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World Cultures Day at Dorie Miller

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Last week, sixth graders at Dorie Miller Intermediate School experienced World Cultures Day on their school campus. Countries such as Spain, Togo (West Africa), South Korea, Egypt, and Brazil were represented in classrooms decorated for the occasion. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

Ennis Elites are Best in Texas!

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Entertaining and appearing throughout the school year, the Ennis Elites dance troupe, often overshadowed by the award-winning marching band and the flashy 50-member Lionettes, have earned their share of the state spotlight. Cassie Ortiz, the head coach of both the Lionettes and the dance competition team, the Elites, revealed at their banquet the latter had […]

EISD Vaccine Clinic at Miller

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EISD Nurses hosted a vaccine clinic on Tuesday, May 19, at Dorie Miller Intermediate School. Vaccines were provided by the Texas Vaccines for Children program and were given at no cost to those students who qualified. The nurses provided immunizations to many incoming pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and seventh grade students. Pictured are EISD nurses Ginger Sellers […]

Travis Elementary Gets Two Education Foundation Grants

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On May 19, with the sound of drums echoing down the hallways, the Ennis High cheerleaders, Lionettes, and officials from the City of Ennis, Ennis ISD and the Ennis ISD Education Foundation, entered the gym at Travis Elementary where the all the students and staff were waiting. The group was there to award two grants […]

Ennis FFA Presents Awards, Installs Officers

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You know you’re at a Future Farmers of America (FFA) banquet if you look around and see more cowboy hats and boots than suits and ties. Thursday night at the Ennis High School cafeteria, the FFA held its annual banquet to recognize outstanding agriculture/mechanics students and announce new officers for the coming school year. See […]

EISD Students Learn CPR

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Ennis schools may have just gotten a little bit safer. As part of a new state mandate that started earlier this school year, all students – with the exception of 2015 graduating seniors – are required to receive CPR education at least once from the time they enter 7th grade to the time they graduate. […]

Matous, Boston are Teachers of the Year

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There are only a few days out of the year when people choose to truly recognize teachers for what they do. But when Kathy Matous and Kelly Boston received the Ennis ISD’s Teacher of the Year awards, they only felt humbled. See Justin Tubbs’ report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up […]

8 students still in running for Ennis Ford perfect attendance car

The new car raffle features this 2011 Chevy Cruze as the big prize.

One student who has not missed a day of school all year will likely need some luck to win a new car for his or her efforts. Ennis Ford launched a partnership with the Ennis Independent School District last August to encourage students to experience the benefits of increased attendance. “Perfect Drive,” a campaign which […]

Travis Lion Cub Reporters Recognized at School Board Meeting

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The Lion Cub Reporters from Travis Elementary were recognized at the School Board meeting on May 12. Before the meeting started, the reporters interviewed Mrs. Julie Pierce, Mr. Walter Beasley, and Mr. Kelly McManus, three of the School Board members. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our […]

Lions Club welcomes band performance

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The Ennis Host Lions Club welcomed the Ennis Junior High band to Tabernacle Church for its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday. The presentation, directed by David Ingram, the band director, was received with a standing ovation from the Lions Club members.

Board seats awarded to Casillas, Linson, Beasley or Casillas, Linson, Beasley re-seated on board

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Tuesday’s Ennis Independent School District board meeting witnessed judge Bill Woody swear three reelected members into office; Candido Casillas, Walter Beasley and Alan Linson. Trustees Jennifer Haden and Kelly McManus confirmed the vote count which allowed Woody, of Ennis, to officially confirm the incumbents. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign […]

Center Stage Choir gets Division 1

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The Center Stage Choir from Dorie Miller Intermediate school performed at the Pride of Texas Music Festival in Plano. All three judges awarded the choir a first division rating. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Board swearing in newly re-elected

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The Ennis Independent School District and the Board of Trustees, after canvassing the results from Saturday’s election, will seat the three newly re-elected members during the Tuesday night school board meeting. The session starts at 7 p.m. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

Waiting their turn at Sam Houston

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Sam Houston Elementary held its annual field day on Friday, May 1. Pictured are second grade students waiting to participate in their field day events. For these and more photos from local schools, check out the EDN! See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

Drug Intervention Program at Lummus

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Fifth and sixth grade students have the opportunity to participate in a drug intervention program during the school day at Lummus Intermediate School.This is an anti-drug and tobacco campaign that is designed to help students be aware of the negative effects that these substances can have on their lives.  See the report in the Ennis […]

Election Day is Saturday, May 9


Months of preparation and campaigning come to a close on Saturday when voters head to the polls to decide who will serve in seven races, though three candidates are running unopposed. Early voting turnout indicates a much greater interest in this year’s election, with more than 900 taking advantage of the flexible dates to place their votes. […]

Howard speaks to Rotary

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Keith Howard, the Ennis High School tennis coach, was the speaker at the Ennis Rotary Club at First United Methodist Church on Tuesday. He spoke about his run as tennis coach, which has lasted 19 years. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the […]

Superheroes theme for Ennis Library summer reading program

EDN photo by Phil Banker / Local artist Elsa Parks works on a quick sketch for the kids of the Ennis Public Library's Summer Reading Program on Tuesday afternoon. The Summer Reading Program is held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursdays. All local children and their families are invited to attend.

The Ennis Public Library is a great place for families to spend time together, learn, and be inspired this summer thanks to the 2015 National Summer Reading Programs “Every Hero Has a Story!” and “Unmask.” Reading programs are a free, efficient, fun way to incorporate reading and related activities into summer family time. Having access […]

FOR Club active at Miller

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The Dorie Miller Intermediate School FOR (Friends of Rachel) Club met recently after school to work on a project. The FOR Club is an extension of Rachel’s Challenge, a national non-profit organization committed to creating safe and positive learning environments at schools. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up […]

Ennis 6th Grade Band is ‘Superior’

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The combined Miller / Lummus 6th grade band competed in the Sandy Lake Fun Fest School Music Competition last Friday, April 24, at the Sandy Lake Amusement Park in Carrollton, TX. All three judges awarded the band a “superior” rating. This is the thirteenth straight year that the 6th grade band has received the highest […]

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