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Brian Agler Hosting Alumni Open Gym and Youth BKB Clinic

Elgin High School Alumni and current coach of the WNBA Dallas Wings will be hosting a youth basketball camp and alumni open gym on Sunday, March 3rd at Elgin.  The alumni open gym is open to both men and women and will be from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM followed by the youth camp from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM.

Elgin Hosting Volunteers Dinner

On Thursday, 3/7 the Elgin Local School District will be holding a "Volunteers Dinner" to recognize the numerous volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to assisting with our school programs.  Please contact Jason Hix at hix_j@elginschools.org to reserve your place.

4th Annual Elgin Reverse Raffle - Sat. March 30th

The Elgin football and wrestling programs will be conducting their 4th annual Reverse Raffle on Saturday, 3/30/19 at 5:00 PM at Pine Acres Reindeer Farm.  Please contact any high school football player, wrestler, or coach for tickets.  Please see the attached flyer for more information. 

Yearbook Orders

Yearbook orders are now being taken.  $15 due March 20, 2019. Click here for order form and instructions on how to place order online.

Tip 411

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Launches Smartphone App to Improve School Safety
Free app allows students, faculty, & staff to access important

Washington, DC trip meeting

A parent meeting will be held on October 29th at 6 PM.

EMS Parent Teacher Conferences

Please click here to sign up for the Elgin Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences, November 5, 7 & 8. 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Washington, DC Trip Itinerary

Click here for a copy of the itinerary.

Click here for a copy of the guidelines.

Consumer Notice of Tap Water Result

Elgin K-12 School is a public water system (PWS) responsible for providing drinking water that meets state and federal standards.  A drinking water sample for lead was collected at this location and the result is:

EMS Picture Day

For information regarding fall pictures - Click here

Beginning of the Year Information for Elgin Middle School
2018 Elgin Middle School Fall Athletic Information
2018-2019 Middle School Supply List
Free Physicals Offered for 18/19 school year
Crazy Comet Fun Run

The 2018 Crazy Comet Fun Run will be held on May 11th.  Click here for a registration form and more details.

Spring Pictures are March 28th

Order forms are available in the office or you can purchase online at mylifetouch.com.

EHS Picture Day ID: WP077161Y0

EMS Picture Day ID: WP077162Y0

Elgin Student Involved in Serious Automobile Accident

Click here for more information. 

3rd Annual Reverse Raffle

The Elgin FB and Wrestling teams will be having their 3rd Annual Reverse Raffle at Dry Lane Construction on Saturday, 4/21.  For more information, please click here.

Time to order yearbooks

The Middle School Yearbooks are $15.00.  Orders are due by March 23rd.  Click here to download a form or get one in the office.

College Credit Plus Informational Night
Basketball Games - 1/16/13
All basketball games are taking place tonight as originally scheduled:
5:00 PM - MS Boys at Waynsefied Goshen (bus departs at 3:00)
5:00 PM - MS Girls vs. Waynesfield Doshen - Old High School Gym
6:00 PM - Varsity Girls vs. Crestline - Main Gym
6:00 PM - JV Boys vs. Temple Christian - Aux Gym
7:30 PM - Varsity Boys vs. Temple Christian - Main Gym
7:30 PM - JV Girls vs. Crestline - Aux Gym
EHS Basketball players and Pep Band Members - please park in the teachers parking lot and enter the main office doors.

All other spectators - please park on the north side of the building and enter the "Comets" doors.

Events Update Saturday, 1/13/18

The show choir trip to Beavercreek has been canceled

The JV GBKB game at Cardington has been canceled

The JV/V BBKB games at Utica have been canceled

Athletic Events - Saturday 1/13

The HS Swim meet at Colonel Crawford scheduled for Saturday, 1/13/18 has been canceled and will not be made up.

The MS boys and girls basketball games against Crestline scheduled for Saturday, 1/13/18 have been rescheduled to Thursday, 2/1/18 - Girls at home, Boys at Crestline


Athletic Update 1/12

Friday, 1/12

HS Bowling - Canceled (make-up TBD)

HS BBKB - Canceled (make-up 1/16)

HS Wrestling at Marion Co. Tournament is still taking place

Elgin Events Monday, 1/8/18

ALL extracurricular events (games, meets, and practices) scheduled for Monday, 1/8/18 have been canceled due to road and weather conditions.  

Health Clinic Reminders
  1. Each student must provide an excuse from the doctor with any orders that pertain to the school day.
  2. Medications to be given at school must have a doctor's order.
  3. Students must have correct documentation from a doctor to warrant the need/necessity for any apparatus (crutches/walking boots/wheelchairs) to be used at school


Parent's Night Out & Gift Wrapping

Elgin’s Show Choir Students will be holding a Parent's Night Out and Gift Wrapping on December 22, 2017. 

Important Upcoming Athletic Dates

Monday, 10/30 - 7:00 PM  Required meeting for all MS/HS winter athletes and parents - Cafetorium

Monday, 11/6 - 7:00 PM NWCC Banquet for first team fall athletes at Ridgemont H.S.

