TVCC Dual credit registration

TVCC Dual credit registration will begin on Monday, April 2, 2018, All students, grades 9-11, who have taken the TSI and are eligible to take dual credit classes for the summer and/or Fall 2018, will need to see me to get concurrent forms. Please remember that if a student has never taken a college class, there are additional things that have to be completed before a student can actually register. Students should not wait until the very last minute to take care of this. Please note these deadlines:

Summer 1&2 registration- May 17. 2018

Fall registration- June 7, 2018


TVCC Catapult Competition; Scholarships; Verto Education

April 23, 2018– The TVCC Science Club is hosting its 5th  annual Earth Day Festival and Egg Catapult Scholarship Competition on Monday, April 23rd  from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the Athens Campus.  The competition is open to any student that is currently enrolled at TVCC and a $1000.00 scholarship is awarded for the individual/ individuals that are awarded 1st place.  There will also be scholarships awarded for the 2nd and 3rd place finishers.  The competition consists of a cost analysis, design, and performance component.  The top 5 groups will also produce a presentation for the final determination. Those interested need to contact Jan Jennings at or call  903-675-6382 to receive the registration documents, rules, permission forms and regulations.


The 55th Annual Texas Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Conference is scheduled for June 11-15, 2018 on the campus of Tarleton State University in Stephenville Texas. All expenses are paid, with the exception of spending money. Eligible applicants must be a Junior or Senior when the 2018-2019 school year begins. The application process is online  at


April 16, 2018– The American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship is now open to graduating seniors for application. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


May 25, 2018– The Ozarka Natural Spring Water $10,000 “Every Drop Counts”  Earth Science Scholarship is ready for application. Graduating seniors who plan to pursue a degree in the Earth/Environmental Sciences at an accredited four-year college or university and have a t least a cumulative 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply. Examples of Earth/Environmental Sciences are: Geology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Science, Environmental Law,  Environmental Education, Forestry, Oceanography, Ecology. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


Verto Education provides the opportunity for eligible students to spend their first semester of college studying abroad while earning college credit. There is also an opportunity to win a $5,000 scholarship for  graduating seniors who have demonstrated leadership qualities and an interest in global economic, health, education or humanitarian issues. For more information, visit .


This Week

This Friday is our Good Friday holiday. Classes will resume at regular times on Monday, April 2.

There are two weeks left in the 5th 6 weeks. The six weeks ends on Friday, April 6. The 6th 6 weeks begins on Monday, April 9.

This week marks the start of our district baseball games. Due to the possibility of rain, the baseball game against Mineola, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been moved to today. Also, the softball game against Mineola that was scheduled for Tuesday has been moved to today as well.

Monday – Middle School Track at Mineola; JV & Varsity Baseball v. Mineola – 4:30; Varsity Softball at Mineola – 6:00

Tuesday – High School UIL Speech Contests at Grand Saline; Middle School UIL Concert Contest

Thursday – Primary Easter Egg Hunt; District Baseball at Mineola; High School Track at Sunnyvale; Called Board Meeting – 4:00 – Administration Building

Friday – Good Friday Holiday; District Softball at Edgewood; Texas Relays

Saturday – Texas Relays

I hope everyone has a great week!

Henderson County Livestock Show

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to go on a guided tour of our Ag projects and animals at the Henderson County Livestock Show. Steve Stegall, one of our Ag teachers, provided a very informative tour of the Eustace projects. At this time, I do not have full results from the Henderson County Show, but I did get an opportunity to take a few photographs of some of our students’ projects. The photos are below.

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all the people that played a part in helping our students with their animals and their projects. I was very proud of both the quantity and quality of all our students’ projects.

Scholarships; North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum; Patriot Preview Day

April 13, 2018-The First State Bank Mary Helen Myrick Scholarship is now available to graduating seniors whose families have low to moderate incomes, in an effort to give these students every opportunity to attend college or vocational school. Applicants will be asked to provide a copy of their families 1040 tax return for 2017. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


May 4, 2018– The E.L. Kirk Memorial Scholarship is now ready for application for graduating seniors. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) would like to announce that this year’s North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018. This informational forum, which Hensarling’s co-sponsors, provides interested students in grades eight through twelve an opportunity to learn more about our nation’s service academies, requirements for admission, and the selection process.

Representatives from North Texas congressional offices and all five military service academies- U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and U.S> Air Force Academy- as well as current academy cadets and midshipmen will be on hand to speak with interested students, parents and educators about these premier educational institutions and the career opportunities they generate. Representatives from the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps ROTC will also attend.

