Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween EPISD

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The CC WINN Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Oct. 30, and will start at 6:30 p.m. at the San Juan Plaza.

The Pep Rally will begin right after the parade loops around to the Plaza.

Show your community SUPPORT today at the parade, and again at tomorrow's game. CC WINN Homecoming will be at the Student Activity Center 7:00p.m. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

EPHS volleyball team has qualified for the UIL state playoffs as the fourth place team from district 29-6A.

The first round playoff information is as follows:
EPHS vs. McAllen HS 
-Site of match is Laredo Martin HS (2002 San Bernardo Avenue, Laredo, Texas 78040)
-Day/Date is Tuesday, November 4, 2014
-Time is 6 PM
-Ticket prices are $4 for adults, $2 for students

Maverick Debate competes at “Tournament That Teaches”

On Saturday, October 25th, the Maverick Debate Team traveled to Burnet High School to compete in the “Tournament That Teaches”.  Twenty nine participating schools competed in seven speaking events.  Paola Garcia-Zuazua competed in Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate; Luis Contreras & Adriana Ibarra competed in Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate; the team of Adrian Gonzalez/Issac Turribate competed in Varsity Cross Examination Debate; the teams of Francisco Becerril/Alberto DeLaCruz & Eric Chavarria/Juan Ortiz competed in Novice Cross Examination Debate, and Stephanie Martinez competed in Informative Speaking.

Placing first in Novice Cross-Examination Debate was the Maverick team of Francisco Becerril and Alberto De La Cruz.  Placing third in Novice Informative Speaking was Stephanie Martinez. 
Congratulations go out to the whole team for a good performance at a very competitive event.

Maverick Speech Team

Paola Garcia-Zuazua   
Adrian Gonzalez
Issac Turrubiate
Luis Contreras
Sophomores :    
Alberto De La Cruz
Franciso Becerril
Adriana Ibarra
Eric Chavarria
Juan Ortiz
Stephanie Martinez
Coach/Drivers:  Randy & Phyllis Laurence

Monday, October 27, 2014

EPISD College Night

The annual EPISD College Night will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 6:00-8:00 pm drawing colleges and universities from across the nation.
 Hundreds of EPISD students are expected to attend the event which will be held in the Gym at C.C. Winn High School off of Foster Maldonado.

College Night is an excellent event that provides students and their parents the opportunity to become more familiar with institutions of higher education from all over Texas and the nation. Face-to-face interaction with representatives from various colleges and universities is informative for parents and a valuable experience for our students when faced with making important decisions about their future.
It allows students to plan accordingly for their future and prepare for what lies ahead.

It is suggested that students arrive early and should remember to:
  • Bring a pencil and paper
  • Decide which colleges to visit before arrival
  • Think about questions for the college representative ahead of time
  • Ask for the college representative's business card

Monday, October 20, 2014


Eagle Pass Independent School District celebrates National School Bus Safety Week on October 20-24, 2014. Schools and safety advocates throughout the Maverick County are using the week as an opportunity to highlight the importance of school bus safety. This week, The Texas Department Public Safety has been working side by side with our School District bus drivers to ensure public vigilance within our school zones. Motorists should be reminded of their important role in stopping and exercising care and patience when a school bus flashes its red lights and extends its stop arm. 

For years, school buses have provided safe access to learning for Eagle Pass school children through secure and dependable transportation to schools. School Bus Safety Week reminds students, parents and motorists of their important role in school bus safety

More than 5000 students ride the school bus in Eagle Pass, Texas each day, with more than 26 million school children transported in 480,000 school buses nationwide.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

EPISD October Teacher of the Month

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. Graciela Villalobos has been inspiring students in our District for over twenty five years. This Veteran educator was named the EPISD October “Teacher of the Month.”  Graciela began her teaching career as an instructional assistant where she worked hand and hand for over twenty years with numerous educators. Gaining experience and working with children of the district, she continued her professional educational career and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. For the last six years this “Kennedy Favorite” has been a highly requested Pre-Kindergarten teacher. She is compassionate, understanding, and loving towards all of her students and her Kennedy family.  Her style of teaching incorporates the use of technology and engaging manipulatives which stimulate little learner’s minds.  She is the perfect example of a teacher who teaches from the heart.  It is for all these reasons that she is an outstanding Teacher and the Teacher of the Month for October.   

A segment will appear on iVision throughout the month of October detailing many more accomplishments of Mrs. Villalobos.  This month he will also appear on community media, news publications and the EPISD website throughout October 2014.

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, Walmart, Chili's, and Ancira Ford – Eagle Pass

Facts YOU should know!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Red Ribbon Week

Lets Fight the Flu!

