Mrs. Ragland's civic students, while completing a unit of the juvenile justice system, were visited by Probation Officer, Mrs. Brown. Students participated in a question/answer session, and Mrs. Brown clarified procedures involving juveniles and rehabilitation. Thank you, Mrs. Ragland, for making the necessary arrangements for this informative learning opportunity!
Students with a "C" or better average are exempt from semester tests.
Attendance will not be held against exempt students starting December
For students who are not exempt, semester final exams will be:
Wednesday, December 19th-- 1st 3rd, and 5th period tests
Thursday, December 20th-- 2nd, 4th, and 6th period tests
Friday, December 21st--Make-ups during 1st and 2nd period (for any final tests missed)
Students may be checked out by parents when finals are
completed. Arrangements should be made at home ahead of time, since
students will not be allowed to call to be checked out.
***School will dismiss at 1:00 on December 21st for the Christmas holidays.
Students from the Career Tech department helped distribute fruit to residents at the Talladega Nursing Home. This Christmas community service project was heart-warming for both students and residents. Thank you, Mr. Lipscomb, for organizing this event.
BETA students will be participating in a walk-a-thon with proceeds going to the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Sponsors are needed! If you would like to sponsor a student by donating $5.00/mile, please contact Ms. Webb. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This event will take place December 8th from 9:00a.m.-11:00 a.m. at Mary Dumas Stadium. Hot dogs, drinks, and hot chocolate will be sold. Please help support these students in this worthwhile community service project!
The Ellis and THS bands would like to invite you to enjoy their Christmas concert at Harwell Auditorium December 11th beginning at 7:00 p.m. The cost of admission is $3.00 for ages 6 and older; $1.00 for ages 5 and younger. A silent auction will begin at 6:00 prior to the concert. Anyone interested in making a donation to the silent auction may contact Mr. Martindale at Ellis.
My name is Daniel L., and I am twelve years old. I like to watch football, and my favorite team is Auburn. When I am older, I hope to attend Harvard University and earn a masters degree in criminal law. I have a brother named Elisha and a sister named Destiny.
The students in Mrs. Barnes' and Mrs. Truss' class have created a beautiful mural in their building. Beginning this past September, the colored pictures (some illustrated by Mrs. Truss) have been added with the goal of extending the mural to the back wall of the classroom, as well. Please enjoy their art exhibit below!
A pancake breakfast sponsored by the Ellis Drama Club will be enjoyed at Talladega Creek Baptist Church, Saturday, November 17th from 8:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Tickets are on sale for $5.00, and may be purchased from a Drama Club member, Mrs. Carroll, or Mrs. Johnson. All proceeds will benefit Ellis' Drama Club's production, "The Gift of the Magi."
My name is Nicole C. I'm in the 8th grade and a cheerleader at Zora Ellis. I'm a member of the Student Council, and I'm in the BETA club. My favorite food is tacos, and I love cheese! I live with my dad, mother, brother, and dog. When I get older, I want to go to Auburn University and become a forensic scientist.
PTO school t-shirts will be on sale November 2-November 9. Shirts are $12.00. Money must be included with order forms. These shirts may be worn on Fridays. Turn in forms and money to first period teachers.
The Ellis and THS band will host a Halloween concert Tuesday, October 30th beginning at 6:00 in Harwell Auditorium. Adult admission is $3.00; admission for students in K-8th grade is $1.00; children ages 5 and younger are free.
Junior Beta Honor Society Students of ZEJH met at O’Reilly’s on Saturday at
7:30 a.m. to participate in their first car wash fundraiser. The car wash
lasted from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The kids had a load of fun! They even got
the opportunity to wash a big rig!!! All proceeds from the car wash will help
students to attend and compete at the Alabama State Beta Convention that will
be held in Huntsville, Alabama in March 2013. A special "thank you" to the Ellis PTO for providing bottled water to these hard-working students.
Congratulations to Mr. Ward for being selected 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year and being nominated as a candidate to the Jacksonville Teacher Hall of Fame by the Ellis faculty! Mr. Ward is an excellent teacher, and we are thrilled with his accomplishments.
Ms. Webb’s 8th
grade classes performed a lab on Friday entitled Bubble, Bubble, Toil or
Trouble? This amazing lab demonstration really excited the students!
They mixed two viscous liquids together and watched as the mixture
expanded to about 30 times its original volume. Liquid "A" is a
polyether polyol. Liquid "B" is a polyfunctional isocyanate. The
result is a hardened, lightweight polyurethane foam. Students were able to
identify the signs of a chemical reaction and understand that a new substance always
results from it.
Parents delivered pizza slices and drinks to students who had placed orders earlier during the week. This was one of many fundraisers our PTO had planned for the year. Thanks, parents for volunteering your time!
Parents, you are invited to join Ms. Smith at 11:00 for our second Terrific Tuesday session, October 16th. The topic will be "Bullying." Remember, these sessions last approximately 30 minutes, and you are welcome to stay and join your child for lunch!
September--Quadarius W. I have 5 sisters and 1 brother. My favorite sport is baseball, and my favorite food is pizza. My best friend is Jyvon T., and we have been friends since first grade at Salter Elementary School. My favorite subject is math in Mrs. Irons' class.
Last week, Mrs. Taylor's gifted students received a surprise visit from Talladega's police and fire department. On September 11th these students hand-delivered letters they had written thanking these departments for their service and dedication to our city. Last week, these gentlemen hand-delivered letters they had written to the students.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing
that ever has."
The Homecoming Dance will be held Thursday, October 11th from 6:30-8:30 at the Zora Ellis gym. The cost is $7.00 in advance or $8.00 at the door. Students should give signed permission forms and money to their 6th period teacher. 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
Thanks to Mr. Thad Miller's hard work and Mr. Steve Hurst's generous donation, each classroom at Ellis has a brand new flag hanging proudly. We certainly appreciate both of these individuals' hard work!
The PTO Flower Bulb Sale will begin September 21st. Brochures will be sent home for students to begin taking orders. Money must accompany all orders. The sale will extend through October 5th. Orders will be filled in time for fall planting and spring blooming. We encourage all students and parents to participate and help our wonderful PTO!
The Ellis gym will be the site for a friendly volleyball rivalry game between faculty members and parents Friday, September 14th beginning 6th period. Admission is $2.00 per student. Study hall will be provided for students not attending. Money will be collected Thursday during 6th period. Bring $2.00 and cheer on your favorite team!
Progress reports will be sent home September 19th. Parents, please examine these grades and feel free to call 256-315-5700 to set up a conference if you have any questions concerning your child's progress.