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Nursing scholarships to be awarded

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Interest in the Patsy Blazek Nursing Scholarship almost tripled from last year’s numbers, according to the scholarship’s founder Jimmy Blazek.

Bowie receives Dart Co. grant

Submitted photo / Dart Container Corporation donated $5,000 to Bowie Elementary on April 15 as part of its Dart Foundation Grant program. The grant, meant to bolster math and science education in the classroom, will be used to purchase several Apple TV devices and educational science apps.

Bowie Elementary received a grant for $5,000 on April 15 from Dart Container Corporation.

Job fair returning to EHS

EDN file photo / The 2013 job fair was a quickly organized affair, but still saw significant student participation. This year's event, planned further in advance, is expected to be even more highly attended.

The Ennis High School job fair which began in 2013 did well enough to come back for another go, according to school officials.

Lady Lions finish perfect district season

Photo by EnnisFootball.com / Short stop Michaela Cochran helped keep the Mansfield Summit Lady Jaguars scoreless for three innings Tuesday night, and hit the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 7th inning.

The Ennis Lady Lions (25-4, 14-0 district) trailed for the first time this year in district play during Tuesday night’s game against the Mansfield Summit Lady Jaguars, but came back in the final two innings to win the game 5-4 and seal the Lions’ 50th consecutive district win.

Cox talks education foundation

EDN Photo by Phil Banker / Tim Cox, board president of the Ennis ISD Education Foundation, spoke at the Tuesday meeting of the Ennis Rotary Club about the foundation's creation and purpose.

Tim Cox, board president of the Ennis ISD Educational Foundation, said local businesses should expect to receive fundraising requests beginning in May.

School board honors Boyd, Strunc

EDN Photo by Phil Banker / Ennis ISD board trustees Miles Strunc and Mack Boyd were honored at the Tuesday night meeting for their many years of service. Strunc and Boyd will retire after serving on the board for nine and 15 years, respectively.

The Ennis ISD Board of Trustees honored two members nearing the end of long terms of service.

Austin honored with new flag

EDN photo by Phil Banker / U.S. Representative Joe Barton, along with his son Jack and two other Austin Elementary students, presents a new flag to Austin Principal Denise Winnett. Barton said the flag flew over the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 19, 2013, the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.

The faculty, staff and students welcomed U.S. Congressman Joe Barton on Monday morning as he presented a new American flag to the school.

Board to talk food, lawyer contracts

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The Ennis ISD Board of Trustees will tackle a handful of items at tonight’s 6 p.m. meeting ranging from extending the district’s current food contract to the acquisition of legal services.

Chamber planning candidate forum

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The Ennis Chamber of Commerce’s Partners in Education Committee will hold its second Ennis ISD school board candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. April 24 at the Ennis Public Library.

Prom dresses available for those in need

EDN photo by Phil Banker / EHS teacher Vicki Chmelar and senior Maddie Hibbs hold some of the many dresses Chmelar has available for prom-going students in need. Chmelar has collected dresses to lend to students for the past ten years, and is assisted this year by the Leading Ennis Against Destructive Decisions headed by Hibbs.

Every Spring for the past ten years, Ennis High School teacher Vicki Chmelar gets to play Fairy Godmother for a few EHS students in need.

Lionettes set for spring show

Submitted photo / The Ennis High School Lionettes’ last show of the year is set Saturday, featuring performances by the drill and dance teams, future Lionettes and Eric Roberts and Amanda Canady.

The Ennis High School Lionettes’ last show of the year is Saturday.

Counselor talks grad plans

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Parents of incoming Ennis High School freshman met with counselors Thursday night about the new graduation requirements mandated by the passage of Texas House Bill 5.

ESB seeking scholarship applicants

File photo / Alexis Allen was awarded the 2013 Ennis State Bank scholarship for $20,000 in June 2013. Allen is currently a student at Sam Houston State University. The bank offers two scholarships to Ennis High School seniors: a $20,000 scholarship for students of banking or related fields, and a $2,000 scholarship to students of any field of study.

Ennis High School students have until Friday to apply for two college scholarships offered by Ennis State Bank.

Substitute pay on district radar

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Ennis ISD administrators will review the district’s policy on substitute teacher pay over the summer.

Students stand up to cancer with fundraising

Submitted photo / EHS Stand Up 2 Cancer group members shaved their heads in support of cancer victims and childhood cancer research. The group raised $22,000 for St. Baldrick's Foundation.

The Ennis community, led by a group of 24 Ennis High School students, united to raise awareness and money to help fund research for childhood cancers.

EISD Super: Evaluations 1st, contracts 2nd

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Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman said he plans to evaluate every district administrator over the course of a year before any contract extensions are decided on.

EJHS ag students take 2nd in Houston

Submitted photo / Joseph Valek, center, accepts second place at the Houston Livestock Show for the tandem axle utility trailer built by himself and classmates Justin Mraz, Jason Elliot and assisted by Madeline McCoby.

Ennis Junior High School eighth grader Joseph Valek represented the school at the Houston Livestock Show on Saturday and took second place in the agricultural mechanics show.

Super shares district plans

EDN photo by Phil Banker / Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman spoke to the Ennis Rotary Club on Tuesday about proposed changes to a number of programs in the district.

Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman outlined a number of initiatives he and his administrators are considering at the Tuesday meeting of the Ennis Rotary Club.

School weighs food service contract

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New school lunch regulations loom on the horizon as Ennis ISD prepares to renew its contract with food service company Sodexo.

District sets meetings on new grad plans

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Students entering Ennis High School will have an important choice to make this year, but school officials say they’ll have plenty of help making up their mind.

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