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East Chambers Lady Bucs Advance To Area

The Lady Bucs will take on New Waverly on Friday, February 16th at Huffman Hargrave High School at 7:00 PM

Girls Bi-District Basketball Game set for Monday, February 12 18girlsbb

EC vs Brazos at Santa Fe High School
6:00 pm Tipoff, EC – Home Team, $5 at gate

Santa Fe High School is located at 16000 Hwy 6, Santa Fe, TX 77517. Go Lady Bucs!



Bucs vs Bob Hope basketball rescheduled for Wednesday

JV Boys will play Wednesday at 4:00 and Varsity at 5:00 at East Chambers

HS Basketball vs. Anahuac games rescheduled for tonight!

Basketball games cancelled on Tuesday have been rescheduled for tonight, Thursday, January 18th, in Anahuac. JV Girls at 4:30 Middle School gym, JV Boys start at 5:00 PM in High School gym followed by Varsity Girls at 6:00 and Varsity Boys at 7:30.

ECISD schools will be closed on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Due to hazardous road conditions, ECISD schools will be closed on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Classes will resume on Thursday, January 18, 2018.

Band Trip Meeting Tonight

Disney World Band Trip Parent Meeting:

Date: Monday 1/15/18, Time: 6:30 pm, Location: High School Auditorium, Discussion of trip details 

Game changes for Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018

HS Gym: JV Girls at 2:30, Varsity Girls at 3:30, Varsity Boys at 5:00

JV Boys at 3:30 in the JH Gym

School Board Honors Mrs. Cheryl Allen ca1

The school board honored Mrs. Cheryl Allen for 54 years of service. She will be retiring at the end of the semester. Thank you, Mrs. Allen, for your dedication to the students at ECISD!

Sam Neuman receives Super Gold Award sn2

Southeast Texas High School athletes were honored December 11th, at the Fall 2017 Super Gold Awards Banquet. Sam Neuman received this honor for first team offense. Congratulations Sam!

EC Junior High and High School Is Now Offering After School Tutoring Program

"i-STUDY" is now availiable on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center

Congratulations to Coach Eddie Michalko on 1000 career wins! 1000WINS

Congratulations to Coach Eddie Michalko on 1000 career wins!

School Start Delayed This Morning, Friday, Dec. 8th

Due to snowfall, ECISD will delay the start of school today by two hours. Buses will run two hours later than their regular time. Classes will begin at 10:00 AM.

Construction Continues on Elementary 345 Campus elem345
Bucs play Teague in Area Round

East Chambers Bucs will play their area round football playoff game this coming Friday, Nov. 24 at 7 pm.  We will be playing Teague High School at Woodforest Bank Stadium in Shenandoah, TX.  Ticket prices are as follows:  $6 for adults and $4 for students/children.  Thanks for all of the support this past Friday night in Lumberton, as we defeated the Buna Cougars 35-12 in our bi-district playoff game.

Last Chance for Registering JH/INT Students online at School


Have you completed the online registration for your child for the 2017-18 school year? If not, come to JH Computer Lab 225 or Lab 207 (Spanish interpreter available) from 5-7 PM 

This is the last chance before we send home paper copies to those who have NOT registered. 


Students, former students, and members of the Winnie-Stowell Community are invited to participate in East Chambers High School Homecoming 2017 activities and events.  All are invited to the Homecoming Game this Friday to see the Homecoming Court announced and the King and Queen Crowned.  

An Important Safety Message

In the interest of safety, ECISD outlines its stance on transportation to school on Friday.  

School Pictures Wednesday and Thursday picture-form

School Pictures will be Wednesday, Sept. 13, for 5th through 12th grades. 

Elementary Pictures will be Thursday, Sept. 14.

Click on Picture for the Form.


All parents are invited to our Parent Night at EC High School.  Lee College will present "College 101" at 5:45 pm and parents and students will get to meet their teachers and establish positive working relationships for the upcoming year starting at 6:30 pm.

JH Athletic Changes this Week

ECJH Volleyball will play at Hardin JH gym on September 11 starting at 4:30. 

There will be no JH football games on Thursday, September 14. 

Elementary Meet the Teacher Times Reminder

 East Chambers Elementary Meet the Teacher is August 22nd for grades PK-1-3 and August 24th for grades K-2-4.

Times 5:30-6:30

All parents/guardians will begin in the cafeteria to find your child’s name by grade level.  You will proceed to the classroom to meet the teacher.  Please bring school supplies if able and you will fill out information for the first week of school.  If you would like to conference about your child, please schedule an appointment for a later date with your teacher.

There will also be tables set up in the cafeteria for PTO, transportation and food service.  Mrs. Sparks will be in our office to accept any medication parents/guardians would like to drop off.

Please park in an open parking spot including behind the gym.  If the lots are full, please park across the street and proceed to the appropriate cross walk towards the gym area.

Becky Dale

East Chambers Elementary Principal


Booster Days Meal Announcement

Booster Days breakfast and lunch will be served at no charge to students on August 15, 16, 17,18, 21, 22 and 23, 2017.

