier Delegation.  

And last but certainly not least EHS was recognized as the Outstanding Delegation for KYA.  This is the highest award a delegation can earn and only one delegation out of over 40 schools earned this award!! 

EHS JV Academic Teams Takes 2nd Place at JV Challenge Members of EHS JV Academic Team
ExCEL Teachers at EIS ExCEL Teachers

C. Alvey from TK Stone, L. Looten from Helmwood Heights, A. Truitt from Panther Academy, S. Billings from Morningside and T. Thompson from EHS are the ExCEL nominees for 2018-2019.  Congratulations to them all!

Announcement for KYA

The EHS KYA trip scheduled for today is still planned.  Students will need to meet at the Commons Area at EHS at 12:45 today and they will depart at 1:00 pm.

No School, November 15, 2018

No school today on November 15, 2018, due to downed trees and many without power. 

November Students of the Month Students of the Month of November

Zane from Panther Academy, Lily From TK Stone, Dalyla from Panther Place, Nash from Helmwood Heights, Patrick from Morningside, and Noah from EHS.  Great students and great role models for all.

Congratulations Sarah Been! Sarah Been

Sarah has been named as a 2018 Wendy's High School Heisman State Winner.  There was a pool of nearly 42,000 students with 967 state finalist of that 20 from KY. Now just she and one other KY student are state winners. Way to go Sarah and best of luck in the national competition.

Linda Williams retires after 29 years of service. Linda Williams

Congratulations to Linda Williams on retirement.  She has served the district as a bus driver for 29 years.  She will be missed by many.

EHS awarded $10,000 from Lemelson-MIT foundation Elizabethtown High School InvenTeam

Elizabethtown High School InvenTeam is one of 15 schools in the nation to be awarded this grant for a technological solution to a real-world problem.  They are inventing a confined space personal safety monitor.  This is a very exciting award and project for our 10 students on the team.


September Students of the Month Students of the Month-September

Students representing TK Stone, Morningside Elementary, Panther Academy, Panther Place, Helmwood Heights, and EHS are honored at the EIS Board meeting.

Sarah Been-KHSAA 2018-19 Female Student-Athlete of the Year for Cross Counrty Sarah Been

Congratulations to Sarah Been, EHS senior, on being named the Female Student-Athlete of the Year for Cross Country by KHSAA.

Natalie Schory, first EHS student to take and pass an Expert Level Microsoft Specialist exam. Natalie Schory

Congratulations to Natalie Schory!

Natalie is the first student in EHS history to sit for an Expert Level Microsoft Office Specialist exam. On October 12, 2018, Natalie successfully completed and earned her Expert Level Certification from Microsoft in Excel 2016. Last year, Natalie earned all five Microsoft Office Specialist Level 1 certifications while a student in Mrs. Deon’s Digital Literacy class.

EHS wins College Success Award Great Schools.org

College Success Award Winners from Great Schools come from nine states for schools that go beyond graduating students to helping them enroll in college and succeed once they get there.  Elizabethtown High School, the only local and surrounding county high school with this honor.

Congratulations to our October Students of the Month Students of the MonthGreat students from EIS

Great students from Elizabethtown Independent Schools.

L. Casey, A. Bratcher, X. Willoughby, K. Lopp, M. Headspeth, and A. Nasir

Ribbon Cutting for Kitchen Classroom, Taste of TK Lowe's Heroes along with students

The ribbon cutting for the Taste of TK Kitchen Classroom sponsored by Lowe's and completed by Lowe's Heroes was held today.  Teacher Mr. Alvey, Mrs. O'Brien, and Mrs. Morris along with the students prepared refreshments in their new kitchen for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Tradition of Excellence Alumni Tradition of Excellence Alumni

The Tradition of Excellence Alumni Award Banquet was held on September 22, 2018, with a phenomenal group of alumni.

Homecoming Week

A student dressed as The HulkStudents at EHS participated in football homecoming activities including dressing as superheroes.  Use this link to see more of the superheroes.  



Local Farmers help Helmwood Heights through AmericasFarmers#GrowRuralEducation grant. Check Presentation

A grant from Monsanto through a nomination process of our local farmers provided Helmwood Heights with $10,000 to purchase materials for their newly created STEM Lab. This is a hands-on science lab for all students to explore science and engineering concepts.  Thank you, J. Cruse, J. Langley, and B. & L. Thomas, our local farmers for the nomination, G. Wilson the Monsanto rep, J. Ballard, K. Bush and S. Ryan, J. Turner, L. Looten EIS reps and Mayor Edna Berger are pictured along with a few of Helmwood's leaders.

School Safety Comes First!


Very important message for our community.  We all want to protect our children, no matter where they go to school.

Youth Leader of the Year A. Nasir

Based on bios, essays, and interviews, the judging panel has selected A. Nasir as one of two Youth Leaders of the Year.

Great honor!

Possible 'LemelsonMIT' grant for EHS

Click on the link to watch the EHS student interview on WDRB about their $10,000 grant proposal.


