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T. A. Dugger at a glance

Our Mission

In cooperation with home and community, the T. A. Dugger faculty and staff will develop a well-rounded program of education that will meet the needs of adolescent students and develop skills necessary for personal fulfillment and success.

News & Announcements

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Three Bartleby seniors organize club fair for junior high students Three students put in hours of organization and coordination to make sure the next generation of high school students can make the most of their experience. Emily Richardson, Abigail Richardson, and ... Read More
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Media Immunization for 6th Grade Parents Reminder for parents/guardians of T A Dugger sixth grade students: Read More
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ESP Online Application Now Open for Summer 2018 Any student currently enrolled in one of the ECS Elementary Schools (East Side, West Side, Harold McCormick) or the Wandell Early Learning Center is eligible to attend the summer program. Read More
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Elizabethton teachers to receive content-specific support with new teacher leader network Beginning in May 2018, Elizabethton City Schools joins the statewide Teacher Leader Network in launching its Elizabethton Leads program. This will transition away from having system-wide instructional ... Read More
Susan Carter
Happy National Library Week to Librarian Susan Carter Happy National Library Week to Mrs. Susan Carter! She is an awesome librarian and works hard to make the library a warm and inviting escape for students from the turbulance of teenage life. Read More
July 2018
TAD Girl's Vball Open Gym Handout Open Gym for TAD Girl's VBall will start on July 9th from 5-7pm. YOU MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL SUBMITTED ONLINE BEFORE COMING TO OPEN GYM. **This article will be updated throughout the summer because ... Read More
Student Registration
2018-19 Student Registration Information & Dates Parents of current Elizabethton students, new students, and prospective tuition students should be aware of some important upcoming dates. This information is available at www.ecschools.net > ... Read More
Book Drive receives nearly 15,000 books for Betsy Book Bus There will be no shortage of books aboard the Betsy Book Bus this summer. Following a month-long book drive in Elizabethton schools, approximately 14,700 books were collected. The books range in ... Read More
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The Band J4, Jeremy Ray Taylor visit TAD students promoting kindness With a message of kindness and positivity, The Band J4 along with Jeremey Ray Taylor visited students at T. A. Dugger Junior High on Friday. Their performance and dialogue with students focused on the ... Read More
Eric Wampler disinfects computers
Elizabethton schools work to prevent flu with new electrostatic sprayer Following a year in which illness-related absenteeism led to school closure, Elizabethton City Schools is taking a new approach to cleaning and disinfecting facilities. ECS will be using an ... Read More
Chris Berry
Chris Berry to serve as T. A. Dugger Junior High Principal Effective Monday, Feb. 19, Chris Berry will serve as Principal of T. A. Dugger Jr. High School. Joe Diaz, formerly a teacher at Elizabethton High School, will serve as assistant to the principal ... Read More
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TNReady online testing demo now available Online TNReady testing is still relatively new across the state, and to help parents and students get familiar with the Nextera assessment platform, a public demo is now avialable (here). Read More
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Inclement weather related make-up days plan Due to a large number of inclement weather events thus far in the 2017-2018 school year, Elizabethton City Schools has used all but one of the built-in inclement weather days. As a result, we are ... Read More
Myra Newman
Elizabethton City Schools announces new Deputy Director of Schools Elizabethton City Schools administration is excited to announce Dr. Myra Newman will serve in a new position, effective immediately, as Deputy Director of ECS. Richard VanHuss will continue to serve ... Read More
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New state report card indicates exemplary education in Elizabethton schools The release of the new state report card shows Elizabethton students ranking highly in many areas and even exceeding statewide record-breaking ACT scores and graduation rates. This growth took place ... Read More
Betsy Book Bus to spread love of literature with community support This summer, children and teens in five Elizabethton communities will be able to select and keep books from a mobile library, the Betsy Book Bus. Elizabethton will join Johnson City, Greeneville City, ... Read More
Knights of Columbus present check to TAD SPED teacher
Elizabethton Knights of Columbus help students with disabilities gain independent living skills For more than 20 years, Elizabethton Knights of Columbus have supported local students with disabilities in Elizabethton City Schools. This year, the club made a donation of $1,299 following its MR ... Read More
Students in Book Club
Bartleby Weekly: Student book clubs form foundation for leadership, love of literacy While the state and other organizations focus heavily on early literacy skills, three students in Elizabethton High School’s Bartleby Program are working to turn those skills into passion for ... Read More