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West and Neal scholarships awarded to PJC

West and Neal scholarships awarded to PJC

Paris Regional Medical Center Interim CEO Patti Monczewski, joined by PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin, recently awarded eight Paris Junior College students scholarships. Paris Regional Medical Center employees, administration, physicians and friends created the Anthony and Debra West Endowment...

09/02/2015 by eParisExtra
Ladycats Finished Play at Whitesboro on Saturday

Ladycats Finished Play at Whitesboro on Saturday

Still searching for consistency in close matches, the Paris Ladycats dropped a pair of 3-game matches Saturday during bracket play of the Whitesboro Volleyball Tournament. Paris (9-12) fell to Aubrey, 17-25, 25-18, 18-25, and to Sherman, 25-23, 21-25, 18-25.  For the day, senior Bebe Johnson...

08/31/2015 by Tim Taylor
PJC Continuing Education in September

PJC Continuing Education in September

Paris Junior College’s continuing education department is offering many different classes in September, ranging from painting to health care to driver’s education and truck driving. Unless otherwise stated, all courses are in the Bobby R. Walters Workforce Training Center. For...

08/28/2015 by eParisExtra
PISD Reminder on Student Seating Policy at Home Games

PISD Reminder on Student Seating Policy at Home Games

With the first Wildcat home pre-district football game Friday night at 7:30pm vs. Mount Pleasant, PISD administrators are reminding students, parents and visitors of the seating policy at home games. Sections A and B (south end of the home side bleachers nearest Loop 286) are reserved for...

08/27/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC Board of Regents approves tax rate, adopts budget

PJC Board of Regents approves tax rate, adopts budget

A formal budget and tax hearing at Paris Junior College brought no comments from the public Monday evening. During the regularly scheduled meeting, the Board of Regents then voted to approve the 2015-2016 tax rate of .1875, and adopted an annual operating budget of $35,745,475 for...

08/26/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris High Senior in All American High School Film Festival.

Paris High Senior in All American High School Film Festival.

Paris High senior D. J. Samuels’ 2014 Wildcat football promotional video has been named an Official Selection to the 2015 All American High School Film Festival. Finalists and winners in various categories will be named during this year’s festival, Oct. 9-12, in New York...

08/25/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD'S Allison Hanley is the Region VIII Elementary Teacher of the Year

Paris ISD'S Allison Hanley is the Region VIII Elementary Teacher of the Year

Allison Hanley, Justiss Elementary School Third Grade Math Teacher, has been selected to represent Region VIII Education Service Center as the Elementary Teacher of the Year. Since 1969, the Texas State Teacher of the Year (TOY) Program has honored excellence in classroom education and provided...

08/25/2015 by eParisExtra
'Disney's High School Musical' Casting Call

'Disney's High School Musical' Casting Call

The call is out for Paris High students who would like to join the cast of Disney’s High School Musical.  Auditions will be held Monday, Aug. 31, and Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theater. Rehearsals begin Sept. 10 and will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and...

08/24/2015 by eParisExtra
Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!

Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!

The first day of school is full of anticipation, which sometimes is accompanied by a few butterflies!  Parents of young students are relinquishing their children for the day, teachers are anxious about their new class, and most youngsters are facing their new adventure with excitement. ...

08/24/2015 by eParisExtra
Back to School Spurs Backpack Donation

Back to School Spurs Backpack Donation

Seventy-five backpacks loaded with school supplies were donated to Everett Elementary School by Heritage House of Paris.  Business Development Specialist Cary Scott, right, and Sales Manager Candace White, second from right, donated the backpacks for Everett’s second and third grade...

08/24/2015 by eParisExtra
Back to School for All Lamar County Students

Back to School for All Lamar County Students

All Lamar County school kids will be heading back to school tomorrow, Monday, August 24th. The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office is offering the following simple safety tips: SCHOOL ZONE DRIVING SAFETY TIPS • Be on the lookout for school zone signals and ALWAYS obey the speed limits. • When...

08/23/2015 by eParisExtra
Entrances to Paris High off Loop 286 Closed

Entrances to Paris High off Loop 286 Closed

The South Loop 286 entrances to Paris High School will be closed due to road construction during the school day, beginning Monday, August 24th. Please use the entrances on Jefferson Road or on Collegiate Drive. Construction is estimated to be finished in three weeks.   ...

08/21/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Junior College readies for fall semester

Paris Junior College readies for fall semester

To prepare for the fall semester, Paris Junior College will be closed on Monday morning, August 24 for a meeting of all staff and faculty. Offices will reopen at 1 p.m. Fall registration is already underway, and special on-campus registration days will be held at the PJC – Greenville...

08/21/2015 by eParisExtra
Learning Model to be introduced at North Lamar Campuses

Learning Model to be introduced at North Lamar Campuses

Over the summer a team of three administrators and four teachers from North Lamar Independent School District attended Confratute at the University of Connecticut to learn about the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM).  Those who attended from North Lamar were Superintendent John McCullough,...

08/20/2015 by eParisExtra
Auditions for Children for Mary Poppins at NLHS

Auditions for Children for Mary Poppins at NLHS

The North Lamar  Theatre Department is  auditioning young kids for the upcoming production of Mary Poppins. They will be casting for a girl who can play age 9-11 and a boy who can play age 7-10. They need to sing in the style of the show, one minute of a song from Mary Poppins along with...

08/19/2015 by eParisExtra
PISD Trustees Vote to Keep Tax Rate the Same

PISD Trustees Vote to Keep Tax Rate the Same

For the third straight year, the Paris ISD Board of Trustees voted to keep the tax rate the same at $1.455. The board heard from Dan Perry, assistant area engineer for TxDot regarding the construction on the new turn lanes in front of the high school. The project should be complete in...

08/18/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD signs Memorandum of Understanding with Paris Junior College

Paris ISD signs Memorandum of Understanding with Paris Junior College

Texas House Bills 18 and 505 which passed in the last legislative session, removed limitations on the number of total dual credit hours a high school student can earn; the number of dual credit hours a student may enroll in each semester or academic year; and the grade levels at which a high...

08/18/2015 by eParisExtra
Enrollment Still Ongoing at Central Presbyterian Day School

Enrollment Still Ongoing at Central Presbyterian Day School

Central Presbyterian Day School still has a few spots left for children ages two through kindergarten. This private Christian 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...

08/17/2015 by eParisExtra
FREE Breakfast and Lunch for ALL Paris ISD Students

FREE Breakfast and Lunch for ALL Paris ISD Students

A reminder to parents and students attending any of Paris Independent School District campuses.  PISD is participating in  the Community Eligibility Provision of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program for the 2015-2016 school year.    What is Community Eligibility...

08/17/2015 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Teachers Prepare to Meet Their Students

North Lamar Teachers Prepare to Meet Their Students

Teachers at North Lamar Independent School District will get a chance to meet their students and parents before school starts.  All elementary and middle school campuses invite families to come out for Meet the Teacher and a Back to School Bash on Thursday evening, August 20. Students who...

08/16/2015 by eParisExtra