When keynote speaker Acharya Vivekji spoke to the more than 100 students from 12 regional schools who came to Ellis for Culture Jam on November 14, he had a powerful and simple message: every person has the power to stop judging others.
The spirit of Olympic competition overtook the Ellis Middle School on November 14 when students in grades 5 to 8 divided into cross-grade level teams and engaged in fierce and friendly competition at Middle School Olympiad. Faculty organized the girls into teams who then created their own team names and costumes.
The Ellis Library came alive last night with tales of adventure and survival in a dystopian world when Heather Terrell, author of the book Relic, visited Ellis and spoke with a crowd of more than 40 young adult fiction fans and their parents. Terrell spoke about her Book of Eva young adult fiction series.
Ellis sixth grader Elsa Tonkinwise, Class of 2021, won first place for her poem "A Smooth Blue Package." Elsa wrote the poem as part of the Fairchild Challenge, which encourages middle and high school students to turn off technology and turn on to nature and the outdoors.
On November 12, Ellis senior Mackenzie Haney, Class of 2015, signed her letter of intent to play NCAA Division I Field Hockey at Bucknell University where she will study economics. Haney played field hockey all four years at Ellis, was captain of the Team Golden Triangle indoor field hockey team, and competed in the under 19 division in the USA Field Hockey National Indoor Tournament.
Rehearsal is in full swing for Thoroughly Modern Millie, the Ellis Upper School musical taking place Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22 at The Ellis School. Performances are free but seating is limited. Get your tickets, starting November 10, from Ms. Patty Jones in the Upper School so you don't miss the show.
After an emotional 1-0 victory over Shady Side Academy in this past Tuesday's WPIAL Class AA Field Hockey championship game at North Allegheny High's Newman Stadium, The Ellis School has set its sights on a first-round PIAA Class AA game against Forbes Road at Latrobe High School.
On October 18, 2014, three dozen educators and educational advocates came to The Ellis School for an UnConference that explored the question: How might we use design thinking to remake learning? Teachers from Pittsburgh, Washington, PA, central Ohio and Atlanta, GA took part in the UnConference, which was the first Teach and Lead event hosted by The Ellis School’s Learning Innovation Institute.
The Class AA top-seeded Ellis School Tigers won their first WPIAL crown since 2010 with a 1-0 victory over the defending Class AA champion Shady Side Academy Indians at Newman Stadium at North Allegheny High School on Tuesday night.
More than 100 students are expected at this year’s Culture Jam, Ellis’s student-led, annual diversity conference for Pittsburgh-area high school students, taking place Friday, November 14. Culture Jam encourages students to consider diversity-related issues affecting young adults, our region, and the global community.
Ellis freshman Angelina Scheuermann will sing the National Anthem at the WPIAL soccer finals taking place at 1:15 p.m. this Saturday, November 1 at Highmark Stadium. Angelina came to the Ellis community this fall from St. Edmund's Academy where she sang in the school choir for four years.
Congratulations Tigers! Ellis Field Hockey beat rival Sewickley Academy 6-0 in the first round of WPIAL AA playoffs! The game took place Wednesday, October 22 at 4 p.m. at the Ellis athleitc field Ellis will compete in the second round of WPIAL AA playoffs, scheduled for October 28 at North Allegheny at 6 p.m.
In honor of her commitment to education, philanthropy, community service, and leadership, The Ellis School is proud to name Susan SCHEINMAN Leonard ’64 as the recipient of the 2014 Sara Frazer Ellis Award.
Background Info:Mackenzie is the Tigers' captain and is a four-year starter. She has scored 23 goals and dished out 10 assists for the Class AA-leading Tigers. She plans to study Economics at Bucknell University.
Congratulations to the nine members of the Ellis Class of 2015—that is nearly 1/3 of all seniors—who have been recognized this fall by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for outstanding performance on the PSAT. The Ellis Class of 2015 includes two National Merit Semifinalists, six National Merit Commended Students, and one National Achievement Outstanding participant. Approximately 1.5 million students took the PSAT.