Coy Holcombe

About Coy Holcombe

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

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!

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