Welcome to Pride!

Welcome to Pride, the official eNewsletter of the Ennis Independent School District. You are receiving this message because you are a valued member of the Ennis ISD community and we wish to keep you informed of some of the many positive stories and events occurring at EISD. If, for any reason, you do not wish to be included in future messages, please feel free to "unsubscribe" at the bottom of this message.

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Ennis Choir Students Compete at All-Region Auditions

During October, Ennis Junior High and High School Choir students auditioned for the All-Region Choir. Of the 14 students that auditioned from Ennis Junior High School, 6 were selected to be in the Honor Choir! Two Ennis High School students were selected to join the District Choir and 9th and 10th Grade Honor Choir, respectively. These students have put in countless hours during class, before school, and after school to reach this achievement. Congratulations to the following students on their success:


Jakorey Sessions (EJHS)
Nicholas Contreras (EJHS)

Madalie Gardner (EJHS)

Lynnashia Brooks (EJHS)

Roy Fullerton (EJHS)

Wade Ivie (EJHS)

Yadira Cerda (EHS)

Morgan Feller (EHS)

Ennis High School TAFE Students Advance to State Competition

Earlier this month, the EHS Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) competed at the regional level. Each student advanced and will compete at the State level in February 2020. Congratulations and good luck to the following students:


Kaylee Wester

Jacqueline Velazquez

Magaly Gonzalez

Jenni Bautista

Natalie Guerrero

Jacob Prokop

Madison Bell

Brian Gonzales

Abbie Ray

Felix Gamin

Lanie Spence

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EHS Junior Caden Bunch Performs With All-Region Band

Last weekend EHS junior Caden Bunch performed with the All-Region Orchestra. All-Region Orchestra auditions were held in October, and students selected for the Orchestra were given music to learn in preparation for the concert held in November. On the Friday before and the Saturday of the All-Region Concert, all students selected to perform in the Orchestra came together to rehearse their music with an expert guest conductor. On Saturday evening, students in the Orchestra performed the music for their friends, families, and teachers. Congratulations on this outstanding accomplishment, Caden!!

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EHS Senior Sarah Bell Signs with LeTourneau University

Last week EHS Senior Sarah Bell signed her National Letter of Intent to play soccer at NCAA Division III school LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. Sarah is a four-year starter for the Ennis Lady Lions Soccer team where she plays goalkeeper. Outside of school, she plays for the Solar Soccer Club. Sarah is a student of outstanding character and is an outstanding student ranking in the top 10 in her class.

Congratulations, Sarah!

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Ennis Junior High Band Excels at All-Region Band Tryouts

Earlier this month members of the Ennis Junior High Band participated in All-Region Band tryouts. Ennis had 17 students qualify for the All-Region Band. Congratulations to the following students on their accomplishment:


Kallista Brown
Kaydence Kowalski

Vivien Webster

CJ Bostwick

Mary Zhanel
Faith Womack

Chamie Hughes

Torrie Casella

Luis Velasquez

Preston Stevens

Lizeth Hernandez

Anaylei Degadillo

Jonathan Dixon

Madeline Anderson

Carsen Kapavik

Alexis Dodson

Coach Sam Harrell Honored as Whataburger Coach of the Week

Coach Sam Harrell was recently honored for being voted the Whataburger Coach of the Week, sponsored by the Dallas Cowboys! The Dallas Cowboy's mascot, Rowdy, Dallas Cowboy's Cheerleaders, and Whataburger crew members attended a pep rally at Ennis High School to present EHS a check for $2,000 in Coach Harrell's honor.

Congratulations, Coach!

