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New coach hired for PJC's soccer programs

New coach hired for PJC's soccer programs

Paris Junior College welcomes Soccer Coach Sylvester Jallah to take the helm of the men’s and women’s soccer programs, bringing experience as both coach and player.  Both soccer teams are in Division I in the National Junior College Athletic Association. Sylvester Jallah, new men’s and...

06/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
New PISD teachers to receive pay increase after first year of employment

New PISD teachers to receive pay increase after first year of employment

At Monday night’s Paris Independent School District, board of trustees voted unanimously to give new teachers a pay raise after their first year of employment. The board voted to keep the base minimum salary at $33,000 for new hires which is almost 5,000 above the state required minimum...

06/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Date change for STAAR 2016 results

Date change for STAAR 2016 results

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) assessments has issued an important date change for the 2016 test reporting period. The results for the STAAR spring 2016 grades 3-8 administration were scheduled to be reported to districts on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.  This date...

06/22/2016 by eparisextra.com
TASSP Region 8 Outstanding Middle School Principal of the Year 2016-2017 - Kelli Stewart

TASSP Region 8 Outstanding Middle School Principal of the Year 2016-2017 - Kelli Stewart

Kelli Stewart, Principal of Frank Stone Middle School in North Lamar ISD, has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as a Region 8 Outstanding Principal of the Year.  TASSP recognizes outstanding principals from the twenty Regional Education Service...

06/21/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar finishes 6th in Lone Star Cup

North Lamar finishes 6th in Lone Star Cup

North Lamar Independent School District finished as 6th place in UIL’s 2016 4A Lone Star Cup standings.  The annual award is given to six high schools, one in each of the six UIL classifications (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A), based on their team performance in district and state...

06/20/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar to hold public meeting to discuss budget this week

North Lamar to hold public meeting to discuss budget this week

The North Lamar Independent School District will hold a public meeting on June 23, 2016 at 6 p.m. to discuss the school’s budget that will be adopted. The meeting will be held at the NL athletic facility located at 3201 Lewis Lane. A comparison of the proposed budget with last...

06/20/2016 by eparisextra.com
PJC offers summer activities for young people

PJC offers summer activities for young people

Paris Junior College is again offering the popular Kids’ College and Junior Law Enforcement Academy this summer. PJC Kids’ College will be held from July 11-14 and targets children completing grades K-5.  Classes are block scheduled and run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. Parents may...

06/17/2016 by eparisextra.com
PJC baseball coach resigns

PJC baseball coach resigns

Standing among 20 years of memorabilia in his office, Paris Junior College baseball coach and athletic director Deron Clark contemplates his next step – he has accepted the position of Athletic Director for New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, N.M. “It’s a combination of...

06/16/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris Junior College, Southeastern Oklahoma State University sign agreement to ease transition for transfer students

Paris Junior College, Southeastern Oklahoma State University sign agreement to ease transition for transfer students

Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Paris Junior College strengthened their relationship Tuesday with the signing of an agreement that will assist transfer students. This 2+2 articulation agreement allows a seamless transition for students transferring from PJC into seven additional...

06/16/2016 by eparisextra.com
PJC to sell Recreation Center

PJC to sell Recreation Center

The Paris Junior College Recreation Center located at 950 East Austin Street is for sale.  Only the building is for sale.  All of the athletic and weight lifting equipment originally purchased with the building is being relocated to the PJC campus. There are two gyms on the PJC campus, one...

06/15/2016 by eparisextra.com
State Board of Education seeks public input about assessments and accountability

State Board of Education seeks public input about assessments and accountability

The State Board of Education (SBOE) is issuing a survey in English and Spanish to seek public input about the state’s current assessment and accountability programs and gather suggestions for future program development. The survey will be open online to all Texans through June 30. From...

06/15/2016 by eparisextra.com
NLHS Band receives TBA 2016 Exemplary Band Program Award

NLHS Band receives TBA 2016 Exemplary Band Program Award

The Texas Bandmasters Association has named the North Lamar High School Band from Paris, Texas as recipient of a 2016 Exemplary Band Program Award. The band program staff includes Randy Jones (Director of Bands), Jason Smith, Roderick Boyce, Gina Ervin, Janie Logee, and Jason Smith.  TBA...

06/14/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris High School Choir students earn medals at state

Paris High School Choir students earn medals at state

Seven Paris High School choir students won medals at the State Class 4A UIL Choir Solo & Ensemble Contest in Pflugerville. Gold medalists earning superior ratings on their solo performances are Averi McFadden, Deja Sikes, and Autumn Albertson.  Deja Sikes also received the...

06/14/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar High welding certifications sealed

North Lamar High welding certifications sealed

Four students in Patt Swaims’ advanced welding class at North Lamar High School received their certifications.  David Vanderburg from Turner International Piping System gave the certification exam to the students. Pictured from left are Justin Sulsar who passed the 7018 Structural AWS...

06/14/2016 by eparisextra.com
Bailey students make music from wooden bars and mallets

Bailey students make music from wooden bars and mallets

Bailey Intermediate’s newly formed xylophone group, the Bailey Rhythm Rockets, performed for the first time this year for the Everett third graders who were touring the fourth and fifth grade campus. Using a series of wooden bars and striking them with a small wooden mallet, the Bailey...

06/13/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar hires Kent Craig as new head baseball coach

North Lamar hires Kent Craig as new head baseball coach

After last week’s school board meeting, the board approved the hiring of Kent Craig as the new head baseball coach. Craig has 13 years coaching experience.  He is currently with the Hughes Springs Independent School District serving as head baseball coach. Kent has seen numerous...

06/12/2016 by eparisextra.com
PJC softball players sign with universities

PJC softball players sign with universities

Courtney Meier, sophomore from Bryan, has signed with the University of Texas in Tyler. “I learned how to be a student athlete and get things done while I was at PJC,” Meier said.  “I loved UT-Tyler, the coaches and their knowledge of the game, the campus, the atmosphere...

06/11/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar-Delta Retired Teachers award PJC scholarships to area high school seniors

Lamar-Delta Retired Teachers award PJC scholarships to area high school seniors

Three area high school students received Lamar-Delta Retired Teachers and School Employees Association scholarships at the organization’s spring dinner held in the Paris Junior College Ballroom. The $1,000 scholarships are awarded to seniors in public school in Lamar or Delta counties who...

06/11/2016 by eparisextra.com
PJC honors athletes at awards ceremony

PJC honors athletes at awards ceremony

Paris Junior College athletes were honored at the PJC All-Sports Awards ceremony held recently in the Hunt Center.  Coaches recognized their players and recapped seasons, then presented awards.  The most valuable player for each team was recognized, as was the most valuable player in all...

06/10/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris Junior High students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

Paris Junior High students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

The Paris Junior High School Chapter of National Junior Honor Society inducted seventh graders as new members recently.  Members must have a cumulative grade point average of 89.5;  however, membership is more than just academic.  Students must also demonstrate high standards in leadership,...

06/10/2016 by eparisextra.com