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Images from Thursday night as Elmore County High School held its graduation ceremony. Principal Wes Rogers announced the Class of 2019 received more than $2.5 million in scholarships and four graduates will go onto serve the U.S. in the military.

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Elmore County Schools superintendent Richard Dennis told the board of education at a special-called meeting Thursday the system has two possible properties to locate a middle school in Redland and the Elmore County Technical Center.

Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education announced 41 new classrooms will be funded through the Pre-K through 3rd Grade (P-3) Integrated Approach to Early Learning, including Wetumpka Elementary School which will receive $45,000.

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Former University of Alabama star running back Siran Stacy will be the keynote speaker at the 15th annual Joe Sewell Memorial Award Banquet May 7 at 6 p.m. at the Wetumpka Civic Center.

The Wetumpka Future Farmers of America Alumni Chapter is organizing an International Professional Rodeo Association-sanctioned event in Wetumpka on Friday and Saturday, alumni chapter president William Pierce said.

Elmore County Public Schools superintendent Richard Dennis confirmed Tuesday a teacher at Redland Elementary School has been placed on administrative leave after a third-grade student and parent alleged improper disciplinary action was taken against the student.

With the passing of spring break, the end of the school year is in sight. Spring assessments are in progress for our third- through eighth-graders, and high school seniors are anxiously looking forward to graduation day.

The Elmore County High School Alumni Committee recently held its 2019 ECHS Alumni Ball at The Eclectic Warehouse, using the proceeds to start a scholarship fund for seniors at ECHS.

When the next superintendent of the Elmore County Board of Education takes over in January 2021, he or she will receive an increased salary of $138,000 yearly, which is in line with other similar school systems across Alabama.

Although the 2020 elections are still two years away, the Elmore County Board of Education took time to look at potentially approving a raise for superintendent Richard Dennis during the Jan. 28 meeting.

Students, faculty and staff at Wetumpka Elementary School commemorated the opening of its new playground during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the morning of Dec. 18.

Two new members were sworn into the Elmore County Board of Education during a Nov. 28 meeting.

The Elmore County Board of Education discussed financial reports from the end of the fiscal year during a special Nov. 8 meeting.

The Elmore County Board of Education discussed federal and state allocations, as well as projected expenditures, for the 2018 and 2019 fiscal years during a budget hearing Thursday afternoon.

Elmore County Alternative School Principal Bill Bergeron gave a presentation on the Overage Middle School Program, also known as “ReBoot,” which will likely be implemented in the coming weeks, at the Monday board of education meeting.

The Elmore County Board of Education unanimously voted to make several purchases during a regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday.

The community service projects by two Elmore County Schools that were recently selected as Bicentennial Schools by Gov. Kay Ivey were announced at a board of education meeting Monday.

Two local schools were recently selected as official Alabama Bicentennial School by Gov. Kay Ivey, according to an Aug. 3 announcement. The Alabama Bicentennial Schools Initiative serves as a way for schools to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Alabama’s foundation, according to a press rel…

Elmore County Schools will be implementing new safety measures and continuing to maintain the measures that have already been in place for the 2018-19 school year, according to ECS Superintendent Richard Dennis.

The Elmore County Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 academic calendar with accommodations made for days lost due to severe weather and yearlong maintenance for school lawns, versus their current eight-month plan.

The Elmore County Board of Education met for the final hearing and approval of its 2018 annual budget and capital improvement plan, which was described by the superintendent as a five-year-plus wish list on projects at school facilities throughout the county.

The Elmore County Board of Education held its second hearing on its FY 2018 budget on Wednesday afternoon beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the board of education’s Central Office.

Wednesday marked the first full week school has been in session and Elmore County’s school superintendent says things have gone smoothly but for the usual hiccups of a new school year, like long traffic lines at elementary schools.