National Champion comes back home to be honored. Nick Ratliff in Heartland Parade

Nick Ratliff, Bassmaster National Champion, returns to Elizabethtown in his new bass boat and truck just in time for the Heartland Parade. 

Thank you Pinkham Lincoln Automotive Kyle Pinkham, Principal Jennifer Burnham and Kyle Pinkham with check.

Thank you to those that came out and test drove or took a survey with Pinkham Lincoln Automotive at EHS.  The Drive to Give Campaign on July 26, 2018, earned the school $2,470.  

M.O.D. Squad Camp Opportunity for Students in Grades 6 - 12

Please click here to read about this opportunity to particpate in a community builidng outreach program available to students in Grades 6 - 12.  

Tux/Drape Retakes

Tux/Drape photo retakes for seniors will occur on September 14, 2018.

First Day Pep Rally Senior Class Wins Spirit Stick
School Pictures on August 21
American Legion, Women's Auxiliary, Unit 113 donates to EIS. American Legion Representative and Mr. Jon Ballard, Superintendent receiving the check on behalf of EIS students.

The Women's Auxilary of the American Legion donated $100 towards school supplies for students in need. Our community is very generous in helping us meet the needs of our school families.  "Just Be Kind" is very contagious. 

Opening Day for EIS Staff EEF members greeting EIS staff.

Thank you Elizabethtown Educational Foundation for welcoming staff back for the 2018-2019 school year.

Opening Day for EIS Staff Mr. Ballard addresses the EIS staff.

What a great opening day. Thanks to the inspiring words of our Superintendent, Mr. Jon Ballard.  Tricia Smith, of the "Just Be Kind" sign campaign, also shared a message of kindness with our district that will be carried into our schools daily.  This goes hand in hand with our recent training with Tara Brown on building relationships within our community.

Quarterback Club Auction
Student Drop Off and Parking guidelines for 2018-2019
ELizabethtown High School Streaming Graduation Link
2017 Gatorade Player of the Year for Kentucky (Boys Soccer)

Jansen Wilson, a member of the EHS Boys Soccer Team, has been named 2017 Gatorade Player of the Year in Kentucky for Boys Soccer.  What a tremendous honor and award.  Jansen not only excels on the soccer field, but also in the classroom.  Congratualtions from the EIS family and community.


ELizabethtown High School Streaming Graduation Link

Click her to stream the high school graduation live.



2018 Graduation is being streamed live. Graduation

Here is the link to view the 2018 EHS Graduation Live!


If viewing on a computer, you will need to use Internet Explorer.   The graduation will also stream on iPhones, iPads, and Android phones and devices.  The stream will go live at approximately 9:45 AM.

Students of the Month Students of the Month, May

What a beautiful group of young ladies. These students are hard-working, kind, and talented in many ways.  Congratulations to you all.

Baseball Player of the Week
Please click on this link to help us vote on Jackson Webb to become the KY High School Baseball Player of the week!!
Silver Status US News

US News has named Elizabethtown High School as a Silver category, Best High Schools for 2018.

Less than 30% of the schools earned the right to display a badge and to be called Best High Schools. U.S. News badges are widely recognized as symbols of excellence in education. Data on enrollment, student ethnicity, location, school type, and results of state assessments and Advanced Placement tests are reviewed in determination of Best High Schools.

The Project Graduation Committee needs your HELP!

We are collecting gift cards through May 18th to give out to our Seniors at Project Graduation.

EHS Senior Decision Day was very impressive!!

Here is the breakdown!

AP Facts

What is Advanced Placement and why is it important?

AP® tests are college-level exams on specific subjects and are administered in May upon the completion of an AP course taken at a student's high school. At many colleges and universities, a high enough score will earn the student college credit. In some instances, earning college credit can mean an overall lower college tuition bill. Learn more about why taking AP classes can be a smart choice. AP tests are only offered during a two-week period in May, so if you're going to take them, you need to plan ahead.

Senior Decision Day 2018 Senior Decision Day 2018

It's amazing what the class of 2018 is planning to do after graduation.  See our EHS photo gallery for pictures of today's event.

Military - 12 seniors - represents 7% of senior class, Workforce - 10 seniors - represents 6% of senior class,College - 152 seniors - represents 87% of senior class 

★ 36 different colleges represented from 14 different states 

★ 14 states represented: Kentucky, California, Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Missouri, Texas, Connecticut, Alabama, and Mississippi 

★ 2 countries represented: United States and Mexico 

EHS Prom 2018

Prom 2018 will take place on Saturday, April 28th

New Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Steve Smallwood

Congratulations Mr. Steve Smallwood, new  Assistant Superintendent of Student Services.  He will replace Mr. Nate Huggins starting July 1, 2018.  He'll finish the current year strong at EHS with a top notch graduating class of 2018.

Olivia Harner Archery Signing with Lindsey Wilson College! Olivia Harner has committed to the Archery program at Lindsey Wilson College.

