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Friday, May 30, 2008


There is a new kind of humiliation in schools these days--bullying on the Internet. Children are using the anonymity of the Internet to harass other children, spread cruel rumors, and sometimes even threaten physical harm. This Report to Parents from the National Association of Elementary School Principals provides some guidance.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A Star is Born!

ImageChef.com - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more The Ritz Theatre is sponsoring two workshops during the week of June 16-20. One is for students ages 5-6 and another for students ages 7-18. For full details, download the flyer by clicking here.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Zora Ellis Academic Awards Banquet 2008

This years academic awards banquet was a great success, and the students really enjoyed being singled out in fornt of their family and peers. We would like to thank everyone who showed up for this event because it means so much to our students. We would like to wish all of our 8th grades good luck in high school, and let our 7th graders know that we expect great things out of them again next year. Congradulations to all of our students, and we hope to see an even bigger crowd next year.

Monday, May 19, 2008


On behalf of all Talladega City School employees, I would like to thank the School Foundation for the grants, the manner in which they were awarded, and the magical Foundation Dinner. It was wonderful to see so many people recognized and made to feel appreciated.

We APPRECIATE YOU and your efforts to improve our schools. All Foundation members are to be commended, especially President Jeanne Rasco. Helen Keller said it best..."Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." Together we are all moving this district FORWARD!


Friday, May 16, 2008

Childhood Obesity

More than 15% of American school children today are seriously obese. Another 15 & are overweight. This Report to Parents from the National Association of Elementary School Principals gives ideas to help parents and children.

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Dora and DIBELS

To motivate students to do their best during DIBELS testing, Dora made a surprise visit to Raymond L. Young! She visited each kindergarten, first and second grade classroom to wish them good luck.

Special thanks to Dora for motivating our students!

Salter's Annual Tradition

Last Friday, students and teachers had a little fun with Mr. Cobb and Coach Darby. It was reward day for hard work by students and teachers. Students get to earn the opportunity to do something to Mr. Cobb and Coach Darby each year when certain goals are met. This year students chose to make human sundaes out of the unlucky duo. The second choice was a dunking booth, but one could not be found. Mrs. Griffin decided to use water balloons instead! Needless to say, Coach Darby and Mr. Cobb were messy and sore after the event.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Graham's 4th Grade Visits Vulcan

Ms. Pinson's class observes limestone, coal, and iron ore which are the raw materials used for making iron and steel.

A model of Vulcan's leg that you can see inside the museum.

Vulcan overlooks Birmingham from atop Red Mountain.

Ms. Hollingsworth's and Ms. Pinson's classes enjoyed our trip to Vulcan. We learned a lot about the Birmingham steel industry. We would like to thank Honda for providing us with the opportunity.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Safeguarding Kids' Online Activities

The Internet is truly a wonderful resource for our children. However, there are frightening aspects of the Internet as well, which is why families need to be involved. This Report to Parents from the National Association of Elementary School Principals provides tips to help keep our children safe.

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Friday, May 02, 2008

Annual Band Concert: Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Make plans to attend the Talladega City Band's Annual Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. The concert will be held at the T.H.S. Gym and will include performances by the 7th & 8th grade bands of Zora Ellis Junior High, the Zora Ellis Emeralds Winter Guard, the Dega Darlins Winter Guard, the T.H.S. Jazz Ambassadors, and the T.H.S. Symphonic Band.
Over the past four years, the bands of the Talladega City Schools have been praised for their entertaining and informative concerts. This year's concert will include, among other songs, George Gershwin’s Someone to Watch over Me, featuring T.H.S. senior band student and three-year All-State vocalist, Laci Brawell, a Japanese march entitled March Bou-Shu, an English musical suite, King Across the Water, and Shake A Tail Feather, the song famously rendered by Ray Charles in the hit movie, “The Blues Brothers.”
- Admission is $3.00 per person -
SPAGHETTI SUPPER: a benefit Spaghetti Dinner will be held in the THS Cafeteria prior to the concert, 5:00-6:30. Plates are $6.00 and will include spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert, and a drink. Carry-outs are available. Tickets can be purchased from ZEJH or THS Band members, or, you may reserve a ticket by emailing Juanita Ardis at jardis45@hotmail.com.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

C.L. Salter Archery Team Particpates in State Tournament

Talladega's first archery team participated in the Archery in Schools State Tournament today in Birmingham, Alabama. The students earned the right to represent C.L. Salter practicing for weeks during P.E. and winning the local school tournament. The top 15 shooters were chosen to take part in the tournament today. When entering the BJCC the students were excited and nervous about the number of students at the event, but quickly settled down at the practice range. Coach Darby led the students to their shooting lanes and the competition began for our students. The students did a great job and represented Talladega well. As we discussed the happenings of the day we decided that we would be implementing more exciting programs for our students. Seeing the students get excited about learning is what it is all about!