Friday, May 30, 2014

Eagle Pass Independent School District
Summer Assessment Notice

The goal of the Eagle Pass I.S.D. is to provide students every opportunity to be successful on the State required STAAR/EOC exams.

The STAAR/EOC exams for high school students who did not pass the test during the regular school year have been scheduled as follows:

July 2014 STAAR End-of-Course
Monday, July 7, 2014
English I
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
English II
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Algebra I/Biology
Thursday, July 10, 2014
US History
Friday, July 11, 2014
Make Up Exam Day


The TAKS Exit level Retest has been scheduled for 12th Grade students and Out-of-Schoolers who did not pass the test during the regular school year has been scheduled as follows:

July 2014 TAKS Exit Level Retest
Monday, July 7, 2014
English Language Arts
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Social Studies

All tests will be given at C. C. Winn High School starting at 8:00 a.m. 
For more information please contact:  Mr. David Camarillo at C.C. Winn High School (830) 757-0828

End of School Year Ceremony Reminders

End-of-School Year Ceremony

Thursday, June 5, 2015
8:00 a.m.
Student Activity Center Fine Arts Auditorium

All EPISD Employees:
  1. In order to expedite the ceremony the following will be adhered to:
  2. All professional staff is required to attend.
  3.  The gate by the New Loop 480 east of the stadium will also be open to expedite traffic.
  4. Ceremonies will start promptly at 8:00 A.M
  5.  Please be in your seat by 8:00 A.M.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Research Experience for Teachers Program (RET)

 Alejandra Martinez, science teacher from Memorial Junior High, is one of three secondary teachers chosen for a 6 week internship at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics. The interns will be working to assist project investigators with blueprint revisions of their Earth Science Curriculum; creating scaffolding notes for the activities in each unit, carrying out the alignment of the units with the Next Generation Science Standards, updating web pages for each unit, and helping to plan and deliver a meeting for instructors who will be implementing the blueprints in 2014-2015.
In addition to the blueprint project, interns will be partnered with a research scientist or PhD-level graduate student to ensure exposure to, and integration of, UTIG research efforts into their geoscience practice.  In December of 2014, Ms. Martinez will travel to San Francisco to attend the American AGU Fall Meeting to deliver presentations about her experience working with on the DIG Texas Instructional Blueprint Project.
Congratulations Alejandra, and Good Luck!

CC Winn Graduation Information


SATURDAY-JUNE 7, 2014 - 8:00 PM


SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014, 10:00 AM

Monday, May 19, 2014

Teachers play a key role in student success and sometimes a simple “thanks” is all a teacher needs to feel valued and appreciated. For Teacher Appreciation Week Memorial Junior High teachers were treated to beautiful fruit trays and arrangements, breakfast tacos, and yummy cake and coffee in the teachers’ lounge .

Just a small token of appreciation for all of their hard work. A special Thanks to the MJH Blue Angels and nurses of MJH  for putting together all of the special treats!

MJH Prom

Memorial Junior High students and staff put on their dancing shoes and had fun dancing the night away at Prom 2014: Carnival.


CARRIBEAN’S DEADLY UNDERWORLD is an Informative TV special that featured the Nautilus, the ship that MJH teacher Alejandra Martinez spent time on as part of the Educator at Sea program in August
In case you missed it, Memorial Junior High teacher Alejandra Martinez was selected as a 2013 Educator at Sea and spent time aboard Dr. Robert Ballard’s ship of exploration, the Nautilus, over the summer.  Dr. Ballard is one of the most accomplished of the world’s deep-sea explorers and is famous for his discovery of the sunken Titanic.
National Geographic is aired a special Sunday night that featured Dr. Ballard and the Nautilus.  Much of the footage that will air was taken while Ms. Martinez was on board the ship.

ABC’s Nightline aired a short segment on Dr. Ballard on Wednesday.  The segment can be viewed here: 

Information about Carribean's Deadly Underworld can be found here:


Monday, May 12, 2014


A change of date has been set for the Special Olympics. The event has now been rescheduled for Friday May 16, and will take place at the Student Activity Center (SAC)

The event begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and kicks off with a parade of athletes followed by field events and activities. Mark you calendars - We hope to see you there.



