Friday, April 28, 2017

Super Teachers at LDC

The Pre-kinder Teachers at LDC aren't just regular teachers, they are SUPER Teachers. 
Teaching our district's little ones is a great experience and the Lil' Mav teachers make a difference every day. 
The Pre-kinder teachers don't only do this once a day, they do this twice a day! 
They will encourage , motivate and evaluate every single student in their a.m. and p.m. classes in order to make a difference. Their motto is "We will do whatever it takes to build a strong foundation!"

Pre-kinder Teachers include: Mrs. Fellows, Mrs. Segura, Mrs. Diaz, Mrs. Guadiana

#IMPACT Week Success

Thank you to all the campuses, staff, and students that participated in EPISD'S 1st Annual #IMPACT Week!
Together, we all can make an #IMPACT and stand as one against bullying!

1 Week Left in Most Spirited School Competition

There is only 1 WEEK left to collect points for your campus to be able to win EPISD'S 1st ever MOST SPIRITED SCHOOL!

Keep sending in your videos, pictures, and information to collect as many points as you can! May 5th will be the last day points will be counted!

The Top 5 schools will be announced at 12:00 p.m. on May 6th!

Good Luck and Keep up the fantastic SPIRIT!


Autism Awareness Month Weekly Fact

April is Autism Awareness Month and once a week in April, EPISD will be sharing facts and statistics to help raise awareness in our community!

Liberty Cheer Competes and Dominates at Competition

April 23rd, Liberty Elementary's Cheer Squad ventured to San Antonio, Tx for Cheer Power's Six Flags Fiesta Competition.
Like Eagles normally do, Liberty soared above the rest and came out in 1st place in both the JV and Varsity divisions.
Way to go Ladies!

Sam Houston Showers Office Staff with Love

Wednesday, April 26th, Sam Houston Elementary teachers, staff, and PTO showered their office staff with love and goodies as mementos of thanks for all they do!
Mrs. Sanchez, Mrs. Vallejo, and Mrs. Guzman are at the forefront of Sam Houston Elementary and the Cougars would not be what they are without them!

LDC Lends a Helping Hand

LDC Kinder teachers attended a STAAR Training with Mr. Negrete, Benavides Elementary Instructional Officer. They were trained to help out our elementary schools with STAAR. 
They also completed the Testing Modules and are ready for May 8th and May 9th to lend a helping hand.

LDC staff is always ready to assist in any way they can!

EPISD Crisis and Trauma Team

Eagle Pass Independent School District’s Crisis and Trauma team was recently recognized at their last meeting for their continued commitment and outstanding efforts.
The purpose of the District Crisis and Trauma team is to provide campuses with additional counseling services in the event of traumatic events. Traumatic events can cause a sort of disruption and challenge within a school system. During this time of distress it is beneficial for all those involved to process the tragedy and try to aid the school to a state of normalcy. This team is a critical component in providing a helpful direction towards the healing process.

EPISD Crisis and Trauma Team

Ms. Martha Nino: Team Leader

Ms. Ambar Gonzalez

Mrs. Armandina Mata

Mr. Fernandez Perez

Mrs. Dora Cumpian

Mrs. Kimberly Clark-Ballesteros

Mrs. Maria Soto

Mr. Isrrael Rocha

Mrs. Ana Morales.

Thank you for your continued service to Eagle Pass ISD students, staff and parents.

Lee Elementary Hosts Nacho Party

Thursday, April 27th, Robert E. Lee Elementary hosted a Nacho Party for all their top AR students in 2nd and 4th grade!
The Rebels were extremely happy for this cheesy surprise!
Way to go Rebels!

Graves PTO Celebrates Tiger Volunteers

Wednesday, April 26th, Graves Elementary's PTO took the time to honor their hard working volunteers. The volunteers were treated to a delicious dinner at Parilla de San Miguel.
Thank you Tiger Volunteers for making so much possible for your campus!

Bobcats Make an #IMPACT

Henry B. Gonzalez Elementary participated in EPISD's first ever #IMPACT Week and took a stand against Bullying!
Bobcats want everyone to know that together, we can make an #IMPACT!