Notice of Public Hearing

Discuss and receive input on all federal and state special programs including Title programs, No Child Left Behind, Compensatory Education, English as a Second Language/Bilingual, Gifted/Talented, Career and Technology, Title II, Perkins Vocational, Special Education, Extended Year and Extended Day Services, Dyslexia and 504. Meeting time is 6:00P.M. August 14, 2017 at the Professional Development Center. Private non-public school representatives and the general public are invited to assist in evaluation of all Special Programs for 2016-2017 and planning for 2017-2018.

Summer Feeding Program Announced

Summer Feeding Program will be in the High School Dome, 11:00am to 12:30pm, M-Th. Free to all children 18 years old and under. Click Here for Menu and Details.

PG 17 announces fundraiser

EC Project Graduation 2017 will have a Car Wash and Link Sale, Saturday, March 18, from 11:00 to 3:00 at the East Chambers County Bank. Support PG 17!

EC PG17 Announces Fundraiser on March 6th phpg17

EC Project Graduation 2017
Profit Share ALL DAY Monday March 6, 2017
At Winnie Pizza Hut 

(409) 296-2455
1324 HWY 124 Winnie, TX

Just MENTION “Buccaneer Seniors” the Carters will generously donate 25% of all these sales for lunch and dinner for carry-out, dine in and delivery to Project Graduation expenses!


FFA attends Ricebelt District Convention ffa-3-09

On Monday the East Chambers FFA attended the Ricebelt District Convention. Jill Phelps competed in the talent competition and Sam Neuman was elected as the 2017-2018 Ricebelt District President! Congratulations to all of the students that competed!

HS Cheerleader Tryouts Announced

High School Tryouts will be this Saturday, March 25, 2017. The packets are due back Thursday, March 23, 2017 by 3:30 pm to be eligible to tryout. Results will be posted here. Good luck to all!

EC Soccer Wins Bi-District! ecsoccoerbd

EC Boys Soccer Defeated Diboll 4-0 Friday night to win the Bi-District Title. Boy's Area Playoff Game -- EC vs Mexia Black Cats,  Friday March 31th, 7:00pm at Leonard George Stadium on the campus of Spring High School.  Go Bucs!

EC HS Honor Society Announces Blood Drive lifeblood2

The East Chambers National Honor Society will be hosting its annual blood drive on March 29 in the HS Gym from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Walk ins are welcom​e, and we will accommodate schedules for adults who need to return to work quickly. 

Buc Bash Announced

Buc Bash will be May 5th, 5 p.m., in the HS Gym. Tickets bought beforehand are $5, at the door will be $7, $25 entry fee for dodgeball teams (forms are in the office) There will be a dodgeball tournament, silent auction, performances, and concessions. 

School Physicals Date Set

School Physicals will be given Wednesday, May17th, 12:30-4:30 in the High School Gym. Clinicians are Gene Isabell, MD and Audrey Reyenga, PA-C.  Cost is $20

All money collected is donated back to the school by our physician and the money is put in the athletics activity account for the benefit of our athletes.

District Offices will be closed Thursday, June 1st

Due to staff development on Thursday, June 1st, all district offices will be closed. Offices will be open for regular hours on Friday, June 2nd.

Booster Days Set The Foundation For Success

Booster Days will run from August 15th to August 23rd from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.  

Meet The Bucs This Afternoon!

Meet the Bucs wil take place Thursday, September 7th at 6:30 pm in the High School Gym.

Elementary Open House Monday and Tuesday


Open House Monday, Sept. 18, for grades K-2-4 and Tuesday, Sept. 19, for grades PK-1-3 from 5:30-7:00.

Parent/guardians will meet in the cafeteria at 5:30 for a general meeting before proceeding to the classrooms.

2017 Homecoming Court hc2017

Back Row: Daniel Broussard, Devyn Trevino, Tafari Green, Tanner Touchet, Jayce Guillory, and Jacory Perrault

Front Row:  Jamie DelaCruz, Shelby Johnson, Jill Phelps, Maria Vargas, Ellie Miller and Kaelyn Rhame


Congratulations to our 2017 King and Queen: Tanner Touchet and Jill Phelps

Senior Cap & Gown Pictures - Wed. Nov. 8, HS Library ecsrletter

Provine Pictures will be at the school on Wednesday, Nov. 8th, to take your Senior pictures. 

Lady Bucs Volleyball Team Advances To The Play-Offs

After finishing the season 26-2 and 12-2 in district play, the Lady Bucs Volleyball Team placed 2nd in District and will face Rice Consolidated High School in the bi-district round of the play-offs on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31ST at Klein Cane High School.  The game will start at 7:00 P.M.  The address for Klein Cane HS is 10201 Spring Cypress Dr, Klein, TX.  

Picture Retakes - Thursday, Nov.16th

Picture Retake Day will be next Thursday, November 16th for all students, faculty, staff, and seniors. Announcements will be made once Provine arrives on campuses.


Bucs play Buna in Football Playoffs

EC Bucs are runner-up in district and will go into the playoffs as the #2 seed in district.  We will be playing Buna on Friday, November 17 at 7 pm in Lumberton.  We will be the visiting team.  Ticket prices will be $6 for adults and $4 for students.Go Bucs!

