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Paul Trull Named Interim Superintendent for Roxton ISD

Paul Trull Named Interim Superintendent for Roxton ISD

Thursday, May 21, 2015 the Roxton ISD Board of Trustees announced they were hiring Paul Trull as interim superintendent for the district. In April, Roxton Superintendent Trevor Rogers announced his resignation. Paul Trull was previously the superintendent for the Paris Independent School...

05/22/2015 by eParisExtra
Justiss Elementary School welcomes Pre-K students

Justiss Elementary School welcomes Pre-K students

Pre-K students from T.G. Givens and Lamar County Head Start annually visit and tour both Justiss and Aikin Elementary Schools to get to know their new home for the next year. Photographed singing the ABC Alphabet Song at Justiss with the pre-k students are Deedre Peck counselor, Renee Elmore...

05/22/2015 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Valedictorian and Salutatorian Try Their Hand at Radio

North Lamar Valedictorian and Salutatorian Try Their Hand at Radio

2015 North Lamar Valedictorian Ashlyn Watson and Salutatorian Lindy Norris were D.J.’s for the Day on Paris’s MIX 107.7 radio show from 7 to 9 a.m. Thursday morning.  T hey shared their school experiences and plans to attend college with DJ Angelina. Watson will attend Texas A&M...

05/22/2015 by eParisExtra
Chisum Sperintendent Substitutes in Kindergarten Classroom

Chisum Sperintendent Substitutes in Kindergarten Classroom

Chisum Superintendent Tommy Chalaire substitutes in Charlot Pickering’s Kindergarten class  for the afternoon. Mrs. Pickering’s name was drawn at the end of the year celebration last year for half day off while Mr. Chalaire covered her class. Students are in awe as he reads...

05/22/2015 by eParisExtra
PJH students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

PJH students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

The Paris Junior High School Chapter of National Junior Honor Society inducted sixty-six seventh graders recently. Members must have a cumulative grade point average of 89.5; however, membership is more than just academic. Students must also demonstrate high standards in leadership, service,...

05/21/2015 by eParisExtra
Chisum Art Students' Success

Chisum Art Students' Success

Chisum ISD had 7 students compete in the Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council’s 23rd Annual Student Juried Exhibit. There are hundreds of entries, and of those there is only ONE Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and two honorable mentions. Because there are no categories and all...

05/21/2015 by eParisExtra
Value of Skills Development Grants Discussed by Regents

Value of Skills Development Grants Discussed by Regents

The May 18, 2015 meeting of the Paris Junior College Board of Regents opened with a presentation from Tom Glascock, Vice President – Plant Manager of Turner Industries. The company is seeking a 100 percent, 10-year tax abatement for two projects estimated to total between $12-13 million....

05/21/2015 by eParisExtra
Crockett students inducted into National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS)

Crockett students inducted into National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS)

The Crockett Chapter of National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) inducted fifth graders for excellence in academic achievement and involvement in leadership and service. More than just an honor roll, NEHS engages its members in service activities and leadership development that help strengthen...

05/20/2015 by eParisExtra
Head and Lacey Named NLISD Teachers of the Year

Head and Lacey Named NLISD Teachers of the Year

North Lamar ISD school board members helped serve drinks and dessert to administrators, teachers, staff, and spouses at a banquet Monday night to honor those who make a difference to students and co-workers throughout the year. Superintendent John McCullough recognized employees for their...

05/20/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC jewelry program holds awards ceremony

PJC jewelry program holds awards ceremony

An awards and recognition ceremony was held Thursday, May 14 for students attending Paris Junior College’s Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology. Winners of the Stuller Awards for Excellence (pictured right) included, from left, Beverly Gilbert, Lily Marie Kauffeld Ellicott, Chengzhou...

05/20/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC holds GED graduation ceremony

PJC holds GED graduation ceremony

Ceremonies were held for students from the past year who successfully met testing requirements to receive general education development (GED) diplomas Tuesday, May 7, in Paris Junior College’s Hunt Center. PJC Director of Adult Education and Family Literacy Susan Sanchez introduced guest...

05/19/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC graduates, family and friends fill Paris High School Gymnasium Friday evening

PJC graduates, family and friends fill Paris High School Gymnasium Friday evening

A record number of Paris Junior College students participated in Friday evening’s commencement ceremony. With more than 300 students wanting to walk across the stage to receive their diploma, the ceremony was moved to the Paris High School Gymnasium to accommodate overflow crowds. Dr. Pamela...

05/19/2015 by eParisExtra
Panthers Split Final Two Games With Van To End Season

Panthers Split Final Two Games With Van To End Season

After a disappointing game 1 loss to Van, North Lamar came into game 2 of the Area Championship need a win to extend the series to a tentatively-scheduled game 3 on Saturday.  The sense of urgency was obvious on Friday night from the first pitch, and it seemed like a repeat of game 1 as Van...

05/18/2015 by eParisExtra
Pantherettes Season Comes to an End Against Athens

Pantherettes Season Comes to an End Against Athens

This wasn’t how the season was supposed to end for the North Lamar Pantherettes. Not here. Not now. Not like this. North Lamar was supposed to keep on competing in the Class 4A softball playoffs. It wasn’t meant to be, however as North Lamar fell to Athens in two games, 4-2 and 6-4. From...

05/18/2015 by eParisExtra
NL Color Run Exceeds Expectations

NL Color Run Exceeds Expectations

A span of color was the scene at the starting line of the First Annual North Lamar National Honor Society Color Run held over the weekend.  Beginning at North Lamar High School and meandering through campus, eighty runner participated and help exceed expectations after being postponed a week...

05/18/2015 by eParisExtra
North Lamar’s Garrison to Sing at National Conference

North Lamar’s Garrison to Sing at National Conference

Brock Garrison, a sophomore at North Lamar High School, has been selected to sing at the Future Business Leaders Association (FBLA) National Leadership Conference in Chicago, Illinois on June 29.  He will sing the national anthem in front of approximately 12,000 people from all over the...

05/17/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS Students Sweep Ceramics at Art Fair

PHS Students Sweep Ceramics at Art Fair

Paris High art students collected several awards for their entries at the recent Paris Art Fair, included a sweep of the top three places in the high school division for ceramics/sculpture. Sophomore Frankie Beard’s ceramic pie-slice container (shown right) top top honors, while senior...

05/17/2015 by eParisExtra
NLHS students Reenactment of Joan of Arc

NLHS students Reenactment of Joan of Arc

North Lamar sophomore students in Dennis Hodgkiss’s Pre-AP World History class staged a reenactment from the 1431 AD trial and execution of French heroine Joan of Arc.  As Joan of Arc, played by Kylee Scudder, left, awaits execution, a witness against her, Landon Carter, tries to break...

05/17/2015 by eParisExtra
Several PJC retirees honored at reception

Several PJC retirees honored at reception

Retiring PJC employees were honored at a recent reception and received recognition plaques from Vice President of Workforce Education John Spradling and Vice President of Academic Instruction Ed McCraw. From left are McCraw, Psychology Instructor Doris Helm, Journalism Instructor Sharon...

05/17/2015 by eParisExtra
Panthers Suffer Heart Breaking Loss in Game One

Panthers Suffer Heart Breaking Loss in Game One

It was a game that the North Lamar Panthers seemed to have in control. North Lamar held a 6-2 lead going into the sixth inning and a 7-3 lead heading to the bottom of the seventh. That’s when it unraveled as North Lamar lost game one to Van 8-7. Pictured (Photo by Bev White) Ty Jones...

05/16/2015 by eParisExtra