Coy Holcombe

About Coy Holcombe

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

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!

Spring Break

Next week is spring break. There will be no school March 6 – 10. Classes will resume at regular times on Monday, March 13. While there will be no classes next week, there will still be baseball and softball games. Our softball team plays district games at Edgewood on Tuesday and is home against Grand Saline on Friday. Both games are set to start at 4:30.

Baseball does not have a game scheduled for Tuesday, but will be in the Wills Point Baseball Tournament Thursday – Saturday.

The district one act play contest is Saturday, March 11 in Winona.

We want to congratulate Naveah Sanchez, an 8th grader at the Middle School, on winning the County Spelling Bee. We also want to wish Naveah good luck as she competes in the Regional Spelling Bee tomorrow in Dallas. The spelling bee will be broadcast on WFAA at 4:00.

If I have counted correctly, when we come back from spring break, we will have 54 school days left in the 2016-2017 school year. There will be more events and activities in those 54 days then in any other 54 days in the school year. We will try to keep everyone informed about events and activities.

I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable spring break!

This Week

This week is Texas Public Schools Week. It is also the week before we get out for spring break!

Monday – MS Track Meet at Canton

Wednesday – UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest in Canton. The Bulldog Band performs at 4:00.

Thursday – Texas Independence Day; Band trip to Disney; Kindergarten field trip to Caldwell Zoo; Softball at Mildred Tournament; Baseball at Grand Saline Tournament; HS boys track at Troup; HS Girls throwers at Wills Point; JV Baseball at Athens Tournament

Friday – Band trip to Disney; Middle School Cheerleader Tryouts; JV Baseball at Athens Tournament; Varsity Baseball at Grand Saline Tournament; Softball v. Mineola – 4:30; High School girls track at Corsicana

Saturday – Band trip to Disney; JV Baseball at Athens Tournament; Varsity Baseball at Grand Saline Tournament; Softball at Mildred Tournament

March 6 – 10 – Spring Break

March 7 – District Softball at Edgewood – 4:30

March 9 – Varsity Baseball at Wills Point Tournament

March 10 – District Softball v. Grand Saline – 4:30; Varsity baseball at Wills Point Tournament

March 11 – Varsity Baseball at Wills Point Tournament

I hope everyone has a great week and a great Spring Break!!

Board Meeting Last Night

Last night the Eustace ISD Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting. The meeting started at 7:00 PM and was held in the High School library.

The first order of business was presenting Board Commendations to the Varsity Girls Cross Country Team, the Varsity Boys Cross Country Team, and to the 3A Girls State Cross Country Champion, Chanda Westbrook. There are pictures at the end of this post of the runners receiving their recognitions.

During the course of the meeting, the Board took the following actions:

  • Approved the minutes of previous meetings.
  • Approved the financial reports as presented.
  • Approved the Final Proposed District of Innovation Plan.
  • Approved the 2017-2018 School Calendar as presented.
  • Approved the proposal from Ideal Impact.
  • Approved paying the invoice from CDW-G.
  • Approved a contract with Architect and Engineer Firm, Goodwin-Lasiter for improvements to the stadium press box.
  • Received Update 107. This was the first reading for this Update. No action was taken.
  • Accepted resignations from Kathryn Clardy, Intermediate teacher and Janice Beasley, Assistant Superintendent.
  • Approved the employment of Dennie Stewart as a cook at the Middle School cafeteria and Allen Brier as a full-time bus driver.
  • Approved contract extensions for the following personnel: Chris Whorton, HS Principal, Truman Oakley, Middle School Principal, Robert Reeve, Intermediate Principal, Shelby Adams, Primary School Principal, Stan Sowers, Assistant Superintendent, and Kathryn Hendrickson, Special Programs Director.
  • Approved additions to the substitute list as amended.
  • Approved student transfers as presented.
  • Adjourned.

 

Boys Cross Country Team with Coach Josh Sypert

Boys Cross Country Team with Coach Josh Sypert

Girls Cross Country Team with Coach Josh Sypert

Girls Cross Country Team with Coach Josh Sypert

Chanda Westbrook with Coach Josh Sypert

Chanda Westbrook with Coach Josh Sypert

FFA Chili Supper and Auction

A special thank you goes out to all the people that made the FFA Chili Cook-Off and Auction a huge success! Special recognition for their time and effort goes out to the following people:

Danny Davis – organizer of the Chili Cook-Off and Auction

Theresa Tindel, Steve Stegall, Alex Miley, and McKayla Arnold – Ag Teachers at the High School

FFA Members and their parents and families

All the people that came out to support the Eustace FFA program on Saturday night.

