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

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

November Employee Birthday

Ms. Sims-21st

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

PTO T-Shirt Sale

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.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Apple Annie Day

Friday, November 2nd the Talladega Junior Welfare League members will be selling apples (red and green) at Ellis for 50 cents each. Be sure to bring your money and support this annual event!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween Band Concert

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. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

BETA Car Wash

The National 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.

Cases of Drinks

We have extra cases of drinks that are available. The cost is $20/case. 
They are:
  • 8 cases of Minute Maid Fruit Punch
  • 5 cases of Sprite
  • 1 case of Mello Yello
  • 1 case of Powerade (orange)
  • 1 case of Powerade (Mountain Blast)
  • 1 case of Powerade (grape)
  • 2 cases of Fanta (orange)
  • 2 cases of Pink Lemonade
  • 1 case of Coke Zero
  • 3 cases of Dr. Pepper
  • 1 case of Caffeine-free Coke
  • 1 case of Mr. Pibb
If you are interested, notify the front office.

2012 Teacher of the Year

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.

Bubble, Bubble!

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.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Free Dress Day

October 26th
(Please remember to follow the Talladega City Schools' Dress Code Policy)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Red Ribbon Week

October 22-26

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


8th Graders will take the EXPLORE test October 22-23.

 To find out more about this test, click here.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Homecoming 2012

Report Cards

Report cards will be sent home October 25th. Parents, please examine the grades, sign, and have your child return the report card to school. 

Friday, October 5, 2012

PTO Hard at Work

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! 

Terrific Tuesday

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!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

September Student of the Month

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.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Students Get a Visit

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." 

Margaret Mead 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Homecoming Dance

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 appropriate.

Homecoming 2012

In celebration of Homecoming, students will have the opportunity to dress in different attire as listed below:

Friday, October 5-- Hawaiian Day
Monday, October 8-- Twin (Multiple) Day
Tuesday, October 9-- Red/White Day

Students are expected to use good judgement and also adhere to Talladega City Schools Dress Code policy regarding decent attire.

Go Ellis Tigers!!

Monday, October 1, 2012


What? pizza and drinks

How much? $1.00 per slice of pizza; $1.00 per drink

When? October 5th; 6th period 

(Place your order by October 4th with 6th period teacher)