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Crocket Intermediate School Named one of the “Schools to Watch” in Texas

Crocket Intermediate School Named one of the “Schools to Watch” in Texas

Paris ISD’s Crocket Intermediate School has been named one of the “Schools to Watch” in Texas. Pictured:   Crockett Principal Brock Blassingame Seven exemplary middle-grades schools in Texas have been named “Schools to Watch” as part of a recognition program developed by the...

02/12/2016 by eParisExtra
Ladycats End Season with Overtime Loss

Ladycats End Season with Overtime Loss

The Paris Ladycats took Pittsburg to overtime Tuesday on the Lady Pirates’ Senior Night, but a season-long habit of poor ball-handling and excessive fouls derailed their chances of ending the 2015-16 season on a winning note. Pittsburg (2-8 in District 15-4A) beat Paris (0-10), 66-63, which...

02/11/2016 by eParisExtra
Cats Make Quick Work of Pittsburg, 78-35

Cats Make Quick Work of Pittsburg, 78-35

The 5th-ranked Paris Wildcats exploded for a 15-0 lead at Pittsburg Tuesday night before the Pirates finally found their side of the scoreboard with their first points midway through the first quarter. Unfazed, the Cats responded with a 3-point play and 18-2 lead when a lone Pirate fan urged on...

02/11/2016 by Tim Taylor
STEAM Expo

STEAM Expo

Paris Junior High School and Crockett Intermediate School students recently competed in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Expo.  This innovative alternative to a typical science fair gives students the opportunity to exhibit and be rewarded for accomplishments in STEAM...

02/10/2016 by eParisExtra
Paris Junior High School Choir Students Earn Medals at Contest

Paris Junior High School Choir Students Earn Medals at Contest

Twelve Paris Junior High School choir students won gold medals for superior ratings and excellent ratings at the UIL Choir Solo & Ensemble Contest at Greenville Middle School on January 30. Photographed (from left) on the front row are  Isabella Garrard, Amanda Blouin, Hailey Woolsey,...

02/10/2016 by eParisExtra
Students Helping Students Learn about the Great Paris Fire of 1916

Students Helping Students Learn about the Great Paris Fire of 1916

North Lamar second grade students at Everett Elementary were educated on the Paris Fire of 1916 by students from Paris ISD. The Paris students, who are working with the Centennial Fire Group, are sharing historical facts about the day of the fire and how the town came together to rebuild after...

02/09/2016 by eParisExtra
Quez Allen signs to play football with Pittsburg State

Quez Allen signs to play football with Pittsburg State

Paris High School senior Quez Allen has signed to play football with Pittsburgh State. Parents are Mickey Allen and Tisha Cooper. Also pictured are Coach Lonnie Norton, Athletic Director Steven Hohenberger, Assistant Athletic Director Chad Helberg, Principal Chris Vaughn.     ...

02/08/2016 by eParisExtra
Pantherettes Survive Against Paris

Pantherettes Survive Against Paris

It had everything you could want in a rivalry-type game. In the end, though, it was a Bill Jones layup at the buzzer that gave the Pantherettes a 51-49 victory. Both teams battled back and forth most of the game. The first half ended in a 21-21 tie. It was the third quarter in which North...

02/08/2016 by Greg Higgins
Ladycats End Good Week with 2-1 Win

Ladycats End Good Week with 2-1 Win

Slowly, but surely, the Paris Ladycats soccer team is learning to win the close matches against quality opponents as last week’s results indicate. On Tuesday, sophomore Katy Hall’s header with five minutes remaining proved the decisive difference in a 1-0 win over 2015 regional semifinalist...

02/08/2016 by Tim Taylor
Littlest 'J' Come up Big in OT Win at Crosstown Showdown

Littlest 'J' Come up Big in OT Win at Crosstown Showdown

Just before the start of Saturday’s 71-59 overtime win over crosstown rival North Lamar in the Wildcat Gym, a Paris High student waving a homemade sign tried to get the home crowd to join him in a chant of “J-Squad.” He was referencing, of course, the starting five of the 8th-ranked Cats...

