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Junior high’s decorated door needs your votes

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Ms. Fincher’s fourth period photography class at Ennis Junior High School had its Red Ribbon Week door accepted as an entry in a national contest. The National Family Partnership said the decorated door is part of the Red Ribbon Campaign contest. People can now go to redribbon.org/vote to cast a ballot for the decorated door. […]

EHS Ag Mechanics team wins at State Fair

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Ennis High School Agricultural Mechanics team competed on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the State Fair of Texas. The group had a very rewarding day, earning two class wins, one division win, and a group showmanship honor. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the […]

Texas schools to count minutes, not days

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] Texas students may no longer be counting down the days until summer. A new state law has changed the Texas Education Code’s definition of a school year from 180 days to 75,600 minutes of instruction. One day is defined as 420 minutes. “The rationale was to give districts more flexibility for making […]

Every time that flag’s unfurled: The story behind the Ennis football black flag

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Mark Warde [email protected] Inspiration can spring from a myriad of sources. During a speech to the football team by longtime Ennis assistant coach Steve Marrow, an idea was fostered in the heart of one of those players. It led to the creation of the black flag that leads the team onto the gridiron on Fridays. […]

Building Clocks

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Construction of Clocks is happening at Travis Elementary in Ennis. Mrs. Edwards’ first grade class is learning the parts of a clock and telling time to the hour. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Building Readers

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Mrs. Acosta’s first grade students at Sam Houston Elementary love Daily 5 and have really built up their stamina. They are shown here working hard on Read to Self and Read to Someone. Students pictured from left to right: Miguel Campos, Matthew Williams, Gael Alvarado and Osten Herrera. See the report in the Ennis Daily […]

Two place at State Fair

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Chase Schlottman (10th grader at Ennis High School) and Jayden Phillips (sixth grader at Lummus Intermediate School) represented EISD in the Texas State Fair Commercial Breeding Gilt Show and both did very well last week. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Recycling Program at Bowie

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Bowie Elementary in Ennis has a recycling program for paper. Every Thursday at 2:15 p.m., the Paper Retrievers, who are selected third grade students, collect the paper boxes from each classroom. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Morning Crew on the Job

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The Bowie Morning Crew is on the job, helping with morning announcements transmitted live to the classrooms, at Bowie Elementary School in Ennis.

First 2015-16 meeting at Miller

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The PTO at Dorie Miller Intermediate School held its first meeting of the school year last Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Miller cafeteria. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

High Five Friday at Lummus

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Another great “High Five Friday” was brought to Jack Lummus Intermediate School, this time by the Ennis varsity tennis team. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Lions & Lummus Love Affair

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Ennis Lions Varsity football players and coaches surprised the students and faculty at Lummus Intermediate School this morning by forming a victory tunnel for the students to pass through as they entered the school. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of […]

Boys & Girls Club expansion has people excited

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Recognized throughout the world for helping young people, the Boys & Girls Club is a program with a recognizable name and is often associated with good feelings. It’s no different here in Ennis, where the local Boys & Girls Club is recognized as a useful resource for students and parents alike. See the report in […]

EISD to host statewide archery tournament

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Ennis is poised for a coveted distinction this school year when in February the district will host the state’s IBO 3D archery tournament. “This is a competition that students must participate in if they intend to shoot in the National IBO 3D tournament,” clarified Lanna McCabe, archery coach for the last 8 years. “This is […]

Ennis Schools Remember 9/11

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Austin Elementary School was one of several in Ennis to hold 9/11 remembrance events on Friday. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

EHS students show cattle

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Lane Schlottman and his Santa Gertrudis Heifer showed at The Cooler Classic Jackpot Show in Waxahachie this past weekend. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Ennis rallies from 21-0 deficit, tops No. 6 Wolves, 33-28

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It didn’t take long for the 2015 edition of Ennis Lions football to realize, this is not last year. The defending state champions were in a three touchdown deficit just 10 minutes into the game. What transpired the rest of the way could indicate this year might have its own share of magic. Tre Elliott […]

Board members sign chair

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All of the Ennis ISD board members signed a chair at their meeting on Aug. 25. Superintendent Dr. John Chapman explained the chair symbolizes a commitment that any student sitting in that chair will receive an education – that it doesn’t matter who it is, every student deserves your best.

Trustees adopt new EISD budget

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Members of the board of trustees adopted a balanced budget proposal by the Ennis Independent School District. General fund expenditures were planned to increase by approximately 6 percent over last year. That represents a three percent increase in property values and another three percent coming in enrollment growth. The latter, the district’s average daily attendance […]

Palmer’s Adam Pennings revives one-room schoolhouse

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Some people go down in history. Adam Pennings, however, can travel back in time before telephones and then return the same day in time to play World of Warcraft with people around the globe. The 15-year old from Palmer is one of 30 to 40 area young people who are fulfilling a pivotal role at […]

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