Thursday, July 30, 2015

9th Annual Back to School Health & Social Services Fair

Thursday July 30, The Health and Human Services Commission's Colonia Initiative/and Partners, are holding a Free Health and Social Services Fair. The fair is intended to benefit the children and families of the City of Eagle Pass and Maverick County.

Representatives for the heath and human service agencies, and local community organizations will be providing, information handouts, and other health and fun activities. 

       Free school supplies will also be available while they last!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

We have Updated our WEBSITE

The Eagle Pass Independent School District is pleased to announce the release of our newly designed website.  With all the attention to detail we put into the day-to-day operations at our district, we felt it was imperative to reflect this in our website. So we've spent the last few months giving it a bit of a facelift.

What's new? Well to name a few things:
  • - It's been redesigned
  • - We've added newly social media access points.
  • - There's a new "latest news" section that will be updated daily to keep our community abreast of changes, updates, and EPISD highlights going on within our campuses.

The site is designed with a fresh new look and has user-friendly navigation, and will be updated with the latest information about our district.
We hope you will enjoy our new site!!!!

In fact take a look for your self.....

Monday, July 27, 2015

2015 EPISD Varsity Football Schedules

Anyone counting the days till EPISD Football Season? We sure are....!!!
Here's a look at our two EPISD football schedules.  With the pre season upon us and summer conditioning and weight training in full swing we are anxiously waiting to see how our boys within our district  will kick off the upcoming season.  The first varsity football games are less than 1 month from today, on August 27th!
Mark your calendars, and save your dates now to watch the Mighty Mavs and Fighting Eagles this 2015 season! 
2015 Varsity Football Schedule
Date:                                       Opponent                                           Site                      Time
August 14                                Pearsall (Scrimmage)             Pearsall                    7:00
August 21                                Del Rio (Scrimmage)               Del Rio                     7:00
August 28                                Laredo LBJ                              Eagle Pass               7:30
September 4                           Carrizo Springs                      Eagle Pass               7:30
September 11                       @Eagle Pass                                Eagle Pass                
September 18                         OPEN
September 25                      @S.A. Southside                      Southside                 7:30
October 2                               Medina Valley                         Eagle Pass               7:30
October 9                             @Uvalde                                      Uvalde                      7:30
October 16                              Laredo Cigarroa (Homecoming) Eagle Pass      7:30
October 22 (Thurs.)           @Laredo Martin                      Shirley Field            7:00
October 30                           @Laredo Nixon                         Shirley Field           7:30
November 5 (Thurs.)             Somerset                                   Eagle Pass              7:00

2015 Varsity Football Schedule

August 14                              Laredo Martin (Scrimmage)              Away               9:00
August 21                              Laredo Cigarroa (Scrimmage)          Home              7:00
August 29                              KIleen Ellison (@Converse Judson)                         7:00 pm
September 3                         Laredo Nixon                                       Home              7:00 pm
September 11                       C.C. Winn                                                  Home             7:30 pm
September 18                       John Jay (Parent’s Night                       Home             7:30 pm
September 25                       @S.A. Southwest                                   Away              7:30 pm
October 3                               OPEN
October 8                               @Laredo United South                     Away               7:00 pm
October 15                             @Laredo LBJ                                          Away              7:00 pm
October 23                             Laredo United                                      Home             7:30 pm
October 29                             @Laredo Alexander                          Away               7:00 pm
November 6                          Del Rio (Homecoming)                         Home             7:30 pm


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Sales Tax Holiday

One way that states, like Texas, help families save money during back to school shopping is to offer sales tax holidays. This "holiday" helps many of our EPISD families save on things they need for their kids heading back to school.  Supplies, clothes, and even electronics are just a few examples of items that are up for grabs.

This year’s Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 7 - 9. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.

Early Registration is just around the corner

Thursday, July 2, 2015

EPHS Ranked as One of the BEST in the State

U.S. News & World Report announced the 2015 Best High School rankings, highlighting top-performing public schools on a state and national level.  The 2015 rankings include data on thousands of public high schools.  The Eagle Pass Independent School District is pleased to announce that Eagle Pass High School has been identified as one of the Best High Schools in the state of Texas. 

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. 

U.S. News differentiates high schools with gold, silver, and bronze medals, using gold medals to indicate the greatest level of college readiness.  U.S. News and RTI International reviewed over 29,070 public schools, 1,869 high schools from Texas, of which only 451 made their rankings.

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

To be eligible for state and national ranking, a school must have been awarded a national gold or silver medal.  Of all the public high schools that were reviewed only 3% of the schools were awarded a gold medal, 10% a silver and 20% a bronze medal.   A total of 67% were not awarded at all.

“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.”