Coy Holcombe

About Coy Holcombe

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

New Student Report Cards from TEA

Each year, the Texas Education Agency(TEA) provides a report card on how students have performed on the STAAR exams. These report cards contain a wealth of information for parents and teachers to use in determining how students are doing on grade level materials. However, some parts of the report cards were confusing and difficult to understand.

TEA has redesigned the look of the student report cards. These new report cards will be issued this summer. TEA has produced a video that describes the changes and other features of the new report card. Below is a link to that video. I encourage all parents and guardians to take a few minutes and review this video.

https://youtu.be/tGPaOgDJeys

 

Transfer Application for 2017-2018 Available

At the bottom of this post is a link to the transfer application for the 2017-2018 school year. This transfer application applies to all students that do not reside in the Eustace ISD school district, but would like to attend a school in Eustace. If you have any questions about completing the forms, you may contact Teri Clark at (903)425-5128. Completed forms may be turned in at the Administration Building.

Transfer Application-2017-18

 

This Week and Board Meeting Tonight

I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend! There are 30 days left in this school year.

Congratulations to all of our track teams for their strong performance at the district track meet this past Wednesday and Thursday. Of the four divisions, Eustace placed first in three.  The JV girls, the JV boys, and the varsity girls were all district champions. The varsity boys placed 3rd. The varsity boys broke every school record in the relays on Thursday.

The top 4 finishers in each varsity event qualified for the Area Track Meet. The Area Meet will be this Thursday in Eustace.

With a 12-6 win over Alba-Golden on Friday, the varsity baseball team clinched a playoff spot for the second straight year. The baseball team continues district play this week on Tuesday and Friday.

This Week

Monday – Board Meeting – 7:00 PM – HS Library

Tuesday – District Softball v. Scurry – 6:00; JV & V Baseball v. Quitman – 4:30

Wednesday – Senior Group Picture

Thursday – Area Track Meet – Eustace

Friday – JV & V Baseball at Edgewood – 4:30

I hope everyone has a great week!

Board Meeting Tonight

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

The Board will hear the following reports:

  • RevTrak Reports
  • Henderson County Appraisal District Audit
  • Preliminary IDEA-B LEA MOE Compliance Review
  • Update on Enrollment

The Board may consider action on the following agenda items:

  • Minutes from previous meetings
  • Financial reports
  • Resolution Extending Depository Contract with Prosperity Bank
  • Sale of Property
  • Review Safety Audit
  • Policy Updates Related to District of Innovation Plan

The Board will enter closed session to consider personnel matters, review and consider recommendations for Auxiliary Directors, Professional Employees, and Paraprofessional Employees, and student transfers. Any action taken on closed session items will be made in open session.

Henderson County Livestock Show Results

Thanks to our Ag Science teacher, Theresa Tindel, for supplying this information.

HCLS Scholarship Recipient Brooke Reynolds  $1,000.00

Beef Heifer Show-  Eustace FFA Herdsman Award Winners

Gracie Pitchford – Reserve Champion Santa Gertrudis and Senior Champion Showman buckle winner
Cooper Cates- First place Santa Gertrudis
Abbie Cates- First place Santa Gertrudis
Sadie Cates – Second place Santa Gertrudis
Emma Finley- Second and fourth place Santa Gertrudis and third in Junior Showmanship
Olivia Herring- sixth place Non- Registered Class

Emma Bell Commercial Heifer show -3rd place with $3,500.00 auction price

Steer Show- Eustace FFA Herdsman Award Winners
Brooke Reynolds 3rd place and $3,750.00 auction price
Carson Stegall 5th place and 10th place and $3,000.00 auction price
Makenzie Skiles 7th place and $3,450.00 auction price

Goat Show- Eustace FFA Herdsman Award Winners
Mattie Goodson- Class 4 Champion and $1,900.00 auction price
Maggie Groom- 4th place and $1,500.00 auction price
Savannah McSwain- 5th place and $1,525.00 auction price
Emma Bell- 3rd place and $2,000.00 auction price
Others competing: Jodi Costlow, Skye Burns, Emma Finley, Ivan Umana

Lamb Show Eustace FFA Herdsman Award Winners
Zane Kuhn- Class Champion and  $1,400.00 auction price
Zane Kuhn 2nd place Lamb and $1,200.00 auction price
Katie Pritchard- 8th place lamb