District-Wide Free Meals Ends Thursday, Nov. 30 - Regular Meal Pricing Begins Friday, Dec. 1

PK-4TH       FULL PAY $1.50  REDUCED .30¢
5TH-8TH      FULL PAY $1.50  REDUCED .30¢
9TH-12TH    FULL PAY $1.50  REDUCED .30¢

PK-4TH      FULL PAY $2.25    REDUCED .40¢
5TH-8TH     FULL PAY $2.50    REDUCED .40¢
9TH-12TH   FULL PAY $2.75    REDUCED .40¢

Urgent info needed if your students have been affected with housing conditions this school year

Please contact Cindy Bull TODAY 296-8302 or 659-5860,  if any of the following apply to your household at any point this school year – even if just for one night.  TEA requires us to identify all students in the following situations by today.
Had to share the housing of other persons due to a loss of housing
Had to live in a hotel, shelter or other transitional housing due to a loss of housing
Living in substandard housing conditions, for example living on second floor of home because the first floor was flooded and could not use until necessary repairs were completed



East Chambers Extending School Day, starting Wednesday, Jan. 24th.

Due to the lost weather related days we have missed, ECISD will extend the school day by fifteen minutes, but retain all school holidays on the calendar.

Starting Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 through May 25th, 2018, buses will be running fifteen minutes later than their usual time in the afternoon. If your child does not ride the bus, please adjust your pickup times by fifteen minutes.  If appointments already scheduled interfere with this adjustment, please see your child's principal for guidance.

Click here for Complete Details in English and Spanish.

Annual Buccadear Follies Activities Announced
Annual Buccadear Follies Activities Announced - Clinic, Rehearsal, and Follies.
JH Drill Team Tryouts Announced

Friday, March 10th, are the EC JH Drill Team Tryouts!

Click here for the results. Good Luck to All.


EC Bucs Bi-District Soccer Game Announced

Boys Bi-District Playoff Game -- EC vs Diboll,  Friday March 24th at 7:00 pm at Huffman Hargrave High School. Go Bucs!

EC HS Drill Team Try-Outs Announced

High School Drill Team tryouts are Wednesday, April 5th after school.   Tryout packets can be picked up in the Junior High office for 8th graders and the High School office for high school students. Packets are due back by 8:00 a.m. this Friday, March 31. Results will be posted here.

Spring Outdoor Celebration Event this Saturday! flyer2017

The 2nd Annual Spring Outdoor Celebration Event will be held this Saturday, April 22nd, 12pm-5pm, at Mont Belvieu City Park and is free to the public. Click here for more details.

High School Banquets Ticket Deadlines!

The Athletic Banquet is on May 16th at 6:30 in the Dome and Academic Banquet is May 18th at 6:30 in the Dome also.  Tickets are $13.00 each. Last day for athletic tickets to purchase is Friday May 12 and last day for academic purchase is Tuesday May16. Call Deana Matkin at the High School 409-296-8176.

Education Foundation Gala Kicks Off

The Winnie-Stowell Community is invited to be part of the 4th Annual Education Foundation Kickoff Event on Saturday, August 26th

Supplies Available in the Community Building this Weekend

All Area Community Members:

The Community Building will be open this Saturday from 10:00 – 2:00 and Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00.  Diapers, formula, baby food, household items, MREs, water, clothing, cleaning supplies, etc. will be available for pick up. 

Please contact Cindy Bull  296-8302 or 659-5860 if you need any information.


High School Dress up Days for Homecoming Week 2017!! day1

Monday: Character Day! Dress up as your favorite Disney or movie character!​

​​Tuesday: Old People and Babies! Seniors and Juniors will dress up as senior citizens and Sophomores and Freshmen will dress up as babies!

Wednesday: Dress like your Homies for Homecoming!- match a twin or a whole group!

Thursday: Salad Dressing Day!  Freshman-Ranch Dressing: dress up in attire fitting for working on a ranch!  Sophomores-French Dressing: wear your most fashionable clothing!  Juniors- Thousand Island Dressing: Dress like you're from the islands or traveling to the islands!  Seniors- Caesar Dressing: togas!

Friday: Green and Gold Day! Show your EC spirit and wear as much green and gold as possible!


Cheer Clinic this Weekend cheer-clinic

Cheer Clinic is this Saturday!

Meeting Scheduled For Students and Parents Who Are Interested in Dual Credit Classes at ECHS

Lee College will be at East Chambers on Monday, October 30th at 6:30 PM in the Auditorium to discuss the eligibility and enrollment process for students interested in taking dual credit classes in the Fall of 2018.  

East Chambers High School And Lee College To Host A Financial Aid Work Session

East Chambers High School will be hosting a financial aid work session for parents and students on Thursday, November 9th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the High School Media Center.    

EC Culinary Team and Junior Division 4-H teams Compete senior team bell peppers

The EC Culinary Team and Junior Division 4-H team competed Tuesday, November 15, 2017 at the 4-H Food Challenge in Anahuac.

EC Buccadears invite you to Mom's Day Out Christmas Camp santa-cap

For Boys and Girls - Pre-K thru 4th grade, Saturday, Dec. 9th, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Registration of $35 per child due on or before Dec.4th.

