Friday, December 19, 2014

Happy Friday! EPISD schools & offices will be closed for Winter Break from
December 22 - January 2.
Classes will resume Jan. 5. See you in 2015!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Results from the 2014-2015 UIL Meet


Want to see individual scores, check out all the scores from the EPISD 35th UIL District Meet

School Name Sweepstakes Points
Graves Elementary 235
Liberty Elementary 228
Glass Elementary 202.5
Ray Darr Elementary 166
Armando Cerna Elementary 149
Perfecto Mancha Elementary 126.5
Henry B. Gonzalez Elementary 105
Robert E. Lee Elementary 97
Benavides Elementary 90.5
Seco Mines Elementary 88
Rosita Valley Elementary 61.5
Sam Houston Elementary 60
Pete Gallego Elementary 44
San Luis Elementary 40
Kirchner Elementary 12
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2014-2015 Elementary UIL Sweepstakes Champs



December Teacher of the Month- Raul Zambrano

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.

Mr. Raul Zambrano, of Seco Mines Elementary School has been named the “Teacher of the Month” for December 2014.  Mr. Zambrano teaches Math and actively participates as a chairperson to his grade level.  He is also a UIL coach and an after school tutorial instructor. Within his classroom he fosters an environment which encourages all students to challenge themselves and that is certainly showcased in his assessment scores at the end of the school year.   The impact he has on his students is truly a testament to his diligent teaching practices within his subject.  Mr. Zambrano has a strong commitment to his school but above all his involvement, and dedication to his profession makes him a strong asset to our district.  Mr. Raul Zambrano is truly an asset to the students of Seco Mines.  He is a strong leader and an outstanding teacher who recognizes the importance of overall academic success within his campus.  It is for all these reasons that we are honored to designate Mr. Zambrano as the “Teacher of the Month” for December 2014.

A segment will appear on iVision throughout the month of December detailing many more accomplishments of Mr. Zambrano.  This month he will also appear on community media, news publications and the EPISD website throughout December 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, Ashley Furniture and Ancira Ford – Eagle Pass.  

ECC Lil Hero

A 5-year-old Early Childhood Center (ECC) student was recently honored by the community for saving his parents from a house fire.

The Eagle Pass Police Department along with several other community and school officials gathered on the morning of December 15, to recognize a brave young boy from Early Childhood Center (ECC) named Matheew Hernandez

EPISD and City Officials were invited to participate with the staff of ECC as they gave special recognition to Matheew Hernandez naming him "Hero for a Day."
This brave 5 year old saved his family from a fire that caused the family to lose their home and all personal belongings.  Luckily for the Hernandez family, Matthew remembered his fire safety and prevention visit to our local EPFD and alarmed his family.
Because of his quick thinking he saved his parents, little sister and grandfather.

Yesterday Matheew was declared Honorary Mayor for a Day by Mayor Ramsey English Cantu.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Mark Your Calendars!

Way to go Mav Cheer Squad!

Congratulations to this AWESOME group of girls from C.C. Winn High School!
The Maverick Cheer Squad competed this past weekend in the AMERICAN CHEER POWER CHAMPIONSHIP and placed 1st against tough competition. We would like to congratulate Winn sponsors, Angie Vasquez-Venegas and Melissa Jacquez for their hard work and dedication to the squad. Way to go girls!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Liberty Elementary Raises its Blue Ribbon Flag

On Monday, December 8, Mayor Ramsey English Cantu along with city and school board officials, visited Liberty Elementary School for a ceremony to raise the Blue Ribbon Flag.  Liberty Elementary School recently received the prestigious National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award from the U.S. Department of Education in Washington D.C. and, since then, it has been a year of celebration for the students, faculty and staff. Liberty Elementary, accepted a National Blue Ribbon Award at a ceremony this past November hosted by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for the winners.

The award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or for their progress toward significantly improving student academic achievement levels. Receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon any school, public or private. It’s a reflection of the extraordinary professional educators  who  are  at Liberty Elementary.

Congratulations to their Principal Mrs. Barcena, the students and entire staff of Liberty Elementary on their commitment to excellence!




Monday, December 1, 2014


 Classes for the Language Development Center (LDC) will resume tomorrow morning, December 2, 2014 at their regularly scheduled time of 9:00 a.m.
Water services have been restored to the campus.

Early Dismissal for LDC - December 1, 2014

A broken water line at Language Development Center has caused EPISD to send students home early Monday December 1, 2014, and cancel classes for the entire day.

Early dismissal time is 10:00 a.m. for all LDC 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.