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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.  

Calling All Bleacher Creatures!

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

Suggested School Supply Lists for 2017-2018

Elementary - PreK - 4th

Interm/Junior High - 5th - 8th

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.

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

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!

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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

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.


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


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.

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.

Order your 2016-2017 Yearbooks! yb-17

Click here to order your 2016-2017 Yearbook! You're in it. Do you have it?

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!

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

Mr. & Miss EC; Valedictorian & Salutatorian

Collin McGovern & Camryn Burkhalter

Congratulations to both of you!

Provine Pictures announces Graduating Senior Pictures grad-order-form


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.

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. 

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.  

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.

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. 

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.

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 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!

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!


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 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. 

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):

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. 

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'.  


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!

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:

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!

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. 

Elementary Announces Pennies for Patients Campaign lls

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.

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!

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.

Drill Team Officer Try-outs Announced

Drill Team Officer Try-outs are Thursday, April 20th.  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.

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!

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.

2017-2018 EC Buccadears Announced 17-18-buccadears

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 ECHS Buccadears. 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!

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!

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!

NHS holds Blood Drive nhs-blood
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!

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.

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!

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.

2017-2018 HS Cheerleaders Announced 1718hscheer
One Act Play Advances to Area uiloap

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

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!

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!

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.

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 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

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. 

EC Community Connections Winter 2017 ec-green
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 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!

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 Boys Soccer win District in first season! boys soccer

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


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:


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!

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!

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.  

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.

JH Drill Team Tryouts Announced

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

Click here for the results. Good Luck to All.


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. 

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!


Bass Fishing Club Recognized bfc

East Chambers ISD Board of Trustees recognized the Bass Fishing Club at Monday's regular board meeting. Team members able to attend and their captains are pictured below. The teams have competed in 2 tournaments to date and will compete in 3 more with the possibility of competing in the championship. Congratulations, students and captains on a successful season thus far!

EC Hires new HS Principal akoch

East Chambers ISD Board of Trustees hired Allen Koch as the new high school principal beginning next school year at Monday's regular meeting. Pictured are Superintendent Scott Campbell, Allen Koch, and current high school principal, Steve Franzen.

EC Hosting several Basketball Playoff Games

EC will be hosting several playoff games over the next few days. Come out and see some great basketball!


Friday, Feb. 17---Boys Warmup game---EC boys basketball vs Sabine Pass-4 pm

Friday, Feb. 17---Girls playoff game---Ozen/Galveston Ball-7 pm

Monday, Feb. 20---Boys playoff game---Kirbyville/LaMarque-7 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 21---Boys playoff game---Ozen/Porter-7:30 pm

EC CX Debate Teams excel at Meet debate17-1

EC's CX teams competed in district on January 26th. We came away with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Morgan Shifflet and Alaina Clements placed 1st, Adrian Panagua and Jason Schexsnaider placed 2nd, and Dalton Stewart and Kaleb Dodd placed 3rd. Morgan Shifflet recevied an award for hightest debate points. The first and second place teams will compete in the State tournament on March 13th. Congrats to all!

JH Cheerleaders 2017-2018 Announced

Giselle Avalos, Breelee Barron, Maci Charpiot, 

Hailey Cope, Lainee Gaspard, Jillian Gentile, 

Cadence Green, Hailey Manuel, Zoey McDonald, 

Trystan Pinkard, Braeleigh Pinson, Brianna Sanchez

Culinary Team competes in Houston cul-tea,

Friday, January 27, 2017, the East Chambers Culinary team competed at LeNotre Culinary Institute in Houston.  The EC Chefs competed against 14 other schools.  The team represented East Chambers very well.  They were given mystery basket ingredients including chicken, pineapple and fruit roll ups and prepared beautiful and tasty dishes for the judges under extreme pressure.  

JH Cheer Tryouts Announced

Cheer tryouts will be held Friday, February 10th.  Candidates may click the link to view tryout material: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5BRM-gjX1renFQuY1O27k0pJXxb_iNR3


Results will be posted here Friday.

Project Graduation 2017 announces Drawdown



Please make checks in the amount of  $100 to EC Project Graduation. Please turn in all forms with payment to PENNY MCCULLOUGH or ROZ MCGOVERN or ECHS OFFICE. If you have questions, please call Crystal Harrington 656-8365 or Angela McBride 466-7013. Click here for ticket form.

Thank you for supporting the Class of 2017!