Chambers County Health Department offering FREE Flu Vaccinations this week!

Due to the increase number of Flu Cases throughout the State, Region, and in Chambers County, we will begin offering FREE Flue Vaccinations today at the Chambers County Health Department in Anahuac (102 Airport Rd). We urge those who have not been vaccinated, especially those that are young, elderly, or who have chronic health conditions, to get vaccinated. Click here for complete details.

TEA Parent Focus Group Meeting planned for Feb. 12 at the Beaumont ISD Administration Building

focus Group Membership Requirements are Parents of students with disabilities across age/grade levels residing in and receiving services in a public school district or charter school located within the region where the meeting is being held. Click below for full details.

Lady Bucs Softball Start District Play!

The Lady Bucs Softball Team participated in the West-Orange Stark Softball Tournament this past weekend. The Lady Bucs started the tournament facing the Lady Rebels of Evadale. The Lady Bucs dropped the opener but responded well in their second game against Beaumont Central. The Lady Bucs defeated the Lady Jaguars 11-2 with outstanding pitching from senior, Maddie Racca.

Winnie Area Chamber of Commerce Honors Ms. Peebles 2017banquet

The Winnie Area Chamber of Commerce selected Betty Peebles as Outstanding Educator for their 2017 Honoree Banquet. Also selected as Outstanding Citizen is Raul Espinosa. (retired EC Educator, Coach, Maint. Dir). Congrats to All!

Drill Team Officer Try-outs Announced

Drill Team Officer Try-outs are Thursday, April 20th.  Results will be posted here.

2017 Fall Athletic Program Ads Due! program

2017 Fall Athletic Programs Ads are due Friday, August 25th! Click Here for the complete info and form.

Go Bucs!

Important Message from Coach Sutherland

We will resume football practice on Monday, September 4, at 2 pm. All high school football players, varsity and JV, need to report to the fieldhouse. Contact Coach Sutherland at 409-617-3053 if you have any problems.

Student Health Care Provisions

As we resume normal operations at ECISD, we understand there may be residual effects from the Flood of '17 on some of our students that will need to be addressed.  Their mental and physical health are important to their education.  As part of our partnership with the Winnie Stowell Hospital District, ECISD will be utilizing funds already being provided by the WSHD to ramp up help for any of our students impacted by this disaster who need assistance.  Please let us know of any specific concerns you have with any trauma regarding your child, and we will work to resolve it.  You may contact Katie Sparks or Cindy Bull directly or just mention your concerns to any teacher, and he/she will get them the information.  We will be able to provide assistance ranging from basic first aid and examinations to counseling and are in a position to bring in additional staff and resources as needed during the recovery period.  I want to again thank the WSHD Board for continuing to provide funding to meet the health care needs for ECISD students in need of assistance.  It allows us to focus more of our own resources in the classroom.  

Song List for 4th Grade Veterans Day Program (1PM, Friday, Nov. 10th, HS Auditorium) veterans

Please practice the following songs at home at your own convenience.  Hurricane Harvey set us back a bit and we are running out of rehearsal time.  I appreciate your extra time and effort!  We want to honor our veterans by putting on a fantastic show!  -Mrs. Brasseaux


EC High School Congress Debate Advances To STATE EC Dominates the Regional Congress Competition

Seniors Stephanie Aguirre and Morgan Shiflett advance to Austin to compete in UIL Congress

ECISD To Pay Tuition for Dual Credit Students

ECISD School Board voted unanimously to cover the cost of dual credit tuition for students taking dual credit courses at Lee College.

EC HS Student Brenda Cordova Garcia's Artwork Exhibited Garcia-art

Congratulations to EC High School Student Brenda Cordova Garcia for having her artwork accepted for the Protege Exhibition at the Art Museum of Texas! Thanks to her teacher Paula Mitchell for her instruction and guidance.

EC Boys Soccer win District in first season! boys soccer

Congratulations EC Boys Soccer District Champs with 5-1 win over Bridge City!


JV Boys Baseball Season comes to end jv-bb

The EC JV Boys Baseball came up short in the Championship Game of the District JV Tournament, losing 5 – 3 to the Warren Warriors on Saturday. The Bucs had defeated Anahuac and Hardin on Thursdays’ games to be the #1 Seed from the South Zone. Great pitching throughout the tournament by Lance Devillier, Trent Guidry, and Bo Stobart. This tournament ended the JV season, as the Varsity Squads start the second half of the district race. Great Season JV Bucs!

Lady Bucs Compete at Regionals, 5 Going to State!

Congratulations to the Lady Bucs for a great job at the Regional Track Meet. The team finished 4th overall and have five athletes competing at the state track meet. Kelli Silcox will compete in High Jump and the 4x200m relay team of Ashlyn Murphy, Emily Johnson, Jalynn Guillory, and Kennedy Flanagan will also compete. Here are the results:

Provine Pictures announces Graduating Senior Pictures grad-order-form


Mr. and Miss EC, Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Announced mmec

Mr. & Miss EC; Valedictorian & Salutatorian

Collin McGovern & Camryn Burkhalter

Congratulations to both of you!

