Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Picks Wildcats To Finish 7th In District
Jun29

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Picks Wildcats To Finish 7th In District

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine is picking the Sulphur Springs Wildcats to finish 7th in the 8 team District 8-5A Division II, when and if the 2020 season takes place. A UIL official told the Dallas Morning News over the weekend that it’s too early to tell right now. Dave Campbell’s Texas Football thinks quite a lot of the Wildcats’ District 8-5A. In fact, district member Ennis is not only picked to win...

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SSISD Issues Statement Regarding Fall School Term
Jun29

SSISD Issues Statement Regarding Fall School Term

Sulphur Springs Independent School District issued the first communications to community members regarding the fall school term. While there are as yet many unknowns, Superintendent Michael Lamb assures parents the district will have plans in place to educate all students in the 2020-21 school year, including in-person and virtual programs, but capacity on buses as well as on campus will likely be two of the biggest challenges...

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Governor Limits Some Businesses, Services Following Statewide Spikes In COVID-19 Case
Jun26

Governor Limits Some Businesses, Services Following Statewide Spikes In COVID-19 Case

Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued another executive order in response to the recent spikes in COVID-19 cases across the state. The order places limits on some businesses, such as bars, and services such as water and outdoor activities. Governor Greg Abbott issues an executive order limiting some businesses and services in response to the spike in COVID-19 cases across the state this week. “As I said from the start, if the...

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Sulphur Springs Girls Soccer Edge Program Is Underway
Jun24

Sulphur Springs Girls Soccer Edge Program Is Underway

The Edge conditioning program plus skill work for Sulphur Springs girls soccer players began Wednesday morning. The girls, from entering 7th graders to entering 12th graders, worked out from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m on the warm artificial turf at Gerald Prim Stadium. The Monday through Friday sessions are scheduled through the end of July with a few UIL mandated off days next month. Lady Cats Soccer Coach Javier Aguayo, in his second...

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Tax Rate Process, Federal Funding Discussed At June 22 SSISD Board Of Trustees Meeting
Jun23

Tax Rate Process, Federal Funding Discussed At June 22 SSISD Board Of Trustees Meeting

School finance is complicated on a good day. Add in changes in legislation, “golden pennies” and a pandemic and the budget process becomes even challenging. That’s exactly what school officials are up against this year. A school financial advisor and assistant superintendent discussed with Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees the complexities of shaping the tax rate this year as federal funding available to help...

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Trustees Approved 24 Personnel Changes For SSISD
Jun23

Trustees Approved 24 Personnel Changes For SSISD

Trustees approved 24 personnel changes for SSISD during a special board meeting/work session Monday evening. Overall, 5 resignations were accepted, 14 new employees hired and five job changes approved by the Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees. Of those, 15 personnel changes directly impact the middle school campus. SSISD logo Adriana Barrientos resigned as an English as a second language aide, Jennifer...

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PJC Begins Face-To-Face Classes
Jun22

PJC Begins Face-To-Face Classes

By PJC-Sulphur Springs Center, Public Information Services PJC expands Summer II offerings with face-to-face classes Working to meet the varied learning needs of students, Paris Junior College has addedseveral face-to-face classes to a Summer II term already offering a larger than normal number ofonline classes. Financial assistance is also available to help students pay for their classes.Summer II begins on July 8. “PJC is...

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Wildcats Tennis Coach Offering The Edge
Jun17

Wildcats Tennis Coach Offering The Edge

Sulphur Springs High School Wildcats Tennis Coach Tony Martinez is offering The Edge conditioning program Mondays through Thursdays at the Wildcat Tennis Center. Sessions are offered evenings from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Kids entering the 7th through the 12th grade are welcome. Coach Martinez says he is glad to see his players back on the tennis courts. He says many of them have not...

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New Cumby Head Football Coach Is A Sulphur Springs Native
Jun16

New Cumby Head Football Coach Is A Sulphur Springs Native

The Cumby ISD school board hired a Sulphur Springs native and graduate of Texas A&M-Commerce as the new Cumby Head Football Coach and Athletic Director. Cumby ISD Trojan athletics Charles Boles, whose wife is also a Sulphur Springs native, has been in coaching for 25 years. For the past two seasons, Coach Boles was at Miles, like Cumby a Class 2A, Division II school. Under Coach Boles in 2018, Miles won its’ first share of a...

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Flynn Urges Governor, TEA, Legislators To Suspend 2020-21 STAAR Accountability Ratings
Jun13

Flynn Urges Governor, TEA, Legislators To Suspend 2020-21 STAAR Accountability Ratings

For the second time, District 2 Rep. Dan Flynn lobbies for suspension of state school accountability ratings based on STAAR results. In a letter dated March 13, 2020, Representative Dan Flynn wrote to Governor Greg Abbott urging him to “cancel and eliminate” the STAAR testing requirement this 2019-2020 school year. This week, Flynn signed a resolution calling for the Governor, TEA and Legislators to suspend state accountability...

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