Baroody: Teacher of Year
PHS Spanish Teacher Patricia Baroody has been named PISD Secondary Teacher of the Year and will represent the district in the upcoming Region 8 ESC competition. Read more.
Wildcats’ Football Schedule
The 2016 Paris High football schedule has been released. It features six home games with Homecoming scheduled for Friday, Sept. 16, vs. the Pittsburg Pirates. Download a copy.
The City of Paris is beginning work to widen Collegiate Drive between Clarksville Street and Jefferson Road. The project is expected to take five months to complete, and there may be times when local traffic is diverted to 24th Street on the west side of the Paris Junior College campus.
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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.
Class of 2016 Commencement Friday, June 3
The Paris High Class of 2016 will officially become the newest alumni of the Wildcat Nation during Commencement ceremonies at Wildcat Stadium on Friday, July 3, 8 p.m. If there is a threat of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors to the Wildcat Gym where seating is limited. Graduates will be issued 9 tickets each.
Family members will not be allowed on the field during or after Commencement and should arrange to meet their graduates in the parking lot following the event.
Seniors must attend a mandatory rehearsal at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, to be eligible to participate in Commencement. Final transcripts will be mailed to designated colleges. Request for additional transcripts must be made in writing by the graduating senior.
DVDs of the event, provided by BlueTube, the school's award-winning video production program, may be ordered from a table inside the main entrance. Download DVD order form. The 2-DVD set, which includes a bonus Senior DVD, costs $25 each and will be available for pickup in the school office after June 13 (or add $5 for mailing). A professional photographer will also take closeup shots of diploma presentations and will offer picture packages for sale.
Exams Mark End of School Year
Wednesday, June 1
Thursday, June 2
Friday, June 3
Semester exams will officially close the 2015-16 school year and will be administered next week at Paris High. Students in grades 9-11 can exempt one exam for any eligible class and can receive an exemption for each Level III score on a corresponding STAAR EOC test. (see Student Handbook or exemption form below for more information). Seniors may exempt any exam if they meet eligibility criteria. Note: There are two exam exemption forms for seniors. There will be a 12:20 p.m. early dismissal scheduled Thursday and Friday, June 2-3, with no lunches served either day.
PISD Board Approves 2016-17 Calendar
First Day of School: Aug. 22
The Paris ISD Board of Trustees has approved the 2016-17 school calendar. Download a copy. The calendar includes the following holidays:
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 staff recognizes a student who goes above and beyond the norm of student expectations to help make the school a better place for learning. The April 2016 Student of the Month is senior Hayden McFadden.
Three PHS students earned medals in the recent Texas Skills USA Leadership and Skills Conference held at Corpus Christi. Junior Josh Rogers (middle) took first place in Marine Service Technology and advances to nationals next month in Louisville, Ky. Sophomore Alex Folmar (right) was second in Basic Health Skills, and freshman Grace Hamm (left) was third in Photography Technical. Read more.
PHS senior Caroline Janes is presented a $100 first prize by Paris Council of Garden Clubs President Georgia Weddle for winning the Texas Garden Clubs District 3 essay contest.
State Choir UIL Contest. Eight PHS Chorale students will be performing at the State Choir UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest Saturday in Pflugerville.
FPS Internationals. A group of 11 PHS students and their sponsors will be competing at the Future Problem Solving International Conference at Michigan State beginning June 1.