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Paris ISD Excels in Accountability Ratings

Paris ISD Excels in Accountability Ratings

Paris ISD released the TEA Accountability Ratings to the Board of Trustees last night at a regularly scheduled meeting. The new TEA ratings only have two categories: Met Standard or Improvement Required. The PISD District overall and each individual campus received “Met Standard.”  All...

08/12/2014 by eParisExtra

Paris ISD Earns Platinum Award from State Comptroller for Financial Transparency

Paris ISD Earns Platinum Award from State Comptroller for Financial Transparency

In late 2009, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs launched the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle to rate and recognize school districts, cities, counties,  and other government agencies in the area of financial transparency. For the second straight year, Paris ISD has earned recognition and is one...

08/09/2014 by eParisExtra

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

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

Evan de la Garza, Zachery Nation, Madeline Petrikas, and Austin Whitaker Paris students won an international grand championship, three first place awards and one second place award at the International Conference at Iowa State University.  They are coached by Debb Fleming, Sandra Strom  and...

07/04/2014 by eParisExtra

Justiss Socrates Students Donate Digital Thermometers

Justiss Socrates Students Donate Digital Thermometers

Justiss Elementary Socrates students donated digital thermometers to families in need and to Justiss nurse Jeri Kay Johnson for use in her office.  Nurse Johnson will disperse the thermometers throughout the year to families in need. Those donating pictured from left to right are (back row)...

06/25/2014 by eParisExtra

Paris ISD School Board Approves Budget for 2014-15 School Year

Paris ISD School Board Approves Budget for 2014-15 School Year

The Paris ISD School Board approved the 2014-15 budget last night at a regularly scheduled board meeting. The budget includes raises for all PISD employees. Board members Tracy Bawcum and Regina Williams were both sworn in for new terms.  The current board officers will remain the same with...

06/17/2014 by eParisExtra

Paris Junior High School student conducts book drive for West ISD

Paris Junior High School student conducts book drive for West ISD

Members of the 2013-2014 Lone Star Youth Leadership Council completed a West ISD Book Drive group service project to help rebuild West ISD’s school libraries. The goal was for Council members to work together to collect and provide books to help restock West ISD’s school libraries which...

06/15/2014 by eParisExtra

PJH students inducted into National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

PJH students inducted into National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

The Paris Junior High Chapter of NJHS recently inducted 56 seventh graders. Membership in the NJHS is based on scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. The NJHS ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for middle level students.  NJHS is...

06/12/2014 by eParisExtra

Crockett students inducted into National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS)

Crockett students inducted into National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS)

The Crockett Chapter of 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 the programs for all students and...

06/12/2014 by eParisExtra

Paris High School’s Future Problem Solving Program continues to dominate Texas

Paris High School’s Future Problem Solving Program continues to dominate Texas

PHS – FPS 2014 State Winners Paris High School won three state championships and a total of sixteen students medaled at the state bowl. Eight PHS students will represent Texas at the FPS International competition at Iowa State University June 12-15. They are coached by Sandra Strom and...

06/11/2014 by eParisExtra

Paris Elks Lodge donates items for students with special needs

Paris Elks Lodge donates items for students with special needs

Paris Elks Lodge 2433 representative Mildred Pratt poses with special needs students at Paris Junior High School. On the front row (from left) are Ruja Khwaja, Rachel Burgess, and Gerald Pomroy; in back are PISD Paraprofessional Yolanda Jackson, Lexie Kelley, Jacob Allen, teacher Regina Rhodes,...

06/09/2014 by eParisExtra

Paris Education Foundation Announced the 2014 Scholarship Recipients

Paris Education Foundation Announced the 2014 Scholarship Recipients

Seventy-two (72) Paris High School seniors were awarded Paris Education Foundation scholarships totaling $104,000. PEF 2014 scholarships recipients are (from left, first row): Sierra Fulbright, Nyquoia King, Soraya Jackson, Shakerrinee Bills, Tiffine Haan, Kelli Lahman, Kimberly Chaverria,...