02/08/2016 by Tim Taylor
Crosstown Showdown on Saturday at Wildcat Gym

Crosstown Showdown on Saturday at Wildcat Gym

Crosstown Showdown between the boys basketball teams from Paris High School and North Lamar High School on Saturday, February 6th at the Wildcat Gym. The Paris High School baseball team will be holding a chilli supper fundraiser during alll the games (serving from 3:30pm-7:30pm) in the PHS...

02/04/2016 by eParisExtra
PHS Students Win Essay Contest

PHS Students Win Essay Contest

Each year the Paris Council of Garden Clubs and members clubs sponsor contestants in The National Garden Club, Inc. essay contest. Four Paris High School seniors taught by Sandra Strom are the local winners of the contest.  All four essays advance to the district level of...

02/04/2016 by eParisExtra
Cats Close Out Leopards, 63-45

Cats Close Out Leopards, 63-45

For three quarters the Liberty-Eylau Leopards had the 8th-ranked Paris Wildcats right where they wanted them, but the Cats finished the District 15-4A game in championship form, 63-45, to move one step closer to defending their district title. Pictured:  Moving Jalon Pipkins to point guard,...

02/03/2016 by Tim Taylor
Header by Hall Gives Ladycats 1-0 Win

Header by Hall Gives Ladycats 1-0 Win

The third time proved charming for the Paris Ladycats who finally subdued their 2015 season-ending adversary, the Crandall Lady Pirates, 1-0, on a goal by sophomore Katy Hall with just 5:04 remaining in their pre-district soccer match Tuesday night at Wildcat Stadium. Crandall eliminated a...

02/03/2016 by Tim Taylor
PHS Students Place High at Recent UIL Academic Meets

PHS Students Place High at Recent UIL Academic Meets

Paris High students placed at recent academic meets. Seniors Caroline Janes and Maggie Maxwell placed first in Duet Acting at the Austin chapter of the National Catholic Forensic League to qualify for the Grand National Tournament to be held over the Memorial Day weekend in Sacramento. Kendra...

02/02/2016 by eParisExtra
Crockett students ‘tackle hunger’ with Souper Bowl of Caring

Crockett students ‘tackle hunger’ with Souper Bowl of Caring

The Crockett Intermediate School student council members joined the Kroger Souper Bowl of Caring Saturday to ‘Change the Game’ during the weeks leading up to the Big Game.  Over $300 was raised for the Downtown Food Pantry. Photographed with Kroger manager David Diaz are (front row)...

02/02/2016 by eParisExtra
PHS Swim Team Advances to Regionals

PHS Swim Team Advances to Regionals

On Saturday, the Paris High School Swim Team competed at the District 10-5A Swimming Championships at Austin College in Sherman. The girls swim team came in second with a total of 76 points and the boys team finished 4th with a total of 39 points.  Both relay teams advanced to the Regional...

02/01/2016 by eParisExtra
Paris High School Law Enforcement Exploring Post

Paris High School Law Enforcement Exploring Post

Paris ISD employees recently met with local law enforcement officials to discuss implementing a Law Enforcement Exploring Post at Paris High School. Offering full support for the program on top row are Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass, Patrol Captain Tommy Moore, Assistant Chief Randy Tuttle,...

01/31/2016 by eParisExtra
Paris High School band members visit Givens

Paris High School band members visit Givens

Paris High School band members Kayla Vickers and Jack Nichols spent their morning helping the Pre-K students at T. G. Givens Early Childhood Center learn about different percussion instruments. The students were introduced to various beats and sounds which will help them develop early math...

01/30/2016 by eParisExtra
Gates, Hall Score in Ladycats' Win

Gates, Hall Score in Ladycats' Win

The Paris Ladycats got a goal apiece from their two forward strikers to win a pre-district match Tuesday at Community, 2-1. Junior Tieren Gates and sophomore Katy Hall each netted goals, while Gates assisted on Hall’s tally. Paris, now 4-6-2 for the season, travels to Kilgore Friday for a...

01/29/2016 by Tim Taylor