Wednesday, January 27, 2016


At the January, 2016 board  meeting, the EPISD School Board approved the hiring of Mr. John Mack Cox as the new Principal of Eagle Pass High School and Ms. Veronica Chacon as the new Principal of Maude Mae Kirchner Elementary School.

Below is information on Mr. Cox and Ms. Chacon:

Mr. John Mack Cox
Mr. Cox returns to EPISD from the Uvalde School District, where he has been serving as the Vice Principal at Uvalde High School and Principal for the district’s DAEP facility for the past two years.  Prior to that, Mr. Cox served EPISD as a High School science teacher for ten years and as assistant principal at Eagle Pass High School for seven years and at central office as the Director of the EPISD Science program for two years.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in School Administration.  Mr. Cox’s past experience and twenty one years in increasingly responsible positions has prepared him for the role of Principal of Eagle Pass High School.  

Mr. Cox is well-versed in fostering a positive school climate and relationships with parents and the community.  His genuine concern for student well-being has garnered trust from both students and parents.  He interacts with students in a firm, fair, considerate, and consistent manner, and his relationships with staff, students, and parents are marked by mutual respect. 

 “I am honored to have been chosen as Principal of EPHS and will continue to work with this amazing staff to promote the tradition of success we currently enjoy, “commented Mr. Cox.  "I will look to innovate and collaboratively create even more opportunities for our students to excel because our community deserves nothing less.”

Ms. Veronica Chacon
Ms. Chacon has 20 years of working experience with the Eagle Pass Independent School District.  She began her employment as a paraprofessional in the Business and Finance Department while completing her Bachelor’s Degree.  In addition to her teaching position of nine years, Ms. Chacon most recently has been and Instructional Officer for the past seven years at Rosita Valley Literacy Academy.  During her term as instructional Officer, Ms. Chacon has demonstrated her ability to be a consistent, flexible, and collaborative leader and has continuously provided support for teachers. 

Ms. Chacon is well-versed in addressing elementary school students’ academic, physical, and emotional needs.  She collaborates with her peers to develop realistic and achievable goals for students, communicating information to students and their families in a positive, clear, and articulate manner.  

“I’m truly grateful to be hired for this position and looking forward to provide the best educational program for the students, “commented Ms. Chacon.  “My greatest initiative is to provide leadership to build a positive learning environment.  I am very excited to be a part of the Kirchner family and to work closely with everyone to embrace the vision of EXCELLENCE.”

 “On behalf of the EPISD School Board, I would like to extend warm congratulations.   Both of these individuals are highly respected and effective administrators,” commented Superintendent Gilberto Gonzalez. “The District is fortunate to have them as part of its leadership team!”

Monday, January 25, 2016

Girls Golfin' Great!

C.C. Winn Girls just got first place at the Nixon Invitational Golf Tournament in Laredo, Texas!

Congratulations on behalf of EPISD.  
Hard work pays off!!!!

Y'all c'mon out....let's support our kiddos!!!


Maverick County Junior Livestock Show Queen 
Miss Alexis De la Garza 
Alexis is a Senior at Eagle Pass High School

Monday, January 18, 2016

U.I.L- Congratulations to All of Our Schools

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

“The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society.”
Martin Luther King, Jr., The Purpose of Education

Friday, January 15, 2016

Tutorial Program at EPHS

Eagle Pass High School
Extended Learning Opportunity Program

After School Schedule
Days: Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday
Time: 4:15 P.M. - 5:15 P.M.
v Make-up 1st & 2nd Nine Weeks
v Problems with a subject? Tutorial Available
v Prepare for the EOC and TAKS Exams
v Earn Credit Appeal Time


Take Advantage of this Program!!!
It is provided to you at no charge!
Snacks are made available every day!

Visit with your Counselor ASAP

Go Forth and Conquer!

Thursday, January 14, 2016


25th Annual Partners in Education
Parent Conference

C.C. Winn High School
Saturday, January 23, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 Keynote Speaker:

Join us Saturday, January 23, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at CC Winn High School for a free parenting conference. It is a great opportunity for District parents of children from elementary through high school to obtain relevant parenting information. There will be keynote presenters and a variety of  workshops. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Congratulations Kristina Hernandez

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. Kristina Hernandez, of Memorial Junior High has been selected as the “Teacher of the Month” for January 2016.  Her highly effective, caring, and enthusiastic attitude personify what it is to be an excellent educator.  Kristina is described by peers as being “passionate about education” and “compassionate towards her students.” Her dedication to her class and to her students is apparent the moment her student’s receive an enthusiastic “Hello!” as they enter the class all the way until they hear her say “have a nice day kiddos!”  The simple fact that she maintains this uplifting and enthusiastic mood throughout the day and within her class instruction is the true magic in her teaching.  Her students forget they are learning with her fun innovative lessons and the learning just happens automatically.  Her inherent passion towards her chosen profession as an educator SHINES through her personality, and that is how she makes concepts and skills come to life.  When she isn’t teaching her classes, you can find Mrs. Hernandez helping her fellow teachers.  Rookies and veteran educators alike, Mrs. Hernandez is always willing to lend a hand.  
This ELA-Co Department Chair is a true advocate for student success and well-being.  Great teachers like Kristina excite, 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. Hernandez.  This month she will also appear on community media, news publications and the EPISD website throughout January 2016.  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 innovative programs and 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.

Each T.O.M is receiving a “V.I.T (Very Important Teacher) Parking Pass”, a jean voucher for a month, 20 free meals at the Campus CafĂ©, and Class Cash to purchase class room supplies. Additionally, each “Teacher of the Month” will receive donations from local businesses.  Thank You Ancira Ford–Eagle Pass, Ashley Furniture, and Bath and Body Works.        


Monday, January 11, 2016

A Maverick spotted in India

C.C. WINN Student Council is extremely proud of their past President, Miss Alexia Villarreal. She continues to represent the Mavericks fabulously at The University of Texas A&M International in Laredo. Currently, Alexia is in INDIA with 4 other college students. Alexia was selected for this experience based of her amazing talent and strong writing ability. 

Congratulations to this talented young woman who continues to aim high and take the world by storm. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Meet the Ballers


WHEN: Wednesday, January 13
WHERE: C.C. Winn Gym
TIME: 6:30 pm

One of the highlights of the C.C. Winn Basketball Season - for fans and players - is this Meet the Players event!  Make plans to attend and support your favorite ball player or just come out to support ALL of these talented young individuals!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Heroes for Schools

Texas has more than 5 million students in its public schools. That is 5 million young minds from about 5 years old to about 18 years old, and our state is attracting even more. Every year, our student population increases by about 85,000 additional students.

Those impressionable young people depend on the adults in Texas to provide for them. They need shelter and food and nurturing and an education. Who will step up to see that ALL the children not just the ones in our own households have what they need in our schools?

In Texas, more than 7,200 generous people have offered to help. These are people who receive no pay for their dedicated efforts. These are people who not only volunteer but go through the process of standing up for public education. They are locally elected school board members. They are your neighbors, and they care.

These public servants donate their time and talents to ensure that ALL our children have the best public schools we can provide. These people sit through meetings, read detailed reports, listen to parents’ concerns, and do the hard work to benefit the students and the community at large. And make no mistake about it, the whole community benefits from good schools.

Each January, we pause in our regular activities to say thank you to these dedicated volunteers. We appreciate their generous sharing of time and energy on behalf of our children. Local school board members are truly heroes for our schools. Join me in celebrating School Board Recognition Month in January by expressing your support and gratitude to our school trustees. We are indebted to them.