EC Fishing Team compete in 2nd Tournament slade2

The EC Bass Fishing Club continued their success in their Second Tournament.

East Chambers Fishing Club off to great start! lane

EC Fishing Club got off to a great start in their First Tournament of the Season.

EC and Lee College announce dual credit info session
  • Who: Parents of students interested in dual credit college courses
  • What: Informational session presented by Lee College
  • Where: East Chambers High School
  • When: Monday, Feb. 6 at 6 pm

For more information, contact Tammie Gilfillian at tammie@eastchambers.net or 296-8166. 

JH Basketball game change notice for Feb. 2

There has been a change for the  games on February 2. There will be one JH girls and one boys game with both being played at Bob Hope. No games will be played at EC on this date. 

ECISD Education Foundation announces Grant Winners ef-rnd2

The ECISD Education Foundation announced Student Experience Grant winners this morning. The foundation called for this second round of grants to give teachers the opportunity to provide their students with experiences they may not otherwise have. Overall, the foundation awarded a total of $16,781.81 for 12 grants. 

JH Lady Bucs Basketball Update devers

The season is off and running in Lady Buc basketball style. The girls have worked hard and are reaping the benefits. The lady Bucs have filled 4 teams this year and the winning tradition continues. Currently the girls are in district play and are doing well.


PG 2017 announces fund raiser

Project Graduation 2017 T-shirt Fundraiser

We are selling an EC T-shirt in your choice of short sleeve, long sleeve or baseball sleeve styles. The deadline to order is January 31, 2017. Please turn in all orders with payment to your school office. If you have questions, please call Crystal Harrington 656-8365 or Angela McBride 466-7013. Thank you for supporting the Class of 2017! Click here for the T-shirt order form.

JH Boys Basketball Updates

The 8th Grade Runnin' Bucs competed in two tournaments over the last two weekends. January 6th and 7th, the Bucs placed 2nd in the All Saints Tournament

Powerlifters compete in Liberty

Here are the results from the Liberty League Powerlifting meet Jan. 12th.

  • 1st place - Zane Wheat
  • 2nd place - Ruben Jaramillo
  • 2nd place - Keagan Childree
  • 2nd place - Stevi Rutherford
  • 2nd place - Kylie Rogers
  • 2nd place - Rachael Smith
  • 3rd place - Mackenzie Ortego

Good Job Bucs!

Athletic Trainers attend Workshop GHAT

Pictured: Kody Thibodeaux, Lacee Maldonado, Kayla DeYoung, Karlee Barron, ​

Saturday, January 7th was the 30th annual Greater Houston Athletic Trainers' Society (GHATS) student workshop. This year some of our students got to attend this enormous event. This event is the largest free student workshop in the nation. Students get to learn about different topics as they relate to athletic training. 

Buccadear Drill Team Clinic Announced

The Buccadear Drill Team Clinic will be Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, in the HS Auditorium. Ages: 4 years - 8th grade. Early Registration Fee (on or before Fri. Jan 6th): $30 per child

Late Registration at the door, Jan. 7th, $40 per child

Each participant will receive a clinic t-shirt and be allowed to perform at the EC Follies on Monday, Jan. 16th. Click Here for the registration form. 

EC Hosts Chopped Competition chop1


East Chambers hosted it's 3rd annual Chopped competition Wednesday, December 7, 2016.  The competition consisted of mystery bags containg ingredients that must be used in an appetizer, entree and dessert round.  The teams all worked very hard and did a fantastic job.  Congratulations go to H-F with a first place win.  East Chambers took home the Overall best Appetizer round with a fried rice dish.  

New Football Field Video

Swank Sports Video of new turf football field at East Chambers High School. Click on picture for link to video.

new field

Ag Mechanics Compete at local meets bc-am

In an Ag Mechanics Competition held on Dec. 2nd, Braeden Credeur placed 8th out of about 90 kids. He had also received a buckle for Grand Champion Overall with his project at the Texas Rice Festival. Congradulations Braeden!

HS Student Council and Honor Society completes Food Drive hs-fd

The East Chambers High School Student Council and National Honor Society completed a very successful Thanksgiving Food Drive.  The final count was 2,238 cans, and donations were made to the Ministerial Alliance and St. Vincent de Paul.  Pictured are Collin McGovern, Anddy Lopez, and Colby Quave. Thanks to all who participated.​

Leading the way for can collection was Mrs. Gavard's 2nd period class. They turned in a total of 646 cans.

Thanks to all for participating!


