TAKS, EOY Activities, and Update

Yesterday, students in grades 3, 4, 6, & 7 had TAKS reading tests. Students at the Exit level completed their math tests. Today, students in grades 5, 8, 10, and Exit will be taking their science tests. Ninth grade students will be taking their math test.

We are in the process of putting a list together of end of year activities. When finished, the list will be posted here.

Look for the May edition of the Update soon. It should be finished at the end of this week or by the first of next week.

Band Seniors on Caribbean Cruise

Eustace High School senior band members are enjoying a five day cruise to Cozumel and the Yucatan peninsula. All have reported extreme satisfaction with the food and are looking forward to elegant attire and lobster tonight. Internet onboard ship is hit or miss so pics may or may or not appear with this post. If not.. Keep checking back!

TAKS, Baseball, Softball, & Track

The following TAKS tests will be administered today:

  • 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, & 10th grade math
  • Exit Level Retest – ELA

Congratulations go out to the varsity baseball team on making the playoffs. The Bulldogs will be hosting a warm-up game doubleheader on Saturday. Game times are 4:00 and 7:00.

Also, congratulations go out to the softball team on strong showing this year. The Lady Bulldogs were in playoff contention through the last district game. Although they came up a little short in that game, it should not overshadow a much improved season.

Finally, a reminder that the regional track meet will be held May 2 & 3 in Stephenville. Eustace is represented by numerous athletes on both the boys and girls side.

This Week

Eustace, along with all the other districts in the state, will be doing TAKS testing this week. As a result, after school activities will be extremely limited this week.

Tuesday – TAKS Testing – 3, 4, 6, 7, 10 – Math; Exit Level Retest – ELA

Wednesday – 3, 4, 6, 7 – Reading; Exit Level Math; TAKS Exit Level Retest – Math

Thursday – 5, 8, 10, Exit – Science; 9 – Math; Exit Level Retest – Science

Friday – 8, 10, Exit Level – Social Studies; Exit Level Retest – Social Studies

I hope everyone has a great week!

Track Meet and Baseball Today

I want to thank everyone involved for making last night’s regional qualifiers meet a huge success! With 30 teams from all over East Texas and North Texas, spectators got to see some of the top track talent in the state. Special thanks go to our maintenance staff for getting the facilities ready, to the Booster Club for running the concession stand, and to our coaches for organizing and running the meet. Although I do not have the official results yet, the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs placed in the top six in many events.

The JV and varsity baseball teams will be hosting Scurry-Rosser today. The JV game is set to start at 4:30.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Regional Qualifiers Meet Today

Today, EISD will be hosting a regional qualifiers meet. The field events will start at 3:45. The 3200 M run will start at approximately 4:30. All other running events will start at 5:30 and run continuously. Below is a list of schools that will be participating in the meet. Of course, our Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs will be participating in the meet. Some of the best track athletes in the state will be at this meet. I encourage everyone to come out and enjoy an evening of track and field.

  • ALTO
  • Brookhill
  • Como-Pickton
  • Crandall
  • Dallas ISD
  • KEMP
  • Leon
  • Martins Mill
  • Mt Pleasant
  • Paris
  • Quinlan
  • Quitman
  • SOC

Board Meeting Last Night

Last night, the Eustace ISD Board of Trustees met in regular session. The meeting started at 7:00 PM and was held in the High School library. The Board heard the following reports:

  • PaySchools Report
  • A report on students that received certification as Microsoft Office Specialist
  • A report on a letter from TEA on the steps necessary for Eustace ISD to start their own special education program and the steps necessary for the Henderson County Shared Services Arrangement to take for a new fiscal agent.
  • A report on contracted services that will be provided to Athens ISD for the 2011-2012 school year.
  • A report on the Title I, Part A Distinguished School Award that was earned by Eustace Intermediate.

