About Coy Holcombe

Superintendent of Eustace I.S.D., Eustace TX

Board Meeting Last Night

Last night, the Eustace ISD Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting. The Board took the following actions:

  • Approved the minutes of previous meetings.
  • Approved the financial reports as presented.
  • Approved the Resolution to Offer Struck-Off Properties at Sheriff’s Tax Foreclosure Sale as amended.
  • Approved the 2017-2018 District Improvement Plan.
  • Approved the 2017-2018 Campus Improvement Plans.
  • Approved the purchase of up to 4 flat panel interactive screens.
  • Accepted the resignation of Misty Chestnut.
  • Approved the employment of Norma Rueter, cook at the High School; Eric McLeod, custodian at the Middle School; Tiffany Smith, PPCD aide at the Primary; Shelby Stegent, 1st grade teacher.
  • Approved the substitute list as presented.
  • Approved the student transfers as presented.
  • Adjourned.

This Week and Board Meeting Tonight

Congratulations to the varsity volleyball team on their win against Kemp last Friday. The Lady Bulldogs improved to 2-1 in district play.

Congratulations to the varsity football team on their win against Palmer last Friday. The win puts the Bulldogs at 3-0 going into their bye-week.

The EHS Bass Team competed in their first tournament on Saturday. Below is information provided by the Bass Team sponsor, Kenneth Carpenter.

We had four of our six teams competing this weekend at Lake Ray Hubbard. Two teams made it to weigh in. Wesley Kirchenbauer and Clay Carpenter placed 47th overall and Micah and Colby Carpenter placed 76 overall. 181 teams competed and only 98 teams made it to the weigh in trailer. Our other two teams competing were Colton Tumlinson -Luis Garcia and Cade Adair-Ryan Powers. Neither team caught a scorable bass, but fished hard. Overall, it was a lot of fun and the kids really seemed to enjoy it. Next tournament is here at Cedar Creek October 14 at Log Cabin.

The Mighty Bulldog Marching Band is getting more of their contest show ready each week. Their first contest is October 7 at Mesquite.

This Week

The district will be having a district wide evacuation drill Tuesday. The drill will take place around 9:00 AM.

Monday – Middle School Volleyball at Kemp – 5:00; Band Practice 6:30; School Board Meeting – 7:00 – High School Library

Tuesday – JV and Varsity District Volleyball v. Alba-Golden – 4:30

Thursday – Individual Pictures – Intermediate School; Middle School Football v. Dallas Life Oak – 4:30; JV Football – Open

Friday – End of 1st 6 Weeks; JV & Varsity Volleyball at Quitman – 4:30; Varsity Football – Open

Saturday – JV & Varsity Cross Country at Lovejoy

I hope everyone has a great week!

Board Meeting Tonight

The Eustace ISD Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting tonight. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM and be held in the High School library. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

The Board will hear the following reports:

  • RevTrak Report
  • 2016-2017 District and Campus Improvement Plans Evaluation
  • Capital One Rebate
  • ACT/SAT Report
  • July Energy Savings
  • Update on Enrollment
  • The Board will also hear a report from Doug Whitt.

The Board may consider action on the following agenda items:

  • Minutes of Previous Meetings
  • Financial Reports
  • Resolution to Offer Struck Off Properties at Tax Sale
  • TASB Delegate
  • 2017-2018 District Improvement Plan and Campus Improvement Plans
  • Purchase of Interactive Flat Panel Screens

The Board will enter closed session to discuss personnel and staffing and student transfers. Any action taken on closed session items will be made in open session.

 

This Week

Friday, the Lady Bulldogs started district play in volleyball. After dropping the first game to Mineola, the Lady Dogs came back and won the next three to go to 1-0 in district play. The Lady Bulldogs continue district play this week with games at Grand Saline on Tuesday and at home against Kemp on Friday.

The varsity football team went to 2-0 on the year with a 56-7 win over Quitman. This week the Bulldogs travel to Palmer for their last pre-district football game. Kickoff is set for 7:30.

Congratulations go out to the Mighty Bulldog Marching Band and the varsity cheerleaders on great performances last Friday night.

Mighty Bulldog Marching Band

Cheerleaders Warming Up

Also, congratulations to Mady Bragg and being chose to present at the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Performance in Tyler on Saturday. Below is a picture of Mady during her presentation.

Mady Bragg sharing her expertise on the Lincoln-Douglas Debate.

This Week

All during this week, the Primary School will be hosting its annual Fall Book Fair.