Happy Administrative Assistant's Day from LDC

LDC would like to send a warm "Thank You" to thier beautiful office staff, Mrs. Barranca, Mrs. Gonzales and Mrs. Valdez, for their hard work and dedication to the staff, students and parents. 
The Lil' Mav family would like you amazing three are wonderful to work with and they hope you enjoyed your special day!

EPHS Spanish Students Conduct Interviews in Spanish

Eagle Pass High School's Spanish II Pre-AP students from Ms. Carmen Castañeda's classes conducted mock interviews of famous Hispanic personalities in Spanish. 
The students were paired up and one student had to pretend to be a famous Spanish speaking reporter while the other student had to be a famous artist of their choice. The personality could be a singer, actor, writer, athlete, politician, etc. 
The object of the assignment was for students to research the Hispanic character's biography as well as mannerism, voice, accents, style of dress, etc. while practicing their target language skills in front of an audience.

Some of the characters selected were singer Vicente Fernandez, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, soccer player Chicharito Hernadez, actor Eugenio Derbez among others. 

"I was impressed with the student's dedication, attention to detail, and how much work they put into this project. They showed up with costumes, backgrounds, and props. The audience had a great time participating and asking questions and the best part, everyone enjoyed themselves without realizing they were learning about the lives of the famous Hispanic personalities," stated Mrs. Castañeda.  

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Graves Keeps the Lines of Communication Open

At their weekly meeting on Wednesday, April 26th, Graves Student Council members played a communications game to show the importance of keeping the lines of communication open and clear.
The purpose of the game was to guess the name they had taped on their back by asking questions and investigating the possible candidates!

It is always fun learning the Tiger StuCo way!

EPHS StuCo Assists at Perfecto Mancha Pep Rally

On Thursday, April 20th, EPHS Student Council President, Marcus Appleton co-emceed Perfecto Mancha Elementary's ITBS and STAAR Pep Rally with CCWinn's Student Council President, Pablo Garcia.
The theme of this pep rally with a purpose was "Level Up!"

Appleton and Garcia led the rally through a series of chants, icebreakers, games, performances by various student groups, and even had Principal Jose Hernandez "Kiss the STAAR Goodbye" by symbolically kissing a baby goat. 

Also on hand to assist were EPHS StuCo Vice-President Kim Macias, Treasurer Jackie Gonzalez, and members Kayla Alvarez & Genesis Garcia. 

Best of luck on the ITBS and STAAR Mustangs!

Lee Stands Up Against Bullying

Robert E. Lee Elementary would like to give a shout out to Mrs. Recio's class as they had 100% participation on Tuesday's #IMPACT Week dress up day.
All Mrs. Recio's students wore red and took a stand against verbal and physical bullying! 
Be a BUDDY, not a BULLY!

EPHS Places at State UIL Meet

EPHS UIL Academics competitor, Luisana Cortez, took 3rd place at the UIL Academics Literary Criticism State Competition this past weekend, April 22nd.  
Her teammate, Fernanda Gonzalez, managed to place as well, nabbing the 8th place spot.  
EPHS is extremely proud of the hard work and determination demonstrated by these talented young ladies. Congratulations to their coach Patricia Villaseñor as well! 
Way to go Lit Crit!

Graves Crowns Office Staff

Wednesday, April 27th, was National Administrative Assistant's Day and Graves Elementary celebrated their office staff like the royalty they are!
Newly titled as "Office Queens", Mrs. Venegas and Mrs. Mello were treated to cute shirts, goodies, and a little reception in honor of all their hard work!
Way to go Tigers and remember to bow down to your new QUEENS!

EPHS Celebrates April as Autism Month

EPHS Student Council is spreading Autism awareness within their campus this April. 
They have created many banners and announcements hoping to bring a better understanding of Autism. 
The awareness continues as the Interact Club provided all staff with a blue ribbon to show support for people with Autism.The goal of both Student Council and Interact Club is to help people with autism gain acceptance and inclusion in their communities. 

