Saturday, March 2, 2024

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.

Former NFL Player Visits Dragon Intermediate Students

Tim Green, author of about 25 books, an attorney and former Atlanta Falcons defensive end, recently spoke at CISD intermediate schools.

After writing more than a dozen books for adults, Green began a series of best-selling novels for kids. The books are set in the world of sports and are based on Green’s experiences as an athlete and a coach.

Eubanks and Durham intermediate school students embraced Green’s message about the value of teamwork and treating your teammates like they are special. Green also encouraged students to be kind, tolerant, generous and forgiving. He used his own child as an example. Green told a story about his son, Troy, reaching out to his classmate who would sit alone at lunch every day.

He also spoke about reading and how reading takes you to special places. Green told his audiences it’s important to read for at least 20 minutes a day to help improve performance in all subject areas.

Green read to the students from his new book, Unstoppable.  His book delivers an extremely powerful message of courage and survival to the reader. Approximately 130 students won their own autographed copy of Unstoppable. On both campuses, librarians asked students to read one of Green’s books and share a paragraph about what they enjoyed about the book.

Green’s message made a tremendous impact on Carroll’s fifth and sixth graders.  Many of the students said his books are “awesome!”

Green hopes his message gets students to rethink their life priorities because of his talk. He enjoys getting the opportunity to travel around the country and talk to students about his books.