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Paris ISD Names Teachers of the Year

Paris ISD Names Teachers of the Year

Patricia Baroody was named Secondary Teacher of the Year and Rachel Henson was named Elementary Teacher of the Year for the Paris Independent School District at the staff recognition reception, an annual event recognizing teaching excellence as well as honoring employees for their years of...

05/05/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris vs. Gilmer Baseball Series Set

Paris vs. Gilmer Baseball Series Set

The Paris vs. Gilmer bi-district best-of-3 playoff series will be contested at the neutral site of Atlanta.  Game 1 is scheduled for Friday, 6 p.m.  Game 2 will be Saturday, 11 a.m., and Game 3, if needed, will follow 30 minutes after the completion of Game 2. The winner of the Paris-Gilmer...

05/04/2016 by eparisextra.com
Aikin Elementary celebrates career day

Aikin Elementary celebrates career day

First grade students at Aikin Elementary School celebrated Career Day on Friday, April 29, 2016. Students came to school dressed as what they hope to be when they grow up. Pictured left to right are Piper Kyle as an orthodontist and Stephanie Preston McGrew as a nurse. ...

05/03/2016 by eparisextra.com
PHS theater department presents Brothers Grimm Spectacular

PHS theater department presents Brothers Grimm Spectacular

Pictured:  Daniel Gamino playing a very confused dwarf who always wanted to be Snow White The Brothers Grimm Spectacular is directed by Senior Maggie Maxwell this short play attempts to recreate all 2019 of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm in a wild, fast paced extravaganza. To...

05/02/2016 by eparisextra.com
Cats Prepare for Playoffs vs. Gilmer

Cats Prepare for Playoffs vs. Gilmer

The Paris Wildcats warmed up for their upcoming bi-district playoff series vs. Gilmer with a 4-2 win over the Gunter Tigers Saturday in a game played at Whitesboro. Paris (18-7), the third-place team from District 15-4A, faces Gilmer (12-8), the District 16 runnerup, in a first-round series...

05/01/2016 by eparisextra.com
Students Benefit from Rotary Teeth Screening Program

Students Benefit from Rotary Teeth Screening Program

Everett Elementary second grader, Kinsey Reynolds, lies still while dentist Clint Spencer and his assistant Melissa Miller check her teeth before applying a sealant on them. With the help of local dentist, the Rotary Club of Paris United is continuing its dental screening service project for...

04/29/2016 by eparisextra.com
Cats Win District Finale on Senior Night

Cats Win District Finale on Senior Night

The Paris Wildcats made efficient use of their 6 hits on offense, while junior Phillip Sikes scattered 7 Atlanta hits in a 6-1 win over the Rabbits Tuesday at Hub Hollis Field. The game closed out the District 15-4 A schedule.  The Cats, now 17-7 overall, finished in third place with a 6-4...

04/28/2016 by eparisextra.com
Cochran Finishes Third at Regionals

Cochran Finishes Third at Regionals

Paris High junior Matt Cochran finished third at this year’s Region 2-4 A Tennis Championships in boys singles to qualify as an alternate to the state tournament. Cochran, seeded third at regionals, beat No. 4-seeded Luis Flores of in the first round, then upset No. 2 seed and last year’s...

04/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
Stormy finish between the NL Panthers and rival Wildcats

Stormy finish between the NL Panthers and rival Wildcats

Paris head baseball coach Bill Sikes had an eery feeling prior to Saturday night’s District 15-4A makeup game at crosstown rival North Lamar. “Both teams were quiet, the stands were quiet,” he said.  “It was one of the wierdest Paris-North Lamar games I’ve ever been involved in.  Of...

04/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
Hawks Run-Rule Cats, 10-0

Hawks Run-Rule Cats, 10-0

The Paris Wildcats fell to the third-ranked Pleasant Grove Hawks Friday night at Hawk Field, 10-0, in a game that was ended with 1 out in the fifth by the run rule. Hawk junior Caleb Bolden raised his pitching record to 7-0 with a 1-hitter, a leadoff single by Phillip Sikes in the second...