High School Marching Band Summer Schedule

Percussion Camp-  July 24-28  9:00 am- 2:00 pm

New Marchers-   July 31st    8:30 am - 2:30 pm

ALL MEMBERS-  Aug 1-3, 7-10  8:30 am- 2:30 pm

* updated dates and times to be passed out for practices Aug 14-24th

Meet the Bucs

Join us as we kick off the season by highlighting the students who work so hard to make football and volleybal season special.

Important Announcement from East Chambers iSD

As our community continues to deal with the storm, ECISD has determined that it is in the best interest of the people to delay the first day of school until Tuesday, September 5th. This week is a time for neighbors helping neighbors, assessing damage, and cleaning up.  There is a larger lesson for our students to learn this week than they might experience in the classroom.  Have empathy for one another, and step up to lend a helping hand.  Stay safe.


Como nuestra comunidad continúa lidiando con la tormenta, ECISD ha determinado que es en el mejor interés de la gente a retrasar el primer día de escuela hasta el martes, 5 de septiembre. Esta semana es un tiempo para los vecinos ayudar a los vecinos, evaluar el daño, y la limpieza. Hay una lección más grande para nuestros estudiantes para aprender esta semana de lo que podrían experimentar en el aula. Tener empatía por el otro, y dar un paso para ayudar. Mantenerse a salvo.

Football Games cancelled for this week

From Coach Sutherland: The EC/Kelly football game has been canceled and we will make an announcement in the next couple of days about football practice resuming next week.

Additional Voluntary Student/Athletic Accident Insurance Available

Additional Voluntary Student/Athletic Accident Insurance can be purchased from the company that provides the All School Student Accident Insurance to our district. Click here to view the packet details.

Important Message Regarding Student's Registration Information pp2

Important Message Regarding Student's Registration Information - Please read to update your student's information.

East Chambers Announces New Mobile Site mobile-site

East Chambers website is easier to read on a mobile device with the use of the Schoolpointe Stay Connected App. You can download this app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. You then select which schools you would like to view.or keep up with.


EC K-2 GT Nominations Open

EC K-2 is opening a window for parents, teachers, and community members who would like to nominate a child for our GT program. The window is now through the 15th of November. Please contact the student’s teacher or come to the Elementary office to pick up a nomination form. The nominations are only one part of the GT Placement Process. All nominations will be due for K-2 on November 15th by 3:00.


EC Volleyball All-District Announced vb1

2017 Volleyball All-District

Offensive MVP -Emily Johnson
Defensive MVP -Kelli Silcox
Co-Outstanding Outside hitter- Brooke Charpiot
1st team   -  Brandi Robinson
2nd team  -  Montana Mitchell, Bekah Daniel
Honorable Mention - Shelby Johnson, Shelby Bennett

EC Fishing Teams fought rain, wind, and cold but found the fish on Sam Rayburn. fishing01
Lady Bucs Basketball Have a Great Year!

Congratulations to the Lady Bucs on an incredible year. District 23AAA runners up and a 28-5 record. The ladies won the Anahuac Tournament and the EC tourney and played hard in every game. Congrats to:

Gia Simien Offensive Player of the Year.  In her 3 years on varsity her teams have a 82-21 record, A district title, a co- district title and a runner up title to her credit.

Jalynn Guillory - First Team All-District

Kelli Silcox - Second Team All-District

Two Seniors - Gia and Chelsea Guillory - Thanks from a coach and a team for all your hard work. God Bless - Coach Michalko

EC Community Connections Winter 2017 ec-green
EC Soccer Wins Area! senior-soccer

EC Boys Soccer Defeated Mexia 2-1 Friday night to win the Area Title. Boys Regional Quarterfinal Playoff Game -- EC vs Center,  Tuesday, April 4th at 7:30 pm at Bulldog Stadium on the campus of Jasper High School. Go Bucs!

JH Band Competes at Regional Contest jhband1s

The Junior High Band earned straight ones in the Region X Playing and Sightreading Contest. They received the highest UIL award of Sweepstakes! Congratulations!

School Board hires Elementary Principal bdale

We are excited about our new Elementary Principal! Becky Dale is pictured here with Superintendent Scott Campbell and Board President, James Gibson. Welcome aboard!

Summer Camps new buc

Click on the Individual Camp for more details.



Volleyball Camp: 1st-4th Grade July 24-26
Volleyball Camp: 5th-8th Grade July 24-26


Girls Golf Competes at Regional

EC girl's golf finished 10th at Regionals. Shelby Johnson finished 24th overall and Bekah Daniel finished 28th, 208 and 217 respectively. A total of 85 girls participated. The team was very well behaved and represented EC very well in every way. Good Job Girls!

EC Honors Retirees retired-1

Celebrating retirees at Monday night's school board meeting! Roz McGovern, with 28 years of service, Steve Franzen, with 26 years of service, Lisa Franzen, with 33 years of service, and Betty Peebles with an amazing 45 years of service!

