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PISD to decide on new buses today

PISD to decide on new buses today

The Paris Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet today at noon to vote on purchasing new school buses for the district. The contract is to purchase 8 new school buses. The cost of each bus is about $90,000. The board will also have its final budget workshop and go into...

05/31/2016 by eparisextra.com
PJC to offer basketball camps in June

PJC to offer basketball camps in June

Paris Junior College will offer a men’s and women’s basketball camp in June. The information for each camp is listed below, and links to registration forms may be found at www.parisjc.edu/athletics, under either Men’s Basketball or Women’s Basketball. The PJC...

05/31/2016 by eparisextra.com
Reed of Roxton High signs with Texas A & M Commerce Rodeo Team

Reed of Roxton High signs with Texas A & M Commerce Rodeo Team

Senior Dane Reed signed his letter of intent to attend Texas A & M Commerce on the Rodeo Team. Pictured Front Row:  Cathy Reed, mother, Dane Reed, Jeff Reed, father Back Row:  Kelly Pickle, Roxton ISD Superintendent, Courtney White and Dameon White, TAMU-Commerce Rodeo Team Directors,...

05/30/2016 by eparisextra.com
Pantherettes are Austin bound

Pantherettes are Austin bound

Head coach Jimmy Fendley has mentioned the “No Quit” attitude of his team after every playoff series they have been involved in.  Once again, this was on display over the weekend as North Lamar knocked off Pleasant Grove in three games to advance to Austin and the State...

05/29/2016 by eparisextra.com
Chisum High School awards assembly on June 1, 2016

Chisum High School awards assembly on June 1, 2016

Chisum High School will be having their end of the school year awards assembly on June 1, 2016. The times are: *10th Grade 8:10 a.m. *11th Grade 8:55 a.m. *12th Grade 9:50 a.m. *9th Grade 10:40 a.m For more information contact Chisum Independent School District...

05/28/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris High Theater Students honored at banquet

Paris High Theater Students honored at banquet

The Paris High Theater Department wrapped up a successful 2015-16 run recently with a banquet where theater co-sponsors Amy Burrows and Jayna Shull presented awards for outstanding achievement. Senior Maggie Maxwell  received the Best Actress and Most Valuable Troupe Member awards.  Maxwell...

05/28/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris High Seniors take a walk back in time

Paris High Seniors take a walk back in time

Paris High School seniors donned caps and gowns a little early for a sentimental journey through their former schools.  They climbed into buses and traveled to Aikin and Justiss Elementary Schools where the Executive Student Council, Class Officers, and Honor Graduates were introduced....

05/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris High School student athletes honored

Paris High School student athletes honored

Wildcat award winners on the front row from left are Jared Embry Payton Barrios, Dren Rollerson, Quez Allen, Forrest White, Zachary de la Garza, Channing Parker, and Jordan Embry. On the second row are Javonta Ladell, Chandler Bawcum, Diarva Brown, Xzavius Gray, Roberta Lunam, Colin Harris,...

05/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar’s Beckmon named Academic All-American

North Lamar’s Beckmon named Academic All-American

North Lamar High School senior Mackenzie Beckmon has been named Academic All-American for the National Speech and Debate Association. “Requirements for this award are strenuous,” said Speech and Debate coach Kristi Hodgkiss. Recipients of the award must have a 3.7 GPA (on a 4.0 scale),...

05/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
Hodgkiss and Denman named NLISD Teachers of the Year

Hodgkiss and Denman named NLISD Teachers of the Year

An appreciation banquet for North Lamar ISD employees was held Monday night to honor those who make a difference to students and co-workers throughout the year. Superintendent John McCullough and District administrators recognized employees for their years of service to the district, honored...

05/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
Garrett Clark from Prairiland FFA Advances to State Degree Check

Garrett Clark from Prairiland FFA Advances to State Degree Check

Garrett Clark for advancing to state in the Star Lone Star Production Category.  He will be representing 96 schools in the area and is 1 out of ten other students who will be interviewing for Star Lone Star.  Garrett Clark of the Prairiland FFA Chapter has been selected to represent 96...

05/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris ISD Spanish students perform well at Foreign Language Symposium

Paris ISD Spanish students perform well at Foreign Language Symposium

Spanish students at Paris High School and Paris Junior High School competed in the 42nd annual North East Texas Organization of Language Educators—NET-OLE—Foreign Languages Symposium at Texas TAMU-Commerce and brought home 62 places.  The group earned the High Point Award and Sweepstakes...

05/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
PJC Board of Regents swears in new members, approves annexation service plan

PJC Board of Regents swears in new members, approves annexation service plan

The Paris Junior College Board of Regents welcomed newly elected member Carolyn Lockett and returning members Berdie Gibson and Louise Taylor as they were sworn in at the meeting held Monday evening, May 23, 2016.  Board officers will be elected at the June meeting. Paris Junior College...

05/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
NLHS Graduates parade halls of district campuses

NLHS Graduates parade halls of district campuses

North Lamar High School Seniors Becky Moore and Cory Chancler led members of the 2016 graduating class through the halls of Everett Elementary as the second and third graders cheered the seniors on.  The graduates paraded the halls of each North Lamar campus in cap and gown Monday morning...

05/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
PJC honor society inducts students, selects new officers

PJC honor society inducts students, selects new officers

More than 100 new members of the Beta Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the two-year college honor society, were inducted at Paris Junior College near the end of the spring semester. The most recent group of Paris Junior College inductees in Phi Theta Kappa, the two-year college honor society,...

05/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
Area Valedictorians and Salutatorians honored

Area Valedictorians and Salutatorians honored

The Lamar County Coalition of Education, Business and Industry hosted their annual Valedictorian and Salutatorian Luncheon at the Paris Golf and Country Club. The students attended with their principals. Photographed (from left) in front are Detroit ISD Valedictorian Tyler Davis and...

05/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
A Million Words and Counting!

A Million Words and Counting!

Reading a million words is a – lot – of – words!  That’s why Aaron Parker Elementary School honored students who have read a million words or more this year at a luncheon.  Two students, Stevy Hoskins and Riley Rutz, ­­doubled the mark by each reading two million words this year....

05/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Panthers defeat Athens in dramatic fashion

Panthers defeat Athens in dramatic fashion

You only need one word to describe the three-game series between North Lamar and Athens. (Photo by Amanda Anderson) Panthers dog piling each other after their dramatic series win on Saturday.  That word is simply execution.  In the two games in which North Lamar defeated the Athens Hornets,...

05/22/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris Fire Engine 1 A-Shift badges Junior Firefighters

Paris Fire Engine 1 A-Shift badges Junior Firefighters

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Paris Fire Department Engine 1 A-Shift made a stop at Central Presbyterian Day School while they were in the area performing fire hydrant maintenance. Paris firefighters made sure each student got a firefighter helmet and a badge to make them official Junior...

05/22/2016 by eparisextra.com
Chisum Elementary presents poster to Officer Steve Hill

Chisum Elementary presents poster to Officer Steve Hill

Officer Steve Hill displays the poster Pre-K students at Chisum Elementary presented to him at their recent Career Day. Pictured with Officer Hill are Corbin Hudson, Braelyn Emeyabbi, Nadya Dawson, and Brandy Dawson.  Students signed the poster honoring our law enforcement for Police...

05/21/2016 by eparisextra.com