EPISD Health Services Department would like to inform everyone that October marks the official month when seasonal influenza starts.  School nursing staff
actively conducts yearly influenza-like symptoms surveillance during the flu season. They monitor all those students that present with fever of 100 degree Fahrenheit and display any flu-like symptoms such as cough, sore throat, runny nose or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches and fatigue. Those students will be sent home with the instructions not to return to school until, they are fever free without any use of medication for fever. Parents are instructed to seek medical attention if fever and symptoms persist for more than 24 hours.  All school nurses keep a log tracking the number of cases reported and on a weekly basis submits those numbers to the Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

We would like to remind everyone that good hand washing with the use of soap and water is the best way of practicing preventive measures of spreading communicable diseases.  We will continue to assess, refer, and provide instructions to students, staff, and parents as needed.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Striking Winn Silver Guard and Drumline

On Saturday, October 11, 2014  the C.C.Winn Striking Silver Guard obtained 1st place in the 5A Classification at the North Side Marching Band Festival.
C.C. Winn Thundering Band obtained 3rd place in the 5A Classification at the Harlandale Marching Festival. The Striking Silver Guard and Drumline obtained the "Best Color Guard" and "Best Drumline" Awards at the same festival.

 Congratulations the Mighty Mavericks and their accomplishments!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

EPISD Fall Festivals

EPISD Red Ribbion Campaigns

SARS PREP for 2014-2015

Eagle Pass ISD Service Advocate Recruiters attended two days of inservice in preparation for school year 2014-2015. In addition to the ESC Region 20 Migrant Program Certification Training held Thursday, September 25, they received extensive information the following day regarding an Overview of Migrant Program Duties and Responsibilities; Documentation & Evidence of Services; New Generation System and PEIMS Reports; Services for Homeless

Families/McKinney Vento; Title I, Part
A Services/Economically
Disadvantaged; Instructional Support
Services and Migrant District Wide
Pictured addressing the SARS is
Rolando Salinas, Federal Programs
Director. Assisting with the training
was Rodolfo Musquiz, Migrant
Program Coordinator, Gilberto
Sanchez, Bilingual/GT/Fine Arts
Director, Tracy Mynar-Melendrez,
Title I Evaluator, David Camarrillo,
Director for Instructional Services
and Lana Harper, Staff
Development/Parental Involvement.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Mexican American Dance Studio
*San Antonio Satellite Division  proudly presents
Registration: Saturday October 18, 2014 12:00pm-4pm
Place: Holiday Inn Hotel Express
2007 N. Veterans Blvd. Eagle Pass, Texas
Performance will be at a 2014 “SPURS” game In San Antonio Texas  
 Discounted Tickets for Family and Friends

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Senayda Saucedo recognized as Commended Student

Eagle Pass High School is proud to announce that Senayda M. Saucedo has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program .  A Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented to this scholastically talented student .

About 34,000 Commended Students along with Senayda, are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Commended students place among the top five percent of more that 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/NMSQT Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

A spokesperson for the NMSC stated that the young women and men being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success.

Students such as Senayda play a key role to the advancement of educational excellence. We congratulate her and hope that this recognition will help broaden  her educational opportunities as she strives to continue her pursuit in academic excellence.

 Photographed is our Dean of Instruction at EPHS Olivia Garcia, Senayda M. Saucedo and Principal of EPHS Vale Moreno

2014-2015 National Hispanic Recognition Program Award Recipients

Congratulations to Eagle Pass High School. Recently a group of  outstanding Eagle Pass High School students were recognized as 
2014-2015 National Hispanic Recognition Program award recipients. 

The College Board's National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP)identifies academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino High School students. Each year, the NHRP honors about 5,000 of the highest scoring students from over 250,000 Hispanic Latinos who take the PSAT/NMSQT. This year EPHS had eight recipients. 

Congratulations to Andrea Salinas, Antonio Chong, Carla Hernandez, Carlos Rodriguez, Hugo Garcia, Karina Galvan, Noemi Tinajero, Senayda Saucedo.

In order to even be considered for the distinction, the students had to meet these requirements:
  • Take the PSAT/NMSQT in October of their junior year in High School. 
  • Achieve a minimum required PSAT/NMSQT cutoff score 
  • Receive a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or Higher      
Congratulations to this terrific group of young individuals! We applaud their efforts and accomplishments and wish them a very successful senior year.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Congrats Mrs. Menchaca!

Career and Technology Education Welcomes Mrs. Angie Menchaca as the newest addition to their program.  She is now the CTE Special Population Curriculum Specialist. Mrs. Menchaca taught at EPHS for 12 years and served as the CTE Department Head for 8 years.
She will be working with CTE teachers to ensure the curriculum is implemented to enhance academic,  employability and technical skills to ensure that the CTE students become college and career ready!   

For a second time Liberty Elementary School receives National Blue Ribbon Recognition

Congratulations to Liberty Elementary!   U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan has recognized Eagle Pass Independent School District’s Liberty Elementary as an Exemplary High Performing School and National Blue Ribbon School for 2014.  This is the second time since 2008 that Liberty Elementary receives the distinguished Blue Ribbon Recognition.  

The Texas Education Agency announced the nominations of 25 Texas public schools back in February after the school completed a rigorous application process through the U.S. Department of Education.

Founded in 1982, Blue Ribbon Schools is a U.S. Department of Education program that recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels. In fact, all schools that have were nominated for the 2014 honor, were selected as exemplary high performing schools as measured by state assessments.

The National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families and our community in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content.

Secretary Duncan has invited two representatives of Liberty Elementary School to Washington, DC where they will be presented with a National Blue Ribbon plaque and flag as symbols of their recognized status.

Congratulations to Liberty Elementary and their commitment to excellence!