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World Culture Day at Lummus Intermediate

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Sixth grade students at Lummus Intermediate recently participated in World Culture Day. In addition to many students dressing in cultural clothing, the day involved guest speakers who shared information about five different countries. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

Being green at Travis Elementary

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At Travis Elementary we recycle to earn money and to help the Earth. Mrs. Thomas is in charge of the recycling program at Travis. She started it as a way to raise money for headphones for the two computer labs. It has grown from just recycling Capri Sun drink pouches to recycling cereal bags, ink […]

Ellis County Youth Expo next week

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Put on your boots and chaps and head down to the Ellis County Expo Center, because it’s time for another Ellis County Youth Expo Show. April 5 through April 11 are the dates set for this year’s Expo Show. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition […]

Jersey Day for the Relay

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Dorie Miller Intermediate had a Team Jersey Day on Wednesday, March 25, as a fundraiser for our campus’s Relay For Life team, The Miller Maniacs. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Fun at Sam Houston Elementary

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Sam Houston Elementary students and faculty had fun celebrating Texas Public School Week by dressing in their western wear. See other Sam Houston Elementary photos in the paper on March 26. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

STAARs of academics celebrate

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Students at Austin Elementary celebrated passing their STAAR benchmark tests with snacks, juice and games Thursday afternoon. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Random Acts of Kindness

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Bowie Elementary Kindness and Compassion Club, a component of the Rachel’s Challenge program, serves as a vehicle for service projects within the school, district, and community. Students invited to join this club are those that serve as catalysts for setting examples of acts of kindness and compassion. See the report in the March 25 Ennis […]

Chicken or the Egg?

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Travis Elementary students are learning about the life cycle of the chicken by observing chicken eggs in an incubator in the Travis Science Lab. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Bowie wraps up secretary, successful fundraiser

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Selling strips of duct tape at $5 a piece raised not only $3,000 for student activities at James Bowie Elementary, it raised one teacher – literally. See Mark Warde’s report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Early childhood registration begins at EISD

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Children who are eligible for pre-kindergarten or will be of kindergarten age in the fall can register over the next three days at either of Ennis’ two early childhood centers. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Junk Box Wars at Dorie Miller

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Dorie Miller Intermediate School held its second Junk Box Wars after school on Thursday, Feb. 19. The most recent Junk Box Wars challenge was the “Ultimate Gumball Machine.” Students created gumball machines that could sort gumballs based on size. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition […]

Local private school teaching innovatively

Individual education is though of today as an alternative style of education by many, but it has origins dating back to ancient Egypt and Greece. In the past 150 to 200 years, a more systematic approach to education has taken over, in which large amounts of students are lumped together to learn. This approach to […]

EISD board hears proposals

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Two companies vying for a contract to provide Ennis Independent School District with maintenance, grounds and custodial services made presentations to the school board Tuesday night.

Believing in … Spring Break!

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Brinkley (8), modeling a pink tutu, and her sister Parker Reese (9), believe in sharing their spring break fun with their cast of American Girl dolls. Alan and Stephanie Reese are their parents.

Lionettes spring show tickets on sale

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The Ennis Lionettes performance team will present a spring show for the third consecutive year at 7 p.m. on April 16-17 inside the EHS auditorium. Advance tickets will go on sale beginning next week. Named, “A Night at the Cinema,” the show will include a number of dance routines from Hollywood. Two years ago the […]

EISD Board meeting date changed

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / EISD Board of Trustees President Bramlet Beard is pictured with John Chapman, superintendent, at Tuesday’s meeting of the EISD Board of Trustees.

Regularly scheduled for Tuesday, March 10, the EISD school board meeting was moved to 6 p.m. on March 17 to correlate with spring break.

Mahone declares for Howard Payne

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Another state champion is taking his play to the next level. Hayden Mahone, a defensive tackle on the Lions 2014 team, signed his letter of intent on Friday morning in the football field house with family, friends, and coaches present, declaring himself to Howard Payne University. See Justin Tubbs’ report in the Ennis Daily News! […]

Bank day helps students save

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Kids are learning the value of a dollar at a younger age. Sixth graders at both intermediate schools in town – Lummus and Doris Miller – have been saving up their money while learning about how a bank functions with the Ennis State Bank “Bank Day” program. Students are allowed, for a limited time, to […]

Austin students visit EDN

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Remember what it was like to be a kid and wonder, “What will I be when I grow up?” Austin Elementary students visited the Ennis Daily News Office Wednesday to get a taste of the newspaper business. Students floated from advertising, editorial, and the publisher’s office. They even took a trip into the back to […]

McCabe is Good Citizen

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Kayla McCabe, senior at Ennis High School, is the winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Essay contest. She is the daughter of Ryan and Lanna McCabe. Kayla’s counselor described her with the word “WOW.” Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

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