EHS Class of 2018 Graduation Video – Download Available

Saturday, May 26 2018

Video starts early around 9:20 am with no sound until 9:45. Ceremony starts at about the 43 minute mark in the video.

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Click Here to Download a Copy of the Rehearsal Video.

Note: These are VERY LARGE, high-quality, unedited files which may take many hours to download.

 

Athletic Banquet

Saturday, the Athletic Booster Club hosted the annual Athletic Banquet at the first Baptist Church in Eustace. Following a meal, each athletic team was recognized by their coaches. The following awards were announced at the banquet:

Boys Offseason Award – Francisco Gomez
Girls Offseason Award – Madison Holbert
Volleyball Heart Award – Zoie Bailey and Reece Thorne
Volleyball Newcomer of the Year – Rubi Bailey
Volleyball MVP – Hailey Purselley
Girls Cross Country Newcomer of the Year – Jordan Romano
Girls Cross Country Heart Award – Reece Thorne
Girls Cross Country MVP – Sabrina Davis
Boys Cross Country Newcomer of the Year – Collin Sutton
Boys Cross Country Hear Award – Jaden Lopez
Boys Cross Country MVP – Dalton Page
Football Offensive MVP – Alejandro Sanchez and Clifton Johnson
Football Team MVP – Cory Strawn
Football 11 Strong Award – Joey Harris and Michael Schultz
Cheer Most Improved – Juliana Machado
Cheer Heart Award – McKenna Lilly
Cheer Most Spirited – Brooke Caldwell
Cheer Best All-Round – Zoie Bailey
Girls Basketball Newcomer of the Year – Kendal Lowry
Girls Basketball Heart Award – Madelyn Bristow
Girls Basketball Defensive Player of the Year – Lilly Sorrels
Girls Basketball Offensive Player of the Year – Madison Holbert
Girls Basketball MVP – Zoie Bailey
Boys Basketball Heart Award – Tucker Reeve
Boys Basketball Defensive Players of the Year – Kelly Ashton and Joey Harris
Boys Basketball Offensive Player of the Year – Clifton Johnson
Boys Basketball MVP – Ethan Austin
Boys Powerlifting MVP – Marcus Staggs
Girls Powerlifting MVP – Raini Goodell
Fishing Team of the Year – Colby Carpenter and Micah Everitt
Softball Offensive Player of the Year – Haley Purselley
Softball Defensive Player of the Year – Katelyn Ridgle
Softball MVP – Jacee Gray
Baseball Pitcher of the Year – Cody Strawn
Baseball Offensive MVP – Chris Carlson
Baseball MVP – All the Senior Players
Boys Golf Most Improved – Paxton Schwartz
Boys Golf MVP – Clayton Carpenter
Girls Golf Most Improved – Tabitha Rigby
Girls Golf MVP – Bethany McKinness
Girls Track Field Event MVP – Miranda Fotenot
Girls Track Newcommers of the Year – Sara Larson & Krisslyn Westbrook
Girls Track Heart Award – Jana Peters
Girls Track MVP – Bailey Holbert
Boys Track Newcomer of the Year – Colby Carpenter
Boys Track Hear Award – Alejandro Sanchez and Tristan Costello
Boys Track MVP – Dalton Page

Team of the Year – Boys and Girls Track Teams

Code Purple Award – Michael Schultz and Zoie Bailey

Male Athletes of the Year – Cory Strawn and Clifton Johnson

Female Athlete of the Year – Hailey Purselley

Athletes of the Year
Code Purple Award
Boys Track
Boys Track
Girls Track
Girls Track
Golf Teams
Varsity Baseball
Softball
Fishing Team
Powerlifting
Varsity Boys Basketball
Varsity Girls Basketball
Cheer Team
Cheer Team
Student Trainers
Varsity Football
Varsity Football
Leann Carlson receiving School Bell Award for outstanding servcie to the students of EISD.
Varsity Volleyball
Girls Cross Country
Boys Cross Country
Boys Cross Country
Scholarship Recipeints
James Beverly receiving a special award from the Booster Club.

 

FFA Banquet and This Week

Last Friday, the Eustace FFA Chapter held their annual banquet. The banquet was held in the High School cafeteria and was catered by Danny’s BBQ. There was a great turnout for the event, and I want to thank everyone that came out to show their support for our FFA chapter and our students. I also want to thank our ag teachers, Theresa Tindel, Steve Stegall, and McKayla Arnold, for another great year and for their hard work and dedication to the students of EISD!

This Week

This is the last week of the 2017-2018 school year. Students attend classes four days this week. Friday is a staff work day.

Monday – Intermediate – Right Choice and Perfect Attendance Awards; Board Meeting – 6:00 – High School Library

Tuesday – Intermediate School – Money-aire and Skating

Wednesday – Early Out Day; Early Childhood – Water Day; Intermediate School – Awards Day; Baccalaureate – 7:00 PM – First Baptist Church in Eustace

Thursday – Last Day of Classes; Early Out Day; Intermediate School – Big Prize Giveaway & Money-aire

Friday – Staff Workday

Saturday – Graduation – 10:00 AM – E. L. Kirk Gym

Monday, May 28 – Memorial Day Holiday

I hope everyone has a great week!

