Football Schedules Released
The 2015 Paris High football schedules (varsity, JV, freshmen), along with Paris Junior High schedules, have been released. Homecoming will be Friday, Sept. 11, vs. Tyler Chapel Hill. See schedules.
District Rolls out Quick Tip
Paris ISD has launched a new app, Quick Tip, which empowers students to submit tips and feedback to authorized school administrators over a variety of topics, including bullying, stress, peer pressure, and family problems. The app is part of the School Messenger notification system employed by the district. Read more.
Paris ISD: The App
Now you can conveniently keep tabs on events in Paris ISD on your mobile device by downloading the free app at Google Play Store (for android users) and Apple Apps Store (for iPhone). In addition to finding content on the PISD website, parents will be able to access student grades and lunch balances.
Paris ISD uses School Messenger to provide timely communications. If you have a child attending PISD, you are automatically in the database and will receive phone notifications. To enhance our ability to accurately deliver information on activities and emergencies, we kindly request that you create your own contact preference profile.
Paris High Salutes Our Country's Veterans
The American flags are on display surrounding the campus in honor of Memorial Day. The flags are furnished and maintained by the PHS chapter of the National Honor Society through generous donations from the Paris community.
Final Exams Schedule, Exemptions
Final exams will officially close the 2014-15 school year and will be administered June 3-5 at Paris High. Students in grades 9-11 can exempt one exam for any eligible class (see Student Handbook or exemption forms below for more information). Also, students in grades 9-11 can qualify for additional exemptions for STAAR scores of Level III.
Seniors may exempt all exams for which they qualify. Because 2015 Commencement is scheduled for Friday, June 5, seniors will take exams in periods 4-5-6 classes on Wednesday. A senior who is exempt from all exams on that day may leave school after third period. A senior who is exempt from exams in periods 1-2-3 will not be required to attend school on Thursday, June 4. Note: There are two exemption forms for eligible seniors (PM for June 3 classes, AM for June 4 classes).
Grades 9-11 Exemption Form
Grade 12 PM Exemption Form
Grade 12 AM Exemption Form
Wednesday, June 3
Thursday, June 4
Friday, June 5
STAAR Testing and Summer School Classes
The final cycle of STAAR End of Course tests is over for the 2014-15 school year. Any student who fails a STAAR exam will be required to attend state-mandated remediation classes during Summer School, June 15-26, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Truancy will be filed on students who do not attend.
Credit recovery will also be offered during Summer School for students who need to make up missing credits in required classes. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for Summer School students, and buses will also run.
Contact the PHS Counseling Office (903-737-7400) for more information.
CTE Dual Credit Courses Available
Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, Paris High juniors will have the opportunity to take dual credit workforce courses through a partnership with PHS Career and Technical Education and Paris Junior College. Paris ISD will pay tuition for up to two classes per semester for PHS students who meet program criteria.
Courses offered include CAD/Drafting, Network Technician, Cosmetology (taught on the Paris Junior High campus), Electrician, Mechatronics, Health Science, and Plumbing.
Current sophomores who are interested in taking the courses should contact CTE Director Angela Chadwick by June 1. Download flyer.
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Paris High School Mission Statement:
The mission of Paris High School is to equip each student with the knowledge and skills to be a life-long learner and productive citizen in an ever-changing world.
2012-2013 Texas Academic Performance Reports
Note: Due to changes in legislation, the performance report formerly known as the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) report is now the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR).
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Each month Paris High School recognizes a student who goes above and beyond the norm to help make the school a better place for learning. Our final honoree for 2014-15 is senior Wendell Johnson III. To learn more about the designation and see past winners, visit our Students of the Month page.
PHS choir students returned from the State UIL Choir Solo & Ensemble Contest with 4 gold and 4 silver medals on their solo performances. Read more.
Paris High art students swept the top three places at the recent Paris Art Show in the category of ceramics/sculpture for the high school division. The winning entry was this ceramic pie slice container designed by sophomore Frankie Beard. Read more.
Students in grades 9-11 who would like to serve on next year's Student Council should pick up and return an application from counselor Danielle Chesshire by Thursday, May 28.
Chromebooks Due. Freshmen are expected to return their school-issued Chromebook laptop computers Thursday in their English classes. Students must return the computer, charger, and bag to have their deposits returned.
Young Performers Workshop. Students in grades 3-5 will learn key acting skills when they attend his workshop on Saturday, May 30. Download registration form.