04/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Cas Haley makes special appearance at Justiss Elementary

Cas Haley makes special appearance at Justiss Elementary

Justiss Elementary’s Fierce, Focus, and Fabulous Friday Assembly had a special performance by Cas Haley today.  He sang songs, shared encouraging words on friendship and love, and danced with the student body to the school theme songs. Haley, a Paris native, credits his success to the...

04/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Cats Dominate All-District Boys Soccer

Cats Dominate All-District Boys Soccer

As expected, the District 11-4A boys soccer champions Paris Wildcats dominated this season’s all-district superlatives.  The Cats, 11-9-3, were undefeated in district before being eliminated in the area round playoffs to Kaufman. Senior Justin Mitchell, the team’s leading scorer, was named...

04/22/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris High School Seniors Named Texas Scholars

Paris High School Seniors Named Texas Scholars

Seventy-two Paris High School seniors were named as Texas Scholars and recognized by the Lamar County Coalition of Education, Business, and Industry during a luncheon on April 20. Students were honored for completing a more rigorous schedule of courses and receiving high academic marks. Please...

04/21/2016 by eparisextra.com
PHS Choir UIL Concert Sight Reading Contest

PHS Choir UIL Concert Sight Reading Contest

Paris High School Chorale earned a Sweepstakes trophy for receiving “superior” ratings in both portions of the UIL Concert and Sight Reading contest on April 13 at Canton High School. Jan Blize is Choir Director, and is assisted by Richard Gray and accompanist, Dottie...

04/21/2016 by eparisextra.com
Cats Fight Past Weather and Pirates 7-5

Cats Fight Past Weather and Pirates 7-5

The Paris Wildcats still have three baseball games left on the District 15-4A calendar, but playoff intensity has already arrived.  Tuesday night at Hub Hollis Field, the Cats battled past Mother Nature and the Pittsburg Pirates for a 7-5 win that solidified their hold on third place. Photo...

04/20/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris High students advance to UIL Regionals

Paris High students advance to UIL Regionals

UIL Academics announce the following Paris High School students will be advancing to the UIL Regional Competition in Commerce on April 22 and 23. Left to Right – Shreya Singh (3rd in LD Debate), Matt Cochran (3rd in Calculator and First Team), Meghan Lamberson (2nd in Feature Writing),...

04/17/2016 by eparisextra.com
Yates, Allen, Brown Lead Paris in Track

Yates, Allen, Brown Lead Paris in Track

Senior Tierra Yates defended her District 15-4A title in the girls discus, while seniors Quez Allen (discus) and Diarva Brown (100 meters) were event winners in the varsity boys division at the track and field championships Thursday at Atlanta’s Rabbit Stadium. The top four finishers in each...

04/16/2016 by Tim Taylor
Paris ISD Students Compete in Texas FPS State Bowl

Paris ISD Students Compete in Texas FPS State Bowl

It is playing out to be another banner year for the students and coaches in the Paris ISD Future Problem Solving Program. Seventy-three students in grades five through twelve are heading to the FPS State Bowl in San Marcus, Texas, April 15 – 17. Paris High School Front Row: Kendra Thomas,...

04/16/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris ISD Coach Steed selected to coach All Stars

Paris ISD Coach Steed selected to coach All Stars

Paris High head basketball coach Billy Mack Steed has been selected by his peers to direct one of the Texas Small School (Classes 1A-4A) Boys All-Star Teams at next month’s TABC Clinic in San Antonio. Steed’s team will include Paris twins Jared and Jordan Embry.   The Small School Boys...

04/14/2016 by Tim Taylor
Game highlights from Wildcats hard fought battle on Tuesday

Game highlights from Wildcats hard fought battle on Tuesday

The Leopards hadn’t shown much offensive firepower coming into the game on Tuesday again the Paris Wildcats.  They had managed just 1 run or fewer in 4 of 5 district games, but they broke out of their slump with 9 hits, 3 walks, and a hit batter and were gifted by 6 Paris errors in...

04/14/2016 by Tim Taylor