Top 10 Banquet

The annual Top 10 Banquet was held last night at Vetoni’s. The Top 10 Banquet allows our top 10 graduates to honor a special teacher that made a difference in their time at EISD. The students write a letter to their teacher and read it to the teacher and the audience. The teachers are presented with the framed letter, a certificate, and a plaque. The students also receive a certificate.

Below are the students and the teachers that they chose to honor:

Graduating 10th  – Hayden Shaddox   Teacher – Chris Powers

Hayden Shaddox and Chris Powers

Graduating 9th  – Charles “Bucky” Womble    Teacher – Steve Stegall

Bucky Womble and Steve Stegall

Graduating 8th – Tanner Van Horn     Teacher – Ronnie Babcock

Tanner Van Horn and Ronnie Babcock

Graduating 7th – Jazmine Valencia             Teacher – Ashley Moulton

Jazmine Valencia and Ashley Moulton

Graduating 6th – Brooke Caldwell             Teacher – Vikki GoDair

Brooke Caldwell and Vikki GoDair

Graduating 5th – Anna Gaddis                                         Teacher – Sunny Hardy

Anna Gaddis and Sunny Hardy

Graduating 4th – Jessica Plunk                                      Teacher – Cody Taylor

Jessica Plunk and Cody Taylor

Graduating 3rd – Jodi Costlow                                          Teacher – Theresa Tindel

Jodi Costlow and Theresa Tindel

Graduating 2nd – Shelby Jade Evans                    Teacher – Tiffany Miley

Jade Evans and Tiffany Miley

Graduating 1st – Micah Zimmerer                     Teacher – Josh Sypert

Micah Zimmerer and Josh Sypert

The Top 10 Students

Top 10 Students

Top 10 Students with Teachers

Top 10 Students with Teachers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Honor Society Banquet

The annual National Honor Society Banquet was held on Monday at the First Baptist Church in Eustace. Following a catered meal from Danny’s BBQ, students were recognized for their service hours and the number of years they had been in the NHS.

The following seniors received their NHS collars that will be worn at graduation:

DESTINY ASHTON
BETHANY MCKINNESS
ZOIE BAILEY
BROOKE CALDWELL
JODI COSTLOW
JADE EVANS
ANNA GADDIS
JACI GRAY
OLIVIA GROSE
LLIA GUEVARA
OLIVIA HERRING
JOGAIL HOLCOMBE
ERICA HOOPS
JAREE JACKSON
JESSICA PLUNK
HALEY PURSELLEY
HAYDEN SHADDOX
JESSICA THOMPSON
TANNER VAN HORN
JAZMINE VALENCIA
HALEY WILLBANKS
CHARLES WOMBLE
MICAH ZIMMERER

The following students received their NHS patches for their letter jackets:
MADELYNN BRAGG            BROOKE MCATEE
ABBIE CATES                         MACKENZIE NOLEN
SADIE CATES                         MAKAYLA PFOH
WILL CHASTANT                 MACI PRICE
MIRANDA FONTENOT       TUCKER REEVE
MADISON HOLBERT           GABRIEL RUETER
JORGANN HOLGERSEN      ALEJANDRO SANCHEZ
NOAH JOHNSON                   TANNER STAHL
MADISON LILLEY                REECE THORNE
KALEY MARPLE                    YASMINE WASHINGTON
BLAKE MARTIN                    GRACIE WOODLAND
ZACH MARTIN

The following students are new NHS members for the 2017-2018 school year:
LACIE BYRD                                   COOPER CATES
RAINI GOODELL                          DAVID GILBREATH
JANA PETERS                                MAGGIE GROOM
KATELYN RIDGLE                       DAVID GROSE
MAKENZIE SKILES                     RACHEL HARTSHORN
MCKENZIE ROGERS                   BRILEY HOLT
MCKENZIE HOYT                        JADEN LOPEZ
JAYSON LOSIEWICS                   KENDALL LOWRY
KOLE GRAHAM                            ERYN MERONEY
REBEKAH WISDOM                    ASHTON MILNER
ZOE TUNNELL                              DALTON PAGE
MADISON BRISTOW                  HANNAH PATTERSON
STEPHANIE CARLSON              EDUARDO VALENCIA

The 2017-2018 NHS Officers were:
Olivia Grose—President
Jade Evans—Vice President
Destiny Ashton—Secretary
Jazmine Valencia—Treasurer

The 2018-2019 NHS Officers are:
Treasurer: Brooke McAtee
Secretary: Blake Martin
Vice President: Reece Thorne
President: Yasmine Washington

A few highlights from the 2017-2018 NHS:
Senior with most NHS hours: Bethany McKinness – She had 1308 hours this year.
Junior with most NHS hours: Madison Holbert – She had 403 hours this year.
Sophomore with the most NHS hours: Hannah Patterson – She had 176 hours this year.
Most hours overall in NHS was Bethany McKinness. She is graduating with 1839 hours.
The 2017-2018 NHS students turned in a total of  13,231 hours of community service!

