Saturday, September 30, 2023

Eubanks Intermediate School Seeking New Principal

Deana Steeber

Eubanks Intermediate School will soon begin the process of hiring a new principal for the 2017-2018 school year.

Deana Steeber was approved Monday, June 12 as the new Argyle ISD Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. Steeber served the Eubanks Intermediate campus since 2013.

Carroll ISD’s process of hiring a new principal will include creating an interview and screening committee comprised of central office administrators, campus teachers and EIS parents.

Assistant Principal Mary Stockton lead the campus until a replacement has been hired. An interview and screening committee will be formed and comprised of a balance between central office administrators, campus teachers and EIS parents.

Eubanks 6th Graders Square off in Battle of the Books

A group of Eubanks Intermediate School sixth graders recently went to battle against each other. Their reading comprehension skills were tested in the annual Battle of the Books competition. This event tests students’ book knowledge as they compete against one another in front of their peers.

Teams competing in the final battle included: The DoReados, The Mean Green Reading Machine, The Genre Goats, and The Reading Rangers. In the end, The Mean Green Reading Machine team won the battle.

The team was led by Captain Will Dyer. Fellow team members were: Paloma Araujo, Eymaan Iqbal, Morgan Carr, and Allie Ferguson. This was a record-breaking year for EIS as sixth graders read more than 980 books in preparation for the battle.

The Battle of the Books is coordinated by EIS librarian Lucy Drenka.

Eubanks Teacher Receives History Award

EIS_Hunt (2)Eubanks Intermediate School’s Janay Hunt was selected as Outstanding American History Teacher Representative by the Capt. Molly Corbin chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She placed second in the state contest.

EIS_Hunt (25)On Friday, Jan. 16, Mrs. Hunt was surprised with the recognition during the EIS annual Colonial Day celebration. Hunt was dressed in colonial attire along with members of the Capt. Molly Corbin Chapter who were there to assist with a presentation on the History of the American Flag.

EIS_Hunt (19)Jean de Schweinitz is the local chapter Historian that submitted Mrs. Hunt’s dossier. Hunt was selected from a pool of candidates from area public and private schools. EIS Principal Deena Steeber and CISD Superintendent also attended the event and were there as Hunt received her recognition.

Mrs. Hunt teaches GT Social Studies and fifth grade Social Studies. She has been a teacher for 19 years.

Texas has 197 DAR chapters.

EIS Students Keeping the Beat

On Monday, May 19 students in Megan Von Dreau’s music class had a unique learning experience at Eubanks Intermediate School.

Combining both Music and Social Studies curriculum, teachers and members of the Eubanks PTO organized a Day of Drumming event. Sixth graders learned and played traditional songs and rhythms from West Africa on their own hand carved djembe (drum) brought in for the event.

The music lesson was timed to coincide with the students learning about Africa in social studies classes. Instruments and lessons were provided by David Cox from Rhythm Path.

Traffic Changes & No U-Turn Signs Coming to S. Kimball Ave. near CISD Schools Monday (4/14)

On Monday, April 14, 2014 changes are coming to the drop-off patterns for both Dawson Middle and Eubanks Intermediate Schools, located in the 400-500 blocks of S. Kimball Avenue.

Drivers in the area should be aware of the following changes to the schools’ drop-off patterns (see map below):

  • Dawson Middle School (red arrows) drop-off point and pattern will remain as it currently is.  Student drop-off traffic will enter school property via the driveway that is located north of the school. After drop off of the Dawson students, vehicles will exit school property via the same driveway onto Kimball Avenue.
  • Eubanks Intermediate 5th grade students (blue arrows) will be dropped off in front of the school utilizing the circular driveway located in front of the school.
  • Eubanks Intermediate 6th grade students (blue arrows) will be dropped off behind the school utilizing the driveway located on the south side of the Eubanks School. After drop off of the Eubanks 6th grade students, vehicles will exit school property via the same driveway onto Kimball Avenue.

Due to decreased visibility caused by heavy traffic to the schools’ driveways, the City has posted two new “No U-turn” signs that will be in effect 7-9 am only, Monday-Friday.

NEW EIS-DMS (AM) drop off zones

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EIS Golfer Bound for Augusta National


Eubanks fifth grader Emma Costa is headed to the Drive, Chip and Putt National Championship and a trip to Augusta National.

Eubanks Intermediate School fifth grader Emma Costa will soon experience a memory of a lifetime.

Costa qualified for the Drive, Chip and Putt National Championship and will visit Augusta National during Masters week. Costa won local and regional qualifiers to secure a spot in the finals. She is one of 88 finalists out of more than 17,000 golfers attempting to qualify. By reaching the finals, Costa won round-trip airfare, accommodations and four tickets to a Master’s practice round.

The event is similar to Punt, Pass and Kick – a national youth football competition. The Drive, Chip and Putt competition is a new program aimed at drawing more juniors to the sport and making it fun. The competition will be held Sunday, April 6. The Golf Channel will televise the event starting at 8 a.m. Costa will represent the North Texas Region.

Costa started playing golf at two years old and practices at Timarron Country Club. She hopes to one day play collegiate golf at Duke.






History Comes Alive at Eubanks Intermediate

Local members from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution visited Eubanks Intermediate School today. The guests helped students, teachers and campus administrators celebrate Colonial Day. Many students and 5th grade teachers come dressed in colonial dress attire.  The students attended several classes learning how to quilt, tin decorations, colonial games and music.

A photo slideshow of the event is featured below:

Eubanks Staff Trains On New Donated iPads

The Eubanks Intermediate School staff received a special gift before the holiday break.

The EIS PTO donated 34 iPads to staff on Dec. 20 and training on the new tools was held Monday, Jan. 6 – the first day back for staff. The iPads were funded through the school’s Fund-A-Need Campaign in the fall. The iPads will assist staff with instructional practices as students move toward more technology-based learning.



New Leadership at EIS: Meet Principal Steeber

New Eubanks Intermediate School Principal, Deana Steeber (left) and Dr. JJ Villarreal, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services (right)

Carroll Independent School District is pleased to welcome Deana Steeber into the Dragon family. Joining the district as the new principal at Eubanks Intermediate School, she says she is honored to participate in the education of the students at Carroll. The Carroll ISD Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Steeber in June, click here to read the story. Steeber  brings 17 years of experience in education to CISD, she spent 7 of those years as principal.

Growing up in Oklahoma, Deana Steeber succeeded in the area of science. She followed her talents and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Soon after, she earned her Masters of Education.  Also, Steeber has completed 12 doctoral hours from Texas A&M University Commerce, obtaining her Superintendent certification.

Steeber’s philosophy on education is best described in one of her favorite quotations by Lee Iacocca: “In a completely rational society, the best of us would aspire to be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have.” Steeber truly regards her new position at EIS as the highest honor. When asked what she wants parents at Eubanks to know, she said “my advice would be to always remember that you were, are, and will always be your child’s first teacher.”

That is true for Deana Steeber’s own two children and students, Joseph and Hanna.  They will also become Dragons when they enroll at Carroll ISD for the upcoming school year. Hanna will be at Carroll High School as a sophomore, while Joseph enters seventh grade. Steeber’s favorite hobby is spending quality time with her husband and children. She can be seen supporting her son as he plays football, baseball and basketball. She also loves watching her daughter play softball. She has been married to Dr. Robert Steeber for sixteen years. Currently, he is the Deputy Executive Director of Administrative Services for the Region XI Education Service Center. For a family whose passion for education is a top priority, the Steebers will enjoy the tradition of excellence that Carroll strives to protect.