Saturday, December 18, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Eagle Family,

I want to wish you all a safe and happy holiday season, and an a restful break from school. Gear up for 2011!

Go Eagles!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Eagle Family,

We've arrived at Thanksgiving, and what better time to tell you, students, staff, parents, and alumni, how much I appreciate your love for Ellison High School, and your dedication to making EHS the best it can be.

It is such an honor to serve as your principal, and I look forward to many great years together.

Thank you for all you do.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Steve Farber

The Ellison High School Leadership Academy is pleased to welcome author Steve Farber to the Ellison campus! Mr. Farber is the author of The Radical Leap, The Radical Edge, and Greater Than Yourself. The Ellison staff and student body will be challenged by the GTY message, and Mr. Farber will also serve as the keynote speaker at Friday's Leadership Academy BAEH Conference. Welcome to Killeen, Mr. Farber!

Click here to check out Steve Farber's web site!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Honoring Our Veterans

Eagle Family,

Be sure to take a moment today and express gratitude for the sacrifices of all the brave men and women who have served our country and preserved our freedom. What an amazing blessing it is to have the freedom to pursue an excellent education.

Click here to learn about the history of this observance.

Be sure to check out the Veterans' Day Parade in Downtown Killeen at 11 am today! The Ellison JROTC will be marching in the parade.

God Bless America!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

If you could rewrite the policy...


I would like to ask for your feedback on a question: If you could write a high school cell phone policy, what would it look like? Imagine we are just opening our school, and everything else is the same as what you see now (facilities, infrastructure, schedule, etc.), but we are writing a cell phone policy from scratch.

Let's hear what you think!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ready for Homecoming?

It's about that time of year!

Eagles, get ready to turn up the Ellison spirit! Homecoming is almost here! Here's what we have planned for Spirit Week:

Monday, Oct. 18: Smarty Arty Day
Tuesday, Oct. 19: Twin Day
Wednesday, Oct. 20: Western Wednesday
Thursday, Oct. 21: Throwback Thursday
Friday, Oct. 22: Dress-Up Day

Homecoming Ceremonies, 10/22 @ Football Pre-Game, 7 pm, Buckley Stadium.

Homecoming Dance, Saturday, 10/23, 8 pm - 11 pm, EHS Gym.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Favorite Ellison Moments

Students, staff, parents, and Alumni,

Whether EHS has been a part of your life for a long time, or whether you've just recently become an Eagle, there have to be moments that stand out in your mind as favorites.

What are some of your favorite Ellison moments and memories?
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Great Start & A Day Off

Eagle Family,

Thank you for such a great start to our school year!

As you can see from my blog, the new year arrived quickly, and got started before we knew it! It's hard to believe that two weeks are already behind us!

Students, I can't tell you enough how proud I am of the way you have launched the new year so smoothly. Teachers & Staff, thank you for responding with such grace to all the changes we made over the summer.

Everyone, enjoy the Labor Day holiday, and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Info on Labor Day:

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Ready for TAKS?


As you know, there will be a lot of testing going on this week. This is your opportunity to demonstrate what you've learned throughout the year. Be sure to get plenty of rest, and do your best!

Here are the tests being administered this week:

Monday, 4/26: LAT Math, Gr. 10

Tuesday, 4/27: LAT ELA, Gr. 10; Math, Gr. 10; Exit Level ELA Re-Test

Wednesday, 4/28: Exit Level Math; Exit Level Math Re-Test

Thursday, 4/29: Math, Gr. 9; Science, Grade 10; Exit Level Science (& re-test)

Friday, 4/30: LAT Science, Gr. 10; S. S., Gr. 10; Exit Level S.S. (& re-test)

Saturday, 5/1: Deadline for all TAKS makeups.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Night to Remember

Prom 2010 is in the books, and a wonderful evening it was!

Special thanks to Jr. Class Sponsor Mr. Tucker, Student Activites Coordinator Ms. Wells, and all the staff and students who took part in making this event a success.

Students and guests, we hope you had a great time, and we look forward to the rest of the semester.

On to the finish line!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring Break is Here!


It's hard to believe, but we've arrived at Spring Break!

We return to our regular schedule on Monday, March 22nd. Be sure to remember that the 3rd Nine Weeks ends on Friday, March 26th!

Also, check out our campus web site for Eagle activities taking place throughout the break.

Be safe, and take care!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Eagle Family,

Are you interested in college hoops? It's almost time for the NCAA Tournaments, (Men's & Women's) and I would like to have some fun and see how well we can predict the winning teams.

If you would like to participate, just go to the ESPN web site, and go to the college basketball tournament challenge. You'll have to create a free account to get a username, but it's a very easy process.

Once you're set up, search for the Ellison High School group (remember, on both the men's and women's sides) and join our team! (You'll have to have a password to join, but I'll announce it at school.)

There's nothing on the line here; it's just for fun. But, once we know which Eagle ranked highest at the end of the tourney, I'll be happy to treat that person to lunch.

Have Fun!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

5 Days...

Well, folks, Spring Break is almost upon us! It's hard to believe how fast this year is going by.

Eagle Family, I can't tell you how thankful I am for this year, and for all everyone has done to make this year a success at EHS.

Let's have 5 good days, and enjoy Spring Break!

(Don't forget that many student activities are going on through the break as well, so be sure to check out the school calendar on our web page!)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

8th Grade Parent Night @ EHS

Tonight, we welcome the 8th grade students from our feeder middle schools, along with their parents, for 8th Grade Parent Night!

We are so happy to welcome you into the Eagle Family!

Have a great spring, and we'll see you in August!

Monday, January 18, 2010

"...the content of their character..."

Eagle Family,

Today we remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It's amazing to think just how recent Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech really is, and how relevant that message continues to be.

If you haven't heard the message in awhile, you'll be inspired to hear it.

I would love for you to leave your comments here, sharing your perspective on Dr. King's legacy and what it means to you.

Let us always strive to focus on the content of our character.