I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable three-day weekend! Our next holiday will be Presidents’ Day on February 17.
Three Eustace Middle School 7th grade students were recognized by the VFW for their essays for the VFW Patriot’s Pen Scholarship Competition Post 4326. Gabrielle Baez placed 1st in the competition, Lillian Hagood placed 2nd, and Mia Morrison placed 3rd. Gabrielle was awarded a $300 scholarship check, Lillian was awarded $200, and Mia was awarded $100. Cassie Munden, our 7th grade writing teacher, was named Teacher of the Year by VFW Post 4326. Ms. Munden was awarded $500. Congratulations to these students and teacher for their awards!
Tuesday – Boys and Girls High School District Basketball v. Mildred – 5:00
Thursday – Intermediate – Party Bus; Middle School Basketball – Boys at Kemp and Girls v. Kemp – 5:00;
Friday – Boys and Girls District Basketball at Scurry – 5:00
Congratulations to the varsity girls and varsity boys basketball teams on posting district wins against Blooming Grove this past Saturday! Our High School basketball teams are in action Tuesday v. Kemp in Eustace. The first games will start at 5:00 PM
Monday – Texas Academic Performance Report Public Hearing – 5:45- High School Library; School Board Meeting – Closed Session – 6:00 – Open Session – 7:00 – High School Library
Tuesday – High School District Basketball v. Kemp – 5:00
Wednesday – Intermediate – Semester Skating
Thursday – Primary – Semester Awards; Intermediate – Semester Awards; Middle School – Bulldog Bingo; Middle School Basketball – Boys at Scurry – Girls v. Scurry – 5:00; State Spirit Competition – Our Cheer Squad Performs at 8:54 – Crowd Leading, 9:54 – Band Chant, 11:09 – Fight Song, 11:50 – Top 20 Announced, 3:50 – Finalists Announced, 5:15 – Finals Start
Friday – All-Region Clinic in Canton; High School Basketball at Palmer – 5:00
Saturday – Middle School Boys Basketball at Spring Hill Tournament
I hope everyone had a great Christmas break! Today starts the fourth six weeks and the second semester for all campuses. There are 91 total days in the second semester. The 4th six weeks has 32 days, the fifth six weeks has 29 days, and the 6th six weeks has 30 days. With all the activities and events that occur during the spring semester, the 91 days will pass quickly.
This is the last week in the 3rd six weeks. It is also the last week of the first semester. Thursday and Friday will be early release days.
Monday – Primary – Christmas Around the World; Middle School Boys Basketball at Palmer – 5:00; Middle School Girls Basketball v. Palmer – 5:00; School Board Meeting Open Session – 7:00
Tuesday – Primary – Christmas Around the World; JVBB, JVBA, & VB Basketball v. Ferris – 5:00; JVG & VG District VB at Mildred – 5:00
Wednesday – 2nd Grade Field Trip
Thursday – High School Finals; Early Release
Friday – End 3rd 6 Weeks; Early Release; High School Finals; Intermediate – 1st Semester Drawings & Money-aire; JVG & VG District Basketball v. Scurry- 5:00; JVBB, JVBA, & VB Basketball v. Grace – 5:00
Christmas Holidays – December 23 – January 3
December 26, 27, & 28 – Varsity Boys Basketball at Buffalo Tournament
December 31 – JVBB, JVBA, VB Basketball at Wills Point – 12:00
Monday, January 6 – Staff Workday
Tuesday, January 7 – Classes resume at regular times.
I hope everyone has a great week, a very Merry Christmas, and a very happy New Year!
Congratulations to the Middle School One Act Play on earning a district championship last Friday! Spencer Kirby was also named as best performer! Other members of the cast were named All-Stars and two others earned honorable mention recognition. The play also earned a technical award. Great job by the cast, crew, and directors!
The following students will graduate from TVCC with their certificates in welding: Mitchell Boyd Michael Gunter Jacob Kile Jaden Lopez Taylor Reese Colton Smitherman Collin Sutton Kaylee Thomas Zachary Usmiller
Graduation will be held on Thursday, December 12 at 5:30 at Athens High School.
