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One Act Play Performance

One Act Play Performance

The Paris High School Theatre Department is preparing for the One Act Play Competition to be held in Texarkana this Friday. The Paris High School theatre group presented “Gut Girls” at 7:30pm on Monday night at the Weger Auditorium on the Paris Junior High Campus. Gut Girls tells...

03/23/2015 by eParisExtra
T. G. Givens Early Childhood Center Announces Pre-Kindergarten Roundup

T. G. Givens Early Childhood Center Announces Pre-Kindergarten Roundup

T. G. Givens Early Childhood Center will begin roundup for the 2015-2016 school year on March 23rd. Regular hours will be 8:30–11:30 a.m. and 12:30–2:30 p.m. If a parent needs later hours please make an appointment by calling 903-737-7466. The campus is located at 655 Martin Luther King Jr....

03/20/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS senior receives DAR Good Citizen Award

PHS senior receives DAR Good Citizen Award

Joseph Ligon Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, selected four area high school seniors as Good Citizens.  This is a nationally recognized award with students chosen from schools all over the nation. The students are honored as those best exemplifying the qualities of dependability,...

03/15/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS students bring home top honors from SkillsUSA district competition

PHS students bring home top honors from SkillsUSA district competition

Paris High School students recently competed in the SkillsUSA District 5 contest, and as a result, three students will advance to the statewide SkillsUSA competition in Corpus Christi on March 27. Photographed (from left):  Michael Rhodes is their instructor and contest sponsor. Mitch Liles, a...

03/14/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris High Distinguished Graduate Award Winners

Paris High Distinguished Graduate Award Winners

Former Paris High School students Leslie Satcher (Class of 1980), and Charles “Red” Scott (Class of 1945/posthumous award) have been named Distinguished Graduate Award winners.  Their portraits will be displayed on the Wall of Honor at Paris High School. Leslie Satcher is a fifth...

03/12/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris High Students Compete at UIL Math-Science

Paris High Students Compete at UIL Math-Science

Members of the UIL calculator and science teams competed in the Dr. Joyce Schaeffer Math-Science Invitational Saturday and returned with several trophies.  Those results: Grade 9 Calculator (Coach Nell Stellpflug): 3. Anna Floyd; 5. Icysis Patt Grade 11 Calculator (Stellpflug): 3. Justice...

03/11/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS Student Crime Stoppers Jail-a-Thon

PHS Student Crime Stoppers Jail-a-Thon

Paris High School Crime Stoppers will be hosting a fundraising Jail-a-Thon on Wednesday, March 11th from 10am-3pm at PHS. Several community members will be “arrested” and brought to PHS cafeteria to spend time in a makeshift jail.  The “inmates” will be fed lunch...

03/10/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD student scientists advance to Texas Science and Engineering Fair

Paris ISD student scientists advance to Texas Science and Engineering Fair

Five Paris ISD students are advancing to state science competition following the 52nd annual East Texas Regional Science Fair on February 27, at Kilgore College. More than 150 experiments from students in the 5th to the 12th grades participated in the ETRSF. The top ten finishers in each of...

03/07/2015 by eParisExtra
T.G. Givens celebrates Read Across America Day

T.G. Givens celebrates Read Across America Day

In honor of Read Across America Day, Paris High School football players visited T. G. Givens Early Childhood Center to read to students.  Pictured with students in Carrie Brazeal’s Pre-K Class are: Front Row (from left):  Marielena Higurea-Rios, Luz Higuera-Rios, Jordan Reaves, and...

03/04/2015 by eParisExtra
Aikin celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America

Aikin celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America

Aikin Elementary will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day with several events over the next two weeks.  Family members are invited to “Aikin Reads” on Thursday, March 5, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Teachers will dress as book characters and read to the students and...

03/03/2015 by eParisExtra
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