Monday –¬† Middle School Volleyball at Scurry 5:00;¬†Band Practice – 6:30

Tuesday – JV & V District Volleyball at Grand Saline – 4:30

Thursday – Middle School Pep Rally – 2:15; MS & JV Football v. Palmer – 4:30

Friday – Celebrate Freedom Parade – 8:30; JV & V District Volleyball v. Kemp – 4:30; Varsity Football at Palmer – 7:30

Saturday – MS, JV, & V Cross Country at Canton

I hope everyone has a great week!

Family Access – Food Service Alerts

For parents of High School students, you may easily set up an email notification when your child’s food service balance falls below $5.00. After you log into Family Access, look at the top of the page for the link My Account. Click on the My Account link. It open a new page. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. You will see a section called Email Notifications. You have the option of checking a box to receive email notifications for grade alerts and email notifications when your child’s food service balance drops below $5.00. You can choose to receive both types of notifications or just the food service notifications.

I have used this option for several years. It is a great way for parents to know when they need to send more money for meals.

Note: Parents of students in grades PK – 8 do not need to bother with the food service notifications because all students in those grades eat at no cost.

Friday and Saturday

Congratulations to the JV football team on their 57-0 win over Quitman last night! The JV are now 2-0 on the year.

The volleyball teams begin district play today in Mineola. The varsity will play first at 4:30. The JV team will follow.

The varsity football team travels to Quitman today. Kickoff is set for 7:30. Not only will you get to see the football team, you will also get to see the award winning Mighty Bulldog Marching Band and our award winning varsity cheer squad.

Saturday, the JV and varsity cross country teams will be running in the Tyler Lee meet.

A reminder that the Primary School will be hosting its fall Book Fair next week.

This Week

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend!

Congratulations to the Bulldog varsity football team on their 56-0 victory over Scurry this past Friday. I appreciate everyone’s patience in getting the power restored to the lights and scoreboard. While we got most of the game in, the faulty breaker decided to give out again in the fourth quarter. At this point, the officials stopped the game. I apologize for the inconvenience caused by the electrical malfunction. We are getting all of the electrical systems inside the panel boxes replaced today.

Congratulations go out to the varsity volleyball team for their win against Malakoff on Friday. The volleyball teams open district play this Friday.

The Mighty Bulldog Marching Band had their first performance of the year last Friday. The band is well over half way done in learning their marching show for this year.

As always, the Eustace varsity cheerleaders did an awesome job in Friday’s pep rally and during the game. Video of the pep rally will be uploaded to the district’s YouTube channel later today.

This Week

Tuesday – JV & V volleyball at Mabank – 5:00; Band Practice – 6:30

Thursday – JV football v. Quitman – 6:00

Friday – 2nd Grade Grandparents Day; JV & V district volleyball at Mineola – 4:30; Varsity football at Quitman – 7:30

Saturday – JV & V cross country at Tyler Lee

I hope everyone has a great week!

This Week

Tonight is the annual Bulldog Bash. It will begin at 6:30 and will be held in the High School old gym. After the Bash, the High School will host its version of Meet the Teacher in the cafeteria. Everyone is invited to come out to tonight’s events!

Monday – Called Board Meeting – 6:00 PM – HS library; Bulldog Bash – 6:30 – HS Old Gym

Tuesday – JV & V volleyball at Athens – 5:00; Band Practice – 6:30

Thursday – JV football at Scurry – 6:00

Friday – JV & V Volleyball v. Malakoff – 4:30; Varsity football v. Scurry – 7:30

Saturday – Middle School, JV, & V Cross Country at Kaufman

Monday, September 4 – Labor Day Holiday

I hope everyone has a great week!

Board Meeting Last Night

Last night, the Eustace ISD Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss the 2017-2018 budget and tax rate. After the public hearing, the Board held their regular monthly meeting. During the regular meeting, the board took the following actions:

  • Approved minutes of previous meetings.
  • Approved the financial reports as presented.
  • Approved a bid of $11,716 to replace an A/C unit at the Kirk Gym.
  • Approved the 2017-2018 Student Code of Conduct.
  • Approved the 2017-2018 maintenance and operations budget. The total M & O budget for 2017-2018 is approximately $13.5 million.
  • Approved the proposed tax rate of $1.23. The overall tax rate consists of $1.04 for M & O and $0.19 for I & S (to pay for voter approved bonds).
  • Approved attendance committees as presented.
  • Approved Appraisers for Teacher Appraisals.
  • Accepted resignations as presented.
  • Approved the employment of the following personnel: Lauren Terry, Intermediate School library aide; Melissa Rodriguez, Head Start aide; Sarah Nuckolls, Intermediate School aide; Crystal Ellis, Intermediate School aide; Shelbi Wooley, Intermediate School aide; and, Jonathon Folsom, night custodian.
  • Approved the transfer student list as presented.
  • Approved the substitute list as presented.
  • Adjourned.

