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Sparky the Fire Dog Visits Aikin Students

Sparky the Fire Dog Visits Aikin Students

The Paris Fire Department introduced Sparky the Fire Dog, a Robotronics tool used to educate kids, to Aikin Elementary School students recently. Sparky “spoke” to them about calling 911 in an emergency, having a safe place to meet, and Paris firefighters taught students how to “Stop,...

10/25/2014 by eParisExtra
NL Students Fuel Up to be Healthy

NL Students Fuel Up to be Healthy

In October 2007, the NFL launched NFL PLAY 60, a national youth health and fitness campaign focused on increasing the wellness of young fans by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.  At North Lamar, thirty-four middle school students have joined the NFL movement to...

10/25/2014 by eParisExtra
Parker Youngster Pinks Out

Parker Youngster Pinks Out

Aaron Parker Kindergarten student, Remie Moore, shows support for her grandmother by wearing pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Campuses across the North Lamar district have been showing their support by wearing pink during the month of October. ...

10/24/2014 by eParisExtra
PJC Reduces Number of Hours Needed

PJC Reduces Number of Hours Needed

Paris Junior College has announced that beginning next fall, the number of hours required to earn some associate’s degrees has been reduced. Meeting requirements through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, PJC  lowered the required hours from 72 to 60 for an associates in...

10/24/2014 by eParisExtra
North Lamar All Region Chorale Named

North Lamar All Region Chorale Named

North Lamar High School students were named to the All Region Chorale at a contest in Mt. Pleasant on October 11.  Those named to the choir, beginning front row left, were Ryanna English, Kylee Hilliard, and Kallyn Burchinal; second row Libby Blackmon, Sarah Serrano, and Lamar Elias; third...

10/23/2014 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Student the ‘WE WILL Generation’

North Lamar Student the ‘WE WILL Generation’

In celebration of Unity Day on October 22, North Lamar students at Bailey Intermediate pledged to join “The WE WILL Generation” as a way of standing up against bullying. The pledge states five things: Own this issue and be the solution; Make sure every individual knows that they matter;...

10/23/2014 by eParisExtra
New Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability named for Paris ISD

New Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability named for Paris ISD

Althea Dixon, a veteran administrator and current Paris Junior High School principal, has been named the Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability for Paris ISD. Ms. Dixon has served the district as teacher, coach, counselor and principal. According to Superintendent Paul...

10/23/2014 by eParisExtra
Karol Ackley Named Region 8 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year

Karol Ackley Named Region 8 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year

Karol Ackley, Assistant Principal of Paris Junior High School, has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as a Re-gion 8 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year. TASSP recognizes outstanding principals and assis-tant principals from the twenty region...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD recognizes National School Bus Safety Week

Paris ISD recognizes National School Bus Safety Week

In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 20-24), the Paris ISD Transportation Department is reminding drivers to be cautious when driving near school buses. “We are asking our citizens to obey the law—don’t pass stopped school buses,” said Transportation Director Tony...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Panther Football Players Positive Role Models

Panther Football Players Positive Role Models

North Lamar Panther football players Zac Brown, Byron Wengerter, Alan Rosson and Jonathan Edwards visited classes at Parker Elementary to read to the students. Since the beginning of the school year, the athletes have been making a presence in the elementary campuses stressing the importance of...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Mark Hudson, Deputy Superintendent for PISD, To Retire

Mark Hudson, Deputy Superintendent for PISD, To Retire

After 44 years in education, Mark Hudson, Deputy Superintendent for Paris Independent School District will retire at the end of the Fall Semester of the 2014-15 school year. Hudson entered the field of public education in 1971, spending 12 years as a teacher and basketball coach in three...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Chisum ISD Celebrates National School Lunch Week

Chisum ISD Celebrates National School Lunch Week

Last week Chisum ISD has celebrated National School Lunch Week with the theme of “SCORE BIG!” Chisum students were able to “Score Big” with fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy proteins, whole grains and dairy that will promote a healthier lifestyle. The Mustang PALS...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Food, Face Painting & Fundraising for Scholarships

Food, Face Painting & Fundraising for Scholarships

Mary Grace Gibbons (front) and Ava McMonigle (back) pause long enough for a picture after having their faces painted. The North Lamar High School Cheerleaders volunteer to paint faces at the NLEF Tailgate Fundraiser. Food, face painting and fundraising for scholarships set the stage for a...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD Earns

Paris ISD Earns "Superior Achievement"

The Paris ISD Board of Trustees learned last night during a regularly scheduled meeting that the school district earned a “Superior Achievement” by the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas. This report is also known as School FIRST and is based on 20 indicators covering areas...

10/21/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris High School Blue Blazes Wildcat Band advances to area marching competition

Paris High School Blue Blazes Wildcat Band advances to area marching competition

The Paris High School Blue Blazes Wildcat Band marched away victoriously from the Northeast Texas Marching Festival on October 11, 2014. The band earned a division one rating, the drum majors received a division one rating, percussion received a division one rating, and color guard received a...

10/21/2014 by eParisExtra
New Chromebooks Help with Math Test Skills

New Chromebooks Help with Math Test Skills

Stone Middle School eighth grade students recently began using Chromebooks to help enhance their math scores.  Chromebooks are a new type of computer designed to get things done faster and easier. They run Chrome OS, an operating system that has multiple layers of security, cloud storage, and...

10/20/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Jr. High Football Results

Paris Jr. High Football Results

The Paris Jr. High Wildcat 7th grade white football team traveled to Denison last Tuesday evening and played the Yellowjackets. The Wildcats won 26-0. Duentre Adamson had 2 touchdowns, Montrel McCarty and Kentavious Johnson each had a touchdown as well. Kentavious Johnson had  a 2 point...

10/20/2014 by eParisExtra
NL Superintendent Reads Charlie Brown

NL Superintendent Reads Charlie Brown

Students and parents who attended Bailey Intermediate School’s Reading and Book Fair Night Wednesday evening had a surprise reader in the library.  North Lamar Superintendent John McCullough sat among the night’s guests to read a favorite book or two which included, It’s a Great...

10/19/2014 by eParisExtra
PHS Choir Students Take 2 of 3 Top Chairs

PHS Choir Students Take 2 of 3 Top Chairs

Paris High School choir students captured two of the three top chairs in the SAB (Soprano-Alto-Baritone) Region Choir and qualified nine students overall during auditions held Saturday at Mount Pleasant. Pictured (from left) on front are first-chair winners sophomore soprano Tieren Gates and...

10/18/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Fire & Rescue Teach Fire Safety at Higgins

Paris Fire & Rescue Teach Fire Safety at Higgins

Members of Paris Fire Station 1 along with Sparky, the fire and rescue dog, visited Higgins Elementary to talk to the students about fire safety.   While stopping at each classroom, the firefighters practiced stop, drop and roll with the students and talked about what to do in case of a...

10/18/2014 by eParisExtra