EC PG 2017 announces fund raiser with Winnie Whataburger pg17-wb

Whataburger will donate 25% of the proceeds from 6-8pm on Wed Dec 7th back to EC Project Graduation. Click on picture for more details and help support EC Project Graduation.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service presents a Merry Extension Christmas mextc

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service in Chambers County will present a Merry Extension Christmas, Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Whites Park. Click on Picture for details.

WACC Presents Christmas in the Park this Saturday 2016citp

** update ** Event cancelled due to expected bad weather Saturday. **


The Winnie Area Chamber of Commerce will have the 2016 Christmas in the Park, Saturday, Dec.3.

Special Services Notice to Destroy old Records

The Special Services Department of the East Chambers Independent School District is preparing to destroy personally identifiable information on those students who received special education services prior to the 2009 school years but have since left the district or have been dismissed from special education.  Information to be destroyed includes referral data, notice/consent documents, assessment reports and supporting data, ARD committee deliberations and IEP’s, 504 records and dyslexia records.  Individuals not wanting their special education records destroyed will have until November 28, 2016 to call the district’s Special Services Department at 296-6100 to arrange a date and time to come by and pick up their records.

FFA Greenhand Quiz Team Competes at Area ffa-gh-area

Congratulations to the East Chambers FFA Greenhand Quiz team as they competed at the Area IX LDE contest this Tuesday. The girls placed 7th out of 96 schools in the area! ​​

EC Volleyball All-District Selections Announced vb-ad

District 23AAA Girls Volleyball


Co-Offensive MVP

Emily Johnson (EC)


Outstanding Middle Blocker

Kelli Silcox


  Gia Simien


Brooke Charpiot

Honorable Mention

Shelby Johnson

Lexi Booze

Bekah Daniel

FFA Students compete at TVE tve-jg

At the Trinity Valley Expo. many East Chambers FFA students competed and were successful in multiple events. Jillian Gentile competed in the junior prepared public speaking contest, in which she won reserve champion overall! In the livestock show our students excelled, Sam Neuman was Reserve Champion American Commercial heifer.

EC FFA Competes in Ricebelt Event ffa-rbd-lde

East Chambers FFA students competed in the Ricebelt District Leadership Development Events this Monday. East Chambers had multiple teams competing, the Greenhand quiz team placed first in the district and will advance to Area! Cadence Ridgaway received first place as an individual in the Greenhand quiz contest! Congratulations to all of the students that competed! 

JH Football Updates

The 7th grade Bucs ended the year on a high note! The Bucs defeated the Anahuac Panthers 26-14. The Bucs played a great game offensively and defensively. The Bucs were led on offense by Jesus Lopez who could not be tackled by the Panthers.

 The 8th grade Bucs battled the undefeated Panthers for the district championship. The Bucs defeated the Panthers 20-0 and are the district champions! The Bucs defense held the Panthers to 44 total yards on the night. Offensively, JaSean Franklin had 18 carries for 154 yards and 3 touchdowns and Mason Schepf had 11 carries for 101 yards. Congrats to the Bucs on a great season, finishing 5-2 overall and 4-1 in district. 

Information for parents for November 8, 2016

There has been some discussion about an unauthorized visitor at the Junior High Campus yesterday at the end of the day.  We did have a person come onto the campus without a pass who was briefly kneeling at one of our flagpoles; however, there was no interaction with any of our students, and he left after a few minutes.  We do not have any reason to believe that there was any threat.

​We are using the episode to practice our safety and security measures today.  There should be no alarm as we drill during the day today.  ​These drills and measures give us the practice we need to ensure everyone is safe in the event of a real threat.

​Thank you for your concern.  As always, your child's safety is of the utmost importance to ECISD.

Scott Campbell,

Superintendent ECISD


High School Participates in Red Ribbon Week hs-halloween

High School students participated in a week of spirit to celebrate their choice to be drug free, by dressing up for Halloween to scare away drugs.


Varsity Football Updates Varsity Football

The Bucs lost to Hitchcock 45 to 14 last Friday night. They will take on the Anahuac Panthers in Winnie, Friday night at 7:30. Go Bucs!


Elementary Participates in Red Ribbon Week el-redweek

Elementary students participated in a week of spirit to celebrate their choice to be drug free, by dressing up in red on one of the days. 

Band and Drill Team Parent Night Announced

East Chambers Band and Drill Team Parent Night will be held Friday, November 4th at Buccaneer Stadium, in a pre-game ceremony beginning at 6:15 PM. During this event, marching band and drill team members will be introduced along with their parents. The highlight of the festivity will be the announcement of all senior member accomplishments.  

