Coy Holcombe

About Coy Holcombe

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

All District Football, Merry Christmas, & Happy New Year!

Below are the All-District football honors for this year:

1st team
Cameron Rogers  RB
Dylan Hunsaker DL

2nd team
Clifton Johnson RB
JJ Hughes LB
Michael Schultz OL

Honorable mention
Alejandro Sanchez QB
Mikey Marshall OL
Kole Graham LB
Stone Wadsworth DB
Corey Strawn DB
Joey Harris DL

Congratulations to each of these players for earning a spot on the All District Team!

Today is an early out day. School will be dismissed about 2 hours early. Today is also the end of the 3rd 6 weeks. When we return in January, we will have 97 school days left in the 2016-2017 school year.

Tomorrow, the JV boys basketball team will be in a one day tournament at Rains.

Christmas Break is December 19 – January 2 for students. Staff members have a workday on January 2. Classes resume on Tuesday, January 3 at regular times.

During the break, there will be district basketball games against Alba-Golden. The games will be played on Friday, January 30. Games will be played in Eustace and are scheduled to start at 10:00 AM.

I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Dianne Shaffer’s Reception, This Week and Board Meeting Tonight

First, I want to extend congratulations and well wishes to our Primary principal, Dianne Shaffer. Mrs. Shaffer will be retiring at the end of December. I want to thank Mrs. Shaffer for all the years that she has devoted to helping the students, staff, parents, and communities. While she will be greatly missed, we wish her well in her new adventure!!

Mrs. Shaffer receiving the Bell Award from Janice Beasley

Mrs. Shaffer receiving the Bell Award from Janice Beasley

Shaffer Family

Shaffer Family

Mrs. Shaffer at her reception.

Mrs. Shaffer at her reception.

 

This is going to be a busy week! There will be some type of event or activity everyday this week. Before we get to This Week, check out the videos on the district’s YouTube channel of the Christmas Concert from last Thursday night. All three bands should be on our channel by mid-morning.

Congratulations to the varsity girls basketball team on placing 3rd at the Cross Roads Tournament!

This Week

Monday – Primary School AR Store; MS Girls Basketball v. Alba Golden – 5:00; MS Boys Basketball at Alba Golden – 5:00; Board Hearing – 6:45; Regular Board Meeting – 7:00 PM

Tuesday – Primary School AR Store; 2nd Grade Christmas Around the World; High School Girls District Basketball v. Scurry

Wednesday – Primary School AR Store; 2nd Grade Christmas Around the World; Middle School Basketball Pictures

Thursday – Early Out – Schools will dismiss two hours early; 1st & 2nd Grade Movie and PJ Day; JV Girls Tournament at Cross Roads

Friday – Early Out – Schools will dismiss two hours early; End 3rd 6 Weeks; Intermediate – 1st Semester Drawings/Money-Aire; Primary School – Christmas Parties; High School Girls District Basketball at Edgewood; High School Boys Basketball at Winona – 5:00

Board Meeting Tonight

The Eustace ISD Board of Trustees will host a public hearing tonight at 6:45. The hearing will be to discuss whether to continue to pursue the District of Innovation designation. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

At 7:00 PM, the Board of Trustees will host their regular monthly meeting. During the meeting the Board will hear the following reports:

  • RevTrak Report
  • HCAD Board of Directors Election Results
  • Indicators for A-F Academic Accountability System
  • Update on Enrollment

The Board may consider action on the following items:

  • Minutes of previous meetings.
  • Discussions with Paragon Sports.
  • Financial reports.
  • Changing date of January board meeting.
  • Appointing Advisory Committee to develop plan to pursue District of Innovation status or decline to pursue.
  • Resolution to prioritize upcoming legislation
  • Review and consider plans for press box.
  • Estimates for bus repair.
  • School Board Development Hours

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

I hope everyone has a great week!

 

 

 

This Week

Congratulations to the varsity girls basketball team on placing second at the Eustace Tournament this past weekend. There were lots of teams at this tournament. The tournament started on Thursday and concluded with basketball games all day Saturday. The tournament also featured a team from Australia – the Aussie Travelers. It takes a lot of work to host a tournament of this size. I want to thank everyone who helped make this tournament possible.

Lady Bulldogs

Lady Bulldogs – 2nd Place

Lady Bulldogs, Sunnyvale Lady Raiders, and the Aussie Travlers

Lady Bulldogs, Sunnyvale Lady Raiders, and the Aussie Travlers

 

The High School will be doing end of course testing throughout this week. This testing is for students that may have missed a prior test, not met the passing standard on previous tests, or may have taken a dual credit class in the summer that requires an end of course test.

