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Paris ISD Hosts county-wide assembly for educators

Paris ISD Hosts county-wide assembly for educators

LaDonna Gatlin 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,...

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

Panther FIRST (Freshmen Individually Responsible for their Success Today) participants will explore North Lamar High School with tours given by high school administrators and upperclassmen volunteers North Lamar High School’s Panthers F.I.R.S.T. (Freshman Individually Responsible for their...

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

Two PJC radiology students received Wayne Neal Radiology Technology scholarships recently from Paris Regional Medical Center CEO Steve Grubbs. Shown from left are PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin, Ashley Outland, Kelsey Alford, Jessica Neal, daughter of the late Wayne Neal, and Grubbs. Steve...

08/05/2014 by eParisExtra

Four Selected for West Endowed Nursing Scholarships

Four Selected for West Endowed Nursing Scholarships

Four PJC nursing students received scholarships recently from Steve Grubbs, Paris Regional Medical Center CEO. Shown from left are PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin, Danielle Frankland, Clayton Hanley, Hillary Baker, Kristi Baggett and Grubbs. Kristi Baggett, Hillary Baker, Danielle Frankland and...

08/02/2014 by eParisExtra

North Lamar ISD Calendar for August

North Lamar ISD Calendar for August

School starts August 25th, and back-to-school activities begin during the month of August at NL ISD. Mon 4 – 15 8:00a – 12:00p Panther Prep – School ready program for select incoming 1st – 5th graders. Mon 4 Stone Honor Band Rehearsals begin - 7:30a NLHS Cross Country...

07/31/2014 by eParisExtra

NL School Board Member Dave Osborne to Resign

NL School Board Member Dave Osborne to Resign

Dave Osborne, North Lamar ISD School Board Trustee for the past ten years, turned in his resignation letter on Monday morning, July 28th during a special session. The school board met in a special meeting on Monday morning and agreed to accept applications for the trustee position. The school...

07/30/2014 by eParisExtra

PJC Starting Jazz Ensemble

PJC Starting Jazz Ensemble

Expanding jazz throughout the community while educating and enriching students by learning jazz music is the goal of a new class starting this fall at Paris Junior College. “Students do not have to be music majors to play,” said PJC music instructor and director of choirs Philip Briggs....

07/30/2014 by eParisExtra

North Lamar ISD Hires New Superintendent

North Lamar ISD Hires New Superintendent

John McCullough During Monday night’s board meeting, the North Lamar ISD board of trustees voted unanimously to hire John McCullough as the new superintendent. John McCullough was the superintendent at Sulphur Bluff ISD for the past two years and will be replacing longtime NLISD...

07/29/2014 by eParisExtra

PJC watchmaking student receives scholarship

PJC watchmaking student receives scholarship

Angelica Guevarra of Laredo with PJC horology instructor Frank Poye A charitable trust and foundation combined efforts to award a scholarship in horology to Paris Junior College student Angelica Guevara, of Laredo. Horology is the art of watchmaking, one of several programs taught through...

07/29/2014 by eParisExtra

PJC watchmaking student receives scholarship

PJC watchmaking student receives scholarship

Angelica Guevarra of Laredo, a horology student in Paris Junior College’s Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology, recently received a scholarship from the combined efforts of the Harold J. and Marie Borneman Greenwood Memorial Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the...

07/24/2014 by Josh Allen

PJC students Find Learning Opportunities Outside the Classroom

PJC students Find Learning Opportunities Outside the Classroom

Searching for fossils in the North Sulphur River are PJC student Marc Mercier of Roxton (left) and Forrest Lane of Honey Grove as PJC geology instructor Mike Barnett looks on. Not all lessons for Paris Junior College students are taught in the classrooms, as both jewelry and science course...

07/21/2014 by eParisExtra

PJC nursing students receive scholarships from Roan Oak Masonic Lodge

PJC nursing students receive scholarships from Roan Oak Masonic Lodge

Four Paris Junior College associate degree-nursing students have received $500 scholarships from the Roan Oak Masonic Lodge #860 of Garrett’s Bluff, Texas. Receiving the scholarships are nursing students Danielle Gerhardt of Honey Grove and Kristi Baggett, Clayton Hanley and Sheila...

07/20/2014 by eParisExtra

Deport Masonic Lodge donates PJC jewelry student scholarship

Deport Masonic Lodge donates PJC jewelry student scholarship

The Deport Masonic Lodge recently presented a $500 scholarship to Brittany Bean, a student attending the Paris Junior College Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology. Fred Fangio, a member of the lodge’s scholarship committee, presented the scholarship to Bean. “We are pleased that the...

07/10/2014 by eParisExtra

Central Presbyterian Day School Enrolling

Central Presbyterian Day School Enrolling

Central Presbyterian Day School, currently has openings for the 2014-15 school year and is enrolling new students. This private pre-school and kindergarten has been educating young children since 1959 and many of the business and civic leaders of Paris attended the school as children. Central...

07/10/2014 by eParisExtra

North Lamar ISD Names New Superintendent

North Lamar ISD Names New Superintendent

John McCullough Yesterday, July 8th, the NL ISD School Board approved John McCullough, current superintendent of Sulphur Bluff ISD, as the lone finalist to become North Lamar’s new superintendent. Mr. McCullough has been at Sulphur Bluff ISD for two years and would be replacing James...

07/09/2014 by eParisExtra