This Week

Congratulations to the varsity football team on their homecoming win against Kemp. The Bulldogs are 3-2 on the year and 1-0 in district play. The Bulldogs travel to Malakoff this Friday. A special thank you to everyone that came out to the homecoming game this year. We had a great crowd!

As always, our band and our cheerleaders provided support and entertainment throughout the game. A video of the bands halftime performance will be posted later today on the EISD’s YouTube page, www.youtube.com/eustaceisd.

Congratulations to Megan Gunter on being chosen as the 2013 Homecoming Queen! A video of the ceremony will also be on the EISD’s YouTube channel later today.

The varsity volleyball team battled back from a two game deficit to defeat Palmer 3-2 on Saturday. The win provided Eustace with a perfect 8-0 record for the first half of district competition. The JV team also posted a win against Palmer to stay undefeated in district. The JV and varsity teams have a bye this Tuesday. The Lady Bulldogs host Kemp this Friday to open the second round of district play.

This Week

Monday – Band Practice – 6:30 – 9:00; MS Volleyball v. Kemp – 4:30

Tuesday  – Intermediate School Fund Raiser Begins; Volleyball – Bye

Wednesday – Intermediate Individual School Pictures

Thursday – Middle School and JV Football v. Malakoff – 5:00

Friday – End 1st 6 Weeks; Cross Country at Lindale; High School Volleyball v. Kemp – 4:30; Varsity Football at Malakoff – 7:30

Saturday – Mesquite Marching Festival

Monday – October 7 – Comp Day – No Classes

I hope everyone has a great week!

Homecoming Friday

First, I want to welcome back all EISD alumni. We truly appreciate you taking the time to return to Eustace to celebrate the 2013 Homecoming!

Last night, our 7th and 8th grade teams posted wins over Kemp. The 7th grade Bulldogs won 20 – 6 and the 8th grade Bulldogs posted a 26 – 0 victory over Kemp. The JV football team tied Kemp 26 – 26.

Thanks to everyone that came out for the bonfire last night. Your support is greatly appreciated.

I want to invite everyone out to the district-wide pep rally this morning. The pep rally will start at around 9:00 AM at Bulldog Stadium.

Tonight, our Bulldogs will face Kemp in the first district game of the season. The Mighty Bulldog Marching Band and the EHS varsity cheerleaders will be providing support and entertainment. Kickoff is set for 7:30 PM.

Tomorrow our cross country teams travel to Van. Also, our volleyball team has its only Saturday district game of the season. The JV and varsity teams will host Palmer. The JV game starts at 3:00 PM.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Homework Help Sites and Apps

I ran across this article today. I cannot vouch for any of these services – just wanted to make people aware of them.

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16 engaging homework help resources

Posted By Laura Devaney On September 26, 2013 @ 6:00 am In Curriculum,Featured on eSchool News,Technologies,Top News | No Comments

Websites, apps offer quick and easy homework help

[1]With school back in session, curriculum directors, teachers, and students are eager to begin the new school year armed with tools for learning in the classroom and mastering concepts at home. Homework help resources can aid students and parents as they work through math assignments, craft essays, and more.

Below are a number of homework help resources. We’ve included apps and websites in order to offer a wide variety of help for students who may have access to different devices at home.

Do you have a favorite homework help tool? Let us know in the comments below.

Apps

BuzzMath Middle School [2] (Free)
Using this app, middle school students can personalize their math learning in an engaging, challening manner. The app features more than 270 Common Core-aligned practice activities, instant feedback to help students master skills, detailed reporting tools, and more.

FlashCards++ [3]($3.99)
Parents and/or students can create their own flashcards with this app, which is appropriate for kindergarten through twelfth grade. Cards can be backed up with Dropbox in case of data loss.

Grammar Guide ($.99)
iTunes [4]
Android [5]
Grammar Guide will help students access a quick reference guide filled with general grammar rules, hints, and references.

iFormulas [6] (Free)
iFormulas is a quick and easy way to access often-used mathematical formulas. This app will help students list and categorize hundreds of math formulas. Students also can designate their favorite formulas for quick access.

(Next page: More apps, plus 7 websites for help)

iHomework [7] ($1.99)
From time to time, students need help with homework management. iHomework can help. A calendar function lets students schedule class times and homework assignments, and also lets students set reminders.

Mathemagics – Easy Algebra Fast [8] ($1.99)
This algebra-focused app can help students learn to think differently about algebraic equations. It offers an animated step-by-step look in each lesson.