06/08/2014 by eParisExtra

Paris LadyCat Volleyball Camp

Paris LadyCat Volleyball Camp

The Paris LadyCats will host a Volleyball camp for incoming 3rd-6th graders (2014-15 school year) on June 16th, 17th, & 18th. The camp will be held at the Paris High School Gymnasium from 8am-10am each day.  Registration will be on Monday, June 16th at 8am.   For More information...

06/08/2014 by eParisExtra

Justiss Socrates Students Perform "13 Colonies"

Justiss Socrates Students Perform

Pictured left to right are: Mayra Barrios, Erica Barber, Tammy King Socrates Teacher, Paula Torres, TeKiyah Marshall, Amiah Tyson, Johnathon Jones, Tavi Schaller, KeShawn Wallace, and Jaelyn Lee. Justiss Elementary Socrates students ended their school year with a production of the musical...

06/07/2014 by eParisExtra

Perfect Attendance Since First Grade

Perfect Attendance Since First Grade

Madeline Hatley Many students earn honors for grades or athletic abilities. But very few maintain perfect attendance since their first day of school. Madeleine Hatley, a Paris High School Senior, is closing in on her 2,160th straight day of public school.  Hatley is the daughter of Deborah...

06/06/2014 by eParisExtra

Paris ISD students bring home trophies, medals, and ribbons from NETOLE

Paris ISD students bring home trophies, medals, and ribbons from NETOLE

PHS – Net Ole 2014 Winners Paris High School and Paris Jr. High Students brought home awards from the annual NetOle competition. Approximately 600 students from area schools competed on April 10 at TAMU-Commerce in the Northeast Texas Organization of Language Educators (NETOLE) Texas...

06/06/2014 by eParisExtra

Paris ISD Hires New High School Principal

Paris ISD Hires New High School Principal

Chris Vaughn During a 7am special PISD School Board Meeting this morning, the Board voted to hire Chris Vaughn as the new Paris High School Principal. Chris Vaughn has 23 years of experience, eight as a high school principal at Clarksville High School. During his time at Clarksville, Mr. Vaughn...

06/05/2014 by eParisExtra

Paris Junior High students win awards at Paris Art Fair

Paris Junior High students win awards at Paris Art Fair

Several Paris Jr. High students won awards at the Paris Art Fair this year. Photographed from the left are (front row) Madison Turner – 2nd Place Mixed Media, Paulina Santoyo, Yvette Moralez – Honorable Mention Drawing, Maria Gonzalez – 2nd and 3rd Place Drawing, Andria Gentry...

06/04/2014 by eParisExtra

Paris High School names 2014 Prom King and Queen

Paris High School names 2014 Prom King and Queen

Paris High School students celebrated their prom May 17 at the beautiful Commons Area of Paris High School. The theme was “An Evening in Paris.” Michael Cade (left) and Randle Cecil were named 2014 Paris High School Prom King and Queen.     ...

06/04/2014 by eParisExtra

Aikin Choir earns superior rating at NRH2O Competition

Aikin Choir earns superior rating at NRH2O Competition

The Aikin 4th Grade Choir recently performed in the NRH2O Spring Contest in North Richland Hills, and returned home with a Superior rating. The 27-member Aikin Choir is directed by Jim Adams and Whitney Chadwick. Pictured: 4th Grade Choir with Whitney Chadwick.   ...

06/03/2014 by eParisExtra

Paris High School seniors awarded LMS scholarships

Paris High School seniors awarded LMS scholarships

Pictured left to right are Sarah Mann, Madeleine Hatley, and Meghan Gillean. Three Paris High School seniors have been awarded scholarships by LMS Restoration.  Those students earning the awards are Madeleine Hatley, Sara Mann, and Meghan Gillean. Applicants were considered based on grade...

06/03/2014 by eParisExtra