Elizabethtown High School is pleased to announce the following student athlete that has committed to the Archery program at Lindsey Wilson College in the fall of 2018. This student was recognized during a EHS signing ceremony on Monday March 19, 2018 in the Charles Rawlings Memorial Gymnasium.

EHS Future Problem Solving Team finishes 5th in state, qualifies for International competition in WI. FPS Team, Laura H., Nathan J., Ameer H., Thomas H.

The Future Problem Solving Team at Elizabethtown High School finished 5th in the state this past weekend.  this top win qualifies the team for International FPS competition in LaCrosse Wisconsin.  This compeition includes teams from all over the United States and several foreign countries.

Students of the Month for March Students of the Month, March

Students of the Month from each of our schools.  Each student is an excellent representative of our district and their school.

K. Clark, TK. M. Durman,Panther Place, K. Goodman, HHES, A. Thorn, PA, Z. Gee, EHS, J.L. Humphries, MES

TK Stone Middle, Future Problem Solvers-6th in State E. Pike, L,Hanson, P.Flowers, N.Blair

"Every year these kids blow me away! Congratulations to the TK Stone FPS team who earned 6th place at STATE Governors Cup and a bid to INTERNATIONALS!!!  Best finish ever!". Vickie Shearer and Kerrie Bal, coaches.

TK students essay winners of Magnolia Bank "Preparing for Success" Winners

Five 6th grade TK Stone Middle School Students were winners of the Magnolia Bank “Preparing for Success” Scholarships.  To apply for the scholarship students had to write an essay describing a career they would like to have and how they planned to achieve that career. The winners were awarded a t-shirt, book bag, award certificate and a $100 certificate of deposit with Magnolia Bank.  They also, along with their parents, were treated to a pizza party at Mr. Gatti’s in Elizabethtown.

Pictured are J. Smallwood, C. Heuser, L. Huff, M. Curtis and A. Addington

Kentucky Teammates Win Fishing University’s “Make Me A Star High School Team Challenge”! Jordan Smallwood and Tyler Ohler Win Fishing University’s “Make Me A Star High School Team Challenge"

Jordan Smallwood and Tyler Ohler Win Fishing University’s “Make Me A Star High School Team Challenge"!

Click here to read more information about this!



Congratulations Kiara Jones! State winner for Poetry Out Loud Kiara Jones, State Winner Poetry Out Loud

Kiara Jones, senior at Etown High and winner of school wide Poetry Out Loud Contest, competed at the State level and placed 1st in State.

She's headed to Washington DC, April 23-25

Olivia Harner wins firts place in S3da(scholastic 3-d archery)! Olivia Harner- First place!

This past weekend we had a member of the archery team, Olivia Harner, compete in the S3da (scholastic 3-d archery) Kentucky State Tournament. She competed in the traditional recurve division and won first place. She plans to sign a archery scholarship with Lindsey Wilson.

TKS Archery Team takes 1st Place. TKS Archery Team

The middle school archery team won first place this weekend at the EHS archery tournament.

 They will be competing in the NASP state tournament on March 31 in Louisville. 

5 National Merit Scholarship Finalist Jake Breunig, Riley Eriksen, Ameer Haider, Thomas Hutto, and Nathan Johnson, the 5 Finalist from EHS

This is an outstanding accomplishment for these 5 individuals and having 5 out of one class of students is phenomenal.   

About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool
of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.


Update on KUNA, FBLA, Speech & Debate, and Archery!
West Point Flood Relief 2018

West Point Flood Relief 2018
EHS was able to provide West Point Families with:
15 gallons of Bleach
8 rakes
7 floor Squeegees
200 pairs of heavy duty latex gloves
300 55 gallon contractor trash bags
400 shop towels
Over 15 cases of bottled water
Over $400 in gift cards to Krogers, Lowes, and Home Depot.
Assistant Principal, Mr. Olive and his two sons delivered the supplies to
West Point Officials on Saturday.

Congratulations to the Lady Panthers! EHS Lady Panthers Big Celebration

Congratulations to the Lady Panthers for Winning the 5th Region Championship on Saturday Night!!
Elizabethtown 58 Bardstown 38

Elizabethtown Education Foundation donates a total of $97,000 to EIS schools through grant program. Prize Team

The Education Foundation's Prize Team left Central Office in a bus filled with balloons and giant checks for teachers across our distict.  Teachers applied for grants to help support the instructional needs of their classrooms to enhance the education of their students.  Today, at each school winners were announced and checks passed out.  Our students are truly blessed by a strong community and dedicated foundation members that believe in success for each student.

Elizabethtown Independent Schools awarded $30,750 K-3 Literacy Grant Greater Horizon Grant to fund Kids Read Now summer slide prevention program Kelli Bush, Assist. Superintendent Student Learning, receiving check from Steve Marcinak from Kids Read Now

Elizabethtown Independent Schools has been awarded a $30,750 three-year grant for summer 2018-20 through the Greater Horizon Fund of Kansas City to partially fund their K-3 summer reading slide prevention program sponsored by Kids Read Now.  The program, based on the work of early literacy researcher, teacher and author Dr. Richard Allington, provides student-selected books mailed home each week throughout the summer.  Included in the program are nine Lexile-leveled books, weekly parent contact, spring to fall test score analysis and three-year longitudinal data metrics provided to the district. (615) K-3 Elizabethtown Independent elementary school students will participate.

