Written by the ECS Journalism Team

Spelling Bee

The Spelling Bee was on the 27th of January at Shorewood Christian School. Our representatives did a great job!! Our students won two 1st places, three 2nd places, and one 4th place.

Shooting into Girls’ Basketball

ECS is excited to introduce the 2017 Girls’ Basketball season. This season is going to be filled with lots of fun and hard work. This season, the girls are looking forward to team fellowship and learning new basketball skills. They are planning on helping with the mini Eagles and having lots of fun!! Get ready for an awesome season, ECS!!

Valentine’s Day Poem Contest

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we are running a contest to see who can write the funniest, most creative, and most “valentine”-y poem.

The rules are simple, it must be an original poem, and one to three people may collaborate to write one poem. Teachers may enter too.

One prize will be awarded for each category winner.

To enter, all you need to do is go to Mrs. Luce’s classroom and turn in your original poem by February 13th. Make sure to include your name, grade, and poem category.

Good Luck!!

President’s Day

Why do we celebrate President’s Day?

We celebrate President’s Day in remembrance of the 1st president, George Washington and the 16th president Abraham Lincoln. It is celebrated on the third Monday of February. It was originally established in 1885 for celebrating George Washington, and it is still called Washington’s Birthday. George Washington is known as the “The Father of our Country.”

Fun Facts

  • It was common in the 1980s that whenever it was President’s Day, the merchants would sell off their old stock, which is why there are so many sales on President’s Day.
  • President’s Day was all about George Washington and not at all about Abraham Lincoln until 1971, when a bill was passed.
  • President Rutherford B. Hayes was the one who signed the bill creating President’s Day.