Eagle Pass FFA SPEAKS their way to the TOP

On Friday, May 9, 2014,  CTE students from the Eagle Pass FFA competed in the Wintergarden District FFA Public Speaking Contests in Poteet, TX.  These students each had to research, write their own speeches, and memorize them.  At contest, each student had to say their speech in front of a panel of judges, and then answer questions pertaining to their speech.  Shawnee Betancourt competed in the Junior Prepared Public Speaking contest, where she competed against 3 other freshman, and received 2nd place.  Alexis de la Garza competed in the Soil Stewardship Prepared Public Speaking contest and received first place.  Karina Garcia, a freshman, competed against three upper classmen in the Extemporaneous Speaking contest, where you research many topics ahead of time, then at contest, you have 30 minutes to prepare your speech.  In the Prepared Public Speaking contest, we had three individuals competing in separate categories.  Alvaro Guevara won in the Ag Science category.  Dakota Betancourt received first place in Ag Policy.  Bertha Alicia Torres received second place in the Natural Resources competition.  The five students receiving first and seconds place will be advancing on to Area competition on May 15, 2014, in Kingsville at the Area X FFA Convention.  We are very proud of all of their efforts, and would like to wish them luck at the next competition.

Friday, May 9, 2014

The School Nutrition Association has designated May 5-9 as Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week.  Thanks to all of the dedicated Child Nutrition Department staff in  EPISD! Our team of employees serves hundreds of nutritious meals for our stellar students each and every day!
Caring. Trained. Thoughtful. Professional. Dedicated. These are just a few words that describe EPISD's child nutrition professional.
Thank you for all that you do!

Thank you, H-E-B!  The Texas-based grocery company awarded the Eagle Pass Education Foundation (EPEF) the recipient of a $25,000 donation. For a second consecutive year  the store has matched their donation to the EPEF awarding a grand total of $50,000 to the non-profit foundation.  Thank you H-E-B for continuous support of the students and teachers of our district.

H-E-B was presented with a plaque by EPEF members and superintendent of schools Gilberto Gonzalez during a presentation of awards at the Eagle Pass store.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

This week (May 5-9) is National Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week (or SubWeek).
This special week allows campuses and the EPISD community to recognize and thank the hundreds of individuals who fill in for permanent teachers every day across the District.
These professional educators perform a vital function in the maintenance and continuity of daily education. In EPISD, substitutes are the educational bridges when regular classroom educators are absent. They are called early in the morning, take over lessons with short notice, and ensure that quality education is maintained in our classroom. They ensure that time is productive and furthers the students’ learning.
We're in the midst of National Nurses Week which makes it the perfect time to say thank you to all of our school nurses for what they do each and every day in support of our students and schools. We appreciate you!  Your efforts do not go unnoticed.


Monday, May 5, 2014

It's Teacher Appreciation Week! We thank and celebrate all of the wonderful, dedicated teachers across Eagle Pass ISD.
Enjoy your week and Thank You!
Students at Memorial Jr. High School were visited by various professionals for Career Exploration Week.  Game Wardens,  a retired US Deputy Marshal, and a San Antonio based computer science major were given the opportunity to speak to the students at MJH .  The students were shown various opportunities and professions that they may find interest in and some day pursue.

Memorial Jr. High would like to take the opportunity to thank all the professionals who took the time out of their busy schedules to come and speak to their students.

Mr. Juan Tovar's Career Exploration classes and Ms. Nelva Cedillo's Keyboarding classes hosted the following guest speakers this past week:

Mr. Casares: Computer Science Major
working in San Antonio
Mr. Rene Salinas: Retired US Deputy Marshal and ROTC

Texas Game Wardens

Friday, May 2, 2014

Mavericks 5th Annual Scholarship 5K Run/Walk

The Mighty Mavericks will host their5th  annual SCHOLARSHIP 5K Run/ Walk on Saturday, May 24, 2014.
Proceeds benefit the C.C Winn Scholarship Fund for Seniors at Winn High School.
Everyone is invited to attend from pace runners, to serious athletes. Walkers will enjoy a great course while benefiting a worthy cause! The 5K will include 2 water stations at the 1 mile and 3 mile marks, and snacks will be provided for those who attend.  This year the event is sponsored by Majik, R&M Construction, Victor Rangel and Family and by Langley and Banack .  
  • PRE- Registration May 9th- guarantees a T-Shirt  
  • Entry Fee: $ 25.00 for pre registration participants
  • Date: May 24, 2014
  • Run begins at 8:00 a.m.
  • Easy & free parking in the lots surrounding the school
For more information or to register contact :
Mrs. Maria L. Uriegas
College Advisor
(830) 757-0828 ext. 1451
 Mrs. Ivy Purcell
(830) 757-0828 ext. 2433