Friday night was Senior Night for students that participated in fall activities. A special thank you to these students for all their hard work and dedication over the last four years. You may view a video of the entire Senior Night Ceremony at this link: https://youtu.be/I6B9mepGZLI
Veterans were honored at Friday night’s game with a huge American flag hand held on the field during the playing of the National Anthem. Video of the event may be found at this link: https://youtu.be/Z3aFyfUtzJI
Saturday, the Eustace Bulldogs boys cross country team participated at the UIL State Cross Country Meet in Round Rock. For the second year in a row, the Bulldogs brought home a state championship!! The Bulldogs had an overall score of 85. The second place team had a score of 112. Dalton Page led the Bulldogs with an overall finish of 2nd place. Jayden Lopez also placed in the top ten runners at tenth place. A complete video of the cross country send off, start, finish, and award ceremonies may be found at this link: https://youtu.be/hjU9X0wpei4
Monday – Middle School Girls Basketball v. Malakoff – 5:00; Jazz Clinic at Quinlan
Tuesday – High School Girls Basketball v. Ferris – 5:00; Jazz Clinic at Quinlan
Wednesday – Intermediate Picture Retakes;
Thursday – Intermediate Perfect Attendance Awards; Intermediate Fundraiser Delivery; High School Boys Basketball Scrimmage at Lone Oak
Friday – Intermediate – Right Choice and 6 Weeks Drawings; Middle School – Coat Drive Ends; Primary – Perfect Attendance and Right Choice Awards
Saturday – Varsity Girls Basketball at Kaufman – 1:00; Middle School Girls Basketball at Crandall Tournament
For the first time in school history, the Mighty Eustace Bulldog Marching Band advanced to the finals at the UIL Area Marching Contest. The Bulldog Band had its first performance at 3:15 in Denton. After making the finals, the Bulldog Band had to come back and march again at 9:00 PM. A video of the first performance, the drum major recognition, and the bands reaction to making the finals may be found at this link: https://youtu.be/Xf6DB4Y6760
Congratulations to our band members, our band directors, Todd Felty, Crystal Heidle, and Sam Litton, and to all the family and friends that have supported them throughout this marching season.
This Monday, the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs cross country teams headed to Huntsville for the Regional Cross Country Meet. The girls race started at 9:25 and the boys ran at 9:55. Overall, the girls placed 5th at the Regional Met and the boys were the Regional Champs! The boys had three runners place in the top ten finiThe boys cross country team has qualified to run at the State Cross Country Meet in Round Rock on November 9. A video of the start, middle, finish, and awards from both the girls and boys races may be found at this link: https://youtu.be/4fFWhCQtmKE
Last night, the volleyball team had their Senior Night activities. I want to thank all the seniors that are involved in our volleyball program for all the hard work and dedication you have put in these last four years! Below are some pictures from that:
Congratulations to the Lady Bulldogs on their 3-0 district win against Kemp last Friday. The Lady Bulldogs have an important game at Malakoff on Tuesday. The varsity game should start around 6:00 PM.
This is Red Ribbon Week for all the campuses. There will be various activities throughout the week.
The Mighty Bulldog Marching Band will be competing in the Area Marching Contest this Saturday in Denton. The Bulldog Band will march at 3:15. The contest will be held at the Collins Athletic Complex. Entry fee will be $3 for adults and $3 for students.
The concrete for the front parking lot was poured last Friday. Weather permitting, site work will continue this week.
Monday – Middle School Volleyball v. Scurry 4:30; Band Rehearsal – 6:30; School Board Meeting – 6:00
Tuesday – High School District Volleyball at Malakoff – 4:30
Thursday – Middle School Football v. A Plus Academy – 5:00
Friday – Pumpkin Patch – 5:00 – 8:00; High School District Volleyball at Rice – 4:30; Varsity District Football v. A Plus Academy
Saturday – Middle School District Volleyball Tournament in Eustace; Area Marching Contest in Denton
Monday, October 28 – Regional Cross Country Meet in Huntsville – Girls run at 9:25 and Boys run at 9:55