Christmas Concert, Basketball, and This Week

Last Thursday, the bands of EISD presented their annual Christmas Concert. The concert was held at the High School auditorium. It was standing room only for all three bands! If you did not get a chance to attend, or if you want to watch a performance again, videos of all three bands are below:



The boys and girls varsity basketball teams both played in the Trinidad Tournament this past weekend. Both teams got to play several games, and both teams won their bracket in the tournament. Congratulations to the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs!!

This Week

This is the last week in the first semester. The end of the 3rd six weeks is this Friday, December 14.  Both Thursday and Friday are early release days. Buses will run about 2 hours early each day.

Our Christmas break will be December 17 – January 1, 2019. January 2 will be a staff workday. Classes will resume Thursday, January 3, 2019 at regular times.

Monday – 2nd Grade Christmas Around the World; Middle School Boys Basketball v.  Palmer; Middle School Girls Basketball at Palmer – 5:00

Tuesday – 2nd Grade Christmas Around the World; JV & V Girls BB v. Normangee; JVBA & V Boys BB v. Wolfe City

Wednesday – 2nd Grade Field Trip

Thursday – Early Out Day; 2nd Grade Polar Express Day; High School Semester Exams; JVB Boys Basketball at Mildred Tournament; Board Workshop – 6:00; FIRST Public Hearing – 6:50; Regular Board Meeting – 7:00

Friday – Early Out Day; End 3rd Six Weeks: Intermediate – Semester Drawings & Money-Aire; Primary Christmas Parties; High School Semester Exams; JVBA & Varsity Boys at Grace – 5:00; JV and Varsity Girls District Basketball v. Mildred – 4:30; JVB Boys Basketball at Mildred Tournament

Saturday – JVB Boys Basketball at Mildred Tournament; JVA Boys Basketball at New Summerfield Tournament

Tuesday, December 18 – JVB, JVA, and Varsity Boys Basketball v. Wills Point – 4:30; Girls District Basketball at Scurry – 4:30

Friday, December 21 – JVBB, JVBA, JVG, VG, and VB District Basketball at Malakoff – 5:00

Tuesday, January 2, 2019 – JVBA, JVG, VG & VB District Basektball v. Rice – 5:00

I hope everyone has a great week, a great Christmas break, a very merry Christmas, and a very happy New Year.









This Week

We are entering one of the busiest times of the school year – the two weeks before Christmas break! There will be lots of activities and events over the next two weeks!

First, congratulations to the varsity boys basketball team on placing second in the Elkhart Tournament! The Bulldogs went 2-1 in the tournament and lost the championship game 48-50 on a last second shot.

Congratulations to these students on their college acceptance: Kayla Hall – TVCC; Nancy Lowe – Stephen F. Austin State University; Jorgann Holgersen – Texas A & M.

Monday – English I EOC Retest; High School All-Region Auditions; Middle School Basketball – Girls v. Rice; Boys at Rice – 5:00

Tuesday – Algebra I EOC Retest; US History EOC Retest; JVG & VG Basketball v. Wills Point – 5:00; JVBA & VB Basketball at Wortham – 5:00

Wednesday – English II EOC Retest

Thursday – Biology EOC Retest; VG & VB at Trinidad Tournament; JVBB & JVAB at Van Tournament; Christmas Concert – 7:00

Friday – EOC Makeup; VG & VB at Trinidad Tournament; JVBB & JVAB at Van Tournament

Saturday – Middle School Boys Basketball at Canton Tournament; VG & VB at Trinidad Tournament; JVBB & JVAB at Van Tournament; Christmas on the Square

I hope everyone has a great week!

Welcome Back and This Week

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break! We have 15 school days until the end of the first semester and the start of Christmas break. In between now and then, we have lots of events and activities planned.

First, congratulations to the varsity football team on a successful season. The Bulldogs finished 3rd in district play, won the  bi-district championship, and were area finalists. Thanks to the players and coaches for all the hard work and dedication put  in this year. Also, a special thank you to the fans for their support throughout the season.

The marching band season is now officially over. I want to congratulate the band on another great marching season. Thank you to the students and directors for all their hard work and dedication in making this another successful marching season.

Also, a special thank you to our cheerleaders and cheer coaches for all the work they put in during the fall sports. The cheerleaders have supported our students in  volleyball, cross country, and football. The cheerleaders will now be preparing for their state competition in January.

Congratulations to the girls varsity basketball team on picking up two wins over the Thanksgiving break. The Lady Bulldogs defeated Oakwood and A+ Academy.

