Football, Cross Country, Volleyball and This Week

Congratulations to the volleyball teams on their wins against Blooming Grove! All three teams posted victories!

Our cross country teams turned in strong performances at the Eustace Small School Scramble on Saturday. The varsity boys team and JV boys team placed 1st. The varsity girls team placed 2nd. A special thank you to all the people that helped make the meet possible. A very special thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Jones for allowing us to use their beautiful Four Pines Ranch to host the meet. Videos of the start and finish for the high school races have been posted to the Eustace YouTube channel:

Congratulations to the varsity football team on their victory against Palmer! The win puts the Bulldogs at 7 – 0 for the season and 2 – 0 in district play. A video of the last few minutes of the game and the school song has been posted to teh Eustace YouTube channel:

This Week

Monday – Band practice 6:30 – 9:00; MS volleyball at Malakoff – 4:30

Tuesday – Exit Level retests; HS volleyball v. Mildred – 5:00; School board meeting, 7:00 PM, HS library

Wednesday – Exit Level retests; UIL Marching Contest – Mesquite Memorial Stadium  – Bulldog band performs at 5:00

Thursday – Exit Level Retests; MS football v. Grandview – 5:00; JV football at Grandview – 6:00

Friday – Exit Level retests; Early Childhood – trip to fire station; HS volleyball v. Leon – 4:30; Varsity football v. Grandview – 7:30

Saturday – MS district volleyball tournamet at Teague

I hope everyone has a great week!

Volleyball and Lawsuit Update

Congratulations to the the JV and Varsity volleyball teams on their victories against Teague last night! The Lady Bulldogs will be traveling to Blooming Grove on Friday.

We received word yesterday that the Texas Taxpayer and Student Fairness Coalition has filed their lawsuit against the state regarding the current school funding system. Currently, there are over 160 school districts throughout the state that have joined this lawsuit. It is expected that this number will continue to grow in the coming weeks and months. The lawsuit filed is comprehensive in nature in that it does not focus on just one aspect of the funding system. Instead, it focuses on all of the following: adequacy, suitability, equal protection, meaningful discretion, statewide property tax, efficiency, student equity and taxpayer equity.

Under the current system, weighted student revenues range from under $5,000 per student to more than $12,000 per student. Eustace ISD is one of the districts that is funded at under $5,000 per student. In addition, tax rates range from $.70 to $1.17 per $100 of property value. Some districts are only able to generate $49.80 per penny per student of adopted tax rate. Other districts are able to generate almost $69.00 per penny per student of adopted tax rate. The taxpayers of EISD should not be asked to provide funding levels that are being provided by the state to other districts.

I will pass along further information from the Coalition when it is received.




Cross Country and Band

Below is an summary of the cross country results from this past weekend. A special thank you to Wendy Renteria for the information:

The Eustace Cross Country Teams competed at the Forney Community Park on Saturday, October 8, 2011. The meet held a 5A and under Varsity division, 5A and under JV division, and a Middle School division.

The Varsity Girls placed 9th out of 13 teams and 89 individuals in the 5A and under division. The team was lead by Meagan Gunter who placed 20th and ran a 13:33, next was Samantha Crocker who placed 51st, Crystal Garza placed 56th, Tarah Herrera placed 57th, Emily Morton placed 63rd, Kara Zimmerer placed 67th, and Shelby Stegent placed 83rd.

The Varsity Boys placed 2nd out of 12 teams and 74 individuals in the 5A and under division. The team was lead by Evan Arambula who placed 3rd and ran a 16:56, next was Mark Zimmerer who placed 8th, Michael Yates placed 13th, Jason Ballenger placed 22nd, and Gavin Kirkhart placed 28th.

The JV Girls had one runner in Madi Allen who placed 31st out of 94 individuals.

The JV Boys placed 4th out of 9 teams and 82 individuals in the 5A and under division. The team was lead by Trey Russell who placed 7th and ran a 19:33, next was Brandon Hall who placed 17th, Ryan Brown placed 26th, Thomas Henderson placed 27th, Hunter Norris placed 35th, Aaron Shugart placed 68th, and Chris Farnsworth placed 73rd.