East Chambers community members are encouraged to arrive early to the pre-game event and show support for these hard working organizations.

EC Athletics Fund Raiser Announced winnie-dodge

This Friday come take a test drive with Winnie Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram outside Buccaneer Stadium before the football game against Anahuac High School! For each test drive taken between 4:30-7pm Winnie Dodge will donate $20 to East Chambers Athletics! Come support your Bucs!

JV Football Updates JV Football
Lady Bucs Volleyball Win Bi-District, Advance to Area hs-vb

Lady Bucs Volleyball wins Bi-District game last night against Rice Consolidated, and is advancing to the area round in playoffs. We will play tomorrow, November 3rd, at Splendora High School 7pm, against Central Heights. Go Lady Bucs!


Splendora High School  

23747 FM 2090

Splendora, TX 77372

Barn Hill visits Elementary Mr. Campbell with a sloth (sloth on left)

Today, representatives from the Barn Hill Animal Preserve brought some special animals to visit the elementary school and gave an educational presentation to some of our students.

Senior Pictures Wednesday! sr-letter

Attention 2017 Seniors and Parents! Please click here for an important announcement about senior pictures this Wednesday!

Lady Bucs Volleyball advances to Playoffs!

Lady Bucs volleyball team played their last regular season game last night. Finishing 2nd in district, the Lady Bucs will be advancing to playoffs.  

We will have a warm-up game against Deweyville on Friday Oct 28th @ EC starting at 3:30 pm.

Bi-District playoff game will be against Rice Consolidated November 1st@ Summer Creek High School.  Game will start at 7 pm. Hope to see you there. Go Lady Bucs!



Summer Creek High School

14000 Weckford Blvd

Houston, Tx 77044

Band Honoring long time educator with donation band-ee-form

We are dedicating our last home game of the season on November 4th to long time educator Mrs. Essie Espinosa. 

We will be selling the shirts below to wear at the last home game of the season.  All proceeds raised will be donated at halftime in her honor to the American Cancer Society! 

Please join in helping us pass the word around the community!  Click Here for the order form.  I will be sending off orders at the end of this week and next week! You can send orders through school mail to Holly Cravy- ECHS, or drop them off at the band hall!

Thanks for your support!  Holly


Red Ribbon Week Days

Red Ribbon Week

Spirit Days: October 24th-31st

You are invited to participate in a week of spirit to celebrate our choice to be drug free. Please remember to follow the school dress code.


Intermediate /Junior High

High School

Elementary Fall Fest This Saturday fallfest

East Chambers Elementary will have Fall Fest on Saturday, October 29th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  There will be lots of games, activities, and fun for the whole family.  You can even wear your favorite costume!  All proceeds go straight into the student activity account and benefit all students of East Chambers Elementary.  Come and join the fun!!!  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school office at (409) 296-2980. 

We are still in need of the following donated items:

2 Litter Drinks              Baked Goods     

Candy (for prizes)              $2 Donations

Thank you for your support!

Cross Country Boys and Girls District Champs! cc-teams

Congradulations to the Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams. Both teams are District Champs!

The boys were led by top 10 finishes of Grayson Galbreath with a 5th place finish and his best time of 19:51, McCain Deviller in 8th, and Nathan Singh in 10th.  Also contributing were Peter Stewart, Kolby Kahla, Jayce Guillory, and Beau Seal.  This is the boys 3rd consecutive district championship.

The girls were led by top 10 finishes of Bianca Bagwell in 3rd and Jalynn Guillory in 5th.  Also contributing and running their best times were Karleigh Price, Cameron Hester, Kealy Trevino, Cassie Kemmer, and Maria Vargas.  Great job girls.

Alex Varella competed in the Jv division and finished 3rd.

The team now advances to the regional cross country meet in Huntsville on October 29.   

Homecoming Queen and King Announced HC-K&Q

Gia Simien was crowned Homecoming Queen Friday night at the Halftime ceremonies, and Trevor Thomas was named Homecoming King, Saturday night at the Homecoming Dance. The Bucs defeated the Hardin Hornets 42 - 0 at the game. Congrats to all!


Cheer Clinic Announced

Varsity Cheer Clinic will be Saturday, October 22nd from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Click here for the attached form and details.

