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TDA issues warning to EISD, others

Ennis ISD was recently notified by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) of an apparent data breach that occurred within their system due to a malicious ransomware attack. Ennis, along with almost 40 other Texas school district’s may be affected by the breach, according to the TDA. Read the full story and more in your […]

EISD teachers recognized for superior work

Ten teachers were recognized by the Board of Regents of the Ennis Independent School District for superior work during the opening nine-weeks of classes this fall. Superintendent Dr. John Chapman(above, left) introduced the group, individually. Each will have an opportunity to contend for the 2017-18 teacher of the year award. Read the full story and […]

Red Ribbon Week at Carver

Carver students take the drug free pledge with McGruff the Crime Dog.

Red Ribbon Week at Austin Elementary

Austin Elementary students take the drug free pledge with McGruff the Crime Dog.

Red Ribbon week at Dorie Miller Intermediate

Dorie Miller Intermediate students take the drug free pledge with McGruff the Crime Dog.

Ribbon cutting signifies dedication of new practice facility

Ennis ISD officials and other dignitaries officially dedicated Ennis High School’s indoor practice facility during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday. The public was also invited to stay and tour the facility following the dedication. Converting what were two unused gyms into the practice facility began last summer by Hellas Construction. The bidding process for […]

Queen Gonzales lights up field homecoming night

Ennis High School student Jadyn Gonzales was crowned homecoming queen during halftime of Friday night’s game against Jacksonville. She is pictured here with escort Coy Smiley. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Ennis H.S. presents Macbeth, Oct. 5-8

William Shakespeare’s classic, “Macbeth,” will be performed by the Ennis High School theatre department this weekend at the campus auditorium. Directed by Michael Johnson, the Scottish play runs just over two hours in length and has a 15 minute intermission. Nicholas Galetka plays Macbeth and Emily Wartsbaugh is Lady Macbeth and a cast of 15 […]

Uptick of EISD Whooping Cough cases confirmed

Officials with Ennis ISD sent home letters to parents this week that cases of pertussis or “whopping cough” have been detected at several campuses across the district. According to the letter, cases have been reported at Carver ECC, Crockett ECC, Bowie Elementary, Miller Intermediate, and Ennis High School. “With fewer than five confirmed cases within […]

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 […]

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