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

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Homecoming Dress Up Days

Thurs., Sept. 19: Cowboy and Indian Day
Fri., Sept. 20: Steve Urkel Day
Mon., Sept. 23: Classy Day and Fall Pictures (Clothing should be appropriate for school.)
Tues., Sept. 24: Spirit/Red and White Day

We encourage everyone to show their school spirit and participate in these homecoming activities.

Friday, September 13, 2013

New Website for Zora Ellis

Zora Ellis has a new website! Check it out at Please keep in mind that it is a working progress, so not all content has been added at this time.

Progress Reports go home on Monday, Sept. 16th.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Semester Finals

Students will be informed by their teachers whether or not they are exempt from semester tests. Attendance will not be held against exempt students starting May 21st.

Exam schedule:

  • Tuesday, May 21st-- 1st, 3rd, and 5th period tests
  • Wednesday, May 22nd-- 2nd, 4th, and 6th period tests      
  • Thursday, May 23rd-- Make-up tests for students who have an excused absence for May 21st or May 22nd 

Friday, May 10, 2013

May Student of the Month

My name is Justavian W. I have an older brother and two older sisters. My goal is to attend Tuskegee University to become a computer teacher. My favorite thing to do is to learn more about computers. I like to hang out with my friends on  the weekends. My favorite subjects are math and science.

April Student of the Month

My name is Madison S. I have a brother named Kason and a sister named Kendall. My best friend is Haley S. I have a chocolate lab named Ariel. My favorite color is pink, like every girl, I guess. I am excited about being in the 9th grade next year and making new friends. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Cell Phones

PARENTS may pick up cell phones and other electronic devices in Mrs. Thomas' office beginning May 20th.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Final Report Cards

Bring a self-addressed, stamped envelope so we can mail your report card to you!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Awards Ceremony 2013

The 2012-2013 Ellis Awards Ceremony is scheduled for May 16th at 7:00 p.m.  Guests, notified by an invitation, will be served cake and drinks. Trophies 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!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

May Employee Birthdays

Mrs. Ragland-8th
Mrs. Foy-12th
Mrs. B. Smith-12th
Mrs. Taylor-19th
Ms. Phillips-26th
Mr. J. Ragland-26th

Monday, April 29, 2013

ARMT Tests

  • May 6-- ARMT Science (7th Grade Only)
  • May 7-8-- ARMT Reading
  • May 9-10-- ARMT Math

Friday, April 26, 2013

Thanks, Ellis PTO

Ellis' faculty and staff were treated to a delicious lunch Tuesday, May 23rd by our hard-working PTO. The menu included: barbecue pork and chicken, potato salad, baked beans, homemade desserts, and an assortment of beverages. Thank you, PTO!


Monday, April 15, 2013

Attention Current 8th Graders!

Talladega High School counselors will be present Thursday, April 18th at 6:00 in the Ellis lunchroom to meet with our students who will be entering the 9th grade in the fall of next year and their parents. THS counselors will explain how these students will register for classes on computers the week of April 22nd-25th for the 2013-2014 school year. A question and answer session will be provided.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Progress Report

Progress reports will be sent home April 17th. 
Continue to work hard!

Spring Fling Dance

Spring Fling Dance
April 20th 6:00-8:00 p.m. 
$6.00 admission paid in advance or $7.00 at the door
accompanied by permission form  

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Archery Team Competes at State

Congratulations to our fantastic archery team!
We are so proud of them for qualifying to compete at the State level in Montgomery! Although not official, the team shot 2,835 according to Coach Ward's calculations. On April 4th, the day they left to compete, they were featured in a great front-page article in the The Daily Home. (You can access this article by clicking here.) We appreciate Coach Ward for serving as sponsor this year, to our parents for supporting and transporting the students home from practices, and to our students for their positive attitudes and excellent archery skills!  

