About Aaron Gaffney

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far has created 197 blog entries.

Building Projects Update

Ellsworth Community School is nearing the end of the design phase for building and facilities improvements related to the bond issue passed by district residents last fall.

Highlights of the phase one improvements include; addressing building accessibility by improving access to meet ADA requirements, repairing aged infrastructure including heating and electrical, increasing building security, and providing […]


Snack time as part of the second grade nutrition series. Cracker sandwich with the 5 main food groups! Thanks to MSU Extension for providing the lesson to the students.

NED Show

The elementary students were treated to a NED Show assembly this afternoon. NED stands for “never give up,” “encourage others,” and “do your best.” Thanks to the PTO for arranging the event.

CTE Awards

CTE Awards dinner honoring Agriscience and Graphics students. Thanks to the students and parents, and especially to instructors Mr. Zimmerle and Dr. Randall.

Elementary Students of the Week


Fifth graders are taking a break from testing to dissect owl pellets. They are also identifying bones they find inside. They started saying “Ewww!” and are now saying “Cool! Look at this! This is fun!”

Elementary Lancer Leap

It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce that Ellsworth Elementary will be participating in Lancer Leap this spring. Lancer Leap is Ellsworth Community School’s award winning middle/high school spring project term. Recipient of the 2012 MASA Winners Circle Award for innovative education programming, Lancer Leap allows teachers and students to engage […]

Lancer Leap Rollout

Lancer Leap Rollout at ECS Middle/High School

This afternoon students rotated through presentations from each teacher to hear about the classes being offered for Lancer Leap 2016.

This year’s courses include Orff We Go! Percussion Ensemble, Shakespeare, Viticulture, Digital Storytelling, The Science of Art, Food, & Music, Jazz Band, Roller-Coaster Science, It’s Not Rocket Science (Wait It […]

Building Trades

ECS Building Trades students attended a construction seminar today at NMC where they were able to participate in a number of hands-on activities. Thanks to teacher Mr. Certa for taking the students.

Spring Cleanup

Thanks to all the parents and staff who helped with the elementary cleanup this afternoon, especially Mrs. Ruis for organizing the afternoon. Most importantly thanks to all the students who worked so hard spreading mulch, cleaning flower beds, and raking leaves. You’re great kids!