Thursday, 11/16 - 7:00 PM Fall Sports Awards Night - Cafetorium


How to sign up for EMS Parent Teacher Conferences
Elgin Middle School - Parent Teacher Conference Form

Parent Teacher Conferences are November 6, 7 & 9.  Please fill out the form below to sign up for a conference. 


Please click here to fill out the 2017 EMS Parent Teacher Conference Form

Picture Retakes

Picture Retakes will take place Friday, October 26th.  Retake forms are available in the MS/HS office or orders can be placed online at mylifetouch.com

The picture ID for Middle School: WP078010Y1

The picture ID for High School: WP078011Y1

MS VB Tournament Info

The Elgin Middle School volleyball team begins tournament play this Saturday morning at 11:00 AM at Riverside High School. 

Directions to Riverside can be found by clicking here.

Good Luck Ladies!!!!

Mattress Fundraiser Sale

Click here to view sale flyer.

No School Friday, October 6

There will be no school on Friday, October 6 due to staff Professional Development. 

Consumer Notice of Tap Water Result

Elgin K-12 School is a public water system (PWS) responsible for providing drinking water that meets state and federal standards.  A drinking water sample for lead was collected at this location and the result is:

Picture Day - September 22

Picture Day for Elgin Middle School will take place on Friday, September 22.  Picture forms will go home on Friday, September 8th.  

You may also order online at mylifetouch.com with the ID - WP077095Y0


MS Schedule & Chromebook Distribution Days

6th Grade - Tuesday, August 14th from 9-12 and 1-3.

7th & 8th Grade - Wednesday, August 15th from 9-12 and 1-3.

If these times are not convienent for you, students in grades 6, 7 or 8 may come in on Wednesday, August 15th from 5-7p.

Parents and students must have all SchoolMint forms completed prior to chromebook distribution days and the student must be present to receive their Chromebook.

EMS Back to School Information

Please click here for back to school information including:

  • Chromebook Distribution Days
  • Schedule Distribution
  • 7th Grade Shot Information
  • Supply List & Fees
Fall Sports Parents Meeting

Elgin Middle School and High School will be holding our mandatory fall sports meeting for fall athletes and their parents on Monday, July 31st at 8:00 PM in the Elgin Local Schools Cafetorium. 

Comet Camp 2017!

The Elgin H.S. Athletic Department is offering a unique summer camp opportunity for our elementary and middle school students.  Please click below for more information

Free Physicals for 17-18 School Year


Summer Lunch Program

June 5 - August 4 (Closed July 3 & 4)

New Bloomington     12 - 12:45  Park behind the old school

LaRue                       12 - 12:45  Old school modular 350 N High St.

Elgin                         12 - 12:45  Cafetorium

Green Camp             11 - 11:30  Shelter house beside Dairy Bar


The Elgin Cafetorium site will run until August 11th due to summer school.

Crazy Comet Fun Run scheduled for May 11th
Shrek the Musical! - Ticket Information

Elgin High School will be presenting Shrek The Musical! on Friday, 3/31, Saturday, 4/1, and Sunday, 4/2.  Please click "Read More" for details and ticket information.

MS/HS Spring Pictures - March 29th

Forms are available in the office.

Isaac, placed third in state art contest; artwork takes flight for Virginia to compete nationally pic
8th Grade NAEP Testing

Elgin Middle School will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2/28/17. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. It is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education.

Baseball and Softball Sign-ups for LaRue Youth Athletic Association

Sign-ups are February 23rd and 25th.  Click here for more information.

AIR Testing dates

ELA - Grades 6,7, & 8 - April 4 & 6

Math - Grades 6, 7, & 8 - May 2 & 4

Science - Grade 8 - May 9 & 10

Social Studies - Grade 6 - May 9 & 10

Middle School Club Softball Meeting

Meeting is February 8th at 8 PM in the old high school cafeteria.  Click here for more information.

Prospect Baseball & Softball for Youth Registration

Click here to view registration form.

Youth Wrestling

Elgin MS and HS wrestling coaches will hold practices for students currently enrolled in grades K - 6 Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 - 7 PM beginning Thursday, January 5th. 

Welcome to Winter! When should you keep your child home?
Elgin Wrestling Red/Grey Scrimmage

The Elgin Middle School and Elgin High School wrestling programs will be holding their annual Red/Grey scrimmage this Friday night at 6:00 PM in the main gym.  Admission is free and there will be a 50/50 drawing to benefit the wrestling program.

Whack the Winter Woes with Wellness
Middle School Spirit Wear Sale
Elgin Middle School - After School Tutoring

After School Tutoring is available for Elgin Middle School students on specific days.  Click here for more information.

No School - Friday, November 11

Elgin Local Schools will be closed Friday, November 11th due to Parent Teacher Conferences.

2 Hour Delay

Elgin Local Schools will be on a scheduled 2 Hour Delay, Thursday, November 10th due to Parent Teacher Conferences. 

6th Graders to JA BizTown

Elgin 6th Graders will be traveling to Columbus for JA BizTown on Friday, November 18th.  Click here for more details. 

EMS Box Tops for Education

We are excited to launch our Box Tops for Education campaign again this school year. Our goal this year, with your help, is to enhance our ELA book collection with funds generated.

