Friday, September 30, 2016

World Day of Bullying Prevention

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Blue Shirt Day

World Day of Bullying Prevention

On the first Monday of every October
we’re asking kids, teens and adults to participate in
by wearing a BLUE SHIRT.
It's a time when we ask everyone to wear a BLUE SHIRT and
join us in solidarity to stop bullying and cyberbullying on
the first Monday of each October.
Drive awareness of anti-bullying programs and make
the day that bullying prevention is heard around the world!

Coffee with Graves Principal

Graves Elementary Instructional Officer, Amado De la Cruz, met with very involved parents Friday, September 30th, in the morning for a Title 1 meeting. He shared plenty of information with them; the main focus was the excellent report Graves received from TEA. 
Go Tigers!!!!

Perfecto Mancha Attends TEPSA Conference

On Thursday, September 29th, Perfecto Mancha's Student Council Officers and Advisors attended a Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association Conference held at Robert E. Lee Elementary. The Mighty Mustangs would like to thank  Ms. Musquiz for including Perfecto Mancha in this event. It was an enriching experience for both officers and advisors to have had the opportunity to collaborate with other Student Councils in our district. 
Go Mustangs!

Pictured :
Princess Torres (6th grade)
Larissa Sanchez (5th grade)
Mrs. L. Nava 
Miss A. Rodriguez 


Ray Darr is a little Fireball!

At Ray Darr Elementary, teachers really know how to make their point clear! 
Mr. Picazo is Ray Darr’s Science teacher. He does many experiments throughout the year. Recently in class he demonstrated how to enact "The Fireball". The experiment showed the students a solution. The students saw four items being mixed together to create a Fireball. They also talked about thermal energy, light energy and convection. Safety precautions were taken during this experiment.
Way to LIGHT the way Mavericks!

Graves Division II Football Takes Flight

Graves Elementary welcomed the first game of the 2016 Division II season September 28th. The Graves Tigers, also known as UTSA Roadrunners, enjoyed every minute of game-time!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Graves Gives Back

This fall season Graves Elementary has taken on two huge tasks!!!
They are helping EPISD'S Police Department's Fright Night Can Food Drive and also The "Fr. James C. Erving Food Pantry". All food collected by the campus will be divided evenly among these two organizations.  With only recently announcing this task students Johnny and Angel Trejo kicked off the event by being the first with 15 donated items!
Way to give back!


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Graves Reading Buddies ROCK!

Reading Buddies, created by Graves Elementary counselor Mrs. Ana Morales and Life Skills Teacher Mrs. Celia Ruan, brings together 6th grade student volunteers to share their passion for reading with the Life Skills Unit students. The students pick a book once a week and create an activity that goes along with it. They are creating long lasting friendships and making a difference in our campus and community.


Memorial Junior High Garden

Memorial Junior High's Ecology Club, along with their sponsor Mrs. Laurence, took to the school grounds this week and began set for their new campus garden. This project only happened thanks to the hard work of many people, especially Mr. Rolando Lopez and his custodial staff.
Great job MJH!

Wintergarden Women's Shelter

Fright Night Haunted Garden: Can Food Drive

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, Eagle Pass Independent School District is asking for all schools to come out and help their community.
We are asking for our schools to participate in Eagle Pass ISD Police Department’s “Fright Night Haunted Garden: A Safe Halloween”, a can food drive and haunted house. We are asking for the schools to set up a donation bin anywhere on their campus and collect cans for the month of October. Between October 24th – 26th, EPISD Police Department and iVision will come to gather cans and film your school’s effort in this great event. 
All schools participating will receive 10 District Participation Points and all donated cans will be given to Maverick County Food Pantry and Family Services.  
We encourage all schools to come out to participate and visit the Haunted House on October 28th at Walmart’s Garden Center. The event is sponsored by EPISD Police Department, Border Patrol - North Station, City of Eagle Pass Police Department, South Texas Rural Health Services, Maverick County Food Pantry and Family Services, and last but certainly not least, Walmart. 


