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

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

September Employee Birthdays

Happy Birthday!

Mrs. Armstrong--12th
Mrs. Turner--13th
Ms. Webb--22nd
Mrs. Morris--24th
Mrs. Wood--24th

Monday, August 29, 2011

Volleyball Schedule

Coach Keith invites you to check out our 2011-2012 volleyball schedule! Click the page link on the left.

Labor Day Holiday

School will be closed
September 5th for Labor

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pep Rally !!!

Ellis cheerleaders will host the school's very 1st pep rally for the football season.

When: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Where: Mary Dumas Stadium

Time: 2:35 p.m.

Students may purchase spirit ribbons ($1.00), temporary tattoos ($1.00-1.50), and red and white shakers ($1.50) during school and fans may purchase at the game.
Support the Tigers! Go Big Red!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Who says,"Nothing is free."? 
 A Dress Day and a homework pass could be!! 

Students who sell 5 or more cases of Coke products during our Coke Sale will earn a FREE Dress Day. Students who bring in canned goods for our Red Door Kitchen project will earn a FREE homework pass. Now these are two easy ways to get something for free!

Open House

Join us September 1st, 6:00 p.m., at Harwell auditorium where we will meet initially for our 2011-2012 Open House. After a brief session, parents and students will be dismissed to Ellis.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Thanks, Talladega City Fire Department

A special "thank you" to Mark Edwards and Nich Cochran for replacing our flag rope. We appreciate your cooperation with helping to meet the needs of our school.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Be a Champion and Read Contest

Would you like to be eligible to win tickets to the Iron Bowl? Check with Mrs. Carroll to find out how. (Hint: It involves reading 8 reading-level appropritate books.)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Answering the Call

After reading an article titled, "Food Program Needs Your Help," in the August 17th edition of the The Daily Home, Mrs. Carroll's Builder's Club decided to jump into action. (To view the article in its entirety, click here.) They decided to begin a donation drive by asking Ellis students to bring canned food items to school. We are hoping that ALL students will participate! Donations will be collected during 1st period. As Helen Keller once stated, "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."     

Coca-Cola Sale

Our annual Coke sale will be August 22-September 2. A variety of coke products are available. Order forms will be sent home with students and extra forms may be picked up at the front office. This is our only school-wide fundraiser for the year, so please help! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Breakfast Program Begins

Our Breakfast Program will begin August 22nd at 7:15. Students should arrive no earlier. Please review the Ellis handbook regarding morning bus room rules.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Congratulations, Ms. Morris!

Ms. Morris, Special Education teacher, recently applied for and received a $179 grant from The Arc of North Talladega County. She plans to purchase reading and math materials to enhance the functional academic skills of the students enrolled in her class. The grant was titled, "The Arc Grants for Special Education." We are very proud of Ms. Morris, Ms. Truss, and their students for their hard work and positive attitudes.   

Terrific Tuesday

Make plans to attend our First Terrific Tuesday Parent Day, August 30th at 11:00. The topic is "Getting a Good Start to the School Year." Ms. Smith plans to discuss homework, STI, dress code, attendance, and our system-wide cell phone policy.

Monday, August 15, 2011

First Day 2011

We had a GREAT first day!

Certification Statements Due

The Certification Statement located at the back of your Ellis handbook is due August 19th. Please make sure your parents have signed it, and you return it to your homeroom teacher.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mrs. Carroll's New Blog

Need help in English? Mrs. Carroll has created a blog for English students! Just click If you look to the left-hand side, you will see that it has been added to our important links. Ellis teachers "go the extra mile" to make sure their students are well-informed. Great going, Mrs. Carroll!    

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Welcome 7th Graders!

We had a wonderful turnout at the 7th grade orientation Tuesday night! Students received their schedules, met teachers, and made new friends. PTO officers were available to receipt family membership fees ($5.00). Ms. Morgan had P.E. gym bags for sale for $10.00. Students will be able to purchase gym bags next week and parents are welcome to join PTO at any time. 

Monday, August 8, 2011

7th Grade Orientation

7th  grade orientation will be tomorrow night,
August 9th at 5:30 in the Ellis lunchroom!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Work Day 2011

Thanks to all who volunteered! Our hard work payed off!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Shining Floors

Thanks to Mr. A. Ragland, you can almost see your reflection in our waxed and polished floors.

Great job! 

Thanks to Thomas Pattern

Ellis appreciates your donation of time and help in the newly remodeled teacher workroom. Our  teachers will surely appreciate the ease in accessing their bulletin board paper!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mrs. Armstrong's Blog

Check out Mrs. Armstrong's blog!

Go to A link is provided on the left for easy access.

Board Meeting

A 2011-2012 Board meeting schedule page has been added to the left side. Click on the title to open and then click inside the page to enlarge.    

Football Schedule

The 2011-2012 football schedule has been added as a page on the left-hand side. To view, click on "2011-2012 Football Schedule" and once opened, click inside to enlarge.  

Promethean Boards

They have arrived!! 8 Promethean boards have been installed in the classrooms and are ready for use!

According to, "An interactive whiteboard or IWB is a large interactive display that combines the simplicity of a whiteboard, power of a computer and front projection. Promethean interactive whiteboards engage students with vivid images, video and audio. The ActivBoard interactive whiteboard enables anything that can be seen or done on a computer screen to be projected onto an interactive whiteboard – bringing every classroom to life.  Promethean ActivBoards offer interactive whiteboard solutions, using ground breaking technology to promote learning. Interactive whiteboards are a key component to Promethean’s all-in-one 21st century classroom solution: The ActivClassroom. Promethean offers a range of interactive whiteboard solutions that can meet needs of every classroom."

In short, these boards will provide excellent opportunities for student involvement and fun, educational activities.