Sunday, October 25, 2009

Are You Ready for Homecoming?

Welcome to one of the most exciting weeks of the year!

It's Homecoming, 2009!

The halls are decorated, and we're gearing up for a week full of Eagle spirit, topped off by our Homecoming game vs. Shoemaker Friday night, and our Homecoming Dance Saturday night.

Click here for info on Homecoming activities. Alumni, we would love to hear from you this week.

Go Eagles!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Screaming Eagle Band!

Congratulations to all members of the Screaming Eagle Band, as well as their directors, Mr. Jeff Smith, Mr. Tim Young, and Mr. Jordan Dolotina.

Our Band earned a 1st Division rating at this afternoon's UIL Marching Contest, held in Waco.

The Eagle Family celebrates this great achievement!

Great job, everyone!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Ellison Drama Club


I hope everyone will take the opportunity to come out and see our Drama Club in action. Mrs. Yanchak and her students have prepared a performance entitled "Friends for Hire", playing this week: Oct. 15, 16, and 17, at 7:30 pm in the EHS Auditorium.

Check out this article about the play!

Have a great Thursday!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Week #8: A Busy One!


I doubt you need a reminder that there is no school on Monday, October 12th, as all KISD staff will be involved in professional development activities. Enjoy the day!

Here's what we have ahead of us this week:

Tuesday, 10/13: Volleyball vs. A & M Consolidated

Wednesday, 10/14: PSAT, Grades 9 - 11
Fast Track to CTC, Seniors

Thursday, 10/15: Campus Site-Based Decision-Making Committe Meeting
Freshman & JV Football vs. Bryan

Friday, 10/16: Volleyball vs. Bryan
Football vs. Bryan

Saturday, 10/17: UIL Band Marching Contest, Waco Athletic Complex
Ellison performs at 5:15 pm

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Nearing Report Card Time...


Be sure to mark your calendars for October 23rd, the end of the first nine weeks. There are just 11 school days left before grades are finalized for report cards.

Also, remember that there is no school for students on Monday, October 12th. Staff will be on campus for Professional Development activities.

Have a great week!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Great Win! Great Students!

Eagle Fans,

It was a hard-fought win over the Harker Heights Knights last night at Buckley Stadium. The Eagles fell behind early, but came back to take the game, 27 - 14. You can read the story about the game here:

Eagles Beat Knights

But, here's a part of the story you probably won't get anywhere else:

After the game was over and most of the stands had cleared, a group of Ellison students, about 10 in all, approached me and pointed out how much trash was left in the stands. Honestly, it looked pretty bad. These students didn't want to leave our bleachers looking that way, so they took a couple of trash cans and went through the stands, throwing away trash and giving the maintenance crew a head start on cleaning the stadium.

Eagle spirit on display!

Thanks to all of you who helped out.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

An Important Friday


Remember that Friday, October 2nd, is the cutoff for UIL Eligibility. We've been announcing this over the last several days, so I hope you have done all you can to make sure your grades are passing.

Also, everyone should be returning their Impact Aid forms to their 2nd period teachers this week! Students will receive a Free Tardy Pass for turning in their Impact Aid forms.

Ready for some football? Our Eagles take on the Knights of Harker Heights High School Friday night! We're the visitors; see you at Buckley Stadium!