Financial Aid Meeting
Parents of graduates from the Class of 2018 should plan to attend an informative college financial aid meeting on Monday, Nov. 6, 5:30 p.m., in the library. Representatives from Paris JC will be on hand to offer tips for preparing for post-graduation, and the PHS counselors office will help fill out FAFSA forms for parents who bring their 2016 tax information with them.
The first nine weeks grading period ends Friday, Oct. 20, and academic progress reports will be distributed the following week. These reports determine UIL eligibility (no pass, no play). Tutorials are available each morning, 8:05-8:30 a.m.
Thursday Night School
Students who have excessive absences should plan to attend Thursday Night School to make up those absences. Download dates and further details.
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.
If you would like to have notifications sent to you cell phone, you can opt in to the PISD text messaging service. Learn more.
Paris High provides academic progress reports at regular checkpoints during the year. These reports are normally distributed to students to take home. Parents may monitor the PHS website for notices of these distributions. For more frequent and convenient access to grades, parents are encouraged to use txConnect , a parental web portal that gives "read-only" Web access to each child's grades and attendance directly from the teacher's gradebook.
Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, Paris High will operate on nine weeks grading periods. To comply with no-pass, no-play regulations, the school has established a series of "UIL Checkpoints" of dates where a student may lose or regain eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities. Please refer to the school calendar of events found on this website for a complete listing of those dates or download our Academic Calendar. Grade reports will be distributed to students the week following each UIL Checkpoint.
Paris High has a standard system in place for determining averages for each grading period.
Each nine weeks average consists of:
Each semester average consists of:
Contact the PHS counselors' office for additional assistance in setting up portal accounts.
Teachers have been asked to maintain accurate and current electronic gradebooks to help parents track their child's progress at any time. txConnect has some very interesting features that can help parents keep on top of their child's grades, attendance, and school activities. A parent can access their child's information from home, work, or any place they have an Internet connection. Absences will update five times daily and grades/assignments will automatically update each night.
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 September winner is senior Yenifer Farfan. See monthly winners on our Students of the Month page.
Eight PHS students earned chairs in the Region IV Small School Choir, while two other Chorale members were named alternates. Read more.
Paris High had 23 students, including these members of the Class of 2018, to receive AP Scholars Awards for results on advance placement exams taken last spring. Read more.
Yearbook Portraits. School yearbook portraits will be taken during English classes next week. Senior cap & gown pictures will be taken on Monday, while students in grades 9-11 and staff have their pictures snapped on Tuesday. Students will get order envelopes this week.