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

Saturday, April 25, 2009

2009 Spring Band Concert
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
7:00 p.m./ THS Gym
Admission: $3 (adults) $1 (10 and under)

Performances by: The ZEJH 7th grade band, the ZEJH 8th grade band, The THS Bands, the Ellis Emeralds, Dega Darlins Addition and the Dega Darlins.

Prior to the concert the band is sponsoring a BBQ plate dinner (BBQ from Miller's BBQ) Plates are $6 and can be purchased from any ZEJH or THS band member. (Plates are pre-sale ONLY, none will be sold at the door.) Sale ends April 29, 2009. Dinner begins at 5pm.

We hope you will come out and see the accomplishments of this years members. Both the high school and jr. high band attended state contest; the high school recieving superior ratings. The Winter Guards all faired well throughout the season with the Dega Darlins taking home the title of STATE CHAMPIONS and the Bronze medal at SCGC championships.

See you there!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Thank you Talladega City Schools Foundation!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009, during 5th period at Zora Ellis the sounds of drums filled the air. The Talladega High School Percussion section assisted as the The Talladega City School Education Foundation delivered grants to recipients. Entering through our door with a large check were Dr. Horton, Mr. Campbell, Dr. Buck, Mr. Bailey, Mrs. and Mrs. Rasco, the THS drumline and Mr. McDaniel. Each year the TCS foundation takes applications for Grants and they do their best to fill the needs of as many people as possible. We are very happy to be one of those wishes granted. Our grant was titled, A good foundation, where we asked for money to buy a much needed tuba. Several other teachers in the system were awarded grants as well. At our school, Mrs. Armstrong, gifted teacher, was also awarded the grant for which she applied.

We have been very fortunate this year securing funds for several needed percussion instruments earlier in the year from a grant with Jim Pruitt and are very thankful to the foundation for granting us the opportunity to add another needed instrument to our inventory. As more opportunities arise we hope to acquire even more needed instruments for our program, better meeting the needs of our students, our school and our community.

April in Talladega....Reminder

For those students that participated in the District and State band, don't forget that we have a performance on Tuesday, April 14, 2009, as a part of the April in Talladega Celebration.

Location: Harwell Auditorium
*We will meet in the bandroom at 5:45 PM

Dress: Band Uniform

Black pants (solid), black band shoes, black socks, white band shirt and bowtie

Music: Forward March and Dark Adventure.

See you Tuesday at School. Enjoy your long weekend and Happy Easter!

Congratulations Ladies

Congratulations to the 8th grade young ladies that made the Dega Darlins Addition at THS. Robbyn, Mya, Jatonica, Morgan, Terencea, and MaKayla.

We are very proud of you.
(You can go to their blog by visiting our links on this page)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Alabama Penman Creative Writing Contest

Talladega City Schools Winners

Short Story:

Will and La'Tosha



Writer's Idol

Pod Four hosted our first annual Writer's Idol in February. Participants competed against each other to win the top spot as ZEJH Writer's Idol 2009. The Final four competed in March. All participants did a wonderful job!

ZEJH Writer's Idol for 2009


Runners up:

Gabby, Drek, and Will

Marley and Me Writing Contest Participants:

Will, Drek, and Carter

National Winners will be announced in April. Good Luck!