This Week

Monday – Middle School Girls Basketball v. Kemp – 5:00; Middle School Boys Basketball at Kemp

Tuesday – JVBA & VB Basketball v. Cross Roads – 4:30

Thursday – Middle School All Region Band Auditions; JV and Varsity Girls Basketball – E. L. Kirk Tournament; JVBB and JVBA at LaPoyner Tourament; Varsity Boys at Elkhart Tournament

Friday – JV and Varsity Girls Basketball – E. L. Kirk Tournament; JVBB and JVBA at LaPoyner Tourament; Varsity Boys at Elkhart Tournament

Saturday – JV and Varsity Girls Basketball – E. L. Kirk Tournament; JVBB and JVBA at LaPoyner Tourament; Varsity Boys at Elkhart Tournament

I hope everyone has a great week!

Football, Bond Election, and This Week

Congratulations to the Bulldog football team on their 31-26 win over Dallas Madison! The win moves the Bulldogs to 3-2 in district play and puts them as the 3rd seed team from District 6-3A.

The Bulldogs will face Bonham in the bi-district championship game this Thursday. The game will be played at Hanby Stadium in Mesquite. Kickoff is set for 7:00. Tickets are on sale at the High School office. Ticket prices are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. All tickets will be $8.00 at the gate. Texas High School Coaches Association passes, senior passes, and district passes will be honored.

In the bond election, there were 1,387 votes for and 1,224 votes against. There are 18 provisional ballots left to count. In the May bond election, there were a total of 529 votes cast. In the November election, there were 2,611 total votes (not including the provisional ballots). The Board of Trustees and I would like to thank the voters for supporting this bond proposal. It is a great step forward for both the students and the entire EISD community. You have my commitment, and the commitment of the Board of Trustees, to continue being good stewards of your money as we move forward with the construction projects.

We are trying to move the Middle School basketball games scheduled for Thursday, to another day this week. Please watch our Twitter account, @EustaceISD, for updates.

This Week

Monday – Board Meeting – 7:00 – High School library

Tuesday – JVBA, VG, VB Basketball v. Alba Golden

Thursday – Varsity Girls Basketball at Ferris Tournament; JV Girls Basketball at Van Tournament; Bi-District Football v. Bonham – 7:00 PM – Hanby Stadium – Mesquite

Friday – Early Out; Varsity Girls Basketball at Ferris Tournament; JV Girls Basketball at Van Tournament; JVBB, JVBA, & VB Basketball at Chapel Hill – 4:30

Saturday – Varsity Girls Basketball at Ferris Tournament; JV Girls Basketball at Van Tournament

Monday, November 19 – Friday, November 23 – Thanksgiving Holidays

Monday, November 19 – JV & Varsity Girls Basketball at Oakwood – 5:00;

Saturday, November 24 – Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys Basketball at A+ Academy – 1:00

Classes will resume Monday, November 26 at regular times.

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


Cross Country and This Week

Both the boys and girls cross country teams had a successful trip to the state cross country meet in Round Rock. On the girls side, Kayla Fruen finished second overall and brought home the silver medal! By the way, Kayla is just a 9th grader! The girls team finished 6th overall. The runners on the girls team (in the order of finish) included: Kayla Fruen, Yasmine Washington, Madisen Kulsa, Brooke McAtee, Krislynn Westbrook, Brooklyn Patterson, and Reece Thorne.


On the boys side, Dalton Page finished 4th overall and the boys team won the Conference 3A State Championship! The boys had a total score of 65. The second place team scored a distant 104 points! The order of finish for the boys team was Dalton Page, Nicholas Westbrook, Jaden Lopez, Colby Carpenter, Collin Sutton, John Saine, and Nathaniel Holland.  The boys have finished in the top 3 at state several times; however, this is their first state championship.

Congratulations to all the runners on their great showing at the state meet. A special thank you to all the parents, family, and friends that made the trip to Round Rock to support our runners. A special thank you to our cross country coaches Josh Sypert and Kenneth Henderson. We are Bulldog Proud of all of you!!  A video of the start, finish, and awards ceremonies for both the boys and girls is available at the district’s YouTube page:

Last Friday was Senior Night for football players, band members, student trainers, and cheerleaders (it was also supposed to be Senior Night for cross country, but our runners were in Round Rock). If you missed the presentations Friday, here is a video of the ceremony:

Also, last Friday night was our American Flag Night. All the football players carried an American flag as they took the field before the game. Als0, we had a large American flag held on the field by veterans, active duty personnel, and local citizens for the National Anthem. Here is that video:

A quick shout out to EHS graduate Taylor Peebles. Taylor was recently inaugurated into UT Tyler’s National Nursing Honor Society. Taylor graduated from EHS in 2015.


