Eustace Middle School wins 1st Place at U.I.L. One Act Play Contest


Eustace Middle School hosted the U.I.L. District 18 3A One Act Play Contest on Saturday. Eustace Middle School received the 1st Place Trophy for their performance of  “The Diviners” by Jim Leonard, Jr.

Mildred Middle School received the 2nd place trophy and Arp Middle School received the 3rd Place trophy. Eustace Middle School student, Trey Oakley received the Best Actor Award. Maggie Groom and Joey Grose received All Star Cast awards. Jaedyn Munoz received an All Star Cast Honorable Mention award and Carly Hunt received a Technical Achievement award.

Way to go Bulldogs! We are proud of you.

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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Eustace Middle School One Act Play "The Diviners'' by Jim Leonard Jr.

divinersThe Middle School District One Act Play contest will be hosted at Eustace High School this year on December 12th. Performances for the contest will begin at 12:30 p.m. Plays will run back to back and are roughly 40 minutes each in length. Please join us and bring your family free of admission! You may also like to join us on any of the above public performance dates and times.


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 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

UIL Focus Young Film Makers Competition – Final Rankings as Semi-Finalist for State

Congratulations to Eustace High School Junior, Nic Caldwell and Senior, Delaney Worth on their success in the U.I.L. Focus Young Film Makers Festival this year. Caldwell’s film, The Monster’s Within, ranked in the top 24 films of Division I Narrative. This year there were 650 films submitted in Division I (1A, 2A, 2A Schools) and Division II (4A & 5A schools). The categories in each division are narrative, documentary, and animation. Principal Stan Sowers, and Theater Arts teacher, Tammy Beaty are very proud of the hard work and dedication of both Caldwell and Worth. We are Bulldog Proud! You can view the State Finalists and State Semi-Finalists at

Powerlifting: Girls and Boys take home 1st & 2nd Place Team Awards

Congratulations to the boys and girls powerlifting teams for their hard work at the meet on Saturday at Van High School. The Girls team took home the 1st Place Team award and the boys took home the 2nd Place Team award.

In addition to the team awards, there were several individual awards that should be recognized:

Sunni Goodell – 1st
Jessica Miller – 3rd
Raini Goodell – 2nd
Jana Peters – 6th
Marshella Padgett – 2nd
kelsie Richmond – 2nd
Anna Gaddis – 4th
JoGail Holcombe – 8th
Marissa Mayes – 1st
alexis Ramsey – 2nd
Elizabeth Ramsey – 3rd
jaycee Ballow  – 6th

Sunni Goodell won Best lifter award
The Girls team finished 1st place

Juan Garcia – 8th
Micheal Roch – 9th
Quentin Parks – 1st
Justin Griffin – 2nd
Cameron Rogers – 5th
Marcus Staggs – 8th
Clay Hinkle – 4th
Ethan Hoops – 1st

Boys team finished 2nd place

Next meet is Malakoff Saturday, January 31, 2015
begins 8 am.

Film Qualifies for Round 2 of U.I.L. Youngfilmakers Festival

Congratulations to Junior, Nic Caldwell on his film submission “The Monster’s Within” starring Senior, Delaney Worth. The State Film festival is scheduled for February 18th at the Paramount Theater in Austin. Admission is free.

Caldwell’s film, “Beyond Words” was a state participant last year. His abilities and talents have grown even more this year with his stunning cinematography and unique storytelling.

Participants will compete in Round 2 and then Semifinals and Finals. Congratulations to Nic Caldwell and Delaney Worth! Good Luck on Round 2!

Here is the link to the Round 2 qualifiers for 2015.


Eustace Middle School wins 1st Place Show at U.I.L. One Act Play Competition!

Eustace Middle School wins 1st Place Show at District 13-AAA One Act Play Contest! Madison Lilley won Best Actress, Madeline Bragg and Jorgan Holgerson win All Star Cast Awards, Mckenzie Rogers won an All Star Honorable Mention Award and Amy Green won a technical achievement award. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ENTIRE CAST AND CREW!

Alice In Wonderland – Eustace Middle School

Eustace Middle School will be hosting the District 18 3A U.I.L. One Act Play contest at the Eustace High School Auditiorium on December 10th. There are six schools in the district, including Eustace Middle School that will perform in front of a judge for a chance to place as a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place show. Individual awards will be given for: Best Actor, Best Actress, (8) All Star Cast, 8 Honorable Mention All Star Cast and 4-5 Honor Crew.

 Eustace will be performing an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s, Alice In Wonderland by Andre’ Gregory with special permission to perform through Dramatists Play Services.

The public is invited to attend any or all performances on Wednesday. Admission is free. Each play will run between 18-40 minutes and will run back to back. Please arrive thirty minutes prior to the scheduled time. The schools that will be competing and their show tiimes are as follows:

12:00 p.m. Malakoff
1:00 p.m. Frankston
2:00 p.m. Rice
3:00 p.m. Arp
4:00 p.m. Mildred
5:00 p.m. Eustace

The awards assembly and critiques will begin at 6:15 p.m.