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

Tuesday – High School Girls Basketball at Fairfield – 5:00; High School Boys Basketball at Ferris – 5:30

Wednesday – Middle School Picture Retakes

Thursday – Primary AR Store Open; Christmas Concert – 7:00; Girls and Boys at Cross Roads Tournament

Friday – PS AR Store Open; Girls and Boys at Cross Roads Tournament

Saturday – Christmas on the Square

I hope everyone has a great week!

 

 

FFA Senior Creed and Radio Team

Congratulations to Olivia Dailey on placing first at the Area FFA Senior Creed Speaking Contest! Olivia now heads to the state competition this Friday and Saturday! On behalf of EISD, we wish Olivia a safe trip and good luck at the state competition.

Olivia Dailey

Olivia Dailey

Congratulations also go out to the FFA Radio team on placing 3rd at the Area Competition!

Welcome Back and This Week

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break! As of today, there are 15 days left in the first semester. In those 15 days, there are lots of events and activities planned. Just a reminder that December 15 & 16 are both early release days.

This Week

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

Tuesday – High School Girls Basketball at Kaufman – 5:00; High School Boys Basketball v. Elkhart – 5:30

Thursday – High School All-Region Band Tryouts in Kemp; High School Boys Basketball at Farmersville Tournament; Eustace Varsity and JV Girls Tournament

Friday – High School Boys Basketball at Farmersville Tournament; Eustace Varsity and JV Girls Tournament

Saturday – High School Boys Basketball at Farmersville Tournament; Eustace Varsity and JV Girls Tournament

I hope everyone has a great week!

State Cross Country Meet, Board Meeting Tonight, and This Week

For the fourth year in a row, Eustace High School has a state champion! Chanda Westbrook won the Division 3A Girls State Cross Country Championship with a time of 11:23! The win marks the first time that a Eustace athlete has won the state cross country championship! Congratulations to Chanda for this outstanding achievement!! Below are a couple of pictures of Chanda:

Chanda with her Gold Medal

Chanda with her Gold Medal

Chanda Crossing the Finish Line - State Champion!

Chanda Crossing the Finish Line – State Champion!

The girls cross country team won the Silver Medal at the state cross country meet! Over the last four years, the Lady Bulldogs have won two state titles and have placed second in state twice! Congratulations to Chanda Westbrook, Shelby White, Kara Henson, Skye Burns, Macy Penix, Reese Thorn, and Sabrina Davis on an outstanding performance at the state meet!

Lady Bulldogs - Silver Medal State Cross Country Meet

Lady Bulldogs – Silver Medal State Cross Country Meet

The boys cross country team finished in third place at the state meet! This marks the fifth year in a row that the Bulldogs have been on the medal stage! Congratulations to Ericson Gudjohnsen, Zane Arambula, Andrew Page, Dalton Page, Nick Westbrook, Michael Wong, Micah Zimmerer

I want to congratulate all the runners for a great cross country season! Special thanks to our High School cross country coaches Josh Sypert and Kenneth Henderson. Also, a special thank you to all the parents for their support and for all the early mornings that go along with cross country.

Videos of the start, finish, and medal ceremonies will be available on the Eustace ISD YouTube channel later today.

Congratulations also go out to Sydney Winn on officially signing to play basketball for Incarnate Word University. Sydney is a senior at Eustace High School. Below is a picture of her signing:

Sydney Winn signing with Incarnate Word University

Sydney Winn signing with Incarnate Word University

 

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 be held in the High School library.

The Board will hear the following reports:

  • RevTrak Report
  • CTE Courses offered by TVCC
  • Results of Campus Meetings
  • Enrollment and Attendance Updates
  • Update on State Champions Memorial

The Board will consider action on the following agenda items:

  • Minutes from previous meetings
  • Financial report
  • Sale of Property
  • Changing date of December Board Meeting
  • Resolution for Legislature to Remove Small Schools Formula\
  • Consider purchase of baseball/softball equipment
  • Consider moving forward on District of Innovation status
  • HCAD Board of Directors ballot
  • Updating press box and ticket booths at football field
  • Updating turf at football field
  • Upgrades to pole vault pit
  • Closed Meeting – Personnel and staffing, updates to sub list, student transfers
  • Any action taken on closed meeting items will be done in open session.

