Welding Contest

Tulsa Welding School holds an annual High School Senior Welding Competition, looking for the best high school senior AG students in the country. This yearly event is a great way to showcase your welding skills and win tuition scholarships to attend Tulsa Welding School. Last year over $245,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded, so if you’re considering a future in welding this is one event you won’t want to miss.

The competition is open to High School Seniors who have taken a welding class in high school or at a vocational technical institute. The grand prize is a full tuition scholarship to Tulsa Welding School, with partial tuition scholarships going to the top runner-ups. There are other welding related prizes given out, as well as a $500 tuition scholarship to Tulsa Welding School for everyone who participates.

Grand Prize: Full Tuition Scholarship to TWS.

Top Runner-Ups: Partial Tuition Scholarship to TWS.

$500 Scholarships: To TWS for all participants.

The event will be held in Houston on April 1, 2017. To register, visit https://www.weldingschool.com/admissions/the-tws-high-school-weld-to-win-competition/




More Scholarships

April 17, 2017- The Cedar Creek Lake Parrot Head Scholarship application is now available to graduating seniors who have given back to their community in the last two years. Up to six students will be awarded a scholarship of $1,500 to use towards tuition and books at an accredited college. The application is available in the counselor’s office.

April 19, 2017- The First State Bank Mary Helen Myrick scholarship is now available for application. Graduating seniors are eligible to apply if their families have a moderate to low income and are planning to attend a college or technical school. Students will need to provide income tax information. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

This Week and Board Meeting Tonight

Congratulations to Raini Goodell on placing 4th at the State Powerlifting Meet!! Congratulations also go out to the varsity softball team on their 7-3 district win over Quitman and to the varsity baseball team on their 14-4 win over Fairfield.

Congratulations also go out to Zane Arambula on being accepted to Texas Tech University, Zala Neeper on being accepted to Texas A & M San Antonio, Breanna Reagan and William Sarsfield on being accepted to Mid-Western University, and to Stone Wadsworth and Matthew Melton on their enlistment in the United States Air Force.

This Week

Monday – Middle School Track at Kemp; Board Meeting – 7:00 – HS Library

Tuesday – Kindergarten Family Reading Night; District Softball at Alba-Golden – 6:00; JV and V Baseball v. Troup – 4:30

Wednesday – Middle School Track Pictures

Thursday – Kemp High School Track Meet; JV Baseball Tournament at Edgewood

Friday – JV & V District Baseball v. Mineola – 4:30; JV Baseball Tournament at Edgewood

Saturday – JV Baseball Tournament at Edgewood

Board Meeting Tonight

The Eustace ISD Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting tonight at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held in the High School library.

The Board will hear the following reports:

  • RevTrak
  • Cancellation of Region 7 Board of Directors Meeting
  • Update on Enrollment and Attendance

The Board may take action on the following agenda items:

  • Minutes from previous meetings.
  • Financial report.
  • Certification and Dual Credit Courses
  • Stadium Press Box Improvements
  • Certification of Unopposed Candidates for School Board
  • Order of Cancellation for School Board Election
  • Audit Agreement with Smith, Lambright & Associates for 2016-2017 School Year.
  • Proposal from Ideal Impact for Energy Management
  • Proposal from Germ Blast
  • Certifying Superintendent for Regional Advisory Committee for Region 7
  • Nominations to the VCAD Board of Directors
  • Instructional Materials Allotment and TEKS Certification 2017-2018
  • Policy Update 107

The Board will enter closed session to consider personnel issues, review evaluations, and student transfers. Any action taken on a closed session item will be made in open session.

I hope everyone has a great week!


March 31, 2017- The Daniel McMahon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, are offering a $500 scholarship to a Henderson County graduating senior who continues his/her education at TVCC. TVCC will match this scholarship with an additional $500, for a total award of $1,000. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

 April 14, 2017- The Cedar Creek Country Club Women’s Golf Association is offering graduating seniors the opportunity to apply for their annual scholarship. The application is available in the counselor’s office.

April 21, 2017- The Tri-County Soccer Association is offering a scholarship to graduating seniors who have participated with the association as a player, referee or coach at some time during the last four years (of high school). Applications are available at www.tricountysoccer.us.

April 28, 2017- The Sons of the American Legion of Gun Barrel City is offering their annual scholarship to graduating seniors who:

  • Have at least a 2.75 GPA cumulative GPA
  • Can document active participation in extracurricular activities in church, school and community
  • Provide proof of school attendance for past two years
  • Can document acceptance into a college, university or seminary

Applications are available in the counselor’s office.



Welcome Back and This Week

I hope everyone had a great spring break! During spring break, the varsity baseball team placed 3rd in the Wills Point Tournament. The One Act Play cast and crew also participated in district competition this past Saturday. Although the play did not advance, three students earned individual recognitions: Olivia Grose was named to the All Star Cast, Tanner VanHorn received Honorable Mention All Star Cast, and Jonathon Guard received a Technical Achievement Award!

This Week

Monday – District Softball v. Grand Saline – 6:00

Tuesday – District Softball at Kemp; Varsity Baseball at Rains – 6:00

Friday – District Softball v. Quitman; JV & V Baseball at Fairfield – 5:00

I hope everyone has a great week!

