Summer School begins a 3-week run on Monday, June 11, and is mandatory for students who have not passed a required end of course (STAAR) exam. The next round of STAAR retesting is scheduled the week of June 25. Students may also attend Summer School to recover graduation credits.
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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.
Exams Mark End of 2018 Spring Semester
Semester exams will officially close the 2017-18 school year at Paris High. Students in grades 9-11 may exempt one exam for any eligible class. (see Student Handbook or exemption form below for more information). The exam counts for 20% of the semester average. If the exam is exempted, the semester average becomes the average of the two 9-weeks grading cycles.
Seniors may exempt all exams where they meet eligibility criteria, but will be required to attend school on exam days to comply with new state attendance guidelines. Seniors have two exemption forms: One for morning classes and the other for afternoon classes.
There will be a 12:20 p.m. early dismissal scheduled Thursday and Friday, May 24-25, with no lunches served either day. The Class of 2018 Commencement ceremony will be Friday, June 1, 8 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium.
2018 Graduation Scheduled Friday, June 1
The Class of 2018 will join the ranks of Paris High alumni following Commencement ceremonies Friday, June 1, 8 p.m., at Wildcat Stadium. If there is a possibility of inclement weather the event will be moved indoors to the Wildcat Gym where seating is limited. Seniors would then be issued 9 tickets each for family and friends.
Seniors must attend a mandatory rehearsal on Thursday, 6 p.m., to participate in graduation.
Family and friends are not allowed on the field during or after the ceremony. A professional photographer will offer picture packages of student diploma presentations for $25. Order envelops were distributed to seniors. DVDs of the event, provided by BlueTube, the school's video production program, will be available for purchase ($25 by check or $20 cash). Download DVD order form.
Final transcripts of graduates will be mailed to designated colleges. Request for additional transcripts must be made in writing by the graduating senior.
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.
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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 winner is Wesley Tidwell. See monthly winners on our Students of the Month page.
Paris High seniors (from left) Lilly Lewis, Graham Bain, and Will Elliott pose with AP English IV teacher Sandra Strom after receiving awards from the North Texas chapter of the Air Force Association for their entries in this year’s Earle North Parker essay contest. Bain’s entry recently was selected second in state competition. Read more.
Athletic Awards Banquet. The annual Paris High Athletic Awards Banquet is Tuesday, May 22, 5:30 p.m., at Love Civic Center. All PHS athletes eat free; all other guests pay $20.
Summer Athletic Camps. PHS athletic staff will be offering summer camps for multiple age groups this summer. Click on each sport for more information.