Monday, September 28, 2015

Annual Bike Rodeo

The HOPE-K Trinational Health Council will be hosting a bike rodeo in order to promote bike safety  at the Maverick County Lake.   Agents from the US Border Patrol will be providing education on safe bike riding practices.   In addition to the safe bike riding information, free helmets provided by The Texas Medical Association’s Hard Hats for Little Heads will be given to kids who participate in the bike rodeo (kids need to bring their own bikes). 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Eagle Pass High School Beats the Odds!

On August 19, 2015 Newsweek, a premier weekly news magazine owned by IBT Media announced the results of the 2015 High School Rankings, created in collaboration with research partner Westat.

The rankings included list of “America’s Top High Schools” which identifies 500 public high schools nationwide that excel at preparing students for college by measuring factors including graduation rate, college enrollment rate, SAT and ACT scores and participation, AP/IB scores and participation, full time counselors to student ratio, dropout rate, enrollment in college courses during high school and state test scores as well as “Beating the Odds,” a list of 500 public high school ranked on all the above measures but also accounts for the effects of social inequality on education by factoring in student poverty as reflected by eligibility for free/ reduced price lunches.  

Since 2014, Newsweek has published two separate lists in an effort to address the complexities of assessing “America’s Top High Schools” when students socioeconomic backgrounds are taken into account.

We are pleased to announce that Eagle Pass High School has been ranked 333 in Newsweek’s 2015 “Beating the Odds” list.

This is a one of two prestigious awards for EPHS.   Back in in July, U.S. News & World Report announced the 2015 Best High School rankings, also highlighting Eagle Pass High School.   They were awarded a National Silver Medal, and were ranked # 201 in the state and # 2,251 in the entire nation.

Nominate Outstanding Educators for an H-E-B Excellence in Education Award

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Nominations for the awards are being accepted online through November 1, 2015.
Nominees will be sent an invitation to complete an online application, which asks for written responses about education philosophy, learning experiences and insights on key issues facing educators in Texas today. The deadline for applications is December 6, 2015.

In the School Board category, up to five public school boards may be recognized and awarded $5,000 towards the district they serve. Additionally, one or more school boards may receive a special judge’s award totaling up to $25,000 that will be announced during a recognition dinner and celebration in May 2016.

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Nominations Accepted Online Through November 1, 2015  

DEG visits EPISD

Student Motivation Specialist: David Edward Garcia has inspired tens of thousands of students with his core message: You CAN succeed regardless of your challenges. On Monday September 21st, he delivered his message to both Maverick County High Schools. His family-friendly comedy routine that has dazzled and moved audiences, from elementary schools to high schools and college campuses throughout Texas and portions of the country brought was delivered at both CC Winn HS and EPHS. 
David’s upbringing was similar to many of our students being from the border himself.  He grew up nomadic, but has strong roots in Laredo, TX.  He began traveling internationally as a teen and this early exposure to different cultures earned him many valuable insights. Along the way he became a polyglot, becoming fluent in Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian in addition to his native English. David empathizes with all students, but especially those who face life challenges because he was once considered an "at-risk student" himself before defying the odds and graduating with a bachelor's degree and then earning his Masters Degree.  His message to the students of EPISD was simply, "When you are motivated, you have the power to change and the strength to go anywhere in life you choose!" 

Friday, September 18, 2015

2015 Community Service Symposium

On Friday, September 18, EPISD staff which included counselors, service advocates,and recruiters were provided with information and awareness in reference to family support and services available within our community.  Service providers came to the EPISD Deluna Center, and presented and provided valuable information on a variety of services such as health, nutrition, housing, employment, and preschool services.
The goal of the symposium was to gain pertinent knowledge on the services in order to establish collaboration and provide families with access to services to meet their needs.  

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Glass LOVES their Grandparents!

On Monday September 14, Ms. Rosanna Rios, Glass Elementary School principal welcomed grandparents who visited the campus for a belated Grandparents Day celebration.  Administration and staff understand that grandparents play a tremendous role in the lives of their Falcon students.  Students and staff were extremely excited to see so many grandparents, and even a few from out of town drove to celebrate and create some wonderful memories with their grandchildren.   

Guests enjoyed some refreshments and a special performance from the Eagle Pass High School Mariachi Aguilas del Norte.  As the grandparents enjoyed the great music, Falcon students surprised their grandparents by walking into the event and thanking them personally for all their love and support!

Special thanks to all of the Glass Elementary staff and students for making this event such a big success.  A special thanks to Mr. Solis and his EPHS Mariachi Band. 

Monday, September 14, 2015

EPHS - Recognized at Monthly Board Meeting

On Tuesday September 8, The Eagle Pass Independent School District recognized Eagle Pass High School at the monthly school  board meeting.  EPHS has been identified as one of the Best High Schools in the state of Texas and ranked high on a national level

To produce the 2015 Best High School Rankings, U.S. News and World Report teamed up with RTI International, a global nonprofit and social science research firm out of North Carolina who implemented the U.S. News comprehensive ranking methodology.
The list is based on several components, including the performance and success of all students, not just those that are college bound.  Key components include, measurable academic outcomes that showcase the success in educating its student body across a range of performance indicators, and the degree to which high schools prepare students for college by offering a collegelevel curriculum. 

Eagle Pass High School was awarded a National Silver Medal, and was ranked # 201 in the state and # 2,251 in the entire nation.

“This is an awesome achievement and it wouldn’t have been possible without the continued commitment of our students, parents, teachers, staff, and school and district administration,” Eagle Pass High School Principal, Vale Moreno said. “Our mission is to promote academic excellence for our students, this ranking is one example of how this mission is being fulfilled daily at EPHS.,” said Moreno.

 EPISD Superintendent Gilberto Gonzalez added, “What an honor for Eagle Pass High School to earn this recognition.   We have dedicated teachers and students who are making great things happen at all of our schools within the district.  This recognition serves as a true testament to that.”

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


The Eagle Pass Eagles take to the field this THURSDAY, SEPT. 3, 2015 where they will match up against the Laredo Nixon Mustangs in a 7:00 p.m. at the Cozel Foster-Veterans Memorial Stadium in Eagle Pass, Texas 

Our Mighty Maverick Football team will play host to the Carrizo Springs Wildcats in a 7:30 p.m. non-district encounter on FRIDAY, SEPT. 4, 2015 at Cozel Foster-Veterans Memorial Stadium in EP, Texas 

The EPISD wish BOTH TEAMS the very best of luck against their opponents and invite the entire community of Eagle Pass, Texas to come out to Cozel Foster Veterans Memorial Stadium on THURSDAY AND FRIDAY night and support our teams!