Middle School Teacher Recognized and Homecoming

We received word that Eustace Middle School teacher and coach, Adrienne McDonald, was notified today that she has been selected as an SEC Legend by the SEC and on behalf of the University of South Carolina. This honor will be recognized at the NCAA women’s basketball tourney this year March 4-6 in Little Rock Arkansas! Congratulations to Adrienne on this great honor!!

The 7th grade football team and the JV football team both recorded wins against Kemp last night. The 7th grade won 43-6 and the JV won 22-7. The Eustace 8th grade team lost a hard fought contest against Kemp 33-14.

The varsity football team will be hosting Kemp tonight for the 2014 Homecoming Game. Kickoff is set for 7:30. Along with the football team, fans will also get to see the Mighty Bulldog Marching Band perform, and also get to see the EHS varsity cheerleaders perform. At half time, the 2014 Homecoming ceremonies will take place.

Tomorrow the EHS volleyball teams travel to West Rusk for a district contest. The first game will start at 5:00.

Also, a reminder that we will be hosting the district cross country meet this coming Monday. The varsity girls will start at 1:30 followed by the varsity boys at 2:00. Following the varsity teams, the JV teams and the Middle School teams will compete. The cross country meet will be held at 4-Pines Ranch.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

October is Principals Month

Governor Rick Perry has proclaimed that October 2014 be designated as Principals Month in the State of Texas. As such, I would like to recognize all of our campus principals at this time:

High School – Stan Sowers, principal; Shelby Adams, assistant principal

Middle School – Truman Oakley, principal; Trevor Thorne, assistant principal

Intermediate School – Robert Reeve, principal; Marcy Warren, assistant principal

Primary School – Dianne Shaffer, principal; Deanna Haynes, assistant principal

Please join with me in honoring the hard work and dedication that our principals bring to their campuses each and every day.

Below is a copy of the proclamation from Governor Perry.

Principals Month Proclamation


This Week

This is Homecoming week for EISD. Various activities are planned at different campuses throughout the week.

Tuesday – 1st Grade Family Reading Night; Intermediate Individual School Pictures; HS District Volleyball at Malakoff – 5:00

Thursday – MS District Football v. Kemp – 5:00; JV Football at Kemp – 6:00; Bonfire

Friday – Early Childhood to Cedar Creek Library; Kindergarten Trip to Zoo; Homecoming Pep Rally; Varsity Football v. Kemp – 7:30

Saturday – High School District Volleyball at West Rusk – 5:00

A reminder that next Monday is the District Cross Country Meet. Eustace will host the meet at the 4-Pines Ranch.

I hope everyone has a great week!


Report cards were sent home yesterday for all campuses.

The 7th grade football team beat Elkhart 14-8. The 8th grade football team beat Elkhart 27-8. The JV football team came up just short against Elkhart by a score of 22-16. The JV had a great comeback after falling behind 16-0 in the first quarter.

Today, High School volleyball is at Mildred in an important district contest. Varsity will play at 4:30. The JV and 9th grade teams will follow.

The varsity football team travels to Elkhart tonight for a 7:30 kickoff. This is the first district game of the season. Along with the football team, fans will be treated to the Mighty Bulldog Marching Band and the varsity cheerleaders.

Tomorrow, Eustace will be hosting the cross country meet at 4-Pines Ranch. All of the cross country teams will be running in this meet.

The Mighty Bulldog Marching Band will also be performing in the Mabank Marching Festival tomorrow.

A reminder that next week is homecoming week for Eustace.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

This Week

 Congratulations to the High School volleyball teams on their victories over Rice last Friday. All the teams swept in straight games. The varsity won 3-0, the JV won 2-0, and the 9th grade won 2-0. The win puts the varsity at 4-3 for the first half of district. The second half of district play starts tonight as the Lady Bulldogs face Troup at home. The 9th grade game will start at 4:30. The JV will follow the 9th grade and the varsity will follow the JV. A special thank you to the students and staff for their great support at the Rice game.

This Week

The Middle School will be hosting a book fair all week.

