Imagine America Foundation; Scholarships

The Imagine America Foundation provides scholarships for career colleges, or trade schools in Texas. They have compiled a list of all the participating career colleges that offer the Imagine America Foundation scholarship, which is worth up to $1,000 toward tuition at these schools. To view the list, visit https://www.imagine-america.org/texastradeschoolscholarships/

October 31, 2017– The Good Sustainability Scholarship is a $1,000 award to graduating seniors who can write a 200-300 word essay about what sustainability, and living a sustainable life means to them. For further information, visit https://good360.org/sustainability-scholarship/

November 30, 2017- The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest requires students to raise awareness about the importance of positive interactions with the police officers and law enforcement. Applicants must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) which portrays the correct way of interacting with a police officer during a traffic stop or any other encounter. Two winners will be chosen each year, 1 per semester, and each winner will receive $500 to put towards higher education.

ELIGIBILITY:

The following people are eligible for the scholarship:

  • High school seniors who have been accepted into a college, university, or trade school.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in a college, university, or trade school.

For further information and to apply, visit https://www.andrewflusche.com/scholarship/

 

December 1, 2017– Since 2013, The National Space Club and Foundation has offered the opportunity for a student to give the keynote address at the National Space Club and Foundation’s annual Goddard Memorial Dinner, one of the space industry’s most prestigious gatherings. The student must intend to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields, be academically strong and excel in public speaking.

In addition to speaking at the Goddard Memorial Dinner, the individual selected will also receive a scholarship, in the amount of $10,000. This scholarship is awarded to a U.S. citizen, and is open to seniors in High School through graduate students studying at an accredited educational institution in the United States, who has definite plans to pursue a career in the STEM fields.

Graduating seniors who intend to pursue a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited U.S. College or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with preference for those with space related interests.

For further information and to apply, go to http://www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/

December 1, 2017-The Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers are for those graduating seniors who plan to pursue a career as a high school physics teacher. Successful applicants will receive an award of up to $2,000, and may be renewed for up to four years. For further information and to apply, visit http://www.aapt.org/programs/grants/lotze.cfm

 

FAFSA for Seniors; Career/Interest Inventory websites

October 1 was the first day the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application for the 2018-19 school year to be open. Seniors who plan to attend college or any vocational education program need to fill this out to get any federal or state grants, or any financial aid from prospective schools. Visit www.fafsa.gov to get detailed information and to access the application. To get the most benefits available, fill out this application as soon as possible.

Students are invited to visit texascareercheck.com or texasoncourse.org for interest inventories and career information.

 

TSI Testing

There is still room for students to sign up for the TSI for September 22, 2017. I failed to include a deadline to sign up in my last email, but that deadline will be Tuesday, September 19, so that I can coordinate with TVCC.

Excerpt from email sent 8-31-17:
Any student who wants to take TVCC Dual credit classes must first pass the TSI, which is a college entrance exam. TVCC will be at the Eustace High School campus on Friday, September 22 and Thursday, October 26, to administer this exam for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors and seniors who have not taken and passed all 3 sections, and would like to be eligible to take dual credit courses in the future (freshmen will be eligible to take welding in the Fall of 2018). Eustace ISD will pay for two attempts to take the test and pass it- after that the student must pay the $30 test fee. So, if your student has already taken the test at least 2 times, you must pay the test fee before or on the day of the test. Study resources are located at:

www.mometrix.com/academy/tsi-test/
https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/…/accuplacer-texas-success-initiative-assessment
www.tsipracticetest.com/
https://www.testprepreview.com/texas-success-initiative.htm
www.mathhelp.com/tsi-math-test-prep/

Students may sign up for the September test in Ms. Orr’s office. Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

 

Scholarships, Mabank College Day, TSI Testing

It is time to start posting SCHOLARSHIPS!

The date listed is the date the scholarship is due.

September 30, 2017- ShipDig.com is the largest and most accurate database of post office locations, mailboxes, shipping drop boxes, and couriers, hours, phone numbers, directions and services provided in the United States, is pleased to announce the “ShipDig.com Scholarship Award” fund.

With rising costs for tuition, room and board, books and other education related expenses, they feel it is their public duty to help others receive a quality education. This scholarship is open to all students enrolled in accredited academic institutions, and high school seniors who are enrolling upon graduation. Students of all majors and intended majors are welcome to participate. Applicants must be residents of the United states. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Students who have previously applied but have not been awarded as finalists are urged to reapply. Awards will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the institution of the finalist’s enrollment. For further detail on the essay and how to apply, please visit www.shipdig.com/scholarships/.

