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

Thursday, May 31, 2012

June Employee Birthdays

Happy Birthday!

Mr. Bailey--11th
Mrs. Fuller--23rd

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Grant Recepients

Congratulations to Ms. Webb and Mrs. Foy for receiving grants from the Talladega City Schools Foundation. We are so thankful to the Foundation and these teachers for helping to provide more opportunities for Ellis students! 

"Induction into the National Junior BETA club is recognition of personal effort and achievement. I wanted my members to be exposed to other high-achieving students across the state of Alabama so that they would not be satisfied with just being a member, but being an active member in their school and communities. The convention challenged all members to achieve even greater success in their educational endeavors and exposed them to a range of talented and highly-driven individuals their same ages. I wrote the grant because my students returned from the convention in Huntsville motivated to compete next year. I wanted to encourage that enthusiasm and remind them that the sky is the limit if they were willing to put in the time and effort needed to achieve their goals of placing next year at Convention!"
Ms. Webb

"I wrote a grant to purchase a leveled library. This system will motivate 300+ students to develop their reading and comprehension skills because the readers are designed for various reading levels. This library emphasizes differentiated instruction because it provides texts in many content areas such as science, math, social studies, art, music, as well as reading. It is important to have books at an instructional level that strategically address the target skills, ideally have related teaching support, and are of interest to students." 
Mrs. Foy

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Awards Ceremony 2012

Congratulations to all students who received an award! 183 awards were presented, and we are SO proud of EVERY student! 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Last Day

School will dismiss May 25th at 1:00. Have a great summer!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Promotion Ceremony

We, the eighth grade class of Zora Ellis Junior High School, announce our
Promotional Ceremony

Date: May 21, 2012 
Time: 9:30 a.m.

(Reception immediately following the ceremony)

Any parent who would like to bring an item for the reception, please send a message by your child to Mrs. McKinney, Mrs. Foy or Mrs. Thomas.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Cell Phones

PARENTS may pick up cell phones beginning May 21st in Mrs. Thomas' office.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Romeo and Juliet

Ellis has a new Romeo! Tobijah S. has awed students and faculty with his monologue from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Great job, Tobijah!

Barons Game

First semester "A" and "AB" honor roll students enjoyed a trip to watch the Birmingham Barons baseball team play May 2nd. Thanks, Ms. Smith for arranging this trip for these well-deserving students! Thank you also to Mr. Ward, Mr. Sewell, and Ms. Todd for helping to chaperone.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Students with a "C" or better average are exempt from semester tests. Attendance will not be held against exempt students starting May 21st.

Exam schedule:
  • Tuesday, May 22nd-- 2nd, 4th, and 6th  period tests
  • Wednesday, May 23rd-- 1st,3rd, and 5th period tests
  • Thursday May 24th-- Make ups (For students who have an excused absence Tuesday or Wednesday) 

Awards Banquet

The 2011-2012 Ellis Awards Banquet is scheduled for May 17th at 7:00.  Guests, notified by an invitation, will be served cake and punch. Trophies and certificates will be presented to students who have excelled this school year. We are so proud to be able to recognize these students for their hard work and success!

Report Cards

Students must bring a stamped, self-addressed envelope to school by May18th for us to mail your final report card to you!

April Student of the Month

April-- Dekorria P.
I think I was selected "Student of the Month" because I am honest and very trustworthy. I am also dependable and helpful. My way of giving back to my school is assisting the teachers in any way possible. In the future, I hope to attend Alabama A&M University. After college, I want to become a pediatrician or either a lawyer.These qualities will lead me to an even brighter future.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Band Concert

What: Band Concert
Where: Harwell Auditorium
When: 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, 
      May 8th
Cost: Ages 5 and under--$1.00; Ages 6 and up--$3.00