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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.
PHS SkillsUSA leadership team attends district conference
SkillsUSA, a student, teacher and industry partnership, works to ensure America has a skilled workforce. By providing educational programs, events and competitions, SkillsUSA supports Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in the nation’s schools.
On October 30th, the Paris High School SkillsUSA leadership team attended the District 5 Fall Leadership Annual Conference in Tyler. PHS student Nichole Hawkes serves as a district officer and attended the conference along with past district officer Ceaira Gill. Other PHS students attending the conference were (L to R in photo) Robert Parker, Teddy Hubbard, Hayden Dicken (back row) Constance O’Neal, Braeden Tabangcore, Grace Hamm, and Logan Young (front row). Also pictured are Ceaira Gill and Nichole Hawkes.
PHS Golf competes at Mt. Pleasant
The Paris Wildcat Varsity boys golf team competed in the Mt. Pleasant Invitation Tournament on November 5th at Mt. Pleasant Country Club. Finishing second, behind 5A Sulphur Springs, with a team score of 329, the Wildcats were lead by Blaine Hill’s individual low score of 79. Hill’s score placed him in a tie for 3rd place overall individual score for the event. Other PHS individual scores were Tate Lewis in 5th place with 80, Tyler Harvey 82, Mason Napier 88 and Holden Stone 89. Pictured left to right: Tate Lewis, Tyler Harvey, Blaine Hill, Holden Stone, Mason Napier and Coach Randall Lewis.
FFA students participate in Leadership Development Contests
Paris High School FFA (Future Farmers of America) students Paul Walden and Amanda Blouin recently competed in the 2018 Paris District Leadership Development Events contest. The event was held on Tuesday, November 6th at North Hopkins High School.
Walden placed 8th in the Job Interview Contest. This contest includes writing a letter of application, completing a job application, a phone interview, face-to-face interview, and follow-up letter writing components.
Competing in the Senior Creed Speaking Contest, Blouin placed 17th in the district. This competition requires students to memorize, recite and answer questions about the FFA Creed written by E. M. Tiffany.
PHS Agri-Science Instructor and FFA Advisor, Steve Tucker, said “These young adults represented PHS, Paris ISD and Paris FFA well and I am proud of their efforts.”
Creating situations for members to demonstrate their abilities in public speaking, decision making, communication and their knowledge of FFA and agriculture, Leadership Development Events (LDE) reinforce what is taught in the classroom. Contests are held at the district level with those not eliminated advancing to area competitions. Those not eliminated at area competitions will advance to state competition to take place at Sam Houston State University November 30th and December 1st.
Interior construction on new PHS building nearing completion
With the start of the school year, the new Career and Technical Education (CTE) building on the Paris High School campus was put in use by Automotive Technology classes. The building is to ultimately house additional classes and construction continues toward that end.
As a method of fiscal conservancy, Paris ISD opted to complete the interior construction by utilizing maintenance staff within the district. Between priority and emergent projects it has been possible to utilize district maintenance staff to complete the interior portions of the new building. “These areas will ultimately house robotics, engineering and forensic science classes taught by Jodi Andoe and Deborah Andrews. The additional space provided in the building will allow all classes to expand the hands-on experiences available to students.” said John McCullough, PISD Director of CTE and Secondary Education.
The building is expected to be completed by the end of December and classes will begin to meet in the newly completed areas after the Christmas break. The district plans to hold an open house to allow the public to view the new facility once the remaining classes have moved in.
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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Paris High School and PISD will observe Thanksgiving Holidays Monday, November 19, through Friday, November 23. Classes will resume on Monday, November 26.
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. At the end of the year, the name of one of the monthly winners is drawn to receive a $100 Applebee’s gift card. See monthly winners on our Students of the Month page.