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

Saturday, March 31, 2012

April Employee Birthdays

Happy Birthday!

Mrs. Hallman--4th
Ms. Todd--6th

Friday, March 30, 2012

Weather Day

No school!
Weather Day!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

BETA Convention

The following letter from one of our parents sums up the excitement and success of the BETA Club's recent trip to the convention in Huntsville:

March 19, 2012

Dear Ms. Webb,

I wanted to write just a note to tell you how successful I felt the trip was. It was well planned and provided an excellent opportunity for the students to see leadership of their peers in action.

I was especially captivated by the enthusiasm of the students as well as the parents. As we traveled home, the students and parents planned how the students from Zora Ellis can be a part of the program next year. In fact, one student desires to seek the position of President! Parents were actively planning how to raise the necessary funds to spend more than one night to be able to participate in more of the activities.

All of this is quite an accomplishment for you and I congratulate your initiative, creativity and efforts to help our children succeed! Thank you and please do not hesitate to contact me if I can assist you in any way.


Erminel Love-Trescott


Congratulations to our new BETA inductees! The music in the video below is dedicated to all BETA parents.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

ASB Visitors

After readying, Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille, by Russell Freedman, Mrs. Johnson’s 7th grade English class had the privilege of meeting Mr. Jones and Ms. Dunaway from ASB. Students were able to emboss words and pictures. After reading about the tools used for braille, excitement grew once they were able to hold and use the slate and stylus for themselves. Thank you Mr. Jones, Ms. Dunaway, and Mrs. Johnson for making this a memorable learning experience!


Monday, March 19, 2012

Coke Pickup

Coke products will be available for pickup March 22-23 from 8:00-3:00 at the school. If you are willing to help hand out Coke products, we need your help! If you have handtrucks, bring these! Please contact the school at 256-315-5700 to let us know you are willing to help. 

2012-2013 Cheerleaders

Congratulations to the following 2012-2013 Ellis cheerleaders:
  • Kimbry Ansley
  • Nicole Cook
  • Anna Davis
  • Peyton Hallmark
  • Ryan Irvin
  • Caitlyn Layfield
  • Whitney Mims
  • Lexi Williams

Spring Break

School will be closed!
 Have a great week!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cell Cake Lab

Ms. Webb's classes recently covered ASA objectives while enjoying yummy cakes replicating 3D models of plant and animal cells. Laura Harris, former 8th grade Ellis science teacher, helped with the judging. This is one objective these students will certainly remember with a smile!

Free Dress Day

Friday, March 16, 2012

Movie Day

5th period teachers will collect your money.

Monday, March 12, 2012

7th Graders' Science Experiments

Report Cards

Report cards will be sent home March 19th. Please examine your grades closely, ask your parent to sign it, and then return it to the school promptly. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Honor Society Inductees

Mrs. McKinney, sponsor, and current Honor Society members recently inducted new members into the National Junior Honor Society. We are proud of these students and appreciate their hard work!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Runyan's Science Class

During a study of the digestive system, Mrs. Runyan's 7th graders  used a potato soaked in cooking oil and a plastic tube to demonstrate muscle contractions in the large intestines called "peristalsis." 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Spring Pictures

Spring pictures will be made March 9th. Students may wear clothes of their choice. Be sure to follow the Talladega City Schools' dress code policy.

Early Dismissal March 2nd

Due to weather concerns, 

school will dismiss at 12:30.