Sunday, August 30, 2009

New Traffic Laws

Eagle Family,

Please be advised of new traffic laws effective Tuesday, Sep. 1st.

*Drivers under 17 w/restricted licenses not permitted to use wireless devices while driving.

*All drivers restricted from using wireless devices while driving through school zones.

Please review these laws before Tuesday!

Drive safely,

Saturday, August 29, 2009

What a Game!

Eagle Fans,

If you missed last night's football game against Killeen High, check out this article to catch up on the game. It was a close battle all the way through, but the men in green pulled it out in overtime. Congrats to our players and coaches on a great win!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

In case you're curious, today's student count at Ellison was 2,505 students.


To all our students:

Thank you for your attention at our grade-level assemblies yesterday and today. I appreciate your input, and look forward to a positive year at Ellison. Thanks to all of you who have shared your ideas with me!

Remember: Being the best is something we have to prove continually, year after year. I know you'll do your part to make it happen.

Monday, August 24, 2009

And we're off!

Well, the first morning of school has arrived, and we are off to a great start!

A big thank-you to the Ellison Eagle staff for all the work that went into our smooth start this morning!

It's the first day of a great year!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

In the Morning...


Tomorrow is the day we've all been waiting for! We officially kick off the 2009-2010 school year at 8:45 am!

Getting a ride to school?

Be sure to remember that student drop-off and pick-up is located in the parking lot on the Elms Road side of the campus. Also remember to keep the fire lanes clear at all times. Parents, please do not park cars in the fire lanes waiting for students to exit the building.

Not sure where to go when you arrive in the morning?

Freshmen, report to the small gym for a new copy of your schedule, then report to the auditorium for our opening assembly.

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors, report to the large gym for a new copy of your schedule, then report to 1st period.

All students are welcome to have breakfast in the cafeteria, with service beginning at 8 am.

Let's have a great first day!

Patterson Cavaliers!

Remember the Dedication Ceremony for the new Charles Patterson Middle School today at 3 pm. The Patterson Cavaliers are a welcome addition to the Ellison Eagle Family!

Check it out!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Spirit Spectacular 2009

What a great evening it was at Buckley Stadium!

At KISD's annual Spirit Spectacular, the Screaming Eagle Band and the Ellison Emeralds gave wonderful performances. Congratulations to our outstanding students, and to their hard-working directors.

See y'all on campus Monday morning!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

New Students!

We had a great turnout today for New Student Orientation! Thanks to all our new Eagles who came out and toured the campus. Also, a huge thanks to our Band, Choir, Cheerleaders, and Emeralds, who all put on outstanding performances!

Eagles, enjoy your last weekend before school starts! We can't wait to see you Monday!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Off to a Great Start!

Eagle Staff,

Thank you for a great first day of Staff Development yesterday! Your Eagle pride shined through, and I think we all sensed that this is going to be a great year.

Special thanks to our Cheerleaders and Choir for their surprise performances! That's a birthday celebration I won't soon forget.

Looking forward to another great day today!

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Freshmen Entering Eagle Territory:

Calling all Ellison Freshmen! Be sure to come up to campus today for FEET camp, from Noon - 3 pm. Lots of activities are planned to help get you familiar with Eagle Territory, and ready for the first day of school.

We'll see you there!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Attention Eagle Staff:

All Ellison Employees,

Be sure and check your e-mail today for the schedule for next week's Staff Development activities. We have a great week planned to get the 09-10 school year started right. It has been so good seeing all of you who have been up to the campus, and I can't wait to launch the new year!

See you Monday, the 17th, at 8:30 am, in the auditorium.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Big Thank-You!

Eagle Family,

What a great start we have had to Student Regisration week at Ellison!

I'd like to thank all the teachers and staff who have worked so hard to keep our lines running smoothly, and to meet the needs of students and parents coming to register.

Students, don't forget:

*Sophomores Wednesday

*Freshmen Thursday

*Make-ups Friday, for any students who haven't registered.

See you at the cafeteria!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Ellison's Accountability Rating


KISD has received each campus's accountability rating from the Texas Education Agency, and Ellison High School earned the Academically Acceptable rating for 2008-2009. A lot of hard work by teachers and students brought about academic gains in many areas, and we will strive to build on that success in 09-10.

Great job, everyone!