Thursday, January 30, 2014

Together Everyone Achieves More

23rd Annual Partners in Education
Parent Conference
C.C. Winn High School
Saturday, February 8, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 Keynote Speaker:

Winn WOWs Again in Round Rock

C.C. Winn High School debate team members won big at this year’s Round Rock UIL Speech & Debate Tournament, earning 1st, 2nd place trophies. The event was hosted by Round Rock High School on Saturday, January 25. 

Winn Student Juan Guerra placed gold earning a 1st place trophy in LD Debate.  Teammates Adrian Gonzalez and Issac Turrabiate came in second place, earning a trophy in Novice CX Debate.

CONGRATULATIONS to the entire C.C. Winn UIL Speech and Debate team, led by Randy Laurence and Phyllis Laurence.

C.C. Winn will have “Financial Aid Night”

C.C. Winn High School will host “Financial Aid Night” to help students and parents apply for college financial aid. The event will take place at the C.C. Winn College Lab on February 19, 2014 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm The event are free and open to all students from C.C. Winn High School. Parents and students are encouraged to attend.

One-on-one assistance will be available. Parents are asked to bring in the following items:

·         2013 Income tax return

·         Parent’s birthdates

·         Date of marriage month and year (Date applies for all situations-separated, divorced, widowed)

The Financial Aid Night initiative offers free one-on-one help to students and parents completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) forms for college financial aid. C.C. Winn’s trained financial aid expert Mrs. Maria Luisa Uriegas offers assistance in English and Spanish, as well as information on scholarship applications.

In order to receive any type of funding, students must complete a financial aid application. The sooner students apply for financial aid, the more money they are likely to receive. Every year, aid-eligible students who think they might not qualify miss out on financial aid by simply not applying.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

2013-2014 Volleyball Academic All-State Team

The following group of Lady Eagles have been selected as members of the 2013-2014 Volleyball Academic All-State Team by the Texas Girls Coaches Association:
Jaime Donley, Amanda Gonzalez, Amanda Grebenok, Camille Pina, Victoria Torralba, Clarissa Valdez, and Karina Yebra.
They are an outstanding group of young ladies and we are very proud of them. 

Weather Update - Wednesday, Jan 29

Wednesday January 29, Weather Update 

Schools and offices will be opened today. 

Classes will begin as regularly scheduled!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Good Luck Seco Mines

We want to congratulate and wish luck to Andrew Medina and Emily De Hoyos.  They were both asked to participate in the Eagle Pass Jr. High District UIL meet Saturday, January 25. 
Andrew will be part of the Maps, Charts, and Graphs team and Emily will be a part of the Oral Reading team.  Good luck Andrew and Emily! 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Do you have questions reguarding the Inclement Weather?

As per Superintendent Gonzalez, any decision regarding inclement weather will not be made until tomorrow, Friday, January 24, 2014 after 6:00 a.m. via iVision, EPISD Website, KEPS/KINL, and La Rancherita

As of now, classes continue at their regular hours.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Latest Headlines From EPISD

With inclement weather expected later this week it is important to stay connected to the latest school information.

 EPISD will post any delay of classes or buses or any cancellations on this page.

Stay Informed and Connected.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Gulf Coast Classic Girl Soccer Tournament

The Lady Mavericks of  Winn High are beginning to see true success this season. 
The  team reigned victorious at the Gulf Coast Classic Girl Soccer Tournament that took place on January 19-20 in Corpus Christi, Texas. They were awarded 1st place in the copper division. 
Alexandra Bass was named MVP of the tournament  for scoring crucial points and making huge blocks in order to win several games throughout the tourney.
This year the Lady Mavs girls’ soccer team has made tremendous progress. This team has accomplished many of the goals they had set at the beginning of this year’s season. Led by head coach Abel De los Santos, many of the girls have been working extremely hard to get the recognition and the support they need from the community. After a few upsets the Lady Mavs began working harder than ever to improve themselves and to better their game.
Congratulations to all of their efforts and may they continue to have a successful season.

C.C. Winn H.S. Football Academic All State Team

 Congratulations to the C.C. Winn Varsity Football Team. Three team members were selected as 1st team and 2nd team recipients for Academic All-State Football Honors. The awards were announced by the Academic All-State Committee of the Texas High School Football Coaches Association. To even be nominated for Academic All-State, a student must be of good moral character and overall have a grade point average of 92 or above.

When reviewing the nominations, each student’s GPA, class rank, SAT and or ACT score is also reviewed. The students receive points based on each of the criteria. The total number of points they receive determines which team they are placed on.
The Academic All-State Athletes are, 1st Team-Rodolfo Lara and 2nd Team - Steven Garcia  and Esai Fuentes.

