• Academic Achievement + Dedicated Service = Soaring Eagles

     

    By Beth Kight, Principal

     

    Ebenezer Elementary students, better known as Ebenezer Eagles, soar in academic achievement, competitions, and the arts. The word “Ebenezer” is a Salzburger word that means “Stone of Help”. Ebenezer Elementary’s first principal, Angelyn Wendelken, understood that to be a “Stone of Help”, the faculty and staff needed to be dedicated to service, to that of both students and the community. Fourteen years later we are still asking the same question, “What is in the best interest of the students?”

     

    Annually, staff members review the school improvement plan, assessing strengths and weaknesses for continuous school improvement. In a snapshot view of the Ebenezer Elementary staff, you would see experienced, master teachers, and teacher leaders who help plan and shape the curriculum along with the direction of the school, in addition to competently nurturing and guiding each child’s education.  As a result, our students excel academically and in their extracurricular activities.

     

    Each year students, parents, and teachers participate in various school planned or PTSO planned activities. Kindergarten and first grade students participate in the Read Aloud Club, which is also sponsored by local businesses. Students read and log book titles to receive a free children’s book from the principal each month. 

     

    Staff members, and parents enjoy several choral performances by the 4th and 5th Grade Chorus under the direction of Angelia Jernigan. This year, Art Teacher, Carla Luke will expand students’ horizons in art by sponsoring the Ebenezer Elementary Art Club, open to 4th & 5th graders. Counselor, Cheryl Zettler, sponsors “Helping Hands”, an organization of older students who mentor and tutor younger students on a daily basis.

     

    “The wild hogs ate our lunch” is a remembrance from a former student of the Ebenezer Elementary One Room School that is located on site. It serves the school and community as a Living History project. Ebenezer Alive students frequently tour it and enjoy the remembrances of past students. The school’s last teacher, Mrs. Lorene Rountree, taught in it during the 1940’s.