Track, Baseball, and This Week

This past week had EISD hosting the Bulldog Relays and the Eustace Baseball Tournament. At the track meet, the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs placed first in all four divisions! There was a total of 9 teams at the meet and over 600 entrants in the various events. We were able to get all the field events and running events completed before the 10:00 deadline for starting events. A special thank you to all the people that made this possible! There are many people working behind the scenes to get events set up, to determine the top 6 finishers in each event, to get the correct medals to schools, and to keep track of the overall points. There are also the people that you see on the track making sure contestants are in the proper lane, that they clearly understand the directions, that make sure the hurdles are set properly, that starting blocks are available for all contestants, and that the races are started in a timely manner. Thank you to everyone who helped!!

A little to the west of the track, the Bulldog Baseball Tournament was also taking place. The tournament started on Thursday and concluded Saturday. The Bulldogs placed 2nd in the tournament! Again, a lot of people worked to make sure that the tournament ran smoothly. Thank you to everyone who helped!

This Week

A reminder that Friday is an early out day. Next week, March 7 – 11, is Spring Break! Classes will resume March 14 at regular times.

On Wednesday, March 2, the Mighty Bulldog Band will be performing at the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest in Canton. The Bulldog Band is scheduled to perform at 6:30 PM.

Monday – TAKS Retest – ELA; VB & JVB Golf at Cedar Creek Country Club; Middle School Track Meet at Eustace

Tuesday – TAKS Retest – Math; JVG & VG Golf at Cedar Creek Country Club; JV & V District Softball v. Troup – 5:00

Wednesday – TAKS Retest – Science; HS UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest – 6:30 PM – Canton High School

Thursday – TAKS Retest – Social Studies; Softball at Mildred Tournament; Varsity Baseball at Grand Saline Tournament; JV Baseball at Athens Tournament; HS Track at Scurry; Girls Regional Power Lifting Meet

Friday – Early Release; MS Cheer Tryouts; Varsity Baseball at Grand Saline Tournament; JV Baseball at Athens Tournament; Softball at Mildred Tournament

Saturday – Boys Regional Power Lifting Meet at Elkhart – 9:00; Varsity Baseball at Grand Saline Tournament; JV Baseball at Athens Tournament; Softball at Mildred Tournament

During Spring Break there will still be golf, baseball, and softball.

Monday, March 7 – Boys and Girls Golf at Twin Lakes Golf Club in Canton

Tuesday, March 8 – Varsity District Softball v. West Rusk – 6:00; Varsity Baseball v. West Rusk – 6:30

Friday, March 11 – Varsity Softball at Arp – 6:00

I hope everyone has a great week and a great Spring Break!!





U.I.L. One Act Play District 18 3A Contest

2015-2016 U.I.L. One Act Play

“Over the River and Through the Woods”

by Joe Dipietro

Directed by Tammy Beaty

“Over the River and Through the Woods” by Joe DiPietro is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York, NY.

Public Performances:

Friday, March 19th at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 20th at 3:00 p.m.

Tickets are sold at the door for $5.00

All faculty and staff may attend free of Admission.

Starring: Ben Warren, Caleb Caswell, Zach Martin, Jorgann Holgerson, Emma Lopez and Olivia Grose.

Crew: Amy Green, Macy Wilson, Hailey Wammack, Shannon Whatley, and Lacie Byrd.

Alternates: Cullen Huffman and Llia Guevara.

Theater Arts Events Schedule & contest dates 


2015-2016 UIL One Act Play – Over the River and Through The Woods by Joe DiPietro 

Contest Dates and Rehearsal:

Dear Students and Parents,

 This year our UIL One Act Play District Contest date falls during our scheduled Spring Break. In order to have the best performance possible, I am asking that students rehearse during spring break to prepare for contest.

 It is mandatory that all CAST, CREW and ALTERNATES be at this rehearsal and CONTEST at the scheduled times.


Rehearsal:  Friday  March 11th only 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

 Please eat before rehearsal begins.