A special thank you to the NHS Faculty Council: VIKKI GODAIR, RACHEL KILLIAN, CHUCK POWERS, BRENT RAGLAND, LAURA CHEEK, PHYLLIS BICE, GWEN ORR

The 2017-2018 NHS sponsor was Sarah Sapp.

A very special thank you to Amanda Planeta and Dora Cavazos for their help in planning, organizing, and officiating this year’s NHS Banquet! Also, a special thank you to Amanda Planeta for supplying the names for this post.

Baseball and This Week

The Bulldog’s baseball season came to an end this past weekend in the Area round. The Bulldogs ended the year as district runner up and as bi-district champs. Congratulations to the Bulldogs on a great year!!

There are nine days left in the 2017 – 2018 school year.

This Week

There will be state testing done throughout this week. This is also banquet week, with different banquets taking place all week long. Primary will have their AR Store opened all week.

Monday – Grades 5 & 8 Math retest; Grades 3, 4, 6, & 7 STAAR Math; National Honor Society Banquet – 6:00 – First Baptist Church

Tuesday – Grades 5 & 8 Reading retest; Grades 3, 4, 6, & 7 STAAR Reading; Top 10 Banquet – 6:00 – Vetoni’s

Wednesday – Grades 5 & 8 – Science; High School Daytime Awards – 10:00 AM

Thursday – Grade 8 – Social Studies; Middle School Awards Night – 6:00 – Middle School Gym; High School Awards Night – 7:00 – Auditorium

Friday – STAAR Make-Up Day; 2nd Grade Math Blast; FFA Banquet – High School Cafeteria

Saturday – Athletic Banquet

I hope everyone has a great week!

Employee Appreciation Banquet

Last night, Eustace ISD hosted its annual Employee Appreciation Banquet at the First Baptist Church in Eustace. After a meal, catered by Danny’s BBQ, employees were recognized for years of service. Below are the employees that received service pins:

5 Years
Ronnie Babcock
Krissey Bailey
Mary Beverly
Teri Clark
Tricia Corder
Deborah Hanson
Crystal Heidle
Angela Herring
Roy Jones
Tiffany Miley
Tricia Perry
Perry Ray
James Taylor
Nickole Traughber
Renae Traywick

10 Years
Tammy Harvey
Kathryn Hendrickson

15 Years
James Beverly
Darlene Bolton
Jessie Boyd
Rebecca Cantrell
Veronica Gunderson
Sabrina Kavanaugh
Renee Martin
Rusty Meyners
Theresa Tindel
Willie Umana
Mary Walker

20 Years
Cindy Babcock
Kristi Bragg
Sherry Dudley
Deanna Haynes
Debbie McConathy
Bret Powers
David Sutton
Tina Sutton
Marcy Warren

25 Years
Alison Bristow
Candice Burns
Vicky Marshall

40 Years
Judy Wimberley

Four staff members were recognized that are retiring at the end of this school year:

Retirees
Mary Walker – Middle School Teacher – 15 years with Eustace
Candice Burns – Middle School Teacher – 25 years with Eustace
Holly Bailey – Primary School Teacher – 29 years with Eustace
Rosemary Abbott – Food Service Director – 36 years with Eustace

15 Year Service Pins
5 Year Service Pins
10 Year Service Pins
20 Year Service Pins
25 Year Service Pins

 

Judy Wimberly receives 40 Year Service Pin
Candice Burns Retires
Holly Bailey Retires
Mary Walker Retires
Rosemary Abbott Retires

Following the awards, drawings were held for door prizes.  Through the efforts of Markie Saye and Mona Thomas, everyone in attendance received at least one door prize! Thanks Markie and Mona!! And, a very special thank you to all the businesses and individuals that donated prizes for our Banquet.

A special thank you to our Board of Trustees for providing this opportunity to celebrate our employees. Also, a special thank you to Karen Thompson for keeping up with the service pins and other awards. Finally, a special thank you to Brother Paul McKinney and the First Baptist Church for allowing us to use their wonderful facility!

Track, Baseball, and This Week

Congratulations to Dalton Page on qualifying for the State Track Meet in the 1600m run!! Dalton placed 2nd in the 1600m at the Regional Track Meet on Saturday.

Congratulations also go out to the Bulldog baseball team on their win over Grand Saline last Friday. With that win, the Bulldogs take sole possession of 2nd place in the district. The Bulldogs will face Kemp in the bi-district round of the state playoffs this Thursday and Friday. The games will be played in Mabank. Starting times will be posted to the district’s Tweeter account later in the week.

Also, last Friday was the Bulldog’s last home game of the season. The senior players were honored before the game. I want to send a special thank you to all our senior baseball players!

2018 Senior Baseball Players

April 30 – May 4 is Teacher Appreciation Week.

Monday – Early Voting for Bond Election

Tuesday – Last Day for Early Voting in Bond Election

Thursday – Bi-District Baseball Playoff v. Kemp in Mabank

Friday – Bi-District Baseball Playoff v. Kemp in Mabank

Saturday – Election Day for Bond Proposal

I hope everyone has a great week!