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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Verbal Abuse

There is an old adage that "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me." In reality, name calling and other verbal abuse can be very hurtful. These tips from the National Association of Elementary School Principals can help.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009



Zora Ellis Cheerleader
Tryout Clinic:

February 23-26
Zora Ellis Gym

February 27, 2009
Zora Ellis Gym
Call Gloria Thomas for more information
(cell) 315-1366 or (home) 761-1517

Meeting for Parents Involved With HIPPY Program

There will be a parent meeting for those who have children in the HIPPY program. Two dates and times have been selected so that parents may choose whichever is convenient. One meeting will be held on Thursday, January 29 at the Boys/Girls Club from 6:00-7:00 PM. The other meeting will be held Friday, January 30 at Westgate from 10:00-11:00 AM.

For further information, contact Betsy Curlee at First Family Services in Talladega. The phone number is 362-7254

Those who are involved in the program will know who they are. For others wishing to learn more about the program, click here.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Teacher of the Year/JSU Teacher Hall of Fame

Three teachers in our district received a surprise visit from the Dr. Horton and Dr. Buck.

Karen Clark, who teaches at C.L. Salter Elementary School, was named "Talladega City School Teacher of the Year" at the elementary level.

Carrie Nabors, who teaches at Raymond L. Young Elementary School is our school system's nominee for Jacksonville State University Teacher Hall of Fame for the elementary level.

Anita Foy, who teaches at Zora Ellis Jr. High was named Talladega City Schools "Teacher of the Year" at the secondary school level. She is also our school system's nominee for the "Jacksonville State University Teacher Hall of Fame" for the secondary level.

We are proud of our teachers and wish them well as they move on to the state competition for Teacher of the Year and Jacksonville Teacher Hall of Fame!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Dancing to the Top

The Ellis Emeralds traveled to Pell City this past Saturday to compete in the first Winter Guard competition of the season, Field Day. They had a great day and in the end won 1st place in the cadet class. As proud as we are of them for the 1st place finish, we went on to discover that they did such a great job that the SCGC promoted them from the Cadet classification, that is made up of jr. high guards, to the Novice classification where they will compete against high school guards.

What a great Accomplishment. Congratulations ladies!

To see more pics and info click here to visit the Ellis Emeralds Blogspot.

Also, Congratulations to the Dega Darlins (click here to visit the Dega Darlin Blog)for finishing Second place and being promoted to Scholastic AAA classification and the Dega Darlins Addition (click here to visit the addition blog) for finishing 3rd and being promoted to the Scholastic B classification.

Great Accomplishments for such talented young ladies.

To learn more about Winter Guard, other schools involved, etc. Click here to go to the official SCGC website.

Post composed by Danielle Todd.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

White House Blog

Our school system has used blogs for several years as a means of communication. The White House has now also has a blog. The new White House blog is located here. If you use a RSS feed, you may add the following address to your feed: http://www.whitehouse.gov/feed/blog/

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Virtually every child experiments with lying. For parents, the trick is to make sure they don't turn into little Pinocchios. These tips from the National Association of Elementary School Principals can help.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Help Us Plan Next Year's Calendar

We will soon begin planning next year's school calendar. Your input is needed on several key points. Please click the link below and complete a short survey.


Saturday, January 03, 2009


Studies have found that most children have cheated, or thought about cheating, on schoolwork. Parents and schools must work together in this area. These tips from the National Association of Elementary School Principals can help.

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