2 hour delay - Thursday, 3/5/15

Buses & classes will have 2 hour delay Thursday, 3/5/15

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THU
Boys Powerlifting
Wildcats powerlifters who meet qualifying standards compete in Region 3 Division 2 Championships at Rusk
8th Gr. Cheer Sign-Ups
Current 7th grade students who are interested in trying out for 8th grade cheer OR mascot need to sign-up in the PJH office between March 2-5. Students who try out MUST attend the cheer tryout camp scheduled for March 23-26. Parents are also required to attend a mandatory parent meeting on March 24.
March 23rd - Last day to pay for Sky Ranch
Just a reminder - March 23rd is the last day to pay for Sky Ranch (5th grade)
TAFE
08:05 AM
Students interested in a career in education (teacher, coach, counselor, etc.) are invited to this meeting in room 2403
Incoming 7th Gr. Cheer- Mandatory Parent Meeting
6:00 PM
Current 6th grade students who would like to participate in 7th grade cheer for the 2015-16 school year must attend this parent meeting.

Location: PJH, Room 106
Sponsor: Cleonne Drake (cdrake@parisisd.net)
Contact Information
Paris ISD
1920 Clarksville St
Paris, Texas 75460
Map  
Phone: 903-737-7473
Fax: 903-737-7484
Superintendent's Message
 

Paris Independent School District strives to achieve excellence in all aspects of education, in both the classroom and in all extracurricular activities.  The community support for our schools is tremendous, making the task of teaching children both pleasant and productive.  Paris ISD is proud to have an outstanding board of trustees, highly qualified teachers, administrators, and staff members working in partnership with parents to ensure the success of ALL students.  The family friendly environment of Paris, Texas, is attracting many newcomers.  Together, we will build upon our successful past and create an exciting future of opportunities for Paris ISD students.  The present and the future are bright for our school district.

With more than 129 years of excellence in education, Paris ISD continues to prepare students for the future. In accordance with our mission statement, Paris ISD “provides a quality education to a diverse student population, enabling each to achieve full potential and become a productive, responsible citizen.”  A major strength of our district is the cultural and socio-economic diversity of our student body.  Paris ISD students graduate with the ability to compete in a global economy because they have attended classes in an environment that mirrors our ever-smaller and changing world.

Our extraordinary instructional staff is characterized by more than 25 percent of the teachers having advanced degrees and an average of 14 years teaching experience. Teacher excellence has been acknowledged at both regional and state levels.  Paris ISD has dominated the region's 48 school districts in the Teacher of the Year contest winning 15 Regional Teacher of the Year designations, 4 state finalist recognitions and one Texas Teacher of the Year award.

The instructional program of Paris ISD has been recognized for preparing students for college.  The College Board recognized Paris High School as one in 400 schools in the nation named to the Advanced Placement Honor Roll.  In addition, the district received recognitions by the Texas Education Agency for college readiness success, plus exceptional use of High School Allotment Funds.  In the past ten years, Paris ISD has produced 19 students earning National Merit Finalist, Semi-Finalist, and Commended Scholar honors.  Our students are prepared with rigor and are accepted by prestigious universities such as Yale, Cornell, Duke, MIT, WestPoint, Notre Dame, Stanford, and all major universities in Texas.  In addition, our graduates are awarded on average more than $1.5 million each year in scholarships and grants.

Paris ISD has participated in the Duke University Talent Search since 1984.  This program identifies academically talented 7th graders based on standardized test scores.  Identified students complete either the SAT or ACT college entrance exam.  The district has had 7 students recognized nationally for highest scores and 104 students recognized at the state level.

Paris ISD continues to win at the state and international levels in Future Problem Solving.  Since the district began competing in 1985, we have had 12 international championships and 41 state championships. This year’s students are achieving at a very high level and to date have captured state titles in Community Problem Solving and Scenario Writing.  Over 65 students have qualified to participate in this year’s FPS State Bowl competition.

In addition, Paris ISD celebrates student achievement in Career and Technology competitions, having captured 11 state titles and 5 national titles in past years.  Additional academic competitions in which our students excel include Word Masters, University Interscholastic League, and NET-OLE Regional Foreign Language Symposium, as well as numerous essay and speech competitions.

Aside from being recognized for academics, the district offers a variety of award-winning fine arts and athletic programs, along with a host of other extracurricular programs, including a state of the art broadcast journalism program.  Our award-winning drum line has won a national championship and numerous contests at the state level.  We have had 52 all-state musicians in choir and 21 in band.  The district has captured 13 state championships in athletics including football, baseball, golf, powerlifting, and track.  The program has produced numerous professional athletes, coaches, and All-American athletes, with one holding a world record.

Educational excellence is enhanced by the learning environment, and Paris ISD strives to excel in that area.  We renovated facilities on all campuses and opened a state-of-the-art high school and athletics complex in Fall 2010. The PHS classrooms are enhanced with cutting edge technology, and every junior and senior student is provided a laptop. In this era of budget consciousness, it is important that efforts are made to preserve the educational environment on all campuses. In 2010, the district was recognized in a State Energy Conservation Office SECO audit by Estes & McClure for achieving significant energy-use reduction and energy efficiency in maintenance and operations.

Paris ISD continues its legacy of excellence in education with high student achievement which showcases the ever present Wildcat Pride.  The result is a school district with strong student and community confidence in the quality of our schools as well as state and national recognition of our success.  We are an open enrollment school district, transferring in more students from neighboring districts than transferring out.  Students may live anywhere in Lamar County and still have the opportunity to attend Paris ISD schools at no charge. We welcome students and their parents to our learning climate of excellence.

Paul Jones, Superintendent
Paris Independent School District

Staff Development/Student Holiday

Daylight Savings Time Begins

Don't forget Daylight Savings Time Begins
Sunday, March 8, 2015.
Don't forget to set your clocks forward
1 hour!

SchoolMessenger Information

To access SchoolMessenger Contact Manager staff/parent page please click here.
 
To join the Paris ISD community text and e-Mail notification network click here.
 
 
Quick Tip Information

Quick Tip is a support system that allows students to communicate with school administrators. While the district already has many programs to help students deal with challenges such as bullying behaviors, stress, peer pressure, and family problems, Quick Tip helps break the code of silence often experienced by students because it allows them to report concerns to administrators anonymously.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not a crisis line. In cases of emergency, the site will direct students to call 911!