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Paris school board names new administrators

Paris school board names new administrators

The Paris Independent School District Board of Trustees appointed a new director and an assistant principal at its meetings held June 20 and July 18. Eva Williams will be Lamar County Head Start Director replacing Judie Forte’-Huff who retired at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. Williams...

07/28/2016 by eparisextra.com
USDA announces additional efforts to make school environments healthier

USDA announces additional efforts to make school environments healthier

The Obama Administration is announcing four final rules that implement important provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) building on the progress schools across the country have already made in the improved nutritional quality of meals served in schools.  As a key component of...

07/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris ISD’s Future Problem Solving Program brings home international wins - correction

Paris ISD’s Future Problem Solving Program brings home international wins - correction

Paris ISD Future Problem Solving coaches and teams earned international recognition at the FPS International Conference held June 1—5 at Michigan State University.  They won three first place awards, two second place awards, one third place award, and one fifth place award.  They are...

07/19/2016 by eparisextra.com
PISD Board meets today

PISD Board meets today

The Paris Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet today at 5:30 p.m. in the Elaine Ballard Administration Office. At the meeting there will be a re-cap on the recently purchased buses for the district and a maintenance update. To view the full agenda click here. ...

07/18/2016 by eparisextra.com
Inner Fire Volleyball Camp - July 18 - 20

Inner Fire Volleyball Camp - July 18 - 20

Sulphur Springs Head Volleyball Coach, Justin Maness will be hosting the Inner Fire Volleyball camp at Paris High School July 18 – 20, 2016. The camp is a 3 day, 4 hour a day (8 a.m. – noon) camp and the cost is $80 per camper.  The camp is for incoming grades of 9th through 12th...

07/01/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar County bands perform across Europe

Lamar County bands perform across Europe

Students from the North Lamar and Paris High school bands joined others from the Dallas – Fort Worth area for sixteen days of concert performances and sightseeing across Europe.  One hundred and sixty one students from all over Northeast Texas who were nominated by their peers departed June...

06/29/2016 by eparisextra.com
New PISD teachers to receive pay increase after first year of employment

New PISD teachers to receive pay increase after first year of employment

At Monday night’s Paris Independent School District, board of trustees voted unanimously to give new teachers a pay raise after their first year of employment. The board voted to keep the base minimum salary at $33,000 for new hires which is almost 5,000 above the state required minimum...

06/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Date change for STAAR 2016 results

Date change for STAAR 2016 results

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) assessments has issued an important date change for the 2016 test reporting period. The results for the STAAR spring 2016 grades 3-8 administration were scheduled to be reported to districts on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.  This date...

06/22/2016 by eparisextra.com
State Board of Education seeks public input about assessments and accountability

State Board of Education seeks public input about assessments and accountability

The State Board of Education (SBOE) is issuing a survey in English and Spanish to seek public input about the state’s current assessment and accountability programs and gather suggestions for future program development. The survey will be open online to all Texans through June 30. From...

06/15/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris High School Choir students earn medals at state

Paris High School Choir students earn medals at state

Seven Paris High School choir students won medals at the State Class 4A UIL Choir Solo & Ensemble Contest in Pflugerville. Gold medalists earning superior ratings on their solo performances are Averi McFadden, Deja Sikes, and Autumn Albertson.  Deja Sikes also received the...

06/14/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris Junior High students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

Paris Junior High students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

The Paris Junior High School Chapter of National Junior Honor Society inducted seventh graders as new members 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,...

06/10/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris Wildcat Baseball camp to begin on June 13

Paris Wildcat Baseball camp to begin on June 13

Paris High School is hosting a baseball camp for ages 6 – 10 yrs old on June 13 – 14, 2016.  Time are from 10 a.m. until noon. A second camp for 11 years old or students entering the 9th grade  in the Fall 2016 will be held on June 15 – 16, 2016.  Time for this camp is also...

06/09/2016 by eparisextra.com
Dylan's Drivers brings on new Executive Director

Dylan's Drivers brings on new Executive Director

Kaleb Jackson is the new executive director for Dylan’s Drivers.  “He is excited to be named the new director, and has already jumped in head first and so far it has been a very smooth transition,” said Ronnie Ballard Co-Founder of Dylan’s Drivers. Photo:  Kaleb and...

06/09/2016 by eparisextra.com
Legendary Paris High Golf Coach J.T. Davis will be laid to rest on Friday

Legendary Paris High Golf Coach J.T. Davis will be laid to rest on Friday

J.T. Davis, the Paris High Wildcats Golf Coach who led the Fighting Wildcats to 5 State Championships and spent 37 years in the Paris High School Athletic Department died June 5, 2016.   He was 79.   Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, June 10, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of...

06/07/2016 by eparisextra.com
PHS Senior receives P.E.O. STAR Scholarship

PHS Senior receives P.E.O. STAR Scholarship

The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship was recently presented to Shikha Prakash, a senior at Paris High School.  Shikha is the daughter of Swati and Dr. Chris Prakash and was recommended for this scholarship by Chapter FU of Paris, Texas.  Chapter President LeAnn Barbee made the...

06/06/2016 by eparisextra.com
Former Paris High Golf Coach J.T. Davis dead at 79

Former Paris High Golf Coach J.T. Davis dead at 79

J.T. Davis 79, of Granbury, formerly of Paris, died at 3:52 a.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at his home in Granbury, TX. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements. Davis a long standing coach for Paris Independent School District coached the Paris Wildcats Golf Teams to five...

06/06/2016 by eparisextra.com
Chisum Summer Camp schedule

Chisum Summer Camp schedule

As students and parents  get ready for the upcoming summer break, the Chisum Mustang Athletic department would like to invite you to take advantage of their Summer Camp opportunities. Below is a schedule of each camp: See more at:...

06/04/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar Summer Camps

North Lamar Summer Camps

This summer your student can take advantage of many North Lamar Independent School District summer camps. Click on any of the links below for more information. Soccer:  June 6-8   Students who will be in K-6th grade for 2016-17 school year Panther Basketball:  June 6-9   Boys  K-9th...

06/02/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris Wildcat football camp - June 6-8

Paris Wildcat football camp - June 6-8

Paris Independent School District will host a Wildcat football camp for incoming 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade students. Dates for the camp are June 6 – 8 at Wildcat Stadium from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. each day. Cost is $15 per student and each camper will receive a camp t-shirt. For more...

06/02/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris Lady Cat Annual Volleyball Camp slated for June 15-17

Paris Lady Cat Annual Volleyball Camp slated for June 15-17

Paris Independent School District will be hosting their annual Lady Cat Volleyball Camp again this year from June 15 – 17, 2016. During this camp, campers will learn the basic fundamentals of the game of volleyball and go through various drills to develop their skills.  They will get a...

06/01/2016 by eparisextra.com