With September behind us the high school staff voted on our first set of Students of the Month for the 2015 -2016 school year. Recipients were: Freshmen, Reece Thorne and Kole Graham; Sophomores, Zoie Bailey and Micah Zimmerer; Juniors, Shelby White and Zane Arambula; and Seniors, Jordyn Costlow and Keenan Hargest. Congratulations to these incredible young women and men that represent EHS so well and make us Bulldog Proud!
The high school cafeteria went thru some upgrades during the summer and is now being enjoyed by many. Several from the Primary staff joined us today. We’d like to welcome any staff members from the other campuses and departments as well.
What a good problem to have. It’s been a great start to the year, but challenging to say the least. Enrollment is up in all areas at Eustace High School. Not only have we had some difficulty in balancing the numbers in the regular classes, but there have been some struggles as well in accommodating the many students taking dual credit courses. Thirty Eight students in English 1301 aren’t fitting well in any one setting so plans are to divide the class between the computer lab and library. Hopefully we’ll all be able to manage the growing pains and have the success that we’re accustom to.
Fourteen students participated in the UIL District Academic Contests in Buffalo: Chris Almand, Connie Benefield, Jerrod Branscum, David Calvert, Whitney Frosch, Nic Hairl, Grace Holcombe, Cody Marple, Samantha Randall, Noel Rosado, Josh Rosado, Elizabeth Salinas, Troy Saunders, and Kaitlyn White. Writing events were held on Tuesday, March 20th, with all other events following on Saturday, March 24th. Please congratulate each student for his/her hard work and dedication.
The following students earned medals and/or advanced to Regional competition: Whitney Frosch, 1st place Ready Writing, advances; Nic Hairl, 2nd place Headline Writing, advances, 5th place Math; Grace Holcombe, 3rd place Ready Writing, advances; and Cody Marple, 5th place Literary Criticism.
Congratulations to the varsity track teams for a great performance last night at the Crandall Pirate Relays. The Varsity Girls team had a tremendous showing, in a very competitive meet with large 3A and 4A schools competing. Eustace was the only 2A school in attendance, but our girls managed to win the meet by over 30 points.
Additionally, Jaci Aiken and the Varsity 4 x 400 Relay qualified for the Texas Relays in Austin. This is a huge accomplishment for these girls. This is a collegiate track meet at the University of Texas that the best runners and throwers from across the state will be competing in.
The Varsity Boys team finished runner-up to Crandall. A highlight was Evan Arambula winning gold in the 800 m, and 1600 m runs, in a convincing performance. He was also the anchor leg of the 4 x 400 m relay.
The District track meet will be held here at Eustace with Prelims on Monday April 9th and Finals Wednesday April 11th.
Microsoft Office Specialist certification is a valuable credential that recognizes the skills needed to use the full features and functionality of Office 2007 applications. This credential gives our students a competitive advantage in today’s college and career-readiness marketplace.
Congratulations to the following students for passing the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Exam for Word 2007: Amber Henson, Angela Jackson, Caleb Letkiewicz, Chelsea Oliver, Courtney Sandell, Hope Rodriguez, Jonathan House, Mary Hamilton, Melody Allen, Ridge Smith, Sydney Willard, Taylor Peebles, Timmie Young, and Wally Baker.
Eustace FFA participated at the San Antonio Livestock and Ag Mechanics show. Results are as follows:
San Antonio Heifer Show
Brady Tindel – 1st place Brahman heifer and 14th place Brahman heifer.
Chad Tindel — 5th place Charolais heifer
Samantha Crocker – 4th place Brahman heifer
Dillon Gragsone – Participated with his Brahman heifer
San Antonio Ag Mechanics
There were over 420 projects constructed and shown at the San Antonio Livestock show Ag Mechanics project show. The Eustace FFA Ag Mech project show team consisting of Brady Tindel, Cameron Young, Mark Greenwood, Dillon Gragsone, and Seth Purselley placed 4th in a competitive class with their 28’ Gooseneck Lowboy winning a $150 Airgas gift card. Lots of hard work goes into each of these projects. If you see any of these students please take the time to congratulate them personally.
This week we are completing 2 of the last 4 Flex Days to be
held at E.H.S. The Flex Days have served a great purpose in helping us
prepare students for the TAKS exams. Now that the new STAAR exam has
arrived that just focuses on one course, it’s time for a different
approach. Instead we will be spending more time in the classroom and
design our six weeks exams to be mini benchmarks for their STAAR exam. We
will however, be doing extra remediation for the students that will still be
responsible for passing the TAKS Exam.