EC High Schoolers get a personal class in Basic Blacksmithing art-sp-01

Saturday, the 13th, A small group of EC high schoolers went with Ms. Mitchell to Gladys City Boomtown, by Lamar University, to work with Rob Flurry in the Southern Carriage Works Building. The class was from 10am to 1pm and covered forge and fire starting, Local history of blacksmithing, nail-making, and spiral and twist pulling. 

Who's Who at ECHS Announced whoswho

Who's Who - Camryn Burkhalter, Taylor Evans, Anddy Lopez, Collin McGovern, Skyler Spencer, Peter Stewart, Stefanny Aguirre, Rebekah Daniel, Luke Devillier, Kaevon Harmon, Emily Johnson, Kelli Silcox, Darla Spencer

Congrats to All!

Region 5 Names Campbell as 2017 Superintendent of the Year sc

Region 5 Education Service Center is pleased to announce the regional winner for TASB’s 2017 Superintendent of the Year, Mr. Scott Campbell of East Chambers ISD. Mr. Campbell has been superintendent there since 1997 and has exhibited exemplary and visionary leadership toward improving student performance, which is the very mission of the award. He was chosen for his strong leadership skills, dedication to improving the quality of education at East Chambers ISD, and his commitment to public support and involvement in education. 

ECISD Update

East Chambers ISD will begin school on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Buses will run at their regular times. Parents, please do not worry about school supplies if you have not already purchased them. We have plenty to start school. Also, no student will be charged for breakfast or lunch during the month of September, so don't worry about sending money unless your child wants to purchase items from the snack or a la carte lines. Depending on our suppliers of milk and produce, the menu may be temporarily modified, but we do have milk to serve with meals that will be prepared next week. We are ready and excited to get started.

The District understands there are some families who are displaced and may not be able to begin on Tuesday. No worries. They will not be counted absent until they are able to return to school. The District also understands that there are people who need their children back in school because they have to work, and they can rest assured their children are provided transportation, a hot breakfast and lunch, and a safe place.

Scott Campbell,

Superintendent ECISD

Chambers County 4-H Announces Open House 4h

The 2017 Chambers County 4-H Open House has been rescheduled to Tuesday, October 3, 2017. It will be held at the White Memorial Park Community Building from 5 to 7 p.m. All Chambers County 4-H Clubs will have a booth so parents can talk to club leaders and parents and kiddos can get to know current 4-H members.

Character Trait Awards Presented at Elementary el-2-4

This six weeks students focused on the character trait of trustworthiness. These students were chosen by their classroom teachers because they work hard to always exhibit this trait. 

EC Announces extension of Meal Waiver

East Chambers ISD applied for and was granted an extension of the Hurricane Harvey flexibility waiver in the National School Lunch and Breakfast program.  Students will not be charged for breakfasts or lunches through November 30, 2017.  

East Chambers ISD announces that all students in PK-12 will be able to eat free breakfasts and lunches through November 30, 2017 unless the student is purchasing off the a la carte snack line.  Parents do not need to send money or add to their child's account during the month of November for regular breakfasts or lunches.  We will resume normal qualifications in December.

EC Foundation Grants go under the Microscope ef-biology

Thank you EC Education Foundation for your gift of the i-pad microscope technology. Check out EC Biology Students as they complete a lab on root systems.

Winners of Ms. Bull's Reading Olympics Announced overall

Winners of the Reading Olympics held in Ms. Bull's classes last week have been announced. They are:


One Act Play Advances to Area uiloap

Congratulations to EC One Act Play on your advancement to Area!

Credeur Wins in Bass Tournament bcfish

Braeden Credeur of the EC Bass Fishing Club won $500 in the conservation program at the BASS Tournament held on Lake Sam Rayburn on March 8th. Congrats, Braeden!

Groundbreaking Held for New Elementary Building gb-345

Groundbreaking at our new 3,4,5 building was held Monday, April 10th, just before our regular school board meeting. Projected finish is the start of the 2018 school year. We can't wait for this beautiful addition to be completed!

Buc Baseball Season Comes to an End bbteam

EC Bucs Baseball came to an end, Saturday, after coming back in the second half of the season to end up in a 3 way tie for the final play-off spot. The Bucs never gave up and fought till the end. The Bucs should be strong next year, but will miss Senior Kaine Barron. Good Job Bucs!


Culinary Team visits Cooking School in Houston 515-bsandbd

Wednesday, May 11, 2017, the East Chambers Culinary Team traveled to Central Market Cooking School in Houston, Texas.  Training under Chef Juan Gonzalez and Chef Katherine, the students learned hands on knife skills and how to prepare Chicken Provencale.  

Athletic Forms Reminder bsm


The summer is half way over and August is right around the corner.  We need your help as we work to get our athletes ready for the first day of practices.  Please follow this link Athletic Pre-Participation Paperwork and fill out the forms located on the site.  You will need your student's school ID number. 

High School Schedule PickUp Announced hs-schedule

SENIORS - Thursday, August 17     -     9:00 - 11:30

JUNIORS -  Thursday, August 17     -     1:00 - 3:30

SOPHOMORES - Friday, August 18  -     9:00 - 11:30

FRESHMEN - Tuesday, August 15  -     5:30 pm in HS Auditorium OR 6:30 pm in HS Auditorium

Anyone who hasn't picked up their schedule yet - Monday, August 21 -   9:00 - 11:30

Click HERE for more information.