Shake-a-Phrase ($1.99)
iTunes [9]
Android [10]
Students can use this language app to help them practice parts of speech, build vocabulary, and more. It features more than 2,000 words in five different themes.

Shakespeare In Bits: Macbeth iPad Edition [11] ($14.99)
While on the pricier side, this $14.99 iPad app offers outstanding help for students studying Macbeth. The app includes the full text, plot summaries, and character analysis. It also offers in-text translation for some of the more difficult Shakespearean terms. A fully animated version accompanies the entire play, and the app highlights the play’s text as actors speak.

Word Wonderland (Free)
iTunes [12]
Android [13]
Students can lead a frog through an adventure as they receive game-based help developing word sorting. The app, from McGraw-Hill School Education Group, is geared toward students in kindergarten through second grade. Upgrades are available for a fee.

Websites

Math Forum at Drexel University [14]
This site offers help for math students in elementary school through high school, and also offers college-level resources. Archives are organized by grade level and math topic, and the site also offers a frequently asked questions section.

(Next page: More websites for homework help)

Cosmeo [15]
This $9.95-a-month homework help service, which offers a free trial, includes educational videos, tutorials, biographies, and reference materials. Kids also have access to multimedia, such as games.

Fact Monster [16]
A number of academic topics are covered on this help site, including a homework center, an almanac, a collection of cool facts, and games and quizzes. The site also features polls, daily history facts, birthday, and analogies, and more.

BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper [17]
This homework help site connects students with online resources for many school subjects, including foreign languages, current events, science, math, and computer science and programming.

24/7 Tutor [18]
This app offers free language learning help for Spanish, French, Russian, German, and Italian. It provides a set of the most common and useful words and phrases, organized by topic and category. An audio recording by a native speaker is available for each element.

HippoCampus [19]
Looking for help on a variety of subjects? This free site organizes homework help by subject, and then breaks those subjects into narrower fields. Students in middle school and up can create free accounts to access help and resources.

Shmoop [20]
Seeking help on literature, civics, economics, digital literacy, math, poetry, or more? Shmoop gives teenage students help and explanations, as well as a dose of humor. Access to some materials is fee-based, but much of the site is free. It also offers a section for teachers.


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[2] BuzzMath Middle School: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/buzzmath-middle-school/id593186620?mt=8

[3] FlashCards++ : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flashcards++/id378786877?mt=8

[4] iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-guide/id319062438?mt=8

[5] Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vlrsc.GrammarGuide&hl=en

[6] iFormulas: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iformulas/id346888659?mt=8

[7] iHomework: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ihomework/id302786560?mt=8

[8] Mathemagics – Easy Algebra Fast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mathemagics-easy-algebra-fast/id500955086?mt=8

[9] iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shake-a-phrase/id436414534?mt=8&ls=1

[10] Android: http://www.amazon.com/Artgig-Studio-Shake-a-Phrase/dp/B00BBE1SCI/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1360595651&sr=8-4&keywords=shake+a+phrase

[11] Shakespeare In Bits: Macbeth iPad Edition: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shakespeare-in-bits-macbeth/id407223613?mt=8

[12] iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/word-wonderland-primary-lite/id604126451?mt=8

[13] Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.atm.wordElemLite

[14] Math Forum at Drexel University: http://mathforum.org/dr.math/

[15] Cosmeo: http://www.cosmeo.com/welcome/index.html?CFID=21165633&CFTOKEN=72410270

[16] Fact Monster: http://www.factmonster.com/

[17] BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper: http://www.bjpinchbeck.com

[18] 24/7 Tutor: http://www.247tutor.com/

[19] HippoCampus: http://www.hippocampus.org/

[20] Shmoop: http://www.shmoop.com/

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Bonfire Tonight

Everyone is invited to come out and be a part of the 2013 Bonfire. Events will start around 7:30 with the parade of athletes, cheerleaders, and band. The bonfire will be held just south of Bulldog Stadium.

A reminder that our Middle School and JV football teams will be traveling to Kemp for games today. The 7th grade is scheduled to kickoff at 5:00.

Tomorrow, the homecoming pep rally will take place at around 9:00 AM at Bulldog Stadium. The parade will start at about 8:45 at the High School. The parade route will take it by the Middle School bus loop, down Henderson Street to pick up the Primary and Intermediate, and then on to Bulldog Stadium. Everyone is invited to come out and join in the pep rally.