We will run through the entire performance, give notes and run the show again. After rehearsal, everyone will iron/press their own costumes on CAMPUS, check they have all costume pieces, bag them, box up all props, pack up all makeup and mirrors, etc.

2016-2016 UIL One Act Play Contest – March 12, 2016

Our contest Manager is Marsha Pool.

All OAP Cast, Crew and Alternates should meet at EHS Theater at 6:45 a.m. to load up the buses and van.
We will be departing EHS at 7:15 a.m.

 All Cast, Crew and Alternates must ride the bus.

Lunch will be provided for each student.

 Saturday, March 12

 Each school will unload fifteen (15) minutes prior to rehearsal time.

 8:00 am     Eustace

9:00 am     Arp

10:00 am   Troup

11:00 am   West Rusk

 12:15 pm Director’s Meeting


·         All shows will run back to back.

·         Notify your audiences of your show time                 and that no entrances will be made one a.               show has begun.

·         A good rule of thumb is to have them arrive.           30 minutes prior to the show they intend to.             watch.

·         When an audience member leaves, no.                   admittance will be allowed while the show.             is still running.

·         No food or drink is allowed inside the                       auditorium.

Performance Times: (run back to back so please arrive 30 minutes prior to actual time listed)

1:00 pm. Frankston

2:00 pm. West Rusk

3:00 pm. Eustace

4:00 pm. Troup

5:00 pm. Arp

6:00 pm. Malakoff

7:00 pm. Rice

8:00 pm. Mildred

Awards and Critiques

9:40 pm

Judges will draw for critiques. Critiques will be ten minutes in length.  All cast members should be in attendance for the critiques and respectful to the other critiques going on. Once the critique is complete, the cast may stay to hear the others or dismiss themselves from the area quietly.

 10:45 pm Conclusion

Following the final performance/critiques, schools should load out. Also make sure that your dressing room is cleaned up and all trash collected to one area. Please acknowledge the TVCC staff for their site and hospitality.


 Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication. Hard work makes a GREAT show and hard work pays off! I have truly enjoyed working with all of you. You are a terrific cast and crew! Break a leg! Let’s Leave a LEGACY!  Don’t forget to DRESS UP for the AWARDS!

Ms. Beaty

And We Have a Winner!

Fun Friday is fun for a reason…you never know what is going to happen!  This morning students were chosen to participate in the 4th Six Weeks Money-Aire competition.  One student is chosen from each homeroom and the selection of the student is based on perfect attendance.  The chosen students then take turns answering random trivia questions. The 4th Six Weeks Winners were: 3rd grade – Sarah Ford; 4th Grade – Daniel Rodriguez; and 5th Grade – Emma Fisher.  Congratulations guys on your big win!

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This morning we also drew for the Perfect Attendance Bicycle.  All of the students at the Intermediate School, who had perfect attendance for the 4th Six Weeks, had an opportunity to win.  Today’s winner was Marisol Garcia!

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Last but not least was the drawing for All As for the 4th Six Weeks.  The winner of this drawing wins an iPod Shuffle and iTunes Gift Card.  This morning our winner was Gracie Holland!

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Almost every morning I talk to the kids about how important it is to be at school everyday.  They are learning that being as school is what helps keep their grades up and improves their ability to listen and follow directions.  Most important to the kids is that coming to school and earning perfect attendance is the easiest way to win prizes at the Intermediate School.

I am so proud of all our students because they work had to make good choices, make good grades, and to come to school every day.  They are all winners in my book!

Basketball, Special Olympics, Cheerleading, FFA Auction, and This Week

The Lady Bulldogs basketball team’s historic season came to an end on Friday with a loss in the area championship game. This team had many accomplishments this season: finishing as district runner-up, making the playoffs for the first time in 46 years, and winning the bi-district championship. Congratulations on a great season!