EHS collecting for the West Point Community Items needed:

EHS is helping out the Flood Victims of West Point.  Donations are being accepted at Elizabthtown High School.  

Day of Reflection at EHS

Click here to see more information about a Day of Reflection on March 14th, at EHS.

West Point Flood Victim Support West Point Flood Victim Support

Feel free to donate any items listed in the Image.

School Announcements
UK’s College of Education sponsors Teacher Recognition Program

Teachers Who Made a Difference Program Overview

Nominations are now open! Nominate a teacher by March 31 via our contact form. See Link below.
Why do we do this? Teachers are exceptional people! They stimulate our minds, encourage and challenge us, support us, and inspire us to become who we want to be! Honorees can be teachers, professors, principals or other educational professionals. They do not have to be graduates of the University of Kentucky or residents of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. There is no specific selection process for the program. We simply want to recognize educators who made a positive impact on the lives of their students. However, the number of honorees to be recognized is limited, so organizers ask that nominators limit recognition to one educator per year.

#Enough A National School Walkout

Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a
#NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10am across every time zone on March 14, 2018 to protest Congress’ inaction to do more
than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods. We need action. Students
and allies are organizing the national school walkout to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our
schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship.

West Point Flooding

Dear EHS Students and Parents,
The Ohio River is currently above the flood stage and is expected to crest at 67.4ft. on Monday. I also spoke with the Superintendent of West Point Schools and he said there is a strong possibility that West Point Schools will be closing due to the flood waters. When the Ohio River reaches 65ft, parts of 31W will be shut down and so will many roads in West Point.
This is a very challenging and stressful time for our West Point Families, so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
We ask that our West Point Parents please contact us if you have to move from your home or if your child can not attend school.
A Red Cross Shelter has been set up at the Colvin Community Center in Radcliff, KY for anyone impacted by the floodwaters in West Point.

EHS Regional Champs-Governor's Cup Competition EHS Academic Team-Regional Champs!

Elizabethtown High School competed in the Regional Governor’s Cup Competition at Nelson County High School on Saturday, February 17th, and took home the 5th Region Championship.  The 5th region consists of all the high schools in Hardin, LaRue, Nelson, Meade, Marion, Taylor, Bullitt and Washington Counties.  The region was very competitively matched and the top 4 schools were only points away from each other, but with Etown’s Quick Recall team coming in 3rd and Future Problem Solving team coming in 1st, they earned enough team points to come in 1st place.   

National Board Certified Teachers Mrs. Hindle and Ms. Davis

Mrs. Hindle and Ms. Davis, TKS teachers, are the newest National Board Certified Teachers employeed at EIS.  Congratulations on obtaining a very difficult certification.

February's Students of the Month Students of the Month-February

Students of the Month from EHS, TKS, HHES and MES.  Not pictured are students from PA and Panther Place.

Congratulations to our exlempary students.

EHS Academic Team wins the REGION CHAMPIONSHIP! EHS Academic Team with Coach, Rex Hanson.

Congratulations to the EHS ACADEMIC TEAM for winning the REGION CHAMPIONSHIP!!

Quinton Higgins, Carrollton Bus Crash Survivor is the Guest Speaker at EPAC for Speaker Series. Quinton Higgins

Saturday, February 24th at 6:00 p.m., Carrollton Bus Crash Survivor, Quinton Higgins will be the inaugural speaker for the Elizabethtown Performing Arts Center’s (EPAC)  new Speaker Series.  He is a familiar face around Hardin County, as a Hardin County Schools bus driver and a frequent speaker in school systems statewide.  However, this will be his first public speaking engagement in the community that supported him and fellow survivors thirty years ago. 

He has renovated a bus, similar to the one that crashed, with obituaries and news paper clippings about the crash, and takes it to his speaking engagements.  It serves as a memorial to those whose lives were lost and a reminder to all not only not to drink and drive, but also of all that changed in bus safety because of that fateful night.  The public will be able to tour the bus starting at 5:00 p.m. in front of TK Stone Middle School.  Quinton will show the documentary, “Impact: After the Crash” prior to speaking.

Cuba comes to Panther Academy Learning about Cuba through music and dance.

Panther Academy students were treated to song, dance, language and customs of Cuba.  Panther Academy students are studying world cultures and had Cuba delivered to them.

STEMtastic Designing and modeling

Middle school girls are getting a taste of design concept, modeling a prototype and promoting a new shoe.  Thanks to the STEMtastic and Heels together grant, real-life experience is coming straight to them.  Forty 7th and 8th grade girls applied to work on the project with 13 high school mentors.  Day 1 was desiging and develoing a model out of clay.

ACT Workshop!

