UIL Marching Contest

The Mighty Bulldog Marching Band performed at the UIL Marching Contest in Mesquite, yesterday. The Eustace Band received a Division I from one judge and a Division II from two judges for an overall rating of Division II. There will be a video of the band’s performance posted to the District’s YouTube account later today.

The band has been working since the first of August on their marching show. They have put in many hours of work on this year’s show. I want to congratulate the band on their performance at the Marching Contest and for all the hard work they put in to prepare for this contest. A special thank you to our band directors, Todd Felty and Crystal Heidle. Also, a special thank you to the Band Boosters and all the parents and friends that have supported the band throughout this marching season.

Cross Country and Board Meeting

Yesterday, all of the Eustace cross country teams won district titles. The Middle School girls and boys, the JV girls and boy, and the varsity girls and boys all brought home the district championship to Eustace. The varsity girls won their title with a combine score of 17 points (in cross country, the lower the score the better). The varsity boys had a perfect score by placing 1st – 6th in their division. There will be videos of the start and finish of the varsity races posted on the Eustace ISD YouTube channel later this morning. Congratulations to all of the runners and the coaches for this outstanding accomplishment!

Tonight, the Eustace ISD Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM and be held in the HS library. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

The Board will hear a presentation by Chartwell Food Service.

 The Board will hear the following reports:

  • RevTrak Report
  • Cash Flow Report for 13-14
  • Notice of Sale
  • Department of Agriculture Food & Nutrition Administrative Review and Summary
  • Reappraisal Plan for Henderson County Appraisal District
  • ICR Report
  • Enrollment and Attendance Report

The Board will consider possible action on the following items:

  • Minutes of previous meetings.
  • Financial Reports
  • TELPAS Report
  • Official Ballot for the Henderson County Appraisal Board of Directors
  • Consider Sale of Property in Log Cabin Estates (two separate bids have been received on different properties.)
  • Update on Ag Building Expansion and Renovation

The Board will enter closed session to consider matters regarding personnel and staffing and student transfers. Any action taken on closed session items will be done in open session.

A reminder that the volleyball team will be traveling to Frankston tonight for a key district game. There will not be a 9th grade game today. The JV will start at 5:00 followed by the varsity.




This Week

Congratulations to the varsity football team on their homecoming victory over Kemp. The Bulldogs won 34-7 to even their district record at 1-1. This week, the Bulldogs travel to Palestine Westwood.

Congratulations to Delaney Worth on being selected as the 2014 Homecoming Queen! The other senior nominees included Noa Taylor, Emily Morton, and Grace Holcombe.

The High School volleyball teams played at West Rusk on Saturday. All three teams came home with wins. The 9th grade and JV teams both won 2-0. The varsity team won their match 3-2. The varsity will have a key game at Frankston this Tuesday.

Today is the district cross country meet. Eustace will host the meet at the 4-Pines Ranch just south of the city limits. The varsity girls will run first at 1:30. The varsity boys will follow at 2:00. The JV girls will run at 2:30 and the JV boys will follow at 3:00. The Middle School girls will run at 3:30 and the Middle School boys at 4:00.

Wednesday the Mighty Bulldog Marching Band will be competing in the UIL Marching Contest at Mesquite. The Bulldog Band will perform at 5:15. There is an admission charge to enter.

This Week

TAKS retests will be given Monday – Thursday this week for anyone that might still need to pass one of these tests.

Monday – District Cross Country at 4-Pines Ranch; MS Volleyball v. Malakoff – 5:00; Band Practice 6:30 – 9:00

Tuesday – HS District Volleyball at Frankston – 5:00; Board Meeting – 7:00 PM – HS Library

Wednesday – Fall Sports Pictures – MS; UIL Marching Contest – Mesquite – Bulldog Band marches at 5:15

Thursday – MS Football at Westwood – 5:00; JV Football v. Westwood – 6:00

Friday – Pumpkin Patch – PS and IS – 5:00 – 8:00; Varsity Football at Westwood – 7:30 

Saturday – MS District Volleyball Tournament at Eustace; High School District Volleyball v. Arp – 5:00; Senior Night for Volleyball


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