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PJC Board Hears Report that Shows School Offering Quality Education at Savings

PJC Board Hears Report that Shows School Offering Quality Education at Savings

A report from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) shows that Paris Junior College continues delivering an excellent education at great savings to students, the PJC Board of Regents heard Wednesday evening. According to the IPEDS report, PJC’s annual tuition and fees...

7 hours ago by eParisExtra
Paris ISD Schools Hold Annual Spelling Bees

Paris ISD Schools Hold Annual Spelling Bees

Paris Independent School District students recently showed they are good at spelling bees. Campus winners are fourth graders Evelyn Lopez and Tijahni McGee from Justiss Elementary School (pictured with their coach Dusty Felts; fourth graders Caroline Petrikas and Shravya Singh from Aikin...

01/29/2015 by eParisExtra
FREE SCREENING OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY ABOUT TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

FREE SCREENING OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY ABOUT TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Oscar-winner Vanessa Roth’s The Texas Promise, a much-anticipated documentary about the high-stakes battle over funding for public education in Texas, is set to screen in Lamar County.  Lamar County schools will host a FREE community screening of The Texas Promise on Thursday, January 29 at...

01/29/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Jr. High Students Win VFW Essay Contest

Paris Jr. High Students Win VFW Essay Contest

Paris Junior High School eighth graders Sahil Prakash (left) and Nichole Hawkes placed first and third, respectively, in the Voices of Democracy essay contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. They are photographed with their English teacher Jill Stone. ...

01/29/2015 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Pantherettes Beat Liberty Eylau

North Lamar Pantherettes Beat Liberty Eylau

The North Lamar girls basketball team continued their strong season with a win against Liberty Eylau. The visiting Pantherettes won the game on Tuesday night  64-39. Kylie Halstead lead the team offensively with 15 points and six assists. Bailee Nickerson scored ten points and had four...

01/28/2015 by eParisExtra
Prairiland 7th grade beats Chisum

Prairiland 7th grade beats Chisum

The Prairiland 7th grade B team beat Chisum in basketball 10-4  last Thursday night. Pablo Peralta had 8 of the 10 points while Austin Kelly and Connor Bridges had 1 point each. The 7th grade A team won 26-10. Connor Sessums led all scoring with 9 points followed by Jason Prazak with 6, Ryan...

01/28/2015 by eParisExtra
Continuing Education in February at PJC

Continuing Education in February at PJC

Among the many classes offered in February by the Paris Junior College Continuing Education is one on shaping and polishing gemstones. Also offered is a plumbing course meeting state requirements for plumbing contractors. Unless otherwise noted, all classes are offered in the Bobby R. Walters...

01/28/2015 by eParisExtra
Parker Superhero Artwork Published on Calendar

Parker Superhero Artwork Published on Calendar

Eight students from Aaron Parker Elementary School were among the 36 entries chosen to have their artwork included in the 2015 “Be a Healthy Superhero” Calendar created just for the Lamar county community.  A total of 868 Superhero Artists from the Lamar County schools submitted drawings...

01/27/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris High Powerlifting Team Compete at Sulphur Springs

Paris High Powerlifting Team Compete at Sulphur Springs

The Paris HIgh powerlifting team competed in its first meet of the 2015 season Saturday at Sulphur Springs.  The girls finished fifth overall, while the boys were ninth.  The next meet will be Saturday, Jan. 31, at North Lamar. Girls Results (squat-bench press-deadline–total) 123: 8....

01/27/2015 by eParisExtra
Local Business and Industry to Speak to PHS CTE Students Throughout February

Local Business and Industry to Speak to PHS CTE Students Throughout February

Students and faculty at Paris High School will join others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career and Technical Education (CTE) MonthTM. This year’s theme is Recognizing Classroom Innovators! CTE Month provides programs across the country an opportunity to...

01/25/2015 by eParisExtra
NLHS Students Stand on a Part of History

NLHS Students Stand on a Part of History

North Lamar High School students in Patti Haley’s Dual Credit United States History class visited the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.  The students toured through the museum at Dealey Plaza that chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F....

01/24/2015 by eParisExtra
Chisum Elementary Students Receive Free Books

Chisum Elementary Students Receive Free Books

Kim Ledbetter from Toyota of Paris presents a book to Chisum Elementary first grader Emma Northam while Taylor Crutcher, Cadriene Snell, and Hallie Luna wait to receive theirs.  Toyota of Paris along with other businesses provide funds to put books in the hands of each first and fourth...

01/24/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris High Debate Team Qualifies for Nationals

Paris High Debate Team Qualifies for Nationals

Five Paris High debate students qualified for the National Catholic Forensic League Grand Nationals during district competition recently in Austin. The students, all members of the junior class, placed high enough in four different events to earn invitations to the annual conference to be held...

01/24/2015 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Project Graduation Selling Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

North Lamar Project Graduation Selling Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, North Lamar Project Graduation is selling Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. Orders for Hand-dipped chocolate covered strawberries will be taken through Wednesday, February 4th (sorry NO late orders!) The Chocolate Dipped Strawberries are $30. 00 a dozen or...

01/23/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS Students Place at NL UIL Meet

PHS Students Place at NL UIL Meet

Freshman Graham Bain and senior Arish Pardiwalla won event titles, and the accounting team finished first to highlight Paris High results at the recent Tommy Eads Invitational UIL Meet at North Lamar. The next upcoming practice meet will be Jan. 30-31 at Mount Pleasant. PHS Results (Sponsor in...

01/22/2015 by eParisExtra
Steed Gets 200th Milestone Win At PHS

Steed Gets 200th Milestone Win At PHS

Tuesday night’s Win for the Paris Wildcats over the North Lamar Panthers marked Paris head boys basketball coach Billy Mack Steed 200th Milestone Win.   Interestingly, North Lamar is Steed’s alma mater.  The basketball coach left North Lamar, 8 years ago to take over the...

01/22/2015 by eParisExtra
Spelling Bee Champs from North Lamar

Spelling Bee Champs from North Lamar

Six students from North Lamar Independent School District will compete with others in the county for a chance to win the Lamar County Spelling Bee Championship title.  Campus winners are 4th graders Haidyn Chancler and Drew McNeal (pictured right) from Bailey Intermediate, 4th grader Stevy...

01/22/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris High Students Win VFW Essay Contest

Paris High Students Win VFW Essay Contest

Paris High seniors Kaileb Williamson (left) and Matthew Draeger placed second and third, respectively, in the Voices of Democracy essay contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. They pose with their English teacher Sandra Strom. ...

01/21/2015 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Students Show Appreciation to Teacher

North Lamar Students Show Appreciation to Teacher

North Lamar High School English instructor, Melissa Arnold, was taken by surprise when she walked in her classroom to find a bouquet of flowers and posters of thanks placed all around her room.  Students who had been working to pass the English I and English II End-of-Course tests had been...

01/21/2015 by eParisExtra
Free Community Screening of The Texas Promise on Thursday

Free Community Screening of The Texas Promise on Thursday

Lamar County schools will host a FREE community screening of The Texas Promise on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Weger Auditorium located at Paris Junior High School at 2400 Jefferson Road. This screening is open to the public. Oscar-winner Vanessa Roth’s The Texas Promise, a...

01/21/2015 by eParisExtra