Friday, December 18, 2015
Thursday, December 17, 2015
These students placed much love and dedication to make Our Traditional Angel Tree possible. Students found every resource to make this event possible, they requested donations from teachers and students from both of our campuses C.C. Winn High School and Eagle Pass High School. Every year we tend to grow and reach out for those families in need.
They were foutunate to deliver to over eight campuses within our district. Cosmetology Angels delivered Christmas Carols and over 200 toys to children that including the following Elementary Campuses: Sam Houston, Ray H. Darr, Benavidez, Henry B. Gonzalez, Rosita Valley, Rosita Valley Literacy Academy, and our Daycare PEP. Life Skills Students at CC Winn High and Eagle Pass High School , Sam Houston and Benavides Elementary.
Students say “It’s been a great satisfaction and experience to be part of this event. We were able to see how we are so blessed to help others in need. It’s a feeling beyond hard to explain to be able to see children when they unwrapped their gifts, spreading that Christmas Joy!
A Special Thanks to everyone that helped make this possible.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Co-founder to Eagle Pass HEROES Wendy Maurer stated, "I'm very blessed to work for EPISD and service those with special needs. Our district provides amazing supports in our classrooms and we want to also contribute to that gift of giving this holiday season. This is our first giveaway of many and we randomly pick Sam Houston Elementary out of a drawing." For more information Eagle Pass HEROES you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015
Thursday, December 10, 2015
- Class Rank
- ACT/SAT score.
|(L-R) 2nd Team : Ryan Pike, Coach Eric Villasenor, 1st Team: Adrian Gonzalez, 1st Team German DeLuna|
Mr. Reginaldo Gonzalez, of Memorial Junior High, has been selected as the “Teacher of the Month” for December 2015. Mr. Gonzalez merits this nomination because he embodies all the characteristics of an outstanding teacher. He has been described as the type of teacher requested specifically by parents because of his success within the classroom. Over the past 12 years, he has showed consistent success with his student’s performance on the state exams. One of the reasons is that he has high expectations for all of his students and expects nothing less. He gives them the confidence they need to tackle each “problem” and follow through with the techniques and methods he teaches in lecture. Mr. Gonzalez goes above and beyond when it comes to helping his struggling students as well. Anyone who is in education knows that mathematics is a very demanding subject and students need to be able to apply what they know to be and maintain success. Mr. Gonzalez makes sure that every student has every resource that they need to be successful. For years Mr. Gonzalez has given additional support to all of his students by offering offers afterschool tutorials without pay.
Not only is Mr. Gonzalez and excellent example for his students, but also for the staff at MJH. He has been described as a great colleague and has been a mentor for many of the new teachers at MJH. Overall Mr. Gonzalez is a role model for student success, professionalism, and dependability. It is for all these reasons that he has been awarded the Teacher of the Month for this December.
A segment will appear on iVision throughout the month of December detailing many more accomplishments of Mr. Reginaldo Gonzalez. This month he will also appear on community media, news publications and the EPISD website.
A teacher will be selected each month through June 2016 for a total of nine (8) honorees. The “Teacher of the Month” will be chosen based on educational achievements in the classroom, community contributions and innovativeness of the program/techniques used by the teacher. The “Teacher of the Month” will receive a certificate of recognition and will be featured on iVision, local media news, news publications and radio broadcasting.
Each T.O.M is receiving a “V.I.T (Very Important Teacher) Parking Pass”, a jean voucher for a month, 20 free meals at the Campus Café, and Class Cash to purchase class room supplies. Additionally, each “Teacher of the Month” will receive donations from local businesses. Thank You Ancira Ford–Eagle Pass, Ashley Furniture, and Bath and Body Works.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
This is the 5th year the EPISD participates in this annual competition and although CC Winn High School, Eagle Pass High School, Memorial Junior High and Eagle Pass Junior High students unloaded and arrived together, this sport allows a showcase of individuality of each athlete so that coaches can train and encourage growth in skills and accomplishment. Bowling is a particularly beneficial sport to people with disabilities, irrespective of their age or sports abilities, since it ensures physical exercise and at the same time participation and social integration. Plus, it's great fun!
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
H-E-B launched the Excellence in Education Awards program in cooperation with TASA in 2002 as a positive way to support public education in Texas. The awards celebrate public school professionals whose leadership and dedication inspire a love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities. This program is designed to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding public school educators, districts, early childhood facilities and school boards across the state of Texas. Since the programs inception in 2002, more than $8 million dollars has been awarded to deserving educators.
A total of 10 regional finalists will be awarded $1,000 each plus $2,500 for their schools. In addition, one elementary school and one secondary school principal will receive $10,000 for themselves plus $25,000 for their schools. Meaning Mrs. Soto-Gonzalez's participation in this programs could result in an award of $10,0000 for herself and $25,000 for Benevides Heights Elementary.
For additional updates, follow the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards program on Facebook at www.facebook.comHEBExcellenceinEducationAwards.
Congratulations to Mrs. Soto-Gonzalez, who continuously strives for excellence. You're already a winner in our hearts!
Monday, December 7, 2015
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Monday, November 30, 2015
On Thursday December 17, the City of Eagle Pass with some help from the Eagle Pass Independent School District will be hosting its fifth annual "Christmas on Main Street." From 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Eagle Pass locals and visitors are invited to the downtown area to take part in what is quickly becoming a holiday tradition. The celebration will take place throughout the entire street. Among the many festivities and performances taking place, a debut from St. Nick is sure to bring a smile to the faces of both the young and “the young at heart.”
