And We Have a Winner!

Fun Friday is fun for a reason…you never know what is going to happen!  This morning students were chosen to participate in the 4th Six Weeks Money-Aire competition.  One student is chosen from each homeroom and the selection of the student is based on perfect attendance.  The chosen students then take turns answering random trivia questions. The 4th Six Weeks Winners were: 3rd grade – Sarah Ford; 4th Grade – Daniel Rodriguez; and 5th Grade – Emma Fisher.  Congratulations guys on your big win!

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This morning we also drew for the Perfect Attendance Bicycle.  All of the students at the Intermediate School, who had perfect attendance for the 4th Six Weeks, had an opportunity to win.  Today’s winner was Marisol Garcia!

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Last but not least was the drawing for All As for the 4th Six Weeks.  The winner of this drawing wins an iPod Shuffle and iTunes Gift Card.  This morning our winner was Gracie Holland!

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Almost every morning I talk to the kids about how important it is to be at school everyday.  They are learning that being as school is what helps keep their grades up and improves their ability to listen and follow directions.  Most important to the kids is that coming to school and earning perfect attendance is the easiest way to win prizes at the Intermediate School.

I am so proud of all our students because they work had to make good choices, make good grades, and to come to school every day.  They are all winners in my book!

EIS Students Surpass Goal

Our students spent several weeks participating in the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser for the American Heart Association.  The students were challenged to reach a goal set at $3000.  Our students accepted the challenge and raised a total of $3527.00.  I am so proud of their hard work!  Our top two collectors, Bailey Billings and Morgan Hunter,  were also recognized this morning in the gym with certificates from Jump Rope for Heart.



Mrs. Milner, who hosted the Jump Rope for Heart Event, told the students that if they reached the goal then they could give her a big ol’ pie to the face. Congratulations to our students and thank you Mrs. Milner for being such a good sport.


Students of the Month…

This morning during our Fun Friday we took the opportunity to recognize our Students of the Month for December and January.  These students were chosen by the faculty and staff of Eustace Intermediate. These top students are the students who go above and beyond while listening and following directions, working hard during class, and making good choices during every part of their school day. We at Eustace Intermediate are proud of these students.

December Student of the Month Winners are:  3rd Grade – Mattie Patek, Autumn Pugh, Evie Lopez, and Chloe Nichols; 4th Grade – Sarah Beam, Ethan Mullins, and Lilly Ann Baker; 5th Grade – Emma Bell, Avery Reeve, Trae Townsend, and Lillian Evins.


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January Student of the Month Winners are: 3rd Grade – Cole Carpenter, Mia Morrison, Zane Neeper, and Max Valencia; 4th Grade – Hayden Dennis, Celeste Novella, Landon Estes, and Cannon Kilcrease; 5th Grade – Ana Nopalera, Emma Fisher, Hannah Rawlinson, and Madeline Evins


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Top Kids for the First Semester Celebrate…

Last week, I had the honor to spend the day with the Intermediate School’s top students. These twenty kids worked hard to earn Perfect Attendance, All As, and 95 or above in Conduct for the first three 6 Weeks of school. These kids worked hard during class, listened and followed directions, and came to school everyday!

To celebrate their accomplishments these students had the privilege of bringing their favorite electronic devices from home and spent the day playing games, participating in a special art project, extra PE, going to McDonald’s and playing at the park.

This was a great group of kids and I enjoyed spending the day with them. Congratulations to each of you on your accomplishments, I am very proud of each one of you.

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3rd grade: Madilyn Andrews, Gracie Holland, Evey Lopez, Madie Henderson, Ranger McKee, Brandt Powers, Autumn Pugh, Danika Rolison, Lylus Woods

4th grade: Aiden Douglas, Cannon Kilcrease, Lydia Stogner, Abby Weatherford

5th grade: Brady Griffin, Alec Holland, Lyra Landrum, Thomas Paschall, Avery Reeve, Raige Row, Angel Worth

E.M.S. will host District One Act Play Contest on December 12th


The Middle School One Act Play will perform their play for the district competition on December 12th in Eustace. The plays will begin at 12:30 PM and run back to back. Each play will last approximately 40 minutes. Everyone is invited to come out and watch one or all of the plays. There is no admission charge for the district competition. The Diviners is a story of a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930’s. When the boy was young he almost drowned. The trauma and loss of his mother in the same accident has left him deathly afraid of water. The preacher, set on breaking away from a long line of Kentucky family preachers, is determined not to do what he does best. He works as a mechanic for the boy’s father. The town doesn’t have a preacher and the women try to persuade him to preach while he tries to persuade the boy to wash. When the preacher finally gets the boy in the river and is washing him, the townspeople mistake the scene for a baptism and the story ends in a tragic unexpected turn of events.

The last public performance will be on Sunday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and will be sold at the door. Bring your church, your family and your friends to see this touching story of an surprising and unexpected friendship.
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Fun in the Sun…


We have hit the ground running. Our students have been busy each day participating in class activities, completing class work and homework.  As they are learning what their job is here at the Intermediate School, we are giving a taste of all the fun things they can earn. For our students who had perfect attendance for the first two weeks of school we planned a Fun in the Sun Day.  Students were able to play on giant water slides and enjoy the fun of hanging out with their friends.  Also for students who are completing all their work, on time, and all week are earning Fun Friday.  Students have fun singing and dancing to music and hanging out with friends.

Though it may seem like all we do is play, we teaching our students the good things come by earning it, which entails completing their “jobs” in the classroom and coming to school on time and staying all day.


What's Hot and What's Not…

We had a really good first week of school.  The students arrived with smiles!  We spent the week discussing the rules and expectations of Eustace Intermediate during our morning family time.

At the beginning of the week, we reminded the student to KNOW how they were getting home! We spent time talking about the importance of attendance and being at school.  We reminded students of our Bus conduct expectations and the consequences of misbehaving on the bus. I spent time reminding students of the importance of listening, following directions, and earning their rewards.  The students know that in order to participate in the fun stuff they must earn the right.

We ended the week with our annual What’s Hot and What’s Not Style show.  This is fun way to teach dress code to all our students.  We have 5th grade students come dressed  out of code so that students can actually see what is not in dress code and what is.  The kids all enjoy the show…

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Then we ended our time together on Friday with Fun Friday.  This is the day the students look forward to all week long!  Students were able to dance and sing and have a good time.

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Not only were students have a good time dancing but so were our teachers!

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We look forward to this new school year and are excited to see what the coming weeks bring!

Welcome Back

Hello All! I am so excited to welcome everyone back to a new school year.  I hope that you have all had a wonderful summer and are ready to return to school.  Remember, Meet The Teacher will be held on Thursday afternoon, August 20, 2015 at 4pm.  I am looking forward to seeing each of you there.

My first reminder to the students, for the first day of school, is to make sure you know how you are getting home!  We want to be here, but we also want to be able to get home!

Here’s to an exciting new year!

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 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.

TAKS, EOY Activities, and Update

Yesterday, students in grades 3, 4, 6, & 7 had TAKS reading tests. Students at the Exit level completed their math tests. Today, students in grades 5, 8, 10, and Exit will be taking their science tests. Ninth grade students will be taking their math test.

We are in the process of putting a list together of end of year activities. When finished, the list will be posted here.

Look for the May edition of the Update soon. It should be finished at the end of this week or by the first of next week.