 Congratulations to the Mighty Maverick Football teams on excelling on and off the field.  

Monday, January 20, 2014

School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month in Texas, and we join districts across the state in saluting the tremendous contributions our elected Boards of Trustees make in our communities. Thank you to Eagle Pass ISD School Board.

EPISD Teacher of the Month

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. Margie Diego, a fifth grade science teacher at Seco Mines Elementary, is the “Teacher of the Month” for January 2014. Mrs. Diego has spent her entire teaching career at Seco Mines Elementary and has taught multiple subjects and grade levels. She personifies the definition of an excellent educator. She has a creative, relevant and hands-on approach to teaching difficult concepts and skills. It this method of teaching that keeps her students engaged and motivated. Mrs. Diego demonstrates passion, commitment and professionalism every day in all that she does. She creates engaging learning experiences for students and helps them reach their full potential.  Great teachers like Mrs. Diego challenge, motivate, and inspire. It is those characteristics that have awarded her the title of Teacher of the Month.

A segment will appear on iVision throughout the month of January detailing many more accomplishments of Mrs. Diego. This month she will also appear on our community media, news publications and the EPISD website throughout January 2014.
A teacher will be selected each month through June 2014 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, Wal-Mart, Chili’s and Ancira Ford – Eagle Pass.

Let's Go Green

Congratulations to the Eagle Pass Student Advisory Committe who was recognized at the last school board meeting. They were awarded the MRGDC/REGIONAL SOLID WASTE GRANT for their GO GREEN CONCEPT on January 14th, 2014. 

Alexander High School UIL "Set A" Invitational Academic Meet

On Saturday, January 10-11, 2014, the C.C. Winn High School UIL Computer Science team traveled to Laredo, Texas to compete in the Alexander High School UIL Set A Academic Invitational Meet. The computer Science contest challenges students to study a broad range of areas in computer science and has both an individual and team component. Competition consists of a 45-minute written exam and a two-hour hands-on programming contest for teams. C.C. Winn competed against 7 other schools in the programming contest and against 21 other competitors in the individual written test.

Individual results are as followed:

  • Jesus Vasquez -               1st Place
  • Jose Pedro Jimenez -    3rd Place
  • Alan Reyes Rodriguez - 4th Place

The C.C. Winn High School UIL Computer Science Team, coached by Jose Jimenez, also took home a 1st Place Team award.

A round of applause is in order for all the C.C. Winn High School UIL competitors and coaches on a job well done.

Alexander High School UIL "Set A" Invitational Academic Meet

The UIL Journalism team led by Dionni Olivares, competed on January 11, at the UIL Academic Meet in Laredo, Texas.

The competition  consists of 4 different hour long writing events. Each student can compete in each category for individual awards, and then all points are added together to equal a team score.

As an entire team made up of 8 students, they ranked 1st amongst 14 schools that competed and received a plaque.

Individually, Ariana Gomez swept the competition and won first place in editorial writing, 2nd in feature writing, 3rd in headline writing and 4th in news while Sofia Casa placed 4th in headline writing. Freshman newcomer Valeria Sornia earned a 5th place in Newswriting.

Alexander High School UIL "Set A" Invitational Academic Meet

On January 11, 2014, Herminia Cruz , Alberto Hernandez, Juan De Hoyos and Bethzaida Navarro competed against 42 other contestants in an 1 1/2 hour examination for UIL Social Studies in Laredo, Texas. The test was over Australia and the islands of Oceania.

Juan finished in the top 8 out of 46 contestants.

Alberto finished 3rd

Herminia finished 1st

The entire team placed 1st out of the twelve that competed!

Congratulations team!

Blanco 17th Annual Speech and Debate Tournament

On Saturday January 11, 2014, the cross examination debate team traveled to Blanco, Texas to compete in the 17th Annual Debate Tournament.  The team that includes Adrian Gonzalez and Issac Turrubiate placed 2nd out of 20 teams in Blanco, Texas. The entire team consists of the following members: Juan Guerra, Salvador Villagomez, Paola Garcia-Zuazua, Rodrigo Borrego, Adrian Gonzalez, and Issac Turrubiate.

The competition included four rounds of preliminaries in which the sophomore team went 3-1. The top four teams were selected to advance to finals; it should be noted that three of the teams were 4-0, and Gonzalez - Turrubiate were ranked over the teams with individual speaker points. They won their semi-final rounds and advanced to the final round against a team from Mason High School. They lost that round and placed second. This was only Gonzalez -Turrubiate's second tournament on the topic Economic Engagement with Latin America. 

Congratulations to the entire team and sponsors Randy and Phyllis Laurence and Ale Martinez.