All State Volleyball

Congratulations to Kaci Richards, Casey Bramblitt, and Chelsea Oldham on being named to All State teams in volleyball! Kaci Richards was selected to the Texas Sports Writers Association All State first team. Kaci was also a first team selection by the Texas Girls Coaches Association. In addition to the all state honors, Kaci was named as to the All Henderson County first team. Kaci is a senior at EHS.

Casey Bramblitt and Chelsea Oldham were both named Academic All State players. Casey was also chosen as a first team All Henderson County player. Both Casey and Chelsea are seniors at EHS.

Congratulations to all three of these young ladies for these outstanding honors!

Bad Weather Information

As we get our first real taste of cold weather, it is an appropriate time to talk about how to find out information if winter weather becomes an issue. If there is a question about the safety of our roads, EISD will either delay the start of school or cancel classes entirely. Every effort will be made to make this decision in a timely manner. Usually, at the latest, we will have a decision made by 6:00 AM. Information will then be posted on our website, sent to local media, and texted to everyone that has signed up for text messages through Celly. Information will be sent to radio station KCKL (95.9 FM) and  Channel 5 and Channel 8 TV stations. If you would like to sign up for text message alerts, please visit our homepage at On the right side of the page, right below our Twitter feed, is information about signing up for our Celly account. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at


This Week

First, congratulations to the boys and girls basketball teams on their performances at the Fruitvale Tournament this past weekend. The girls placed fourth and the boys placed 2nd!

This is the last full week before Christmas break. It is also a week filled with activities and events.

Monday – Bulldog Extra – 3:45 – 5:45; HS All-Region Band Auditions at Kemp; MS Basketball – Boys at Red Oak Life, Girls v. Red Oak Life – 5:00 PM

Tuesday – Bulldog Extra – 3:45 – 5:45; HS Basketball – Boys v. Miveola 5:00 PM, Girls at Faith Family (District Game)

Wednesday – Bulldog Extra – 3:45 – 5:45

Thursday – Bulldog Extra – 3:45 – 5:45; Middle School UIL Academic Contest at Malakoff; Christmas Concert – 7:00 PM

Friday – HS Basketball – Girls v. Palmer (District Game); Boys at Blooming Grove – 6:00

I hope everyone has a great week!

Drive 4 UR School

On October 5, EISD hosted a Drive 4 UR School fund raiser. This fund raiser was made possible by Tri-County Ford in Mabank. EISD received an amount for each test drive that was taken that day. This week, Tri-County Ford presented EISD with a check in the amount of $5,780!

I want to thank everyone that took the time to come up and test drive one of the new Ford vehicles. I also want to say a very special thank you to Tri-County Ford for allowing us this opportunity.

We will utilize these funds in our scholarship foundation and to possibly add additional technology to the district.  Again, thanks to everyone for your help!!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens dramatized by Martha B. King

Eustace High School would like to cordially invite you to attend our fall production “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens.

Join us for a night of festivities on December 7th or 9th at 7:00 p.m. to see the classic Christmas story we’ve all grown to love over the years, “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens dramatized by Martha B. King.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. & Tickets will be sold at the door. $5 for adults, $3 for students or Senior Citizens. We will also have a canned food donation box at the entrance for those that would like to do more for those in need this holiday season.

Bring your family and join us on these very special nights to celebrate the holiday season!

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Publishing, Anchorage, IL.

All-District Football

The All-District selections for football have been released. Several Bulldogs received honors. Below is a complete list:

Player Position Honor
Adam Carson Utility Player of the Year
Jalen Seahorn Running Back 1st Team
Tyler Folsom Fullback 1st Team
Ramon Ramirez Tight End 1st Team
Thomas Hyde Lineman 1st Team
Zach Hughes Lineman 2nd Team
Ridge Smith Lineman Honorable Mention
Ryan Brown Quarterback Honorable Mention
Kyle Purselley Line Player of the Year
Zach Hughes Line 1st Team
Nathan Denson Linebacker 1st Team
John Bradburn Secondary 1st Team
Abed Abuhatub Linebacker 2nd Team
Steven Stine Secondary 2nd Team
Gavin Kirkhart Secondary Honorable Mention
Corbin Nielson Secondary Honorable Mention
Special Teams    
Kyle Purselley Kicker 1st Team

Board Meeting Last Night

Last night, the EISD Board of Trustees met in called session. The meeting started at 6:00 PM and was held in the HS library.

The Board heard the following reports:

  • Annual Highly Qualified Report
  • PaySchools Report
  • Update on State and Federal Grants
  • Tax Property Resale Report
  • Summer Feeding Program Report

The Board took the following actions:

  • Approved casting all 64 votes for Don McAfee for Henderson County Appraisal District Board of Directors Place 3
  • Approved the October financial reports as presented.
  • Approved Update 95
  • Adjourned

The regular monthly board meeting is set for December 18. Prior to the regular board meeting, the EISD Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on the 2011-2012 AEIS reports for the district and campuses. Everyone is encouraged to attend the hearing and the regular board meeting to follow.

Tonight, there will be five basketball games in Rice starting at 4:00 PM.

Improper to Mixed Number

Eustace Middle School 6th grade math students show how to change a mixed numeral into an improper fraction and how to change an improper fraction into a mixed numeral.
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This Week

Last Friday, I reported that Governor Perry had asked Education Commissioner Michael Williams to defer implementation of the rule that provided that end of course tests count 15% of a student’s final grade in a class. Commissioner Williams has indeed provided instructions to districts that the 15% rule has been deferred until the 2013-2014 school year.

There is a called board meeting scheduled for tonight. The meeting will be held at 6:00 PM in the HS library. The main purpose of the meeting will be to take care of some time-sensitive items that cannot wait until the regular board meeting on December 18.

Agenda items include:

  • Annual Highly Qualified Report
  • Consider votes for Henderson County Appraisal District Board of Directors – Place 3
  • Superintendent Reports – Financial Reports for October, PaySchools Report, Update on State and Federal Grants, Tax Property Resale Report, and Summer Feeding Program Report
  • Consider Update 95 – Second Reading

All interested parties are encouraged to attend tonight’s called board meeting.

This Week

Monday – End of Course Retests; Bulldog Extra – 3:45 – 5:45; MS Basketball – Boys v. Kemp, Girls at Kemp 4:30

Tuesday – End of Course Retests; Bulldog Extra – 3:45 – 5:45; MS All Region Band Auditions; HS Basketball at Rice – 4:00

Wednesday – End of Course Retests; Bulldog Extra – 3:45 – 5:45;

Thursday – End of Course Retests; Bulldog Extra – 3:45 – 5:45; Elementary UIL Contest at Malakoff; VG and VB Basketball at Friutvale Tournament; 9th and JV Boys Basketball at Van Tournament

Friday – End of Course Retests; Decorate for Christmas on the Square – Primary; VG and VB Basketball at Friutvale Tournament; 9th and JV Boys Basketball at Van Tournament

Saturday – VG and VB Basketball at Friutvale Tournament; 9th and JV Boys Basketball at Van Tournament; Christmas on the Square – Parade starts at 5:30

I hope everyone has a great week!