State Power Lifting and This Week

Congratulations to Sunni Goodell on placing 2nd at the State Power Lifting meet this past weekend! Congratulations also go out to Marshalla Padgitt who placed 12 in state in her weight class! Both of these young ladies put in a lot of time and work to make it to this level. The power lifting coaches are Clay Ard and Nick Shutak. A picture of all four is at the end of this post.

This Week
Monday – MS Track at Kemp; One Act Play Zone Competition – Van

Tuesday – Kindergarten Family Reading Night; JV & V Softball v. Mildred – 5:00; JV & V Baseball v. Mildred – 5:00

Wednesday – UIL Middle School Concert and Sight Reading at Canton; One Act Play District Competition – Van

Thursday – 2nd Grade Family Reading Night; HS Track at Ferris

Friday – JV & V Softball v. Troup – 5:00; Varsity Baseball v. Troup – 5:30

Saturday – Boys State Power Lifting Meet – Abilene

I hope everyone has a great week!

State Power Lifting Meet - Clay Ard, Sunni Goodell, Marshalla Padgitt, Nick Shutak

State Power Lifting Meet – Clay Ard, Sunni Goodell, Marshalla Padgitt, Nick Shutak

March-May 2015 Theater Arts Schedule of Events

Attention Parents and Theater Arts Students:

Dear Parents,

If you’d like to be involved with any of the events listed below by volunteering time for concession, sewing costumes, providing snacks for meets, etc. Please contact Ms. Beaty at Thank you!

Updated Calendar of Events listed for Theater Arts Program including U.I.L. One Act Play

All Theater Performance Dates, Workshops, Deadlines, Trips & UIL Meets:

March 2015- May 2015

March 15th—Sunday: OAP Script & Community Standards due to Judge

March 18th- Wednesday: TxDot PSA Students meet to film video 5:30 p.m.

March 20th—Friday: Alice in Wonderland One Act Play Sneek Peek Public Performance @ 7:00 call time 5:00 p.m.

March 20th– Friday: Tx Dot PSA Video Due

March 21st- Saturday: Alice in Wonderland One Act Play Sneek Peek Public Performance @7:00 p.m. call time 5:00 p.m.

March 23rd– Monday: One Act Play Zone Contest @ Van High School

March 24th- Wednesday: Dallas Theater Center/Project Discovery Teacher Workshop for Colossal rehearsal with Mr. Kennedy only

March 25th– Wednesday: One Act Play District Contest @ Mabank High School

April 2nd—Thursday: Early Release Day— Rehearsal until 2:30 p.m.

April 3rd—Friday: Bad Weather Makeup Day

April 8th—Wednesday: One Act Play Bi-District @ Mabank

April 13th– Monday: Dallas Theater Center—Teacher Workshop for Sense and Sensibility- Rehearsal with Mr. Kennedy only

April 15th– Wednesday: Colossal at Dallas Theater Center—No Rehearsal

April 16th– Thursday: One Act Play Area-Waco Midway High School -District Track Meet same day

April 24rd—Friday: One Act Play Regional –Blinn College

May 1st—Friday: School Principal’s Day– Drama Club sponsors

May 6th– Wednesday: DTC Sense and Sensibility Trip– No rehearsal

May 15th- Friday: Drama Club Banquet 6:00 p.m.

May 26th– Tuesday: One Act Play State Meet at Austin

Welcome Back, Cheerleaders, and This Week

I hope everyone had a great and relaxing spring break! Counting today, I believe that we have 59 school days left in the 2014-2015 school year. With all the activities and events that are scheduled in the spring, those 59 days will go by quickly!


Tryouts for High School and Middle School cheerleaders were held on March 6. The following students earned a spot on the 2015-2016 Middle School Cheerleading Squad:

Co-Captain – Stephanie Carlson
Co-Captain – Destani Thomasson
Mascot – Sara Caldwell
Dylan Evans
Natalie Tunnell
Jaciana Keller
Samantha Dockins
Gracie Herron
Kami Johnston
Brooke McCord
Jeanne Pickett
Lauren Herring
Faith Sweet
Rubi Bailey
Tatum Gorden
Keidria Hurd

The 2015-2016 JV Cheerleaders include:

Head Cheerleader – Jessica Plunk
Mascot – Kenzie Rogers
Cheyenne Walters
Sierra Castillo
Lilly Sorrells
Colton Gorden
Destinie Culpepper
Madison Fisher

The 2015-2016 Varsity Cheerleaders include:

Head Cheerleader – Ashley Purselley
Co-Captain – Samantha Ferrell
Mascots – Gabi Corder & Lane Smith
Zoie Bailey
Erica Hoops
Anna Gaddis
Madison Lilley
Alexis Ramsey
Payton Schwartz
Haley Purselley
Sadie Cates
Matthew Clark
Myia Bullard
Layne Scott
Abbie Cates
Molly McAtee
Brooke Caldwell

Congratulations to all these cheerleaders!

