This Week

I hope everyone had a great spring break! With the week before spring break being somewhat chaotic, the next few days will provide an opportunity to catch up on some really important developments. We will spend some time discussing one of the items approved at the March board meeting in particular.

Congratulations to Sunni Goodell on placing 8th at the state power lifting meet!!

I want to congratulate all of the participants in the Intermediate Wax Museum that took place on Friday, March 7. All of the participants did a great job in researching their important person and then dressing up as that person. There will be a video of the Wax Museum posted to the Eustace ISD YouTube page later today.

This Week

Tuesday – JV and V Baseball at Palmer; Softball at Dallas Life – 6:00

Wednesday – Middle School Track Pictures

Thursday – Zone One Act Play – Kemp; High School Track at Rains

Friday – JV and V Baseball at Malakoff; Softball at Scurry – 6:00

Board Meeting Last Night

A reminder that today is an early out day for EISD. Classes will be dismissed 2 hours early. Also, next week is EISD’s spring break. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable break!

Last night the Eustace ISD Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting. The meeting started at 7:00 PM and was held in the High School library. After the meeting was called to order, the Board was treated by a piano performance from Eustace High School junior, Dane McAfee. Dane recently qualified for state in piano solo. This is the second year that Dane has qualified for state. There is a picture at the bottom of this post of Dane performing.

Actions taken during last night’s Board meeting included:

  • Approved minutes of previous meetings.
  • Approved the financial reports as presented.
  • Approved a budget figure of $50,000 for Dual-Credit and Career and Technology classes offered through TVCC for the 2014-2015 school year.
  • Approved the addition of an inclusion teacher to be split between the Intermediate and Primary and the addition of a full time assistant principal at the Primary for the 2014-2015 school year.
  • Approved the purchase of Guided Reading Materials for the 2014-2015 for grades K – 4.
  • Approved the audit agreement with Smith, Lambright, and Associates for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2014.
  • Approved additions to the substitute list as presented.
  • Approved student transfers as presented.
  • Approved the list of teacher and other professionals as presented.
  • Adjourned

    Dane McAfee performing at the March School Board Meeting



Board Meeting Tonight

Tonight, the Eustace ISD Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting for the month of March. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM and will be held in the High School Library. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

The Board will here the following reports:

  • Budget v. Earned Financial Report
  • RevTrak Update
  • Region VII Board of Directors Election Report
  • Enrollment and Attendance

The Board will consider action on the following items:

  • Approve minutes from previous meetings.
  • Financial Reports
  • Consider Certification Classes and Dual Credit Classes for 2014-2015.
  • Consider New Positions for 2014-2015: a) Inclusion Teacher at the Intermediate and Primary; 2) Assistant Principal at the Primary
  • Consider Purchase of Guiding Reading Materials for 2014-2015
  • Consider Agreement with Smith, Lambright, and Associates for audit services for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2014.
  • Consider Approval of Instructional Materials Allotment and TEKS Certification.
  • The Board will enter closed session to consider personnel and staffing, substitutes, and student transfers. Any action taken on closed session items will be made in open session.




Masonic Luncheon

 Yesterday, Eustace High School hosted the annual Masonic Luncheon in the High School library. During the luncheon the local Masonic Lodge honored two Eustace High School seniors: Chelsea Oliver and Ridge Smith. Both students were presented with a certificate and a Mirabeau B. Lamar Medal. In addition, both students received a $500 scholarship from the Masons.

Beth Williamson, a special needs teacher at the High School, was the faculty member honored this year by the Masons.

The Masons in attendance yesterday were Keith Haynes and Greg Swain. On behalf of Eustace ISD, I would like to thank Mr. Haynes, Mr. Swain, and all of the area Masons for making these awards and scholarships available to our students. Below are some pictures of the ceremony.






School Closing and What's Left of This Week

It’s not very often that we have to worry about winter weather when we get into March. Usually, the greatest threat of winter weather occurs from December to February. Since we missed Monday and Tuesday, we will have to utilize the bad weather days that are built into our calendar. The first bad weather day will be April 18. This was originally a holiday, but will become a class day. The second bad weather day will be at the end of the year on June 5. This will become the last day of the 2013-2014 school year.

This Week

Wednesday – TAKS Exit Level Retests; Masonic Luncheon

Thursday – TAKS Exit Level Retests; Kemp Baseball Tournament; JV Baseball at Malakoff Tournament; High School Track at Wills Point; School Board Meeting – 7:00 PM HS Library

Friday – Early Out; Softball at Red Oak Life – 6:00; Varsity Baseball at Kemp Tournament; JV Baseball at Malakoff Tournament

Saturday – Varsity Baseball at Kemp Tournament; JV Baseball at Malakoff Tournament

Spring Break – March 10 – 14

Classes resume at regular times on March 17.

I hope everyone has a great week!