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Looking Ahead in Paris ISD

Looking Ahead in Paris ISD

A look at scheduled events on Paris ISD campuses for the next two weeks. Monday, August 25 – September 5, 2014 Paris High School Cosmetology Class selling chances to win 1 of 4 baskets   Paris Junior High School 7th Grade Cheerleaders Fundraiser – Order forms can be picked up...

09/01/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris High School continues to outpace state averages in college readiness benchmarks

Paris High School continues to outpace state averages in college readiness benchmarks

Paris Independent School District received word recently that its level of college preparedness is once again higher than the state average. ACT, Inc., sent the College Readiness Letters to each area principal and superintendent recently, and the Paris High School letter showed that 2014 ACT...

08/29/2014 by eParisExtra
PHS Class of 1994 20 Year Reunion

PHS Class of 1994 20 Year Reunion

The PHS Class of 1994 members to join their classmates for an evening of sharing old memories and catching up with friends. A reception and dinner will be held at the Paris Golf and Country Club on Saturday, September 27th from 6-9pm with dinner being served around 7pm. The cost will be...

08/28/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD has a New Paris Wildcat Athletic Booster Club

Paris ISD has a New Paris Wildcat Athletic Booster Club

Paris ISD has a new Paris Wildcat Athletic Booster Club for the 2014-15 school year. A new board was formed over the summer and met diligently to develop new programs and committees. Paris Wildcat Booster Club members are invited to pre-game activities before the  PHS Homecoming game...

08/28/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD Hosts county-wide assembly for educators

Paris ISD Hosts county-wide assembly for educators

Musician, author and motivational speaker, LaDonna Gatlin, was the guest speaker at a county wide assembly for public school instructional staff this morning, August 20 in the auditorium at Paris Junior High School. Sister of the legendary Gatlin Brothers country music group, she knows...

08/20/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD Excels in Accountability Ratings

Paris ISD Excels in Accountability Ratings

Paris ISD released the TEA Accountability Ratings to the Board of Trustees last night at a regularly scheduled meeting. The new TEA ratings only have two categories: Met Standard or Improvement Required. The PISD District overall and each individual campus received “Met Standard.”  All...

08/12/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD Earns Platinum Award from State Comptroller for Financial Transparency

Paris ISD Earns Platinum Award from State Comptroller for Financial Transparency

In late 2009, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs launched the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle to rate and recognize school districts, cities, counties,  and other government agencies in the area of financial transparency. For the second straight year, Paris ISD has earned recognition and is one...

08/09/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD’s Future Problem Solving Program brings home international wins

Paris ISD’s Future Problem Solving Program brings home international wins

Paris students won an international grand championship, three first place awards and one second place award at the International Conference at Iowa State University.  They are coached by Debb Fleming, Sandra Strom  and Dr. Janet Dickey. Team Problem Solvers (from left) Evan de la Garza,...

07/04/2014 by eParisExtra
Justiss Socrates Students Donate Digital Thermometers

Justiss Socrates Students Donate Digital Thermometers

Justiss Elementary Socrates students donated digital thermometers to families in need and to Justiss nurse Jeri Kay Johnson for use in her office.  Nurse Johnson will disperse the thermometers throughout the year to families in need. Those donating pictured from left to right are (back row)...

06/25/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD School Board Approves Budget for 2014-15 School Year

Paris ISD School Board Approves Budget for 2014-15 School Year

The Paris ISD School Board approved the 2014-15 budget last night at a regularly scheduled board meeting. The budget includes raises for all PISD employees. Board members Tracy Bawcum and Regina Williams were both sworn in for new terms.  The current board officers will remain the same with...

06/17/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Junior High School student conducts book drive for West ISD

Paris Junior High School student conducts book drive for West ISD

Members of the 2013-2014 Lone Star Youth Leadership Council completed a West ISD Book Drive group service project to help rebuild West ISD’s school libraries. The goal was for Council members to work together to collect and provide books to help restock West ISD’s school libraries which...

06/15/2014 by eParisExtra
PJH students inducted into National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

PJH students inducted into National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

The Paris Junior High Chapter of NJHS recently inducted 56 seventh graders. Membership in the NJHS is based on scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. The NJHS ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for middle level students.  NJHS is...

06/12/2014 by eParisExtra
Crockett students inducted into National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS)

Crockett students inducted into National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS)

The Crockett Chapter of 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 the programs for all students and...

06/12/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris High School’s Future Problem Solving Program continues to dominate Texas

Paris High School’s Future Problem Solving Program continues to dominate Texas

Paris High School won three state championships and a total of sixteen students medaled at the state bowl. Eight PHS students will represent Texas at the FPS International competition at Iowa State University June 12-15. They are coached by Sandra Strom and Dr. Janet Dickey. Advancing to the...

06/11/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Elks Lodge donates items for students with special needs

Paris Elks Lodge donates items for students with special needs

The Paris Elks Lodge 2433 donated numerous items and supplies to Paris Independent School District this past school year. Paris Junior High students received an electronic tablet, numerous sensory items, scheduling organizers, and an iPad mini with an application to assist with...

06/09/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Education Foundation Announced the 2014 Scholarship Recipients

Paris Education Foundation Announced the 2014 Scholarship Recipients

Seventy-two (72) Paris High School seniors were awarded Paris Education Foundation scholarships totaling $104,000. PEF 2014 scholarships recipients are (from left, first row): Sierra Fulbright, Nyquoia King, Soraya Jackson, Shakerrinee Bills, Tiffine Haan, Kelli Lahman, Kimberly Chaverria,...

06/08/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris LadyCat Volleyball Camp

Paris LadyCat Volleyball Camp

The Paris LadyCats will host a Volleyball camp for incoming 3rd-6th graders (2014-15 school year) on June 16th, 17th, & 18th. The camp will be held at the Paris High School Gymnasium from 8am-10am each day.  Registration will be on Monday, June 16th at 8am.   For More information...

06/08/2014 by eParisExtra
Justiss Socrates Students Perform

Justiss Socrates Students Perform "13 Colonies"

Justiss Elementary Socrates students ended their school year with a production of the musical review of early American history “13 Colonies” for the Justiss student body. The students performed over twenty parts, including hosts George and Martha Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Ponce de...

06/07/2014 by eParisExtra
Perfect Attendance Since First Grade

Perfect Attendance Since First Grade

Many students earn honors for grades or athletic abilities. But very few maintain perfect attendance since their first day of school. Madeleine Hatley, a Paris High School Senior, is closing in on her 2,160th straight day of public school.  Hatley is the daughter of Deborah and Dr. Richard...

06/06/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD students bring home trophies, medals, and ribbons from NETOLE

Paris ISD students bring home trophies, medals, and ribbons from NETOLE

Paris High School and Paris Jr. High Students brought home awards from the annual NetOle competition. Approximately 600 students from area schools competed on April 10 at TAMU-Commerce in the Northeast Texas Organization of Language Educators (NETOLE) Texas Foreign Language Symposium. The...

06/06/2014 by eParisExtra