Thursday, August 28, 2014

August is the start up of high school football and Friday Night Lights!!

Eagle Pass High School is scheduled to sore through a win against Killeen Ellison High School at the San Antonio Judson Stadium. Kick off time is 7 p.m. this Saturday. 

But first, don't forget to mark your calendars for this Friday! Be sure to make a trip down to Laredo to catch the C.C. Winn Mavericks trample over the LBJ Wolves.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Missed out on the 2014 EPISD Convocation..?? Maybe you just want to relive some of the great memories...Either way be sure check out EPISD's smug mug photos of the event and many others!!i=3486503957&k=c483MP5
Just another way iVision is Keepin' YOU Informed!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New principals for EPISD primary Northside and Southside campuses

New Leadership at Benavides, Glass and Sam Houston Elementary Schools !

From Benavides Elementary School we welcome Mrs. Veronica Soto-Gonzalez, former Instructional Officer from Eagle Pass High School. 
Mrs. Rosanna Rios comes to Glass Elementary after serving as Instructional Officer at Armando Cerna  Elementary. She takes on the new role, with years of experience and is ready to lead the Falcons into a successful year.
At Sam Houston Elementary School we are happy to announce that Mrs. Amalia Riojas will be leading her campus, formally an Assistant Principal from Eagle Pass High School.
All Principals were out greeting students and families at their respected campuses.

Best wishes on a successful school year to the Benavides Bulldogs, Glass Falcons and the Sam Houston Coogs!

One of EPISD's Super Science Teachers

Over the summer Memorial Junior High  science teacher Alejandra Martinez completed a six-week internship at the University of Texas Institute of Geophysics, where she had the opportunity to work with other teachers to organize and revise the content of units created as part of the Diversity and Innovation for Sciences Texas Instructional Blueprint project.  
Working closely with other Earth science teachers exposed her to new teaching practices and allowed her to build relationships that will last for many years.

Click the link below to read the entire article in detail and learn more about the internship.


Monday, August 25, 2014

LDC Back in Business!

Checkout our visit to Learning Development Center!

LDC Welcomes Students

Learning Development Center Reopened on August 25, 2014

Eagle Pass Independent School District (EPISD) has announced that the Learning Development Center (LDC) reopened their doors on Monday, August 25, 2014 to begin the 2014-2015 school year on the home based campus.
“This is great news for parents and students,” said Mr. Gilberto Gonzalez, EPISD Superintendent of Schools.  “We understand the strain that families have been under with the uncertainty of when the campus would reopen.  Working together with parents, we can help students stay healthy and schools stay open.”

Now that the problem has been resolved, classes opened and friendly faces welcomed eager students on to the home campus.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


We are absolutely certain that "This Year is Gonna be a Great Year!" We are so happy that all of our schools participated in the 2014 Convocations. We really do have "The Best District Ever"

Click the link to watch a short clip as

our very own secondary student

council officers from both high

schools describe what it is that makes

our school district simply the best.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Eagle Pass Independent School District will have their monthly School Board Meeting tonight at 6 p.m.

The meeting will be held at
1420 Eidson Road.

2014 EPISD New Teacher Training

It is back to school for brand new and new-to-Eagle Pass ISD teachers as they learn about doing things the EPISD-way during New Teacher training being held this week at the Deluna Center.
Welcome to EPISD!

Monday, August 11, 2014

2014-2015 Eagle Pass Education Foundation Grant Application
Are you a teacher who "thinks outside the book?"  We understand that to help students achieve greater success and engage in creative learning, teachers need exciting projects, upgraded technology, and extra resources.  Crafting the minds of the next great generation may mean going beyond the typical school budget and asking for a little extra help in the classroom. 

With the help of the Eagle Pass ISD Education Foundation teachers have the opportunity to take  creative ideas and make them into realities.  Each EPEF grant, allows funding for teachers with bright ways of enhancing the learning environment and inspiring their students through innovation and excitement.  When learning is fun, learning is easy. The Eagle Pass Education Foundation Classroom Grants encourage educators to create innovative and exciting educational programs for their students.

The Eagle Pass Educational Foundation (“EPEF”) is a non-profit organization created to develop and expand educational opportunities for students of the Eagle Pass Independent School District.  One of its principal goals is to identify and fund worthy innovative projects whose costs exceed the limitations of the district’s regular budget.
EPEF will direct it’s funding to single campus and single classroom projects.  General project qualification guidelines;  

  1. 1. Projects must enhance and support the instructional program;
  2. Campus projects must be approved by the campus principal;
  3. Project grant requests must be submitted on time

EPEF has elected to limit the number of grant requests that will be accepted from a given campus to three (3). 

Please follow the instructions below in order to apply for funding consideration. The process requires that all grant requests be submitted to EPEF by September 26, 2014: 

 The following items will not be funded by the foundation:
  1. Personnel stipends/salaries and staff development costs
  2. Capital outlay items (fixtures, furnishings, and equipment) such as computer hardware, cameras, and bookshelves.
  3. Travel costs and lodging (field trips).
  4. Food, candy, drinks or any promotional items (stickers, pencils, pads, erasers, etc.).

 Grant Request Submittal Instructions:
  1. 1. Please download and fill out the EPEF Innovative Teaching Grant Application.   This will be considered as the “official version” of your grant request and submittal. Applications are available on the Eagle Pass I.S.D. website.
  2. Please do not modify the document formatting or try to substitute an “equivalent” document. 
  3. Upon completion of the Innovative Teaching Grant Application, please print a hard copy for signature(s) and submit.
  4. Please do not submit any pamphlets, brochures, price lists, photos, or other material with the signed hard copy of your submittal.
  5. Secure the required approval signatures.  Failure to secure the required signatures will be cause for the submittal to be rejected. 
  6. Send a hard copy of the grant request application form with the signature page to:
  7.                         Mr. Gilberto Gonzalez, Superintendent of Schools
Eagle Pass I.S.D. District Service Center - Superintendent Office

Faxed transmissions will not be accepted.  
Time Table
We will begin accepting project grant applications beginning Tuesday, September 2, 2014
  1. Deadline for the grant application submission is no later than 5:00pm (Central Time), Friday, September 26, 2014.
Extensions of the deadlines will not be considered. Grant Review Committee's decisions are final.  Don’t take a chance – please submit early.  

Monday, August 4, 2014

stay informed...stay connected

While one-on-one communication is the best, in our ever growing district it is sometimes difficult. Because we want our parents to stay informed, EPISD has several ways that parents and other interested citizens can stay informed about the successes and challenges of our Eagle Pass school district, as well as news about their children’s schools.
Stay in touch by using any of these tools to stay informed, in addition to email and phone calls:

Twitter posts short messages about important news and events in the District

YouTube includes a variety of informational and promotional videos about EPISD educational programs, schools, staff members, students, challenges, and successes.

Annual Sales Tax Holiday August 8-10

This is just a friendly reminder For most Eagle Pass families in the midst of back to school shopping- the Annual Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for August 8 through August 10.
Most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 are exempt from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.