BUSAN, South Korea — Will Donaldson, a 1992 Chisum High School graduate, accepted on behalf of his deceased father, Robert Cook, the Korea Ambassador for Peace Medal in Busan, South Korea on Tuesday.
Chisum ISD will consid- er casting votes for Delta and Lamar counties’ bal- lots for appraisal district board of directors 2020- 21 term at their meeting Monday night.
Chisum Beta club students tackled a new round of competitions last week at the regional leadership summit in Grapevine. All three teams qualified for the national convention in June 2020.
The projects were funded by a $26.94 million construction bond and completed by local subcontractors, fulfilling a goal to “keep money at home,” as Chalaire has previously said.
The organization’s goal is to help feed children during their two-week Christmas break from school. Many kids eat their major meal at school each day and may not have much at home during this break, organizer Christine Lenoir said.
Chisum named Hannah Hurst as the 2019 Homecoming Queen and William Norris as Homecoming King Friday night.
Both Chisum and Prairiland high school marching bands will compete in University Interscholastic League 3A area competition Saturday at Carthage High School following their first division performances in regional competition Wednesday in Texarkana.
The 2019 Chisum High School Homecoming nominees are, from left, Hannah Hurst, Melody Edwards, Harmony Edwards and Alexis Brown. The queen will be crowned at 7 p.m. before the game. The Mustangs will play against Prairiland at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
This past week Chisum ISD celebrated National School Lunch Week.
This year, the district celebrated with a “Bring Your Parents to Lunch Day” on Wednesday.
The Chisum CHIPS foundation almost hit the group's goal of $25,000 at the annual fundraiser banquet, hitting just $1,000 shy of the mark, but it was still more than was raised last year.
Hundreds of people filled the stands at Chisum High School’s football stadium Wednesday evening to join in prayer and worship for the annual Fields of Faith fellowship gathering.
Fields of Faith, a student lead program offering young people the opportunity to pray, share with and challenge their peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus Christ, will hold a childhood cancer fundraiser event from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Chisum ISD football field, 3250 S. Church St.
Chisum High School is hosting its 2019 Chisum High Incentive Program banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday in the high school gym.
In Leddick’s second competition, shaking the whole time, she didn’t believe judges when they told her she won. Competing against all males, she only realized she had made it to the final round when it was just her and one other contestant.
Chisum has been bringing FFA students to Four States Fair and Rodeo for more than 10 years, FFA Director Matt Preston said. Conveniently located near Paris, it provides good experience close by with the feel of a much larger stock show, he said.
One year after he introduced Channel 8 personality Dale Hansen at the First Christian Church’s motivational evening for local athletes, legendary former football coach Gene Stallings took the podium to deliver a message.
An audit of the year-long process of consolidating Roxton ISD into Chisum ISD showed no significant findings, Chisum Superintendent Tommy Chalaire told his district’s Board of Trustees.
Chisum ISD will meet Monday to discuss and consider the Roxton ISD audit and consider school board nominees for the school health advisory committee.
Chisum varsity cheerleading squad is hosting its Going Gold pep rally Friday and collecting donations at home game halftimes this month to meet a fundraising goal of $1,000 for the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.
Despite rising insurance premiums – some of which neared double — most local school districts managed to reduce property taxes in budget workshops for the 2019-20 fiscal year, a result of state lawmaker’s efforts to revamp the state’s public education funding formula.
With more students attending its school, Chisum ISD passed a $16 million budget, including staff raises and funds for district improvement projects, and set a $1.15 per $100 valuation tax rate for the 2019-20 fiscal year.
The halls of Chisum Middle School echoed with children’s laughter and shouts Sunday afternoon. School wasn’t in session, though. They were there to support Cooper Bell, who in July was badly injured in an ATV accident.
“The biggest thing I’ve seen this year is kids run off the road while they are trying to text and drive,” Chisum ISD Police Chief Vance Boehler said.
Cooper’s Journey will host a fundraiser Sunday at Chisum Middle School for 7-year-old Cooper Bell, who was hospitalized due to ATV accident in July.
