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Public Schools Outperforming Charter Schools

Public Schools Outperforming Charter Schools

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently announced that during the 2012-13 school year (the most recent year of the rating) Texas’ traditional public schools outperformed charter schools in both academic and financial measurements. That’s good news for Lamar County, where there...

09/14/2014 by eParisExtra
PJC Health Forum Engages Audience

PJC Health Forum Engages Audience

PJC biology instructor and biomedical sciences program coordinator Jack Brown welcomes the audience as speakers (from left), Dr. Mark Gibbs, Dr. Celeste Wilcox and PRMC COO Patti Monczewski look on. An enthusiastic audience was on hand for a health forum offered at Paris Junior College last...

09/11/2014 by eParisExtra
North Lamar ISD Prepares for Homecoming Festivities

North Lamar ISD Prepares for Homecoming Festivities

Next week, North Lamar ISD will be celebrating Homecoming Week with a Wizard of Oz theme. Spirit week will include wearing green on Monday, Twister Tuesday students are encouraged to wear clothes backwards and inside out; Wednesday is twin day; Thursday is dress like an animal; and  on Friday...

09/11/2014 by eParisExtra
NLEF to Host Scholarship Golf Tournament

NLEF to Host Scholarship Golf Tournament

Former North Lamar Superintendent James A. Dawson is continuing his service to education by teaming up with both avid and novice golfers for a good cause on October 4.  By lending his name to the First Annual James A. Dawson Golf Tournament, the North Lamar Education Foundation (NLEF) will...

09/11/2014 by eParisExtra
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First "DragonFest" at PJC a huge success

PJC DragonFest crowd stands at attention as National Anthem sung The first DragonFest held at the Paris Junior College last Saturday was a giant success. The three top finishers for men and women in the 5K were awarded medals. Top Finishers in 5k Shown, from left, are Michael Carlton (2nd),...

09/10/2014 by eParisExtra
Register now for Childcare Workshop at the PJC-Greenville Center

Register now for Childcare Workshop at the PJC-Greenville Center

Albert Wright Staff morale, bullying and reaching pre-school children with excitement will all be addressed by noted childcare expert Albert Wright on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Paris Junior College – Greenville Center. Space is limited so early registration is encouraged. Wright has spent the...

09/09/2014 by eParisExtra
North Lamar’s Smallwood Region 8 Secondary Teacher of the Year

North Lamar’s Smallwood Region 8 Secondary Teacher of the Year

Stephen Smallwood, second from right, was recognized for being named Region 8 Secondary Teacher of the Year. Honoring him from left are North Lamar High School principal Clint Hildreth, Region 8 Executive Director Dr. David Fitts and North Lamar Superintendent John McCullough. “Hundred miles...

09/08/2014 by eParisExtra
Chisum Elementary Celebrates Grantparent's Day

Chisum Elementary Celebrates Grantparent's Day

Over 300 adults visited their grandchildren at Chiusm Elementary on Friday, September 5th as the campus celebrated Grandparent’s Day. Everyone enjoyed a hamburger meal and then shopped the Scholastic Book Fair. Pictured: William Cochran enjoys a hug from granddaughter, Harlee Cochran. ...

09/06/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris High School Homecoming Events are in High Gear

Paris High School Homecoming Events are in High Gear

Celebrating the Dr. Seuss Theme (from left) Elise Winter and Rileigh Wright The halls of Paris High School are buzzing this week with anticipation of tonight’s Homecoming Game. This year’s Homecoming theme is “Dr. Seuss: “One cat, Two cats, Three cats, WILDCATS!”...

09/05/2014 by eParisExtra
I LOVE PARIS

I LOVE PARIS

The annual “I LOVE PARIS” fundraiser, sponsored by the Paris Education Foundation (PEF) is scheduled for Saturday, October 4th at 6pm This years event will be held at the Paris High School’s Commons Area and will feature a night of laughter with Branson comedian and...

09/03/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris High School Homecoming Court

Paris High School Homecoming Court

  Photo by Eric Chaverria Four Paris High School seniors were named as the finalists for the title of 2014 Homecoming Queen.  From left, TayTay Williams, Tea-Kay Liggins, Savannah Mosley, and Marissa Ellis. The Homecoming Court will be introduced at Friday’s Pep Rally at the High...

09/03/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Education Foundation Selling Raffle Tickets for a PJ Trailer

Paris Education Foundation Selling Raffle Tickets for a PJ Trailer

The Paris Education Foundation is selling raffle tickets for a 12 x 6.5 PJ Utility Trailer. All proceeds are used to provide scholarships for Paris ISD High School Seniors. Raffle tickets are five (5) tickets for $20. Tickets may be purchased by calling 903-517-5503 or 903-517-0503. The Drawing...

09/03/2014 by eParisExtra
North Lamar ISD September Dates & Events

North Lamar ISD September Dates & Events

Tue 2 9:30a NLHS Senior Class Group Picture - 6:00p – 9:30p NLHS Beauty and the Beast Auditions @ NLHS Auditorium - 6:30p NLHS Key Club Meeting in Room 109 -   Wed 3 8:00a Stone School ID & Yearbook Picture Day in B gym -   Thu 4 5:30p – 6:30p Parker 5th Grade...

09/02/2014 by eParisExtra
Chisum Teacher Katherine Cass is Finalist for Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year

Chisum Teacher Katherine Cass is Finalist for Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year

Katherine Cass, a fourth-grade reading and social studies teacher at Chisum Elementary School, is advancing as one of three finalists for Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year. She learned at a recent district-wide assembly of faculty and staff she had won Region 8 Teacher of the Year. “You...

09/02/2014 by eParisExtra
Looking Ahead in Paris ISD

Looking Ahead in Paris ISD

A look at scheduled events on Paris ISD campuses for the next two weeks. Monday, August 25 – September 5, 2014 Paris High School Cosmetology Class selling chances to win 1 of 4 baskets   Paris Junior High School 7th Grade Cheerleaders Fundraiser – Order forms can be picked up...

09/01/2014 by eParisExtra
NLHS Principal Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

NLHS Principal Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

During the North Lamar pep rally, Principal Clint Hildreth took the ice bucket challenge in honor of former coach and teacher Lance Johnson. Pouring the cooler of ice water on his head are Saveuyon Brown, left, and Jake Wynn, right. The event is in conjunction with Hildreth’s challenge to...

09/01/2014 by eParisExtra
NL Project Graduation Tailgate Party Slated for September 5

NL Project Graduation Tailgate Party Slated for September 5

North Lamar Project Graduation will host a Tailgate Party on Friday, September 5, at R. L. Maddox Stadium beginning at 5:30 p.m. until Halftime.  Seniors and their parents will be grilling hamburgers to be served with chips, a drink and dessert for a $5.00 donation.  The North Lamar Panthers...

09/01/2014 by eParisExtra
Chisum Students Challenge Administrators to Ice Bucket Challenge

Chisum Students Challenge Administrators to Ice Bucket Challenge

Payden Erwin, Kevin Edwards, and Serena Whatley hold donation jars while Grayson Gage donates money for the ALS Challenge. PALS, a group of student leaders at Chisum Elementary, have challenged Superintendent Tommy Chalaire, Elementary Principal Wendy Ruthart, and Elementary Secretary Amanda...

08/31/2014 by eParisExtra
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