Monday, October 31, 2011
Your child brought home a paper today with directions from Mr. Locklin (Technology Coordinator) about how you can log on and see your child's grades, schedule and other important information. I have added this link on our blog ( left-hand side under "Important Links") that will give you quick access. I have also added a page titled "INOW" (directly above "Important Links") where you can read specific directions that may also help you. You would need to "Allow pop-ups" on your computer for this to work correctly. Also, you may need to remove your Google toolbar if you are not able to get on. He has provided a phone number at the bottom of his letter if you have any problems.
Posted by Mrs. Gloria Thomas at 12:04 PM
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
After submitting her proposal, Ms. Webb was selected to serve as a presenter at the ASTA (Alabama Science Teacher Association) Conference at the McWane Center. Her topic was, "Making Your First Year as Easy as 1,2,3." Her presentation included: classroom management, time savers, and quick labs. Ms. Webb does a great job in the classroom, and we are thankful she was willing and CHOSEN to share her expertise with fellow educators across the state.
Posted by Mrs. Gloria Thomas at 7:36 AM
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The Story Behind the Symbol
Enrique "Kiki" Camarena grew up in a dirt-floored house with hopes and dreams of making a difference. Camarena worked his way through college, served in the Marines and became a police officer. When he decided to join the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, his mother tried to talk him out it. "I can't not do this," he told her. "I'm only one person, but I want to make a difference."
The DEA sent Camarena to work undercover in Mexico investigating a major drug cartel believed to include officers in the Mexican army, police and government. On Feb. 7, 1985, the 37-year-old Camarena left his office to meet his wife for lunch. Five men appeared at the agent's side and shoved him in a car. One month later, Camarena's body was found in a shallow grave. He had been tortured to death.
Within weeks of his death in March of 1985, Camarena's Congressman, Duncan Hunter, and high school friend Henry Lozano, launched Camarena Clubs in Imperial Valley, California, Camarena's home. Hundreds of club members pledged to lead drug-free lives to honor the sacrifices made by Camarena and others on behalf of all Americans. These coalitions began to wear red badges of satin, red ribbons, as a symbol Camarena's memory. The Red Ribbon Week campaign emerged from the efforts of these clubs and coalitions.
Today, Red Ribbon Week is nationally recognized and celebrated, helping to preserve Special Agent Camarena's memory and further the cause for which he gave his life. The Red Ribbon Campaign also became a symbol of support for the DEA's efforts to reduce demand for drugs through prevention and education programs. By wearing a red ribbon during the last week in October, Americans demonstrate their ardent opposition to drugs. They pay homage not only to Special Agent Camarena, but to all men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in support of our nation's struggle against drug trafficking and abuse.
(Copied from http://www.drugsrdumb.com/)
Posted by Mrs. Gloria Thomas at 7:00 AM
Monday, October 17, 2011
We have several extra cases of Coke products left!
- 1 case Coke Zero
- 2 cases Dr. Pepper
- 2 cases Diet Dr. Pepper
- 1 case Mello Yello
- 1 case Strawberry Lemonade Powerade
- 1 case Mountain Blast Powerade
- 1 case Grape Powerade
- 1 case Fruit Punch Powerade
Posted by Mrs. Gloria Thomas at 2:23 PM
The following young ladies have been selected to be Ellis Emeralds for the 2011-2012 school year. We are very proud of them and know they will do an outstanding job representing Ellis!
- Brittany Bond
- Cortney Cook
- Sierra George
- Lizzy Gray
- Arden Horn
- Charity Johnson
- Caitlin Keefover
- Brady Limbaugh
- Alexis Ponder
- Caitlin Stratton
- Brittany Tyson
Posted by Mrs. Gloria Thomas at 1:06 PM
Mr. Ward's students recently completed a two-week project whereby they were to create a newsletter about internet safety. The newsletters were judged, and Thelma D.'s newsletter was selected to be used in conjunction with Ms. Smith's Terrific Tuesday session scheduled for October 18th. Thelma is picture below with an excerpt from her newsletter.
These are great points to remember when using the internet. Congratulations, Thelma!