Dear EHS Students and Parents,


Here is an opportunity to get the most up-to-date guidance on preparing for the ACT.  Do you know how to make the most of the weeks leading up to the March 20 test date?  

Speaker, OLIVER POPE will share his tips on how to score a 36 on every test section.

EHS Signing day! EHS Signing Day

Seated L to R:

Cody Watts, Kendric Williams, Austin Roberts, Derek Smith

Standing L to R:

Casey Roberts, Chidi Akukwe, Donovan Huskey, Jey Gregory

EHS High School Students urged to follow passions at Women in Science luncheon.

Click here to view the full article!

EHS student, Kiara Jones headed to state Poetry Reading Contest.

Congratulations to Kiara Jones for winning the EHS Poetry Rectiation Contest.  Kiara will compete at the State level this spring.Marissa Gilmore placed second.

TK Stone Middle School places 2nd in Region of 17 other schools.

These students will move on to State Governors Cup Competition in March

 Future Problem Solving: 1st. Emily Pike,  Nick Blair, Porter Flowers, Liz Hanson

Math: Anna Hindle 2nd, Jonah Shirts 3rd

Eng.Comp. Zaynab Movania 4th

A/H: Ava Addington 4th

100th Day of School!

Everyone will get a Free Ice Cream at Lunch as we celebrate our 100th day in school!!

All-District Band All-District Middle School Band

Congratulations to the following T.K. Stone Band members who have spent countless hours practicing before and after school to earn a chair in the 2017-2018 4th District Music Educators All-District Band.  These seven students will perform in a concert in Campbellsville at the end of this month with students from over 20 other middle schools.

Pictured L to R:  Jonah Shirts, Cole Varela, Luke Lehmuller, Nick Blair, Alex Nguyen, Melissa Moore, and Ruby Daugherty.

Check Presentation Check Presentation

On Tuesday, January 30th, Give270 board members, along with Joe Bennett from The Eric and Joe Show, presented the Elizabethtown Performing Arts Center with a check for $1,200 which will go towards operational costs and updating sound and lighting systems in the 63 year old facility.  The donation included proceeds from a one night only special “Eric and Joe Surprise Show” benefit held at the EPAC as part of the EPAC’s 20th Anniversary Celebration.

Pictured from left to right are: Joe Humphrey, Joe Bennett, Ken Rambo, Matt Wyatt, Carmen Caldera-Brzoska, Jon Ballard, and Justin Howard.

EHS Basketball Homecoming Theme Days!

WED, JAN 31 st is PJ DAY
MON 5 th is NEON DAY

EHS named District 17 Governor's Cup Champs! EHS Governor's Cup District Champions

The Quick Recall and Future Problem Solving teams placed 1st, EHS had a 1st and 2nd in Math, a 2nd, 3rd and 4th place in Science,  a  3rd and 4th place in Social Studies, 3rd in Language Arts and 1st, 2nd, and 4th in Composition.  They will compete in the Regional competition on February 17th at Nelson County High School.  Good Luck Panthers!

EIS PreRegistration date for 2018/2019

EIS will hold PreRegistration for the 2018/2019 school year on March 21, 2018.  Click here for additional information.

WDRB reports on EHS going one-to one.


Click on the link to view the article on Elizabethtown High School and their one-to-one chromebook program. Sponsored in part by Elizabethtown Education Foundation and Flex Films.

School will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15th, 2018 in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Dr. MLK Jr. Holiday - Monday, January 15, 2018
Snow Day - January 12, 2018 Snow Day - All Activities Cancelled at EHS
One to One Chromebook Launch IT Team, Mr. Smallwood, and EEF Commitee

EHS delivers Chromebooks to every student at EHS for daily use in every classroom.

EPAC 20th Anniversary

Please join us as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Elizabethtown Performing Arts Center on January 20, 2018!  Details here!

STAR Testing at EHS!

(January 16 - 19)
STAR TESTING for the Winter Testing Window will take place in 9 th and 10 th grade English and Math

Half Court Shot Contest!!

The EHS Athletic Booster Club will be selling chances to win a half-court shot and if you are the lucky winner, you will have a
chance to make a half-court shot to win $5,000.00! Tickets will be on sale at all our home games. This will take place on February 13th, 2018! All proceeds benefit the EHS Athletics Boosters!

EHS Christmas Program 2017 with Panther Academy

Here are a few Images from EHS's Christmas program along with Panther Academy. Click here to link to view them!


Students of the Month for December Students of the Month

Congratulations to our Students of the Month from the Elizabethtown Independent Schools

Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest Winner Qhovia Phillips, winner of 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest

Congratulations to Qhovia Phillips, an 8th grader at TK Stone Middle School, who was selected as the 1st place recipient of the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest.

Congratulations to T.K. Stone Middle School teacher, Mrs. Kerrie Bal on winning the ExCEL Award!!

Please read the full article here!

BEST in the BLUEGRASS ALL STAR Football Game!