This Week

Yesterday was the start of the 3rd 6 weeks. This six weeks will run until we get out for Christmas break on December 14.

Thursday – Report cards; Intermediate Perfect Attendance Awards; JV Football v. Madison – 6:00; Middle School Girls Basketball at Malakoff – 5:00

Friday – Intermediate School Right Choice Drawings; Community Pep Rally – Kirk Gym – 9:30; Varsity District Football at Madison – 7:30

Saturday – High School Boys Basketball Scrimmage at Fruitvale – 12:00;  Varsity Girls Basketball v. Kaufman – 1:00; Middle School Girls Basketball at Crandall Tournament – A Teams

I hope everyone has a great week!








This Week

Congratulations to our varsity football team on their 42-0 win against A+ Academy. The win puts the Bulldogs at 2-1 in district play.

The Mighty Bulldog Marching Band will perform at the Regional Marching Contest today in Mesquite. The Bulldog Band will march at 4:45 at Mesquite Memorial Stadium. There will be an admission charge.

The Lady Bulldogs will travel to Ennis tomorrow to play Rio Vista for the bi-district championship. The match is set to start at 6:00 PM.

We will have a very large American flag for the football game this Friday. The Booster Club is looking for veterans and active duty personnel to hold the flag on the field in a pregame ceremony. If you are interested, please contact Leann Carlson at (214) 908-4241 or by email at

This week

Monday – UIL Marching Contest – 4:45 – Mesquite

Tuesday – Bi-District Volleyball v. Rio Vista in Ennis – 6:00

Thursday – Middle School and JV Football at Malakoff – 5:00

Friday – End of 2nd 6 Weeks; Senior Night; Varsity District Football v.  Malakoff – 7:30

Saturday – JV & Varsity Girls Basketball Scrimmage at Athens; State Cross Country Meet – Round Rock – Girls run tat 12:10 and boys run at 12:40.

Sunday – Fall Back – Daylight Savings Time Ends

I hope everyone has a great week!


Football, Cross Country, Band, and This Week

Congratulations to the varsity football team on their first win of the season! The Bulldogs defeated Life Oak 61-0 last Friday. The win puts the Bulldogs at 1-1 in district play. The Bulldogs travel to A+ Academy this Friday for their third district game.

The Mighty Bulldog Marching Band also turned in an outstanding performance in the pouring rain last Friday. If you did not have a chance to see their halftime performance, you can view it at this link:

Also, the UIL Marching Contest has been moved from this Wednesday to next Monday, October 29. The Bulldog Band will perform at 4:45 in Mesquite.

Yesterday, our boys and girls cross country teams both won the Region III Championship held in Huntsville. The girls actually tied with Franklin with 77 points, but won the tie-breaker. Here is the order of finish for the Lady Bulldogs: Kayla Fruen – 3rd, Madisen Kulsa – 15th, Krislynn Westbrook – 20th, Brooke McAtee – 22nd, Brooklyn Patterson – 24th, Yasmine Washington – 26th, Jeanne Pickett – 37th.

The boys cross country team absolutely dominated in their race! The Bulldogs placed 1st with an overall score of 32. The second place team had a score of 132! Eustace finished with four runners in the top 10, the overall Regional Champion, Dalton Page, and overall silver medalist, Nicholas Westbrook! Here is the order of finish: Dalton Page – 1st, Nicholas Westbrook – 2nd Place, Colby Carpenter – 8th, John Saine – 9th, Jaden Lopez – 15th, Nate Holland – 20th, Trenton Porte – 24th.

Both the boys and girls teams will compete at the State Cross Country Meet on Saturday, November 3 in Round Rock. The girls run at 12:10 and the boys run at 12:40.

There will be a video of the start, middle, finish, and awards of both teams posted to the district’s YouTube page later today.

This Week

Tuesday – High School District Volleyball at Scurry – 4:30

Thursday – JV Football v. Mt. Vernon – 5:00; Middle School Football v. Malakoff after the JV game.

Friday – Varsity District Football at A+ Academy – 7:30

I hope everyone has a great week!























This Week

Congratulations to the varsity volleyball team on their 3-0 win against Kemp last Friday. The win pushes them one step closer to securing a playoff spot.

