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

Monday, February 28, 2011

Spring Pictures


Spring pictures will be made March 3rd

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Mr. Lipscomb's students are enjoying and testing their results of a two-week long Career Tech project. Students were required to design, construct and paint a racing car. Currently, the students are racing by class to see who has the fastest cars. The top three students with the fastest times from each class will race against each other to determine the final winners. Plans are for the top winner to be spotlighted in The Daily Home.  Great job, students! 

Monday, February 21, 2011

Black History Projects

Ms. Webb recently assigned a two-week long "Black History" project for her 7th and 8th grade classes. The students were given a rubric of the grading procedure so they would know exactly what was expected of them. Students were also required to give an oral presentation of the person they selected for their project. These nice projects are on display in the main hallway of the 1st floor for your viewing pleasure.  

Alivia J.                                                  Cam E.
Project: Roger Arliner Young                Project: George Washington Carver

                                                                Jakorbein P.
                                                                Project: Joycelyn Harrison
Dekasia W. 
Project: Dr. Daniel Williams  
Haisten S.                                                 Tazmon W.   
Project: Percy Lavon Julian                      Project: Madame C.J. Walker


Friday, February 18, 2011

2011-2012 Cheerleader Tryouts

Clinic: February 28-March 3

Tryouts: March 4


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cell Phone Policy

On the left side, you will notice a new page has been added to our blog titled, "Cell Phone Policy." If you click on the link, you will see page 9 of the Ellis student handbook. A handbook was given to every student at the beginning of the school year. We are asking that you review this handbook. Please pay particular attention to the highlighted information. We appreciate your cooperation.   

Faculty and Administration
 February 21st

Presidents' Day
See you there!

Monday, February 14, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS to the Ellis Emeralds!!!

Congratulations to the Ellis Emeralds Winter Guard of Zora Ellis Jr. High School for placing 1st in the Cadet Division at their first SCGC Competition held at Prattville High School. 

After weeks of hard work, they eagerly performed their show "Boogie Shoes" to a very welcoming audience and came out on top of the competition. 

Your next chance to see them in action is on February 26th at Hoover High School.  The Hoover Competition is the closest contest to this area, so we hope that you will consider coming out to support these wonderful young ladies!

Valentine Treat

Ellis's faculty and staff were surprised to find a Valentine surprise in the conference room upon arriving at school this morning. A special thank you to Mrs. Graves for helping to set up. We appreciate our thoughtful and supportive parents.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Builders Club Hosts Baby Shower for Mrs. Carroll

The Builders Club treated sponsor, Mrs. Carroll, to an after-school baby shower Friday afternoon. Pizza, cupcakes, dip, chips, and many gifts were provided. We wish her the best of luck.  

Kinect Winner

John T. (left) was the proud winner of the Xbox drawing held Friday afternoon as a fundraiser for the baseball team. After winning, John was heard to say, "I must be dreaming!" Shown presenting the prize is Sam T., baseball player for Ellis. Congratulations, John!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

JUNA Conference a Success

Quotes from JUNA Delegates 2011

"Although we didn’t receive an award, we were grateful to have the chance to make our teacher proud, and we knew that we had represented our school well."
Reagan B., 8th grader, Senegal

"JUNA brings out the leader in you."
Destiny L., 8th grader, Senegal

"Bonjour, I am a delegate from Senegal at the 20th annual JUNA event."
Alyssa C., 8th grader, Senegal

"It’s a learning experience, but also the most intriguing thing I’ve done at school."
Alexandra M., 8th grader, Fiji

"You get the chance to do what some of the world’s political groups do and feel like an adult."
Kyla K., 8th grader, Fiji

"Listening to Kyla speak in Fijian was very cool."
Sam T., 8th grader, Fiji

"Gifted students should participate in JUNA because it is a fun and an interesting way to learn new things, develop skills, and it opens many opportunities."
Jonathan G., 8th grader, Fiji

Monday, February 7, 2011

Congratulations, Mrs. Armstrong!

At our recent JUNA conference in Birmingham, Mrs. Armstrong, teacher for the gifted program, received the Outstanding Sponsor Award. She has served as the JUNA sponsor for our students since 1995. She was nominated by Sam Thomas, delegate of Fiji. She was recognized and awarded a gift bag at the closing ceremony of the General Assembly. We are proud of you, Mrs. Armstrong!

Valentine's Gifts

We need your help!  

Any Valentine's gifts sent to school will be held in the office until the end of the school day. We appreciate your cooperation.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Spend $2.00, Win an Xbox 360 Kinect

Our baseball team is selling $2.00 tickets
for a chance to win an Xbox360 Kinect. 
All baseball players, Coach Ward, and Coach Sewell have possible winning tickets. Buy your lucky ticket today! 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

School of the Month Fundraiser Total

Congratulations Zora Ellis students! Our school of the month fundraising efforts have ended, and our grand total is ...

If this amount is one of the five top amounts from the schools selected by First National Bank, we will be eligible to share a "bonus" to be given at the end of the year.  Keep your fingers crossed!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What Are Your Grades?

                          ATTENTION PARENTS AND STUDENTS!!!           

If you know your student number and your pin number, you can click the STI Home link on the left side of this page, and you can see your current class averages.  If you do not know your student number or pin number, contact Miss Hare, school secretary, or Mrs. Thomas for help.