Regional UIL and This Week

Congratulations to Jorgann Holgersen and Mady Bragg on qualifying for the State UIL Academic Meet! Jorgann placed first in Extemporaneous Informative Speaking and Mady placed third in the Lincoln/Douglas Debate!

Jorgann and Mady

Macy Penix and James Blaylock attended a Rotary Club meeting this past Friday and discussed their experiences while attending the RYLA Camp.

Macy Penix
James Blaylock

This Week

A reminder that this is a short week. Friday is our Good Friday holiday. Classes will resume Monday, April 22 at regular times.

We will be hosting two meetings for 8th grade parents this week. These meetings are to discuss the different types of options that will be available to students in High School. The first meeting will be on Tuesday, April 16. We will have a light meal at 5:30 and the presentation will start at 6:00. The second meeting will be on Wednesday, April 17. We will have a light breakfast starting at 8:30 with the meeting starting at 8:45. Both meetings will take place in the High School auditorium. If you are a parent or guardian of an 8th grade student, please make plans to attend one of these meetings.

Monday – Area Track Meet at Whitney; Board Meeting – 6:45 – High School library.

Tuesday – Varsity softball and baseball v. Rice; 8th Grade Parent Meeting – Meal 5:30 – Meeting 6:00

Wednesday – Intermediate Staff/Class Pictures; 8th Grade Parent Meeting – Breakfast 8:30 – Meeting 8:45

Thursday – Primary Easter Egg Hunt; JV and V District Baseball v. Malakoff

Friday – Good Friday Holiday

I hope everyone has a great week!

District Track Meet and This Week

Eustace High School hosted the District 18-3A track meet this past Thursday and Friday. There were four divisions that participated in the track meet: JV Girls, JV Boys, Varsity Girls, and Varsity Boys.

Overall, the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs did an awesome job! The JV boys and varsity boys both placed second in their divisions. The varsity boys were one point shy of winning the district championship. The JV girls and the varsity girls were both district champs in their divisions! Congratulations to all our Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs on their outstanding performances at the district meet.

It takes a lot of preparation and hard work to host a successful track meet. I want to thank everyone that worked to ensure that this track meet ran smoothly and on time.

If you would like to see the results of the track meet, please click here. The link will take you to the results online. You can change how the results are displayed by clicking on the events link at the top. You can choose what division to view by clicking on the arrow.

This Week

Today is the start of the 6th 6 weeks. There are 33 days left in the 2018-2019 school year. This week is the start of the STAAR testing in Texas.

Monday – Start of 6th 6 Weeks

Tuesday – English I EOC Test; Grades 4 & 7 STAAR Writing Tests; Grades 5 & 8 STAAR Math Tests; Baseball and Softball – Bye

Wednesday – Grades 5 & 8 Reading Tests

Thursday – Report Cards; Intermediate – Perfect Attendance Awards; English II EOC Test

Friday – Intermediate – Right Choice/Drawings/Money-Aire; STAAR Make-up Day; JV & V District Softball and Baseball at Mildred

I hope everyone has a great week!

No Hitter in Softball, District Track Meet, and This Week

Congratulations to our softball team on picking up a win against Rice! Here is an update from our softball coach, Lauren Odom:

Your Lady Bulldogs got a huge district WIN over Rice last night! We played solid defense behind our freshmen RHP Brooklyn Moore who threw a NO HITTER with 12 strikeouts! Sophomore Alyssa Lane led us offensively going 2-for-4 at the plate.

This makes us 1-3 in district play! We are young with one senior, two juniors and starting five sophomores and one freshman. We are continuing to fight, compete and finish ball games. Thank you all for your continuous support of this program!

