SSISD Sets Early Dismissal Thursday as Holiday Begins
Dec15

SSISD Sets Early Dismissal Thursday as Holiday Begins

All students in Sulphur Springs schools will be dismissed early Thursday, December 21 for the Christmas-New Year Holiday. Buses will run approximately three hours earlier, leaving the hub around 12:45 p.m. and begin afternoon...

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Ten Wildcat Band Members Qualify for All-Region Band; Five Advance to Area
Dec12

Ten Wildcat Band Members Qualify for All-Region Band; Five Advance to Area

Ten members of the Wildcats’ band qualified for the All-Region Band at tryouts last Friday at North Lamar High School in Paris. The ten students qualified for 11 spots since Celeste Leeds-Laliberte made it for both flute and piccolo. She will go forward on the flute. Five of the students qualified for Area competition on January 13 in Richardson, where they have the chance to qualify for state. Band Director Charles McCauley...

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SSISD Board Hears Reports; Approves Personnel Changes
Dec12

SSISD Board Hears Reports; Approves Personnel Changes

Monday morning, Sulphur Springs School Board heard a number of reports and approved personal changes during their December meeting. Sulphur Springs School District Financial Accountability Rating for 2016-2017 is a perfect rating of “Superior” and the District auditors, Rutherford, Taylor and Company, stated the district  received the best opinion or “Unmodified”. The board approved the 2017-2018 District Improvement Plan and the TASB...

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SSISD Foundation Awards $27,519 in Teacher Grants
Dec12

SSISD Foundation Awards $27,519 in Teacher Grants

The SSISD Education Foundation recently awarded $27,519 in teacher grants. The recipients were: Talisha Harris and Sylvia Ramos: $1200 for Echale Ganas! Bilingual tutoring connecting high school dual language speakers with Travis Primary bilingual students to provide academic assistance and positive role models. Tammy Burnside, Chelsea Holcomb, Emily Simpson, Maricela Resendez, Kristen Downs, Mary Surber, Kori Reed, Whitney Helffrich,...

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PJC Nears Fall Graduation
Dec11

PJC Nears Fall Graduation

Delivery of caps and gowns signals the end of the fall semester at Paris Junior College, as does an increase in the number of students studying for next week’s final exams. The fall graduation ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. in the Hunt Athletic Center in Paris on Friday, Dec. 15. Students should arrive at the Rheudasil Learning Center by 6 p.m. Family and friends are encouraged to arrive early to find seating in the Hunt...

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Book Fair To Be Held At Como-Pickton Elementary Library
Dec10

Book Fair To Be Held At Como-Pickton Elementary Library

Reading is the most important skill you can teach a child. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose books will motivate them to read more. Not to mention, books make wonderful Christmas gifts! The Como-Pickton Elementary Library is hosting their annual Scholastic Book Fair Monday, December 11th through Friday, December 15th – 8:00am – 3:30pm. They will have extended hours on Thursday the 14th, 8:00am...

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PJC-Sulphur Springs Announces Winner of Class Inspired Christmas Ornament Contest
Dec08
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Wildcats at Union Grove
Dec07

Wildcats at Union Grove

The Wildcats’ basketball team is competing in the three-day Union Grove Chick-fil-A Tournament that gets underway Thursday. Pool play is taking place Thursday. The Wildcats are in a pool with former district foe Longview and Wichita Falls. The Wildcats game against Longview started at 11:40 a.m. They play Wichita Falls at 3:40 p.m. Both games are in the Union Grove High School Gym. Twelve teams are in the field. District foe...

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Como-Pickton FFA, Skills USA, FCCLA Thanks Community for Support
Dec06

Como-Pickton FFA, Skills USA, FCCLA Thanks Community for Support

Como-Pickton FFA, Skills USA and FCCLA would like to thank the community for their continued support at our annual Stew and Auction. Thank you to everyone who took the time to come out and support us by purchasing auction items. Jalufka Farms Humphrey Farms Farm Country David Lawson Ed Moore Northeast Texas Farmers Coop Hopkins – Rains County Farm Bureau Danny Cooksey            Brad Johnson                Bell Concrete Black...

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North Hopkins FFA Chapter Does Well at District, Area: Prepares for Stock Show
Dec06

North Hopkins FFA Chapter Does Well at District, Area: Prepares for Stock Show

From November 2017 report by FFA Reporter Breeanna Hicks For the North Hopkins FFA Chapter, this past month has been spent competing in LDEs and preparing for the holidays. Now that LDEs are done with, the chapter can finally take a quick breather before the upcoming stock show in February. In the Leadership Development Events, we had a great outcome with success at both the District and Area Levels. At District competition The North...

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