EHS will be hosting the BEST in the BLUEGRASS ALL-STAR Football Game on Sunday, December 10th at 2pm. We are proud to say that we will have two players from EHS that will be participating in the game. Cost will be $10 to get into the game.

KY All-Stars vs. Louisville All-Stars
2 EHS Football Players will be
featured on the KY Team:
Senior-Jay Becherer - Running Back
Senior-Chidi Akukwe - Corner Back

Free Holiday Movie Night!

The EHS Student Council will be hosting a FREE HOLIDAY MOVIE NIGHT for all EHS Students at the State Theater on Monday, Dec. 4th with a showing of the movie "Santa Claus". The doors will open at 6pm with the movie starting at 6:30pm.  Concessions will be available for students to purchase.   


STLP Help Desk Presenters

STLP Panther Bank App Presenters

Two of the teams from EHS that presented at the STLP competition in Lousiville!

Perfect ACT!

  Nathan Johnson, senior at EHS, scores a perfect score on ACT.










   Nathan Johnson, senior at EHS, scores a perfect score on ACT.

Annual Concert

The TK and EHS Choir Programs will have their annual Holiday Concert this Thursday at the Performing Arts Center on Thursday starting at 6pm.  It is sure to get you in the spirit for the Holiday Season!!   

After School Homework Help

The After School Program/Homework Help Room is now meeting every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4pm. We will be providing transportation home to any student that may need a ride home on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 


Congratulations to the Panther Football Team for a very successful season. They accomplished a great deal this season and we are very proud of what they achieved. They played a great game this past Friday and we wish our Seniors the best as they get ready to graduate and hope our returners can come back next year and continue the "Tradition of Excellence" that our Football Program has established!


Track and Field Meeting

There will be a Parent Meeting on Wednesday at 6pm for anyone interested in participating in our Track and Field Program this spring.  Our new head coach is Jason Hayes, and Coach Hayes has been around Track and Field for many year and brings a wealth of knowledge with him that will be beneficial to our student-athletes. Coach Hayes is also a math teacher at EHS and we are excited to see him take on the reins of our Track and Field Program. 


Congratulations to the EHS Y Club!

Congratulations to the EHS Y Club for an excellent performance at KYA this year! The students represented themselves and our school very well this year!

Holiday Concert

The E-Town High School Fine Arts Department will be hosting a Holiday Concert this year on December 15th from 9am to 11am. As part of the Concert, EHS will be sponsoring a school-wide canned food & toy drive to help families in our community who are in need this holiday season.

See Attachment


  Congratulations to the Panther Football Team for their big win over Caldwell County by a score of 52-6, claiming their 3rd Region

Championship in a row!!! Go Panthers!

Come on out and support the EHS Panthers!! The Panthers will host Boyle County HS this Friday at EHS. Game time will be at 7:30 and the gates will open at 6:15pm.  

EHS Seniors honored at WKU Honor’s Luncheon for their Academic Excellence!

EHS Seniors honored at WKU Honor’s Luncheon for their Academic Excellence!

EHS Seniors honored at WKU honors luncheon

Congratulations to the EHS JV academic team!

Congratulations to the JV Academic Team who placed first in JV Challenge on Saturday. The quick recall team placed first, with a 4-0 record for the day.  

These students placed individually on written assessments:

Jazmine Moore, 1st in Math

Matthew Dyer, 2nd in Science and 3rd in Math

Ali Ahmed, 5th in Math

Tanner Bateman, 4th in Science

Daylon Payne, 1st in Social Studies and 6th in Arts & Humanities

Eli Wilson, 5th in Social Studies

Ashton Bailey, 3rd in Arts & Humanities, 5th in Language Arts

Lindsea Eggen, 3rd place in Composition

Natalie Schory, 4th in Composition

Congratulations to the EHS Panther Football team!

Congratulations to the Panther Football Team for their Big 2nd Round Play-Off Win over Paducah Tilghman by a score of 41-0.  The Panthers will travel to Caldwell County this Friday to take on the Tigers for a 3rd Round Play-off game and the Region Championship!

If you have the opportunity to go, we would love to see Panther Nation show up and support the football team on the road!   

NROTC Talk with Seniors

Gunnery Sergeant Brian Hutcheson of the United States Marine Corps met with the EHS seniors today! Please click here to view the powerpoint that was presented.


Congratulations to several of our EHS Panthers High School Sports Teams!

The EHS Cross-Country Teams made it to STATE LEVEL Competition this weekend as the Lady Panther XC Team finished 5th at STATE!!

 A big shout out goes to the EHS Cheerleaders for taking First Place in their division as we hosted the Regionals at EHS this past Saturday. They now will go on to represent EHS and the 5th Region in STATE COMPETITION on DECEMBER 9th at the KY Horse Park!!

Also, Congratulations to the Football Team as they beat Trigg County in the 1st Round of the Playoffs.  We will host Paducah Tilghman this Friday at 7:30 in a 2nd Round Game!

Go Panthers!!


EHS Trick or Treating with Panther Academy

Please see this article about Panther Academy visiting Elizabehtown High School for Halloween fun!