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Lion Tennis Takes All-District Honors

Congratulations to the following students on receiving Tennis All-District Honors:

Boys Singles
Jacob Beltran - Honorable Mention

Josh Noel - 1st Team All-District

Logan Rendon - 2nd Team All-District

Zach Crockett - 2nd Team All-District

Jacob Mraz - 2nd Team All-District

Chance Kozlovsky - 1st Team All-District


Girls Singles

Zoe Howard - 1st Team All-District
Rebecca Almanza - 2nd Team All-District

Maegen Newsom - 1st Team All-District

Rylee Boston - 1st Team All-District

Ella Goedrich - 1st Team All-District

Victoria Berry - 1st Team All-District


Boys Doubles
Jacob Beltran & Zach Crockett - Honorable Mention
Logan Rendon & Josh Noel - 1st Team All-District
Chance Kozlovsky & Jacob Mraz - 1st Team All-District


Girls Doubles
Zoe Howard & Rebecca Almanza - 1st Team All-District
Maegen Newsom & Ella Goedrich - 1st Team All-District
Victoria Berry & Abigail Fritzche - 2nd Team All-District


Mixed Doubles
Chandler Erisman & Rylee Boston

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Lady Lions Volleyball Takes All-District Honors

Congratulations to the following students on receiving Volleyball All-District Honors:


Utility Player of the Year: Lindsay Rankin
1st Team: Marlee Hopkins & Danielle Schmidt
2nd Team: LaDerria Myers & Jena McMullen
Honorable Mention: Jenna Prachyl & Emily Gilstrap


Lady Lions Volleyball also received several All-District Academic awards:

Brooke Robinson
Marlee Hopkins
Jena McMullen

Kristen Ozymy

Lindsay Rankin

Emily Gilstrap


Congratulations to these ladies on their accomplishments on and off the court!

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Ennis High School Art Students Create District Christmas Card

Art students in Mrs. Hamilton and Mrs. Kelly's classes at Ennis High School were asked to create a design for Ennis ISD to use as the 2019 Christmas Card. Out of all submissions received for the Christmas Card Contest, the top three were selected to be featured on this year's card, with first place featured on the front of the card and second and third places featured on the back. In addition to receiving a gift card for their efforts, this Christmas card will be sent to other school districts and community members in Ennis.


Congratulations to all three ladies on their amazing artwork!


Pictured below from left to right: Keyry Alcaraz (3rd Place, Mrs. Hamilton's class), Deisy Gonzalez (1st Place, Mrs. Kelly's class), Mrs. Kelly (Explorative Arts Teacher), and Lesley Nino (2nd Place, Mrs. Kelly's class)

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Teachers and Employees of the 1st Nine Weeks Recognized

Congratulations to the following EISD teachers on being selected as Teachers of the 1st Nine Weeks. These teachers were recognized at November's School Board Meeting.


Pictured below with Superintendent Jay Tullos (from left to right): Melanie Gandy (Miller Intermediate), Lisa Zhanel (Lummus Intermediate), Maria Copeland (Travis Elementary), Sarah Cepak (Bowie Elementary), Hayley Riggins (Austin Elementary), Rosie Arkusinski (Houston Elementary), Erica Ezell (Carver ECC), and Perry Nutt (Ennis High School).

Not pictured: Rebecca Luna (Ennis Junior High School) and Beverly Campbell (Crockett ECC)

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Also recognized at November's School Board Meeting were the Employees of the 1st Nine Weeks. Pictured below with Superintendent Jay Tullos (left to right): Patrice Jackson (Ennis Junior High School), Victoria Blake (Bowie Elementary), and Karen Hykel (Carver ECC).


Congratulations to all employees and teachers of the 1st Nine Weeks!

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Ennis Junior High Tennis Finishes Season Undefeated

With a 36-8 win over Midlothian Heritage, Ennis Junior High Lion Tennis finished their season undefeated. Congratulations to all players and coaches on an outstanding season!

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Lion Football Claims Bi-District Title

With a win over Frisco-Reedy last Friday night, Ennis Lion Football was able to claim the Bi-District Title! The Ennis Lions will be facing Burleson-Centennial tonight at Lion Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30pm.


Good luck and go Lions!

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Fall Break November 25th - 29th

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Upcoming Events

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