Deadline - 11/1/16

EMS Picture Retake Day - October 28th

Picture Retakes will take place Friday, October 28th.  For more information, please click here.

8th Grade Students to visit OSUM/Tri-Rivers

On FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016 the 8th grade students and teachers will be attending a trip to Tri-Rivers Career Center, Marion Technical College and The Ohio State University, Marion.  Click here for more information.

2 Hour Delay

There will be a scheduled 2 Hour Delay this Friday, October 7th for Staff Professional Development.

Picture Day - September 23

Picture Day for EMS & EHS will take place Friday, September 23.  Click here for more details.

MS VB vs. Pleasant - 9/7/16 - SITE CHANGE

The Elgin vs. Pleasant 7th and 8th grade volleyball games scheduled to be played at Pleasant Middle School on Wednesday, 9/7/16 have been moved to Elgin Middle School.  The games originally scheduled to be played at Elgin Middle School against Pleasant on Monday, 10/3/16 will now be played at Pleasant Middle School.  

Elgin Middle School - Open House

Elgin Middle School will host an Open House on Wednesday, August 24th from 7-8pm in the Cafetorium.

For more information, please click here.

"Back-To-School" Immunization Clinic
Elgin Middle School - Back to School Information

Click here for important back to school information, including Comet Preview times for 6th, 7th and 8th graders to pick up their schedules, Chromebooks, and locker information. 

2016 - 2017 EMS Fees

Click here for the 2016 - 2017 fees for grades 6, 7, & 8. 

2016 - 2017 EMS Supply List

Click here for the 2016 - 2017 supply lists for grades 6, 7, & 8. 

Elgin Middle School Track Finishes the Year on a High Note

Coach Ferrell and Coach Fuchs would like to congratulate the following Elgin Track Team members for their success at the Ohio Middle School D-3 State Championship...

Free Summer Meals

Free Summer Meals start June 6, 2016.

Music Boosters Car Show Postponed to May 7th

Due to the forecast for Sunday, 5/1/16, the Elgin Music Boosters Car Show has been postponed until Saturday, 5/7/16.  Registration will be from 12:30-2:00 pm with the car show running from 1-5 pm.

Crazy Comet Fun Run

The Elgin Wellness Program is sponsoring a 1 Mile Color Fun Run on May 20th for interested K - 12th grade students.  Forms and $12 entry fee are due by May 6th.

EMS Lock In Permission Form

EMS will host a Lock-In this Saturday from 8p - 9a Sunday morning to raise funds for EMS uniforms.  This is for EMS students only.  Click here for the permission form.

EMS Snow Trails Permission Forms

Click here for the EMS Snow Trails permission form.  This is the Comet PRIDE trip for students with no discipline referrals and less than 6 days absences for the first semester.

Parent Tips - Preventing Teen Substance

Give the gift that keeps on giving - your positive influence and consistent messaging when it comes to preventing teen substance abuse.

"We're Moving" Club Returns for 2016

Are you a 6th-8th grader interested in joining our "We're Moving" club?

Comet Youth Wrestling

K-6 Comet Youth Wrestling practices will start 1/5/2016

Know! How To Reduce Holiday Stress

10 tips to easing holiday stress

Breaking News!!!

After years and years of searching, the elusive pot of gold has finally been found.

Wrestling Returns to Elgin!

The Elgin wrestling program will be hosting an inter squad dual wrestling match  Thursday, 12/3/15, at 6:00 PM in the main gymnasium.  Admission is FREE!  Come out and support wrestling!

Comet Pride 2015 Ornament Sale


ALICE / Lockdown Parent Information

Click here for parent information regarding ALICE & Lockdown protocols. 

4th-6th Grade Basketball Information

Sign-ups for youth basketball (4th-6th grade) will be Tuesday, 11/3, Wednesday, 11/4, and Thursday, 11/5, 6:00-7:30 PM in the old high school cafeteria.  Click "Read More" for registration form.





Elgin Middle School Parent Teacher Conference Form

Please click here to view a copy of the Elgin Middle School Parent Teacher Conference Form.

EMS Conferences:

  • November 9 - 4-8p
  • November 10 - 4-7p
  • November 12 - 7:30 - 9:30a


Weekly Annoucements

Weekly Messenger 10/26/15

Greetings Comet Families! Here are the EMS announcements for the week of 10/26/2015: 

  • Parent Teacher Conferences are November 9, 10 & 12.  Conference forms were sent home last week.  They are also available on our website.  You may either schedule a Team Conference with Core Curriclum teachers, or you may schedule individual teacher conferences.  Forms are due by November 4th. 
  • 7th Graders will take a trip to the Palace Theater on Friday, October 30th. There is no cost for this trip.
  • Our first Middle School dance will take place Friday, October 30th.  Cost of admission is $5 and students must have all of their work completed.  Concessions will be available for $1.
  • Fall pictures have been distributed to students.  If you are not happy with your students' pictures, the retake day will be Friday, October 30th. Forms are available in the office.
  • The end of the 1st Quarter is October 30th.  Please make sure you are checking PowerSchool grades for your student.
  • Just a reminder regarding grades 6-12 attendance policy. Students may only miss up to 5 days per quarter.  Absences beyond 5 days that are not super excused (Dr. Note/Court/Funeral) will result in failure of that quarter.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at 740-223-4300 if you have any questions.

