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PISD Board of Trustees to hold Special Election to Fill Two Seats

PISD Board of Trustees to hold Special Election to Fill Two Seats

PISD Board of Trustees held a Special Meeting on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 12:30pm to discuss the need for an Order for a  Special Election. Tracy Bawcum, Place 4 Trustee, and Dale Henry, Place 3 Trustee, have both resigned from the PISD School Board due to moving out of their...

02/19/2015 by eParisExtra
Science Fair Winners at PISD Elementary Schools

Science Fair Winners at PISD Elementary Schools

Paris ISD elementary schools recently held science fairs. The Justiss Elementary Science Fair Winners in the fourth grade were (pictured left to right) are  Padme Carillo—1st place,    Lizette Rodriguez—2nd place, and Katelyn Essary—3rd place. The 3rd Grade Winners at Justiss were...

02/17/2015 by eParisExtra
PISD Board of Trustees Extend Superintendent's Contract

PISD Board of Trustees Extend Superintendent's Contract

At the regular board meeting  on Monday night, the PISD Board of Trustees voted to extend the contract for one year of the superintendent Paul Jones (pictured right).  The school board also voted to give Mr. Jones a 3% raise. In other business, the Board voted to approve updates to the...

02/17/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS Students Make Valentines for Area Residents

PHS Students Make Valentines for Area Residents

Paris High School students will be giving Meals on Wheels recipients something extra with their meal on Saturday—a handmade Valentine’s Day card. Students in Althea Garden Club and National Honor Society created cards for residents who receive meals through Lamar County Meals on Wheels...

02/15/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD STEAM Expo Winners

Paris ISD STEAM Expo Winners

Paris Junior High School and Crockett Intermediate School students recently competed in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Expo.  This innovative alternative to a typical science fair gives students the opportunity to exhibit and be rewarded for accomplishments in STEAM...

02/15/2015 by eParisExtra
Aikin Students Win Big in the Lamar County Soil and Water Conservation District's Contests

Aikin Students Win Big in the Lamar County Soil and Water Conservation District's Contests

PISD’s Aikin Elementary students were the big winners in the Lamar County Soil and Water Conservation District’s poster and essay contests. Winners  are, from left to right, Keshanti Gordon – 3rd place poster (4th-6th grade category), Grace Lowry – 1st place poster...

02/14/2015 by eParisExtra
Crockett receives CEFCO donation for field trip

Crockett receives CEFCO donation for field trip

Frank Artuso, CEFCO District Manager, presents Crockett Intermediate School Principal Brock Blassingame a $500 donation to help fund the fifth grade Sky Ranch field trip.   ...

02/12/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris High School UIL Students Win Events at Mount Pleasant

Paris High School UIL Students Win Events at Mount Pleasant

Paris High won team and individual titles in three events at the Mount Pleasant UIL Academic Invitational meet held Jan. 30-31.  The next practice meet will be Feb. 27-28 in Sulphur Springs. PHS Results (Sponsor): Current Events Team (Cheryl Brown): 1. Paris (Codi Clark, Collin Harris, Mason...

02/10/2015 by eParisExtra
Pantherettes Clinch District Basketball Title

Pantherettes Clinch District Basketball Title

The North Lamar Pantherettes clinched the District 15-4A girls basketball title Friday night with a 54-42 win over the Paris Lady Cats in the Panther Gym. The Pantherettes, 24-6 overall and ranked 21st in the state, are 9-0 in district with just one team remaining in their way of a perfect...

02/07/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS Riley Coker signs letter of intent

PHS Riley Coker signs letter of intent

Paris High School senior Riley Coker signed a letter of intent to play football at East Texas Baptist University.  Seated, from  left, are mother Kathy Coker, Riley, and father Steve Coker.  Standing, from left, are Superintendent Paul Jones, coach Lonnie Norton, Chad Helberg (assistant...

02/05/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS Jax Dangerfield signs letter of intent with East Texas Baptist University

PHS Jax Dangerfield signs letter of intent with East Texas Baptist University

Paris High School senior Jax Dangerfield signed a letter of intent to play football at East Texas Baptist University.  Seated, from  left, are sister Melanie Dangerfield, mother Towanda Dangerfield, Jax, father Michael Dangerfield, and cousin Zanesha Dangerfield.  Standing, from left, are...

02/05/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS Senior KD Scott Signs Letter of Intent With Tyler Junior College

PHS Senior KD Scott Signs Letter of Intent With Tyler Junior College

Paris High School senior Ka Darius (KD) Scott signed a letter of intent to play football at Tyler Junior College.  Seated, from  left, are cousin Nykela young, mother Marcia Watkins, KD, father Glenn Scott, and brother Ke Lontre Scott, and stepbrother Jordan Furtch.  Standing, from left,...

02/05/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS Senior Jordan Williams Signs with Baylor University

PHS Senior Jordan Williams Signs with Baylor University

Paris High School senior Jordan Williams signed a letter of intent to play football at Baylor University.  (Pictured right) seated, from  left, are stepmother Stacey Jones, father Derrick Jones, Jordan, mother Tiffany Williams, stepfather John Sims, and grandmother Dorese Basinger. ...

02/05/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS Swim Team Excels at District Meet

PHS Swim Team Excels at District Meet

The Paris High School Swim Team participated in the District 10 5A meet on Saturday, January 31, 2015. The girls finished 2nd overall with 104 points (pictured with trophy) and the boys finished 3rd with 60 points.  Coach Seandra Gilbert was named Girls Coach of the Year for the District the...

02/03/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris High Seniors take top honors in Air Force essay contest

Paris High Seniors take top honors in Air Force essay contest

Paris High School seniors Valery White and Logan Fox placed second and third in the Air Force Association Northeast Texas Chapter, Earle North Parker essay contest. Both will be honored at a dinner and recognition ceremony at Texas A&M University—Commerce. White received a scholarship...

01/31/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD Schools Hold Annual Spelling Bees

Paris ISD Schools Hold Annual Spelling Bees

Paris Independent School District students recently showed they are good at spelling bees. Campus winners are fourth graders Evelyn Lopez and Tijahni McGee from Justiss Elementary School (pictured with their coach Dusty Felts; fourth graders Caroline Petrikas and Shravya Singh from Aikin...

01/29/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Jr. High Students Win VFW Essay Contest

Paris Jr. High Students Win VFW Essay Contest

Paris Junior High School eighth graders Sahil Prakash (left) and Nichole Hawkes placed first and third, respectively, in the Voices of Democracy essay contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. They are photographed with their English teacher Jill Stone. ...

01/29/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris High Powerlifting Team Compete at Sulphur Springs

Paris High Powerlifting Team Compete at Sulphur Springs

The Paris HIgh powerlifting team competed in its first meet of the 2015 season Saturday at Sulphur Springs.  The girls finished fifth overall, while the boys were ninth.  The next meet will be Saturday, Jan. 31, at North Lamar. Girls Results (squat-bench press-deadline–total) 123: 8....

01/27/2015 by eParisExtra
Local Business and Industry to Speak to PHS CTE Students Throughout February

Local Business and Industry to Speak to PHS CTE Students Throughout February

Students and faculty at Paris High School will join others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career and Technical Education (CTE) MonthTM. This year’s theme is Recognizing Classroom Innovators! CTE Month provides programs across the country an opportunity to...

01/25/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris High Debate Team Qualifies for Nationals

Paris High Debate Team Qualifies for Nationals

Five Paris High debate students qualified for the National Catholic Forensic League Grand Nationals during district competition recently in Austin. The students, all members of the junior class, placed high enough in four different events to earn invitations to the annual conference to be held...

01/24/2015 by eParisExtra