Paris Junior High School will receive some safety upgrades with new construction scheduled to start before Christmas, creating a new front office to separate visitors from the main body of the school.
Paris High School students and staff participated in several fundraisers led by National Honor Society, including a bake sale, yellow bracelet sale, $1 hat days and $1 jeans day for teachers. Over $1,000 was raised for Marlee's Smile (www.marleessmile.org) to provide bears to children who ar…
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.
Givens Early Childhood Center employees attended CPR training and ‘Stop the Bleed’ emergency and first aid training at Quality Care ER on Monday. Jon-Michael Barnett, Base Clinical Lead with Air Evac 139, conducted the training.
All Paris ISD nurses and several Paris High School staff members completed a “Stop the Bleed” emergency and first aid training course at Quality Care ER on Monday. Jon-Michael Barnett, Base Clinical Lead with Air Evac 139, watching as Aikin nurse Chandra Watson, right, practices how to use a…
The Paris Education Foundation will celebrate the life and career of the late Loren Stephens at the 30th annual “I Love Paris” celebration Oct. 26 at Paris High School.
An FBI agent visited Paris High School students in the forensics class last week, not to make any arrests, but to talk about careers at his bureau. The school has offered a forensics class since 2015, when the state put it in the curriculum.
Evan De la Garza, a senior at Paris High School, scored in the top 2.5% of Hispanic and Latino juniors in the region who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, and has achieved Scholar status in the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program.
Justiss Elementary School has been participating in “Start with Hello” week along with hundreds of schools and youth organizations across the United States.
Paris ISD and Paris High School announce 11 students, including eight from the 2019 graduating class, have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.
Justiss Elementary has been participating in "Start with Hello" week along with hundreds of schools and youth organizations across the United States. The "Start with Hello" program teaches students the skills they need to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness, and encourages them t…
The Paris Masonic Lodge Masons recently visited Justiss Elementary School.
A special group of Crockett sixth-grade students show tremendous respect at the flagpole at the beginning and ending of each school day. The students were selected last spring to serve on Officer Jordan’s Flag Crew because they are good students, role models and leaders. They received traini…
Paris City Councilwoman Renae Stone visited Aikin Elementary School this week to speak with the candidates for Student Council. She stressed the importance of civic responsibility for citizens of all ages. She compared running for city council with running for student council and explained h…
Thanks to the efforts of Aikin Elementary School art teacher Cheri Lewis, Aikin celebrated International Dot Day, based off of the best-selling children’s book “The Dot,” by Peter Reynolds, encouraging kindness and creativity.
As part of its annual “Save Me with a Seat” campaign, and in honor of National Child Passenger Safety Week, the Texas Department of Transportation and Texas AgriLife partnered with T.G. Givens Early Childhood Center to host a free child safety seat check-up event.
Second-grade students at Justiss Elementary School finished up their unit on place value with a "Noble Number Place Value Party" Celebration. The students even decorated a cake in each classroom with numbers on top showing the correct place values for each. The students and teachers learned …
Paris ISD agreed to set aside $3 million to build a new administrative building in front of Crockett Elementary School. Administrators said the addition will create a focused entry point for the school itself, adding another layer of security to the building.
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.
Crockett librarian Paula Alsup explains the Book Challenge to fifth-grade students Lane Hundley and Jace Freeman in Chelsea Hogan's Language Arts class. The challenge lasts all year and students receive certificates for completing the challenge during awards assemblies each semester.
Several local children throughout Paris will be receiving much needed clothing and undergarments.
Paris ISD middle and high school principals have confiscated e-cigarette devices and are talking to students about the risks of vaping. The moves come as President Donald Trump pushes for the federal government to ban flavors used in e-cigarettes.
When faced with the choice of either being uninsured or approving a new property insurance policy, Paris ISD board members agreed to a new insurance contract.
The Paris ISD board of trustees agreed to drop the district’s property insurance at Friday’s called meeting, but stopped short of switching insurers because there wasn’t a quorum.
Paris High School has announced the 2019 Homecoming Court featuring 10 seniors nominated by the student body.
On August days when the heat index can approach 110 degrees, children as young as 4 are riding buses without air conditioning in Paris ISD — while seven non-route activity buses with air conditioning are in the bus barn.
“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.
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.
Business manager Tish Holleman asked the board to approve the tax rate going from $1.455 per $100 valuation to $1.3534, a difference of 10.16 cents.
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.
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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.
Amy Adkins, assistant principal of Paris Junior High School, has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as a Region 8 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year.
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.
Schools qualifying to operate CEP serve breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge to eliminate the collection of meal applications for free, reduced-price and paid student meals.
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.
While at the International Future Problem Solving contest this summer at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the students said they made some great friends.
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.
Letters in support of a grant to build sidewalks along Pine Mill Road leading to Aikin Elementary are being sought by the City of Paris, City Engineer Carla Easton said.
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.
This week Paris High School robotics students are walking younger students through different programming challenges.
Ansley Downs took home the world champion title for global issues problem solving and credited the win to her coach, Sandra Strom, who has announced her retirement from coaching Future Problem Solvers at Paris High School.
Paris ISD has completed most of its construction for the summer, with new parking lots, updated cafeteria lines and a new classroom.
Paris Junior High School student Johnathan Young will be attending the Lone Star Leadership Academy next week. He was nominated by his history teacher Cleonne Drake.
Registration is open for students who want to participate in the Lego’s Robot Academy this month, open to boys and girls in grades four through six. The event is being hosted by Paris High School Robotics.
The Cats on the Prowl mobile library visited neighborhoods in June and students who visited at least two times had their names entered in a drawing for the Biking for Books giveaways.
Paris High School Robotics will host a Lego's Robot Academy next month, open to boys and girls in grades four through six.
Paris ISD will be providing its teachers and staff with generous raises included in the district’s 2019-20 budget as part of a new school funding plan approved by state lawmakers in May.
The Paris ISD board approved a new roof for the Paris Junior High Band Hall at Monday’s meeting.