Science, technology, medicine, and music? Seniors, Katie Brandegee and Pallavi Muluk are fusing together their creative passions and intellectual pursuits into their final senior project. Katie and Pallavi are partnering with the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System at their H.J. Heinz Campus in Aspinwall to organize a variety show for veterans, employees, family, and friends.
Ellis student Stephanie Somlo, Class of 2022, placed tenth overall out of more than one hundred students at the MATHCOUNTS competition at the A.W. Beattie Career Center on Saturday, February 11. Stephanie and the Ellis team went head-to-head against local schools to test their mathematical, probability, and problem-solving skills.
Ellis students in grade 1 went above and beyond expectations as they raised $1,800 for the Kids Campaign to End Hunger benefiting the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, totaling 9,000 meals for those in need. Students completed extra chores, knocked on neighbor’s doors, donated from their piggy banks, solicited family and friends, and even challenged grandma to a round of cards to raise each and every dollar to help local families battle hunger.
Leila Adelstein, Class of 2024, has been chosen as a top ten winner in the Fall 2016 Creative Communication Essay Contest. Leila's essay Waterfall was selected from thousands of student-written essay entries from across the United States and Canada.
Ellis students flexed their creative, intellectual, and physical muscles on Wednesday as they took part in the annual Ellis Middle School Olympiad. The Olympiad brings together grades 5 through 8 for an event-packed day full of fun, friendly competition and teamwork. For a full day, students participate in a rotation of challenges and tests that vary from trivia to design as they strive to take home the gold medal and bragging rights as Olympiad champions.