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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
PHS seniors to take WorkKeys assessments

PHS seniors to take WorkKeys assessments

Paris High School seniors will be taking ACT WorkKeys assessments administered by Paris Junior College in the near future thanks to the underwriting of test fees by Paris Economic Development Corporation.  WorkKeys Assessments are produced by the same company that developed and publishes the...

11/15/2014 by eParisExtra
A United Way Tradition Following Crosstown Showdown

A United Way Tradition Following Crosstown Showdown

For over a decade, United Way representatives from Paris ISD and North Lamar ISD have pledged a donation to the United Way based upon the outcome of the annual Crosstown Showdown game.  In addition to the donation, the loser must wear the jersey of the winning team for a day. This year, the...

11/13/2014 by eParisExtra
Veterans Day Programs at PISD's Aikin and Justiss Elementary Schools

Veterans Day Programs at PISD's Aikin and Justiss Elementary Schools

US Navy CS3 Mariah Edwards (right) was accompanied by her daughter, second grader Ceriah Sims, to the Aikin Veterans Day program. Mariah was a student at Aikin and a 2009 graduate at Paris High School.  She returned last weekend from a tour overseas.  Mariah spent the morning at Aikin and...

11/12/2014 by eParisExtra
NL Stone Middle School Girls Basketball Teams Defeat Paris Jr. High

NL Stone Middle School Girls Basketball Teams Defeat Paris Jr. High

The Stone Middle School girls 7th and 8th grade Blue and Gold Teams all defeated the Paris Junior High girls’ basketball teams. The scorers for the NL 7th grade Gold team were:  Christi Miles – 6; Reyna Hildreth – 4; Avery Gurley – 4; Bailee Dawes – 4; Allie...

11/12/2014 by eParisExtra
Ackley Named Interim Principal at PJH

Ackley Named Interim Principal at PJH

Paris ISD administrators have appointed Karol Ackley as interim principal at Paris Junior High School. Ackley, currently one of the two assistant principals at PJH, will replace Althea Dixon, who recently became the district’s Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction and...

11/06/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Jr High Needs Votes to Win a National Photo Contest

Paris Jr High Needs Votes to Win a National Photo Contest

Paris Junior High entered the National Family Partnership’s Red Ribbon Photo Contest in hopes of winning $1,000 and an iPad for the school. From November 5 through November 19, please ask friends and family to vote up to 10 times each day.   Go to www.redribbon.org/vote and search for...

11/05/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Jr. High Football results

Paris Jr. High Football results

The Paris Jr. High 7th grade football White Team traveled to Quinlan last week. The Wildcats came out with a tie score 22-22. Offensively for the Wildcats, Kentavious Johnson had 3 touchdowns and a two point conversion while Deuntre Adamson had a two point conversion as well. Also Offensively...

11/04/2014 by eParisExtra
Justiss promotes Red Ribbon Week and drug-free activities

Justiss promotes Red Ribbon Week and drug-free activities

Justiss Elementary School conducted a full week of Red Ribbon Week activities beginning with a kickoff assembly featuring a presentation by Paris High School students. On Friday, the entire student body joined PE teacher Penny Cox in a THRILLER flash mob to “Dance Away From Drugs” before...

11/04/2014 by eParisExtra
Classroom meets real world—food truck visits PHS

Classroom meets real world—food truck visits PHS

The Paris High School hospitality class had a guest lecture by Russell Thrasher, owner of The Chocolate Kettle. After a brief classroom lesson on the food truck industry, students were allowed to tour the vehicle. ...

11/02/2014 by eParisExtra
Justiss Elementary Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Justiss Elementary Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Justiss Elementary School celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a music and dance program by the students in the Justiss bilingual classes. (pictured right) Mariachi player Alexis Arellano keeping beat to the music during Kindergarten’s performance (pictured below) Mia Orta waiting to...

10/31/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Jr. High Football Results

Paris Jr. High Football Results

The Paris Jr. high 7th Grade White Team hosted the Pittsburg Pirates last Tuesday evening. The 7th grade Wildcat White Team won 32-0. Montrel McCarty, Jaylon Sanders, and Deuntre Adamson each had a touchdown, while Amarious Gill had two touchdowns. Carson Powell added a two point...

10/27/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris High School students and staff unite against bullying

Paris High School students and staff unite against bullying

Paris High School’s National Honor Society sponsored United Against Bullying Day. This is a national campaign to bring awareness of the issue in our schools. NHS made daily announcements highlighting facts, statistics, and ways to help. NHS also created orange covered windows with...

10/26/2014 by eParisExtra
Sparky the Fire Dog Visits Aikin Students

Sparky the Fire Dog Visits Aikin Students

The Paris Fire Department introduced Sparky the Fire Dog, a Robotronics tool used to educate kids, to Aikin Elementary School students recently. Sparky “spoke” to them about calling 911 in an emergency, having a safe place to meet, and Paris firefighters taught students how to “Stop,...

10/25/2014 by eParisExtra