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PJC employees mark years of service

PJC employees mark years of service

Last week Paris Junior College faculty and staff celebrated their years of service with the presentation of service pins. Two retiring instructors were also honored later in the day. Ten-year employees included: Tony Faulkner, Randy Johnson and Paul Chappell with Maintenance, Testing Center...

08/29/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris High School continues to outpace state averages in college readiness benchmarks

Paris High School continues to outpace state averages in college readiness benchmarks

Paris Independent School District received word recently that its level of college preparedness is once again higher than the state average. ACT, Inc., sent the College Readiness Letters to each area principal and superintendent recently, and the Paris High School letter showed that 2014 ACT...

08/29/2014 by eParisExtra
PHS Class of 1994 20 Year Reunion

PHS Class of 1994 20 Year Reunion

The PHS Class of 1994 members to join their classmates for an evening of sharing old memories and catching up with friends. A reception and dinner will be held at the Paris Golf and Country Club on Saturday, September 27th from 6-9pm with dinner being served around 7pm. The cost will be...

08/28/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD has a New Paris Wildcat Athletic Booster Club

Paris ISD has a New Paris Wildcat Athletic Booster Club

Paris ISD has a new Paris Wildcat Athletic Booster Club for the 2014-15 school year. A new board was formed over the summer and met diligently to develop new programs and committees. Paris Wildcat Booster Club members are invited to pre-game activities before the  PHS Homecoming game...

08/28/2014 by eParisExtra
New Health technologies in Paris to Be Discussed in an Open Forum

New Health technologies in Paris to Be Discussed in an Open Forum

Frontiers and the Spirit of Exploration in Medicine is the subject of an open discussion forum on Thursday, Aug. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Held in the PJC Math & Science Building room 101, the event is co-sponsored by PJC’s biomedical sciences program and Phi Theta Kappa, the...

08/27/2014 by eParisExtra
 North Lamar Welcomes Students Back to School!

North Lamar Welcomes Students Back to School!

Yellow buses and happy faces were the scene at North Lamar Independent School District Monday morning as students stepped off buses or tumbled out of cars into the 2014-2015 school year.  While some returned to familiar campuses with a new set of teachers, others walked in to new buildings...

08/26/2014 by eParisExtra
Backpacks and Supplies Donated to Everett Elementary

Backpacks and Supplies Donated to Everett Elementary

Backpacks containing school supplies were donated by Heritage House of Paris to students in need at Everett Elementary in the North Lamar Independent School District.  Business Development Specialist Cary Scott, pictured left, brought the brightly colored backpacks to the campus so students...

08/26/2014 by eParisExtra
First PJC DragonFest launches Sept. 6

First PJC DragonFest launches Sept. 6

Paris Junior College hosts the first annual DragonFest to bring the community together for a fun filled day on campus September 6th. A 5K fun run and one-mile walk starting from the PJC campus will kick off events at 8:00 a.m. Other activities include a car and motorcycle display, ice cream...

08/26/2014 by eParisExtra
Texas A&M renews biomedical sciences articulation agreement with PJC

Texas A&M renews biomedical sciences articulation agreement with PJC

A great vote of confidence has been received by the Paris Junior College biomedical sciences program through renewal of an articulation agreement with the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station. PJC has been one of only a...

08/25/2014 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Welcomes New Teachers

North Lamar Welcomes New Teachers

North Lamar ISD welcomed new teachers to the staff for the 2014-15 school year. New Elementary school teachers include: (beginning front row left) are Marcy Tarrant – Bailey ECC, Heather Reaves – Bailey math and science, Dayna Butler – Bailey 4th grade, and Katie Briggle – Parker Head...

08/25/2014 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Outdoor Program Gives Away Trailer

North Lamar Outdoor Program Gives Away Trailer

Kevin Woods, center, won a trailer from Stone Middle School’s Outdoor Education program.  The trailer was donated to the school program by Maxey Trailer Manufacturing.  Pictured with Woods are Outdoor Education instructor, David Pasternak (left) and Charles Jones (right), Chief Sales and...

08/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD Hosts county-wide assembly for educators

Paris ISD Hosts county-wide assembly for educators

Musician, author and motivational speaker, LaDonna Gatlin, was the guest speaker at a county wide assembly for public school instructional staff this morning, August 20 in the auditorium at Paris Junior High School. Sister of the legendary Gatlin Brothers country music group, she knows...

08/20/2014 by eParisExtra
First PJC DragonFest launches Sept. 6

First PJC DragonFest launches Sept. 6

Paris Junior College is hosting the first annual DragonFest to bring the community together for a fun filled day on campus September 6th. A 5K fun run and one-mile walk starting from the PJC campus will kick off events at 8:00 a.m. Other activities include a car and motorcycle show, ice cream...

08/17/2014 by eParisExtra
PJC offering free GED and ESL classes and Tutoring in Clarksville

PJC offering free GED and ESL classes and Tutoring in Clarksville

The Adult Education and Family Literacy Department at Paris Junior College is offering free classes in either General Education Development (GED) or English as a Second Language (ESL) this month. Classes are set to start the last week of August. While the GED and ESL classes are free, students...

08/14/2014 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Students Return with a BASH

North Lamar Students Return with a BASH

North Lamar Independent School District is holding a Meet the Teacher and Back to School Bash this week for elementary students. Bailey Intermediate, Everett Elementary and Higgins Elementary will hold their family events on Wednesday, August 20 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at their campuses. Aaron...

08/13/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD Excels in Accountability Ratings

Paris ISD Excels in Accountability Ratings

Paris ISD released the TEA Accountability Ratings to the Board of Trustees last night at a regularly scheduled meeting. The new TEA ratings only have two categories: Met Standard or Improvement Required. The PISD District overall and each individual campus received “Met Standard.”  All...

08/12/2014 by eParisExtra
NLHS Holds Panthers FIRST Freshmen Camp

NLHS Holds Panthers FIRST Freshmen Camp

North Lamar High School’s Panthers F.I.R.S.T. (Freshman Individually Responsible for their Success Today) camp will be held on Wednesday, August 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.  “The objective for this camp is to give students tools to be successful in...

08/09/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD Earns Platinum Award from State Comptroller for Financial Transparency

Paris ISD Earns Platinum Award from State Comptroller for Financial Transparency

In late 2009, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs launched the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle to rate and recognize school districts, cities, counties,  and other government agencies in the area of financial transparency. For the second straight year, Paris ISD has earned recognition and is one...

08/09/2014 by eParisExtra
Neal Radiology Technology Scholarships Awarded

Neal Radiology Technology Scholarships Awarded

Steve Grubbs, Paris Regional Medical Center CEO, and Marcia Putnam, Paris Junior College Director of Health Occupations, recently awarded the Wayne Neal Endowed Radiology Technology Scholarship for 2014-15 to Ashley Outland and Kelsey Alford. The scholarship is named for Wayne Neal,...

08/05/2014 by eParisExtra
Four Selected for West Endowed Nursing Scholarships

Four Selected for West Endowed Nursing Scholarships

Kristi Baggett, Hillary Baker, Danielle Frankland and Clayton Hanley were recently awarded 2014-15 Anthony and Debra West Endowed nursing scholarships. Paris Regional Medical Center CEO Steve Grubbs and Paris Junior College Director of Health Occupations, Marcia Putnam made the...

08/02/2014 by eParisExtra