2017 – 2018 Cheerleader Try-Out Results

**NOTE** Eustace High School is closed for Spring Break. Parents and students wishing to speak about try-out results or view score sheets may contact the school by email (mtanner@eustaceisd.net) or telephone (903-425-5161) during normal business hours (7:30am – 4:00pm) Monday, March 13, 2017 thru Friday, March 17, 2017.

Handbook Excerpt: Parents/Guardians/Students may schedule a time to review the judges’ score sheets and comments of their child only with the principal and the coach. All decisions are final unless a mathematical error has occurred.

Congratulations to the 2017 – 2018 EHS Varsity Cheerleaders!

Results in alphabetical order:
Rubi Bailey
Zoie Bailey
Brooke Caldwell
Stephanie Carlson
Abbie Cates
Sadie Cates
Colton Corder
Dylan Evans
Madison Fisher
Anna Gaddis
Gracie Herron
Madison Lilley
Makena Lilley
Brooke McCord
Jessica Plunk
Haley Purselley
Douglas Ramsey
Micah Zimmerer

Mascots — Makayla Pfoh, Natalie Tunnell

Congratulations to the 2017 – 2018 Junior Varsity Cheerleaders!

Results in alphabetical order:
Destini Covert
Samantha Dockins
Bailey Holbert
Keidria Hurd
Roxana Jiron
Jaedyn Munoz
Allie Phillips
Gracey Pitchford
Hayleigh Reynolds
Destani Thomasson
Cheyenne Walters
Madyson Wilson

Mascot — Cutter Day

Spring Break

Next week is spring break. There will be no school March 6 – 10. Classes will resume at regular times on Monday, March 13. While there will be no classes next week, there will still be baseball and softball games. Our softball team plays district games at Edgewood on Tuesday and is home against Grand Saline on Friday. Both games are set to start at 4:30.

Baseball does not have a game scheduled for Tuesday, but will be in the Wills Point Baseball Tournament Thursday – Saturday.

The district one act play contest is Saturday, March 11 in Winona.

We want to congratulate Naveah Sanchez, an 8th grader at the Middle School, on winning the County Spelling Bee. We also want to wish Naveah good luck as she competes in the Regional Spelling Bee tomorrow in Dallas. The spelling bee will be broadcast on WFAA at 4:00.

If I have counted correctly, when we come back from spring break, we will have 54 school days left in the 2016-2017 school year. There will be more events and activities in those 54 days then in any other 54 days in the school year. We will try to keep everyone informed about events and activities.

I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable spring break!


March 31, 2017-Delta Kappa Gamma Epsilon Epsilon Chapter of Athens, is offering a Scholarship to graduating female students who are planning to enter the teaching profession. The application is available in the counselor’s office.

June 12, 2017- Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with their scholarship program for the 10th year. Scholarship amount(s) will be up to $1,000. Students must submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of their website at http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

 July 31, 2017-Redfin Real Estate Brokerage is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a graduating senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicant must submit an essay. For further details, visit https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship

 January 29, 2018- Healthcare Leaders Scholarship, sponsored by Nurse.org, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who have been accepted to or are currently attending a nursing or medical related program at an accredited institution,  have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and are pursuing a degree related to healthcare. For further details and to apply, visit www.nurse.org/healthcare-leaders/.

April 13, 2017- The Eustace Athletic Booster Club Scholarship applications are now available to graduating seniors who have participated in athletics and have met the requirements for working athletic events. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.



This Week

This week is Texas Public Schools Week. It is also the week before we get out for spring break!

Monday – MS Track Meet at Canton

Wednesday – UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest in Canton. The Bulldog Band performs at 4:00.

Thursday – Texas Independence Day; Band trip to Disney; Kindergarten field trip to Caldwell Zoo; Softball at Mildred Tournament; Baseball at Grand Saline Tournament; HS boys track at Troup; HS Girls throwers at Wills Point; JV Baseball at Athens Tournament

Friday – Band trip to Disney; Middle School Cheerleader Tryouts; JV Baseball at Athens Tournament; Varsity Baseball at Grand Saline Tournament; Softball v. Mineola – 4:30; High School girls track at Corsicana

Saturday – Band trip to Disney; JV Baseball at Athens Tournament; Varsity Baseball at Grand Saline Tournament; Softball at Mildred Tournament

March 6 – 10 – Spring Break

March 7 – District Softball at Edgewood – 4:30

March 9 – Varsity Baseball at Wills Point Tournament

March 10 – District Softball v. Grand Saline – 4:30; Varsity baseball at Wills Point Tournament

March 11 – Varsity Baseball at Wills Point Tournament

I hope everyone has a great week and a great Spring Break!!

School Cancelled Friday, February 24th

February 23, 2017

Dear Parents and Students:

School has been cancelled for tomorrow, February 24, 2017.  Please read the following message from Dr. Holcombe:

Parents and Guardians,

We are seeing another upswing in the number of absences due to illness. Right now, we have 121 absences and others waiting to go home. Currently, we have reports of flu, strep, stomach virus, and pink eye. We are going to try to get everyone away for an extra day and allow our custodial staff and our transportation staff to disinfect all the buildings and buses. I apologize for any inconvenience this extra day off  may cause, but believe it to be in the best interest of our students. This day will not have to be made-up.

Thank you for your understanding.

Coy Holcombe






The baseball and softball tournaments will continue as scheduled.  Athletes that are ill are asked to contact their coaches and stay home so they do not infect others.  The Spanish Club field trip scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed to a later date.




Thank you for sending your child to Eustace High School!





Chris Whorton, Principal