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NL 4th Grader Walks in the Shoes of Her Principal

NL 4th Grader Walks in the Shoes of Her Principal

Hannah Jackson, 4th grader from Aaron Parker, walked a day in the shoes of Principal Tammie Bates after winning the highest bid at the Parker Spring Fling silent auction. Jackson began her day as principal at 7:45 in the morning.  Following closely behind Principal Bates, her day’s duties...

05/24/2015 by eParisExtra
Justiss Elementary School welcomes Pre-K students

Justiss Elementary School welcomes Pre-K students

Pre-K students from T.G. Givens and Lamar County Head Start annually visit and tour both Justiss and Aikin Elementary Schools to get to know their new home for the next year. Photographed singing the ABC Alphabet Song at Justiss with the pre-k students are Deedre Peck counselor, Renee Elmore...

05/22/2015 by eParisExtra
PJH students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

PJH students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

The Paris Junior High School Chapter of National Junior Honor Society inducted sixty-six seventh graders 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, service,...

05/21/2015 by eParisExtra
Crockett students inducted into National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS)

Crockett students inducted into National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS)

The Crockett Chapter of National Elementary Honor Society (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...

05/20/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS Students Sweep Ceramics at Art Fair

PHS Students Sweep Ceramics at Art Fair

Paris High art students collected several awards for their entries at the recent Paris Art Fair, included a sweep of the top three places in the high school division for ceramics/sculpture. Sophomore Frankie Beard’s ceramic pie-slice container (shown right) top top honors, while senior...

05/17/2015 by eParisExtra
Mock wreck to be staged Friday at Paris High School

Mock wreck to be staged Friday at Paris High School

A mock accident will be staged Friday, May 15, at 9 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. at Paris High School near the tennis courts for the purpose of stressing safe driving practices to high school students. The area will be closed to the public and it will appear as if a “real” accident...

05/14/2015 by eParisExtra
WildCats Travel Great Lengths to Play Baseball

WildCats Travel Great Lengths to Play Baseball

Homer’s classic epic The Odyssey received a modern remake in the Class 4A bi-district baseball playoff series between the Paris Wildcats and Spring Hill Panthers.  Unfortunately for Paris, the Cats never found their way home as Spring Hill completed a 2-0 series sweep with a 5-0 shutout...

05/11/2015 by Tim Taylor
Hanley and Marshall Named PISD Teachers of the Year

Hanley and Marshall Named PISD Teachers of the Year

Superintendent Paul Jones congratulated the Paris Independent School District staff at the annual Staff Recognition Reception at Paris High School Wednesday. The quality and longevity of teachers and employees was celebrated as the Teachers of the Year were introduced, retirees were honored,...

05/09/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Junior High School visited by Congressman John Ratcliffe

Paris Junior High School visited by Congressman John Ratcliffe

They may not be old enough to vote, but U.S. Congressman John Ratcliffe made a stop to visit with some of his youngest constituents on Monday. Eighth graders in the history classes of Cleonne Drake and Jodye Grissom at Paris Junior High School heard a brief presentation about what he does as a...

05/06/2015 by eParisExtra
Justiss Queen For a Day

Justiss Queen For a Day

Justiss Elementary School principal Renee Elmore is surprised with a tiara and gifts to be “Queen for a Day” on National Principal’s Day! ...

05/06/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS Moore Will Need to Be Fast-Change Ninja

PHS Moore Will Need to Be Fast-Change Ninja

Like most senior girls, one of the difficult decisions Shawnte Moore had to make this semester was what to wear to prom.  Moore made her choice this past week, but her second-place finish in long jump at Friday’s Region 2-4A Track and Field Championships has unexpectedly thrown a wrench into...

05/05/2015 by Tim Taylor
Win over Rabbits Sends Cats to Playoffs

Win over Rabbits Sends Cats to Playoffs

For the second straight year, the Paris Wildcats needed, and got, a late-season win over the Atlanta Rabbits to qualify for the baseball playoffs. In 2014, it was a play-in game to decide the district’s fourth seed after both teams finished district play with 4-6 records.  Friday, it was a...

05/05/2015 by Tim Taylor
WildCats' Hits Find Pirates' Gloves in Loss

WildCats' Hits Find Pirates' Gloves in Loss

Wednesday’s 5-1 District 15-4A loss at Pittsburg left Paris head baseball coach Bill Sikes with both good and bad news. “We hit the ball really well,” he said.  For a team that has scored a grand total of 8 runs in 6 district games against schools not named Liberty-Eylau, the...

05/01/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris High School Seniors Named Texas Scholars

Paris High School Seniors Named Texas Scholars

Fifty-three 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 29. Students were honored for completing a more rigorous schedule of courses and receiving high academic...

05/01/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS Spanish National Honor Society inducts 20 new members

PHS Spanish National Honor Society inducts 20 new members

Paris High School’s Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica recently welcomed its newest members in an induction ceremony.  This honor society is for high school students of high academic achievement enrolled in Spanish and Portuguese. The society is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers...

04/30/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS Project Graduation Garage Sale

PHS Project Graduation Garage Sale

Paris High School Project Graduation 2015 is holding a HUGE GARAGE SALE on  Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8am to 3 pm . The sale will be held at the Paris Junior High School FIELD HOUSE, located at  2400 Jefferson Road, Paris, Texas. Lots of miscellaneous items, clothing and household...

04/29/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD students recognized by Duke University for Outstanding Test Scores

Paris ISD students recognized by Duke University for Outstanding Test Scores

Five Paris ISD students achieved special recognition as high scoring Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) 7th Grade Talent Search participants. To qualify for the Talent Search, seventh grade students must rank in the top 5 percent on grade-level standardized tests....

04/29/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS All-District Soccer Teams Selected

PHS All-District Soccer Teams Selected

District 11-4A soccer coaches have announced their postseason awards, with Paris Wildcats and Lady Cats featured prominently on the lists. Senior defender Leonel Gutierrez tops the boys list by being named MVP.  The 4-year starter led the Cats to an overall record of 15-6 and the district...

04/29/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS Steed Picked for Top Coaching Award

PHS Steed Picked for Top Coaching Award

The Paris Wildcats boys basketball team operated under the radar for most of the year, but the Cats’ most successful season in school history didn’t go unnoticed at the state level.  The incredible 35-1 run earned head coach Billy Mack Steed a statewide coach of the year...

04/28/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS Students and Staff Participate in Walk of Hope

PHS Students and Staff Participate in Walk of Hope

 Paris High School’s Student Crime Stoppers and National Honor Society joined several advocacy groups and law enforcement for Lamar County’s first annual Walk of Hope last week to raise awareness for crime victims and domestic violence. Groups rallied around the square to show their...

04/28/2015 by eParisExtra