The Forum, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM, with registration beginning at 7:30 AM. Those with questions about the Forum or the service academy nomination process are encouraged to contact Margaret Smith in Congressman Hensarling’s Dallas office at 214-349-9996, or


WHAT: North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum

WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 2018

TIME: Registration- 7:30AM; Forum 8:00 AM – 12 :00 PM

WHERE: Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts

(1110 W. Debbie Lane, Mansfield, Texas 76063)



The University of Texas-Tyler is holding their Patriot Preview Day on Saturday, April 7, 2018. This is a great day for students to visit and tour the campus, meet faculty, staff and students and ask the college related questions they have. Students will also receive a free lunch and T-shirt! To register online, visit





March 31, 2018-The Aggie Spirit Scholarship ($500) is now available to Eustace High School graduating seniors who have been accepted to Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Students must have been in attendance at EHS for at least their junior and senior years.

Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


April 10, 2018– The Athens Oddfellow and Rebekah organization is offering their $500 scholarship to graduating seniors who plan to attend TVCC in the fall of 2018. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


April 16, 2018– The Cedar Creek Lake Parrot Head Club is offering their annual scholarship to a graduating senior who has demonstrated efforts to get involved in volunteer activities. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

Pennies for Kooper and Kash

This is Kooper and Kash.

Kooper is a 5th grader here at the Intermediate School.  Kooper has been diagnosed with Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL) with a second and third diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy and mild to moderate developmental delay.  As a child with PVL gets older, seizures are usually part of the deal. While he has had several Grand Mal Seizures, he primarily suffers from silent seizures.  Kooper has been gifted with Kash…named after Johnny Cash, Kash will be  trained as a service animal for  Kooper.

Beginning today, Monday, March 19th through Friday, March 30th the Intermediate School will be hosting a penny drive, Pennies for Kooper and Kash, to donate to the fund to help provide training for Kash to become a service dog for Kooper.  We are asking students to give what they can for the next two weeks, whether it is a little or a lot, so that we do our best to help Kooper and Kash! We are excited for this opportunity to help one of our own. Thanks in advance for any donation you and your kids can make.

This Week

I hope everyone had a great spring break! There are 47 school days left in this school year. With all the activities and events from now to the end of school, those 47 days will go by quickly.

Monday – JV2 Baseball v. Canton – 4:30

Tuesday – UIL Contest at Mineola; District Softball v. Alba; Varsity Baseball at Jacksonville – 6:00

Wednesday – UIL Academic Contest at Grand Saline; Middle School Spring Pictures

Thursday – Track at Van; JV2 Baseball at Edgewood Tournament

Friday – District Softball – Bye; JV & Varsity Baseball v. Rice – 5:00; JV2 Baseball at Edgewood Tournament

Saturday – JV Softball at Grand Saline District Tournament; JV2 Baseball at Edgewood Tournament

I hope everyone has a great week!


Scholarships; TSI testing

April 13, 2018– The Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 310, is offering their annual scholarship for graduating seniors planning to further their education in the fall of 2018. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


July 31, 2018- UEW Healthcare is pleased to offer the UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship. The Scholarship is open nationwide to those who will be attending college fall semester of 2018. Special consideration will be given to an undergraduate who is interested in pursuing a career in Home Healthcare and knows someone that worked in the nuclear industry and was subsequently approved for benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA), but anyone meeting the requirements & can demonstrate an interested in pursuing a career in Healthcare will be considered. This Award will be presented to current college students, but high school seniors who will be attending school in the fall semester of 2018 are also welcome to apply. Eligibility requirements are:

  • This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on merit & need.
  • Completed application must be submitted online by July 31, 2018. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • Applicant must plan to attend college by fall semester 2018.
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
  • A transcript must be attached to application for consideration.
  • Applicant must submit an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist.
  • This scholarship is a one-time award worth $1000 to be awarded the fall semester of 2018.
  • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.
  • Applicant will be required to demonstrate both their merit and their need for this scholarship
  • Special consideration will be given to applicants who have been affected by EEOICPA and/or have had a loved one who was negatively impacted as a US energy worker.

To apply, visit


The TSI will be given again at Eustace High School on Thursday, March 22, 2018. The TSI must be taken in order to become eligible to take dual credit classes through TVCC. Students may test for free the first two times- after that the $30 fee must be paid prior to testing. Students may sign up until, March 19, 2018 ( the day we get back from Spring Break).