Early Release Today and Christmas Holidays

Today is another early release day for the district. School will be dismissed 2 hours early. Buses will leave the High School at around 1:30 to start their routes. Tomorrow is a comp day for the district. Students and staff get to start their breaks a little earlier than usual.

Our Christmas break will officially start on December 23 and go through January 3. Students will also have Monday, January 6 as a holiday. Staff will have a workday on the 6th. Classes will resume at their regular times on Tuesday, January 7.

During the break, the High School boys and girls basketball teams will be playing games. Tomorrow, both the boys and girls have a district game against Kemp. The JV teams will start at 2:00, followed by the varsity girls and then the varsity boys.

The varsity boys teams will be playing in the Meridian Tournament December 27-28.

The boys and girls will have another district game on Friday, January 3 at Red Oak Life.

I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Christmas break. I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Middle School UIL Results and Board Meeting Last Night

The Middle School UIL Academic Competition was held last week in Malakoff. For the second year in a row, Eustace Middle School won the overall completion. EMS scored over 1,000 points to capture first place. The second place team scored 728 points. Congratulations to all of the students and staff on this accomplishment!! Below are the individual results for Eustace:

6 Grade Editorial Writing
1– Ashton Milner – Eustace
5– Hannah Patterson – Eustace
6– Jaden Lopen – Eustace
 
7 Grade Editorial Writing
1– Mady Bragg – Eustace
 
8 Grade Editorial Writing
2 – Brooke Caldwell – Eustace
 
6  Grade Ready Writing
2 – Hannah Patterson – Eustace
4– Jaden Lopez – Eustace
5– Ashton Milner – Eustace
 
7 Grade Ready Writing
1– Mady Bragg – Eustace
6– Brooke McAtee – Eustace
 
8 Grade Ready Writing
3 – Anna Gaddis – Eustace
5– Brooke Caldwell – Eustace
 
6 Grade Spelling
3 – Dalton Page – Eustace
Team
2– Eustace
 
7– Grade Spelling
4– Nancy Lowe – Eustace
Team
3– Eustace
 
8– Grade Spelling
3– Arian McDonald – Eustace
Team
3– Eustace
 
6 Grade Social Studies
1– Hannah Patterson – Eustace
3– Macy Penix – Eustace
4– Ashton Milner – Eustace
Teams
1– Eustace
 
7 Grade Social Studies
 
3Madison Holbert – Eustace
3– Cheyenne Walters – Eustace
3– Mady Bragg – Eustace
Teams
1– Eustace
 
8 Grade Social Studies
3– Bucky Womble – Eustace
4– T. J. Howard – Eustace
4– Alyssa Dunlap – Eustace
Teams
2– Eustace
 
7 Grade Mathematics
1– Noah Johnson – Eustace
3– Garrett Griffin – Eustace
6– Brooke McAtee – Eustace
Teams
1– Eustace
 
8 Grade Mathematics
4– Micah Zimmerer – Eustace
6– McKenzie Skiles – Eustace
Teams
3– Eustace
 
6 Grade Music
1 – Jillean Shephard – Eustace
2– Brittany Hukill – Eustace
3– Francisco Gomez – Eustace
4– Jonathan Guard – Eustace
5– Zack Wyatt – Eustace
Teams
1– Eustace
 