Elgin Athletic Booster Club - October Meeting

Elgin Athletic Boosters October meeting is Monday, 10/12/15, 7:00 PM in the Digital Media Center.  Anyone with an interest in middle school and high school athletics is welcome and encouraged to attend.



Lead Notice

Lead and copper tap monitoring was performed during June to September 2015.

Homecoming Events at Elgin!

The Homecoming football game is 10/9/15 at 7:00 PM against Cardington.  Several other events are scheduled throughout the week leading up to the Friday's game and Saturday's dance.

LifeTouch School Portrait Payment Information

For information on how to pay for LifeTouch student pictures, please click here. 

7th Grade Text Reminders

Click here for more information on how to receive the 7th grade text reminders. 

Musical Parent Meeting - Rescheduled

A brief musical meeting for parents and students is Tuesday, 9/29/15, at 6:00 PM in the Elgin Cafetorium.  This meeting is mandatory for all cast, crew, youth chorus, and a parent/guardian. 

Mr. Gast, Superintendent, Welcome Back Message
Meal Application Online

Attention Parents:

You now can fill out your Meal Application online.

EMS Open House Info

The Elgin Middle School Open House will take place Tuesday, August 25th, at 6 pm.  Click here for more details. 

Text Messaging Communication

Elgin will be adding text-messaging capabilities to our school-wide communication system.  Text messages will be sent to cell phone numbers whose recipients have agreed to receive them.

Elgin Middle School Schedule and Chromebook Distribution Days

Student schedules and chromebooks will be distributed to students during Comet Preview Days. 6th Grade - August 18 from 10 - 12 pm.  7th & 8th Grade - August 19 from 10 - 12 pm.

7th Grade Tdap Clinic

Grant Middle School will host an upcoming Tdap clinic on Thursday, August 13th from 5 - 7 pm.  All incoming 7th grade students must have a Tdap vaccination. For questions, please call 740-387-6520.  

Schedules Available starting August 10, 2015

All high school and middle school schedules will be available online in PowerGrade starting August 10, 2015.   

2015 - 2016 EMS Fees

Please click here to see information regarding Fees for the 2015 - 2016 school year. 

2015 - 2016 EMS Supply Lists

Click here to see supply lists for grades 6, 7 & 8.  

Summer Meals for Kids & Teens

Summer Meals for teens and kids in the Elgin Community begin on June 15, 2015, and run until August 7, 2015.  Please see more for times and locations.

Boys Youth Basketball Camp

The Elgin High School Boys Basketball program is sponsoring a summer camp June 9th to 12th for students currently enrolled in grades 2 - 7.  Please click here for more information.

TCRC selling Carnations May 8th

Team Comet Robotics Club (TCRC) will sell carnations during lunch periods Friday, May 8th:  one for $3 or two for $5.  Proceeds will be used to purchase equipment for TCRC.

Try Outs for High School Cheerleading

High school cheerleading tryouts are May 19 - 21 for current grade 8 through 11 students.  Pick up a packet in the office.

Try Outs for High School Cheerleading

High school cheerleading tryouts are May 19 - 21 for students currently in grades 8 - 11.  Pick up your packet in the office today.

Music Boosters Car Show - POSTPONED

The Elgin Music Boosters Car Show, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 25th, has been postponed until Sunday, April 26th, due to the weather forecast for Saturday.

Tyler's Light Program coming to EMS & EHS

Elgin Middle School and High School students will be viewing the Tyler's Light program on Thursday, 4/16/15 at 10:00 AM.

Athletic Events for Saturday, 3/28 have been Postponed

All middle school and high school athletic events scheduled for Saturday, 3/28/15 have been postponed due to the forecasted temperatures.

Buy - Bye, Bye Birdie Tickets Now!

Tickets for Elgin High School's Production of "Bye, Bye, Birdie" are on sale now.

Color Me a Comet Fun Run

Plans are under way for the first "Color Me A Comet" Fun Walk/Run to be held in May.  If you are interested in helping with this event...

Wellness Meeting

The Elgin Wellness Committee meeting is Tuesday, March 17th, 3:45 pm in the Digital Media Center.  For more information, contact Kory Ute at ute_k@elginschools.org.

Livestock Quality Assurance being held at EHS

Livestock Quality Assurance will be taught at Elgin High School in the Ag. Room #82 on Monday, March 23 and Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

State Testing Dates Announced

Ohio school districts switch from the Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA) and Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) to a new set of exams.  Test dates for your student are...

College/Testing/Graduation Requirements Information

Early College/College Credit Plus, Testing, and New Graduation Requirement Night will be on February 25, 2015, from 6:00 - 7:45 pm.

MS BKB vs. RV - Postponed

The Middle School Boys and Girls Basketball games against River Valley scheduled for Monday, 1/26/15 have been postponed.  See the website for a complete listing of remaining games.

"We're Moving" Walking Club

The first meeting of the ""We're Moving" Walking club will take place on Monday, 1/26/15 after school.  Middle School students can check their emails or contact Mrs. Ute for more information.