In talking with Mr. Felty yesterday, he stated that he thought the band finished 9th in the Mabank Marching Festival. There was a little confusion about the final placement because some of the event was cancelled due to rain.

A reminder that the High School volleyball teams will be traveling to Teague tonight. The 9th grade game will start at 5:00. The JV game will start immediately following the 9th grade game and the varsity will start immediately following the JV game.

Blake Ward is leading the voting for’s defensive player of the week. To vote, go to You must register to vote.


This Week

Congratulations to the volleyball teams on their victories against Malakoff on Friday! It was a clean sweep with the 9th, JV, and varsity teams all earning wins!

Congratulations to the varsity footballl team on their victory against Sunnyvale on Friday! The Bulldogs earned a hard-fought 24-17 victory. This was the first district game of the year. The Bulldogs are now 6-0 on the season and 1-0 in district. 

I will have results for band and cross country tomorrow.

This Week:

This is Career Week at the Primary School.

Monday – Band practice – 6:30-9:00; MS volleyball v. Blooming Grove

Tuesday – HS volleyball at Teague – 5:00

Thursday – MS football at Palmer – 5:00; JV football v. Palmer – 6:00

Friday – 2nd Grade TVCC Day; HS volleyball at Blooming Grove – 4:30; Varsity football at Palmer – 7:30

Saturday – Eustace Cross Country Meet

Remember to check out our new YouTube channel at

I hope everyone has a great week!

YouTube Channel and Events

We are trying an experiment with a YouTube channel devoted exclusively to the events of EISD. Right now, there are a limited number of videos on the channel, but we hope to expand the choices in the coming weeks. To access the Eustace ISD channel, go to . If you have videos involving activities and events of EISD that you would like to see posted to this site, please get them to me. Our students and staff work hard to be successful. This is another opportunity that we have to showcase their success.

A reminder that our volleyball teams will be traveling to Malakoff today for a district match against the Tigers. The games start at 4:30. Our varsity football team will be traveling to Sunnyvale tonight. This is both teams first district game. Kickoff is set for 7:30. The Mighty Bulldog Marching band and the EHS cheerleaders will be providing entertainment and support throughout the game.

The cross country teams will be competing on Saturday in Forney. In addition, the Mighty Bulldog Marching Band will be performing in the Mabank Marching Festival.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Game Broadcast and EASA Pep Rally

We received information yesterday that Friday’s football game against Sunnyvale will be broadcast live on the Internet. Below is the information about this broadcast:

The Sportsgram Internet Sports Network will be broadcasting live on the world wide web at  this Friday’s district football opener between Eustace and Sunnyvale. Hopefully, this message will give you time to let the Eustace community know that should anyone not be able to attend the game, they can listen to the live broadcast beginning at approximately 7:10 p.m.  at
There are no fees and no special codes to access the game. We have had fathers
stationed overseas and on bases in other states send e-mails to sportsgram with
their appreciation of being able to listen to their sons’ games live on the
Internet. The broadcast will be archived immediately following the game, thus
allowing the broadcast to be accessed at the listener’s convenience throughout
the year.

This information and the links to access the website have been posted on the district’s homepage.

I want to congratulate all the people involved in making the EASA pep rally a great success. There was a great turnout and everyone got to meet all the cheerleaders, the cheerleader sponsors, the players, and all the coaches. I will be working on posting a video of the pep rally to our website today. Look for a notice on Twitter when it is posted.


This Week

I hope everyone had a great three-day weekend! We have officially finished the first six weeks of the 11-12 school year. Today marks the start of the second six weeks. The second six weeks will end on November 4.

This week is fire prevention week.

Tuesday – HS volleyball – Open

Wednesday – Cookie dough fundraiser begins at Intermediate.

Thursday – Report cards; Perfect attendance treat – Intermediate; MS football at Sunnyvale – 5:00; JV FB v. Sunnyvale – 6:00

Friday – 6 weeks awards – Primary; Right Choice snow cones – Intermediate; HS volleyball at Malakoff – 4:30; Varsity football at Sunnyvale – 7:30

Saturday – Mabank Marching Festival

I hope everyone has a great week!