6 Grade Calculator
6– Colby Carpenter – Eustace
Teams
3– Eustace
 
7 Grade Calculator
1– Madison Fisher – Eustace
4– Ashlyn Burke – Eustace
5– Abby Cates – Eustace
Teams
1– Eustace
 
8 Grade Calculator
1 – Alex Dupree- Eustace
2– Micah Zimmerer –Eustace
6– Justyne Romano – Eustace
Teams
1– Eustace
 
6 Grade Dictionary
2– Zachary Usmiller – Eustace
3– Jaden Lopez – Eustace
4– Bailey Holbert – Eustace
Teams
1 – Eustace
 
7 Grade Dictionary
1– Brooke McAtee- Eustace
6– McKayla Phoh – Eustace
Teams
2– Eustace
 
8 Grade Dictionary
5– Anna Gaddis – Eustace
6– Jaci Gray – Eustace
Teams
2– Eustace
 
6 Grade Number Sense
2– Ryan Perry – Eustace
4– Trey Oakley – Eustace
Teams
1– Eustace
 
7 Grade Number Sense
2– Madison Fisher – Eustace
4– Ashlyn Burke – Eustace
Teams
3– Eustace
 
8 Grade Number Sense
4– Bethany Rockwood – Eustace
Teams
3– Eustace
 
6 Grade Oral Reading
1– Trey Oakley – Eustace
2– Maggie Groom – Eustace
5– Bailey Holbert – Eustace
 
7 Grade Oral Reading
2– Madison Lilley – Eustace
3– Gracie Woodland – Eustace
4– Yasmine Washington – Eustace
 
8 Grade Oral Reading
1– Anna Gaddis – Eustace
2– Zoie Bailey – Eustace
 
6 Grade Listening
6– Hannah Patterson – Eustace
Teams
3– Eustace
 
7 Grade Listening
1– Brooke MaAtee – Eustace
4– Yasmine Washington – Eustace
6– MaKayla Pfoh – Eustace
Teams
1– Eustace
 
8 Grade Listening
3– Shay Belcher – Eustace
5– Alyssa Dunlap – Eustace
Teams
2– Eustace
 
6 Grade Impromptu
4– Trey Oakley – Eustace
5– Jaden Lopez – Eustace
6– Kevin Lopez – Eustace
 
7 Grade Impromptu
3– Madison Holbert – Eustace
5– Yasmine Washington – Eustace
 
8 Grade Impromptu
4– Anna Gaddis – Eustace
6– JoGail Holcombe – Eustace
 
6– Grade Modern Oratory
2– Kevin Lopez – Eustace
3– Macy Penix – Eustace
5– Maddie Tredway – Eustace
 
7 Grade Modern Oratory
2– Bree Evans – Eustace
3 – Madison Holbert – Eustace
4– McKenzie Rogers – Eustace
 
8 Grade Modern Oratory
1– Brooke Caldwell – Eustace
2– Tanner Van Horn – Eustace
5– Micah Zimmerer – Eustace
 
6 Grade Maps
4– Jaden Lopez – Eustace
Teams
3– Eustace
 
7 Grade Maps
2– Kalen Estes – Eustace
6– Cheyenne Walters – Eustace
Teams
2– Eustace
 
8 Grade Maps
6– T.J. Howard – Eustace
Teams
3– Eustace
 
6 Grade Art
2– Macy Penix – Eustace
6– Maddie Treadway – Eustace
Teams
2– Eustace
 
7 Grade Art
3– Olivia Dailey – Eustace
5– Journey Hardy – Eustace
Teams
2– Eustace
 
8 Grade Art
1– Bethany Rockwood – Eustace
 
7 Grade Science
1– Mady Bragg – Eustace
3– Noah Taylor – Eustace
4– Kalen Estes – Eustace
Teams
1– Eustace
 
8 Grade Science
2– Tanner Van Horn – Eustace
3– Hayden Shaddox – Eustace
Teams
2– Eustace

Public Hearing and Board Meeting

The Eustace Board of Trustees held a public hearing last night to review the Texas Academic Performance report for the 2012-2013 school year. The hearing was held in the library and started at 6:45. Immediately after the hearing, the Board reconvened in regular session. The Board took the following actions:

  • Approved the minutes of the previous meetings.
  • Approved the financial reports as presented.
  • Approved the 2012-2013 audit report.
  • Approved a Low Attendance Day Waiver for December 6, 2013.
  • Approved High School Auditorium stage drape replacement
  • Approved Update 98 on second reading.
  • Approved the retirement letter of Linda Harsey
  • Approved hiring Kristi Evans as an aide at the Intermediate and approved hiring Deborah Hanson as a full-time bus driver.
  • Approved updates to the substitute list as presented.
  • Approved the student transfer list as presented.
  • Adjourned

A reminder that today is an early release day. Buses will leave the High School at around 1:30.