Red Ribbon Week Schedule

It is Red Ribbon Week at EHS!!

Monday Oct. 30th- Team up against Drugs! Wear your favorite team gear

Tuesday, Oct 31st- Scare away addiction!! Wear your favorite costume!! We will also be Trick or Treating with Panther Academy!!

Wednesday, Nov. 1st- Sock it to Drugs! Wear crazy socks to School!!

Thursday, Nov 2nd- Multiplicity Day(match as many people as possible)

Friday, Nov 3rd- Wear Red Day.



Congratulations to the Lady Panther Volleyball Team!

Congratulations to the Lady Panther Volleyball Team for their 5-set WIN over Bardstown. The first 4 sets were only decided by 2-3 points, but the 5th set, the Lady Panthers came out ready to play and went up on the lady tigers 9-1 and cruised to a 10-5 Victory and will play Marion County in the Region Semi-Final at 7:30 at Nelson County HS tonight! Come on out and show your support for our Lady Panther Volleyball team!

State ACT Rankings-Class of 2018

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 for the 13th highest ranking in KY on the state ACT!!!

Click this link to view all ranks after the state ACT!

EHS-13th on State ACT!


Student Council surpasses their Goal of $12,000 and raised over $13,000 to fight pediatric cancer with the DanceBlue Event on Friday, October20th!! Way to go, EHS Panther Nation!


DanceBlue Event at EHS

Red Ribbon Week

We will be hosting RED RIBBON WEEK next week at EHS and we have several activities planned to encourage students to make positive and healthy choices!! 

Class of 2018 sets new school record on the STATE ACT!

EHS Seniors earned the 13th highest ACT score on the STATE ACT!   Way to go Panthers!

Congratulations to State-Runner up and Miss Golf KY, Sarah Hinton!

Sarah Hinton, A student at EHS, was named Miss Golf and was also State-Runner up! Congratulations, Sarah Hinton!

2017 KHSAA State Runner Up and 2017 Miss Golf, Sarah Hinton

Elizabehtown High School honors nine alumni.

Click here to view this article from the News Enterprise about nine alumni honored Saturday night.

17th District Girls Soccer Championship Central Hardin vs Elizabethtown on October 12, 2017

Please click here to view the 17th District Girls Soccer Championship Central Hardin vs Elizabethtown on October 12, 2017!!


Spirit Week!
New Homecoming Parade Route!
College Application Week!
Japanese students visit E'town School District!
Elizabehtown High School to provide Chromebooks to all students!
EHS School Pictures
Elizabehtown High School Carnival EHS Carnival

Welcome to the Carnival!

Elizabethtown High School PTO

Please view this article to read about joining the EHS PTO!

Please join us tonight for an EHS Welcome Back Luau Dance! Luau Flower
New Student Orientation will take place on Monday, July 31st! New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is a great way for new students to learn all about EHS as they prepare for the upcoming school year.   We will have sessions on a variety of aspects about EHS and we will be providing lunch to all our new students that attend.   Please call Mrs. Melissa Butler if you have any questions about this event. 

EHS is teaming up with Pinkham Lincoln Automotive to Host "Driven to Give Event" at EHS on Registration Day! Pinkham Lincoln Automotive
Welcome Back to School Informational Letter for the 2017-2018 School Year Welcome Back to School!

Please check out School Calendar and Newsletter for a copy of the Welcome Back to School Informational Letter and Important Dates for the 2017-2018 School Year!  

The "Class of 2018" sets new ACT Record at EHS! ACT LOGO

The "Class of 2018" broke several school records on the STATE ACT they took in March and surpassed the 22 mark for the first time in school history.  

EHS Senior, Sarah Hinton wins the Kentucky Junior Amateur Championship Sarah Hinton Wins State Junior Am Championship!

EHS Senior, Sarah Hinton wins the Kentucky Junior Amateur Championship!

Click on link below to read more about Sarah's accomplishment. 



EHS Senior Portraits:  Sponsored by Lifetouch: June 29 & 30



The Elizabethtown High School Band Presents:


FIREWORKS FOR SALE!  June 26th  -  July 4th

2017/2018 School Open House Dates and Times
2017 EHS Graduation Live Stream
Senior Honor's Night and Graduation Information
EHS Prom Pictures
Save the Date...

...for the 2nd Annual Back 2 School Panther Party!  Details here.

Congratulations to Jake Breunig who has achieved a perfect score of 36 on the ACT exam!
EHS Receives Silver Medal in U.S. News and Reports Elizabethtown High School awarded U.S. News Silver Medal.
Hardin County Youth Leadership
Washington DC Youth Tour, sponsored by Nolin RECC. Grayson Stinger and Noah Freyberger at Frankfort.
Prom 2017
Military Signing Day Image of Military Signing Day with the Seniors of EHS

Today is Military Signing Day here a Elizabethtown High School! It will be held in the Charlie Rawlings Memorial Gymnasium from 10:40 am to 11:30 am.

