Block Schedule for MCA Testing
Parent Workshop by Rosina Gallagher
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ACCESS Scholarship 8th Grade Winners
Congratulations 8th Grade ACCESS Scholarship Winners
Sponsored by the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce Business Education Partnership Committee
Since 1986, area 8th and 12th grade students have the opportunity to participate in the ACCESS Scholarship program sponsored by the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce Business Education Partnership Committee. The program is funded yearly by area Chamber members/businesses that chose to contribute financially to the scholarship. Nearly 40 area businesses contributed this year. Students who apply for this scholarship move through a three stage application process which provides applicants with the opportunity to express themselves through writing, speaking and presenting.
Approximately 110 students applied for the scholarship this year. Following the initial application/essay question process, each grade level was then narrowed down to a group of finalists who continued onto the interview stage. There each semifinalist participated in an interview with area business and education representatives. Lastly, six 8th grade students and four 12th grade students are selected as finalists to participate in the final stage of preparing and presenting a persuasive speech for a similar group of representatives.
All finalists going into the third stage of the process were recipients of a financial scholarship. Their award level was based on an overall score from the three stages of the process. It takes courage, dedication and discipline to participate and these students deserve the recognition and privilege of being an ACCESS Scholarship recipient!
The 8th grade finalists were:
1st place: Paiton Schwab $500.00
2nd place: Emily Sayles $350.00
3rd place: Daisy Hernandez (Pacelli) $250.00
3rd place: Shane DeSilva (Pacelli) $250.00
4th place: Grace Shupe $200.00
4th place: Tara Watkins $200.00
Parent Orientation Presentation for 7th Graders in the 2014-15 School Year
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Infinite Campus Information
ATTENTION ALL PARENTS OF ELLIS STUDENTS!
The remaining Ellis PTC meeting dates for this year are January 28, February 25, March 25 and April 22. PLEASE JOIN US!
The Ellis PTC's Mission Statement: To bring together parents, students, teachers and administrators to encourage and support youth in the school; to provide faculty and parent leadership through community building events and fundraising projects.
Ellis PTC Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the month at 12:10 p.m. Childcare is not provided. Please consider becoming a part of this organization. Your ideas, input and time are vital to the success of Ellis and your student. Ellis relies on PTC volunteers to help with various functions throughout the school year. Please click on the link below to access the sign-up form to become an Ellis PTC volunteer. Completed forms may be turned in to the Ellis Office or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please feel free to e-mail if you have questions about the Ellis PTC or volunteer opportunities. PTC Volunteer Sign up Form:
2013-2014 PTC Volunteer Sign-Up Form
ATTENDANCE OFFICE INFORMATION & PROCEDURES: (507) 460-1506
YOU MAY CALL THE ATTENDANCE LINE 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK to report absences. Please call the attendance office to report any student absences or to request student homework. Homework must be requested by 10 a.m. and only after two or more consecutive days of absence. If you reach the attendance office's voicemail system when you call, please do leave a message, as voicemail is checked frequently throughout the school day. Also, please be advised that we will NOT be accepting items/messages for student delivery unless it is an emergency! Thank you very much for your continued cooperation and understanding.
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Ellis Lunch Menu & Foodservice Information
Ellis Lunch Menu & Foodservice Information - Or visit www.mypaymentsplus.com for online balances and payments directly to students' lunch accounts!
School Supply Lists
Ellis 2013-14 School Supply Lists