The Lady Bulldogs softball team is 1-1 in district play. The Lady Bulldogs defeated West Rusk and fell to Arp.

This Week:

Monday – High School Baseball at West Rusk (make-up game)

Tuesday – High School Baseball and Softball at Malakoff – 5:00

Thursday – NHS Secret Pal Luncheon; High School Track at Rains

Friday – Baseball (5:00) and Softball (6:00) at Frankston; Girls State Power Lifting Meet

Saturday – Girls State Power Lifting Meet

I hope everyone has a great week!




Band Contest, Intermediate Grant, Board Meeting Last Night

A reminder that today is an early out day. Buses will run 2 hours early. On Wednesday, the Eustace Bulldog Band competed in the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest in Canton. The Bulldog Band received 1st Divisions from all 3 judges in the concert portion of the contest. In the sight reading portion on the contest the Bulldog Band received an overall rating of 2nd Division, receiving one 1st Division and two 2nd Divisions. I want to congratulate all the students and the band directors, Todd Felty, and Crystal Heidle, for their all their hard work in preparing for this contest. Later today, a video of the concert portion of the contest will be uploaded to the Eustace ISD YouTube page. Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative recently provided Eustace Intermediate School with a grant of $4,200 to provide 20 student with backpacks full of personnel care items. I would like to thank TVEC for their generous contribution to help expand this program for our students. The Eustace ISD Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting last night. The meeting started at 7:00 PM and was held in the High School library. The Board heard the following reports:

  • Texas Taxes Field Guide
  • Region VII Board of Election Update
  • Certification of Unopposed Candidates for School Board Election
  • Update on Certification Classes and Dual-Credit Classes for 2015-2016.
  • Update on Enrollment and Attendance

The Board took the following actions on items:

  • Approved minutes from previous meetings.
  • Approved financial reports as presented.
  • Approved Order of Cancellation for School Board Election.
  • Approved a Resolution urging the Texas Legislature to consider providing full funding for Pre-K programs.
  • Approved a Motion allowing the District to proceed to the next step with regards to establishing its own police force.
  • Approved Agreement with Smith, Lambright & Associates for Audit Services for the Fiscal Year Ending August 31, 2015.
  • Accepted the resignations of Che Martin & Jennifer Clarke.
  • Approved the recommended employment list of Probationary and Non-Probationary employees for 2015-2016.
  • Approved student transfers as presented.
  • Adjourned

A reminder that the girls qualifying for the regional powerlifting meet will be competing in the regional meet today in White Oak. Also, a reminder that our boys and girls track teams will be competing today in Eustace. Field events will start at 2:30. I hope everyone has a great weekend and a safe and happy Spring Break!

Regional Qualifiers in Power Lifting

Congratulations to the following Lady Bulldogs on qualifying for the Regional Power Lifting Meet:

Sunni Goodell, Raini Goodell, Ashley Purselley, Marshalla Padgett, and Jessica Miller

The girls regional meet is this Thursday at 3 PM in White Oak.

Congratulations to Zach Hughes on qualifying for the regional power lifting meet on the boy’s side. The boys regional power lifting meet starts at 9:00 AM this Saturday in Elkhart.



All-District and Academic All-District Girls Basketball

The Eustace Lady Bulldogs led the district with 9 young ladies receiving All-Academic recognition in basketball. Taylor Peebles, Carly Copeland, Grace Holcombe, Karen Cawthon, Zoie Bailey, Kelcie Contreras, Gabi Corder, Kasey Lopez and Hannah Abuhatab were all recognized as All-Academic in District 18-3A.

In addition, Gabi Corder was selected as second team All-District. Taylor Peebles, Carly Copeland, Zoie Bailey, and Grace Holcombe received Honorable Mention recognition.

Congratulations to all these young ladies on their accomplishments!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Make-up Days

First, I want to thank everyone for their patience and cooperation as we have dealt with inclement weather this week. We will always keep the safety of our students, staff, and parents as our first priority. I hope that this will be the final round of winter weather this school year.

Each school district is required to have two bad weather days in their school calendars. These days are holidays unless the district misses school for weather or other unforeseen event (we have also had to miss school in the past for no electricity and for no water). If a district has to miss a day or two, these bad weather days become regular school days. For the 14-15 school year, April 3 and June 5 were designated as bad weather days. These days will now be instructional days.

If you have any questions regarding our bad weather days, please do not hesitate to contact me at