Mobile Dentists Visiting Elgin

The mobile dentist has once again been rescheduled to visit Elgin.  The Mobile Dentist will be here this Friday, 1/23/15.  If you would like more information, or would like to sign your student up please call Mrs. Ute at 740-223-4301.

Athletic Events for Monday, 1/12/15 have been cancelled

All pracitces and games scheduled for Elgin Middle School and Elgin High School for today (Monday, 1/12/15) have been cancelled.

MS BKB vs. Ridgemont Postponed

The MS basketball games against Ridgemont have once again been postponed.  

Free Breakfast for ALL Students

Free Breakfast for ALL Students

MS BKB vs. NU - Schedule Changes

There have been some changes made to the Elgin vs. NU middle school basketball games scheduled for this winter.

EMS Picture Retakes

EMS will offer fall picture retakes on Monday, December 1.
Forms were sent home with students on Tuesday, but can also be accessed at www.mylifetouch.com

Picture ID: KR554005Y2

Holiday Choir Concert

Middle and High School Choirs will present a Holiday Concert on December 15th at 6:30 PM in the Cafetorium.

Holiday Band Concert

Grades 6 -12 band will present a Holiday Concert on December 9th at 7 PM.

Elgin Wellness Committee
The Elgin Wellness Committee will meet on Thursday, November 20th in the DMC at 3:45 pm.  All parents, staff, community members, BOE members, students, and any other interested persons are welcome to join.
Elgin Energizers Cabaret

The Elgin Energizers are presenting a variety show on Friday, November 14, 2014 and Saturday, November 15, 2014 in the Elgin Cafetorium at 7 pm.

Winter Sports Parent Meeting

Elgin Middle School and High School will be conducting their MANDATORY meeting for winter student athletes and their parents at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, 11/5/14.

Field Trip to Camp Mary Orton

All middle school students will be traveling to Camp Mary Orton in Columbus, Ohio.

Read more for a letter and permission form

Elgin to Participate in Annual Walking Event

The students and staff of the Elgin Local School District will be participating in the annual Walk/Bike to (or at) School Day on Wednesday, October 8th during the school day. 

The Middle Years - October Issue

Click Here to see this month's issue of "The Middle Years"

Tips include:

Rules that work

Research: Dig in

Seeing the glass half full

Know what's up

Online Access to Purchase Pictures




Due to some maintenance work being completed at the Elgin K-12 facility, and the potential for a disruption to our water supply, the Elgin vs. NU middle school volleyball game scheduled for Saturday, 9/13/14 at 10:00 AM has been moved to North Union Middle School.  The Elgin vs. NU middle school volleyball game scheduled for Monday, 10/6/14 will be played at Elgin Middle School at 5:00 PM.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Tech Night 2014

Tech Night 2014

Tech Night for high school and middle school students gave out valuable information.  See the following presentation for more information.

EMS & EHS Open House & Tech Night

EMS & EHS will host and Open House & Tech Night on Wednesday, August 27th at 6p in the Cafetorium.

2014-2015 Elgin Bus Routes and Times

Click here to see the bus routes and times for Elgin High / Middle School and Elgin Elementary.

Fall Sports Parents Meeting

There will be a mandatory meeting for all Elgin MS & HS student-athletes and their parents on Thursday, 7/31 at 7:00 PM in the Elgin Local Schools Cafetorium.  Rules, policies and procedures as well as the reduced activity fees will be discussed. 

Second Chance - Free Sports Physicals

Through Elgin Local Schools partnership with Ohio Health our extra-curricular participants have another opportunity to get their required physicals for the 14-15 school year for free.  On Monday, 7/28/14 from 6:00-8:00 PM Ohio Health is offering free physicals to students from their partnering schools at their Marion Campus.  Please click here for a detailed flyer with more information.

Free Physicals for Elgin Students

Who: Elgin District Athletes

What: Free Physicals

Where: River Valley High School 4280 Marion-Mt. Gilead Rd. Caledonia, OH 43314

When: Thursday, July 10th 2014

Elgin Students' time is 6:30p

EMS Scheduling Requests

Click here for scheduling requests for the 2014-2015 School Year. 

Ohio EPA Testing Complete

Elgin K-12

May 2014

Ohio EPA Testing Completed


Your community is hosting Camp Invention once again.  CAMP INVENTION will be held at the Elgin K - 12 building June 25 - 29, 2018, for Marion County students grades K - 8.

FREE Pancakes! - EMS "Books-N-Breakfast"
Middle School "Books N' Breakfast"

A FREE pancake breakfast will take place Saturday, May 17th from 8am-10am in the Cafetorium. The book fair will be open during the breakfast. 

The dates the book fair will be open are May19th-23rd from 7:30am-2:30pm in the Media Center.

We will have a basket raffle.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Tickets can be purchased at the breakfast or during the book fair.  Basket drawing will be during lunch on the 23rd.  Need not be present to win. 

Elgin Volleyball Youth Camp

The Elgin High School Volleyball team will be holding a youth camp June 5th, 6th and 9th from 9:00-11:00 A.M. in the main gym.  Registration forms have been sent home with all of our students entering grades 3-5 in the fall.  If you have any questions, you may contact Elgin VB coach Sherril Appelfeller at sherrilappelfeller@gmail.com or 740-383-3949.