JH Volleyball Updates


Girls JH Volleyball season is off to a great start.  We have 47 young ladies representing the green and gold of East Chambers. We have had a great pre-season training and the girls look great. The incoming seventh graders are learning quickly while following the eighth graders leadership. 

ECJH Honor Society present supplies to CC Child Welfare Board ECJH Honor Society

The East Chambers National Junior Honor Society partnered with the Chambers County Child Welfare Board for one of their service projects this year. The honor society students are required to earn 100 service hours throughout the year. Students spent time fundraising $3100.00 to purchase 100 duffle bags, hygiene kits, blankets, teddy bears, crayons, and coloring books from Together We Rise. 

Adrian Anaya Wins TRF Welding Contest TRF Welding Contest

The Jr. Welding division of the 2016 TEXAS RICE FESTIVAL WELDING CONTEST was won by Adrian Anaya of East Chambers FFA. LIT hosted the event that gather more than 125 welders from across Southeast Texas High Schools to compete. Good Job Adrian!

EC Culinary Team Competes at TRF HS Culinary Team

The East Chambers Culinary Team Competed at the Texas Rice Festival on Saturday, October 1, 2016.  Congratulations EC Culinary Team!

Appetizer round: 2nd place Carlei Porter, 3rd place Lindsey Bertrand.  Main Dish Round:  2nd place Ellie Miller, 3rd place Maddie Racca.  Honorable mention:  Harley Sonnier and Selena Moreno.   

Assistant Band Director Published Success

Jeff Collier, assistant Band Director at EC, recently wrote an article for Southwestern Musician magazine. Click Here for the complete article. Great Job!

Homecoming Court Announced

2016 EC Homecoming Court

Senior Court

(L-R) - Yuliana Sosa, Landon McBride, Gia Simien, Trevor Thomas, Skyler Spencer, Patrick Greene

Fresh., Soph., & Jr. Court

Back Row (L-R) - Mason Case (freshman), Jayce Guillory (sophomore), TafarI Greene (junior)

Front Row (L-R) - Diana Mireles Vargas (freshman), Lexi Booze (sophomore), Sade Hale (junior)

HS Homecoming Week Dress Up Days

Color Day- 10-13-16

Twin Day- 10-12-16

Wacky Tacky Day- 10-11-16

Animal Day- 10-10-16


Homecoming Dance Announced

The Homecoming Dance is Saturday from 8-11pm at the Methodist Church activity building in Winnie. The Homecoming King will be announced at the dance.

Meal Applications Due

All Meal Applications from the 2015-2016 school year will expire on October 3, 2016.  You can pick up an application at your students campus office,from the cafeterias, or on this website under Departments, Child Nutrition, Documents. (English or Spanish)

Throwback Day at EC HS
EC Announces Formation of Fishing Club

East Chambers ISD is forming a fishing club. The purpose of this club is to teach our youth to fish and to use these skills to fish in competitive bass fishing tournaments. The club is open to all students from 7th through 12th grades. There will be an informational meeting on Monday, September 26th at 7:00 pm at the East Chambers Ag building for students and their parents who are interested in participating. We are also looking for adults with boats who would like to help these students bu being boat captains. If you are interested in participating, please plan to attend the meeting. 

JH Cheerleaders selling T-shirts

East Chambers JH Cheerleaders are having a T-shirt Fundraiser. Click here for the order form.

Varsity Volleyball Updates
JV Volleyball Updates jv vb tournament

EC JV volleyball girls participated in a tournament in Warren on Sept. 8th and 10th.  EC battled Splendora in the Gold Bracket Championship but fell short in the 3rd game 21-25. EC JV girls were proud to earn 2nd place!! They played very hard and worked as a team! 

Back row left to right: Brandi LeBlanc, Montana Smith, Tyanna Randle, Montana Mitchell, Bailey Williams, Harlie Collier, Tori Foreman, and Shawnee Craigen 

Kneeling left to right: Rachel Smith and Brandi Robinson

Chambers County 4-H Open House Announced

There will be a Chambers County 4-H Open House event on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at White Memorial Park Community Building in Anahuac. The purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity for people who are interested in learning more about 4-H to come out and meet current 4-Hers and families, talk with the clubs that they would actually be joining and learn more about all of the wonderful project areas that 4-H offers. The event is open to anyone who resides in Chambers County and is totally FREE of charge. For more information, click here for the flyer.

School Picture Days Announced

School Picture Day:

Intermediate/Jr. High/High School - Wednesday, Sept. 14th

Elementary - Thursday, Sept. 15th

Click Here for Picture Day forms