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

Friday, May 27, 2011

Baby Shower

The faculty and staff recently showered Mr. and Mrs. Ragland with precious baby gifts for their expected arrival, Baby Girl Madison. Every gift was opened  by Mrs. Ragland with excitement and enthusiasm. We wish them the best!  

Friday, May 20, 2011

Have a Great Summer

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Awards Banquet

Our cafeteria was the setting Tuesday night for the 2010-2011 Ellis Awards Banquet. Over 180 trophies were presented for outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments. Approximately 160 guests and 80 recipients enjoyed cake, punch, and chips prior to the presentations. We commend all students who received a trophy for their superior dedication! 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Promotion Ceremony

8th grade students who are exempt from final exams have received an invitation to a promotion ceremony May 23rd at 9:30 in Harwell Auditorium. A reception immediately follows the ceremony. Parents are invited. 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Second Semester Finals

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Students with a "C" or better average are exempt from semester tests. Attendance will not be held against exempt students starting May 24th.

Exam schedule:

Monday, May 23rd-- 6th period test

Tuesday, May 24th-- 2nd and 4th period tests      

Wednesday, May 25th-- 3rd and 5th period tests

Thursday May 26th-- 1st period test 

Friday, May 13, 2011

Cell Phones

Tornado Relief

When Erin B.'s mom found out through a Facebook friend that St. Clair county was in desperate need of help following the recent tornado,  she and Erin decided to travel to St. Clair county to help. It was then and there Erin decided she wanted her friends and the students at Ellis to help her help others. Through announcements and word of mouth, students began to bring in items to help those who were recently victimized by the tornadoes that recently crossed our state. Mr. Lipscomb agreed to help organize donated canned food items, while Erin and her friends organized the toiletry items. Pictured above are Erin B., Brittany H., Bri G., Ashleigh F., and the 69 toiletry bags they will take to the Red Cross. $145.34 was also collected that will be taken along with the canned goods. The kind-heartedness of all our students and teachers is to be commended.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Talladega City Schools Foundation Grant Recipients

Four teachers were pleasantly surprised Friday when representatives of the Talladega City School Foundation presented them with grants. A high-powered camera, Quiz Bowl software, and lab coats will be purchased using the grant money. We are thrilled these teachers took the time to complete the grant applications, and we are extremely thankful to the Talladega City Schools Foundation for their support!

   Mrs. Foy, Graham Hadley (Talladega City School Foundation representative), and  Mrs. Thomas

Ms. Webb and Mrs. Thomas

Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Armstrong, and Mrs. Ragland

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Student Teacher

Donterrio S. led a great math lesson in Mrs. Wood's class as he reviewed mean, median and mode with his fellow 7th grade math classmates. Mrs. Wood said, "I allow students to lead the review skills because sometimes students respond better to peer teaching."

Monday, May 2, 2011

Foy's Fun Friday

Mrs. Foy's classes enjoyed several Fun Friday activities last Friday. In one experiment, balls were bounced to determine the various substances they contained. In a second activity, artificial snow was created. Thirdly, fortune telling fish reacted with the moisture in the students' hands to "predict" future events. Finally, as pictured below, solar tubes were filled with cold air, tied, then the air was heated. This caused the tubes to float midair. Fun Fridays allow students an opportunity to participate in hands-on activities and enjoy a variation of their schedule by spending time in the lab or outside.     

Technology Fair

Students in Mrs. Williamson's, Mr. Miller's, and Mr. Ward's class will be participating in Talladega City Schools' Second Annual Technology Fair Thursday, May 4th at R.L. Young Elementary from 8:30 to 10:30. Our students will be showcasing ways technology has been incorporated in their curriculum this past school year. 89 students and 24 teachers from across our district plan to participate. Elementary students bused from all five schools, parents, and other interested visitors will view projects of students aged kindergarten to high school. Ellis students participating are: Ashleigh F. Taylor F., Sam T., Jonathan G., Brianna C., Nia Graham, Madison K., Deontarius H.,Maya T., Haley B., Alivia J., and Mo'Daisa E.,