Dr. Seuss will be on the loose when Week 2 of the new 2014-15 school year features Homecoming 2014. Be sure to make room for all those "places you'll go!" and the "fun to be done!". Don't forget there will be a "game to be won" on Friday, Sept. 5, vs. Melissa at Wildcat Stadium. Homcoming Queen finalists Savannah Mosley, Tea-Kay Liggins, Marissa Ellis, and TayTay Williams will appear at the pep rally and downtown parade prior to pre-game coronation ceremonies. Meanwhile, be ready for some colorful Homecoming Dress-Up Days:
Labor Day Provides
Rest up for all those Homecoming activities with a three-day weekend, courtesy of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 1.
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Paris High School is the grades 9-12 campus for the Paris Independent School District located in Paris, Texas, and Lamar County.
New Year, Principal, Parking Changes
New Paris High Principal Chris Vaughn (second from left) with security officers Joey McCarthy, Greg Leopard, and Brandy Taylor stand ready to usher in an exciting new school year with new procedures to ensure a safe environment for learning. One of the new measures includes mandatory parking tags which must be displayed on all student vehicles during the school day. Each tag costs $3. See Officer McCarthy in the assistant principal's office to get your tag. You must provide proof of liability insurance, a driver's license, and vehicle license number. Students will have a two-week grace period to buy the tags before enforcement begins. Also, during the school day, all parking lot gates will be locked except the one on the west entrance off South Collegiate (nearest the ag building).
Win Cosmetology Gift Basket
The Paris High Cosmetology Department is offering chances to win one of four fabulous gift baskets in a drawing to be held Tuesday, Sept. 4. The baskets are worth:
Purchase your $3 ticket from any cosmetology student. Proceeds go towards funding the department's senior trip to the World's Fair Hair Show in Austin.
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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Paris High's Future Problem Solving program brought back more hardware from the international stage during the summer when Shikha Prakash (above) placed second in community problem solving and Molly Jackson (below) was part of the winning scenario writing team at the FPS International Conference at Iowa State University. Read more.
Paris High students in grades 9-11 selected their Student Council leaders for the 2014-15 school year during a recent election. Incoming freshmen will elect their representatives at the beginning of upcoming year. See list.
Students in the National Honor Society solicited donations of $25 each to provide flags to be displayed around the campus during patriotic calendar events, such as the current Labor Day weekend. The PISD maintenance department provided the in-ground pole supports, students in Ty Merritt's ag classes mounted flags to the poles, and NHS students placed the poles in ground. Donations are still being taken by NHS sponsor Crystal Henry in honor or memory of a loved one.
Registration for students new to PISD has begun weekdays, 8-11:30 a.m. & 1-3 p.m. New students should bring:
Volleyball Home Openers. The Lady Cats' volleyball teams make their first home appearance of the season on Tuesday, Sept. 2, when they host Sulphur Springs in the Wildcat Gym. Freshmen and JV squads start at 4:30 p.m. with varsity to follow at 6.