Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

The C. C. Winn Life Skills Club will be having an appreciation night at Peter Piper Pizza on Thursday April 2nd between 4- 10pm.  They NEED your help, by printing out this flyer and presenting it at the register,  you will be helping out our special kids with 15% of your total purchase.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sam Houston Workshop

On Saturday, March 21st Sam Houston Elementary hosted a staff development session on Science with Labs and Reading Connections.  These lessons and presentations were prepared by the following science teachers:

Many of the Sam Houston teachers attended this very important workshop, and a cordial invitation was extended to the South Side elementary schools; teachers from all schools invited participated.
The presenters shared lessons, labs, demos, reading connections, materials lists, resources, web sites, etc. with the teachers.  The goal was to provide the resources, tools, and lessons to facilitate the delivery of instruction for Science and how to incorporate other subject areas such as writing, reading, mathematics, history, including technology integration.
A special thank you to the following for their assistance with this project:
Jaime Gloria, Science & Social Studies Director
Randy Laurence, Science Teacher at C.C. Winn HS
South Side Principals
Mr. Vale Moreno, EPHS Principal
Ms. Vera Sumpter, Memorial Principal

Monday, March 23, 2015

March Teacher of the Month - Annabella Barrow

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. Annabella Barrow of C.C. Winn High School, has been selected as the “Teacher of the Month” for March 2015.  Mrs. Barrow is an interactive, engaging, creative, and highly involved Art teacher.  Students that perform marginally in other classes are exceeding their own expectations in her classroom. The energy level she maintains is one of the many reasons her students are motivated to learn.  Mrs. Barrow is constantly encouraging her students to exceed the standards regarding art projects in her classroom and personal goals outside the classroom.  Her energized teaching and constant encouragement is a testimony to the educational experience her students receive. Mrs. Barrow embodies the profession of teaching.  The key to her continued success and student achievement is the ability she possesses to transmit her passion for teaching to all she encounters.  It is evident in her style of teaching, that education is not only about content instruction; it is about encouraging kids and enlightening them to seek out knowledge to become lifelong learners.  Mrs. Barrow excels with the education of all students by promoting an environment that nourishes the potential that lies beneath every student.  It is because of these traits and characteristics she has been  awarded the title of "Teacher of the Month."

A segment will appear on iVision throughout the month of March detailing many more accomplishments of Mrs. Annabella Barrow.  This month she will also appear on community media, news publications and the EPISD website throughout March 2015.

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.

This month we would like to thank our sponsors, HEB, Ancira Ford – Eagle Pass and Ashley Furniture.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH the T.O.M segment on iVision

May 16, 2015 - Frontera Film Festival

C.C. Winn One Act play invites community to performance

C.C. Winn's UIL one act play cast and crew will be presenting scenes from "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams on Wednesday (March 25) at the EPISD Fine Arts Complex at the SAC.  

A Streetcar Named Desire was written in 1947 by Tennessee Williams.  A play  deals with a culture clash between two symbolic characters, Blanche DuBois, a pretentious, fading relic of the Old South, and Stanley Kowalski, a rising member of the industrial, urban immigrant class.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the play begins promptly at 7 p.m. 
There is no admission fee.
Message from Winn HS Teacher and OAP Director Adolfo Flores Jr
"In past years, when we competed in Laredo, the schools over there always filled up their auditorium and we always felt that their applause and even standing ovations influenced the judges.  So, we really need a full audience and I think the teachers of our actors and the staff at C.C. Winn would help us a lot.  Please try to join us and lend us your support.  Thank you."

Friday, March 20, 2015

Special Guests - Gypsy MC and Eagle Riders MC at H.B.G

Yesterday, March 19, was Spring Literacy Night at Henry B. Gonzalez (HBG).  The event was used to promote and cultivate student reading habits, promote parent involvement, and create a POSITIVE school climate.

This year HBG elementary students were visited by a very special group of guests.  Members of the Gypsy MC and Eagle Rider MC were special guest readers for the students. They also talked about the importance of reading, and focused on the need of a good education.  As expected many of the special guests rode to the event on their steel horses to show them off and to provide memorable moments for the students of HBG.

The bikers along with the teachers of HBG and support staff ensured it was an unforgettable night that was a complete success.