Click her for Military Signing Day video

Selection of Elizabethtown High School Principal Please read.

The Elizabethtown High School Site Based Decision Making Council and Mr. Jon Ballard, Superintendent, are asking for your input in selecting the new Principal.  Please click on the link below to answer 3 questions about the criteria you feel is most important when looking for a new Principal.  Your input as a community member, staff member, student or parent  is a valued part of the selection process.  

Thank you for your assistance in this important task of selecting a new Principal at Elizabethtown High School.


Survey ends May 1, 2018


EOC Testing Schedule for this week!

Below is the EOC schedule for April 2018! Good Luck to all who wiill be taking the exams!

EHS Senior Decision Day

Dear Students and Families, On Friday, May 4th from 10:40 am to 11:30 am, we will be conducting a Senior Decision Day Event ​at Elizabethtown High School.

STAR Testing at EHS!

The 3rd and Final Round of STAR TESTING will take place this week at EHS in our 9​th​ and 10​th​ grade English and Math Classes.

Community Opportunities

Attached here are several Community Opporutnities for students!

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Service Project Imagination Library for EHS

The Elizabethtown High School Class Officers are working on a Service Project to bring the love of reading to our smallest Panthers as they team up with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Project. 

EIS Tradition of Excellence Alumni Award Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Tradition of Excellence Alumni Award.  

EHS FastPitch SoftBall Camp 2018!

Please see the attached for information on EIS Softball Summer Camp !

Bluegrass Challenge Academy

Dear KY Parents,

The Kentucky National Guard Bluegrass Challenge Academy (BCA) is located at Fort Knox, KY is an alternative education program
which offers adolescents an opportunity to change their future. Students who are failing to progress in traditional schools looking for a
way to succeed outside of a traditional school setting learn self-discipline, leadership, and responsibility while working to obtain high
school credits in hopes of returning to their home school.

The Bluegrass Challenge Academy is led by professionals who emphasize discipline and education, this unique two part program
teaches core academics and life skills, and encourages young people from all walks of life to become productive and accomplished in
their chosen field.

In total, BCA is a 17 month program which consists of two phases. During the 5 month Residential Phase, students on live on site at
BCA located at Fort Knox, KY. During this phase, students attend school, receive individual counseling and are supervised 24 hours
per day. While attending BCA, students are enrolled in Eminence Independent School District A-5 School at the Bluegrass Challenge
Academy Campus.

After graduation from BCA, students return to their home school and enter into a 12 month Post Residential Phase. During this phase,
which is designed to help students continue in a positive direction, graduates are assisted by Case Managers and Community Members
to continue their education, enroll in college, begin job training, and find employment.

EHS top finishers in General Knowledge at the State level. General Knowledge Winners

EHS Academic Team members took the General Knowledge test at the state level and finished above the top ten. – Nathan J. – 3rd; Jake B.– 4th; Ameer H. – 8th in the state.  Not too much surprise as these are the same three students with perfect ACT scores.

Students of the Month-April EIS Students of the Month-April

EIS Students of the Month for April: N.Whitmer, HHES, C. Peyton, Panther Place, A. Grant, PA, B. Lewis, TKS, L. Moore, EHS, C. Peeler, MES

EHS WinterGuard wins at Championships! EHS Winterguard wins Championships~!

Congratulations to the EHS WinterGuard on an Undefeated 2018 Season & A GOLD MEDAL WIN At Championships!


Shark Tank Winners Ethan Jones & Claire Godfrey

EHS held its own version of Shark Tank at the EPAC.  Ethan Jones and Claire Godfrey were this year's winners with Heat 350. Students in Mrs. Pennington's business class create and present ideas to a panel of judges.  Thank you to this year's judges: Barbara Byrd, Junior Achievement, Matt Tyler, Raymond James/United Bank & Trust, and Teri Bennett, Hardin Co. Sheriff's office.  


New Principal at Panther Academy Mrs. Kuhn

Mrs. Carla Kuhn was named the new Principal at Panther Academy to replace the retiring principal, Kelly Graham.  The SBDM council and Mr. Ballard annouced Mrs. Kuhn after a long, detailed selection process.  She's been with EIS since 2005 as a teacher at Helmwood Heights and transferred to Panther Academy when it opened six years ago.

2016/2017 School Report Card for EHS!

Click here to view the 2016/2017 EHS School Report Card presenting detailed information on demographics, test performance, accountabiity, teacher qualifications, student safety, parent involvement, and more. 

Personal Finance Video featuring Alex Todd's Personal Finance Classes!

This is a video highlighting Alex Todd’s Personal Finance Class and how Ramsey’s Solutions bring this important concept to our students and how students have perceived the content. It definitely is a powerful video about the importance of Personal Finance in High School and they are going to be sharing more videos with us that highlights more of our students.  Please watch the video here!

New Elizabethtown High School Traffic Flow Plan for 2017/2018

Please click HERE for an aerial view of the traffic flow plan for EHS for 2017/2018. 

2017/2018 Amended Calendar (board approved 04/16/2018)