As throughout the nation, Lamar County teachers are turning to modern technology as schools are closed while the country faces the greatest challenge in a century — Covid-19.
In Lamar County, there is only one runoff election set — between Alan Skidmore and Rick Ruthart over the position of County Commissioner for Precinct 1, currently held by Lawrence Malone.
Gov. Greg Abbott has signed an executive order closing Texas schools through May 4 and ordering non-essential businesses to close during the coronavirus pandemic.
On March 27, T.G. Givens Early Childhood Center staff showed their students how much they were missed by forming a quarantine fake parent pick-up line.
Justiss Assistant Principal Kendra Beshirs and Principal Reneé Elmore hang a sign to let the students at Justiss Elementary know how much they are missed during this mandatory time off from school. Students were arriving to pick up at home learning packets and grab and bag food at the Paris …
Due to the overwhelming need in the community, the school district has decided to add four stops to its “grab and go” food delivery service.
“This week we are studying transportation, and ‘adventure’ is our word of the week,” Shawn Reeves said as campus principal Sheila Ensey held up the printed word while parent coordinator Kim Miller recorded the scene with several airplanes as a backdrop.
It’s not easy for some parents to transition to a home schooling environment at such short notice. Two kindergarten teachers and an experienced homeschooling mother say the best advice is to be organized and diligent, Also, to continue to breathe and relax.
Area schools are rallying around what they can in order to make sure students can continue their education despite being stuck at home.
In response to the COVID-19 school closure, Paris ISD will begin at-home learning on Monday.
With Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to waive student testing requirements amid an extended COVID-19 school break, local superintendents were freed to concentrate on instituting remote learning opportunities so students don’t fall behind.
Paris ISD updates facility rental schedule
PISD approves employee pay during closure
Paris ISD revises feeding schedule
The COVID-19 school break for Lamar County students will continue through March 27, a decision made this afternoon by the county's superintendents.
Paris ISD trustees on Monday unanimously approved a resolution to pay district employees in the event of an extended school closure due to the coronavirus.
Although there are no reported cases of COVID-19 in Lamar and surrounding counties, schools will remain closed for an additional week of spring break, according to school officials.
The Student Nutrition department at Paris ISD will be serving "grab and go" meals to help fill basic needs during our extended break from school.
From the opening tip-off, the Paris Wildcats’ game against the Carter Cowboys was a battle. Neither team was willing to back down, and whenever one team would begin to pull ahead, the other team always had an answer. Ultimately, though, it was Paris that got the final push in the closing min…
“A couple years ago, we saw (the idea) on social media called tasting cafe, and so we just kind of put our own spin on it,” Aikin librarian Melanie Loughmiller said. “March 2 is Dr. Seuss’s birthday, and so for Read Across America we always try to do something neat and fun.”