Employee Banquet

Last night, EISD hosted its annual Employee Banquet. The banquet was held at the First Baptist Church in Eustace. Following a meal catered by Danny’s BBQ, employees were recognized for their years of service. Employees that were recognized received a service pin and a $10.00 gift certificate from Applebee’s in Canton.

5 Years
Caressa Foster
Brenda Gilbreath
Lloyd Mahaffey
Steven Stegall
Laci Taliaferro
Jessi Tandarich
Melanie Tanner
Stephen Tardiff

10 Years
Roger Carpenter
Hayley Lane

15 Years
Jerri Davis
Kortni Harris
Charla Johnson
Debra Meyners
Wade Morton
Chris Powers
Beth Williamson

20 Years
Kathy Jones
Tish Bennett
Suzanne Pharmakis
Tonnie Hemphill
Carol Warren

25 Years
Gwen Orr

30 Years
Sherri Purselley
Donna Chiles

35 Years
Sandy Sowers
Judy Vestal

40 Years
Janice Beasley

50 Years
Chuck Powers

There were two special recognitions made for our retirees. The retirees received our wooden bell award and a $15.00 gift certificate from Applebee’s in Canton.

Allison Bristow – 8th grade math teacher and 26 year veteran of Eustace ISD

Judy Vestal – Primary intervention teacher and 35 year veteran of Eustace ISD

We wish Allison and Judy a very happy retirement!

I want to thank Brother Paul McKinney and the First Baptist Church for allowing us to use their great facility.

A special thank you to Markie Saye and Mona Thomas for their hard work in collecting all the door prizes!

And, a special thank you to Karen Thompson for keeping up with the years of service and making sure the correct service pins were ordered.

Softball, Regional Track, and This Week

For the first time since 2013, the Lady Bulldogs advanced to the state softball playoffs. The Lady Bulldogs played Grandview in the bi-district round of the playoffs last Thursday in Cleburne. While the Lady Bulldogs lost a hard fought game, 12-3, they have set the stage for more successes in the coming years. Congratulations to all the coaches and players on a great year!

2019 Lady Bulldogs

Congratulations to Miranda Fontenot on qualifying for the state track meet in discus! Miranda won the regional meet with a throw of 131′ 10″. Miranda also set a new school record with that throw! The state meet will be held in Austin on May 10-11.

Miranda Fontenot

While it was not possible to install a large screen for shade at the Primary courtyard, we were able to find some smaller alternatives. A special thank you to Stan Sowers for his work on this project.

Shade for the Courtyard

This Week

This is Teacher Appreciation Week. Our campuses will be celebrating our teachers all week.

Monday – Employee Banquet – FBC – 6:00

Tuesday – Spring Band Concert – High School Auditorium – 7:00 PM

Wednesday – Special Needs Field Day – High School Football Field – 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Thursday – Band Leaves for Trip

Saturday – Athletic Banquet – FBC – Meal – 5:00; Awards – 6:00

Sunday – Band Returns from Trip

I hope everyone has a great week!











This Week

I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend! There are 24 school days left in the 2018-2019 school year. There are a lot of events and activities in those 24 days.

Monday – Regional Golf at Brenham Country Club; Guided Reading Assessment – Primary

Tuesday – Regional Golf at Brenham Country Club; Guided Reading Assessment – Primary; Anti-Bullying Assembly K – 6 – Kirk Gym – 1:00; JV & V District Baseball v. Blooming Grove -4:30; Senior Night

Wednesday – Regional Golf at Brenham Country Club; Guided Reading Assessment – Primary

Thursday – Regional Golf at Brenham Country Club; Guided Reading Assessment – Primary; Bi-District Softball v. Grandview in Ennis – 7:00

Friday  – Guided Reading Assessment – Primary; 2nd Grade Science Fair; Regional Track Meet at Waco Midway

Saturday – Regional Track Meet at Waco Midway

I hope everyone has a great week!




Greenhouse Tour and Area Track Meet

Yesterday, the Eustace ISD Board of Trustees toured the greenhouse at the High School. The board got to see the wide variety of plants that were being grown in different ways. Special thanks to Coach Chuck Powers and Coach Chris Powers and students for taking the time to show us around! Below are pictures from the greenhouse:

Congratulations to the boys and girls track teams on their performances at the Area Track Meet! The girls were Area Runner-Up and the boys were Area Champs!!

Eustace Bulldogs – Area Champs!!
Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs




Regional UIL and This Week

Congratulations to Jorgann Holgersen and Mady Bragg on qualifying for the State UIL Academic Meet! Jorgann placed first in Extemporaneous Informative Speaking and Mady placed third in the Lincoln/Douglas Debate!

Jorgann and Mady

Macy Penix and James Blaylock attended a Rotary Club meeting this past Friday and discussed their experiences while attending the RYLA Camp.

Macy Penix
James Blaylock

This Week

A reminder that this is a short week. Friday is our Good Friday holiday. Classes will resume Monday, April 22 at regular times.

We will be hosting two meetings for 8th grade parents this week. These meetings are to discuss the different types of options that will be available to students in High School. The first meeting will be on Tuesday, April 16. We will have a light meal at 5:30 and the presentation will start at 6:00. The second meeting will be on Wednesday, April 17. We will have a light breakfast starting at 8:30 with the meeting starting at 8:45. Both meetings will take place in the High School auditorium. If you are a parent or guardian of an 8th grade student, please make plans to attend one of these meetings.

Monday – Area Track Meet at Whitney; Board Meeting – 6:45 – High School library.