October 5, 2017– The Create Real Impact “ Contest is offered by the  Impact Teen Drivers Fund  to promote ongoing commitment to providing awareness and education regarding the dangers of distracted driving and poor decision making, Create Real Impact Contest Awards are open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia between the ages of 14 and 22 years. Entrants must be enrolled as full-time students in an accredited educational institution (secondary [middle/high] school, trade school, college, or university).

REQUIREMENTS:

Create an original work showcasing your idea for a SOLUTION or STRATEGY to fix the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving. Four $500 scholarships will be awarded per category (video, music, art and creative writing)  as well as two additional “special awards”.

For further details and directions to enter, please visit https://createrealimpact.com/contestrules/

 October 25, 2017– The Horatio Alger Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference. Recipients must attend the National Scholars Conference to receive the award.

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

A) Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2018 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation

B) Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)

C) Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)

D) Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities

E) Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

F) Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and

G) Be a United States citizen

To apply, visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships.

March 31, 2018-The Swing of Things $500 Scholarship is available to high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited college or university in the fall of 2018. Applicants must submit an essay (500-1000 words) describing what they expect to change going to college and how they will adapt. For further information and rules visit www.swingsetmall.com and scroll down to bottom left side of page for scholarship info.

College Day for juniors will be held at Mabank High School on Thursday, September 21. Permission slips will be sent home on Tuesday, September 12 and they need to be returned by Monday, September 18 to allow time to secure buses and staff for the trip.

Any student who wants to take TVCC Dual credit classes must first pass the TSI, which is a college entrance exam. TVCC will be at the Eustace High School campus on Friday, September 22 and Thursday, October 26, to administer this exam for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors and seniors who have not taken and passed all 3 sections, and would like to be eligible to take dual credit courses in the future (freshmen will be eligible to take welding in the Fall of 2018). Eustace ISD will pay for two attempts to take the test and pass it- after that the student must pay the $30 test fee. So, if your student has already taken the test at least 2 times, you must pay the test fee before or on the day of the test. Study resources are located at:

www.mometrix.com/academy/tsi-test/

https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/…/accuplacer-texas-success-initiative-assessment
www.tsipracticetest.com/

https://www.testprepreview.com/texas-success-initiative.htm
www.mathhelp.com/tsi-math-test-prep/

Students may sign up for the September test in Ms. Orr’s office. Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.

School Cancelled Friday, February 24th

February 23, 2017

Dear Parents and Students:

School has been cancelled for tomorrow, February 24, 2017.  Please read the following message from Dr. Holcombe:

Parents and Guardians,

We are seeing another upswing in the number of absences due to illness. Right now, we have 121 absences and others waiting to go home. Currently, we have reports of flu, strep, stomach virus, and pink eye. We are going to try to get everyone away for an extra day and allow our custodial staff and our transportation staff to disinfect all the buildings and buses. I apologize for any inconvenience this extra day off  may cause, but believe it to be in the best interest of our students. This day will not have to be made-up.

Thank you for your understanding.

Coy Holcombe

Superintendent

 

 

 

 

The baseball and softball tournaments will continue as scheduled.  Athletes that are ill are asked to contact their coaches and stay home so they do not infect others.  The Spanish Club field trip scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed to a later date.

 

 

 

Thank you for sending your child to Eustace High School!

 

 

 

 

Chris Whorton, Principal

School Holiday Friday, January 27th

January 26, 2017

Dear Parents and Students:

For various reasons, we are going to have an unscheduled holiday tomorrow (Friday, January 27th). One of the reasons is that we are experiencing a higher than normal absentee rate due to illness. We are hoping that a little extra time will help alleviate that situation. Due to Eustace ISD having five extra days built into this year’s school calendar, this day will not have to be made-up.

The NHS Winter Dance that was scheduled for this Saturday has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 11th. Basketball games scheduled for tomorrow will be played as scheduled. High school detention scheduled for today is rescheduled for next Tuesday, January, 31st. Baseball and softball practices will continue as scheduled by the coach, however students that are ill are excused and will not be permitted to attend.

I apologize for the late notification of this unscheduled holiday.

Thank you for sending your child to Eustace High School!

Chris Whorton, Principal

Bulldog Proud!