ECISD Contact for Homeless and Donations

Cindy Bull, the Special Populations Director, is the designated contact and homeless coordinator for East Chambers ISD. Donations can be coordinated with her and will be distributed to those in need including clothes and supplies. She may be reached at 409-296-8302 or 409-659-5860.

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Saturday, October 7, 2017 the East Chambers Culinary Team competed in the Texas Rice Festival Rice Cook-Off.  Congratulations to the EC Culinary team.  

Many days of hard work start to pay off for EC Ag Students at the Fort Worth Livestock Show. ec-ffa-fw
Intermediate Students Participate in Reading Olympics KB-RACE

Kaci Bull, a Reading teacher at the EC Intermediate School, is having her students participate in a Reading Olympics. ​ They have to read a STAAR passage and they go through the event to get one question at a time. They have had a sack race and an obstacle course.On Friday they we will have an awards ceremony. 

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2017-2018 EC Buccadears Announced 17-18-buccadears

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 ECHS Buccadears. Go Bucs!

ECHS Student Council attends State Convention sc-trip

The high school student council went to State Convention this past weekend in Arlington, Texas. These students attended breakout sessions at convention where they got to hear nationally recognized motivational speakers. They also got to go to a Texas Rangers game and Six Flags.

Student Trainers attend Annual Workshop spr-med

Wednesday April 26, 2017 our sports medicine department was represented by several students at the annual Athletic Trainers' of the Golden Triangle Student Workshop.  During this workshop, hosted at Lamar University's Dauphin Athletic Complex and sponsored by Christus Beaumont Bone and Joint Institute; students learn about various topics that are important to an athletic trainer.  This years itinerary consisted of heat illnesses, lightning safety, basic ankle anatomy, advance taping techniques, and basic wound care. 

UIL State Wind Festival state-band

The East Chamber Bucanner Band performed in the University of Texas in Bates Recital Hall held on May 6th.

The drum majors Madison Racca, Stefanny Aguirre and Evelyn Rojas accepted their UIL plaque for their Distinguished Performance.

EC Bass Club ends season ecbassclub

The East Chambers Bass Club ended their first season in the Southeast Texas High School Fishing Association with a bang! Last weekend, nine EC teams competed in the two-championship tournament that was held on Lake Sam Rayburn. Teams had to qualify to compete in this event. 

PK/K Registration Continues

PK/K Registration

Parents may pick up a packet at anytime from the front office.  Parents may ONLY turn in completed packets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-10 am and 1-2 pm on Wednesdays.  All information must be provided including up to date shots before registration will be accepted.


Superintendent Announces "Buy a Buc a Book" Program bookaneer


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As your Superintendent, I would like to introduce an initiative involving third through eighth grades at EC that we ask you to consider.  We are making a concerted effort at EC to get students to read more on their own – just for the pleasure and joy of reading.  A side effect of reading more is that students become more successful in all of their academic pursuits.  This initiative is a way for the good citizens of our community to directly impact the education of our children.  We are providing a list of books that are considered standards for children’s literature or that have been approved by at least one family-centered organization, according to the Texas Education Agency which provides the list to parents on their child’s STAAR Student Report.  I am providing the list here for you.  

Free Breakfast and Lunch for Displaced Students

Students Displaced From Their Home Due to Hurricane Harvey and/or the Flooding That Followed:

Parents – the McKinney Vento Act allows free breakfast and lunch and other services to those students for the rest of the school year without having to fill out the free/reduced meal forms.

Please go online and fill out the Residency Form for your child reflecting the living arrangements during the displacement.  The form is very specific and easy to follow. (using Parent Portal, Registration)

If you have any questions, please call me, Cindy Bull, 296-8302.  I am contacting parents as names are given to me also.  Please help me identify all students that qualify for these services.

Free Breakfasts and Lunches for Students through October 31, 2017!

East Chambers ISD announces that all students in PK-12 will be able to eat free breakfasts and lunches through October 31, 2017 unless the student is purchasing off the a la carte snack line.  Parents do not need to send money or add to their child's account during the month of October for regular breakfasts or lunches.  We will resume normal qualifications in November. 

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The East Chambers Welding Team competed at the Texas Rice Festival welding competition on Wednesday, October 4th.

EC Culinary Team Competes in Houston culinary-hstn

The EC Culinary Team is "serving it up" at the chopped competition at the Culinary Institute LeNotre in Houston. Sponsor Jenny Vidrine has done an excellent job preparing these aspiring chefs.

March is National Athletic Training Month NATM

March, a time of year when many sports are in full swing and everyone is busy playing their game.  The athletic trainers are working behind the scenes keeping the athletes in the game.  The athletic trainer is a person that specializes in sports related injuries.  These individuals are charged with recognizing, treating, and rehabilitating most athletic type injuries.  They work in collaboration with physicians and other health care professionals to bring the best care possible to active individuals.  

