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PJC Phi Theta Kappa members attend leadership conference

PJC Phi Theta Kappa members attend leadership conference

Members of Phi Theta Kappa, the two-year college honor society at Paris Junior College, attended PTK’s 2014 Texas Leadership Conference held recently at Grayson College in Denison, Texas, bringing back valuable leadership lessons and recognition for the PJC chapter, Beta Zeta. The conference,...

2 hours ago by eParisExtra
North Lamar Teacher among Those Honored at State

North Lamar Teacher among Those Honored at State

Since 1969, the Texas State Teacher of the Year (TOY) Program has honored excellence in classroom education and provided a forum to showcase many outstanding educators whose efforts and example have inspired their students, their colleagues and the communities they serve. Texas Teacher of the...

2 hours ago by eParisExtra
Wildlife Biologist Educates Students on Hunting Guidelines

Wildlife Biologist Educates Students on Hunting Guidelines

Referring to several sizes of deer antlers, Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Biologist Ragan White, points out which are legal and which are not when it comes to hunting deer.    White is one of the many guest speakers who speak throughout the year to David Pasternak’s Outdoor Education...

3 hours ago by eParisExtra
PJC Homecoming Ticket Deadline Approaching, Birthday Party on Tap

PJC Homecoming Ticket Deadline Approaching, Birthday Party on Tap

Paris Junior College will celebrate 90 years and kick off Homecoming festivities with a birthday party for the public at 2:30 p.m. in the McLemore Student Center Ballroom on Thursday, Nov. 6. “Everyone is invited to join us in celebrating 90 years of academic excellence,” said PJC President...

10/29/2014 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Band is State Bound

North Lamar Band is State Bound

The North Lamar High School Band advanced to state after placing first at the Area C Marching Contest in Longview on Saturday, October 25.  The band will compete at the Alamodome in San Antonio on November 3.   ...

10/27/2014 by eParisExtra
Four to be inducted in PJC Academic Hall of Honor, one to Athletic Hall of Fame

Four to be inducted in PJC Academic Hall of Honor, one to Athletic Hall of Fame

As part of the 90th Homecoming at Paris Junior College on Nov. 8, four former PJC students will be inducted into the PJC Academic Hall of Honor: Don Haley (1948-49), Perry Hill (Class of 1973), Camellia St. John (Class of 1962) and Ray Moran (1953-54). Hill will also be inducted into the PJC...

10/27/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Jr. High Football Results

Paris Jr. High Football Results

The Paris Jr. high 7th Grade White Team hosted the Pittsburg Pirates last Tuesday evening. The 7th grade Wildcat White Team won 32-0. Montrel McCarty, Jaylon Sanders, and Deuntre Adamson each had a touchdown, while Amarious Gill had two touchdowns. Carson Powell added a two point...

10/27/2014 by eParisExtra
Student Crime Stoppers Represent North Lamar

Student Crime Stoppers Represent North Lamar

Student Crime Stoppers, Tanner Liles (left) and Erin Boaz (second from right) represented North Lamar High School at the Lamar County Law Enforcement Banquet last Tuesday night.  Accompanying them at the Love Civic Center were NL Student Crime Stopper sponsor, Billy Copeland (second from...

10/27/2014 by eParisExtra
Calling all Former PJC Musical Students

Calling all Former PJC Musical Students

The opportunity to sing with an Alumni Reunion Choir is a big part of Paris Junior College’s 90th Homecoming, and PJC is inviting former music students to come back and join in the evening’s performance at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8 in the Ray Karrer Theater. “This should be a great...

10/27/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris High School students and staff unite against bullying

Paris High School students and staff unite against bullying

Paris High School’s National Honor Society sponsored United Against Bullying Day. This is a national campaign to bring awareness of the issue in our schools. NHS made daily announcements highlighting facts, statistics, and ways to help. NHS also created orange covered windows with...

10/26/2014 by eParisExtra
Parker Students Wear Orange to Stop Bullying

Parker Students Wear Orange to Stop Bullying

Parker Elementary students united to stop bullying by wearing orange on Unity Day.   ...

10/26/2014 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Red Ribbon Week activities

North Lamar Red Ribbon Week activities

All campuses at North Lamar ISD will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week, October 27-31 with the  National Theme – “Love Yourself.  Be Drug Free” NLISD Campuses will celebrate Red Ribbon Week with the following activities: Stone Middle School will decorate the school with the Red Ribbon...

10/26/2014 by eParisExtra
NL Students Learn Benefit of Martial Arts

NL Students Learn Benefit of Martial Arts

Martial arts instructor James Hale, owner of Paris ATA Martial Arts, delivered an anti-bullying message to third graders at Everett Elementary.  While bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior, Taekwondo teaches discipline and respect while boosting self-confidence and self-esteem. The...

10/26/2014 by eParisExtra
Sparky the Fire Dog Visits Aikin Students

Sparky the Fire Dog Visits Aikin Students

The Paris Fire Department introduced Sparky the Fire Dog, a Robotronics tool used to educate kids, to Aikin Elementary School students recently. Sparky “spoke” to them about calling 911 in an emergency, having a safe place to meet, and Paris firefighters taught students how to “Stop,...

10/25/2014 by eParisExtra
NL Students Fuel Up to be Healthy

NL Students Fuel Up to be Healthy

In October 2007, the NFL launched NFL PLAY 60, a national youth health and fitness campaign focused on increasing the wellness of young fans by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.  At North Lamar, thirty-four middle school students have joined the NFL movement to...

10/25/2014 by eParisExtra
Parker Youngster Pinks Out

Parker Youngster Pinks Out

Aaron Parker Kindergarten student, Remie Moore, shows support for her grandmother by wearing pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Campuses across the North Lamar district have been showing their support by wearing pink during the month of October. ...

10/24/2014 by eParisExtra
PJC Reduces Number of Hours Needed

PJC Reduces Number of Hours Needed

Paris Junior College has announced that beginning next fall, the number of hours required to earn some associate’s degrees has been reduced. Meeting requirements through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, PJC  lowered the required hours from 72 to 60 for an associates in...

10/24/2014 by eParisExtra
North Lamar All Region Chorale Named

North Lamar All Region Chorale Named

North Lamar High School students were named to the All Region Chorale at a contest in Mt. Pleasant on October 11.  Those named to the choir, beginning front row left, were Ryanna English, Kylee Hilliard, and Kallyn Burchinal; second row Libby Blackmon, Sarah Serrano, and Lamar Elias; third...

10/23/2014 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Student the ‘WE WILL Generation’

North Lamar Student the ‘WE WILL Generation’

In celebration of Unity Day on October 22, North Lamar students at Bailey Intermediate pledged to join “The WE WILL Generation” as a way of standing up against bullying. The pledge states five things: Own this issue and be the solution; Make sure every individual knows that they matter;...

10/23/2014 by eParisExtra
New Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability named for Paris ISD

New Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability named for Paris ISD

Althea Dixon, a veteran administrator and current Paris Junior High School principal, has been named the Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability for Paris ISD. Ms. Dixon has served the district as teacher, coach, counselor and principal. According to Superintendent Paul...

10/23/2014 by eParisExtra