Hello everyone! My name is Chris Whorton and I am proud to be joining Eustace High School as the new principal. (Don’t worry! Mr. Sowers will be across the parking lot as Assistant Superintendent.) I was formerly the Middle School Principal, Assistant High School Principal, and Band Director in Kerens.
I want to let everyone know that I will be posting important updates on this blog, as well as Twitter, Facebook, and our new Instagram page. It is my intention to reach out to you by whatever means that you best communicate. As long as you follow one of the four pages, you should be able to get any and all information pertaining to Eustace High School.
Again, I am pleased to be joining such a great team at EISD and look forward to meeting all of you soon.
#bulldogproud

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Eustace High School Advanced to Regionals at the AREA One Act Play Contest held at Midway High School in Waco, Texas yesterday. Three of six schools advance from the AREA contest to Regionals. Academy High School and Malakoff High School will be advancing along with Eustace to Blinn College in Brenham, Texas on April 22, 2016. Only two of the six schools that compete at Regionals will advance to the State Contest.

Individual Awards received were:

All Star Cast Honorable Mention: Caleb Caswell; Ben Warren; and Olivia Grose

All Star Cast: Emma Lopez and Zachary Martin

Technical Achievement Award: Macy Wilson

Congratulations to these students for an Excellent Show of Teamwork and for an Excellent Performance! Bulldog Proud!

March-May 2015 Theater Arts Schedule of Events

Attention Parents and Theater Arts Students:

Dear Parents,

If you’d like to be involved with any of the events listed below by volunteering time for concession, sewing costumes, providing snacks for meets, etc. Please contact Ms. Beaty at tbeaty@eustaceisd.net. Thank you!

Updated Calendar of Events listed for Theater Arts Program including U.I.L. One Act Play

All Theater Performance Dates, Workshops, Deadlines, Trips & UIL Meets:

March 2015- May 2015

March 15th—Sunday: OAP Script & Community Standards due to Judge

March 18th- Wednesday: TxDot PSA Students meet to film video 5:30 p.m.

March 20th—Friday: Alice in Wonderland One Act Play Sneek Peek Public Performance @ 7:00 call time 5:00 p.m.

March 20th– Friday: Tx Dot PSA Video Due

March 21st- Saturday: Alice in Wonderland One Act Play Sneek Peek Public Performance @7:00 p.m. call time 5:00 p.m.

March 23rd– Monday: One Act Play Zone Contest @ Van High School

March 24th- Wednesday: Dallas Theater Center/Project Discovery Teacher Workshop for Colossal rehearsal with Mr. Kennedy only

March 25th– Wednesday: One Act Play District Contest @ Mabank High School

April 2nd—Thursday: Early Release Day— Rehearsal until 2:30 p.m.

April 3rd—Friday: Bad Weather Makeup Day

April 8th—Wednesday: One Act Play Bi-District @ Mabank

April 13th– Monday: Dallas Theater Center—Teacher Workshop for Sense and Sensibility- Rehearsal with Mr. Kennedy only

April 15th– Wednesday: Colossal at Dallas Theater Center—No Rehearsal

April 16th– Thursday: One Act Play Area-Waco Midway High School -District Track Meet same day

April 24rd—Friday: One Act Play Regional –Blinn College

May 1st—Friday: School Principal’s Day– Drama Club sponsors

May 6th– Wednesday: DTC Sense and Sensibility Trip– No rehearsal

May 15th- Friday: Drama Club Banquet 6:00 p.m.

May 26th– Tuesday: One Act Play State Meet at Austin

Ebony Scrooge opens Saturday, December 6th!

Ready to enjoy the festivities and the holidays with your family and friends? Then let the fun begin by joining Eustace High School at their opening of “Ebony Scrooge” on December 6th and 7th at 7:00 p.m.

Ebony Scrooge is a original play loosely based from A Christmas Carol the Christmas Classic written by Charles Dickens. Fun for the entire family, Ebony Scrooge is written by D.M. Larson of Freedrama.net in collaboration with the Eustace High School Theater Company. Mr. Larson calls Ebony Scrooge “a work in progress” and allows students to add to the story in their own unique and creative way. This gives students the opportunity to experience the world of a playwright and of the director by seeing their words come to life in the characters created on the stage. This comedy will leave you laughing and singing all the way home! Join us!

December 6th & 7th
7:00 p.m.
Tickets $5
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.