- Paris Flash
- Real Estate
The show is going to be up until this Friday, if you haven’t gotten to see it, it is an amazing show!
Students at Chisum Elementary listen to Mark Parsons, Criminal Investigator with the IRS talk about the tracker they use to find the “bad guys”. Students learned about his training and how he uses skills he learned in elementary to help him in his current job. Mr. Parsons presentation was for Chisum Elementary’s Career Day designed to expose students to potential career opportunities and knowledge of positive work habits.
Chisum students in Pre-K – 5th grades enjoyed 8 career presentations on Friday, May 10, 2013. Mark Parsons who grew up in the Paris area presented his career with the US Treasury Department working in the IRS Criminal Investigations division. He and his son Ty told students about tracking devices and how they work to keep “the bad guys” off the streets. He told how he got involved in this position with academy and on the job training.
Lamar County’s new Sheriff, Scott Cass brought Anson Amis, a narcotics officer and other officers, Stephanie Proctor and Travis Rhodes to help the students learn about the importance of knowing your address and staying safe by not trusting strangers. They emphasized the proper use of the 911 System and personal safety. Sheriff Cass told students to work hard and follow rules to become the best possible.
Chisum’s Ag Department supervised by instructor, Tracy Denny brought 6 current and 2 former students to help the students learn about career training opportunities in high school. Maygen Kelley told about her training as a welder. “Yes, girls can be welders too,” she said. John Herrmann talked about his accomplishments in FFA as an officer and how it helped him develop leadership skills for the future. Basketball was an important part of the high school life of Trent Evans, but he was able to juggle it along with his agriculture activities. Sydney Floyd talked about her intention to become involved in the medical field while Jacey Baughn wants to use her agriculture knowledge to work in the field of horticulture. Aaron Parker discussed how his activities with Ag have helped him decide to become a Vet Technician Two college students, Chelsea Arnold and Carlee Archer talked about how their high school Ag experiences convinced them to further their careers in Ag related fields with scholarship money earned by being involved in activities in high school.
Dr. Pam Anglin, President of Paris Jr. College brought coloring books for the students showing various careers. She also told them about her journey growing up in East Texas, attending college, teaching college, and then becoming a college President. Students asked her questions about the benefit of a Jr. College education versus a University.
Larry, a Labrador retriever belonging to Julie Figueroa was the hit of the day. Julie talked about her training with Dr. Wally Kraft and then striking out on her own to operate Julie’s Pet Grooming. Students enjoyed a friendly pet on Larry at the end of her presentation.
The Paris Fire Department brought 4 firemen to allow the students to see a fireman in his firefighting attire so they would not be scared if the need arose for them to be rescued from a burning building. Justin Hicks, Bryan Whitaker, Justin Spindle, and Chris Barber spent the morning fielding questions about their careers as firemen. Students were able to crawl through the fire truck and see all that is involved in keeping us safe.
Steve Crawford, truck driver with Waste Management talked about his job and showing how the truck operated. Waste Management gave each student a pencil and packet of seeds to promote their theme of recycling and going green to reduce waste.
Lamar Electric employees Scott Sansom and Dena Beason showed students tools needed to repair lines and keep the electricity moving to homes and businesses. A brave teacher from each grade level entered the bucket truck, rising 20 feet in the air to take a picture of excited students looking up from the ground.
A requirement in our curriculum for K-12th grade is for students to have exposure to potential career opportunities and knowledge of positive work habits. Through this Career Day, students were exposed to careers requiring years of college, training, and experience, alongside careers that provided “on the job” training. Either way, students heard presenters say, “Do well in school; you will use what you are learning in the future. There is a reason you are being asked to do the things you are doing now.” We are appreciative of the presenters and their business for allowing them time to participate.
– Chisum ISD
Photo by Cassandra Rogers
Chisum students brought non-perishable food items all week to donate to the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
Top Row: John Herrmann, Nick Burns, Blake McNeal, Zak Moore
2nd Row: Brandon Gillen, Brianna Massey, Dee Newsom, Erin Hurst
3rd Row: Jayme Caudill, Makala Methvin, Brooklyn Nance, Kiefer Boyer
Bottom Row: Michaela Clark, Amelia Preston, Ethan Peters, Mauricio Ibarra
Not Pictured: Randa Som, Kinsey Hutto
State Qualifiers to the Academic UIL Meet to be held in Austin on the campus of UT on May 21 and 22.
Number Sense Team – John Herrmann, Brandon Gillen, Brianna Massey, and Nick Burns.
The Number Sense team won the regional title and Brianna Massey is the individual regional champion.
Social Studies Team – Randa Som, Blake McNeal, Kiefer Boyer, and Brandon Gillen.
The Social Studies team won the regional title and Blake McNeal is the individual regional champion.
John Herrmann, Nick Burns, Blake McNeal, Brandon Gillen, Brianna Massey, Kiefer Boyer
State Qualifiers Picture (left to right): top row-John Herrmann, Nick Burns, Blake McNeal
Bottom row- Brandon Gillen, Brianna Massey, and Kiefer Boyer