As we approach the end of the year, Ellis girls at all grade levels are working on service learning projects to give back to the community. We hope you too will consider giving back during this season of joyful giving and make your gift to the Ellis Fund. Starting on November 28, we are asking the Ellis community to participate in an initiative that reaches every corner of campus and touches the lives of each and every Ellis girl. Kicking off on #GivingTuesday, The Ellis School Board of Trustees will launch a $100,000 giving challenge in support of the Ellis Fund. During this time, generous trustees will double the impact of our community by matching every gift, of every size, dollar-for-dollar to the Ellis Fund up to $100,000 between November 28 and December 15.
On Thursday, November 9, Ellis clay students in grades 10–12 participated in a much-anticipated Upper School tradition, Raku, the annual clay firing celebration at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. For the last 30 years, Ellis students have gathered under the stars to glaze and fire their handmade pieces in the Raku kiln. Illuminated and warmed by the blaze of the fire, Ellis girls bond at this beloved celebration of clay and fire that is known for producing unpredictable results.