Special Olympics
The following is a report from Beth Williamson. Beth is a special education teacher at the High School:

On Saturday, our Eustace High School Special Olympics Team participated in the SFA Area Basketball Meet and represented Eustace High School extremely well!!! Freshman, Erica Dockins won a silver medal in the group 2 female division individual skills competition. Sophomore, Hayleigh Esquivel, won gold in the group 1 female individuals division.Senior Raina Drohn and Junior, Caitlin Harris, tied for gold in the group 3 female individuals division. Rylan Tandarich won gold in the group 2 male individuals division. Bulldog Proud!

Special Olympics Participants
Special Olympics Participants

Congratulations to the following EHS cheerleaders on being selected to cheer at the FCA All-Star Football Game: Ashley Purselley, Samantha Ferrell, and Gabriella Corder. Bulldog Proud of you!!

Chili Supper and Auction
The FFA Chili Supper and Auction was another great success! Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy some great chili, great desserts, and a great auction! I do not have final figures yet, but a lot of money was raised to support our FFA program! A special thank you to our agricultural science teachers Theresa Tindel and Steve Stegall. A very special thank you to Danny Davis and the officers of the Young Farmers Association for all the hard work put in to making this another very successful auction!

This Week

We have lots of activities happening in Eustace this week:

Monday – Golf at Pinnacle Club; Varsity Softball v. Martins Mill – 6:00; Baseball v. Kerens

Thursday – Early Childhood Reading Night; Intermediate School Perfect Attendance Treat; Report Cards Issued; Softball at TASO Tournament in Whitehouse; Eustace Baseball Tournament; Eustace Bulldogs Relays

Friday – Intermediate School Right Choice/Money-aire/Drawings; Drama Club – 4:15; Softball at TASO Tournament in Whitehouse; Eustace Baseball Tournament

Saturday – Power Lifting at White Oak – 9:00; Eustace Baseball Tournament

I hope everyone has a great week!

EIS Students Surpass Goal

Our students spent several weeks participating in the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser for the American Heart Association.  The students were challenged to reach a goal set at $3000.  Our students accepted the challenge and raised a total of $3527.00.  I am so proud of their hard work!  Our top two collectors, Bailey Billings and Morgan Hunter,  were also recognized this morning in the gym with certificates from Jump Rope for Heart.



Mrs. Milner, who hosted the Jump Rope for Heart Event, told the students that if they reached the goal then they could give her a big ol’ pie to the face. Congratulations to our students and thank you Mrs. Milner for being such a good sport.



via Digitally Creative Teacher by Jerri Davis

I was recently introduced to this YouTube channel called NUMBEROCK which produces educational math videos for kids.  NUMBEROCK was created by a 5th grade math teacher who wanted more for students than just boring math class.
NUMBEROCK is made up of rhythmic music videos that teach different math concepts and skills. NUMBEROCK has videos teaching shapes, multiplication, division, rounding, and many others like this video on time… 

The NUMBEROCK videos have lessons and activities which can be found and purchased on Teachers Pay Teachers. This is a You Channel worth checking into for your math class.  You may find fun videos to add to your resource treasure chest.

Board Meeting Tonight

The Eustace ISD School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting tonight. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM and will be held in the HS library.

The Board will consider action on the following agenda items:

  • Approve minutes of previous meetings.
  • Financial Reports
  • 2016-2017 School Calendar
  • Marquee Design and Proposal
  • Proposal from Cole HVAC for Upgrading District Units
  • Special Needs Bus for 2016-2017
  • The Board will enter closed session to consider personnel and staffing, evaluations for Assistant Superintendent, Athletic Director, Principals, and Director of Special Programs, and Student Transfers. Any action taken on a closed session item will be made in open session.

The Board will also hear the following reports:

  • RevTrak Report
  • Update on Special Programs
  • Update on Enrollment



Jump Rope for Heart, Senior Night, Gene Myers, and This Week

The 2nd grade students recently participated in the Jump Rope for Heart fundraising program. Over the last two weeks, students managed to collect $2,610 in donations to the American Heart Association! Congratulations to all of the students that participated in this great event! We are Bulldog Proud of you! A special thank you to our Primary P.E. teacher, Tammy Gaddis, for organizing the event.

