Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Eagle Pass HEROES Special Education Transition Training

Benavides Soccer Studs

Benavides Elementary was honored to be part of a brand new sport present by the City Parks and Recreation. Benavides Division II Boys' teams, Argentina and France, participated in the inaugural season of elementary soccer. Team France took home a second place trophy! Congratulations to both Bulldog teams!

Meet the Eagles

A great time was had by all at the 2016 Meet the Eagles Night this past 
Wednesday August 24th. Eagle fans, friends, and family came together to kick off the football season. Participating in the event were the 2016 Eagle football players, EPHS Cheerleaders, Diamond Dancers, as well as EPHS Football Booster parents headed by Myrna Rodriguez, and EPHS Student Council. This was a another successful community event that brought all the fans together to wish the Eagles best of luck this football season. 

"Fish" Find Their "School" With EPHS STUCO

Eagle Pass High School's Freshmen Orientation or "Fish Camp" kicked off the 2016 - 2017 school year. Student Council's upper class men took time from their summer to plan and organize the event which took place on Friday August 12th from 9:30 am to 1 pm.The incoming 9th graders had an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the campus as well as be advised on the many aspects of being a high school student at EPHS. EPHS hopes that this orientation will help the incoming students have a more successful school year.  

StuCo would like to show deep appreciation and gratitude to our guest speakers: former EPHS StuCo member Brianna Carreon; our newest admin Mr. Luis Huerta; and our Head Counselor Mr. Luis Sifuentes for providing our Freshmen with some words of wisdom and guidance.

Many thanks to all the Freshmen that showed up, the parents who drove them to the camp, all the EPHS StuCo officers, StuCo members who participated, and Stuco sponsors. Thank you all for your support.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

EPHS Welcomes Back Staff

Eagle Pass High School Student Council welcomed their wonderful EPHS  teachers and staff with a Back to School Breakfast on Monday August 15. Teachers and staff were treated to freshly brewed coffee, delicious tacos and sweet bread as well an array of fruits, yogurts, juices, bagels & cream cheese.

EPHS StuCo wants the staff to know they are appreciated and wishes them a super awesome 2016 - 2017 school year! 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Seco Mines Wins with Border Federal Credit Union!

Each year in August, Border Federal Credit Union in Eagle Pass holds their annual Teacher  & School Administrator Appreciation Breakfast. At this event, both teachers and administrators have the opportunity to register to win a $500.00 scholarship. In addition, If the winner is a BFCU member, BFCU awarded an extra $100.00 gift card. This year, Seco Mines Elementary is excited that their very own 5th Grade teacher Mrs. E. De La Garza-Lopez was the lucky winner of $500 award plus an additional $100 for having a bank account with BFCU!
Congratulations Mrs. De la Garza - Lopez!

Sam Houston Gives BACK!

On August 18th, Sam Houston Elementary wanted to send off one of their former students, Daniel Chavarria, to Memorial Junior High in STYLE! They gifted their former Cougar with a BRAND NEW LAPTOP! Daniel was a perfect attendance and honor roll student at Sam Houston and the entire staff is very proud of him, as well as all their former 6th grade students. Sam Houston wishes all their old students the very best in their educational endeavors. 
Go Cougars! Go Mavericks!

Pictured below: Mr & Mrs Chavarria, Daniel Chavarria, Counselor S. Vasquez, and Principal A. Riojas

Friday, August 26, 2016

Memorial Gets Basket of Goodies!

Memorial Jr. High would like to send out a huge thank you to McDonald's for their very generous donation. McDonald's General Manager presented their school with a tremendous basket of goodies filled with back to school supplies. MJHS is truly touched by this kind gesture and is so thankful for McDonald's kindness and generosity. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Benavides Reaches Out

In August, Benavides Elementary went out into their community to meet their future students. They had personal meet and greets with their students and parents at their own houses. This was a great opportunity for the students, teachers, and parents to get to know one another and an overall extraordinary experience for all those involved.
Go Bulldogs!
Benavides Elementary Teachers:
4th Grade: Lyliana Gomez
4th Grade: Noe Gonzalez
6th Grade: Luisa Rodriguez
6th Grade: Maria Flores
6th Grade: Veronica Losoya

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Spirit Week!