Chicken Club Announces Poster Winners chickenclub

The Noon Optimist Club sponsors the "Chicken Club" for fourth grade students at East Chambers Elementary.  They recently held a poster contest with the subject of being "Drug Free."  The winners of the contest were Lincoln Trove, Madison Harding, and Mallory Frederick.  There are pictured  with Officer Jimmy Mount, Deputy Dan, and Commissioner  Jimmy Gore.   The students received a Kindle Fire.

Bucs Soccer lose in overtime at Regional Quarterfinals soccer-center

The Boys EC Soccer Team lost to Center, 3-1 in overtime, at the Boys Regional Quarterfinal Playoff Game at Jasper High School last Tuesday night. We are so proud of all of you and the program in its first year of existence. Way to Go Bucs!

EC Culinary Team competes at YPS CT-CAKE

Thursday, April 27, 2017, East Chambers Culinary Team entered food items in the Youth Project Show in Anahuac, TX.  

Red Ribbon Winners (2nd place in each category) were Lindsey Bertrand with 'Rockin' Roll Rolls', Bekah Daniel with 'Coconutty Cake', Bailey Stobart with 'Bunny Bark', Harley Sonnier with 'Bourbon Street Beignets' and Ellie Miller with 'Fudgy Pudgy Cake'.  


F.L.A.S.H. Program Dates Set flash

Purpose: To provide family life and sexual health education to 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students and their parents.  Today, kids are faced with incredible pressures.  Being aware of physical, emotion, and mental changes provides a structure for understanding the human body.  UTMB offers an amazing health education curriculum specifically designed for 10-12 year olds, with instruction related to human anatomy and reproduction.

Where: PDC Bldg

When: Mon, May 15, 6:00-7:30pm

                Mon, May 22, 6:00-7:30pm

Click here for an overview.

Elementary Meet the Teacher Dates Announced

Meet the teacher:

Tuesday 8/22-Grades PK-1-3

Thursday 8/24-Grades K-2-4


Only parents or guardians will be allowed to pick up teacher information. Parents/guardians will meet the teacher, fill out first week transportation forms and drop off school supplies. Conferences will be scheduled at a later date.

You may pick up teacher information either night but you will not be able to meet the teacher or drop off school supplies except on your scheduled night.

Calling All Bleacher Creatures!

The East Chambers Athletic Booster Club is organizing Bleacher Creatures again for the 2017 Football Season.  





East Chambers ISD adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year's tax rate. 

Time to Start Ordering Yearbooks! yearbook
ECHS Wins UIL Contest

Congratulations to all participants of the East Chambers High School District U.I.L. Academic Competition. They won 1st place by over 450 points! Great Job! On to Regionals!

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Hi, Families!
Our Pennies for Patients campaign will run April 10-28, and the final countdown has begun! On Friday, April 7, your child will attend a school kickoff assembly for this exciting event. Make a note to ask him or her about it. A parent letter will also be heading your way as well, so be sure to check your child’s backpack.

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EC Girls Varsity Track Wins District

Congratulations to the East Chambers Lady Bucs for winning the 2017 Track and Field District Championship. The team scored an astounding 301 points beating second place by 221 points. Fantastic job by all the athletes and coaches. Here are the results (top two place in each event advance to Regionals):

Suggested School Supply Lists for 2017-2018

Elementary - PreK - 4th

Interm/Junior High - 5th - 8th

EC Runnin' Bucs All-District Announced

Congratulations to the EC Runnin' Bucs making All-District!

Kordell David      Co-Defensive Player of the year

Kameron Smith   Newcomer of the year

Jayce Guillory      2nd team All District

Kaevon Harmon   2nd team All District

2017-2018 School Calendar Announced cal17-18

The school calendar for 2017-2018 was approved by the school board on Monday, March 20. Click here to view it.

EC Tennis competes at District Meet districttennis

The EC Tennis team competed at the district tennis tournament on March 29. Jacob Tolbert and Cristian Martinez were 2nd in boys doubles. Skyler Spencer and Camryn Burkhalter were 3rd in girls doubles. Max Melancon and Lindsey Bertrand were 3rd in mixed doubles.  Jacob and Cristian will compete in the regional tennis tournament in College Station on April 17th and 18th.

EC Boys Varsity Track Wins District ec-track

The East Chambers Boys Varsity track team captured the 2017 23-AAA crown in a tightly contested battle.  The Bucs ended up scoring 124 points with the Hardin Hornet and Anahuac Panthers close behind at 119 points.  This track season showed a lot of promise for the future, we had a very young team. 

Soccer Girls All-District Announced

20-4A Soccer Girls All-District

1st Team: Selene Gurrola

2nd Team: Vanessa Gonzalez, Andrea Aviles

Honorable Mention: JP Perez

Congrats to All of You!

EC Dominates 20-4A All-District Soccer

20-4A Soccer All-District

Offensive MVP- Brandon Ruiz

1st Team: Eduardo Hernandez, Andres Velazquez, Cruz Lopez-Chavez, Eulises Rosales, Jesus Lopez

2nd Team: Arturo Orduna, Juan Lopez, Jose Chavez

Honorable Mention: Axel Davila, Dario Moreno

Congrats to All of You!