Regional Cross Country Meet, Band Honors, and This Week

Congratulations to the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs cross country teams on both earning Regional Championships this past Saturday in Grand Prairie!! Both teams now qualify to compete at the State Cross Country Meet in Round Rock on November 12!

The girls were led by Chanda Westbrook who placed first overall on the girls side. The Lady Bulldogs only had 41 points at the Regional Meet. The second place team had 121.

The boys were led by Ericsen Gudjohnsen who placed 2nd overall in the meet.

The girls ran at 1:30 and the boys followed at 2:00. It was quite warm for a regional meet, but both our boys and girls ran extremely well.

Congratulations to the athletes and coaches Josh Sypert and Kenneth Henderson for the great performance on Saturday. Also, a special thank you to all the parents, friends, and other fans for your support Saturday and throughout this season.

Bulldogs - 2016 Regional Cross Country Champs
Bulldogs – 2016 Regional Cross Country Champs
Ericsen and Zane Top 10 Finishers
Ericsen and Zane Top 10 Finishers
Chanda and Shelbi Top 10 Finishers
Chanda and Shelbi Top 10 Finishers
Lady Bulldogs 2016 Regional Cross Country Champs
Lady Bulldogs 2016 Regional Cross Country Champs

Videos of parts of the race and the awards ceremony will be posted to the districts YouTube page later today.

At Friday’s night game, the Band Sweetheart and Beau were announced. Shebli White was named the Band Sweetheart for 2016 and Cullen Huffman was named the Band Beau for 2016.

Shelbi White and Cullen Huffman
Shelbi White and Cullen Huffman

Before the game on Friday, senior football players, cross country runners, band members, student trainers, and cheerleaders were recognized. A video of the ceremony will be posted on the Eustace ISD YouTube page later today.

This Week

Tonight, the Lady Bulldogs face Sunnyvale in the bi-district round of the state playoffs in volleyball. The game will be played at Forney High School. Starting time is set at 6:30.

This Friday is the end of the 2nd 6 weeks.

Thursday – MS Football at Elkhart – 5:00; JV Football v. West – 6:00

Friday – End 2nd 6 Weeks; 2nd Grade Field Trip to Dallas World Aquarium; Varsity Football at West – 7:30

Saturday – Girls Basketball at Athens

Sunday – Daylight Savings Time Ends (Fall Back)

I hope everyone has a great week!





More Scholarships!

January 13-The Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) and the Texas Engineering Foundation (TEF) will award approximately $100,000 in scholarships to engineering students attending an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)- accredited university. Applications and a list of TSPE Scholarship coordinators are available at PLEASE NOTE: students should contact their local coordinator to determine if there are specific requirements for applying to their area’s TSPE chapter. Applications are also available in the counselor’s office.



January 31, 2017– The Carr P. Collins Scholars Program at Baylor University is now accepting applications. This program was established in 1993 to recognize academically gifted students who are dedicated to helping others in an effort to develop leaders of tomorrow through the gift of higher education. Through this program, Baylor University awards scholarships to students who demonstrate leadership through service. Selection of recipients is based on leadership, academic ability and commitment to community service. Collins Scholars are awarded a minimum of $5,050 their freshman year, renewable for three additional years provided they meet program requirements. To be eligible , applicants must:

  • Be admitted to the University
  • Be in the tope quarter of their graduating class
  • Have a minimum score of 1310 (combined Math and Evidence- Based Reading and Writing) on the SAT or a minimum score of 28 on the ACT
  • Have completed a balanced college prep program including history, science and a foreign language
  • Be a resident of the state of Texas

The Collins Scholars application is available online at or may be obtained by contacting:

Carr P. Collins Scholars Program

Baylor University

Student Financial Aid Office

One Bear Place #97028

Waco, TX 76798-7028

1-800-BAYLOR-U, option 8-2


March 1, 2017- The East Texas Professional Credit Union is offering two scholarships: The McLauchlin Scholarship is a $2,000 award for graduating seniors who wish to pursue a degree in education, and the Presidential Scholarship is a $1,000 award for graduating seniors who will pursue a degree in any field.

The applicant, or any member of the applicant’s immediate family must have an East Texas Credit Union account in good standing. To join the Credit Union, a minimum $5 deposit into a savings account is required. Applicants may contact ETPCU at 903-323-0230 or 800-256-5009 for more membership information. Applications can be found at, in the counselor’s office or at any credit union office location.



Mighty Bulldog Marching Band Earns Division I

Congratulations to the Mighty Bulldog Marching Band on earning a Division I at the UIL Marching Contest! The Bulldog Band turned in their best performance of the year at Mesquite Memorial Stadium. The Bulldog Band has been working on their show and music since the first of August. They have put in many long hours of work over the last three months.

Congratulations to all the students and our band directors, Todd Felty and Crystal Heidle. A special thank you to all the Band Boosters, parents, family members, and friends for their loyal support throughout this marching season.

A video of yesterday’s performance will be posted to the district’s YouTube channel later today.