Football season is another week closer, and each of our local teams completed the first week of scrimmages. More scrimmages will take place Thursday and Friday, and a full schedule of the scrimmage slate can be seen on today’s sports page.
The hashtag #Clearthelist began a few weeks ago on Twitter, and now even has a Facebook page for Lamar County teachers. The Lamar County Teachers: Clear The List page has posts for each school so teachers can post Amazon wish lists for their classrooms.
Lamar County school districts experienced ups and downs when the Texas Education Agency released the school report card scores for each district and school.
Public schools around Lamar County started back to school today, with teachers, students and parents converging in classrooms to figure out schedules, class times, pick-up times and what supplies were forgotten that morning as they adjusted to a new routine.
About 1,100 educators and school leaders from Chisum ISD, Paris ISD, Prairiland ISD, and North Lamar ISD attended the annual Lamar County Convocation on Wednesday.
Students around Lamar County converged on schools Monday night to go over their schedules or meet their teachers for the upcoming 2019-20 school year.
The beat is going on again this year as all area school bands head back to their fields for practice, marching with their instruments in the heat.
The Chisum FFA program sent eight chapter members to the camp at Sulphur Springs High School on July 25, and FFA Director Matt Preston said he was glad the students had a chance to attend.
The county’s athletes from Paris, North Lamar, Chisum and Prairiland will hear from Lamar County’s own renowned Coach Gene Stallings and receive motivational bracelets at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at First Christian Church, 780 20th St. NE.
Area students don’t go back to school until Aug. 15, but many school-based law enforcement officers are already back on campus preparing for a new school year — and the challenges that come with it.
Chisum ISD students seeking a future in high-growth, high-demand occupations will be able to get a head start thanks to a pilot program with Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas.
Chisum Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the fifth six week’s reporting period of the 2018-19 school years.
As Chisum ISD works its budget to meet its Sept. 1 deadline, Superintendent Tommy Chalaire said Monday night that pay scales for school staff will increase 3%.
Starting Aug. 1, Chisum ISD will begin sending letters to households in the district about the free and reduced-price meal benefits available to students, and any actions that must be taken to apply.
Eighteen members of the Chisum High School Beta Club recently brought home a 2nd Place trophy in the Problem Solving Scenario competition from the National Beta Convention in Oklahoma City.
Chisum High School registration and schedule pickup will take place at the high school counseling office on the dates found below, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chisum FFA students will be ready to sell some baked goods and to wash some cars Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Cutting Edge Glass, 325 SW Loop 286 in Paris.
Chisum High student Damon Hall and Bogata homeschool student Jaymee Blount were the winners of Lamar Electric Cooperative’s 2019 Government-in-Action Youth Tour essay contest.
Tommy Chalaire, Chisum ISD superintendent, is providing all Chisum ISD staff members with emergency training throughout the summer. Every employee at Chisum ISD will be certified in CPR. In addition to the CPR certification, they will be certified in the use of AED machines, staff will recei…
Chisum ISD’s Board of Trustees has extended its contract with Harrison Walker Harper for the school district’s $26.9 million bond project approved by voters in May 2016.
The Chisum ISD board will look at possibly extending its contract with project managers for the $26.94 million 2016 bond project at tonight’s meeting. The board meets at 5:45 p.m. at the Chisum ISD administration building.
Paris Ford Lincoln would like to congratulate its 7 scholarship winners from area high schools. Scholarship presentations were made at Ford's Driving Dreams Scholarship presentation at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Tuesday. Each student, along with over 400 others, earned a schol…
With a joyous toss of red graduation caps, the Chisum Class of 2019 bid adieu to their high school career and set their eyes toward the future.
Between razzing the pitchers and kickers and slogging through the pouring rain, the Chisum kickball fundraiser raked in $1,800, according to an organizer.
ROXTON — Chisum Superintendent Tommy Chalaire promised the Roxton City Council the school district only wants from Roxton ISD what can be used for student instruction.
Chisum ISD approved a wellness plan at their May 13 board meeting.