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Rematch filled with questions

brucelattimer.com / Head coach Jack Alvarez brandishes the hardware that was awarded to the victors of last Friday's bi-district win over Sulphur Springs.

When No. 7 ranked Ennis faces No. 3 Timberview on Friday in Mansfield, a rematch of their season opener, the storylines will be clear.

Ovilla drama wins at state

Ovilla Christian School's drama troupe displays the state championship trophy.

Ovilla Christian School produced a one-act play that recently won both a district and a state championship in drama for the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.

Education Foundation raises $150K

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Formed in late January of 2014, the Ennis ISD Education Foundation is ready to put into practice their mission of improving academic skills and character development in students within the Ennis ISD.

New school in Palmer underway

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Construction of the new Palmer Elementary School is proceeding on schedule towards its June 16 target.

United Way receives record donations

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Ennis Independent School District and JTEKT Automotive recently pledged record donation amounts to the Greater Ennis United Way.

Spotlight: Ennis Junior High, New principal building a team

Superhero Day at Ennis Junior High School witnessed a cameo appearance by new principal Ryan McCabe, who touched down on campus as Superman. Dusty Knotts, English-Language Arts teacher, tugs on his cape.

Building a team is just part of what new EJH principal Ryan McCabe is doing to lead a lively campus forward.
Just three months into his first year the catalyst speaks glowingly of the leadership, faculty and especially the students at 3101 Ensign Rd.

Chapman talks at luncheon

Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman spoke about several changes that have started during the beginning of his tenure at EISD on Monday at the Chamber of Commerce awards luncheon.

Creel crowned queen

Palmer Varsity Football vs. Rice

Palmer High School senior Harlie Creel was named homecoming queen by her peers last Friday night at halftime of the Palmer vs. Rice football game.

Bowie in need of funds for playground

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Bowie Elementary School is in need of additional funds to help complete a playground equipment installation project, according to the school’s principal Chad Corbett.

Boys and Girls Club coming to Houston Elementary

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Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Carey Bryan said he hopes the club’s new program at Sam Houston Elementary School helps serve more children who need the most help.

School board adopts balanced budget

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The Ennis ISD School Board adopted a balanced budget for the upcoming year, while also keeping the current tax rate of $1.54 per $100.

EISD presents literacy initiative

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Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman and the district’s new director of elementary curriculum instruction spoke Tuesday at the Ennis Rotary Club on their new approach to teaching literacy to EISD students.

Meet the Lions tonight at stadium

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Citizens and fans of Ennis High School are invited to “Meet the Lions” tonight, promptly at 7:00 p.m. at Lions Memorial Stadium.

Ennis ISD meets state standards

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All Ennis ISD campuses met state standards for accountability this year, with several campuses winning distinctions according to EISD Director of Assessment Keith Larson.

EISD to present balanced budget

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Lisa Fincher, Ennis ISD Superintendent of Finance, said Tuesday night the district will present a balanced budget on Aug. 26, averting a million-dollar budget deficit first feared back in June.

Junior High open house Monday

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New principal Ryan McCabe has announced an open house for students entering the seventh and eighth grades, along with their parents, on Monday, Aug. 18.

EISD adds new administrators

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Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman announced Saturday the creation of three new administrative positions and the hiring of two new administrators.

District releases improvement plan

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The Ennis ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved improvement plans for the district as a whole as well as each campus on Tuesday night.

Foundation developing plans for 2014-15

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Ennis ISD Education board members are awaiting approval from the IRS on their tax exempt status, but that’s not stopping the board from getting working on a number of projects to prepare itself once it is an official 501(c)(3) entity.

Junior High names new principal

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Changes in leadership at Ennis Junior High School continue as EISD officials confirmed Tuesday Principal Kristin Byno accepted a job at Richardson ISD, to be replaced by Travis Elementary Principal Ryan McCabe, according to EISD Director of Communications Art Del Barrio.

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