This week, Eustace will be hosting the district 18-3A track meet. The preliminary running events, fields events, and the 32oom run  will take place on Thursday, April 4. The finals will be held on Saturday, April 6 starting at 10:00 AM.  Below is the Schedule of Events for Thursday and Saturday:

Thursday, April 4, 2019
9:00 AM – Field Events
11:00 AM – JV 3200M Run

9:00 – Field Event Session 1
JV Girls Shot
Varsity Boys Discus
Varsity Boys Pole Vault – 9’
Varsity Girls High Jump – 4’4”
JV Girls Long Jump
JV Boys Triple Jump

10:00 – Field Event Session 2
Varsity Girls Shot
JV Boys Discus
JV Girls Pole Vault – 5’
JV Boys High Jump – 5’
Varsity Boys Long Jump
Varsity Girls Triple Jump

11:00 – Field Event Session 3
Varsity Boys Shot
JV Girls Discus
Varsity Girls Pole Vault – 5’
Varsity Boys High Jump – 5’4”
JV Boys Long Jump
JV Girls Triple Jump

12:00 Field Event Session 4
JV Boys Shot
Varsity Girls Discus
JV Boys Pole Vault – 7’
JV Girls High Jump – 4’
Varsity Girls Long Jump
Varsity Boys Triple Jump

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch Break

2:00 Running Prelims
100 Meter High Hurdles Girls
110 Meter High Hurdles Boys
100 Meter Dash Girls/Boys
400 Meter Dash Girls/Boys
300 Meter Hurdles Girls/Boys Green Hurdle Marks
200 Meter Dash Girls/Boys
3200 Meter Run (Finals) Varsity Girls/Varsity Boys

Saturday, April 6th
Running Finals

10:00 400 Meter Relay JVG/VG/JVB/VB
10:20 800 Meter Dash JVG/VG/JVB/VB
10:40 100 Meter High Hurdles JVG/VG/JVB/VB
11:00 110 Meter High Hurdles JVG/VG/JVB/VB
11:20 100 Meter Dash JVG/VG/JVB/VB
11:40 800 Meter Relay JVG/VG/JVB/VB
12:00 400 Meter Dash JVG/VG/JVB/VB
12:20 300 Meter Hurdles JVG/VG/JVB/VB
12:40 200 Meter Dash JVG/VG/JVB/VB
1:00 1600 Meter Run JVG/VG/JVB/VB
1:40 1600 Meter Relay JVG/VG/JVB/VB

I invite everyone to come out to both events. Admission is free.

This Week

Friday, April 5, is the end of the 5th six weeks. Monday, April 8, is the start of the final six weeks of the 2018-2019 school year.

Monday – Middle School District Track Meet at Scurry

Tuesday – District Golf – Boys and Girls at Cedar Creek; JV & V Baseball at Malakoff – 4:30; Varsity Softball at Malakoff – 6:00

Thursday – District Track Prelims, Field Events, and 3200m run.

Friday – End of 5th 6 Weeks; JV & V Baseball v. Blooming Grove – 4:30; Varsity Softball v. Blooming Grove

Saturday – District Track Finals at Eustace – 10:00 AM

I hope everyone has a great week!

High School UIL Academic Results

Eustace High School students recently competed in the UIL Academic District Meet.  Congratulations to the following students on placing at the UIL Meet.  Special thanks to Beth Williamson for sharing these results:

Calculator  Applications:
Makenzie Wolfe – 4th place
 Ryan Garsee – 5th place
2nd place as a team

Computer Applications:
Samantha Woodard – 1st place
Kalen Estes – 5th place
Samantha will be advancing to the Regional Meet.

Computer Science:
Danny Stout – 1st place
Guadalupe Garcia – 2nd place
Dominik Rudman – 3rd place
1st place as a team.  
All 3 team members will be advancing to the Regional Meet.

Literary Criticism:
Nathaniel Holland – 1st place
Jorgann Holgersen – 5th place
Nathaniel will be advancing to the Regional Meet.

Noah Johnson – 1st place
Noah will be advancing to the Regional Meet.