Athletic Schedule Changes 4/14/14

The Middle School track meet at Fairbanks scheduled for Monday, 4/14/14 has been CANCELLED due to the weather at Fairbanks.  There will be NO middle school track practice today.  The varsity boys baseball game against Shekinah Christian will begin at 4:30 PM instead of 5:00 PM due to the weather forecast.


Blizzard Bag #3

Blizzard bag #3 will be due on April 17th. This is required by the state of Ohio as a contingency day under the new calamity day policy.

PARCC Field Test

All students in Grade 6 & 8, as well as Algebra II and Geometry students at the HS, will participate in the PARCC Field Test.  Click here for more information.

Elgin FFA Ranked as a Top 10 Chapter in the State

There are over 300 FFA chapters in Ohio and the Elgin FFA has been slated as an overall Top 10 chapter!

Elgin FCA 5K April 12th

Elgin Fellowship of Christian Athletes are hosting a 5K run "Leave the Devil in the Dust" on Saturday April 12th. The Registration time is 8am and start time is 9am at Marion Catholic High School parking lot.

All after school activities canceled - Wednesday, 3/12/14

All after school activities scheduled for today have been canceled.  

Middle School Track Practices Start 3/10/14

The Elgin Middle School track team will start practices on Monday, 3/10/14.  All track team candidates are asked to meet after school in the cafetorium.  Track team members need to have a current physical on file in the athletic office before starting practice.

Second 9 Weeks EMS Honor Roll

Click here for the EMS Honor Roll list.

Elgin MS Basketball Teams Advance

Elgin MS has three of our four basketball teams advancing to the second round of the COAL tournament.

Blizzard Bags

Please click here for information regarding "Blizzard Bags"

Elgin Gets a Special Visitor - short-eared owl

Grade Card Distribution Postponed

Due to cancellations and delays of school, grade cards for the 2nd nine weeks will be distributed to Elgin Middle School students on February 7.  

If you have any questions, please call Elgin Middle School at 740-223-4300. 

MS Basketball vs. RV Postponed

The Elgin Middle School Boys and Girls basketball games scheduled for Monday, 1/27/14 have been postponed until Thursday, 1/30/14.  The non-league games scheduled against Grant Black on Thursday, 1/30/14 have been cancelled and will not be made up.  

The boys will travel to RV this Thursday, and the girls will host RV.


Youth Basketball CANCELLED

The youth basketball games scheduled for Saturday, 1/25/14 at Elgin have been cancelled.  Please contact your coaches for make-up information.

MS Boys Basketball vs. Pleasant - CANCELLED

The Middle School boys basketball game scheduled for Saturday, 1/25/14 against Pleasant has been cancelled.


EHS & EMS Christmas Concert Cancelled

Due to the cancellation of school the Elgin High School and Middle School Christmas Concert will be cancelled.  It will not be rescheduled. 

Ohio EPA Testing completed

Elgin K-12

January 3, 2014

Ohio EPA Testing Completed


Practices Canceled

Due to the flood waters that are having very serious effects on many residents of our district, and the inability of many of our students to travel safely to school, high school boys and girls basketball practices and middle school cheerleading practices scheduled for Monday, 12/23/13 have been canceled.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all of our Elgin families who have been effected by the flood.

Elgin Christmas Concert has been postponed to January 6

Elgin Christmas Concert has been postponed to January 6th.

Miss Bowsher will send out more details. 

Elgin FCA Toy Drive

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will be hosting a toy drive.

EMS Honor Roll

Click here to see the list of students who earned a spot on the EMS Honor Roll!

Elgin Schools host Veteran’s Day Concert
Elgin Schools will be performing a Veteran’s Day Concert.
The elementary, middle school, and high school choirs will be performing a combined concert in honor of our veterans on Wednesday, Nov. 13 in the Cafetorium. Choir students in grades 5-8 will perform at 6:30 p.m., followed by a brief intermission, and concluding with the high school choirs performing at 7:30 p.m. 
These concerts will be a tribute to all those currently serving and those who have served. All veterans are encouraged to attend.
EMS Parent Teacher Conferences
Please click here for information on Parent Teacher Conferences.
6th Grade Camp Walk-a-thon information

Please click here for information regarding the 6th grade camp Walk-a-thon.

Elgin Middle School Open House

Click here for important information regarding the Elgin Middle School Open House.

No more lost or forgotten lunch money
Elgin Local Schools is introducing PayForIt — a secure online payment system for student meals. You can now pay online for lunches by credit card or electronic check for a small fee.
Middle School and High School bus routes

If you have a child riding the bus, please make sure to check out the bus route information. The route includes pick-up and drop-off times, name of the bus driver, and the bus number. 

MS/HS CC Practice Information

Cross country practice for all middle school and high school students interested in running cross country this year will begin on Monday, 8/5/13 from 6:00-7:30 P.M. at Elgin High School.  All students interested in running need to have a current physical.  If you have any questions, you may contact Coach Stanley at 740-396-4613

Middle School VB Practice Information

Mandatory practice for all middle school girls (7th & 8th) interested in playing volleyball this year begins on Thursday, 8/1/13 from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. in the old high school gymnasium. All candidates for the volleyball team must have a current physical on file in order to practice. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Clark at 740-262-9612.

