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2D Shapes at Houston

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Students from Mrs. Stapleton’s first grade class at Sam Houston have been practicing creating 2D shapes and using the vocabulary of “sides” and “vertices.” Students used straws as sides and play-doh as vertices to connect and create 2D figures.

Hundreds gather at EHS to view students’ work

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When Ennis ISD does a student-teacher night, it goes all out. Thursday evening at Ennis High School, students and teachers from elementary through high school showed up for the fourth annual Showcase event. As it turns out, the projects showcased Thursday were just as diverse as the students and teachers who put them together. Click […]

Muffins for Mom

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Bowie students and their mothers enjoyed muffins and juice served by Kristi Copeland,counselor, and Mr. Peterson, principal, on Tuesday, March 8. The Muffins for Mom event was part of the school’s celebration of Texas Public School Week. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Proving Perimeter

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At Miller Intermediate School in Ennis, students in Mrs. Coplen’s fourth grade math class recently used anglegs to prove perimeter. “Anglegs” is a manipulative which allows students to construct a shape such as a quadrilateral by snapping the pieces of the manipulative together. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

CPR Training at Miller

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Sixth grade students at Dorie Miller Intermediate School in Ennis learned some valuable life-saving skills last week. Nurse Lindsey Barak educated them on hands-only CPR. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Students, teachers showcase work Thursday

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Ennis ISD Showcase is Thursday at Ennis High School’s Ensign library, and teachers and students alike will have the opportunity to show off what they’ve been doing this school year. Ennis ISD communications director Art Del Barrio noted a few important points about the fourth annual event, which is set to kick-off the school district’s […]

Learning hands-only CPR

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Sam Houston Elementary school nurse, Tracey Skrivanek, recently taught students how to perform “hands-only CPR.” Above, she is showing how to hold your hands correctly to Fabiola Rivas and Jayden Herrera in Ms. Davis’ third grade class.

Mrs. Rios’ kindergarten class at Carver Early Childhood Center in Ennis takes advantage of the nice weather to assess student knowledge of 3D shapes.

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Chapman: vision, leadership propels EISD

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Two years in and a third is underway. Dr. John Chapman III, superintendent of the Ennis Independent School District, has enjoyed the progress on all 11 campuses as much as he has been a catalyst for the same. Arriving on January 24 of 2014, he has helped spur the direction within the EISD by leading […]

EISD board handling personnel items, calendar Tuesday

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Reports, the next school year calendar, and personnel items are on the agenda for Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Ennis ISD Board of Directors. The session begins at 6 p.m. in the Administration Building at 303 W. Knox in Ennis. There is a closed session regarding personnel items, according to the agenda. The public portion […]

Chief reader at Houston

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The students in second grade at Sam Houston Elementary in Ennis participated in National Read Across America Day. They listened to Ennis Chief of Police John Erisman read aloud a Dr. Seuss book. This day just so happened to be Dr. Seuss’ birthday! The students enjoyed listening to the story and talking about it afterward. […]

Dr. Seuss lives at Bowie

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Crew Trojacek and Neveah Macon dress as their favorite Dr. Seuss characters at Bowie Elementary School in Ennis. Bowie students and faculty honored Dr. Seuss on his birthday by dressing up to illustrate various books. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Lions outfit students with glasses

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Each semester, students at Ennis schools can see a little better thanks to the Ennis Noon Lions Club. This semester was no different, as a little more than 40 students were shuffled through stations where they had their eyes checked and were fitted for brand new eyeglasses. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition […]

Miller students do well at UIL

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Dorie Miller Intermediate School competed in the area UIL competition in Waxahachie on Saturday, February 13. “We want to congratulate all of our students and coaches on a job well done. Congratulations to our 5th grade team. They earned 2nd place out of all 5th grade schools competing,” said principal Bobby White. “DMI’s 6th grade […]

Ennis ISD recognizes National Read Across America Day

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Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, among other notable guests, visited the Ennis ISD board room Wednesday morning before heading out to local schools in honor of National Read Across America Day. Wednesday also marks Dr. Seuss’s birthday, and Karen Barnes, Ennis ISD administrator, said volunteers came to show students how important literacy is. She noted a significant […]

KC Club sends care packages from Palmer Elementary

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Nikole Waddle Contributor The KC Club at Palmer Elementary recently sent care packages to military members. The students brought so many items that a total of eight care packages have been sent, in addition to a large box of items that were donated to a local mission. KC stands for Kindness and Compassion and is […]

Ennis scores high in Ag mechanics

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Against a field of regional secondary schools, Ennis took top honors as the overall sweepstakes award winner at the 2016 San Angelo Stock Show in agricultural mechanics. It was held at the First Community Federal Credit Union Spur Arena. No competing school scored a higher average than Ennis, who placed in every project the class […]

Valentines for Vets

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  Last week, students from Dorie Miller and Jack Lummus Intermediate schools made Valentine’s cards for National Hospitalized Veterans Week. A total of 363 student-made Valentines were collected. These cards were then distributed to patients at the VA Hospital in Dallas. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

Benefits aplenty for school breakfast

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An old adage, “If you want breakfast in bed, sleep in the kitchen,” is no longer true. Across the nation it is served to children and youth in school classrooms. A national report released Tuesday by the Food Research and Action Center places Texas fifth among the states in school breakfast participation. FRAC’s measures state […]

EISD draws choice of architects

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Mark Warde [email protected] Ennis Independent School District board members voted on Tuesday in favor of East Texas based architecture firm, Goodwin-Lasiter-Strong, to design the new agriculture facilities project at Ennis High School. The company began in 1983 with a staff of four in Lufkin, including Philip Goodwin and Larry Lasiter, now has over 60 employees […]

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