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!

 

 

 

 

 

Basketball, Cheerleading, Powerlifting, and This Week

From Coach Kimberly Branch

The Lady Bulldogs moved up in the district rankings last week, with an overall record of 12-15 and 3-4 in district, with wins over Kemp and Palmer.

They beat Kemp 56-40 on Tuesday. Freshman Cearra Warren and Senior Lily Sorrells lead the scoring with 12 points each.

On Friday, the Lady Bulldogs won in a dominating fashion, beating Palmer, 64-32. Once again, it was freshman Cearra Warren that lead the Lady Bulldogs with 14 points and 7 steals. Madison Holbert contributed 12, while Gracie Pitchford scored 11, hitting 3- 3s. The student section was loud and proud, and we thrived off the energy. Thanks and looking forward to seeing everyone at the next game.

This puts the Lady Bulldogs tied for 4th place, the final spot for the playoffs, as the first half of district comes to a close. We will play in Mildred, Tuesday, starting at 5:00.

From Coach Sunny Hardy

The Eustace Bulldog Basketball team lost Friday Night’s district contest to Palmer 64-54. The Bulldogs were led by Ethan Austin who scored 24 points. The Bulldogs resume play Tuesday night as they travel to Mildred.

From Coach Vaughn Zwick

Ashlyn Burke and Sebastian Ureatega both placed 4th in their weight
class at the Lindale Powerlifting meet on Saturday.  Ashlyn ended with
a total of 630 pounds and Sebastian totaled 610 pounds.  Vickey Romo
and Luis Garcia both placed 6th in their weight classes.  Chad
Fancher placed 7th with a total of 1250 pounds.  The Bulldogs next
meet will be next Saturday at Malakoff.

Ashlyn Burke and Sebastian Ureatega

The Eustace Bulldogs Varsity Cheerleading Squad will head to Fort Worth on Wednesday to compete in the State Championship Spirit Competition on Thursday. Good luck to all our cheerleaders!!

A reminder that Monday, January 21, is a school holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 22 at regular times.

This Week

Monday – Regular Monthly Board Meeting – 7:00 PM High School Library

Tuesday – High School Basketball at Mildred – 5:00

Thursday – Cheerleading State Competition; Middle School Girls at Kemp – 5:00; Middle School Boys v. Kemp – 5:00\

Friday – All-Region Band; High School Basketball v. Scurry – 5:00

Saturday – All-Region Band

Monday, January 21 – School Holiday; Called Board Meeting – 6:00 – High School Library

I hope everyone has a great week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week

We have a full slate of activities and events this week. The Primary will be doing Guided Reading assessments all week long.

Monday -Called Board Meeting – 6:00

Tuesday – High School Basketball at Kemp – 5:00

Wednesday – Intermediate – Semester Skating Party

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

Friday – High School Basketball v. Palmer – 5:00

Saturday – Area Band Auditions; Middle School Boys Basketball at Van Tournament

I hope everyone has a great week!

Welcome Back and This Week

I hope everyone had a great Christmas break! I want to welcome everyone to the start of the second semester. The second semester is made up of the 4th, 5th, and 6th six weeks. There are 93 school days in the second semester.

All three basketball teams won their games against Rice last night. The JV boys dominated their game from the beginning. The Lady Bulldogs took control of their game in the second half and earned a 47-36 win over Rice.  The varsity boys had an exciting, come from behind win against Rice. The game ended tied in regulation play and the Bulldogs won in overtime 65-62! The game was the first district contest for the boys.

This Week

Thursday – Start of 4th 6 Weeks; Intermediate – Perfect Attendance and Right Choice; Report Cards

Friday – Intermediate – All A’s; Boys and Girls District Basketball at Blooming Grove – 5:00;

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.