Elgin Local Schools/Green Camp Annex Building Auction

The Elgin Local Schools/Green Camp Annex Building will be sold by auction on August 27, 2013 at 5 pm.

Elgin Middle School Fees

Click Here to view the Fee List for Elgin Middle School

EMS Staff List

Click here to view the Elgin Middle School Staff List!

EMS Supply List

Summer break is half way over and it's time to start thinking about school supply lists. The following list of supplies will be needed by the prospective classes for the 2013–2014 school year.

Volleyball Open Gym for middle school

Elgin Middle School Volleyball Open Gyms will be held on July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 and 25 from 10 a.m.–-12 p.m. at the high school.

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Clark at (740) 262-9612.


FREE PHYSICALS will be offered for Elgin students at River Valley High School on Thursday, July 11, 2013.

Elgin Middle School Earns Momentum Award Momentum Award

Elgin Middle School is the FIRST and ONLY Middle School in Marion County to earn the Ohio Department of Education's Momentum Award for All A's in student growth. 

Open Enrollment to Elgin Local Schools

The open enrollment application is to be completed onlline (elgin.schoolmint.net).  The window will open on 4/10/2019 for all Elgin students who do not live in the Elgin school district but would like to attend Elgin Local Schools next school year.

Click here for instructions to help complete the Open Enrollment Application online through SchoolMint (our online enrollment platform).

Free Physical Information - 2016-2017 school year

Elgin in partnership with OhioHealth, is offering eight (8) dates for student sports physicals for next school year.  This is free to students entering grades 7-12.

Free Sports Physicals Offered for Elgin Students

Ohio Health is offering free sports physicals for Elgin students on Monday, May 18th, at 6:00 pm, at the Marion Medical Campus at 1040 Delaware Avenue. 

Mobile Dentists Visiting Elgin

The Mobile Dentists will be visiting the Elgin Local School District on Tuesday, 1/6/15...

EMS School Fees

Please click here to view the 2014 - 2015 EMS school fees.

This document will include the updated participation fees.

Standardized Test Secrets

Confident. Prepared. Relaxed. Well rested.  These are the traits of successful test takers.  How can you ensure that your middle grader does his/her best on standardized tests?  Click here for ideas to help before, during and after tests.

Auction Dates scheduled for School Buildings

Auctions for items in the Elgin school buidlings have been scheduled.



SchoolKidz School Supplies 2016-2017 School Year

You can now order school supplies through  http://www.shopttkits.com

and use account # 42920 for direct ordering or make checks payable to Elgin Schools.

Box Tops
Percentage Of Middle, High School Students Bullied Drops To Lowest Level Recorded.

According to the Washington Post (5/15, Layton), about 20 percent of US middle schools and high schools reported that they had been bullied in 2013, the “lowest rate since the federal government began collecting data on bullying in 2005.”

Chili Cook-Off and Dinner

The Elgin Music Boosters are hosting a Chili Cook-Off and Dinner on January 17, 2015.

2014-2015 EMS Supply List

Click here to see the 2014 - 2015 EMS Supply List

Constructing Safe Relationships

On Friday mornings, Relationships Under Construction comes in to speak with EMS 6, 7 & 8th grade boys about "Constructing Safe Relationships".

The goals of the CSR program are to:

  • Define abuse and identify the warning signs of abuse
  • Raise awareness of potentially dangerous relationships

Click here for more information.

Old Yearbook Moving Sale
Beginning the week of May 6, 2013, and ending May 24, 2013, the Elgin High School Cometeer yearbook staff is having a back issues yearbook moving sale.


College Credit Plus Night at Elgin High School Monday, January 7th, 2019, 6:30 PM in the Community Room
2016 Elgin Youth Camp

Any athlete entering grades 3 - 8 may attend Elgin Youth Camp June 8, 9, and 10, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm, in the Powerhouse.  Learn the Comet way from Comet football players and wrestlers!  Click read more for registration.

6th Grade Poetry Night
8th Grade Breakfast

The 8th Grade Breakfast will take place Monday, June 1, in the Cafetorium at 8 am. Parents are welcome to attend.  To RSVP, call 740-223-4300 by May 27.

Team Comet Robotics Club Open House May 16th

Team Comet Robotics Club (TCRC) is hosting an open house/sign-up for the 2015-2016 season May 16th, 12 - 4, at the Elgin Administration Office (former Elgin High School).

6th Grade Math Newsletter
The Middle Years - September Issue

Click Here to see the back to school issue of "The Middle Years"

Tips include:

A+ Organizing

Social Life

Cyber "Health"

After School Tutoring Extended

After school tutoring for students in grades 6-9 has been extended until the end of April.  If you have any questions, please call the Middle School office at 740-223-4300. 

Community Meeting

There will be an informational community meeting on Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00P.M. in the high school auditorium. 

SchoolMint Online Re-Enrollment/Registration Information

In the 2018-2019 school year, all forms necessary for school will be completed online.

