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.
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Paris High School offers a unique assortment of courses designed to enrich the student's high school experience. Also, several clusters of courses are designed to help prepare the student for rewarding work-related careers.
Click on the following links to find the career cluster that is right for you!
CTE: Education That Works for You
The Mission of Career and Technical Education:
Paris ISD Director of Career & Technical Education and Secondary Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability Angela Chadwick has been named as the 2017 Area 3 Administrator of the Year and state finalist for the Career & Technology Association of Texas. The CTAT/ACTE Member Awards recognize excellence and dedication within the field of career and technical education. Chadwick has been the Paris ISD CTE Director since July 2014 and the Secondary Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability Director since November 2014. Prior to being named as the District CTE Director, Chadwick served as the Crockett Principal for 10 years, during which time she earned a Doctorate of Education from the Department of Education Leadership at TAMUCommerce. She began her career with PISD as a coach of girls athletics and taught mathematics at Paris High School for a total of more than 30 years in education. Chadwick was recognized as an exceptional individual who has contributed to the success of CTE through the quality of her work and involvement in the CTE community. “I am honored to receive this award for the role I have been blessed to serve in career and technical education,” Chadwick said. “CTE is a field of education that works for everyone and benefits our community by enhancing a much needed workforce. The opportunity to lead an amazing group of educators within the Paris ISD Career and Technical Education Department is a joy for me. This award represents a lot of hard work from the Paris ISD CTE team, along with support from other district administrators and our school board.”
Paris FFA delivered pet food collected during the pet food drive this past November to the Humane Association/Paris Animal Shelter. FFA kids are GREAT, paring their love of animals with helping meet the needs of a great organization!
Paris High School’s Michael Rhodes wins Texas ASCD T.E.A.C.H. Award
Paris High School Automotive Technology teacher Michael Rhodes has been selected as the 2016 secondary level winner of the Texas Association of Supervision and Curriculum De- velopment (ASCD) T.E.A.C.H. Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Classroom.
The T.E.A.C.H. (Texas Educators Achieving Classroom Honors) Award recognizes educators with fewer than 5 years of classroom experience who generate high-achieving stu- dents through inspiring, mentoring and challenging them through the use of effective classroom strategies.
“I’m honored to have been selected as the winner of Texas ASCD’s T.E.A.C.H. Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Classroom,” Rhodes said. “I am privileged to have been
nominated by our Career & Technical Education Director, Dr. Angela Chadwick.”
Chadwick said, “Michael Rhodes serves as an inspiration to not only his students but to other education professionals as well. Our teachers recognize his technical abilities and request his support often.”
Rhodes will be recognized during the Texas ASCD 2016 Annual Conference award luncheon on Nov. 1 in Dallas. He will also receive a one-year Texas ASCD membership and recognition in the Leadership publication, highlighting his classroom achievements.