Tuesday – Varsity softball and baseball v. Rice; 8th Grade Parent Meeting – Meal 5:30 – Meeting 6:00

Wednesday – Intermediate Staff/Class Pictures; 8th Grade Parent Meeting – Breakfast 8:30 – Meeting 8:45

Thursday – Primary Easter Egg Hunt; JV and V District Baseball v. Malakoff

Friday – Good Friday Holiday

I hope everyone has a great week!

District Track Meet and This Week

Eustace High School hosted the District 18-3A track meet this past Thursday and Friday. There were four divisions that participated in the track meet: JV Girls, JV Boys, Varsity Girls, and Varsity Boys.

Overall, the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs did an awesome job! The JV boys and varsity boys both placed second in their divisions. The varsity boys were one point shy of winning the district championship. The JV girls and the varsity girls were both district champs in their divisions! Congratulations to all our Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs on their outstanding performances at the district meet.

It takes a lot of preparation and hard work to host a successful track meet. I want to thank everyone that worked to ensure that this track meet ran smoothly and on time.

If you would like to see the results of the track meet, please click here. The link will take you to the results online. You can change how the results are displayed by clicking on the events link at the top. You can choose what division to view by clicking on the arrow.

This Week

Today is the start of the 6th 6 weeks. There are 33 days left in the 2018-2019 school year. This week is the start of the STAAR testing in Texas.

Monday – Start of 6th 6 Weeks

Tuesday – English I EOC Test; Grades 4 & 7 STAAR Writing Tests; Grades 5 & 8 STAAR Math Tests; Baseball and Softball – Bye

Wednesday – Grades 5 & 8 Reading Tests

Thursday – Report Cards; Intermediate – Perfect Attendance Awards; English II EOC Test

Friday – Intermediate – Right Choice/Drawings/Money-Aire; STAAR Make-up Day; JV & V District Softball and Baseball at Mildred

I hope everyone has a great week!

No Hitter in Softball, District Track Meet, and This Week

Congratulations to our softball team on picking up a win against Rice! Here is an update from our softball coach, Lauren Odom:

Your Lady Bulldogs got a huge district WIN over Rice last night! We played solid defense behind our freshmen RHP Brooklyn Moore who threw a NO HITTER with 12 strikeouts! Sophomore Alyssa Lane led us offensively going 2-for-4 at the plate.

This makes us 1-3 in district play! We are young with one senior, two juniors and starting five sophomores and one freshman. We are continuing to fight, compete and finish ball games. Thank you all for your continuous support of this program!

This week, Eustace will be hosting the district 18-3A track meet. The preliminary running events, fields events, and the 32oom run  will take place on Thursday, April 4. The finals will be held on Saturday, April 6 starting at 10:00 AM.  Below is the Schedule of Events for Thursday and Saturday:

Thursday, April 4, 2019
9:00 AM – Field Events
11:00 AM – JV 3200M Run

9:00 – Field Event Session 1
JV Girls Shot
Varsity Boys Discus
Varsity Boys Pole Vault – 9’
Varsity Girls High Jump – 4’4”
JV Girls Long Jump
JV Boys Triple Jump

10:00 – Field Event Session 2
Varsity Girls Shot
JV Boys Discus
JV Girls Pole Vault – 5’
JV Boys High Jump – 5’
Varsity Boys Long Jump
Varsity Girls Triple Jump

11:00 – Field Event Session 3
Varsity Boys Shot
JV Girls Discus
Varsity Girls Pole Vault – 5’
Varsity Boys High Jump – 5’4”
JV Boys Long Jump
JV Girls Triple Jump

12:00 Field Event Session 4
JV Boys Shot
Varsity Girls Discus
JV Boys Pole Vault – 7’
JV Girls High Jump – 4’
Varsity Girls Long Jump
Varsity Boys Triple Jump

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch Break

2:00 Running Prelims
100 Meter High Hurdles Girls
110 Meter High Hurdles Boys
100 Meter Dash Girls/Boys
400 Meter Dash Girls/Boys
300 Meter Hurdles Girls/Boys Green Hurdle Marks
200 Meter Dash Girls/Boys
3200 Meter Run (Finals) Varsity Girls/Varsity Boys

Saturday, April 6th
Running Finals

10:00 400 Meter Relay JVG/VG/JVB/VB
10:20 800 Meter Dash JVG/VG/JVB/VB
10:40 100 Meter High Hurdles JVG/VG/JVB/VB
11:00 110 Meter High Hurdles JVG/VG/JVB/VB
11:20 100 Meter Dash JVG/VG/JVB/VB
11:40 800 Meter Relay JVG/VG/JVB/VB
12:00 400 Meter Dash JVG/VG/JVB/VB
12:20 300 Meter Hurdles JVG/VG/JVB/VB
12:40 200 Meter Dash JVG/VG/JVB/VB
1:00 1600 Meter Run JVG/VG/JVB/VB
1:40 1600 Meter Relay JVG/VG/JVB/VB

I invite everyone to come out to both events. Admission is free.

This Week

Friday, April 5, is the end of the 5th six weeks. Monday, April 8, is the start of the final six weeks of the 2018-2019 school year.

Monday – Middle School District Track Meet at Scurry

Tuesday – District Golf – Boys and Girls at Cedar Creek; JV & V Baseball at Malakoff – 4:30; Varsity Softball at Malakoff – 6:00

Thursday – District Track Prelims, Field Events, and 3200m run.

Friday – End of 5th 6 Weeks; JV & V Baseball v. Blooming Grove – 4:30; Varsity Softball v. Blooming Grove

Saturday – District Track Finals at Eustace – 10:00 AM

I hope everyone has a great week!