The Big Bang 5K Comet Fun Run and Walk

Support the Elgin cross country and wrestling programs by participating in the Big Bang 5K Comet Fun Run and Walk, July 4th, 9:30 am, at the Prospect American Legion.  Registration form is under read more.

Spring Pictures

Spring Pictures will take place March 30th.  Picture forms have been distributed to students.  For more information, please click here. 

High School Football Parent Meeting - 5/21

There is a mandatory meeting Thursday, 5/21/15 at 7:00 pm regarding high school football for next year.  Interested current grade 8 - 11 students and a parent are expected to attend. 

EMS After School Tutoring

Elgin Middle School will offer after school tutoring to any student in grade 6, 7, or 8. 

Activity Fees Lowered for 2014-15 School Year!

The Elgin Local Schools Board of Education voted to substantially reduce extracurricular acitivity fees at their regular meeting on June 24th.  For the 2014-15 school year, activity fees for the Elgin Local School District will be as follows:

Elgin High School Students - $50.00 per activity ($100.00 individual cap)($200.00 Family cap)

Elgin Middle School Students - $25.00 per activity ($50.00 individual cap)($200.00 Family cap)

For only Activity Fees, this reduced rate applies to all students, including those on free and reduced lunches.

Activity fees must be paid prior to the first contest or performance of each season.  Please make checks payable to "Elgin Local Schools", and submit to Elgin Activities Director Jason Hix.

OAA Testing for Elgin Middle School

OAA Testing for EMS students will be held May 1, 6 & 8. 

Big Bang 5K Fun Run and Walk

Sponsored by the Elgin High School Football Team
Thursday July 4th, 2013 @ 9:30am

2018-19 Parking Lot Changes for Middle School and High School Students
New Immunization Guidelines

New guidelines have been announced for immunizations for all Ohio school-aged children.

Mini Relay for Life - 5/29/15

The Elgin Mini Relay for life will be held May 29, 2015, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Elgin High School football stadium. 

Summer Lunches will start on June 9, 2014

Free Summer Lunches at Elgin Local Schools

  • Free to all kids 18 and younger
  • Lunches will be available Monday - Friday  closed July 4th
Flip Flop Around The World

Elgin High School along with many of Elgin Local's student leadership groups are collecting new or used flip flops. All of the collected flip flops will be donated to children of all ages all around the world that are without shoes.

Elgin Baseball Youth Camp
The Elgin Baseball Youth Camp will be held June 3-June 5 and is now accepting registrations. Our camp goal is to provide each player with instruction that will help strengthen fundamentals and success for his future experiences. We look forward to many exciting and successful seasons for the Comet Baseball program and hope to have many of our campers become part of the Comet Baseball Family. 
6th Grade Math Tutoring

Starting February 9, Ms. Poduch is having weekly tutoring sessions for 6th grade math. For more information, click here.

Middle School Fun Run - June 3rd

The Elgin Wellness Program is sponsoring a 1 mile Color Fun Run on June 3rd for all interested 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.  Click here for a registration form.

End of Year Testing Dates - PARCC & AIR

In late April and early May, students at EMS & EHS will take the End of Year assessments for PARCC & AIR.  Please click here for the dates of these tests.

Immunizations - Next Year's 7th Graders

Attention parents of all current 6th grade students:

Ohio law dictates that all 2014-15 incoming 7th graders must receive a Tdap vaccination before entering school in the fall.

Please make an appointment with your health care provider soon as these slots generally fill very quickly in the late summer.

Your child will be excluded from attending school if he/she does not have this mandatory immunization.

If you have any questions pleae feel free to call the Marion Public Health Department at 740-387-6520 or Mrs. Ute at 740-223-4300

Closing Ceremonies set for Elgin schools
As the end of the school year draws near and our new K-12 school gets closer to being finished, it’s time to remember our current buildings with closing ceremonies.
OhioMeansJobs connects school and students’ futures

OhioMeansJobs K-12 is an online tool that connects school with future work.

Immunization Information

Children entering Kindergarten or 7th grade are required to have all required immunizations up-to-date before attending school.

Parents Guide to the Leader In Me

Please click here for important information on the Leader In Me program.

"Go Bucks" Program

Please click here for important information about the "Go Bucks" program. 

7th Grade - Go Bucks Program
Click here to find out about the 7th grade Go Bucks program.
Ohio’s State Tests Information for Students and Families

Click here for more information regarding Ohio's State Tests


College Credit Plus Program to Begin in 2015 - 2016

The Ohio Department of Education announced the College Credit Plus program begins next school year, replacing the Post Secondary Enrollment Option program.


MS/ HS Student Handbook

The student handbook for the 2013-14 school year will pertain to all students in grades 6-12. 


Digital Grade Cards

Click here for more information regarding Elgin's new digital report card for students.

New Graduation Requirements Class of 2018 & Beyond

There are new graduation requirements for the Class of 2018 and beyond.

PARCC, Next Generation Online Assessments & Common Core

Read more for information on:
Common Core
Guide to the New PARCC Assessments
PARCC Practice Tests

Contact Information

Elgin Middle School
1200 Keener Rd. South  
Marion, OH 43302

Phone: 740.223.4300  
Fax: 740.223.4310