Tuesday – Start of 2nd 6 Weeks; Band Practice 6:30 – 9:00; HS District VB v. Troup – 4:30

Thursday – Flu Shot Clinic – 7:30 – 8:30  – Primary – 8:30 – 9:30 Middle School; Perfect Attendance Treat – Intermediate; Report Cards go home; MS District FB at Elkhart – 5:00; JV FB v. Elkhart – 6:00

Friday – Right Choice Rewards – Intermediate; HS VB at Mildred – 4:30; Varsity FB at Elkhart – 7:30

Saturday – Cross Country at Eustace; Mabank Marching Festival

I hope everyone has a great week!

Cross Country, Volleyball, Dig Pink, Band, and School Holiday

Congratulations to the varsity girls and varsity boys cross country teams on their victories at the Lindale meet, yesterday. Both teams placed 1st in the 4A and under division.

The High School volleyball teams face Rice in a key district game this afternoon. Today’s game marks the end of the 1st half of district play. The varsity plays at 4:30 and the JV and 9th grade will play immediately after the varsity.

There will also be a silent auction for Dig Pink at today’s volleyball game. Several different food items will be up for bid in the foyer of the Kirk Gym. Please come out and support this great cause on behalf the Lady Bulldogs.

Tomorrow the Mighty Bulldog Marching Band will be performing in the Mesquite Marching Festival. This is the first marching contest for the band this year. Later this month the Bulldog Band will also be performing in the Cedar Creek Marching Festival and at the UIL Marching Contest.

Finally, I would like to remind everyone that Monday, October 6, is a school holiday. Classes will resume at regular times on Tuesday, October 7.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!


This Week

Congratulations to the High School volleyball teams on their sweep against Frankston. The varsity won a hard-fought contest 3-2 last Friday, and the JV won 2-0. The win puts the varsity at 3-2 in district. I want to give a special shout out to our JV volleyball team for their support of the varsity during the varsity’s game against Frankston. They certainly made a difference in the outcome!

Congratulations to the varsity football team on their 27-20 victory over Mildred last Friday. The Bulldogs improved their record to 3-2 overall. This was the final pre-district game this year. The Bulldogs have an off week this week before they start district play on October 10 at Elkhart.

I also want to recognize the Mighty Bulldog Marching Band and the cheerleaders for their great performances at the game on Friday. The Bulldog Band has got almost all of their halftime show installed. The band will start competing at marching contests this Saturday when they travel to Mesquite for the Mesquite Marching Festival.

This Week

Monday – MS Volleyball at Frankston – 5:00; Band Practice – 6:30 – 9:00

Tuesday – High School Volleyball at Arp – 5:00

Thursday – MS and JV Football are open.

Friday – End of 1st 6 Weeks; MS Book Fair begins; HS Cross Country at Lindale; HS Volleyball v. Rice – 4:30; Varsity football is open

Saturday – Mesquite Marching Festival

Monday, October 6, is a school holiday.

I hope everyone has a great week!


Congratulations to the 7th, 8th, and JV football teams on their wins against Mildred. The 7th grade won 23-6, the 8th grade won 28-12, and the JV won 38-16. Tonight, the varsity football team travels to Mildred for a 7:30 kickoff. In addition to the football, fans will get to see and hear the Mighty Bulldog Marching Band. Fans will also get to see our varsity cheerleaders perform.

Prior to the football game, the High School volleyball teams will be playing a key district game against Frankston. Right now, the varsity  Lady Bulldogs are 2-2 in district play. Frankston is also 2-2. The varsity will start play at 4:30 this afternoon in the Kirk gym. The JV will follow. There is no 9th grade game tonight.

The cross country teams are in action on Saturday. The Middle School and JV teams will be running at the Van meet. The varsity cross country teams will be traveling to Denton to run in that meet.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Volleyball Update and Parent Access

All three of the High School volleyball teams recorded wins over West Rusk this past Tuesday. The 9th grade won 2-0. The JV also won 2-0. The varsity evened their district record at 2-2 with a 3-0 win against West Rusk. The Lady Bulldogs have a big district game this Friday against Frankston. The varsity game will start at 4:30.

Although it seems impossible, we are nearing the end of the 1st 6 weeks. I want to take this opportunity to encourage all parents to sign up for Parent Access with our Skyward Student Accounting software. With a Parent Access account, parents can monitor attendance and grades throughout the year. Parents can sign up for weekly summaries of grades for their children. In addition, Parent Access will also allow parents to monitor their children’s discipline history, schedule, and food service account. For more information about Parent Access, please contact the campuses.