Thanks to their outstanding performance at the Buckeye Regional FIRST® Robotics competition, the 39-member Girls of Steel, Carnegie Mellon University’s all-girls FIRST robotics team, is headed to the World Championship Competition April 23 to 26, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. Ellis has nine girls on the Girls of Steel team—more than any other school in our region. The Girls of Steel, in its fourth year, has qualified since its inception for the world championships.
Congratulations to Ellis junior Mackenzie Ferris and senior Campbell Konrad who were honored April 12 by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) as National Runners-up the Aspirations in Computing award. Through this award, NCWIT honors high school women who have exceptional computing-related achievements and interests, IT aptitude, taking into consideration leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.
The third grade studied the lives of Laura Bridgman and Helen Keller, two remarkable deaf, blind, and mute women who were among the first people with these challenges to be educated. The girls were inspired by reading about the courage and determination to learn shown by them as young women.
The Ellis School is seeking families to host Australian students as part of our new international student exchange program with St. Hilda’s School
in Southport, Australia. The Ellis/St. Hilda's exchange program will begin in fall 2014. For almost 100 years, St. Hilda’s has provided an outstanding atmosphere for girls’ education, delivering high standards in teaching, and promoting global leadership opportunities.