Friday, November 20, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
High school senior student-athletes from across the country – including Eagle Pass– are signing binding national letters of intent, officially accepting athletic scholarships offered to them by a college or university. UT Arlington coach Kristie Fox announced the signing of eight freshmen that will join the Mavericks in the 2017 season which include Mel Mendoza.
Mendoza was awarded the Eagle Excellence Award in 2014-15 at Eagle Pass High School. The middle infielder is a member of National Honor Society and played travel ball for the Texas Bombers Gold Elite. Mendoza is the younger sister to Sandra Mendoza, who enjoyed a stellar freshman campaign as part of the Maverick softball team in 2015.
Melanie Mendoza, will be following in the footsteps of a family legacy… to play ball at the collegiate level. “Mel” the daughter of Reynold and Tinna Mendoza is the 2nd base, 2nd year, 1st team, All District Player for the Mighty Eagle Softball Team. She is a four year letterman and Captain to her teammates. She is described by Coach Oscar Ruiz as, a great student athlete, role model and friend to those around her.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
All Perfecto Mancha students had the opportunity to learn about various careers throughout the morning. Students were actively engaged in many activities including CPR lessons and music sessions. Everyone had a great time and learned a lot about different types of careers to be had. A huge congratulations goes out to the entire staff at Mancha for putting together a very elaborate event.
Maverick County citizens will certainly have some fine future leaders coming from Perfecto Mancha Elementary.
Friday, November 13, 2015
- Arrange bin placement location(s) with your school.
- Make signs as to what goes in which bin.
- Make flyers and posters to hang around school
- Make an announcement to the student body
- Give a speech or presentation during a school assembly
- Write an article for your school newspaper
- Sponsor a recycling contest and offer a prize to those who collect the most.
- Talk to relevant clubs at your
school (service or environmental)
The students of EPJ feel really strong and motivated about this topic so they decided to design T-shirts, they also made banners and posters rewarding recycling, and they came up with a pledge that benefits the entire campus.
EPJH students will have a presentation for their teachers on December 18th of 2015. EPJH students are extremely excited because they are going to be able to attend a city counseling hearing rewarding the recycle of plastic bags. EPJH is ready to make a change…..ARE YOU?
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
Ray H Darr has partnered with KINL/KEPS and they have selected /"hired" Radio DJ's and News Directors for the new school radio station which will be called KMAV. The new hires took a tour of KINL/KEPS last week and were a part of the morning show.
Friday, November 6, 2015
With that said---We are very excited to showcase your teams accomplishments of this past month of October. In order to do that WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please ask your students, parents or anyone with footage to send them our way through #YourShotsMatter campaign.
Congratulations to the Eagle Pass Education Foundation (EPEF) grant recipients. The grants are part of the EPEF's annual program, in which proposals for innovative classroom programs are selected to receive funding through a competitive process. The non-profit organization formed in 2011, recognizes educators’ efforts to fund innovation. EPEF received double the amount of applications this year, a testament both to its continued growth and the needs of Eagle Pass Schools. All of the funding requests were compelling and worthy of attention, which made the selection process that much more challenging. Those chosen represent EPEF’s best efforts to fund a broad range of innovative student experiences.
The Eagle Pass Education Foundation is run by a volunteer board working to support the EPISD by advocating for excellence in education, connecting schools and our community, and supporting students and teachers. They are committed to making these kinds of grants and continue to increase both the numbers and funding amounts of grants as the foundation grows. Each of the classrooms visited by the EPISD Prize Patrol can be seen on this link: https://www.facebook.com/Eagle-Pass-Independent-School-District-587739677909341/?ref=hl
A special "thank you" to all the applicants for submitting their projects for approval. These applicants demonstrated enthusiasm in improving their students learning achievement.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
As Education and Outreach Officer she will be running their social media sites and hosting live ship to shore interactions with classrooms around the world.
This year she is eager to share this experience with teachers and students at a campus level. Participants will get to see what life is like on a ship and they will get to view what scientists are doing live on the ship. A session lasts up to 45 minutes and can be tailored to your interest and grade level. In order to do this you will need to contact your administrator sign up for an interaction with Expedition 359.
Ask your campus principal about a live ship to shore interaction with the students at your school! Learn more about the JOIDES on their main webpage www.joidesresolution.org.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Theater students from C.C. Winn High
School visited Ray Darr Elementary on Tuesday October 27, 2015 for a
“Ghoulishly Good Time!” The Winn Theater group read Halloween storybooks
for all grade levels throughout the day. The students enjoyed hearing
stories that were reenacted with drama "oozing" from each
Librarian Rosa Leticia Flores had the pleasure of hosting the Theater Arts I students along with Director Mr. Adolfo Flores Jr. at Ray H. Darr library. The Readers icluded Franky Chavarria, Ana Laura De La Garza, Mariah Longoria, Anahi Zermaeno, David Modlin, Stephanie Avila, Viviana Venegas, Victor Solis, Karenny Sepulveda, Josiah Alfaro, Zaira Sanchez, Esmeralda Ontiveros.
|C.C. Winn High School performed theatric storytelling at Ray H. Darr Elementary|
- The EPHS Student Council would like to invite the entire community to attend on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at the Maverick County Lake.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Red Ribbon rallies are held across the nation during the month of October, as a reminder of the constant dangers of drugs and where all in attendance make a drug-free pledge.