Paris ISD campuses competed in the third annual Stuff the Bus Thanksgiving competition. A total of 2,285 boxes were delivered to the Downtown Food Pantry. Paris Junior High School received the Traveling Turkey Trophy for the second year in a row for the most boxes collected.
Paris ISD Superintendent Paul Jones accepted a check in the amount of $2,984 from First Federal Community Bank’s Paris Wildcat Spirit Card Program. Assistant Vice President Tina Freelen presented the check. When bank customers use their Wildcat Card as a credit card in a PIN-less transaction…
Justiss Elementary celebrated and honored local veterans during its annual Veteran's Day Program. Over 25 veterans that were family and friends of Justiss students were special guest and received a special American flag from Justiss Student Council members.
Developing football skills has been the focus in physical education for boys in third and fourth grade at Justiss Elementary School. P.E. coach LaTonyia Johnson recognized students for outstanding skills and abilities in passing, punting and kicking.
Thirty Paris Junior High band students earned places in the Texas Music Educators Association Region IV Middle School All-Region Band. Students who qualified include: Flute: Alexandra Mendoza, Ethan Hundley, Matthew Miller, Ava Fitzgerald and Madeline Green; Clarinet: Adeliz Hinojosa, Paul T…
Paris High School junior Allyssa Standifer has advanced to the UIL State Congress competition set to take place Jan. 13-15 in Austin. Standifer placed third in the recent regional meet at Region 8 ESC in Pittsburg. Congress is an individual contest in a large group setting modeled after the …
Seven Paris Junior High students earned places in the Texas Music Educators Association’s Region 4 Middle School All-Region Choir, as a result of auditions held Oct. 26.
The school brought 150 pre-K students to visit as a part of their unit talking about giants and size comparison, giving students the opportunity to run, play and explore the pumpkin patch.
This morning Lamar County Head Start held its annual Breakfast With Dad, part of the school’s ongoing goal of increasing parental involvement. according to Family Engagement Coordinator Shenuda Ellis.
Paris ISD celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a program by students in Bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.
Students at Paris, North Lamar and Prairiland ISDs celebrate Red Ribbon Week this week.
Longtime Paris educator Loren Stephens was honored at the annual I Love Paris Banquet, which featured accounts from Stephens’ family, friends and co-workers about the impact he had on the community.
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.
The struggle was real, but Justiss Elementary first-grader, Karis Furtch, does whatever it takes to learn about pumpkins during her teacher Laura Chesshire's lesson!
The Paris High School Class of 1962 will be celebrating its 57th class reunion Saturday at Magels Restaurant banquet room from 6 to 10 p.m.
Paris Junior High School has invited Dr. Amanda Greene to talk to parents and students about the dangers and effects of vaping.
The audit found very little had changed from last year’s audit, and the district was in sound financial shape.
The board of Paris ISD will look at their 2018-19 audit report at Monday night’s meeting, presented by Malnory, McNeal and Co., P.C.
With the help of Kimberly-Clark engineering interns, the Paris High School robotics team looks to compete in a statewide competition next weekend in Allen. The team will have a booth at tonight's home football game.
The Paris High School Robotics and Engineering Team is preparing to compete in the CoCo BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) UIL Robotics Contest in Collin County. The contest theme is “Off the Grid.” The team’s mission is to design and build a robot capable of working with a…
The station hosts multiple class visitors like the kindergarteners all throughout the week, Capt. James Dority said. Firefighters also visit schools — across all grade levels and all districts — getting to know local students and answering questions.
Twenty Paris High School students in Jennifer Cook’s Commercial Photography classes recently competed in the Red River Valley Fair photography exhibit. Courtney Scales won a first place blue ribbon. Alysabeth Andoe, Sidney Frierson, Zeke Hubbard, and Noel Molina received second place red rib…
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.