Mighty Bulldog Band entering Mesquite Memorial Stadium
Mighty Bulldog Band entering Mesquite Memorial Stadium
Bulldog Band hearing they earned a Division I.
Bulldog Band hearing they earned a Division I.
Crystal Heidle and Todd Felty with Division I trophy
Crystal Heidle and Todd Felty with Division I trophy
The 2016 Mighty Bulldog Marching Band!
The 2016 Mighty Bulldog Marching Band!


November 30, 2016–  The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2017 competition.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

The 2017 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2017 contest will be available online starting September 1, 2016. The 2017 MVS application deadline is November 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time. Apply at

December 1, 2016– The Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers is now open. Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers.  Applicants must declare their intent to prepare for, and engage in, a career in physics teaching at the high school level and must, at the time the scholarship funds are received by the student, be:

  • an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited two-year college, four-year college or a university; or a high school senior accepted for such enrollment.
  • pursuing, or planning to pursue, a course of study leading toward a career in physics teaching in the high schools.
  • showing promise of success in their studies, and
  • a citizen of the United States of America.

Applications will be accepted at any time and will be considered for recommendation to the Executive Board at each AAPT Winter Meeting. All applications in which all materials, including letters of recommendation, are received by December 1 will be considered for recommendation at the winter meeting of the AAPT Executive Board. To apply, visit

December 2, 2016– The National Space Club and Foundation Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors with definite plans to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields. Since 2013, The National Space Club and Foundation has offered the opportunity for a student to give the keynote address at the National Space Club and Foundation’s annual Goddard Memorial Dinner, one of the space industry’s most prestigious gatherings. The student must be academically strong and excel in public speaking.

In addition to speaking at the Goddard Memorial Dinner, the individual selected will also receive a scholarship, in the amount of $10,000. This scholarship is awarded to a U.S. citizen, and is open to seniors in High School through graduate students studying at an accredited educational institution in the United States, who has definite plans to pursue a career in the STEM fields.

Conditions of Eligibility

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
  • The scholarship is open to seniors in high school through graduate students.
  • The applicant must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests.
  • The applicant can only use the $10,000.00 scholarship towards tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • The applicant must not have previously spoken at the Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner.
  • The applicant may apply for any of the scholarships offered by the National Space Club and Foundation (Robert H. Goddard Memorial Scholarship, Olin E Teague Scholarship, Keynote Scholarship) in the same year, but may only win one in the same year.

Please Remember

  • Completed application and video must be uploaded to the National Space Club and Foundation website by December 2, 2016.
  • If chosen to continue, the recipient must be available to speak with the NSCF executive committee for a live audition via Skype on January 13, 2017.
  • The recipient must be available to speak at the 2017 Goddard Memorial Dinner on March 10, 2017. Travel and lodging for the recipient and one guest will be provided by the National Space Club and Foundation.
  • Scholarship check will be provided to the college or university made payable to the applicable college or university no later than June 1, 2017.

To apply, visit


January 5, 2017– The 2017 GE- Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program is now open. High school seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2017 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships-up to $40,000 total per recipient–and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond. Applications for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted online until January 5, 2017. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application is available at


Volleyball Senior Night and This Week

2016 Volleyball Seniors
2016 Volleyball Seniors

Pictured above are the 2016 senior volleyball players. They were honored after the game Friday night. From left to right: Michelle Sanchez and her mother, Sydnee Winn with her parents, Veronica Wheat with her parents, Kelsie Richmond with her mom, and Jacee Warner with her parents. I want to thank these 5 seniors for all the time and work they have put in over the years. I want to thank the parents for their support over the past few years.

Congratulations to the varsity volleyball team on securing a playoff spot! The Lady Bulldogs will play Sunnyvale in the bi-district round on Monday, October 31. The game is scheduled to be played in Forney with a start time of 6:30.

Friday also saw the varsity football team defeat Westwood 36-20 in a district contest. The Bulldogs prepare this week for the last home game of the year. The Bulldogs will host Whitney this Friday starting at 7:30. It will also be Senior Night.

Besides a great football game, fans that traveled to Westwood also got to see the varsity cheerleaders and the Mighty Bulldog Marching Band. The Bulldog Band has been preparing all this school year for this Wednesday’s marching contest. The UIL Marching Contest will be held at Mesquite Memorial Stadium. The Bulldog Band performs at 4:00.

I want to thank all the people that helped with the Middle School District Volleyball Tournament this past Saturday. There were a lot of teams participating in the tournament and it took a lot of people to ensure the tournament ran smoothly.

This Week

This is Red Ribbon Week. There will be various activities throughout the week at the campuses.

Monday – Band Practice – 6:30 – 9:00

Tuesday – HS District Volleyball at Edgewood – 4:30

Wednesday – Middle School Fall Pictures; UIL Marching Contest at Mesquite

Thursday – Middle School Football v. Westwood – 5:00; JV Football at Whitney – 6:00

Friday – Senior Night; Varsity Football v. Whitney – 7:30

Saturday – Regional Cross Country Meet at Grand Prairie

I hope everyone has a great week!









