School begins at 8:00 --7th Grade; 8:05 --8th Grade

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Green School Project

Did you know that the plastic in each printer cartridge takes more than 1,000 years to decompose, or that 1.5 million cartridges go to landfills each month?

Our school is now participating in the Green School Project, a program that reduces this incredible waste and earns money for our school. We now collect empty printer, fax, and copier cartridges as well as cell phones for recycling. Please feel free to send students to school with these items to be deposited in the Green School Project collection box.

Also, your work place can help our school by recycling their old cartridges and cell phones. Green School Project will pick up cartridges and cell phones from your business and the dollars will go to our school. If this is of interest, please call 1-800-882-5032 or visit

Thank you in advance for helping our school and our environment through this program.

-ZEJH Builders Club

Monday, April 28, 2008

Band Concert!

The Annual Spring Band Concert will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at 7:00p.m. in the Talladega High School Gym. Admission is $3.00 (6 and under free). Prior to the concert the band will sponsor a Spaghetti Dinner in the THS cafeteria from 5:00-6:30p.m. Tickets may be purchased for $6.00 from any band student or winter guard member beginning Thursday, May 1, 2008. All proceeds will benefit the Talladega City Bands.
The concert will feature performances by:
The ZEJH 7th grade band
The ZEJH 8th grade band
The "Ellis Emeralds"
The Talladega High School Concert Band
The "Dega Darlins"
The THS Jazz Band
Please come and support our young people as they showcase their talents. We are very proud of each and every one of them. The hard work and dedication that they put forth daily should not go unnoticed. See you there!

Band Field Trip!

The 7th Grade Band students will travel to the BJCC on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, to attend a presentation by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. This is a great opportunity for our students to see professionals at work.

Students will meet in the bandroom at 7:45a.m. and return in the afternoon before school dismisses. All forms should be turned in with money, if not, do so ASAP! Don't forget lunch money!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Field Trip

Pod Four Field Trip to the McWane Center will be on May 6th. The cost is $25.00, this price includes the McWane Center, IMAX, and lunch. All money must be turned in to Mr. Ward by April 30th.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

School to Home Assignment - Mrs. Foy's Science Class

There are times when I like to see how much my students are actually learning in the classroom. One way to assess this is through daily conversation with their guardians/parents. Occasionally, I will post an assignment that requires collaboration of the student and a parent. This assignment deals with a simple machine, inclined plane. I would like the student and parent to research and report on guidelines for making buildings and facilities accessible to people with physical disabilities. Students could describe the required recommendations and determine the accessibility of their school or another building. The assignment must be written on a sheet of loose-leaf paper and contain no less than 5 sentences. This assignment is due
Thursday, May 1st.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Alabama State Champs & SCGC Silver Medalists!

CONGRATULATIONS! to the "Ellis Emeralds" for their recent success at SCGC championships held in Nashville, TN, at Vanderbilt University on April 4, 2008, where they competed against groups from Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky and Georgia. Anticipation, excitement and a considerable amount of nervousness filled the air as the "Ellis Emeralds" took the floor for competition for the last time for the 2008 Winter Guard season. The level of performance given by the young ladies did not go unnoticed among the parents, the crowd, other competing groups and the judges. Hard work, dedication and hours of practice presented a big payoff as awards were called on Saturday night in a gym full of young people eagerly representing their schools and band programs. The "Ellis Emeralds" were named as 2008 Alabama State Champions and also were awarded the Silver Medal in the Cadet Class.

What a great way to start a new adventure. The "Ellis Emeralds" have had a great first year and show a large amount of potential for future success. We look forward to seeing this group of young ladies excel and do even more in the years to come.

The "Ellis Emeralds" traveled with their sister group the "Dega Darlins". The "Dega Darlins" received 4th place after an outstanding performance as members of the Scholastic B Class. They came in 2nd among the groups representing Alabama; clearly, another great representation of the Talladega City Schools.

A special thank you to the Faculty and Staff of the Talladega City School System and Zora Ellis Jr. High for the support and encouragement that they have so eagerly offered. Also, a special Thank you to Brian McLemore and Rebekah Corn for all of their creative efforts and time and to Mr. McDaniel for all of his guidance and support.

The "Ellis Emeralds" will perform for the 6th graders at an in-school performance on Thursday, April 10, 2008 and at the Talladega City Schools Bands Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, both to be held in the THS gym.

Report Card # 5

Report cards will be sent home with students on Thursday April 10, 2008. This wil be the last report card that the students will bring home themselves. The final report card will be mailed home after school has ended. Make sure your student is doing their best to maintain that passing grade for the remainder of the year.