Thursday, July 28, 2016

Welcome to Paris Independent Schools

"Success ~ One By One"

Welcome to our website!
One of our top priorities is active communication with parents and our community.  This website was designed to be a user-friendly communication tool.  We hope you will find the design aesthetically pleasing and the content current and informative. Please access the site often for current news, important announcements, student photos, school forms and class information.  We welcome your feedback!

Elementary Teachers Take to the Streets

 Several PES staff members packed up and pulled their little red wagons around town last week. They went to visit students at several apartment complexes, daycares, and the YMCA and passed out books, popsicles, and toothbrushes.

Board Welcomes Superintendent
New Superintendent, Ken Bicknell was presented with "Paris Pride" gifts after his first Board Meeting. Pictured are board members: Ricky Johnson, Janice Shepherd, Mr. Bicknell, Bruce McDonald, and Sharon Fields.

Back to School Events
Mark your calendars! Open House for Paris Middle and High School will be Monday, August 15th at 6:00, followed by the Big Orange Preview at 7:00! Paris Elementary will host their back to school night on Tuesday, August 16th, from 5:30-7:00.

New Dress Code Approved
On June 30, 2016 the Paris City School Board approved a new student dress code for the 2016-2017 school year! To view the new dress code click here.

Paris Holds Commencement Exercises
  Paris High School held its 119th Commencement Exercises on Thursday, May 26, 2016 graduating 44 seniors. The keynote speaker for the evening was Dr. Megan May, Paris High School Class of 1993.  Dr. May currently serves as an Orthopaedic Surgeon at Texas Children's Hospital and Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine.

Paris Announces New Superintendent

  Please join Paris Schools in welcoming our new Superintendent, Ken Bicknell.  Mr. Bicknell is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education (middle school science and English).  He also has Masters of Arts degrees in School Guidance Counseling and School Administration. He is currently serving as an Educational Recovery Leader for the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE).  Mr. Bicknell is in his twenty- fourth year of education.  Click here to read Mr. Bicknell's complete biography.

Paris High School Announces New Girls' Basketball Coach

  Paris High School is excited to announce the selection of Aaron Speakes as the girls’ basketball coach. Mr. Speakes has served as the Paris girls’ middle school head coach, assistant for Coach Cary Barr, assistant to Coach Terence Brooks, and as an AAU coach for the Central Kentucky Storm. Click here for the complete story.

"Helping Hounds" Volunteer Program is Great Success

With twenty-seven community volunteers making a commitment to Paris Elementary students, the "Helping Hounds" Volunteer Program was a great success.  Please click here to view the newspaper article published in the April 6th edition of The Bourbon County Citizen.

Paris Alum Bill Arnsparger Honored
The family of PHS Alumnus and NFL Coach Bill Arnsparger assembled at Paris High School on Friday, March 25 where they were presented a copy of the Congressional Record Entry submitted by Congressman Andy Barr  honoring Arnsparger's life.  Paris alum Bill Alverson introduced Barr to begin the presentation.  Those in attendance included Paris alumni, Paris administration, members of the PHS Class of '16 and local dignitaries.  Click here for completed coverage of the event published in The Bourbon County Citizen.    

Interested in Hosting Foreign Exchange Students?
Have you ever considered hosting a high school student from another country? Applications are now arriving for the 2016-17 school year for the Educational and Cultural Exchange Program (ECEP)!  Please click on the links posted here for more information.  ECEP Informational Flyer  ECEP Promotion 

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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