SSISD Approves Over $4 Million in Bids For Auditorium Renovation
Jun26

SSISD Approves Over $4 Million in Bids For Auditorium Renovation

During a special meeting at midday Friday June 26th, the Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board approved bids of just over four (4) million dollars for the renovation of the Regional Civic Center Auditorium. In return, the school district will receive a 35 year lease of the facility. The board met for over two hours as they considered bids from the construction manager for the third time in recent months. Bids had been...

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PJC Board Approves Strategic Goals
Jun25

PJC Board Approves Strategic Goals

Monday evening the Paris Junior College Board of Regents approved guidance for the next five years with five new strategic goals. Key to the future of the college, the goals were set to keep PJC on the path to student success, fiscal viability and continued support for the region’s economy. First and foremost among the goals is maintaining a high quality of instruction. PJC will also increase workforce training in program offerings...

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New High School Principal Named; Other SSISD Staff Changes
Jun22

New High School Principal Named; Other SSISD Staff Changes

In a special meeting at noon Monday, the Sulphur Springs School Board once again deferred any action on contract bids from their Construction Manager on the Civic Center Auditorium renovation project. The board also postponed action during their regular board meeting two weeks ago. The board is now somewhat under the gun if they wish to begin the renovation work on schedule. Plans called for work to begin next Monday. Asbestos...

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SSHS Athletic Booster Club Membership Drive Underway
Jun18

SSHS Athletic Booster Club Membership Drive Underway

The Sulphur Springs Wildcat Athletic Booster Club is recruiting current members for renewal and new members as well in a membership drive. Stacy Cody, Athletic Booster Club Member, said that the membership drive is an annual summer event. Boosters are acknowledged in the Wildcat program printed for Wildcat games and other venues. Cody hopes to have all the membership moneys collected by July 10th. Membership levels include the State...

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Brooks Signs to Pitch at PJC
Jun11

Brooks Signs to Pitch at PJC

Wildcats Baseball pitcher Ben Brooks signed to pitch for Paris Junior College next season. The SSHS graduate signed Wednesday afternoon at the SSHS Athletic Complex with his parents, sister, Wildcat Baseball and PJC coach present. Brooks called the moment the beginning of a dream. He is excited to play college baseball calling fastball, curve, and change up his strengths. He hopes to play beyond the junior college level. Wildcat Coach...

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Pastor Nash, Student’s Family Seeks Policy And Procedure For Future Incidents
Jun10

Pastor Nash, Student’s Family Seeks Policy And Procedure For Future Incidents

Harold Nash, Sr., Pastor of Morning Chapel Baptist Church, told KSST News Wednesday afternoon, June 10th that the desire of those who addressed the Sulphur Springs School Board Monday night is to have the board put in place a plan of action should such an instance similar to the “Ghetto Award” arise again. The Ghetto Award was the topic of discussion of speakers during the public forum portion of the meeting of the Sulphur Springs...

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SSISD School Board Hires 12, Approves 6 Personnel Changes, Accepts 4 Resignations
Jun09

SSISD School Board Hires 12, Approves 6 Personnel Changes, Accepts 4 Resignations

In other business at the Sulphur Springs School Board Meeting Monday night, after a discussion in executive session the board voted to postpone awarding contracts until a later time for the Civic Center Auditorium renovation project. Assistant Superintendent Randy Reed reported that July 9 is a significant date. Any resignations after that date don’t have to be accepted by the School Board because July 9 is 45 days before the...

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School Board Votes to Purchase Additional Tablets for Students
Jun09

School Board Votes to Purchase Additional Tablets for Students

The Sulphur Springs School Board approved purchase of 750 two in one tablets for Middle School students Monday night at a cost of more than half a million dollars. Superintendent Michael Lamb explained its’ all part of a plan. The plan began several years ago and continues with this purchase assisting 7th and 8th grade students. The funding for the tablets comes from the fund balance. He said that in the end if the district...

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PJC Announces Certified List of Spring 2015 Graduates
Jun09

PJC Announces Certified List of Spring 2015 Graduates

The list of graduates receiving degrees or certificates from Paris Junior College for the spring 2015 semester has been certified and released. Students from the area receiving associate degrees include: Alba: Estephania Abrego Brashear: Maria Lopez Como: Jenifer M. Cummins, Jerry C. Jaynes, Christopher W. Nabors and Benjamin T. Pegues Cooper: Brynna S. Blevins, Debbie D. Huff, Taylor R. Ingram, Jamie K. Landers, Mertha M. Pastor,...

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School Board Asked to Take Action Regarding Ghetto Award
Jun09

School Board Asked to Take Action Regarding Ghetto Award

The Ghetto Award was the topic of discussion of five speakers during the public forum portion of the meeting of the Sulphur Springs School Board Monday night.  Speakers included mother of the child who received the award, Jerrika Dabbs-Wilkins.  Pastors Lavelle Hendricks and Harold Nash urged the board to act on the matter.  Board President John Prickette explained the board could not take action on the matter Monday night. Pastor...

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