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EHS Lionettes prepare for big effort Saturday

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Ennis High School’s elite squad of Lionettes is headed to a full-day dance competition this weekend in Carrollton.

Interim EISD head honored for service

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Board President Bramlet Beard thanked Assistant Superintendent James Sanders for his service as interim superintendent over the past several months on Tuesday night at the Ennis ISD Board of Trustees meeting.

EISD to open two hours late Monday

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Interim Superintendent James Sanders said Sunday all EISD campuses will open two hours late on Monday, because of inclement weather.

Ennis, Avalon schools closed Friday

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Interim Superintendent James Sanders confirmed Thursday night that Friday classes are cancelled due to inclement weather.

EISD’s effort addressing growing need

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An effort to provide Ennis ISD students in need with winter coats is back underway for its sixth year.

Board picks superintendent

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The Ennis ISD School Board voted unanimously to select Dr. John Chapman to be the district’s lone finalist in the search for its new superintendent.

Playoff moved to Thursday

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The Ennis Christmas Parade of Lights has moved to Monday evening in response to a change in the Ennis High School playoff football schedule. With possible freezing conditions and weather-related concerns forecast Friday, the playoff game with Mesquite Poteet has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Kincaide Stadium in Dallas.

Dorie Miller Day set

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The teachers and administrators of Dorie Miller Intermediate are planning a celebration in honor of the school’s namesake Friday.

Super search nears finish

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The Ennis ISD Board of Trustees plans to gather at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday night at the Wildflower Cafe to meet with the last candidates for the open superintendent position and possibly name a lone finalist as early as Tuesday.

EHS gets its $25K

Photo by www.brucelattimer.com / EISD Board of Trustees President Bramlet Beard, Mike Moreland, Jenny Vidrine, Principal David Averett, Ennis State Bank’s Jennifer Wartsbaugh, Ellis County Judge Carol Bush and Ennis Mayor Russell Thomas were on the field Friday for the presentation of Ennis High School’s $25,000 Celebrate My Drive grant award.

Super search will keep going

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Ennis ISD Board of Trustees Vice President Alan Clark confirmed Friday the board would continue interviewing potential candidates for the open superintendent position next week and the week after Thanksgiving.

EHS wins $25K grant

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The community’s combined effort over the course of a week in October has officially borne fruit. Ennis High School Principal David Averett said Tuesday the school won a $25,000 grant as part of State Farm Insurance’s “Celebrate My Drive” contest.

High school starts tutoring program

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In the ongoing process of increasing student achievement, Ennis High School is turning to a source of intellectual capital that will help raise that bar — the students themselves.

Education foundation organizing to aid EISD

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Members of the Ennis ISD Education Foundation steering committee spoke to the Ennis ISD Board of Trustees and the Lions Club this week, reporting they’ve drafted a set of bylaws for the organization and could possibly begin fundraising activities as early as this spring.

Board meets with hopefuls

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Interviews are under way this week and next to determine who will lead the Ennis Independent School District.

Travis marks week of honor

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Laura Kalinec of Travis Elementary worked with students to honor local veterans on Monday. Kalinec, along with other teachers and students, collected photos of veterans with connections to the school.

EHS Student Congress sending one to state

Submitted photo / Pictured are (back row) Rene Avila, Chauncey Buckley, Nick Phillips, Daniel Chapman, (front row) Holly Dolezalik and Zach Lopez.

While the actual U.S. Congress may have its issues, the same cannot be said for the new Student Congress at Ennis High School.

Schools welcome veterans

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / Bowie Elementary School students and local veterans gathered outside the school on Friday for a Veterans Day ceremony.

Local veterans visited Ennis schools last week to help students learn more about Veterans Day and its significance.

Super hopefuls in review

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The Ennis ISD Board of Trustees will meet with its search firm at 6 p.m. tonight to narrow down a list of candidates for the open superintendent position.

Fajita Friday supports Sam Houston

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Sam Houston Elementary is preparing for its second annual “Fajita Friday” fundraising event.

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