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Board to talk food, lawyer contracts

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The Ennis ISD Board of Trustees will tackle a handful of items at tonight’s 6 p.m. meeting ranging from extending the district’s current food contract to the acquisition of legal services.

Chamber planning candidate forum

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The Ennis Chamber of Commerce’s Partners in Education Committee will hold its second Ennis ISD school board candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. April 24 at the Ennis Public Library.

Prom dresses available for those in need

EDN photo by Phil Banker / EHS teacher Vicki Chmelar and senior Maddie Hibbs hold some of the many dresses Chmelar has available for prom-going students in need. Chmelar has collected dresses to lend to students for the past ten years, and is assisted this year by the Leading Ennis Against Destructive Decisions headed by Hibbs.

Every Spring for the past ten years, Ennis High School teacher Vicki Chmelar gets to play Fairy Godmother for a few EHS students in need.

Lionettes set for spring show

Submitted photo / The Ennis High School Lionettes’ last show of the year is set Saturday, featuring performances by the drill and dance teams, future Lionettes and Eric Roberts and Amanda Canady.

The Ennis High School Lionettes’ last show of the year is Saturday.

Counselor talks grad plans

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Parents of incoming Ennis High School freshman met with counselors Thursday night about the new graduation requirements mandated by the passage of Texas House Bill 5.

ESB seeking scholarship applicants

File photo / Alexis Allen was awarded the 2013 Ennis State Bank scholarship for $20,000 in June 2013. Allen is currently a student at Sam Houston State University. The bank offers two scholarships to Ennis High School seniors: a $20,000 scholarship for students of banking or related fields, and a $2,000 scholarship to students of any field of study.

Ennis High School students have until Friday to apply for two college scholarships offered by Ennis State Bank.

Substitute pay on district radar

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Ennis ISD administrators will review the district’s policy on substitute teacher pay over the summer.

Students stand up to cancer with fundraising

Submitted photo / EHS Stand Up 2 Cancer group members shaved their heads in support of cancer victims and childhood cancer research. The group raised $22,000 for St. Baldrick's Foundation.

The Ennis community, led by a group of 24 Ennis High School students, united to raise awareness and money to help fund research for childhood cancers.

EISD Super: Evaluations 1st, contracts 2nd

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Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman said he plans to evaluate every district administrator over the course of a year before any contract extensions are decided on.

EJHS ag students take 2nd in Houston

Submitted photo / Joseph Valek, center, accepts second place at the Houston Livestock Show for the tandem axle utility trailer built by himself and classmates Justin Mraz, Jason Elliot and assisted by Madeline McCoby.

Ennis Junior High School eighth grader Joseph Valek represented the school at the Houston Livestock Show on Saturday and took second place in the agricultural mechanics show.

Super shares district plans

EDN photo by Phil Banker / Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman spoke to the Ennis Rotary Club on Tuesday about proposed changes to a number of programs in the district.

Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman outlined a number of initiatives he and his administrators are considering at the Tuesday meeting of the Ennis Rotary Club.

School weighs food service contract

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New school lunch regulations loom on the horizon as Ennis ISD prepares to renew its contract with food service company Sodexo.

District sets meetings on new grad plans

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Students entering Ennis High School will have an important choice to make this year, but school officials say they’ll have plenty of help making up their mind.

One act play set for Saturday

Submitted photo / Chauncey Buckley, Amanda Cannady, Daniel Chapman and Blas Alvarado and more star in The Diviners, a play by Jim Leonard Jr. The cast will put on its only public show this Saturday in the EHS Auditorium.

Ennis High School’s One Act Play team will perform for the public one time only at 7 p.m. Saturday at the EHS Auditorium.

Trustees plan for bequest

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The Ennis Independent School District Board of Trustees appointed outgoing member Miles Strunc to head up a committee aimed at overseeing a large bequest from an anonymous donor to fund scholarships.

Spaghetti Supper coming Saturday

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A group of stuffed bears will serve as silent auction items and “Bear Walk” prizes at the Saturday school fundraiser at Bowie Elementary.

Bowie Elementary Principal Chad Corbett is willing to go out of his way to get students enthusiastic about this Saturday’s Spaghetti Supper fundraiser. As far out of his way as on top of the school building itself.

Palmer OKs school plans

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Palmer ISD Superintendent Kevin Noack said Tuesday the district is moving forward with plans to replace the aging Palmer Elementary School as well as install security upgrades at the middle and high schools.

Ag in the Classroom

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Students from both Ennis ISD intermediate schools visited Ennis High School on Friday to learn more about how agriculture touches their daily lives.

Beast Feast raises $4,500 for foundation

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / Matt Newsom and Alan Linson man the grill at last week’s Beast Feast fundraiser for the Ennis ISD Education Foundation.

The Ennis ISD Education Foundation is off to a running start thanks to funds raised by Feb. 28’s Beast Feast at Grasshopper Ranch.

Eye clinic van filling need

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Lions Club member Neil Roach examines the eyes of Ennis High School senior Nouran Qasem on Wednesday at the Lions Club Mobile Eye Clinic.

The Ennis Lions Club provided free eye exams and glasses prescriptions Wednesday at Tabernacle Baptist Church, as they have for the past six years.

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