Our next event in our district wide spirit initiative is almost here! Maverick vs Eagle week has now been turned into a week long event with opportunities for your schools to earn points! The spirit packets have all been sent out to your campuses, so please contact your administrators and counselors for more info!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Kirchner Power Back ON!

Power has been returned to Kirchner Elementary and classes will begin tomorrow, August 23rd, at the regularly scheduled time. 

Lone Star Leadership Academy Camp

   News Release

CONTACT:  Monica Hayes, Outreach Director
PHONE:  817-562-4957

Outstanding 4th-8th Grade Students Participate in 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy Camps

   One thousand one hundred forty-four outstanding 4th-8th graders participated in Education in Action’s summer 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps. Additionally, 30 student alumni returned to serve in a leadership role as youth facilitators. These young leaders were selected for the Lone Star Leadership Academy camps based on demonstrated academic success and leadership ability, an educator recommendation, and involvement in school/community activities. The participating students, representing communities across Texas, traveled to Dallas/Fort Worth (4th, 5th & 6th graders), Austin/San Antonio (5th, 6th & 7th graders), and Houston/Galveston (6th, 7th & 8thgraders) to take part in the camps. From Eagle Pass, we were lucky to have ten 6th grade students from Liberty Elementary attend either the Dallas/Forth Worth or Houston/Galveston Leadership Camp. The students representing Eagle Pass were:
  • Hannah Carreon
  • Alton Dodd
  • Kiana Esquivel
  • Kaylee Hobbs
  • Bryanna Martinez
  • Cielo Mijares
  • Rodolfo Munoz
  • Ivan Rodriguez
  • Yareni Tobias
  • Audrey Vasquez

   During the weeklong, overnight camps, these distinguished students developed leadership skills while learning about the great state of Texas. Participants experienced what they are learning in school through visits to notable and historically significant Texas sites. Venues included places such as the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza on the Dallas/Fort Worth program; the offices of participants’ state legislators at the Texas State Capitol, The Bullock Texas State History Museum, bat watching on the Lone Star Riverboat, and The Alamo on the Austin/San Antonio program; and NASA, a boat tour of Galveston Bay with a marine biologist, the San Jacinto Battleground Monument, and Moody Gardens on the Houston/Galveston program. In addition, professionals at sites visited introduced students to a wide variety of unique careers during each camp.
   The Lone Star Leadership Academy experience provides a unique opportunity for outstanding students to learn about Texas leaders and what it means to be from the Lone Star State. Participants discuss what they learn, complete problem solving and decision-making simulations, exercise creativity, and practice presentation skills in Leadership Groups. In addition, participants have fun meeting other outstanding students and making new friends while adding to their resume of academic achievements, developing leadership skills, and bringing home a wealth of information to supplement what they are learning in school.
   Education in Action is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young people to be informed and active leaders in their communities. Students involved in student government and service organizations are especially good candidates for Lone Star Leadership Academy camps. Educators are invited to nominate their outstanding 4th-8th graders for Lone Star Leadership Academy camps online at Facilitator/student ratio is one to 10 and all facilitators are Texas educators. For more information, call 817-562-4957 or visit
presented by
10200 Alta Vista Road
Keller, TX 76244


Education in Action is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young people to be informed and active leaders in their communities.

Most Spirited School Competition

    At last Friday's Back to School Convocation, we kicked off our Most Spirited School Competition. All schools came out in full force and showed everyone just what makes working at EPISD so special and because of that all schools will receive 5 POINTS. 
    Judging was tough and it was extremely difficult for the judges to name the Top 3 Schools. Below in no particular order are the Top 3 Schools from Friday's competition who will be awarded an additional 5 POINTS.


Power Outage in Quemado

Due to a power outage in Quemado, classes at Kirchner Elementary have been postponed and will begin at 10:00am.