The board took action on the following items:

  • Approved the Certificate of Formation and Bylaws of the Eustace ISD Scholarship Foundation.
  • Certified the superintendent to the Regional Advisory Committee for ESC7.
  • Approved a revision to the Sale of Property Resolution that will allow a minimum bid of $100 for unimproved lots valued at $1,000 or less in the Indian Harbor Subdivision.
  • Approved a resolution extending the Depository Contract & Modifications of Extension Agreement for two years.
  • Approved separation agreement.
  • Accepted resignations of the following Eustace ISD employees: Shana Grant, Judith Wakefield, and Karyn Mullen.
  • Accepted the resignation of the following Henderson County Shared Services Arrangement employee: Claudia Castillo.
  • Approved the sub list as presented.
  • Approved the recommendations for directors, paraprofessionals, and professional employees as presented.
  • Approved the student transfer list as presented.
  • Adjourned.

Regional Qualifiers

The following students qualified to participate in the Regional UIL Academics meet held in Stephenville this past weekend. Congratulations on this accomplishment:

Jerad Rogers – Current Events

Kaitlyn White – Prose

Whitney Frosch – Ready Writing

Nancy Murff – Literary Criticism

Allison Bradbury – Headline Writing


The regional track meet will be held May 2 & 3 in Stephenville. EHS will be well represented at the regional meet. Below is a listing of the regional qualifiers and their events:


Megan Gunter – 3200 M Run – 1st place in district

Terrah Hererra – 3200 M Run – 2nd place in district

Karli Gallops – 800 M Run – 2nd place in district

Jaci Aiken – 110 M High Hurdles – 1st place in district

Mallory Keeling – 110 M High Hurdles – 3rd place in district

Mallory Keeling – 300 M Intermediate Hurdles – 1st place in district

Allie Cass – 300 M Intermediate Hurdles – 3rd place in district

Kacie Richards – 200 M Dash – 3rd place in district

Megan Gunter – 1600 M Run – 2nd place in district

Vanessa Lopez – Discus – 2nd place in district

Allie Cass – High Jump – 1st place in district

Catania Grant – Long Jump – 1st place in district

Jaci Aiken – Long Jump – 2nd place in district

Alexis Cravey – Pole Vault – 3rd place in district

Jaci Aiken – Triple Jump – 1st place in district

Catania Grant – Triple Jump – 3rd place in district



Evan Arambula – 3200 M Run – 1st place in district

Gavin Kirkhart – 3200 M Run – 2nd place in district

Jajuane Bennett – 800 M Run – 1st place in district

Michael Yates – 800 M Run – 2nd place in district

Jajuane Bennett – 40 M Dash – 1st place in district

Jared Rogers – 300 M Hurdles – 2nd place in district

Evan Arambula – 1600 M Run – 1st place in district

Gavin Kirkhart – 1600 M Run – 3rd place in district

Michael Yates

Joshua Dunn

John Bradburn

Jajuane Bennet – 1600 M Relay – 1st place in district

Taylor Brown – Discus – 1st place in district

Tyler Stokes – Pole Vault – 3rd place in district

Ricky Dixon – Shot Put – 3rd place in district

View "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller EHS 2010-2011 U.I.L. One Act Play

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If you missed it, here is your chance to see it!  You may click on the above player and view the public performance from 4/8/11. Enjoy the show!!!

“The Crucible” by Arthur Miller is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

This Week

Today is the start of the final six weeks of this school year. Counting today, there are 34 school days left in the 2010-2011 school year. This Friday was scheduled as a bad weather day. Because of the days that we missed for bad weather, we will be on a regular schedule this Friday.


Monday – Begin 6th 6 Weeks

Tuesday – Pre-K and Kindergarten Round Up – Primary; Board Meeting – 7:00 PM – HS Library; Softball at Blooming Grove – 4:30; Varsity Baseball v. Life Oak at Waxahachie – 6:00

Thursday – Report Cards; Regional Qualifiers Track Meet – Eustace

Friday – Regular schedule for classes; JV & V Baseball v. Scurry – 4:30

I hope everyone has a great week!