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Distinguished graduates of Paris ISD recognized

Distinguished graduates of Paris ISD recognized

In 2012, Paris ISD initiated the Distinguished Graduate Award.  This award is the highest award the district can bestow. The first induction ceremony was held in 2012 for Raymond Berry, Trent Hancock, Deon Minor, Admiral James Richardson, and Gene Stallings.  In 2013, James Robert (Bob)...

09/29/2016 by eparisextra.com
PHS Drum Line Success at Plano Competition

PHS Drum Line Success at Plano Competition

On Saturday, September 24, the Paris High School Drum Line competed at the 25th Annual Plano Drum Line Competition. For the third year in a row, Paris received the award for Best Cymbal Line. The percussion director James Christian said, “At this contest, schools go against each other...

09/28/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris ISD Future Problem Solvers welcome speaker from Africa

Paris ISD Future Problem Solvers welcome speaker from Africa

Paris Independent School District welcomed Elangwe Esowe Gregory from the Brightland Christian Academy in Wotutu, Cameroon, Africa, to the District last week. Photo:  From left are Socrates students Mary Jane Torres, Quentis King, Jayden Solomon, Oscar Alamilla, and Elangwe Esowe Gregory. He...

09/28/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris Varsity Cross Country team brings home first place

Paris Varsity Cross Country team brings home first place

Last weekend at the North Lamar hosted Cross Country meet, the Paris Wildcat varsity cross country team brought home first place. The Middle School boys won first place as a team as well and Luke Hohenberger placed  1st for an individual medal. Varsity also brought home individual medals...

09/28/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris High School Senior Shelby Wilson named Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program

Paris High School Senior Shelby Wilson named Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program

Paris High School Principal, Chris Vaughn, announced today that Shelby Wilson has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the...

09/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
Ladycats open district with win

Ladycats open district with win

Making her first varsity appearance of the season, sophomore Peaches Jackson provided 14 kills as the Paris Ladycats opened District 14-4A with a close 4-game win at Atlanta, 23-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20. The win moves Paris above the .500 mark for the season with a 15-14 record.  The Ladycats...

09/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
Cats hope to learn from Argyle loss

Cats hope to learn from Argyle loss

Paris Wildcats head football coach Steven Hohenberger took his team on a 140-mile field trip west Friday night to get a lesson in high school football.  The result was a 47-10 whipping administered by the state powerhouse Argyle Eagles. Photo:  Wildcat QB Ja’Kerion Brown butts helmets with...

09/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris High School AP Scholars set new record

Paris High School AP Scholars set new record

Paris High School students from the combined classes of 2016 and 2017 have set the record for the largest number of AP Scholars in the history of Paris High School. The results of the exams they took in May 2016 have earned an unprecedented 27 AP Scholar Awards. Among Paris High School’s AP...

09/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
PISD receives donation from First Federal Community Bank

PISD receives donation from First Federal Community Bank

First Federal Community Bank presented the Paris Independent School District with a check in the amount of $2,904 from their Paris Wildcat Debit Card Program. Through the program, First Federal began offering Wildcat Debit Cards in 2011 and thanks to their customers’ use of the card, First...

09/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris ISD to get new vans

Paris ISD to get new vans

At the last Paris Independent School District Board of Trustee meeting the board approved to purchase two new vans for its Lamar County Head Start program. The bid was won by Everett Toyota of Paris.  “The vans are being purchased through our Head Start grant for our Lamar County Head...

09/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris JV vs. Argyle Photo Gallery

Paris JV vs. Argyle Photo Gallery

Photos courtesy of Tony Corso Images. ...

09/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar County students selected for Rep. Ratcliffe’s Congressional Student Leadership Program

Lamar County students selected for Rep. Ratcliffe’s Congressional Student Leadership Program

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) selected five students from Lamar County to participate in his newly launched Congressional Student Leadership Program (CSLP). The students join 86 total high schoolers from across the 18 counties in Texas’ 4th District who are participating in the CSLP for the...

09/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris ISD Star graduates honored

Paris ISD Star graduates honored

In 2012, Paris ISD initiated the Distinguished Graduate Award.  This award is the highest award the district can bestow. From the left are Carrie and Larry Gordon, Jr. on behalf of Dr. Larry “T-Byrd” Gordon, Elwood York, Jr. on behalf of Lewis “Jackrabbit” Smith, Thomas Moore, and Dr....

09/21/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris ISD campuses earn distinctions for excelling in accountability ratings

Paris ISD campuses earn distinctions for excelling in accountability ratings

Paris Independent School District met the standard in the Texas Education Agency (TEA) testing and accountability ratings for 2016.  Paris High School earned all possible distinctions. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is responsible for assessing public school students, as well as determining...

09/20/2016 by eparisextra.com
Weather wears down Wildcat Homecoming

Weather wears down Wildcat Homecoming

It takes a real commitment to be a Paris Wildcat fan for the 2016 football season.  A Homecoming game scheduled for a 7:30 kickoff Friday at Wildcat Stadium didn’t end until nearly 1 a.m. Saturday. When it did finally end, the scoreboard showed the Pittsburg Pirates on the winning end of a...

09/19/2016 by eparisextra.com
D.J. Bulls visits Paris High School Choirs

D.J. Bulls visits Paris High School Choirs

Paris native D.J. Bulls returned to Paris and worked with the choirs at Paris High School yesterday. Bulls is the artistic director and conductor of the MidCities Chamber Singers who will perform a concert on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Church of the Holy Cross, 400 South Church Street, at 6:30...

09/16/2016 by eparisextra.com
Ladycats give coach a Homecoming win

Ladycats give coach a Homecoming win

It’s Homecoming week at Paris High.  Appropriately, volleyball coach Britney Humphrey enjoyed a personal homecoming Tuesday when she took her squad to the school that gave her a head coaching start.  They returned with a sweep over the Chisum Lady Mustangs, 25-21, 25-18, 25-15. Emily...

09/14/2016 by eparisextra.com
Justiss celebrates Homecoming Spirit Week

Justiss celebrates Homecoming Spirit Week

Justiss Elementary students and staff show their school spirit on Tweedledum and Tweedledee Twin Day. Tomorrow is “Walt DisneyWednesday”  and Thursday is “Do You Suppose She’s a Wildflower?” (late 60’s to early 70’s Flower Power!) On Friday, students show they are “Wildcats in...

09/14/2016 by eparisextra.com
Ladycats quickly get the message in win

Ladycats quickly get the message in win

Playing one of their best matches of the season, the Paris Ladycats quickly disposed of the Wills Point Lady Tigers, 25-21, 25-9, 25-15, Friday in a volleyball match in the Wildcat Gym that took 65 minutes to finish. Photo:  Katy Hall gets one of her three back line kills to drop as Lindi...

09/12/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris Wildcats make mistakes, then make plays

Paris Wildcats make mistakes, then make plays

For the second straight week, the Paris Wildcats showed enough grit to overcome earlier mistakes and seize control of a football game in crunch time. Photo:  Dre McKinney (9) powers out of a tackle to plunge into the end zone for the winning 2-point conversion Last week it was a 23-22 victory...

09/12/2016 by eparisextra.com