 

Volleyball, This Week, and Budget, Tax Hearing, Regular Board Meeting Tonight

Congratulations to the Eustace varsity volleyball team on their 2nd place finish in the Eustace Tournament. The varsity competed in the Championship Bracket on Saturday. Thursday, the Lady Bulldogs went 3-0 in pool play. On Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs won another two games before falling in the championship game.

This Week

Monday – Band Practice – 6:30; Budget and Tax Hearing – 6:30; Regular Board Meeting – 7:00

Thursday – JV & V Football Scrimmage at Kerens; Varsity Volleyball at Tyler Tournament;

Friday – Varsity Volleyball at Tyler Tournament

Saturday – Varsity Volleyball at Tyler Tournament; JV & V Cross Country at Union Grove

I hope everyone has a great week!

Budget and Tax Hearing – Tonight at 6:30 – High School Library

Tonight, the Eustace ISD Board of Trustees will hold their annual budget and tax hearing. During the hearing, information will be provided about the proposed budget for the 2017-2018 and proposed tax rate for 2017-2018. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

Regular August Board Meeting

The Eustace ISD Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting tonight at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held in the High School library.

The board will hear the following reports:

  • District Accountability Summary
  • Campus Accountability Summary
  • Report on Preliminary FIRST Rating
  • Attendance Comparison Report
  • Energy Savings Report
  • College and Career Ready 2016 Graduates

The Board may consider action on the following items:

  • Minutes from previous meetings
  • Financial reports for the month of July
  • Proposals for A/C repairs at E. L. Kirk Gym
  • 2017-2018 Student Code of Conduct
  • Nominations for TASB Delegate
  • 2017-2018 Budget
  • 2017-2018 Tax Rate
  • Attendance Committees
  • Appraisers for Teacher Appraisals
  • The Board will enter closed session to consider personnel and student transfers. Any action taken on closed session items will be made in open session.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend the regular meeting.

 

Welcome Back and This Week

Today marks the start of the 2017-2018 school year. I want to take this opportunity to welcome the students and the parents to this new school year. We are starting several new programs this school year. Some of these programs include:

  • GermBlast – We have contracted with the GermBlast company to provide three treatments throughout the school year that are intended to provide additional protection against germs that may cause illness. The first treatment has already been done. Everything from school desks, chairs, tables, athletic equipment, and school buses were treated. The next treatment will be in October or November, with a final treatment in March or April.
  • Learning.com – This program will be provided to all students in grades K-8. The program is designed to introduce students to the process of programming.
  • MAP – This program is taking the place of the Renaissance STAR (not to be confused with the state assessment STAAR) testing program. MAP is designed to provide teachers, students, and parents with a better understanding of the areas in which students need additional assistance.
  • The district has also added 880 Chromebooks and 41 new computer carts. The goal is to have a computer cart with enough Chromebooks for every classroom in the district.
  • To accommodate the new Chromebooks, the district has increased its Internet capacity from 200mbps to 500mbps.
  • Also, in light of the additional Chromebooks, the district has added an additional Technology Integration Specialist. Each campus will now have there own full time TIS.
  • There will be a new robotics program at the High School.

In addition to the new programs, EISD will be continuing other programs:

  • Students in grades PK-8 will continue to eat breakfast and lunch at no cost.
  • The welding certification program is in its second year. Many new pieces of equipment were added by way of the JET grant the district received this past year.
  • The district will continue to pay for the cost of dual credit classes at the High School. This will include any required textbooks. The district will also pay for the cost of TSI test for students to qualify for the dual credit program.

Throughout the year, these programs will be discussed in more detail. If you have any questions about the programs provided at EISD, or have a suggestion about a program you would like to see at EISD, please do not hesitate to contact me at cholcombe@eustaceisd.net.

Again, welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

This Week

Wednesday – First Day of Classes; Start of the 1st 6 Weeks

Thursday – Eustace Varsity Volleyball Tournament – Lady Bulldogs will play at 2:00, 5:00, and 7:00 today.

Friday – Eustace Varsity Volleyball Tournament; High School football scrimmage at Quinlan – 6:00

Saturday – JV & V Cross Country at Mansfield; Eustace Varsity Volleyball Tournament

I hope everyone has a great week!