Friday, December 16, 2016

ECC Wishes Everyone a Merry Christmas

ECC staff is very "deer" to us!

Merry Christmas!

Kennedy Hall Takes a Whack Out of Christmas

December 16th, Ms. Dobey's Kinder Bilingual Class at Kennedy Hall celebrated the holidays with a bang!
They received Build-a-Bears and had a posada with a pinata!
It was definitely something the students are to remember for years to come!

Memorial Math Project Unmasks Hidden Talent

Memorial Junior High Math teacher, Seidy Pader, had her students research famous mathematicians and present their project to the class.  
8th grader, Jazmin Davila, chose to compose a song about the famous artist and mathematician, Leonardo da Vinci. 
Here is a sample of her original lyrics:

His creativity
Was exceptional,
If I say so myself.
"Art is never finished,
only abandoned,"
He said.
And I see he understood
The true meaning of an artist.

Way to go Memorial!

Graves has a Tee-Rific Day

December 15th, Graves Elementary's PTO played Santa for the entire campus!
The Tigers were very grateful for their PTO gifts. It was a terrific time for everyone!

Benavides' Hour of Code

December 8th - 9th, Benavides Elementary's 3rd through 6th grade students participated in an event called “Hour of Code”. The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. T
his will be the 2nd year that Benavides participates in the Hour of Code. The Bulldogs had a great time participating and are looking forward to doi
ng this event every year.

Christmas Around the World with Seco Mines Elementary

1st grade students in Mrs Gonzalez room at Seco Mines Elementary learned about how Christmas is celebrated in Australia. 
They decorated their own boomerang and ate cold pudding because Australia is hot during Christmas! They even learned Santa uses kangaroos instead of reindeer in Australia! 
It was fun wearing Australian hats during this wonderful learning experience. 

EPHS Celebrates Christmas

The Christmas Spirit was definitely in the air as EPHS Student Council hosted a week of Christmas Dress Up Days! 

Monday - Santa Hat Day 

Tuesday - Reindeer Antler Day 

Wednesday - Elf Day 

Thursday - Ugly Sweater Day

Friday - Christmas Morning Pajama Day! 

Winn Collects for Nursing Home

In an act of great generosity and Holiday spirit, Ms. Rosa Gonzalez's English 1 students from CC Winn contributed to a project to help our community. The students along with Ms. Gonzalez, collected and donated blankets, socks, mittens, and scarves to the Maverick County Nursing Home. They collected over 200 items to be distributed to the residents of the nursing home for the holidays. 
Go Mavs!
Happy Holidays

Benavides Life Skills Christmas Field Trip

On December 14th, Mrs. Cantu’s Life Skills Class from Benavides Elementary took their yearly Christmas Field Trip to Cinemark and Peter Party Pizza. As you can see the students had a wonderful time going to the movies, eating pizza, and playing games. 
Merry Christmas! 

Memorial Junior High Students Carol in the Halls

On December 16th, Memorial Junior High found their hallways echoing with melodic voices throughout the entire day!
MJH students gathered around this morning to sing Christmas carols in the hallway for their classmates and staff and wish them well in this holiday season!

Graves Elementary 6th Grade Enjoy Movies

December 15th, Graves Elementary 6th graders enjoyed their Christmas field trip with a Holly Jolly trip to CINEMARK & Peter Piper Pizza!
All 6th grade Tigers & their teachers would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

EPHS Student Council Christmas Posada

On Thursday December 8, EPHS Student Council met at Peter Piper Pizza for their annual Christmas Posada. To share the Christmas spirit with the community each StuCo member brought a toy to the event. A total of 137 toys were collected and donated to the Battered Women's Shelter. The shelter will have a Christmas Party on December 20th for all the children that currently reside there.
Way to go Eagles!

Christmas Angels Bless Ray Darr Elementary

'Tis the season for giving!
Ray Darr students enjoyed their last day of classes before the holidays as they received Christmas Angel gifts on December 16th. 
The Mavericks would like to thank Darr Staff, Central Office employees, and community members who donated for this beautiful cause. 

Benavides Help Police Department with Gift Wrap

Benavides Elementary hosted a gift wrapping event on December 13th to help our local Police Department wrap gifts for children in our community.
As always, the Bulldogs were excited to help because they believe It’s always a pleasure to spread love and joy throughout our community.
Merry Christmas from Benavides Elementary!

