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

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December Employee Birthdays

Happy Birthday!

Mrs. Johnson--22nd
Mrs. Thomas--27th

Monday, November 28, 2011

Faculty Spotlight-- Ms.Smith

  • Huge Troy Trojan Football Fan, Big Fan of NFL- especially the Atlanta Falcons and the Braves. 
  • Love outdoor activities, anything to do with sports,  and spending time with my family, especially my 6 year old son, Will. 
  • I also teach Psychology at Central Alabama Community College and Talladega College.
  • I enjoy cooking and couponing. 

Faculty Spotlight--Mrs. Johnson

  • BS English Language Arts
  • Jacksonville State University
  • English, Grade 7 and 8
  • Favorite Sport: Hockey
  • Favorite color: Pink
  • Married twenty-two years to Pastor Wesley Johnson. We have four children. Two of our children are in college, while the younger two attend school in theTalladega City School System.
  • Favorite food: German cuisine
  • Favorite hobby: Cruising on a cruise ship and reading
  • Favorite author: Francine Rivers, Markus Zusak The Book Thief
  • I love art, especially pottery and paintings. My favorite pieces of art are those items made for me. When I select a piece of art,I look for uniqueness. Something that appeals to my personality.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Faculty Spotlight

During the upcoming weeks, faculty members' autobiographies will be spotlighted on our blog. You will learn about their teaching experience, their hobbies, and anything else they chose to share about themselves. A "Faculty" page has been created on the left-hand side of this home page. As these autobiographies are posted, a link will be provided on the "Faculty" page. These links will provide a personal and quick reference of all our faculty members. We are proud of our faculty and want to share their expertise!    

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sock Tree

Read the following flyer created by our Honor Society!!
Please help!

Auburn-Alabama Day

For a $2.00 donation, students may wear an Auburn or Alabama shirt/jersey to school Tuesday, November 22nd. Money will be taken during first period. War Eagle! Roll Tide!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mrs. Carroll

Ellis is proud to announce that Mrs. Carroll has been nominated by the faculty to serve as our nominee for the Jacksonville Teacher Hall of Fame and the Alabama Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Carroll teaches 8th grade English and has worked at Ellis for the past 6 years.To be selected by your peers is a great honor and speaks highly of Mrs. Carroll.We are proud of our outstanding faculty and staff and wish Mrs. Carroll continued success!

Thanksgiving Holiday

School will be closed November 23rd-25th for Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thanksgiving Cards to Patients

With hopes of lifting the spirits of individuals in our community, students at Ellis decided to send Thanksgiving and get well wishes to patients at Citizens Hospital in Talladega. Over 300 cards were sent to  to be distributed to patients who are currently admitted or may be hospitalized during the Thanksgiving holidays.Students decorated the outside of their card and wrote words of encouragement on the inside. We commend this thoughtful gesture and wish all patients at Citizens BMC a speedy recovery!




Thursday, November 10, 2011

Girls' Basketball Team

The following young ladies comprise Ellis' 2011-2012 girls' basketball team. Congratulations!
  • Indya Babbs
  • Niyah Barclay
  • Ra'Niya Brown
  • Shankira Cole
  • Euraneshia Holt
  • Jabree Miller
  • T'Nigera Wright
  • Miasia Barclay
  • ShaNautica Broughton
  • Mikalya Chatman
  • Mercedes Dickerson
  • Angela McKenzie
  • Tajma Stamps
  • Ashonti Hawkins

Boys' Basketball Team

Congratulations to the following young men who have been selected to represent Ellis on the boys' basketball team for the 2011-2012 season!
  • Javen Simmons
  • Gabe McKinney
  • Chancelyn Wilson
  • Damarco Truss
  • Jordan Allen
  • Marquez Bryant
  • Bruce Garrett
  • Jamarious Smoot
  • Kerrion Cole
  • Jamonte Twyman
  • Khalil Keith
  • LaCorey Curry
  • Ryshawn Chatman
  • Jaylon Jackson

Baseball Coach

The Talladega City Board of Education unanimously 
approved Mr. Thad Miller as baseball coach of Ellis at their November 7th meeting. Mr. Miller is an excellent Social Studies teacher, and we are confident our baseball program will benefit from his leadership.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

2011-2012 Baseball Roster

Congratulations to the following young men who were selected to be members of the Ellis baseball team!
  • J.T. Gooden
  • Justavin Williams
  • Matthew Lackey
  • Alh'jandre Smith
  • Jamonte Twyman
  • Isaiah Merritt
  • Tyler Hallmark
  • Damarco Truss
  • Gabe McKinney
  • Bruce Garrett
  • Brandon Deskins
  • Detrick Keith
  • Montavion Chatman
  • Justin Benjamin

  • Christian Cunningham
  • Dymas Beavers
  • Gabe Seaman  

Terrific Tuesday

"Childhood Mental Health Issues" is our November 15th Terrific Tuesday topic. Beginning at 11:00, conduct disorders, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorders, and other relevant topics will be discussed. Please make plans to attend.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Canned Food Drive

Help us provide canned goods to the Red Door Kitchen for the Thanksgiving holiday. Please bring any donated items to the front office November 7-18th. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

No School


Thank you Veterans for your service to our Nation.

Progress Report

Please call the office 256-315-5700 if you would like to schedule a conference.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Raven

Dequavion W. put a new twist on Edgar Allen Poe's, "The Raven," using a rap. Mrs. Carroll, his English teacher, shared it with Mrs. Thomas. Mrs. Thomas was so impressed she incorporated it into this video. Great job, DQ!