This Week

Monday – All Region Jazz Clinic and Concert; MS Basketball – Boys at Kemp, Girls v. Kemp; Board Meeting – HS Library – 7:00 PM

Tuesday – 1st Grade Family Reading Night – 5:00 – 6:00; HS Girls Basketball v. Kerens – 5:00; Boys Basketball v. Fruitvale – 5:30

Thursday – JV Girls Basketball at Van Tournament; Varsity Girls at Italy Tournament

Friday –  JV Girls Basketball at Van Tournament; Varsity Girls at Italy Tournament

Saturday – MS Boys at Scurry Tournament

A reminder that November 21-25 is our Thanksgiving Holiday. Classes will resume at regular times on November 28.

I hope everyone has a great week!

 

 

 

State Cross Country Meet

The Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs are on their way to the 2016 State Cross Country Meet. The meet is tomorrow and will be held in Round Rock at the Old Settlers Park. The girls will run at 2:40 and the boys will run at 3:10.

A video of the send off in front of the High School is available on the district’s YouTube page at this link: https://youtu.be/KmAFc3At8Tw

Good luck to both teams as they compete to bring home a state championship to Eustace!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

 

 

This Week & State Cross Country Meet

This past Friday night ended the 2016 football season. The Bulldogs fell in their last game of the year to West. A couple of pictures from last Friday are included below:

Last coin flip of the 2016 season

Last coin flip of the 2016 season

Cheerleaders at the West football game.

Cheerleaders at the West football game.

The state cross country meet is this Friday, November 12, in Round Rock. The meet will take place at Old Settlers Park. The girls will run at 2:40, followed by the boys at 3:10. Unlike other meets, there will be a parking fee and an admission fee.

This Week – Today is the start of the 3rd 6 weeks

Monday – MS Girls Basketball v. Edgewood – 5:00

Tuesday – National Young Readers Day; Intermediate School – Fundraiser Delivery; Kindergarten Family Game Night – 5:00 – 6:00

Wednesday – Intermediate School – Picture Retakes

Thursday – Intermediate School – Report Cards; Student Activity Conference; Intermediate – Perfect Attendance/Right Choice/Drawings; JV Girls Basketball at Mabank Tournament

Friday – Thanksgiving Feast; JV Girls Basketball at Mabank Tournament; Boys Basketball v. North Zulch – 5:30

Saturday –  State Cross Country Meet in Round Rock

I hope everyone has a great week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regional Cross Country Meet, Band Honors, and This Week

Congratulations to the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs cross country teams on both earning Regional Championships this past Saturday in Grand Prairie!! Both teams now qualify to compete at the State Cross Country Meet in Round Rock on November 12!

The girls were led by Chanda Westbrook who placed first overall on the girls side. The Lady Bulldogs only had 41 points at the Regional Meet. The second place team had 121.

The boys were led by Ericsen Gudjohnsen who placed 2nd overall in the meet.

The girls ran at 1:30 and the boys followed at 2:00. It was quite warm for a regional meet, but both our boys and girls ran extremely well.

Congratulations to the athletes and coaches Josh Sypert and Kenneth Henderson for the great performance on Saturday. Also, a special thank you to all the parents, friends, and other fans for your support Saturday and throughout this season.

Bulldogs - 2016 Regional Cross Country Champs

Bulldogs – 2016 Regional Cross Country Champs

Ericsen and Zane Top 10 Finishers

Ericsen and Zane Top 10 Finishers

Chanda and Shelbi Top 10 Finishers

Chanda and Shelbi Top 10 Finishers

Lady Bulldogs 2016 Regional Cross Country Champs

Lady Bulldogs 2016 Regional Cross Country Champs

Videos of parts of the race and the awards ceremony will be posted to the districts YouTube page later today.

At Friday’s night game, the Band Sweetheart and Beau were announced. Shebli White was named the Band Sweetheart for 2016 and Cullen Huffman was named the Band Beau for 2016.

Shelbi White and Cullen Huffman

Shelbi White and Cullen Huffman

Before the game on Friday, senior football players, cross country runners, band members, student trainers, and cheerleaders were recognized. A video of the ceremony will be posted on the Eustace ISD YouTube page later today.

This Week

Tonight, the Lady Bulldogs face Sunnyvale in the bi-district round of the state playoffs in volleyball. The game will be played at Forney High School. Starting time is set at 6:30.

This Friday is the end of the 2nd 6 weeks.

Thursday – MS Football at Elkhart – 5:00; JV Football v. West – 6:00

Friday – End 2nd 6 Weeks; 2nd Grade Field Trip to Dallas World Aquarium; Varsity Football at West – 7:30

Saturday – Girls Basketball at Athens

Sunday – Daylight Savings Time Ends (Fall Back)

I hope everyone has a great week!