Cerna Stallions Compare Literature to Reality

Armando Cerna Elementary 3rd grade students and teachers enjoyed a K-9 presentation.  
This was an enrichment presentation for a 3rd grade reading lesson/story that detailed comparing and contrasting literature to real world experience.
Way to always go above and beyond for your students Stallions!

Winn Feels the Joy

CCWinn Student Council and National Honor Society "Feel the Joy" of helping the less fortunate during this holiday season. 
Student Council and NHS members collected juices, cookies, and canned goods to donate to the Maverick County Food Pantry. 
Thank you and happy holidays to all those who contributed for a better holiday season for everyone!

Merry Christmas from EPISD Autism Class

EPISD's Autism Classroom at Kennedy Hall wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas! 

Graves Surprises Cafeteria Staff

Christmas definitely came early to Graves Elementary on December 16th! The Tiger staff spread a little Christmas cheer by surprising their awesome cafeteria staff with Christmas gifts!
Way to go Tigers!

Benavides TTM Pizza Party Winner

All 3rd through 6th Grade students are enrolled in the program called Think Through Math. It is a program they work on primarily during school time at the computer lab but they are able to work from home as well. Classroom goals can be set for each class and when a goal is reached that class is awarded with the particular goal that was set. On December 14th, Mrs. Reyes’ 3rd Grade Class was the first at Benavides Elementary to earn their classroom goal $50 Pizza Hut E-Gift Card.
 Congratulations to Mrs. Reyes’ 3rd Grade Class! 
Keep up the good work! 
Go Bulldogs!

Benavides Staff Enjoy Christmas Posada

This year Benavides Elementary's Staff had their Annual Christmas Posada at La Parrilla de San Miguel. Staff that was in attendance participated in a white elephant gift exchange. It’s a party game where white elephant gifts are exchanged during festivities. The goal of a white elephant exchange is usually to entertain rather than to gain. Everyone enjoyed each other’s company and had lots of fun.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

MJH Harvests Garden

Wednesday December 14th, Memorial Junior High Ecology Club harvested the vegetables from their campus garden and shared them with their awesome custodial staff to thank them for all of their help getting the garden together! 
They are always there when they need them!

Kennedy Hall & EPJ Equal Christmas Angels

Wednesday, December 14th, Eagle Pass Junior High Student Council's Christmas Angels made a special trip over to Kennedy Hall. The visit put all the Hawks and Eagles in the spirit for the holidays!
Kennedy would like to thank EPJ Student Council Co-Sponsors Yoli Garcia, Idalia Mata, Gloria Morales, and Patricia Pete Rodrigues, as well as Principal Mario Escobar for making this visit possible!

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital MATH-A-THON

Benavides Heights Elementary Student Council seeks to promote the importance of civic responsibility and community service among its members.  On October 31, 2016, Student Council launched its annual MATH-A-THON campaign to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.  The MATH-A-THON recently came to a close on December 7th and the members were able to raise a total of $426 to benefit St. Jude’s Hospital.  Four students were recognized for raising more than $50 toward this worthy cause.  

The students are as follows:  
Reyden Vivan

Gonzalo Mata

Perla Mata

Jacqueline Hernandez-Rios.

Benavides Participates in Boxes for Boots

The Christmas Season is a time for family, as well as a time to reflect on our lives, and to be grateful for our health, well-being, and so much more.  Benavides Elementary's Student Council decided to take on a giving project for the month of December.  Students were asked to bring in donations for the Boxes for Boots Program, which is spearheaded by Mrs. Annette Mata and other military moms.  Boxes for Boots is a program that sends care packages to young men and women who are serving in the Armed Forces abroad, and are unable to spend Christmas with their families.  A total of $110 was raised by the Benavides Elementary Student Council for this worthy cause.
Way to go Bulldogs!

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Skills USA Cosmetology Put Their Christmas Skills To Work

On December 9th, Skills USA Cosmetology Angels worked hard and contributed their time and energy to collect gifts for our community. The joint efforts from both the CC Winn and EPHS students were apparent, as they were able to distribute gifts to over 12 schools!

Cosmetology Instructor, Ms. Alatorre, along with the students would like to thank everyone who helped make this possible.