These are great points to remember when using the internet. Congratulations, Thelma!
Posted by Mrs. Gloria Thomas at 12:48 PM
Tickets are on sale for our Homecoming Dance which will be October 20th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Pre-ordered tickets are $6.00 and tickets sold at the door the night of the dance are $7.00. Parents are required to pick up students from the Ellis gym. Students will not be allowed to leave the gym upon entering. Parents are welcome to stay for the dance and observe from the stands. Student dress is casual and must be appropriate.
Posted by Mrs. Gloria Thomas at 3:30 AM
Friday, October 14, 2011
"All we gotta do is win, win win," may have been what was heard by our faculty and parents during yesterday's friendly volleyball game held in the Ellis gym. Thanks to our PTO officers for planning this event, Ms. Keith for helping gather players, and to parents, teachers, and students for participating in this fundraiser.
Posted by Mrs. Gloria Thomas at 12:29 PM
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
22 Ellis students, who were former students at R.L. Young School, were recognized recently at an Awards Ceremony for their success and hard work on last year's ARMT. These students received either a bronze, silver, or gold medal. We are proud of these students and appreciate Mrs. Pattie Thomas, principal at Young, and her Awards Committee for remembering our students and rewarding them for their past accomplishments. To see pictures and more details click here.
Posted by Mrs. Gloria Thomas at 9:05 PM
Do you know the answer to this? Find out October 18th at our Terrific Tuesday session."Cyber Safety: A Parent's Guide to the Internet" will be our discussion topic. Pointers will be provided concerning how parents deal with the internet as it relates to their child. Starting time is 11:00!
Posted by Mrs. Gloria Thomas at 7:04 AM
Monday, October 10, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
This fun group was found showing their Ellis spirit and school support Friday. They will be allowed free admittance to our Homecoming game October 18th. Shirts cost $10 and are still available for purchase. Please contact the front office if you are interested.
Posted by Mrs. Gloria Thomas at 9:34 AM
Students who had perfect attendance September 6th-October 3rd will be allowed to participate in a "Free Dress Day" October 11th. Homeroom teachers will be provided a list from the office of those students who qualify. Please make sure all attire is appropriate and follows the Talladega City Schools dress code policy.
Posted by Mrs. Gloria Thomas at 8:47 AM
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Below is the cake the faculty and staff had planned to enjoy this afternoon during a Diaper Shower for Mrs. Foy. However, her baby had other plans. Born last night, Baby Girl Foy weighed 6 lbs. 1 oz. and was 19 inches long. This makes baby #6 for Mrs. Foy and her husband. Congratulations, to the Foy family!
Posted by Mrs. Gloria Thomas at 2:24 PM
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Talk about excited! Mr. Miller is thrilled with a new site he, Mr. Ward,and Mrs. Carroll are using with their students. Students are able to create PowerPoints and other types of work and keep it in their "backpack." Teachers are able to approve, view, and grade projects. All this and NO "real" papers are involved! The best part is that students, teachers, and parents can access this from home. What a great way to take advantage of the benefits of technology in a 21st Century class. To view this site click here.
Posted by Mrs. Gloria Thomas at 9:11 AM
Monday, October 3, 2011
Have any good books you would like to donate? If so, you can help with our fundraiser! These books will be resold to the public with all proceeds going to help Ellis. Used books may be dropped off with Ms. Smith, counselor, or Ms. Hare, secretary, until November 4th. The re-sale will be November 17th-18th.
Posted by Mrs. Gloria Thomas at 2:52 PM
Ellis cheerleaders are hosting a Mini-Cheer Camp on Saturday, October 8, 2011 from 9 a.m til 1:00 p.m. The camp is for girls aged 4 to 6th grade. The camp will be at the school's gymnasium. The cost is $25.00 for early registration and $35.00 for late/on-site registration. The participants will receive instruction on cheers, chants, motions, dance and jumps. They will receive a t-shirt and cheer at Ellis' homecoming game on Tuesday, October 18, 2011.
Posted by Mrs. Armstrong at 12:07 PM