61 Second Graders that participate in Jump Rope for Heart
61 Second Graders that participate in Jump Rope for Heart

Last Friday was Senior Night for our boys basketball team. Six senior basketball players were recognized before the game. A video of the recognitions will be posted later today to the district’s YouTube channel. This year’s seniors included: Hayden Plunk, JC Cravey, Gannon Kirkhart, Cody Duncan, Jayden Vance, Caleb Caswell, and Doug Willard. Congratulations and thanks to our senior basketball players. We are Bulldog Proud of you!!

Boys Basketball Senior with their parents and friends.
Boys Basketball Senior with their parents and friends.

Last Tuesday, a reception was held for Gene Myers. Gene is retiring after 23 years in EISD. Gene was our technology specialist at the High School as well as the district’s technology director. On behalf of EISD, I want to thank Gene for all his years of service to the district. We wish him the best in his retirement. Below is a picture of Gene and some family members at his retirement reception.

Gene Myers and Family Members
Gene Myers and Family Members


This Week

Our girls basketball team will be playing for the bi-district championship Tuesday against Sabine. The game will be played at Tyler Junior College and will start at 6:00. This is the first girls basketball playoff game for Eustace in 46 years. I encourage everyone to come out and support the Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday.

Saturday is the FFA Chili Supper and Auction. Everyone is invited out. There is no charge for admission. Chili judging will start at 5:30. The chili supper will start at 6:00. The auction will start at 6:30.

Monday – High School Golf at Pinnacle Club; HS Boys Basketball at Arp – 5:00; Softball v. Blooming Grove – 5:30; Board Meeting – 7:00 PM – HS Library

Tuesday – Girls Bi-District Basketball v. Sabine – 6:00 at Tyler Junior College

Friday – Staff Workday; End 4th 6 Weeks; Baseball at Grand Saline

Saturday – Power Lifting at Forney – 9:00; Softball v. Kerens – 6:00; FFA Chili Supper and Auction- Chili Judging – 5:30; Supper – 6:00; Auction – 6:30

I hope everyone has a great week!







































Students of the Month…

This morning during our Fun Friday we took the opportunity to recognize our Students of the Month for December and January.  These students were chosen by the faculty and staff of Eustace Intermediate. These top students are the students who go above and beyond while listening and following directions, working hard during class, and making good choices during every part of their school day. We at Eustace Intermediate are proud of these students.

December Student of the Month Winners are:  3rd Grade – Mattie Patek, Autumn Pugh, Evie Lopez, and Chloe Nichols; 4th Grade – Sarah Beam, Ethan Mullins, and Lilly Ann Baker; 5th Grade – Emma Bell, Avery Reeve, Trae Townsend, and Lillian Evins.


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January Student of the Month Winners are: 3rd Grade – Cole Carpenter, Mia Morrison, Zane Neeper, and Max Valencia; 4th Grade – Hayden Dennis, Celeste Novella, Landon Estes, and Cannon Kilcrease; 5th Grade – Ana Nopalera, Emma Fisher, Hannah Rawlinson, and Madeline Evins


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Graphite by Common Sense Media

via Engaging the Digital Natives by Jerri Davis

Common Sense Media works hard to educated students in the area of technology and media. Common Sense Media offers educators and parents many tools to help teach our kids learn the importance of being a responsible digital citizen.

Now Common Sense Media has created a site for teachers called Graphite. This is a great site providing lesson plans for teachers containing K-12 grade levels and all subject areas.  The Graphite site offers lesson plans that are teacher created and technology rich.

The lessons that are found on Graphite are searchable by grade level and subject area.  The lessons come with unique titles and the technology that is used in each lesson is listed in the overview. The Graphite lessons also provide the objective for the lesson, a hook to engage students, direct instruction, guided practice, independent practice, and a wrap-up.

If the lessons on the Graphite site are not quite what you are looking for then they are a great building block to create a lesson that will work specifically for your class.

Graphite is a site that is definitely worth checking out and and adding it to your resource treasure chest.