Charlotte's Web

Eustace Middle School will be participating in the U.I.L. One Act Play contest on December 7, 2013 at Kemp High School. Please join us to see Charlotte’s Web a play based on the work of E.B. White and adapted by Joseph Robinette. There will be public performances for family and friends at Eustace High School on December 13 and 14 at 7:00 p.m. You won’t want to miss this family classic! Come and join us!

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Post-District Cross Country and Volleyball

The Eustace High School cross country teams dominated at the district competition this year. All four teams (varsity boys, varsity girls, JV boys, & JV girls) won the district championship. The varsity teams will compete this Saturday in the regional cross country meet. The site of the regional meet has changed. This year, the meet will be held at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie. The Eustace girls team runs at 11:15 and the boys team runs at 11:40.

All three (9th, JV, and varsity) Eustace High School volleyball teams won district championships this year. The varsity will be playing a warm-up game against Crandall this Friday at 4:30. The game will be played in Crandall. Next Monday, November 4, the varsity team will play for the bi-district championship against Edgewood. The game will be played at Wills Point and is scheduled to start at 6:00.

This Week

Congratulations to the JV and varsity volleyball teams on their wins against Faith Family last Friday. The varsity remains undefeated in district play going into tomorrow’s contest against Palmer. The varsity team has secured the outright district championship already. There is a warm-up game for the playoffs scheduled for this Friday against Crandall. The game will be played in Crandall and is set to start at 4:30.

Congratulations to the varsity football team on their win against Grand Saline last Friday. The Bulldogs have a bye week this week before heading to Lone Oak on November 8.

Finally, a big congratulations to the Mighty Bulldog Marching Band on their performance at the Area Marching Contest Saturday. The Bulldog Band finished their marching contest season having received at Division 1 at the UIL Regional Marching Contest, a Division 1 at the Mesquite Marching Festival, and finishing as the 3rd place band at the Cedar Creek Marching Festival. Congratulations to our band directors, Todd Felty and Crystal Heidel, all of the band members, and to the parents and other supporters that followed the band throughout the season.

This Week

This is Red Ribbon Week for all of the EISD schools. Each campus will be having various activities in support of Red Ribbon Week.

Tuesday – High School District Volleyball at Palmer – 5:00 (JV and Varsity)

Friday – High School Varsity Volleyball at Crandall – 4:30

Saturday – Regional Cross Country Meet – Grand Prairie

I hope everyone has a great week!

Volleyball and By the Numbers

Congratulations to all three High School volleyball teams on their wins against Scurry-Rosser last night. The varsity’s win puts them at 14-0 in district with two games remaining. The JV and varsity teams travel to Dallas on Friday to take on Faith Family.

With the first six weeks behind us, I wanted to take a few minutes and look at the numbers from the first six weeks. Below is a comparison of the actual attendance numbers from the 1st 6 weeks and the numbers that  were used to build the 2013-2014 budget:

 

Difference
Earned (Est.) Budget Earned v. Budget
ADA 1388.069 1351.44 36.629
High School ADA 389.793 353.769 36.024
SE FTE 58.284 57.673 0.611
Mainstream ADA 26.017 29.166 -3.149
CATE 55.54 52.92 2.62
GT Students 43 49.6 -6.6
Comp 1074.7 1074.7 0
Bilingual 16.83 18.896 -2.066
Reg Block $6,854,161 $6,679,479 $174,682
SE $1,117,251 $1,125,928 -$8,677
CATE $403,314 $384,572 $18,742
GT $27,468 $31,752 -$4,284
Comp $1,156,162 $1,157,022 -$860
High School
Allotment
$107,193 $97,286 $9,907
Bilingual $9,052 $10,172 -$1,120
Trans $147,504 $147,504 $0
Total Tier I $9,822,105 $9,633,715 $188,390
Less Local $5,132,703 $5,132,703 $0
Tier I $4,689,402 $4,501,012 $188,390
Tier II $388,343 $374,139 $14,204
Other Programs $49,500 $49,500 $0
$5,127,245 $4,924,651 $202,594
Less Available $378,403 $378,403 $0
Total
Foundation School Fund
$4,748,842 $4,546,248 $202,594

 

As you can see, we are earning about $200,000 more than was budgeted for 2013-2014. Of course, this is only through the 1st 6 weeks and will change as the year progresses. The majority of this difference comes from an increase in our ADA. Over the course of the 2012-2013 school year, our ADA averaged about 1351. This was the number that was used in the 2013-2014 budget. Since we are earning more ADA than this, we are also earning more state funding.

EISD is also earning slightly more in career and technology (CATE) than was budgeted. This funding is based on students enrolled in classes such as Ag, business, and technology.

As you look at the numbers, you might notice that while there is a slight increase in special education FTEs, we are actually showing less in state funding. That has to do with the type of services required by our students. Students receiving certain special education services receive more state funding. Right now, while we may be serving more students, these students do not require the more extensive services.

Overall, after the first six weeks, EISD is doing well with regards to state funding. As the year progresses, I will update these numbers. If you ever have any questions regarding state funding or the budget, please feel free to contact me at cholcombe@eustaceisd.net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Girls District Cross Country 2013

The start and finish of the 2013 Varsity Girls Cross Country District Meet. Eustace won the district championship.
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Varsity Boys District Cross Country 2013

The start and finish of the 2013 Varsity Boys District Cross Country Meet. Eustace won the district championship.
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District Cross Country Champs!

The EHS cross country teams made a clean sweep at the district meet yesterday. Both the varsity boys and varsity girls captured district championships. The JV boys and girls were also district champs. Congratulations to all the runners and coaches on this accomplishment. Also, a special thanks to all of the fans that came out to the 4 Pines Ranch to support the runners.

Later today, there will be videos of the starts and finishes of the varsity races posted to the district’s YouTube page. When I receive individual results, I will pass those along as well.

A reminder that the High School volleyball teams will be traveling to Scurry tonight for a district volleyball match. The 9th grade game begins at 5:00 PM.