Below is a picture of the Chili Cook-Off Winners:

2017 Chili Cook-Off Winners

2017 Chili Cook-Off Winners

This Week and Board Meeting Tonight

Today marks the start of the 5th six weeks. Report cards will go home this Thursday.

Eustace will be hosting the Bulldog Relays this Thursday, as track season officially gets underway. We will also be hosting the Annual Eustace Baseball Tournament this Thursday through Saturday.

High School baseball was scheduled to play at Kerens today. With all the rain, that game will be postponed to a later date.

This Week

Monday – Start 5th 6 Weeks; Board Meeting – 7:00 PM

Tuesday – Softball at Frankston – 6:00

Thursday – Intermediate School – Perfect Attendance/Right Choice Drawings; Report Cards Issued; Softball at TASO Tournament in Whitehouse; Eustace Baseball Tournament; Bulldog Relays

Friday –¬†Softball at TASO Tournament in Whitehouse; Eustace Baseball Tournament

Saturday –¬†Softball at TASO Tournament in Whitehouse; Eustace Baseball Tournament

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.

The Board will recognize the High School boys and girls cross country teams.

The Board will hear the following reports:

  • RevTrak Report
  • Comparison of Taxable Values
  • Fall 2016 Dual Credit Report
  • Enrollment Report

The Board may consider action on the following agenda items:

  • Minutes from previous meetings.
  • Financial Reports
  • District of Innovation Plan
  • 2017-2018 School Calendar
  • Proposal from Ideal Impact on Energy Recommendations
  • Invoice from CDW-G
  • Contract with Goodwin-Lasiter for Press Box Improvements
  • Local Policy Update 107

The Board will enter Closed Session to consider Personnel and Staffing, to consider contracts for Assistant Superintendent, Athletic Director, Director of Special Programs, and Campus Principals, and to consider Student Transfers. Any action taken on a closed session item will take place in open session.

I hope everyone has a great week!

 

 

FFA Chili Cook-Off, Chili Supper, and Auction

This Saturday, the Eustace FFA will host their Annual Chili Cook-Off and Auction. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event. Below is a timeline of activities:

5:30 – Chili Judging Starts – Everyone is invited to submit an entry in the Chili Cook-Off

6:00 – Chili Supper Starts – There is no charge for the chili supper. Desserts will also be available. Donations will be accepted for the desserts.

6:30 – Auction Starts – There will be something for everyone in this auction. Even if you just want to watch, it’s still a lot of fun!

Make sure you arrive early to get your choice of chili and to review the items for auction.

Girls Basketball and This Week

The Lady Bulldog’s basketball season came to an end last night in the bi-district round of the state playoffs against Dallas Life. Congratulations go out to the girls on making the playoffs for the second year in a row. Also, a special thank you to all the parents, other family members, and fans for making the trip over to Ferris last night.

The boys end their basketball season tonight at Edgewood. The JV game is set to start at 5:00.

Softball, baseball, and track seasons are now fully underway. The softball and baseball teams have already played scrimmage games. Our first track meet of the year is set for Thursday, February 23 in Eustace.

Although difficult to believe, this Friday is the end of the 4th six weeks. Monday, February 20, is the start of the 5th 6 weeks.

Tuesday – Softball v. Rice – 6:00; Boys Basketball at Edgewood – 5:00

Wednesday – Intermediate School Spring Pictures

Friday – 2nd Grade Field Trip – Dallas Theater; Softball at Blooming Grove; End 4th 6 Weeks

Saturday – Softball v. Buffalo – 10:00 AM; FFA Chili Cookoff and Auction – Chili judging starts at 5:30, Chili Supper starts at 6:00, Auction starts at 6:30 – Primary Cafeteria

I hope everyone has a great week!

This Week

First, congratulations to the varsity girls basketball team on their awesome comeback against Edgewood this past Friday. The Lady Bulldogs were down by 17 at the half and came back and won the game 63-59! At this point in the season, the Lady Bulldogs are fighting for a playoff spot and every game is important!

The varsity boys comeback attempt fell a little short against Edgewood. Although the Bulldogs managed to cut the deficit to 3 with 46 seconds to play, they could not complete the comeback and lost by 7.

Throughout this week, first grade will be doing Middle of the Year Guided Reading evaluations.

Please check out the district’s Twitter feed for daily updates on the Primary’s Jump Rope for Heart. Tammy Gaddis, the PE teacher at the Primary, is providing daily updates that include pictures of the prize winning students. The district’s Twitter account is @EustaceISD.

Monday – MS Girls Basketball v. Scurry; MS Boys Basketball at Scurry – 5:00;

Tuesday – High School Boys and Girls Basketball at Alba-Golden – 4:00

Friday – High School Boys and Girls Basketball at Quitman – 4:00

Saturday – Middle School Girls Basketball Tournament at Eustace

I hope everyone has a great week!