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Waxahachie school board approves raises

The Waxahachie ISD school board approved $1,000 pay increases for all district teachers, auxiliary staff and administrators this week, a move Waxahachie ISD Superintendent Jeremy Glenn said would keep its educators “near the top in Ellis County.” Previously, first year teachers coming into Waxahachie ISD could expect compensation amounting to $44,500 for 10 months, with […]

EISD expands post high school prep

Ennis Independent School District has announced several directives open for high school students for the 2017-2018 school year. Hanging their hat on preparing their 1,600 students for post-graduation, the district has launched Career Academy. Pupils in grades 9-12 can enter a dual credit program, advanced placement, the Career and Tech Ed program and the Ag […]

Chapman named ‘Superintendent of the Year’

EISD Superintendent John Chapman has been named the Superintendent of the Year in Region 10 according to a video announcement posted on the Region 10 Education Service Center on Facebook. The presentation was made by Dr. Gordon Taylor, executive directorfor the organization. Find this story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. […]

Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the week, Maile Deutsch Find this story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

EHS Band performs well at state competition

Miles of marching continually leads the Ennis High School band to a well-deserved elite status in Texas. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

EHS Principal extinguishes small school fire

Principal David Averett heard the fire alarm and acted promptly, clearing the building of staff while heading to the scene of the reported blaze. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Willingham steps down as Lions OC

Jake Wilingham has stepped down as offensive coordinator for the varsity football team at Ennis High School. Find this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Ennis teen Killed in Sunday Accident

A memorial was set up at the site where 17-year old AJ Mendez lost his life Sunday morning. Find this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

A Hearty Distinction

EISD was officially recognized by Cook Children’s Heart Center as a Project ADAM, Texas Heart Safe school district. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Harrell hired at SAGU

Former Ennis High School football coach Sam Harrell is the new Offensive Coordinator at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

EISD Extols Top Two Teachers

Ennis ISD superintendent John Chapman announced two Teachers of the Year this week in Alicia Baggett and Sandra Noblett, both of whom are now in contention for regional and state recognition. Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Noel places seventh at state

Senior Alyssa Noel, who was the ninth and final Regional qualifier to earn entry at the State Track & Field Championships, finished seventh in the 800 meter run on Friday in Austin. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Ennis teachers get free supplies donated

Teachers at three Ennis schools were thrilled to learn they’d be getting new classroom supplies all for free, supplied by World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization that, as part of its various services, gives free supplies to educators in low-income neighborhoods. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be […]

State of the District speech positive

Optimism reigned when Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman shared a “State of the District” message to a crowd of 80 at the spring luncheon of the Chamber of Commerce on Friday. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Ennis ISD introduces new police chief

Ennis Independent School District introduced new Police Chief Jeremy Scruggs last Tuesday at its public meeting with the Board of Trustees. Scruggs began two weeks ago at the post, which covers the 11 campus community. Prior to EISD, Scruggs, 37, was the assistant police chief at Corsicana ISD. He was on that ten person staff […]

Local teen can see more clearly with new tech

When Lexi Rendon was just an infant, her parents, Alex and Dena, received news no parent ever wants to hear. She was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare, sometimes-deadly form of childhood cancer that rapidly develops from the immature cells of a retina. Lexi survived, her parents making the decision to have Lexi’s left eye, and […]

A magical day: EHS hosts first special needs prom

Their teachers said they have been counting down the days, with reminders of the time remaining before the first annual Ennis High School Special Needs Prom dominating discussion among the learning in functional environments (L.I.F.E.) students at EHS. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Support local news, subscribe […]

Waxahachie coach resigns amid student injury probe

A Waxahachie football coach has resigned amid an internal investigation by WISD into alleged actions by Evan Brady that led to the injury of a student. Get more on this story in Fridays’ edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Local realtors offer scholarships for third year

Citing their belief in giving back to the community, City Real Estate, with offices based in Ennis, Waxahachie, Red Oak and Corsicana, have announced an additional $1,500 scholarship being offered to high school seniors. Get this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe today!

Ennis FFA competes in Houston Livestock Show

Ennis FFA is well-represented at this weekend’s annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, with nine members showing cattle against exhibitors from across Texas including a field of 450 in the Scramble Heifer competition. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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