Public Hearing and Monthly Board Meeting Tonight

Tonight the Eustace ISD Board of Trustees will meet to hold a public hearing and to conduct their regular monthly meeting. During the public hearing, the Board will review the Texas Academic Performance Reports for the district and campuses for 2012-2013. The public hearing will start at 6:45 and be held in the High School library. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. Copies of the TAPR may be found on the district’s website, www.eustaceisd.net. Go to the Administration tab and then click on District Info.

Immediately following the public hearing, the Board will hold their regular monthly meeting. The Board will hear the following reports:

  • PaySchools Report
  • RevTrak Report
  • NCLB Maximum Entitlements for 2013-2014
  • Results of the Henderson County Appraisal District Board of Directors Election
  • Tuition Approval Letter for Pre-Kindergarten Program
  • Framework for School Board Development
  • Enrollment

The Board will consider action on the following items:

  • Approve minutes of previous meetings.
  • Financial reports for the month of November.
  • Audit Report for the 2012-2013 School Year.
  • Waiver Request for Low Attendance on December 6, 2013.
  • Auditorium Stage Drape Replacement
  • Update 98
  • The Board will also enter closed session to consider personnel matters and student transfers. Any action taken on closed session items will be done in open session.

A reminder that the boys and girls basketball teams will be traveling to Malakoff for a district games tonight. The games will start at 5:00.

This Week

This week may be a short week, but it is packed with activities and events. All campuses will be dismissed early on Wednesday and Thursday. Buses will run two hours early. There are no classes on Friday.

Monday – MS Basketball – Girls v. Life Oak Cliff; Boys at Life Oak Cliff – 5:00

Tuesday – 1st Grade Santa Workshop; 2nd Grade Christmas Around the World; HS Boys and Girls District Basketball at Malakoff; Public Hearing on Texas Academic Performance Report – 6:45 – HS Library; Regular Board Meeting – HS Library – 7:00 PM

Wednesday – 2nd Grade Polar Express; Early Release Day

Thursday – Intermediate – Drawings & Money-Aire; Primary Parties; Early Release

Friday – No Classes; HS Boys and Girls District Basketball v. Kemp

Christmas Holidays – December 23 – January 3

Staff Workday – January 6

Classes resume at regular times – Tuesday, January 7

I hope everyone has a great week!

Band Concert

All three bands performed in the annual Christmas Concert last night. The 6th Grade Beginning Band performed first, followed by the 7th and 8th Middle School Band. The night concluded with the performance of the Eustace High School Band. All three performances will be posted on the district’s YouTube page.

All three bands did an outstanding job last night. Congratulations to all the students and parents for these great performances! I know that the students have put in many hours of practice. A special thank you goes to our two band directors, Todd Felty and Crystal Heidel for all their hard work and dedication.

The High School Band will also be performing tomorrow (Saturday) at Christmas on the Square.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Christmas Concert Tonight

Tonight, the beginning band, the Middle School band and the High School band will be presenting their annual Christmas Concert. The concert will start at 7:00 PM and will be held in the High School auditorium. There is no admission charge for the concert. Everyone is invited to come out and hear the Bulldog Bands perform tonight!

If you cannot make it tonight, the High School band will also be performing at Christmas on the Square this Saturday. I believe that the parade starts at 5:30 and Christmas on the Square starts at 6:00. Sometime around 6:00, the music performances will start.

All District Football

All District Football

Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year- Jr. Thomas Hyde

1st Team All District Oline- Jr. Zach Hughes
1st Team All District FB- Sr. Jesus Barcenas
1st Team All District Punter- Sr. Ryan Brown

Defensive Lineman of the Year- Jr. Zach Hughes

1st Team All District DL- Jr. Thomas Hyde
1st Team All District LB- Sr. Abed Abuhatab
1st Team All District DB- Sr. Ryan Brown

2nd Team All District TE- Sr. Forrest Lane
2nd Team All District Kicker- Sr. Ryan Brown

Honorable Mention All District

TE- Daniel Hester
OL- Lionel Garica
OL- Shane Braddy
DL- Sam Abrahamson
WR and DB- Chance Scott