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

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Zora Ellis Band receives SUPERIOR rating

Congratulations to the 7th and 8th grade band students pictured above.   
These eager students participated in the Alabama State Band Music Performance Assessment 
held at Gadsden High School on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.  They have practiced for countless hours and were rewarded with high marks, an overall Superior rating.   
Congratulations young ladies and gentlemen!  
We are very proud of each of you!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Relay for Life

Look what a donation to Relay For Life (scheduled for May 18th) will get you!
TSA Officers will be visiting homerooms to collect  donations through March 7th.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Research and Design Module

Students in Mr. Lipscomb's class are supervised as they safely learn how to use a band saw. Students design cars made of wood which they will use to race against fellow classmates in their Research and Design Module.



J.P. Dice from Fox6

J.P. Dice from Birmingham's Fox6 weather department spoke to all 7th graders in Harwell Auditorium  Wednesday morning. Arrangements were made by Mr. Ward for Mr. Dice to speak with our students concerning weather safety and to share weather facts. Mr. Dice mentioned "our great school" on the 10:00 news and thanked us for the "weather" cake that we presented to him. Thank you, Mr. Ward for providing this opportunity for our students to learn from this special guest speaker! 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Up, Up, and Away!!!

Students in Mr. Lipscomb's Career Tech classes have completed their "Rockets" module. Students were able to build rockets and then took them to Mary Dumas Stadium to watch them launch. Very impressive!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Beta Club Members

We are thrilled to announce 47students have qualified for membership in the National Beta Club. Academic achievement, discipline, and faculty evaluations were considered in the selection. Thank you Ms. Webb for sponsoring this impressive group listed below:
7th Grade:                                      :                                                      
Simon Trescott
Caitlin Stratton
Benson Smith                                         
Alh'jandre Smith
Jahonnie Shields
Jessica Richardson
Taliyah Porter
Jordan Murner
Cierra Mosley
Justin Miller
Brady Limbaugh
Roger Light
Gabreial Johnson
Charity Johnson
Nyajza Jackson
Jaylon Isbell
Andrea Harrison
Ryan Irvin
Arden Horn
Joshua Harris
Peyton Hallmark
Brittney Garrett
Cory Everett
Nicole Cook
Kaya Cook
Brittaney Bond
Lexi Williams
Justavian Williams

8th Grade:
Shunta Vanhorn
Brittany Tyson
Genesis Truss
Raven Thacker
Nolen Tanner
Shunkeyalia Swain
Haisten Smith
Devon Smith
Elijah Scales
Jalen Porter
Gabriella McKinney
Brianna Marizette
Alivia Johnson
Janiqua Garrett
Libby Graves
Mo'Dasia Edison
Aireonia Bridges
Willow Branch
JaMaiya Barclay

Ellis Chosen FNB's "School of the Month"

Zora Ellis has been selected as First National Bank's School of the Month. First National Bank employees have already made a donation. Students and parents will be informed of various fundraisers we will be participating in throughout this month. Thank you First National Bank of Talladega for helping our school!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Progress Reports

Progress reports will be sent home February 10th. Please contact the school if you have any questions.

Monday, February 6, 2012

$2.00 Valentine Jeans Day!

Don't be blue on Valentine's Day, just wear blue!

For only $2.00, you can wear your blue jeans on Valentine's Day. If you have to be in school on Valentine's Day, at least you can wear your jeans!

Remember to bring $2.00 on Tuesday, February 14th.

Carnation/Balloon Sale

Do you need a gift to show a special person in your life what he/she means to you? Let the National Junior Honor Society help!  They are selling carnations ($2.00) and balloons ($1.00) that will be delivered during 6th period Valentine's Day. Order forms and money are due no later than February 12th.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Valentine's Dance

We will have a Valentine's dance on Thursday, February 9th from 6:30-8:30. For students who plan to attend, permission forms are required and should be returned to homeroom teachers. The cost is $6.00 in advance and $7.00 at the door.

January Student of the Month

January--Ben T.
My favorite food is spaghetti with meatballs. My family and friends make me happy. I have two dogs and one cat. I live with my mom, dad, and sister. I like to play the Playstation and X-Box Kinect. I like math and all my teachers at Zora Ellis. I think I was chosen "Student of the Month" because I love school, and I am a good student.