Friday was also Senior Night for volleyball. The volleyball team has only one senior this year, Reece Thorne.  Reece was recognized after the game for all her accomplishments during her career. A video of the ceremony will be posted to the district’s YouTube channel later today.

This Week

Monday – Middle School Volleyball v. Scurry – 4:30; Band Practice – 6:30; School Board Meeting – 7:00 – High School Library

Tuesday – High School Volleyball at Malakoff – 4:30

Thursday – Middle School Football v. Life Oak – 5:00; JV Football at Life Oak – 6:00

Friday – Pumpkin Patch – 5:00 – 8:00 – Primary and Intermediate Campuses; Varsity District Football v. Life Oak – 7:30

Saturday – High School Volleyball v. Rice – JV starts at 9:30 followed by the varsity; Middle School Volleyball District Tournament at Eustace

Monday – Regional Cross Country Meet at Huntsville. Girls run at 10:50 and boys run at 11:15.

I hope everyone has a great week!

















































District Cross Country Meet

The Eustace Cross Country Teams turned in dominant performances at the district cross country meet. The meet was held yesterday in Malakoff. All four Eustace High School teams won their division. Three of the teams had perfect scores! I want to congratulate all the runners on their performances. I also want to congratulate cross country coaches, Josh Sypert and Kenneth Henderson, for all their hard work getting our runners ready for the district meet. A special thank you to all the parents and other supporters that were at the district meet.

The official results are given below. A perfect team score in cross country is 15. The number prior to the name is the runner’s overall finish.  Special thanks to Josh Sypert and Kenneth Henderson for furnishing this information.

JV Girls – Team Score – 15 – 1st Place & District Champs
1 Brooklyn Patterson 00:14:03.509  Eustace
2 Madison Kulsa  00:14:22.972  Eustace
3 Elexis Porte  00:15:26.630 Eustace
4 Tabitha Rigby 00:15:46.662 Eustace
5 Bailey Holbert 00:16:06.237  Eustace
6  Melissa Milan 00:16:08.581 Eustace
12  Jordan Romano 23:20:56.359 Eustace

JV Boys – Team Score – 15 – 1st Place & District Champs
1 Trenton Porte 00:17:49.034 Eustace
2 Caleb Gonzalez 00:18:26.258 Eustace
3 Danny Stout 00:18:32.188 Eustace
4 Joseph Hunter 00:18:43.561 Eustace
5 Sean Holler 00:19:18.911 Eustace
6 Francisco Gomez 00:19:37.711 Eustace
7 Cade Adair 00:19:41.856 Eustace
8 David Gilbreath 00:20:13.490 Eustace
9 Cooper Reeve 00:20:25.901 Eustace
10 Jackson Byrum 00:20:26.982 Eustace
11 Scotty Neeper 00:21:29.370 Eustace
12 Owen Stahl 00:21:57.697 Eustace
14 Colten Smitherman 00:22:43.407 Eustace
15 River Drohn 00:22:53.642 Eustace
20 Blaine Willamson 00:24:40.985 Eustace
23 Trey Oakley 00:25:37.870 Eustace
24 Clay Carpenter 00:25:40.219 Eustace

Varsity Girls – Team Score – 21 – 1st Place & District Champs
1 Kayla Fruen 00:13:19.563 6:39 Eustace
3 Yasmine Washington 00:13:42.658 Eustace
4 Brooke McAtee 00:13:43.727 Eustace
6 Serena Griffin 00:13:46.476 Eustace
7 Krislynn Westbrook 00:13:53.631 Eustace
10 Jeanne Pickett 00:14:04.061 Eustace

Varsity Boys – Team Score – 15 – 1st Place & District Champs
1 Dalton Page 00:16:28.888 Eustace
2 Nicholas Westbrook 00:16:39.435 Eustace
3 John Saine 00:17:17.642 Eustace
4 Collin Sutton 00:17:24.767 Eustace
5 Colby Carpenter 00:17:29.200 Eustace
6 Nate Holland 00:17:39.360 Eustace
7 Jaden Lopez 00:17:43.514 Eustace

