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Paris ISD News

Justiss Elementary students get a visit from Santa and his elf.

Justiss Elementary School students welcomed the jolly old man himself, Santa Claus, and one of his elves on their recent visit from the North Pole. The students enjoyed talking to them, telling them what they would like for Christmas, and taking pictures with them.

Justiss Elementary Kindergartner Joslynn Briggle shares with Santa, Tony Clark, and his elf, Robert High, what she would like for Christmas.

Justiss Elementary Kindergartners Joel Barrios and Bianca Ortega visit with Santa, Tony Clark before they get their picture made with him during his visit to Justiss.


PHS TAFE Students Advance to State


From the left are Hope Cox, Hannah Pardee, Sarah Starkey, Kenya Young, Da’zariah Coleman, Ja’niecia Smith, Ileana (Cassie) Zuniga, Constance Bivens, Maria Gonzalez, Darquize Bailey, Vershaud Richardson, Emily Steele (sponsor), and Michael Godwin. In back are Carol Sanchez, Alexandra Hernandez, and Itzuri Ramirez.


Thirteen Paris High students qualified to advance to the state finals of the Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) during the Region 8 contest held recently in Pittsburg. The State contest will be in February. The chapter sponsor is Emily Steele.

State qualifiers are:
Project Visualize: Carol Sanchez, Alexandra Hernandez, Hope Cox, Ileana (Cassie) Zuniga, Ja’Niecia Smith, Maria Gonzalez, Constance Bivens, Da’zariah Coleman, Kenya Young

Bulletin Board: Darquize Bailey, Vershaud Richardson, Sarah Starkey, Hannah Pardee, Itzuri Ramirez, Alexandra Hernandez

Chapter Scrapbook: Carol Sanchez, Alexandra Hernandez
Impromptu Speaking: Hope Cox

Job Interview: Carol Sanchez

According to the TAFE website, “The Texas Association of Future Educators is a co-curricular statewide non-profit (501 c3) student organization created to allow young men and women an opportunity to explore the teaching profession. The organization was created in 1984 to provide the best and brightest high school and middle school students in Texas with the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions about pursuing careers in education.”


Travis High School of Choice now accepting New Student Applications

Travis High School of Choice is open to all schools in Lamar County. Applications for the Spring 2018 semester are at our office between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. Once you have completed and returned the application packet, we will arrange an interview date and time. Interviews begin December 11, 2017.

Joan E. Moore
3270 Graham Street
Paris, TX