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EPD aims for 0 school-related wrecks

After reporting just one school-related traffic accident in 2016, when vehicle hit a school bus due to driver inattention, Ennis Police Lt. Mike Hopson said he would like to see that number at zero this year. “I like the number zero, it has a better ring to it,” Hopson said. Read the full story and […]

Increased school traffic means we must be more cautious

Folders, highlighters, dividers, uniform shopping – it’s definitely the beginning of the school year. While for some students in Ennis, their biggest concern is finding their way around unfamiliar territory in hallways, cafeterias or at new campuses, others deal with traversing neighborhoods or major streets on their walk or bike ride to school each day. […]

NWLA first day without tears

New Way Leadership Academy began its fourth year of existence on Monday. It was, however, their initial first day at their new downtown facilities.  “It was a good day,” said principal Matilda Williams. “We had returning students, new students and not one a single one cried. Yea! It poured down raining in the morning but […]

EISD touts new student support program

During a recent visit to the Lions Club, Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman touted the school district’s involvement in various programs outside the classroom. One of those programs, Kids Hope USA, is a mentoring program that works exclusively through local churches, teaching them to engage their members in one-to-one relationships with at-risk public elementary school […]

EISD raises lunch prices

Students from preschool through high school will experience a dime rate hike in lunch prices, starting with the new school year. Sodexo, who prepares and serves all meals at Ennis Independent School District campuses, had the price increase approved by the school board. Early Childhood, elementary and intermediate schools, now $2.35, previously charged $2.25 for […]

Ennis fullback charged with shoplifting

Two people were arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of shoplifting from Walmart, one being the starting fullback for the Ennis High School varsity football team. According to police, 17-year-old Kyre Holloway was involved in a scam in which he and a woman, 39-year-old Shenequa Jackson, went through the checkout line but didn’t have all their […]

Ennis Athletic Dept. warns of scam

The Ennis athletic department issued a statement regarding reports of a scam under the name, “Ennis Project Coordinators.” It has targeted local businesses seeking money for t-shirts and towels to be used as give-aways at football games. Assistant athletic director David Kilpatrick stressed to the community that Ennis does not use third-party advertising agencies to […]

GAKAC to serve nearly 25% of students

Nearly a quarter of EISD’s 6,000 students will benefit from the ninth annual Give A Kid A Chance event that is set to take place from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Ennis High School on Aug. 12. Just about that many, 1,200, will volunteer to serve the needs of those who enter the front […]

Local private school grand re-opening Aug. 3

New Way Leadership Academy, which was founded in 2013, is nearing the start of their fourth school year. They will host a grand re-opening on Thursday, Aug. 3. Sponsored by the Ennis Chamber of Commerce, it will take place at 10 a.m. at the school’s new location, 104 NE Main St., just east of the […]

Ennis choir lauded by State Rep. John Wray

State Representative John Wray recently honored the Ennis High School Choral Department for their accomplishments during the past school year. Wray, who hails from District 10 and Waxahachie, sent a letter to Lauren Trojacek, who directs the EHS choir. It opened with congratulatory words about last year, and then said, “your program continues to play […]

Waxahachie school board approves raises

The Waxahachie ISD school board approved $1,000 pay increases for all district teachers, auxiliary staff and administrators this week, a move Waxahachie ISD Superintendent Jeremy Glenn said would keep its educators “near the top in Ellis County.” Previously, first year teachers coming into Waxahachie ISD could expect compensation amounting to $44,500 for 10 months, with […]

EISD expands post high school prep

Ennis Independent School District has announced several directives open for high school students for the 2017-2018 school year. Hanging their hat on preparing their 1,600 students for post-graduation, the district has launched Career Academy. Pupils in grades 9-12 can enter a dual credit program, advanced placement, the Career and Tech Ed program and the Ag […]

Chapman named ‘Superintendent of the Year’

EISD Superintendent John Chapman has been named the Superintendent of the Year in Region 10 according to a video announcement posted on the Region 10 Education Service Center on Facebook. The presentation was made by Dr. Gordon Taylor, executive directorfor the organization. Find this story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. […]

Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the week, Maile Deutsch Find this story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

EHS Band performs well at state competition

Miles of marching continually leads the Ennis High School band to a well-deserved elite status in Texas. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

EHS Principal extinguishes small school fire

Principal David Averett heard the fire alarm and acted promptly, clearing the building of staff while heading to the scene of the reported blaze. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

Willingham steps down as Lions OC

Jake Wilingham has stepped down as offensive coordinator for the varsity football team at Ennis High School. Find this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

Ennis teen Killed in Sunday Accident

A memorial was set up at the site where 17-year old AJ Mendez lost his life Sunday morning. Find this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

A Hearty Distinction

EISD was officially recognized by Cook Children’s Heart Center as a Project ADAM, Texas Heart Safe school district. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

Harrell hired at SAGU

Former Ennis High School football coach Sam Harrell is the new Offensive Coordinator at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

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