Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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Paris Independent Schools to Celebrate 150 Years
  Paris Independent Schools has a long tradition of educating children in Paris and Bourbon County.  Beginning in 1798 as the Bourbon Academy, and changing its name to Paris City Schools in 1865, this academic institution has established itself as a part of community history.  The year 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the Paris School District.  A celebration of events is being planned for September including an exhibit at Hopewell Museum.  The district is interested in collecting any historical information, documents, photos or items that could be a part of the display.  Please contact the Paris Board of Education, 987-2160, or Hopewell Museum, 987-7274, for further information.

Alumni Association Holds Banquet to Honor Class of 2015

  The Paris Alumni Association, one of the oldest, continuous alumni associations in the state of Kentucky, held its annual spring banquet where classmates reconnect and graduating seniors are honored, on May 9, 2015. The 2015 Kirkpatrick Cup, a loyal alumnus award given each year to an outstanding alumnus in the name of Dr. Kirkpatrick who was Superintendent of Paris Schools from 1918 to1953, was awarded to Robert Clay Sturgeon, Class of 1969.  Presenting the award is the 2014 recipient, Jennifer Allen (Class of 1988).  (View a list of all Kirkpatrick Cup Recipients from 1936 to present).

Paris High School Holds 118th Commencement Exercises
  Congratulations to the 118th graduating class of Paris High School. Commencement exercises were held Friday, May 29, 2015 in Earl E. Redwine Gymnasium.  Mr. Ernie Trosper, former PHS Principal, was the guest speaker.

2015 Ladyhound Softball Team Rewrites the Record Books

This year's softball team has done what no other team has done at Paris in fast pitch history: they defeated Bourbon County ending an 88 game losing streak to district competitors, 32 of which were to Bourbon County.  In addition, the team has placed third in two different tournaments, won the Bluegrass Conference Tournament for the first time since the Ladyhounds became a participant, scored more runs than any other Paris softball team in a single season, saw a five game winning streak, broke the school record for the most number of wins in a single season, hit the most triples in a single game (6), and had a pitcher throw a perfect game.  The ladies look to end the regular season 4-0 for the week of May 11th before heading into district competition versus George Rogers Clark on Wednesday, May 20th at 5:30 in Montgomery County.

High Expectations for Students

Paris Independent Schools has a long history of providing an excellent education for the children of Paris. Our goal is for all students to graduate with a strong foundation in education as well as life-long appreciation of learning. All Paris schools meet the accreditation requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Paris High School has been accredited since 1915. All teachers have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited program as required by state law. The majority of our staff have master degrees or above.

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            310 W. 7th St.
            Paris, KY 40361
            Phone: 859-987-2160
            Fax: 859-987-6749



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