Middle School Girls – Team Score – 53 – 2nd Place & District Runner-Up
5 Paige Row 00:14:13.769 Eustace
8 Morgan Buccafurno 00:14:30.717 Eustace
12 Amberly McGlokin 00:15:08.051 Eustace
16 Acasha Spencer 00:15:41.030 Eustace
17 Kayden Brewer 00:15:46.228 Eustace
24 Jadie Milner 00:16:05.758 Eustace
26 Elizabeth Chapman 00:16:15.359 Eustace
37 Saddie-Jo Long 00:17:42.304 Eustace
38 Diana Thorn 00:17:49.163 Eustace
51 Lydia Stogner 00:20:23.838 Eustace
53 Lacie Crestsinger 00:22:04.883 Eustace

Middle School Boys – Team Score – 39 – 2nd Place & District Runner-Up
3 Ryan Porte 00:12:38.815 Eustace
6 Jaden Stout 00:12:56.574 Eustace
12 Justyn Abbe 00:13:21.747 Eustace
13 Hayden Mercer 00:13:29.056 Eustace
14 Thomas Paschall 00:13:39.051 Eustace
18 Navan Sanchez 00:13:51.347 Eustace
26 Logan Hallman 00:15:40.353 Eustace
27 Sam Kidwell 00:15:49.151 Eustace
29 Alec Holland 00:15:54.478 Eustace
36 Andrew Cox 00:16:58.843 Eustace
37 Trenton Estes 00:17:22.209 Eustace
50 Joshua Thorp 00:21:14.185 Eustace

Voter Registration and Important Dates

The November general election date is Tuesday, November 6. The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, October 9. You must be registered to vote in order to vote in the general election and in the Eustace ISD bond election. Below is information that may be useful both to registered voters and those needing to register:

How can I determine if I’m registered to vote?

You can check your voter registration status here. All you need is a few things: Voter ID number or Texas Driver’s License number, your name, county of residence, and date of birth.

How do I register?

You can fill out a registration application online, or call the Voter Registration Office at 210-335-VOTE (8683) and request a voter registration application. If you get a physical copy of an application, just fill it out, sign it, and mail it back to the address on the application.

You can also find voter registration applications at libraries, government offices, high schools, or with volunteer deputies.

When is the deadline to register?

Turn in your application by Tuesday, Oct. 9. Get an application online here.

I just moved. Do I need to re-register?

If you moved to a different county, yes. If you moved to a different address within the same county, no. All you have to do is update your address online. You can also get a new voter registration application, make note of your new address, and mail it to the Voter Registration Office.

When does early voting begin?

Early voting starts Monday, Oct. 22 and runs through Friday, Nov. 2. Early voting locations are given below:

* Henderson County

Henderson County Election Center
201 E. Larkin St., Athens

Seven Points City Hall
418 E. Cedar Creek Parkway, Seven Points

Chandler Community Center
811 Hwy. 31 East, Chandler

* Van Zandt County

Old Canton City Hall
290 E. Tyler St., Canton

When is Election Day?

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

What do I need to bring with me to vote?

You need to provide one of the following seven forms of identification:

  • Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
  • Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
  • United States Military Identification Card containing your photograph
  • United States Citizenship Certificate containing your photograph
  • United States Passport (book or card)

If you don’t have one of the seven forms of identification listed above and can’t reasonably get one, you can also bring one of these:

  • A copy or original of a government document that shows your name and an address, including your voter registration certificate;
  • A copy of or original current utility bill;
  • A copy of or original bank statement;
  • A copy of or original government check;
  • A copy of or original paycheck; or
  • A copy of or original of (a) a certified domestic (from a U.S. state or territory) birth certificate or (b) a document confirming birth admissible in a court of law which establishes your identity, which may include a foreign birth document.

Where can I vote?

During early voting, you can vote at any poll location convenient to you within your county. On Election Day, you must vote in your precinct.

* Caney City—City Hall 15241 Barron Drive, Caney City
* United Pentecostal Church 101 McArthur St., Athens
* Eustace School 318 Hwy. 316 South, Eustace
* Payne Springs Community Center 9692 Hwy 198 South #2, Mabank
* Pinnacle Club Fire Station 5950 Club Drive, Mabank
* St. Peters Lutheran Church 101 Luther Lane, Gun Barrel City
* Bethel Christian Church 1088 County Rd. 3817, Athens
* Old Bethel Baptist Church 103 Van Zandt CR 2313, Canton


What about absentee ballots?

Get an application for ballot by mail here. You can vote by mail if you are:

  • Going to be away from your county on Election Day and during early voting
  • Sick or disabled
  • 65 years of age or older on Election Day
  • Confined in jail, but eligible to vote

And for your vote to count, the early voting clerk must have your marked, mailed-in ballot by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

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