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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
PHS Students Place at NL UIL Meet

PHS Students Place at NL UIL Meet

Freshman Graham Bain and senior Arish Pardiwalla won event titles, and the accounting team finished first to highlight Paris High results at the recent Tommy Eads Invitational UIL Meet at North Lamar. The next upcoming practice meet will be Jan. 30-31 at Mount Pleasant. PHS Results (Sponsor in...

01/22/2015 by eParisExtra
Steed Gets 200th Milestone Win At PHS

Steed Gets 200th Milestone Win At PHS

Tuesday night’s Win for the Paris Wildcats over the North Lamar Panthers marked Paris head boys basketball coach Billy Mack Steed 200th Milestone Win.   Interestingly, North Lamar is Steed’s alma mater.  The basketball coach left North Lamar, 8 years ago to take over the...

01/22/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris High Students Win VFW Essay Contest

Paris High Students Win VFW Essay Contest

Paris High seniors Kaileb Williamson (left) and Matthew Draeger placed second and third, respectively, in the Voices of Democracy essay contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. They pose with their English teacher Sandra Strom. ...

01/21/2015 by eParisExtra
Looking Ahead in PARIS ISD

Looking Ahead in PARIS ISD

Monday, January 19, 2015 Paris ISD Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday   Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Paris Junior High School 3:45 – 4:30 p.m. – Study Like a Maniac (SLAM) after school tutorial program Aikin Elementary 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Study Like a Maniac (SLAM) –...

01/19/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris High School Students Named Texas All-State Musicians

Paris High School Students Named Texas All-State Musicians

Two PHS students were selected to perform in Texas All-State Music Ensemble. All-State performances will be held as part of the annual TMEA Clinic/Convention, Feb. 11–14, 2015. Over 26,000 people from Texas and beyond will attend over 315 workshops, 88 concerts, and visit over 1,100 exhibit...

01/17/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS Wildcat Baseball Team Ranked #16 in 4A

PHS Wildcat Baseball Team Ranked #16 in 4A

The Paris High School Wildcat Varsity Baseball team is ranked #16 in the 4A top 20 in the state, according to Texas High School Baseball website. The team has seven starters returneing from a 19-15 1 Regional Quarterfinalist Team. Notable returning players this year are Sophomore Phillip Sikes...

01/13/2015 by eParisExtra
Looking Ahead in Paris ISD

Looking Ahead in Paris ISD

January 12 – 16, 2015 Justiss Elementary — Book Fair Monday, January 12, 2015 Paris ISD– 5:30 p.m. – Board of Trustees Meeting – Elaine Ballard Administration Building Paris High School 10:00 a.m. – Senior Class Meeting – Representatives will meet with...

01/12/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD To Recognize Board Members For Service

Paris ISD To Recognize Board Members For Service

January is School Board Recognition Month and  Paris ISD is joining other districts across the state to thank local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for children and public schools. This year’s theme is: A Work of Heart. “Serving on a local school board is...

01/10/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Junior High School students bring home UIL medals

Paris Junior High School students bring home UIL medals

Paris Junior High School competed in the Fall Invitational UIL academic meet and brought home 40 awards. Winners include: Art Memory (grade 7): 1st, Taylor White; 2nd, Sydney Walter; 3rd, Brittni Leigh; (grade 8) 1st, Rhea Tabora; 3rd, Evelyn Brown; 6th, Alyssa Penny.  Calculator Applications...

12/19/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris and North Lamar swimmers Participate in Keller Swim Meet

Paris and North Lamar swimmers Participate in Keller Swim Meet

Swimmers from Paris High School and North Lamar High School participated in the Texas 4A and Under Swim Meet held in Keller this past weekend. The Paris High girls team finished 4th and the boys team finished 7th.  The girls relay team of Shelby Wilson, Reagan Stone, Cheyenne Plummer and Zoie...

12/09/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes Has Successful Food Drive

Paris High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes Has Successful Food Drive

Paris High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes recently held a food and “Change for a Change” drive to benefit the Paris Food Pantry to help feed families for Thanksgiving. Photographed (from left) delivering $377 and a cart full of food are FCA sponsor Coach Rayce Guess and members...

12/03/2014 by eParisExtra
Aikin Elementary students talk with National Turkey Federation in Washington D.C.

Aikin Elementary students talk with National Turkey Federation in Washington D.C.

Damon Wells, Vice-President of Government Affairs for the National Turkey Federation, recently talked to Aikin students in a FaceTime video chat. Wells, a Paris native and 1994 graduate of Paris High School, discussed Thanksgiving traditions involving turkeys with the students. Wells will take...

11/21/2014 by eParisExtra
Wildcats Playoff Tonight

Wildcats Playoff Tonight

After a 30-23 win last Thursday night over Van, the Paris High Wildcats are set to play the Sanger Indians in Class 4A-1 Area Round Playoff Game at Denison’s Munson Stadium Friday night, November 21st at 7:30pm. The Paris Wildcats are 7-4 facing the third seed out of District...

11/20/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD Awarded Technology Grant

Paris ISD Awarded Technology Grant

Paris High School 9th graders will soon receive Chromebook computers as part of a Texas Education Agency Technology Lending Program Grant. The $99,764 grant will enable Paris High School to provide students access to electronic and web-based instructional materials. Students will have the...

11/20/2014 by eParisExtra
Texas singer/songwriter Brian Burns visits Paris Jr. High and brings history to life

Texas singer/songwriter Brian Burns visits Paris Jr. High and brings history to life

Multiple award-winning Texas song stylist/balladeer Brian Burns presented a music presentation for seventh graders at Paris Junior High School last Friday. The Paris Area Arts Alliance made all arrangements and provided funding for Burns to perform for all area schools. Brian Burns is one of...

11/16/2014 by eParisExtra