First UIL Checkpoint: Oct. 2
Parents and students are reminded that Paris High has changed its grading periods from six to nine weeks' duration. However, eligibility to participate in extracurricular events is governed by UIL guidelines. There are numerous "UIL Checkpoints" listed in the school calendar above where students may lose and/or gain UIL eligibility. Although the first nine weeks' grading period doesn't end until Friday, Oct. 17, the first UIL checkpoint is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 2. Students who are failing any class will become ineligible on that date.
Staff Development Planned
Paris High students will enjoy another three-day weekend soon. Paris ISD has a staff development day planned for Friday, Oct. 3.
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.
Rules, procedures, and consequences detailed in the Paris High School Student Handbook are based on the Paris Independent School District Management Plan which, in turn, is based on PISD Board Policy. For your convenience those resources are available online.
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These five members of the Paris High Chorale earned chairs in the High School Mixed Region 4 Choir following auditions on Sept. 27 in Longview. They are (front) Deja Sikes; (middle, from left) Tierra Ellis, Molly Jackson; (back) Dylan Candelora, Quinn Dillard. Sikes and Candelora earned invitations to audition for All-Area Choir. Read more.
Everyone needs trash bags. They're practical, not just for taking out the garbage, but can also serve as a fashion accessory for those rainy fall nights at football games. The freshmen, sophomore, and junior classes have joined forces this year on a series of fund-raisers with the shared goal of funding this year and future proms. The first fund-raiser features industrial-strength, 33-gallon trash bags in a roll of 50 for just $12. Orders are due by Monday, Oct. 6.
Volleyball Crosstown Showdown. The football guys have a rare Friday night off so there's no excuses for not showing some love for the gals as Paris and North Lamar stage the volleyball version of the Crosstown Showdown on Friday in the Wildcat Gym. Freshmen and JV get it started at 5 with varsity to follow at 6:30.
Yearbook Picture Time. Students will pose for portraits for the 2015 Owl yearbook next week. Seniors will have tux and drape pictures taken Monday, Oct. 6. The photographer will return in January for cap and gown photos, at which time senior picture packages can be ordered. Meanwhile, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will have their photo sessions on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Picture packages range in price from $22 to $40 and must be prepaid. See order form.