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

March Student of the Month

My name is T. Johnson. I like to play baseball and enjoy watching the Atlanta Braves. I had rather watch football than play it. I think the University of Alabama has the best team, and this is where I plan to attend when I graduate from high school. My favorite subject is math. My mom is one of my teachers.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

April Employee Birthday

Mrs. Hallman-4th

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring Break

   March 25-29

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Extra Drinks

The following cases of drinks are available for sale for $20/case:
  • 1 case Mello Yello
  • 1 case Sprite
  • 1 case Dr. Pepper
  • 1 case Coca Cola
  • 1 case Strawberry Fanta
Please contact Mrs. Thomas at 256-315-5705 if you are interested in purchasing any of these cases.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Work Day March 16th

Help spruce up our building and grounds Saturday, March 16th from 8:00-11:00. Students can earn a homework pass if they work and additional passes for each parent who works!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Cupcake Sale

Cupcakes will be on sale 5th and 6th period March 14th-15th for 75 cents each. Please help us support cancer awareness.

Coke Products

Students and parents who ordered Coke products may pick them up beginning Thursday, March 7th from 8:00-3:30.

 Come to the front office for assistance!

February Student of the Month

My name is Myanna K., and I am in the 7th grade. I am an honor roll student and member of the Junior National BETA Club. My hobbies include reading and listening to music. When I graduate from high school, I plan to attend the University of Alabama in Birmingham to become a pediatrician.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Report Cards

Report cards will be sent home March 15th!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Spring Pictures

 Spring pictures will be made March 8th. Students may wear clothes of their choice in accordance with the Talladega City Schools dress code policy.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

March Employee Birthday

Mrs. Barnes-3rd

Friday, February 15, 2013

JUNA 2013


Great job, Delegates and Mrs. Taylor! We are so proud of you!

Jeans Day

February 22

  • $2.00/student
  • Participating students may turn in money to 1st period teacher
  • Shirts should follow dress code policy

Friday, February 8, 2013

January Student of the Month

My name is Dylan B.  Although I am currently playing basketball, my favorite sport is football. When I graduate from high school, I plan to attend the University of Alabama and study engineering. I would also like to be a pro football player.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Coke Sale

Our spring Coke sale will be February 4-February 15. A variety of Coke products are available. Order forms will be sent home with students and extra forms may be picked up at the front office. Cokes will be available for pickup March 9 from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at the Dixon building across the street from Ellis. 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

February Employee Birthdays

Ms. Truss-13th
Ms. Tanner-17th
Mr. Sewell-18th
Mrs. Adams-24th

Monday, January 28, 2013

Progress Reports--February 6th

Jersey Day

 Friday, February 1st is "Jersey Day!" For $2.00, students may wear the jersey of their choice. (Pants must follow dress code policy.) Participating students may turn in their money to their first period teacher.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

SchoolCast Calling


Yesterday, January 23rd, letters were sent home with each student asking for up-to-date phone numbers. These numbers will be used in our SchoolCast calling system to inform you of school closings, delays, sporting events, and other school information. Please return these forms ASAP, so that you will be aware of important news from Ellis. Forms may be turned in to Mrs. Thomas, the front office, or first period teachers.  

Superintendents' Art Contest Winners

Ellis is thrilled to announce that eight of our students' artwork will represent the Talladega City Schools at the State Superintendents' Art Contest in Montgomery. These students are Simon T. JoAnna L., Amber F., Jordan M., Ashton M., Raven V., Iyan U., and Nyjahl G. A special "thank you" to Ms. Phillips for her help!


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Delayed Opening

Friday, January 18th, school opening will be delayed 2 hours!

Early Dismissal

School will dismiss today (January 17th)
 at 11:30.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

No School January 21st

Friday, January 11, 2013

BETA Induction 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013


Attention!! Students should no longer turn in absences to their teachers!

Located inside the main office is a box where students and/or parents may deposit absences. All absences (whether parent-written or from the doctor) must be turned in within 3 days from the date the student is absent.

Friday, January 4, 2013

December Student of the Month

My name is Lexi W., and I'm in the 8th grade. I am head cheerleader, a member of the BETA club, and an honor roll student. I am an Alabama fan and when I graduate from high school, I want to attend the University of Alabama and become a pediatric nurse. My favorite color is purple.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Report Cards

Report cards will be sent home January 10th.