Cross Country District Results

The Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs had a clean sweep at yesterday’s district cross country meet! Eustace was district champs in all divisions!! Below is a breakdown of results:
Varsity Boys
Eustace – 21 points (Ericsen Gudjohnsen, Michael Wong, Michah Zimmerer, Zane Arambula, Nicholas Westbrook, Andrew Page, Dalton Page)
Edgewood – 70
Kemp – 74
Quitman – 81
Scurry-Rosser – 120

Varsity Girls
Eustace – perfect score of 15 (Chanda Westbrook, Shelby White, Cara Henson, Skye Burns, Sabrina Davis, Macy Penix, Reese Thorne)
Kemp – 58
Quitman – 73

JV Boys
Eustace – Perfect score of 15 (Jaden Lopez, Bucky Womble, John Saine, Ayden Reed, Doug Ramsey, Matthew Melton, Colton Corder)

JV Girls
Eustace – Perfect score of 15 (Brooke McAtee, Arian McDonald, Yasmine Washington, Molly McAtee, Jordan Romano, Krislynn Westbrook, Brooke Caldwell)

Middle School Boys
Eustace – 28 (Jake Haney, Nate Holland, Jimmie Skeeters, Caleb Gonzales, Mark Patek, Trenton Poret, Christian Case)
Mineola – 38
Kemp – 87
Quitman – 88

Middle School Girls
Eustace – 41 (Cierra Warren, Madison Kulsa, Kayla Fruen, Jeanne Pickett, Brooklyn Patterson, Georgia Utz, Rubi Bailey)
Mineola – 42
Edgewood – 49
Kemp – 95

Congratulations to all the runners and coaches (Josh Sypert, Kenneth Henderson, and David Sutton) for this outstanding performance! Both the boys and girls varsity teams advance to the regional cross country meet. The regional meet will take place on Saturday, October 29 in Grand Prairie. More information on the regional meet will follow.

FIRST Hearing and Board Meeting Last Night

Last night, the Eustace ISD Board of Trustees held the annual Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) hearing. The hearing started at 6:55 and was held in the High School library. The board reviewed the FIRST report as prepared by the Texas Education Agency. Out of 100 possible points, EISD had a perfect score of 100. This score provided a rating of Superior for the district. This score is a reflection of hard work and dedication from our business office (Carol Warren, Debra Meyners, and Kara Weaver), our PEIMS Coordinator (Karen Thompson), and the Eustace ISD Board of Trustees. I thank everyone involved for contributing to this perfect score.

Following the FIRST hearing, the Board held their regular monthly meeting. The meeting started at 7:00. During the meeting, the Board took the following actions:

  • Approved the minutes from previous meetings
  • Approved the financial reports as presented.
  • Changed the November board meeting from Monday, November 21 to Monday, November 14.
  • Approved the purchase of additional technology equipment.
  • Approved paying for the cost of a charter bus for the state cross country meet.
  • Approved a plan submitted for the buy back of state leave days for retiring personnel.
  • Approved the resignation of Tessa Shutak
  • Approved the employment of Jennifer Wilson, cook at HS cafeteria; Judy Briggs, Primary aide; and, Jessica Ashton, Intermediate aide.
  • Approved updates to the Sub List.
  • Approved student transfers as presented.
  • Adjourned.



via Digitally Creative Teacher by Jerri Davis

Newspaper Clipping Generator  is a website that creates a newspaper clipping with your own name for a newspaper, headline, and story.  The Newspaper Clipping Generator  allows you to download your creation quite easily.  The site provides a download link and an embed code, located at the bottom of the newly generated clipping.  You are then able to use the image to suit your needs, however you should know that images are deleted from the server after a short time so get your image while you can., the maker of the Newspaper Clipping Generator  also has fun options to create different things.  Other than a newpaper clipping, you can also create a clapper board, talking squirrels, text ninja and various other options. 

Newspaper Clipping Generator  would be a fun tool for your Reading/Language Arts classroom.  Students can create their own stories, create summaries or practicing other reading skills, book reviews, and list could be quite endless.  Newspaper Clipping Generator  is definitely a tool worth checking out.

Today, Eustace will host the district cross country meet at 4 Pines Ranch, which is just south of Eustace. The meet will start at 1:30. The racing order will be as follows: Varsity Boys, Varsity, Girls, JV Boys, JV Girls, Middle School Boys, Middle School Girls. Everyone is invited to come out and support the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs. There is no admission fee.

This Week

Monday – Middle School Fall Pictures; Band Practice – 6:30 – 9:00; FIRST Hearing – 6:55 – HS Library; Board Meeting – 7:00 – HS Library

Tuesday – High School District Volleyball at Quitman – 4:30

Thursday – Middle School Football at Malakoff – 5:00; JV Football v. Westwood – 6:00

Friday – Pumpkin Patch – 5:00 – 8:00; HS District Volleyball v. Scurry – 4:30; Varsity Football at Westwood – 7:30

Saturday – MS District Volleyball Tournament in Eustace

On Thursday, we will be practicing our district-wide evacuation drill.

I hope everyone has a great day!