Swine Show
Kelly Ashton – Class Champion OPB breed  and
Chloe Hinkle- 3rd place Cross Pig and
Raini Goodell 3rd place and 4th place Hampshire and Cross Pig and $2,300.00
Brody Sutton – 4th place and $2,000.00 auction price
Zane Kuhn- 12th place cross pig
Sarah Saine- 11th place cross pig and  $1,200.00 auction price
Sydney Smith- 5th place cross pig and $1,200.00 auction price
Others showing Clay Hinkle, Carson Stegall and Makenzie Skiles

Horse Show
Oliva Dailey- Overall High Performance Champion and Buckle
Olivia Dailey- Overall High Speed Champion and Buckle
Olivia Dailey- Runner-Up for Queen’s Contest

Rabbit Show
Avery Reeve 2nd place mini rex jr. buck
Jaymie Duke 2nd place lionhead
Jaci Gray 1st place lionhead
Romano girls, Jordan and Justyne placed anywhere from 1st to 6th with all of their rabbits

Others that competed are : Zoe Tunnell, Emma Dingledine, Bailey Barber, Caitlyn Huffman, Jade Gray, Maci Price, Brooke Reynolds, Bucky Womble, and Joey Womble

Poultry Show
Carson Stegall- Champion Game Bird and buckle winner and various division champions
Keylan Warren- Best Large Hen and other various placings in poultry division
David Gilbreath small poultry placings
Sierra Costilla-  Duck Division winner
John Saine- Duck division placings
Maci Penix- various placings in poultry division

Project Show
All the following received blue ribbon distinction and made the auction to sell their items:
Amber Turner
Kelsey Norton
Brodie Norton
Cannon Kilcrease
Abbi Spivey
Carson Stegall
Kiedra Hurd
Cierra Warren
John Saine

Ag Mech Show
JJ Hughes- 20 Ft Gooseneck trailer Blue Ribbon
Hunter Key/Gary Lovell-Smoking Chicken trailered pit blue ribbon
Johnny Davis- Hog trap, Blue Ribbon
Cody Salley- Metal Bench Swing, Blue Ribbon
Chandler Carter/Landry Johnson- Receiver Hitch BBQ Grill, Blue Ribbon
Jaymie Duke/Lizzy Ramsey- Chicken Coop, Second Place

We had 15 out of 22 students make the premier auction with over $31,000.00 in earnings.  This number will grow after add-on money is put into each kid’s project.  This amount does not include sales from the project show as the kids have already received their money.  Eustace FFA had another great year and I would like to thank everyone for their patience and support.

This Week

Today is the start of the 6th 6 weeks. We have 34 days left in the 2016-2017 school year. There will be a lot of activities and events during these last 34 days. A reminder that this Friday is our Good Friday Holiday.

Congratulations to Mady Bragg on advancing to the state UIL Academic Meet in Lincoln-Douglas Debate!

Congratulations also go out to our baseball and softball teams on their wins Friday night. The softball team defeated Kemp 14-2 in 5 innings, while the baseball team beat Grand Saline 9-3. The win by the baseball team puts their district record at 4-1 for the first half of district play.

This week is National Library Week.

This Week

Monday – Start of 6th 6 Weeks; District Golf; 8th Grade Parent Presentation – 5:30 – HS Auditorium

Tuesday – 8th Grade Parent Presentation – 8:30 AM – HS Auditorium; District Golf; JV & V Baseball at Mineola – 4:30; Softball at Quitman – 6:00

Wednesday – District Track Meet at Eustace – Field Events, Preliminaries, & 3200m Run

Thursday – Intermediate School Perfect Attendance, Right Choice, Drawings, and Money-Aire; Primary School – Easter Egg Hunt; Report Cards Issued; District Track Meet at Eustace – Finals – 5:30

Friday – Easter Holiday; JV & V Baseball at Alba-Golden – 4:30; Softball v. Alba – 1:00

This Week

Congratulations to the varsity baseball team on Friday’s 14-3 win against Quitman! The win puts the Bulldogs at 3-0 in district play. The Bulldogs face Edgewood on Tuesday. Edgewood is also undefeated in district.

The Primary School and Middle School are both hosting book fairs throughout this week. Please contact the campuses for more information.

This Week

Monday – District Golf

Tuesday – Jazz Festival; District Golf; District Softball at Grand Saline – 6:00; JV & V District Baseball v. Edgewood – 4:30

Wednesday – Intermediate School – Staff/Class Pictures; Middle School – Spring Pictures; Middle School UIL Concert & Sight Reading Contest

Thursday – High School track at Mineola

Friday – End 5th 6 Weeks; District Softball v. Kemp – 6:00; JV & V District Baseball at Grand Saline – 4:30

I hope everyone has a great week!

