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Paris ISD News

Justiss Students Compete In The National Coding Contest.

Third and fourth graders at Justiss Elementary School are competing in the Code-a-Thon this week. Students use Code Monkey to learn basic computer programming and coding which is an essential skill for many technology careers.

“Developing computational thinking skills and coding proficiency, as early as elementary school, accelerates students’ progress on the path to success in today’s digital world,” said CEO Keith Oelrich. “Our Code-a-Thon contest provides a great way for teachers to engage their students with coding concepts even if they don’t have any prior experience teaching coding.”

Schools all across the country are competing. Students earn points for progressing through the lessons during the week of November 13-17, and for every 100 points earned, each class will receive one entry into the random drawing for 20 Chromebooks.


Paris High School Seniors Attend College Fair

Paris High School seniors attended a college fair today at Paris Junior College. Numerous universities and colleges were in attendance.

Photographed are Itzuri Ramirez and Morial Amin-Allen with a recruiter from the University of North Texas.



Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller visited Paris High School and talked with FFA/Ag students about what his department does for the state of Texas and agriculture in general. He told the students that the Texas Department of Agriculture is a 6 billion dollar agency. The Commissioner encouraged students to apply for one of the 20 summer intern positions with the Texas Department of Agriculture.


Aikin and Paris High Team Up for a Happy Thanksgiving

Aikin Elementary and Paris High employees held a friendly competition to collect stuffing for the Downtown Food Pantry. Between the two schools, a total of 2,379 boxes were collected and delivered for Thanksgiving baskets for local families.

Pictured with the stuffing donations are PHS assistant principal Sabrina Day, Aikin assistant principal Jennifer Ray, and Downtown Food Pantry director Chuck Burton.​​​​​​​


Paris High School FFA student competes in Area competition.

​​​​​​​Paris FFA chapter president Rino Moore placed third in the job interview at the recent Paris District Leadership Development Events at Northeast Texas Community College.

He advanced to area competition at Texas State Technical College in Marshall. Chapter sponsor Steve Tucker said, “Rino is the first Paris FFA student to proceed to an Area Contest in many years. He superbly represented Paris FFA, Paris High School, and Paris ISD.