Jump Rope for Heart, Basketball, Power Lifting, Band, and This Week

We have lots of great things going on throughout the district! Let’s start at the Primary, where they have been participating in the Jump Rope for Heart fund raising program for over a week. If you have been following our Twitter account, you have seen the prize winners from each day. You also got to see a special visitor from Jump Rope for Heart – Super Pup! A special thank you to Tammy Gaddis for coordinating the fund raiser and for sending me a picture of the prize winners each day. Stay tuned to our Twitter account for more information…

We had a very special homecoming this past Friday in the E. L. Kirk Gym. Members of the last girls basketball team that made the playoffs returned to celebrate the Lady Bulldogs returning to the playoffs for the first time in 46 years!¬†We had several members of the 1969 district championship team at the game Friday. We appreciate all of these special ladies taking the time to come out to support today’s Lady Bulldogs! Below is a picture of the ladies. There will also be a video of their introduction posted on the district’s YouTube channel. More information on playoff opponents and playoff sites will be announced as it becomes available.

1969 Lady Bulldogs District Champs - Basketball
1969 Lady Bulldogs District Champs – Basketball

Friday was also the last home game for the girls. That means it was the last home basketball game ever for our seniors. The seniors were recognized before the game and were also treated to cake and punch (supplied by the parents) after the game. Below are the 2016 Lady Bulldog Senior Basketball Players and Managers. There will also be a video of the Senior Night Ceremonies posted on the district’s YouTube page.

Brittany Westbrook, Kelsie Contrerras, Gabi Corder, Stormy Lucky, and Sarah Loftis
Brittany Westbrook, Kelsie Contrerras, Gabi Corder, Stormy Lucky, and Sarah Loftis

The boys and girls power lifting teams enjoyed another successful weekend! The boys placed 1st and the girls placed 2nd at the Wills Point Power Lifting Meet!. We have already had several boys and girls qualify for the regional power lifting meet. Congratulations on a strong start to this power lifting season!!

This Saturday also saw several members of the Mighty Bulldog Band compete in the Regional Solo and Ensemble Contest. Sean Holler earned a Division in his Class II solo. Justin Legel and Ryan Morton both earned Division I ratings and will be advancing to the state solo and ensemble contest! Congratulations to Justin and Ryan on qualifying for state!

This Week

Monday – Softball Scrimmage at Slocum – 4:30; Middle School Boys Basketball at Troup – 5:00; Varsity Boys Golf at Longview

Tuesday – High School Boys and Girls Basketball at Mildred – 5:00

Thursday – Rotary Club Book Give Away – Primary

Friday – Drama Club – 3:30; High School Boys Basketball v. West Rusk

Saturday – MS Boys Basketball Tournament at Malakoff; Power Lifting at Malakoff – 9:00; Softball Scrimmage at Van

I hope everyone has a great week!









Texas Educational Theatre Association Scholarship Auditions

One of the top fears in the world is public speaking or performing in front of people. Anyone that has ever had the experience remembers the jelly legs, rapid heartbeat and the sudden panic that sets in making your forget every word you’d rehearsed over and over again. Even as a Theater Arts teacher I still get nervous stepping in front of an audience. Through experience and learned skills an actor can learn to manage these fears and eventually overcome them.

This past weekend  Eustace High School students attended the Texas Educational Theatre Association convention, workshops and auditions in Dallas. Students attend yearly and are selected to attend based on their dedication to the Theater Arts Program, Interest, Grades, Attendance, Citizenship, participation in Theater Arts and leadership.

Shannon Whatley and Ashleigh Blaylock auditioned on Saturday in front of approximately 100 Colleges and Universities. Shannon received seven callbacks for interviews for scholarship opportunities and Ashley received two. The colleges included were: University of Central Oklahoma, Lamar College, Clarendon College, Angelo State University, McClennan Community College, Southwestern University and Grayson College. Congratulations to both ladies for their hard work and success!

Ashley also performed at the Talent Showcase on Saturday night and did an excellent job representing E.H.S. with pride, beauty and class! Great job Ashley!

Congratulations to both of these ladies! Bulldog Proud.


This Week

Welcome to February 2016! Congratulations to the High School basketball teams on a clean sweep against Troup last Friday. All four teams were victorious! Also, both the boys and girls power lifting teams competed at the Malakoff meet on Saturday. The girls team won the meet and the boys team came in 2nd!!

Today is the day that we find out our new football and basketball districts for the next two years. As soon as we know something, I will put it out on the district’s Twitter account.

I want to give a special recognition to Dr. Mack Saxon. Dr. Saxon retired from his position as special services director. His last day was Friday. Dr. Saxon oversaw our special education department, our dyslexia program, and our 504 program. He had been with EISD since we started running our own special education program. Prior to that, he had also worked with EISD as the director of the Henderson County Shared Services. In all, Dr. Saxon has put in 35 years of service in education. Dr. Saxon will continue to work with the district as a part time diagnostician. I want to thank Dr. Saxon for everything that he has done for the children of EISD. Below is a picture of Dr. Saxon and his wife, Tina, at his reception last Friday.

Mack and Tina Saxon
Mack and Tina Saxon

This Week

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

Tuesday – High School Basketball at Malakoff – 5:00

Friday – High School Basketball v. Frankston – 5:00

Saturday – Solo and Ensemble at North Garland; Middle School Girls Basketball Tournament at Malakoff; Power Lifting Meet at Wills Point – 9:00 AM; Softball scrimmage at Kerens – 10:00 AM

I hope everyone has a great week!