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McCabe wins Unity’s Lovie Boyd Award

Submitted photo / Ennis Independent School District Interim Superintendent James Sanders, left, and Unity in the Community Director Charlotte Watson, center, present Travis Elementary School Principal Ryan McCabe, right, the  2014 Lovie Boyd Community Service Award.

Ryan McCabe, principal of Travis Elementary School, earned this year’s Lovie Boyd Community Service Award.

EISD gets clean audit

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The Ennis ISD Board of Trustees received a clean bill of financial health from its auditors on Tuesday night during their monthly meeting.

Chamber: T-shirt sales not connected to EHS

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The Ennis Chamber of Commerce is warning local businesses about a solicitor reportedly claiming to be affiliated with Ennis High School.

Board confirms Chapman as super

John Chapman, new Ennis ISD superintendent, has been meeting with administrators since arriving in the district.

The Ennis ISD Board of Trustees approved the contract for incoming Superintendent John Chapman in a quick session Monday night before adjourning to a public reception held in his honor at the Ennis National Bank Event Center.

EISD plans super welcome

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The Ennis ISD School Board plans to welcome the district’s new superintendent at a public reception scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Ennis National Bank Event Center.

Theater students produce medley program

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Students in Ennis High School’s theater program are putting on a medley of Christmas vignettes for this year’s Coffee House fundraiser.

District boosts United Way

Submitted photo / Ennis ISD raised $32,313.75 for their contribution to this year’s Greater Ennis United Way campaign. Pictured are EHS Principal David Averett, EISD Director of Communications Henry Martinez, Julie Casas, United Way Executive Director Eliza Fulton, Dr. Bill Kinsey, Jack Lummus Intermediate Principal Lori Redning, and Michelle Beard.

Ennis ISD completed its annual United Way campaign on Thursday, passing last year’s donation record and delivering much needed help to the campaign.

Lions are hungry for some Bearcat

Photo by Dave A. Vance / The undefeated Ennis Lions have been preparing for a big-time showdown with the undefeated Aledo Bearcats on Saturday in Midlothian.

The Ennis Lions (14-0, 7-0, 15-4A) and Aledo Bearcats (14-0, 7-0, 7-4A) are set to go head-to-head Saturday afternoon in the Class 4A Division II semi-final round of the playoffs. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Midlothian Stadium.

Backpack program need rises

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Local charity organizer and Ennis Economic Development Coordinator Marty Nelson says the Lion Cubs food backpack program needs some help getting through the holiday season.

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


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


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.

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