Huge thanks to the members of both the Gypsy MC and Eagle Riders MC for sharing their time and emphasizing the importance of reading with the students of HBG!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lady Eagle TRIO

Three Lady Eagles from Eagle Pass High School were recognized during the March EPISD School Board Meeting, held March 17, at the Deluna Center located on 649 Webster Street.

The Volley Ball trio from EPHS we nominated and awarded  2014-2015 Volleyball Academic All-State Team by the Texas Girls Coaches Association:

Congratulations to Sophia Gomez, Linda Hesles & Sierra McGehee

To be nominated for Academic All-State, a student must be:
·         An athlete in good standing with the team and Of good moral character
·         She or he must be a senior
·         Have an overall grade point average of 92 or above 
We wish this outstanding trio of young ladies the best of luck in their future endeavors.  From the EPISD we congratulate them, their families, and the EPHS.  Go Fourth and conquer ladies!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

EPISD Maintenance Update

The Eagle Pass Independent School District (EPISD) recently received an allegation from an anonymous source detailing the potential misuse of EPISD property and time within the Maintenance Department.  
EPISD addresses all allegations seriously and investigates all matters accordingly. EPISD conducted the following tasks, regarding the recent anonymous allegation:  
  • On March 6, 2015Officer Jose Ramos of the EPISD Police Department with the assistance of Maintenance Director, Pedro Felan, conducted a full investigation of the Maintenance Department.  The investigation resulted in negative findings for misuse of equipment and employee time.
  • An inventory audit was conducted within the maintenance department which resulted with all equipment and property being accounted for.  
The EPISD is furthering its investigation, but at this moment has deemed the anonymous allegations received towards the EPISD Maintenance Department to be false and baseless without merit. 
If anyone has information that would be useful and assistance the investigation, please contact the EPISD Police Department at 830-773-5181.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Sophia Gomez, Linda Hesles & Sierra McGehee
2014-2015 Volleyball Academic All-State

Congratulations to this outstanding trio!  They will be recognized for their accomplishments this Tuesday, March 17, at the monthly EPISD Board Meeting. Way to go Ladies!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Up Coming Events

March 2 Read Across America Day

Texas Independence Day

TAKS Exit Level ELA


March 2-5 G/T Testing Window

March 3 TAKS Exit Level Math

Teacher of the Month Nominations Due

March 4 TAKS Exit Level Science

March 5 TAKS Exit Level Social Studies

SIOP & Gmail Instructional Strategies

for CTE Teachers 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. @

FCRTC Room #131

March 6 G/T Tests Due @ DSC

April Budget Amendment Due Date

March 8 Daylight Saving Time Begins

March 9-13



March 16- 20

1st-12th Campus Based 3rd Nine Weeks

Testing Window

March 16–April 8

TELPAS Assessment Window

March 17 Saint Patrick’s Day

Board Meeting

March 18 Migrant Districtwide PAC Meeting 5:30

p.m. @ Parent Education Center

March 19 Principals’ Meeting @ De Luna 8:00 a.m.

Pearlized Math Training Group A 1st

Grade teachers from Cerna, Benavides,

Darr, Gallego, Glass, Gonzalez & Liberty

@ DSC Board Room 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

March 20 Pearlized Math Training Group A 1st

Grade teachers from Graves, Kirchner,

Lee, Mancha, Rosita Valley, RVLA, San

Luis & Seco Mines @ DSC Board Room

8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

March 27 Scholars of the Month Nominations Due

End of the 3rd Nine Weeks

Early Dismissal for students

Staff Development for teachers

March 30 STAAR Assessment:

4th Writing Day 1

7th Writing Day 1

English I

March 31 Cesar Chavez Day

STAAR Assessment:

4th Writing Day 2

5th Reading

7th Writing Day 2

8th Reading

Attention all EPHS Seniors

Monday, March 2, 2015

Happy Texas Independence Day, Y'all!

Happy Birthday, Texas!

On this day in 1836, Texas broke away from Mexico and became a republic.

On March 1, 1836, delegates from the 17 Mexican municipalities and the Pecan Point settlement met at Washington-on-the-Brazos to discuss independence from Mexico. Washington-on-the-Brazos became the 'birthplace' of Texas.