Friday, January 30, 2015
For the past month piggy grams were sold at participating campuses throughout the district to support the students in the sale of their MCJLS animal. Each "piggy" sold helped raise $3857.00
We cant wait to help this project grow over the years.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The Maverick County Livestock Show and Sale is scheduled January 26 through January 31 at the Maverick County Show Barn, Maverick County Lake (REAR) in Eagle Pass, Texas. The event is open to the public, and there is no admission charge.
After months of preparation, hundreds of Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4H students hope their hard work with their animals will pay off, literally. Animals sold in the Maverick County Livestock Show’s auction earn money for their owners to help pay for college. In fact, last year’s Grand Champion Steer brought in $14,000, and the Reserve Grand Champion Steer sold for $5,900.
In addition to the judging in the main area, there’s always a flurry of activity in the pens as students prepare their animals for their turn in the show arena. Hundreds of parents, family members, and fellow competitors are also on hand to watch the judging and support the event.
Students whose animals “place” in the show, can sell them in the auction on Saturday morning. Last year’s sale and auction raised thousands of dollars for students and scholarships.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Maria Consuelo is a sophomore at C.C. Winn High School.
Did you miss the MCJLS Beauty Pageant?
No problem we've got you covered!
Click here http://youtu.be/pAoTxpIwOkQ?list=UUHmCMr06ffsxYvsoTjHrCiw
She has a passion for teaching and all the energy to match! Magdalena Chavez teaches 5th grade math at Seco Mines Elementary and was awarded the title Teacher of the Month for January.
Take a minute to view a our T.O.M in this months district segment!
Monday, January 26, 2015
Our Eagle Pass ISD students have been working for months in preparation for the Maverick County Junior Livestock Show competition. We are proud of their commitment to raising an animal and/or making a project. The show is open to the public, so please support this long-running EPISD tradition.
We congratulate the Lady Mavs and wish them the best of luck at their next tourney!
Friday, January 23, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Reminders to Campuses already Selling MCJLS Piggy's
The Eagle Pass Independent
School District is proud to announce that it has launched a district mobile application. The official mobile app was designed to enable
parents, staff, students and the broader community to stay informed and
up-to-date on important issues, information and activities within the
school community. The free app, which proudly displays the EPISD logo,
mascot, colors and content, can be downloaded for Apple iOS and Android.
The app was developed to provide easy, direct access to the District’s most
sought-after information in the most convenient format—the user’s mobile device.
partnership with SchoolMessenger, the leading provider of communication
solutions for education, the new app will provide families with 24/7/365 access
to calendars, lunch menus, directories, events, sports schedules and results
and more. New information feeds will continue to be made available in the
app over the coming school year.
The EPISD app offers the ability to easily access information that is frequently visited on the school district’s website. Highly secure and flexible, the school’s new app is built on a communication platform that permits the district to manage and share content easily. Key features include:
· District and school news
· “Push” notifications for the District/school to send out instant alerts to the user’s mobile device
· Sports schedules
· Cafeteria menus
· Calendar information for schools and District events, including the ability to add events from school calendars to the user’s device calendar
· School and District directories
· Links to the District’s Twitter and YouTube sites
The district first wanted to develop an app to make the resources available to parents and students who might not have Internet access at home but do have a smartphone. Although they could access the district's website from their smartphone browser, the app cuts out a step and provides the information faster and smoother.
While the app can be downloaded from iTunes or Google Play stores at this time, the District is promoting January 24, 2015, as the official launch day. The app will be promoted at the Title I Annual Parent Conference on Saturday, January 24, 2015 and on the District’s website and social media pages.
Monday, January 19, 2015
The Eagle Pass Independent School District has partnered with local businesses throughout our city to highlight the Teacher of the Month program, which honors educators who have made a difference in our community. The program recognizes outstanding kindergarten, elementary, junior high, and high school teachers in Eagle Pass, Texas.
Mrs. Magdalena Chavez, of Seco Mines Elementary, has been selected as the “Teacher of the Month” for the month of January. Mrs. Chavez is a meticulous and dedicated 5th grade math teacher. She inspires students to begin with the end in mind and to set academic goals. Her students are proactive and take responsibility of their academics and behavior, setting a great example for other students at Seco Mines. As a fifth grade teacher, she truly is team leader. Mrs. Chavez works with her team to ensure that the needs of all students are met. She deciphers test results and generates targeted lessons that allow for her students to not only pass minimal math skills, but to master advanced concepts. Her dedication to her craft can be appreciated with her continuous exceeding test results, and respect from her peers, and students. Great teachers like Magdalena challenge, motivate, and inspire. It is those characteristics that have awarded her the title of Teacher of the Month.
A teacher will be selected each month through June 2015 for a total of nine (9) 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. Additionally, each “Teacher of the Month” will receive donations from local businesses.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Congratulations to Juan Omar De Hoyos, who was a silver recipient in the Innovation and Technology category in Dallas, TX. The award ceremony took place at Southern Methodist University
Congratulations to Jose Sanchez who was also a Silver recipient in the Innovation and Technology category in Houston, TX. The award Ceremony took place at Rice University.
Entering its 16th year, the Youth Awards honor Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community for their focus in various categories including Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Healthcare, Education, and Business and Finance.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Early dismissal time is 10:00 a.m. for all MJH students. As of 10:00 a.m. EPISD busses will begin picking up students who are on campus and returning them to their homes.
EPISD plans to resume classes tomorrow morning after assurance that service will be restored to the campus.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
Mrs. Lucy Hooper, Head Coach of the EPHS Lady Eagles just announced that three of her players have made the All -State Academic Team.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
The MJH student founded "Project Blankets" this year and was able collect 90 blankets to donate to the senior citizens of Maverick Nursing Center.
This is just one example of the excellent leadership that comes from Memorial Junior High. Well done Mavericks!
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Early dismissal time is 11:00 a.m. for all Cerna students. As of 10:55 a.m. EPISD busses will begin picking up students who are on campus and returning them to their homes.
Monday, January 5, 2015
Join with me in celebrating School Board Recognition Month in January, and take a moment to express your appreciation for the volunteer efforts of school board members. Our district benefits greatly from their service.