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Chapman: vision, leadership propels EISD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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 […]

Choral students shine at UIL event

Mark Warde [email protected] A pair of freshmen, Remy Ort and Moises Ochoa, earned top medals to lead a host of singers during a weekend competition hosted by the University Interscholastic League in Dallas. Thirteen students, described as proud members of the Ennis High School choral department, participated in the UIL solo and ensemble event. The […]

Slovacek, EJH choir students work on tunes

Asking a teacher for an autograph is not considered a good idea, unless he is an aspiring singer who is coming to work with music students at Ennis Junior High. Tuesday, Feb. 9, a home-grown country singer, Mat Slovacek, will be working with the EJH choir, according to principal Wade Bishop. See the report in […]

EISD to choose Ag building architect

Among the agenda items slated for the EISD school board meeting on Tuesday night is a dialogue concerning which architect will be chosen for the Agriculture Facilities project. Superintendent, Dr. John Chapman III will address the findings and likely announce the firm who will oversee the creation of drawings of what could be a new […]

Taking his talents to Whataburger University

Mark Warde [email protected] An innocent, creative idea for fun on National Signing Day has gone viral for a few Ennis underclassmen. Wednesday, Feb. 3, is known across the country for scores of high school athletes who sign National Letters of Intent binding them to colleges who have offered scholarships. Plenty of fanfare and drama goes […]

Engineer explains profession to Palmer students

  Nikole Wadddle Contributor Ms. Elizabeth Borstad, Corsicana’s city engineer, visited Palmer High School’s algebra students last week. She gave students a brief overview of the profession, including the various types of engineers and for what they are responsible, the education involved, as well as an explanation of various types of support staff associated with […]

Book shopping at Sam Houston Elementary

Students from Mrs. Stapleton’s first grade class at Sam Houston get to go “book shopping” every Friday afternoon. Sam Houston is equipped with an “I-pick” library that has a wide variety of reading levels. The students are able to choose books that are at their independent reading level to keep in their own personal book […]

Palmer band member is all-region

John Mabry, a freshman tuba player in the Palmer High School Bulldog Band, has made the All-Region Band for 2016. “John is clearly on his way to a good chance at going to state before he graduates,” Palmer band director Jeremy McKissack said of Mabry. “This kid loves music and is already beginning to compose […]

EISD board nominating period begins

EDN Staff Report [email protected] Individuals interested in serving on the Ennis Independent School District Board of Trustees will be able to file an application for a place on the general election ballot starting Wednesday Seat 6 and Seat 7 on the board will be on the May 7 election ballot. The seats are currently held […]

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