Board Meeting Last Night and Early Outs

Last night the Eustace ISD School Board held a public hearing to discuss the 2013-2014 Texas Academic Performance Report. During the hearing, the Board reviewed the district and campus STAAR results, graduation rates, demographic data, financial data, violent and criminal incidents, and enrollment of EHS graduates in postsecondary institutions.

Following the public hearing, the Board met in regular session to conduct the monthly business of the school. During the regular meeting, the Board took the following actions:

  • Approved the minutes or previous meetings.
  • Approved the audit report as presented.
  • Approved the financial reports for November as presented.
  • Approved technology upgrades as presented.
  • Approved Update 101 as presented.
  • Accepted the resignation of Daria Melton.
  • Approve substitute list as presented.
  • Approved student transfers as presented.
  • Adjourned

Today and tomorrow are early release days for the district. Buses will run 2 hours early both days. School will be dismissed at the High School at 1:30 both days. Friday is a comp day for students and staff.

TAPR Hearing and Board Meeting Tonight

The Eustace ISD Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing tonight to discuss the Texas Academic Performance Report for the district and for each campus. The hearing will start at 6:45 and will be held in the High School library. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

At 7:00 PM, the Board will hold its regular monthly meeting. The regular meeting will also take place in the HS library. During the meeting, the Board will hear the following reports:

  • RevTrak
  • NCLB Notice of Grant Award
  • Region VII Tax Rates
  • Major Projects Completed in 2013-2014
  • Update on Enrollment
  • Framework for School Board Development
  • Instrument for Superintendent Evaluation

The Board may consider action on the following items:

  • Minutes from previous meetings.
  • 2014 Audit Report
  • Financial Reports
  • Technology Upgrades
  • Update 101 – First Reading

The Board will convene in closed session to consider items related to personnel and staffing and student transfers. Any action taken on a closed session item will be made in open session.


This Week

Although this is a short week and we have two early out days, there are still lots of events and activities scheduled throughout the week.

Monday – MS Girls Basketball at Malakoff; MS Boys Basketball v. Malakoff – 5:00

Tuesday – 1st Grade Santa Workshop; 2nd Grade Christmas Around the World; HS Girls District Basketball at West Rusk – 5:00; Board Hearing on Texas Academic Performance Report – 6:45 in HS Library; Regular Monthly Board Meeting – 7:00 – HS Library

Wednesday – Early Out Day – Buses will run two hours early; Pajama and Movie Day – Primary

Thursday – Early Out Day – Buses will run two hours early; Christmas Parties – Primary; 1st Semester Drawings and Money-Aire – Intermediate; Varsity Boys Basketball at Scurry Tournament

Friday – Comp Day – No Classes; End 3rd 6 Weeks and 1st Semester; High School Girls District Basketball v. Arp – 5:00; 9th Grade Girls Basketball at All Saints – 5:00; Varsity Boys Basketball at Scurry Tournament

Saturday – Varsity Boys Basketball at Scurry Tournament

Christmas Holidays – December 22 – January 2

HS Girls Basketball at Hawkins Classic – December 29 & 30

HS Boys Basketball v. Elkhart – Tuesday, December 30 – 10:00 AM

HS Girls and Boys District Basketball at Troup – Friday, January 2 – 5:00 PM

Staff Workday – January 5 – No classes for students.

Start of 4th 6 Weeks – Tuesday, January 6

I hope everyone has a great week!

Band Concerts Last Night

The EISD bands presented their annual Christmas Concert last night in the High School Auditorium. The beginning band, the Middle School band, and the High School band all preformed several selections. All three bands did an outstanding job! Congratulations to the students for their hard work and preparation for this concert. A special thank you to our two band directors, Todd Felty and Crystal Heidle, for all the work they put in to making sure we have the best band program in the area. Also, a special thank you to all the family and friends that came out to support our bands last night.

Videos of all three concerts will be posted to the district’s YouTube page later today.



Academic All-District Football and All-State Football

Heath Ragle, Athletic Director and Head Football Coach, has released information on Academic All-District Football and All-State Football.

The following Bulldogs earned Academic All District Honors:

Hayden Plunk
Keenan Hargest
Gannon Kirkhart
Caleb Caswell
Zach Hughes

In addition, Zach Hughes earned Academic Honorable Mention All State Honors.

Congratulations to each of these footballs players on receiving these honors.

Middle School One Act Play Wins First Place

Congratulations to the Eustace Middle School one act play on winning first place at yesterday’s district competition. Six different schools in our UIL academic district competed, yesterday. Below is information from Tammy Beaty, HS & MS drama teacher, on yesterday’s performance:

Eustace Middle School won 1st Place Show at  the UIL One Act Play Competition yesterday with a 100% percent score. Madison Lilley took home the Best Actress Award, Jorgan Holgerson and Madelynn Bragg took home All Star Cast Awards, McKenzie Rogers won an All Star Cast Honorable Mention and Amy Green took home the Technical Achievement Award. Very, Very proud of their work! Bulldog Proud!

Congratulations to the students for their hard work and dedication, to their family and friends for their support, and to our one act play coaches!!

Eustace Middle School wins 1st Place Show at U.I.L. One Act Play Competition!

Eustace Middle School wins 1st Place Show at District 13-AAA One Act Play Contest! Madison Lilley won Best Actress, Madeline Bragg and Jorgan Holgerson win All Star Cast Awards, Mckenzie Rogers won an All Star Honorable Mention Award and Amy Green won a technical achievement award. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ENTIRE CAST AND CREW!