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Senior Center activities week of April 6

Mar 30th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Area seniors are invited to participate in any of the following programs held at the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center.  The Senior Center is located in the GEARS Community Center, Elizabethtown and is open Monday through Friday.  Call the center for more information about the activities or to make reservations at 367-7984.   The Elizabethtown Area Senior Center is a service of GEARS and the Lancaster County Office of Aging. Thursday, April 6: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10am Take Control of Diabetes, 11am Shuffleboard/Rings, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: beef burrito, rice, salad, apricots. Friday, April 7:[Read more...]



Elizabethtown Area High School team competes in Brain Busters Competition

Mar 29th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

 March 29, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School’s Brain Busters team recently competed against Cedar Cliff High School in the second round of the WGAL-Welspan Brain Busters competition. Tune in to WGAL on Sunday, April 23 at 12 p.m. to find out whether the team from Elizabethtown was victorious. Team members included seniors Aparna Paul (captain), Simon Munyan, Leah Stern, Conor Larison, and Madi Ebersole. Zach Mussmon and Tim Spiegel, social studies teachers at the high school, are the team’s faculty advisors. Brain Busters is a single elimination question and answer game pitting two teams of four players against each other.[Read more...]



EAHS student claims prize at National History Day competition

Mar 28th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

March 28, 2017- Students from the Elizabethtown School District recently took part in the National History Day (NHD) regional competition at Manheim Central High School. High school sophomore Ryan Minnich continued Elizabethtown’s string of awards and recognition at the competition by placing third in the Senior Individual Research Paper category. Also taking part in the program was eighth graders Daisy Dalessandri and Connor Vogelsong. The students were advised on their contest roles by High School social studies teacher, Gerald Huesken Jr. Established in 1974 on the campus of Case Western Reserve University, the National History Day program is for middle[Read more...]



EAHS Band to Perform Spring Concert

Mar 28th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

  March 28, 2017- The Elizabethtown Area High School band will perform its annual spring concert on Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. The program will be held in the high school auditorium and is open to the public free of charge. Performing on this evening of music will be the high school’s concert band, Ursa Major ensemble, and jazz band, as well as saxophone and brass quintets. The repertoire for the concert includes traditional and contemporary jazz band, concert band, and small ensemble arrangements. The band is directed by Stephen Barraclough and student conductor Scyla Crozier.



GEARS News March 27

Mar 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

2017 EGGSTRAVAGANZA GEARS will be holding its annual Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt on April 8th starting at 10am at the Elizabethtown Community Park at the Fun Fort.  The egg hunt is free for kids 12 and under.  There will other activates including inflatable moon bounce, balloon artist, activities, concession and more.  There will be an adult egg hunt for $5 with prizes! This annual spring event is a community favorite, with egg hunts held for at different times according to the age group. 10:15 am         ages 2 and under beside the fun fort 10:30 am         3-6 year old Egg Hunt central[Read more...]



Brandon Little makes Eagle Scout

Mar 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

  Brendon Cole Little, of Boy Scout Troop 66, was honored at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 1:00pm at the Grace United Methodist Church in Hummelstown.  Brendon is the son of Dawn and Ryan Little of Elizabethtown. Only two percent of Scouts attain this highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America. An Eagle Scout must have completed at least 21 merit badges and shown leadership by planning, developing and completing a community project.  Brendon earned a total of 36 merit badges and installed a side-walk, just shy of one-hundred feet, at his[Read more...]



Senior Center week of March 30

Mar 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Area seniors are invited to participate in any of the following programs held at the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center.  The Senior Center is located in the GEARS Community Center, Elizabethtown and is open Monday through Friday.  Call the center for more information about the activities or to make reservations at 367-7984.   The Elizabethtown Area Senior Center is a service of GEARS and the Lancaster County Office of Aging. Thursday, March 30: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10am Take Control of Diabetes, 11am Minute to Win It Challenges, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: cheeseburger, potatoes, coleslaw, fruit.[Read more...]



EAHS Students Perform at PMEA District Band Festival

Mar 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

March 23, 2017- Thee students from Elizabethtown Area High School performed at the prestigious 2017 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District Band 7 Festival. Eleventh grader Carissa Warren (French horn) and tenth graders Jared Wolf (alto saxophone) and Ryan Kruft (Euphonium) joined more than 100 other talented student musicians from central Pennsylvania at the all-star festival. Dr. F. David Romines, professor of music education and director of bands at Marywood University, was the guest conductor for the ensemble. The concert was held at East High School. Selection to the District 7 band is highly competitive involving talented student musicians from[Read more...]



EAHS students named finalists in prestigious MIT Inspire Contest

Mar 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

  March 20, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School senior Kathryn Shenk and sophomore Nathaniel McCloud were named finalists in the MIT INSPIRE program, a national high school research competition in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Shenk and McCloud will now vie for one of the top prizes in their respective categories in April where only the top 100 finalists are invited. The MIT INSPIRE competition draws high school students from across America to present their original research in one of thirteen disciplines. Categories include anthropology, comparative media studies; art and architecture; cultural studies; economics; history; linguistics; philosophy; political science;[Read more...]



GEARS News March 20

Mar 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

  SPRING/SUMMER COED SOFTBALL LEAGUE GEARS is accepting team registration for its Spring/Summer Coed Slow-Pitch Softball League. Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 10.  League play will be Tuesday, Thursday, Friday evenings, May 16-Mid August from 6:30-9:30 pm.  Each team will play a 10-game schedule with playoffs.  Team entry fee is $350/team.  Interested teams can go online at www.GetintoGEARS.org or call the GEARS office at 367-0355.   Tai Chi Classes Scheduled             Introduction to Tai Chi – For people new to Tai Chi or those who have not practiced in years.  A simple 10-step Taiji form introduces students to the basic[Read more...]