Number Sense:
Scottie Neeper – 2nd place
Kalen Estes – 4th place
3rd place as a team.
Scottie will be advancing to the Regional Meet.

News Writing:
Sara Willard – 2nd place
Sara will be advancing to the Regional Meet.

Social Studies:
Kalen Estes – 6th place

We are so proud of all of the hard work and dedication that these students have put into each event.  We are BULLDOG PROUD!

The Regional Meet will be held on Saturday, April 13 at  Blinn College – Brenham Campus.

Welcome Back and This Week

I hope everyone had a great spring break! There are 48 school days left in the 2018-2019 school year! With all the activities and events that take place in the spring, those 48 days will go by fast!

Our Bulldog family lost a friend and colleague over the break. Melissa Smith, 4th grade teacher at the Intermediate passed away this past week. Melissa was with the district for many years. She served at the Middle School and High School. Melissa was responsible for touching the lives of many students and staff members. She will be missed.

This Week

Monday – Baseball JV Gold (9th) vs Mabank  5:00 PM  Double Header

Tuesday – Middle School Track Meet at Wills Point; JV Purple and Varsity Baseball vs Palestine – 5:00 PM; JV & V District Softball at Blooming Grove – 4:30

Thursday – Baseball JV (combined) at Van Tournament – 9:30 AM  vs Athens;  11:30 AM vs Van; High School Track at Van; School Board Meeting – 7:00

Friday – Softball – Bye

Saturday – Baseball JV at Van Tournament (time TBD)

Spring Break and This Week

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Last Friday, I sent an email to our parents and guardians about the possibility of changing our early out day this Friday to a full school holiday. Many of our parents and guardians responded to the email . The overwhelming majority were in favor of changing from an early out day to a full holiday. I have also talked with all the campus principals about the impact that the change would have at their campus. All the principals agreed that there would not be any issues with changing Friday to a holiday. So, we are officially changing Friday, March 8, to a full day holiday. Thursday, March 7, will be a regular school day. It will not be an early out day.

Last Friday, I was looking at some of the student work that was displayed in the hallways. Below are just a few samples of all the great work that was displayed:

This Wednesday, March 6, the Eustace Bulldog High School Band will be competing in the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest in Canton. The Bulldog Band performs their concert portion of the contest at 9:00 AM. Everyone is invited to attend. There is no admission charge.

This Week

Monday – JV Baseball v. Mineola – 6:00 PM; VB and VG Golf at Athens

Wednesday – UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest in Canton. Bulldog Band performs at 9:00 AM

Thursday – High School Track at Malakoff; Cheerleading Tryouts

Friday – School Holiday; District Softball v. Malakoff – 6:00 PM

Saturday – Track – Lovejoy Distance Festival

Monday, March 11 – Friday, March 15 – Spring Break

I hope everyone has a great week and a great spring break!

















Power Lifting Results and This Week

The following is from our head power lifting coach, Vaughn, Zwick:

The Bulldogs boys power lifters competed Thursday Feb 21 at the
Fairfield power lifting meet. Sebastian Urteaga got 4th place in his
weight class.  Luis Garcia and Chad Fancher both got 2nd in their
weight class and improved their totals.  All three have a real good
shot at making it to regionals in 2 weeks in Malakoff.

Congratulations to all our power lifters!!

Work is continuing on our track. If the weather cooperates, we are hoping that it will be completed this week.

This Week

Monday – VB & VG Golf at Pinnacle Club; JV & V Softball v. Frankston – 4:30; Called Board Meeting – 6:00

Thursday – JV Baseball at Athens Tournament; Varsity Softball at Frankston Tournament; High School Track at Cayuga Relays

Friday – JV Baseball at Athens Tournament; Varsity Softball at Wills Point – 5:30

Saturday – JV Baseball at Athens Tournament; Varsity Softball at Frankston Tournament

I hope everyone has a great week!