Pete Gallego Places at Cheer Comp

Congratulations are in order for Pete Gallego Elementary's Lobo Cheer squad as they placed 2nd out of 11 teams at the Cheer Power Fiesta Texas Championships. 
The girls traveled to San Antonio on April 23rd and cheered their way to victory!
Go Lobos!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Benavides Easter Celebration

April 13th, Benavides Bulldogs enjoyed some time outside celebrating Easter Holiday traditions. 
Thanks to Mother Nature their time was spent in lovely weather and the Bulldogs had a great time.

EPISD Police Department Officer of the Week - Lead Officer Ignacio Vasquez

EPISD Police Department is pleased to announce their Officer of the Week – EPISD PD Lead Officer Ignacio Vasquez.
Ignacio Vasquez began his career in law enforcement in 2004 with the City of Eagle Pass Fire Department Fire Marshal’s Office. He also worked as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff for the Maverick County Sheriff’s Office from 2005-2012. In September of 2008, Vasquez accepted a full time peace officer position with the Eagle Pass ISD Police Department. Vasquez holds certificates as an Advanced Peace Officer, SWAT Operator, Police Bicycle Certification and School Based Law Enforcement.
He also regularly attends active shooter response trainings and is actively involved in coaching youth football on his off time.
As a police officer for EPISD, Vasquez has served the district and community in the following areas: Eagle Pass High School and currently resides as the Lead Officer for the Eagle Pass Junior High School.

Eagle Pass Independent School District’s Police Department strives to provide the best service possible while maintaining a safe environment for teachers to teach and students to learn. 

EPISD #IMPACT Week: Verbal and Physical Bullying

This week, April 24th - 28th, is Eagle Pass Independent School District's first ever #IMPACT Week. Today, April 25th, is Verbal and Physical Bullying!
Wear your RED today and stand with EPISD to make an IMPACT!

LDC is Ready to Test

LDC students are getting ready to take their I.T.B.S.  / Logramos Test. 
The Lil' Mavs know that eating a healthy breakfast is a part of a great way to start a day of testing. All Kinder students were encouraged to go sleep early, arrive to school with a positive attitude and be ready to take their test.

Kinder teachers were ready to pick up testing materials and were wearing their RED to support IMPACT Week!

Good Luck on your TEST Lil' Mavs! 

Lee Rebels Make Learning Delicious

Environmental and climate literacy was the topic discussed with Robert E. Lee Rebels as an awareness to environmental and climate laws and policies for accelerating green technologies. 
Students learned about the importance of protecting our planet and were also treated to Earth Cupcakes!

Graves Puts a Pep in their ITBS Step

Monday, April 24th, the 1st and 2nd graders of Graves Elementary were treated to a pep rally in their honor.
The Tigers pulled out all the stops to wish their 1st and 2nd graders luck in their ITBS testing. 
There was dancing, laughing, and cheering!
Everything one needs to be content and ready to stomp out the ITBS!

LDC Lil' Mavs Love Tradition

Bright and Early every morning, Mr. Perez, Head Custodian at LDC follows the daily tradition of the raising of our United States and Texas Flags. 
Our flags are an everyday part of our lives and they welcome all our Lil' Mavs in the morning. 
They remind us of our country and our freedom.

Eagle Pass FFA Wins Big at State

Congratulations are definitely in order for Eagle Pass' FFA Plant ID Team! 
The Plant ID Team traveled to Lubbock, Texas to compete in the State competition and brought home a win!
As a team they placed 3rd and as an individual Sebastian Adan placed 7th!
Great Job!

Mickey and Minnie Wish Lee Rebels Good Luck

Monday, April 24th, you would not know if you were at Robert E. Lee Elementary or Disney Land!
Mickey and Minnie Mouse came to visit the 1st and 2nd grade Rebels during their rally to wish them good luck in their ITBS and Logramos testing.  
Students were excited to see Mickey and Minnie and were delighted to have the staff treat them to some popcorn.
The entire Rebel family congratulated these little ones!
Go Rebels!