Monday, September 26, 2016

Graves Tigers and Bears, OH MY!

Graves Elem. first graders sure enjoyed their storytelling time at the library.  Mrs. Libson, school librarian, had a fun coloring and cutting bear mask activity as an extension to the read aloud, "The New Bear In School". You could hear bear crawling sounds as the kids headed back to their rooms! 

Breast Cancer Awareness Workshop


Mancha Works to Better Campus

Saturday, September 24th, volunteers from Mancha Elementary gathered to beautify their campus. They worked together to have their campus in tip-top shape. 
Go Mustangs!

Miners Earn Big Attendance Awards

Friday, September 23rd, Seco Mines Elementary joined in the district's celebration of "Attendance Awareness Month". The Principal recognized all the students and talked about the importance of coming to school each day.  PTO President and coach aid, Riza Roman, put together a perfect attendance gift and raffled a prize among all perfect attendance students. Here are the photos on behalf of PTO president Riza Roman.

Seco Mines SHINES Light on Reading

Keeping students focus on reading is a challenge. But 3rd-grade teacher Carla Sifuentes at Seco Mines Elementary may have just found a great way to keep them focus, she calls "it Flashlight Reading". As you pass by her usually active room you may notice it may seem a bit dark but if you look carefully you can see small lights moving about. 
"Happy students enjoying reading...we call it 'flashlight reading'." said Mrs. Sifuents

Way to be innovative MINERS!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Graves Celebrates Attendance Awareness

Friday, September 23rd, Graves Elementary joined in the district's celebration of "Attendance Awareness Month". The staff congratulated students that have not been absent since school started.  All students on campus understand the importance of coming to school every day and look forward to the best incentive of all; a"great report card". 

Graves Elementary Gears up for STUCO Elections

Graves Elementary is teaching their students the importance of voting! They are running their student council elections  in full campaign mode. The students are learning how to exercise their right to vote! 
Good Luck to all the candidates and GO TIGERS!


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Graves Welcomes Fall

Graves Elementary welcomed in the Fall season with reading books that celebrate the Fall season!

CC Winn STUCO President Gives of SELF

Winn's amazing and selfless Student Council President, Pablo Garcia, took time from his busy schedule to visit his old stomping grounds Wednesday after school. He held a short workshop with Memorial Junior High Student Council officers and provided them with paperwork and examples of how Winn runs their meetings and controls their point system. Pablo served as the MJHS Stuco president both years he attended, and wants to make sure that Winn does everything they can to keep a good and open relationship with their feeder school. After all, StuCo is about promoting service, spirit and leadership.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016



In honor of September being Attendance Month, EPISD will be posting daily attendance tips for parents, students, and educators. This is a great opportunity for us all to become more aware of the benefits of coming to school!

Welcome to HB Gonzalez's HOUSE!

Henry B. Gonzalez staff ready to 'Welcome to our House" all students and parents at the Meet the Teacher night on Thursday, September 15, 2016.

EPHS Welding Student Help Band Boosters

EPHS Mr. Moses' Welding II class. They are welding 16 banner holders for the Band Booster Club. EPHS applauds their students and staff for working together for a common goal!

Local Restaurants Give Back BIG with HB Gonzalez

The students at Henry B. Gonzalez definitely had a spring in their step thanks to Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and Kentucky Fried Chicken.  These great establishments graciously gave school supplies to the students to help them in future success this school year!
Thanks Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and Kentucky Fried Chicken for your generosity with our students!

Benavides has Meet the Teacher SUCCESS

Benavides Heights Elementary had an excellent turnout at this year's Meet the Teacher Night. Parents were provided with 2 sessions where each grade level presented their information.  Thank you to the parents and Benavides staff for a successful meet and greet.  Benavides wishes to continue this great partnership between parents and staff for the success of their students.