FFA Auction and This Week

The Eustace FFA held their annual chili supper and auction this past Saturday. There were a total of 29 pots of chili entered for the chili cook off. The first place trophy went to Jamie and Lesli Potter.

The auction was a huge success, bringing in over $39,000 for the FFA. Another $4,475 was raised for scholarships!

A big thank you to Danny Davis for his help in making this another successful auction for our FFA students!  Also, a thank you for everyone that came out to support our young men and young ladies.

This Week

Today is the start of the 5th 6 weeks. There are 62 days left in the 2018-2019 school year.

Tuesday – JV & V Softball v. Mabank – 5:30

Thursday – Report Cards; Intermediate – Perfect Attendance; Varsity Softball at Whitehouse Tournament; Varsity Baseball at Westwood Tournament; TAPR Public Hearing – 6:45 PM – High School Library; Monthly Board Meeting – 7:00 PM – High School Library.

Friday – Intermediate – Right Choice/Money-Aire; Varsity Softball at Whitehouse Tournament; Varsity Baseball at Westwood Tournament

Saturday – Varsity Softball at Whitehouse Tournament; Varsity Baseball at Westwood Tournament

I hope everyone has a great week!

Senior Nights and This Week

I want to thank everyone for their working with us last Friday. We are hoping that the additional day off will help get our students and staff feeling better. We are going to continue to monitor the absences throughout this week.

This Friday is the end of the 4th six weeks. Next Monday is our Presidents’ Day holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday at regular times.

Both the boys and girls basketball teams have had their Senior Nights. Below are pictures from both events. Videos of the presentations will be posted at the district YouTube channel later today.

Lady Bulldogs Senior Night
Boys Senior Night

This Week

Monday – Varsity Boys Golf at Riesel

Tuesday – JV & V Softball v. Kemp – 4:30; JVBA  & VB District Basketball at Sucrry – 5:00

Wednesday – Intermediate Spring Pictures; Varsity Girls Golf at Bullard

Thursday – Varsity Softball at Quitman Tournament

Friday – End of the 4th Six Weeks; 2nd Grade Field Trip; Varsity Softball at Quitman Tournament

Saturday – Varsity Softball at Quitman Tournament; JV & V Baseball Scrimmage at Grand Saline – 1:00; FFA Chili Cook-Off and Auction – Chili Judging 5:30; Chili Supper – 6:00; Auction – 6:30

Monday, February 18 – Presidents’ Day Holiday; JV2 Baseball at Canton – 5:00; JV Baseball at Mineola – 6:00

I hope everyone has a great week!










Cheerleading, Basketball, Powerlifting, and This Week

The Bulldog cheerleaders competed in the UIL state spirit competition this past week. Our cheer squad placed 7th in the state in Conference 3A! Congratulations to all the members of the cheer squad and their coaches. A special thank you for everyone’s support this year.

2019 Bulldog Cheer Squad

The varsity boys basketball team closed out the week with a win over Scurry-Rosser.  The High School boys and girls basketball  teams are in action tonight against Malakoff.

Below are some pictures of our boys powerlifting team in action this past Saturday.

This Week

Tuesday – High School Basketball v. Malakoff – 5:00

Thursday – Middle School Girls Basketball v. Mildred – 5:00; Middle School Boys Basketball at Mildred – 5:00

Friday – High School Basketball at Rice – 5:00

Next Week

Monday -Varsity Boys Golf at Spring Hill;  Middle School Girls Basketball at Blooming Grove – 5:00

Tuesday – Boys and Girls High School Basketball v. Blooming Grove – 5:00; Softball Scrimmage. Athens 6:00

Thursday – Middle School Girls District Tournament at Blooming Grove; Middle School Boys v. Blooming Grove – 5:00

Friday – Boys and Girls High School Basketball v. Kemp – 5:00; Senior Night – Girls;

Saturday – Middle School Girls District Tournament at Blooming Grove; UIL Solo and Ensemble at North Garland

I hope everyone has a great week!