This Week

Congratulations to the varsity baseball team on starting district play with a 3-2 win over Mineola. Due to weather, the game was moved to Saturday at 3:00 PM. The Bulldog Baseball Team will return to action on Tuesday against Alba-Golden.

Congratulations to the JV boys, JV girls, and varsity girls on all taking first place at the Kemp track meet this past Thursday. The varsity boys placed 2nd. The High School track teams will compete at Mabank this Thursday.

This week will be our first week of state testing. There will be tests on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Eustace will be hosting a Middle School track meet today. This meet will start around 3:45. Because of testing tomorrow, the plan is to have this meet over by 6:30. There will not be a lot of down time at this meet.

Last Friday, three EHS students were invited to speak at the Cedar Creek Rotary Club luncheon about their experiences at this year’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening (RYLA) camp. Below are pictures of the students as they were speaking:

JoGail Holcombe

JoGail Holcombe

Micah Zimmerer

Micah Zimmerer

Shelby White

Shelby White

Monday – Eustace MS Track Meet

Tuesday – STAAR 4 & 7 Writing; STAAR 5 & 8 Math; STAAR EOC English I; 2nd Grade Family Reading Night 5:00 – 6:00

Wednesday – STAAR 5 & 8 Reading

Thursday – STAAR EOC English II; 2nd Grade Trip to Cedar Creek Library; JV Baseball at Grand Saline Tournament

Friday – 2nd Grade Trip to Cedar Creek Library; District Softball v. Edgewood – 6:00; JV & V Baseball at Quitman – 4:30

Saturday – JV Baseball at Grand Saline Tournament

I hope everyone has a great week!

This Week and Board Meeting Tonight

Congratulations to Raini Goodell on placing 4th at the State Powerlifting Meet!! Congratulations also go out to the varsity softball team on their 7-3 district win over Quitman and to the varsity baseball team on their 14-4 win over Fairfield.

Congratulations also go out to Zane Arambula on being accepted to Texas Tech University, Zala Neeper on being accepted to Texas A & M San Antonio, Breanna Reagan and William Sarsfield on being accepted to Mid-Western University, and to Stone Wadsworth and Matthew Melton on their enlistment in the United States Air Force.

This Week

Monday – Middle School Track at Kemp; Board Meeting – 7:00 – HS Library

Tuesday – Kindergarten Family Reading Night; District Softball at Alba-Golden – 6:00; JV and V Baseball v. Troup – 4:30

Wednesday – Middle School Track Pictures

Thursday – Kemp High School Track Meet; JV Baseball Tournament at Edgewood

Friday – JV & V District Baseball v. Mineola – 4:30; JV Baseball Tournament at Edgewood

Saturday – JV Baseball Tournament at Edgewood

Board Meeting Tonight

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:

  • RevTrak
  • Cancellation of Region 7 Board of Directors Meeting
  • Update on Enrollment and Attendance

The Board may take action on the following agenda items:

  • Minutes from previous meetings.
  • Financial report.
  • Certification and Dual Credit Courses
  • Stadium Press Box Improvements
  • Certification of Unopposed Candidates for School Board
  • Order of Cancellation for School Board Election
  • Audit Agreement with Smith, Lambright & Associates for 2016-2017 School Year.
  • Proposal from Ideal Impact for Energy Management
  • Proposal from Germ Blast
  • Certifying Superintendent for Regional Advisory Committee for Region 7
  • Nominations to the VCAD Board of Directors
  • Instructional Materials Allotment and TEKS Certification 2017-2018
  • Policy Update 107

The Board will enter closed session to consider personnel issues, review evaluations, and student transfers. Any action taken on a closed session item will be made in open session.

I hope everyone has a great week!

Welcome Back and This Week

I hope everyone had a great spring break! During spring break, the varsity baseball team placed 3rd in the Wills Point Tournament. The One Act Play cast and crew also participated in district competition this past Saturday. Although the play did not advance, three students earned individual recognitions: Olivia Grose was named to the All Star Cast, Tanner VanHorn received Honorable Mention All Star Cast, and Jonathon Guard received a Technical Achievement Award!

This Week

Monday – District Softball v. Grand Saline – 6:00

Tuesday – District Softball at Kemp; Varsity Baseball at Rains – 6:00

Friday – District Softball v. Quitman; JV & V Baseball at Fairfield – 5:00

I hope everyone has a great week!