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North Lamar falls short in first game of the season

North Lamar falls short in first game of the season

Friday night’s game between North Lamar and Idabel had the opening that any coach could want in a football game. The ending, however, was not as desirable as the Panthers fell to the Warriors 43-27 on the road. (Photo by Mandy Routon) Javon Franklin with a run for NL. North Lamar, under new...

08/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar lowers tax rate for new fiscal year

North Lamar lowers tax rate for new fiscal year

At this weeks North Lamar School Board meeting the board of trustees voted to lower the 2016-17 tax rate. The new tax rate is $1.1025 per $100 assessed property value, down from $1.1075 in the 2015-16 year.  “Due to the increase in the appraisal values from the Lamar County Appraisal...

08/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
New faces leading students at North Lamar

New faces leading students at North Lamar

Now that the first week of school is reaching the weekend, teachers across the district at North Lamar have welcomed their students and shared their classroom expectations for the 2016-2017 school year. Both elementary and secondary levels at North Lamar ISD have new additions to the teaching...

08/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
Ladycats Move to 8-7 with Win

Ladycats Move to 8-7 with Win

The Paris Ladycats varsity volleyball team climbed above the .500 mark for the first time this season with a 3-game sweep at Leonard on Tuesday, 25-10, 25-9, 25-17. Junior setter Deagan Dingman collected 23 assists, and junior libero Katy Hall managed 25 digs.  Junior Zanesha Dangerfield had 7...

08/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
Pantherettes dominate Texas High in Home Opener

Pantherettes dominate Texas High in Home Opener

The North Lamar Pantherettes did to Texas High what they have done for most of the season: dominate. The Pantherettes defeated Texas High 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-8) to run their overall record to 9-1 on the season. Bailey Foy and Bailee Nickerson each had nine kills to lead the team. Foy also...

08/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
Learning Life Lessons on First Day of School

Learning Life Lessons on First Day of School

North Lamar High School junior, Payton Gurley, tries to slide into a balloon pit, completely immersing himself, without knocking any of the balloons out of the pit.  This was a first day of school activity in Dennis Hodgkiss’ AP U.S. History class designed to demonstrate that every action...

08/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
Shining North Lamar Student Joins Outstanding 4th-8th Graders to Participate in 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy Camps

Shining North Lamar Student Joins Outstanding 4th-8th Graders to Participate in 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy Camps

One thousand one hundred forty-four outstanding 4th-8th graders participated in Education in Action’s summer 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps. Among them was Drew McNeal, son of Johnna and James McNeal and a 6th grade student at Stone Middle School, who attended the Dallas/Fort Worth...

08/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar County teachers start the school year off right thanks to Everett Toyota

Lamar County teachers start the school year off right thanks to Everett Toyota

Each year as August rolls around, parents and kids rush around to buy new school clothing, back to school supplies, pick up schedules and anticipate today; the first day of school. Teachers also rush to make sure they are prepared for the first day of class with new room decor, extra supplies...

08/22/2016 by eparisextra.com
Back-to-North Lamar school bash readies students for the 2016-2017 school year

Back-to-North Lamar school bash readies students for the 2016-2017 school year

Everett Elementary second grade teacher, Taylor Bland, welcomes students and parents during Meet the Teacher Back-to-School Bash. The North Lamar Independent School District elementary campuses each held their own event Thursday evening so students could drop off school supplies, meet their new...

08/20/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar ISD Recognized with Top Honors at FBLA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta

North Lamar ISD Recognized with Top Honors at FBLA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta

Brock Garrison, third from left, and Melody Shannon, fourth from left, a senior and junior respectively from North Lamar High School, are recognized for their 8th place win at the FBLA National Leadership Conference. Atlanta, Georgia – More than 12,500 of America’s best and brightest...

08/17/2016 by eparisextra.com
Dealing with bullying - Helping bullied kids and teens this school year

Dealing with bullying - Helping bullied kids and teens this school year

Unless you’ve directly experienced bullying, you may not realize just how devastating it can be, especially to a child or teenager.  As well as being deeply hurtful, bullying can leave anyone feeling frightened, angry, depressed, and totally undermined.  But bullying should never be...

08/15/2016 by eparisextra.com
Back to school transportation safety

Back to school transportation safety

With the start of a new school year fast approaching, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reminds all drivers, students and parents to put safety first in school zones and near bus stops. Students travel to school by a variety of means: school bus (the safest means of...

08/14/2016 by eparisextra.com
Pay raise for NLISD substitute teachers tabled

Pay raise for NLISD substitute teachers tabled

The North Lamar Board of Trustees tabled the recommendation of raising the pay for substitute teachers by Superintendent John McCullough at its Tuesday regular board meeting. McCullough presented the board with information that the district was on the low side in paying its subs.  The board...

08/10/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar board to meet tonight - discussion of pay raises

North Lamar board to meet tonight - discussion of pay raises

The North Lamar Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet tonight at 6 p.m. in the James Dawson Athletic Facility to discuss an increase in pay for substitute teachers. Also on the agenda: Publication of Notice for a Public Meeting to Discuss 2016-2017 Tax Rate Further bond...

08/09/2016 by eparisextra.com
United Way of Lamar County hosting community wide school shoe drive

United Way of Lamar County hosting community wide school shoe drive

The United Way of Lamar County is collecting new (or like new) athletic shoes and sneakers to be given to local children in need. Shoes are the most frequently requested item from local school counselors who work with UWLC, and shoes are needed throughout the school year.  Over 7200 children...

08/04/2016 by eparisextra.com
May 2017 possible new election date for NLISD Bond

May 2017 possible new election date for NLISD Bond

After last week’s town hall meetings and survey’s from residents in the North Lamar Independent School District the board of trustees met on Monday and after reviewing all of the data will move forward with another school bond election. Though an exact date has not been decided,...

07/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
NLISD welcomes new volleyball coach - Ken Sims

NLISD welcomes new volleyball coach - Ken Sims

North Lamar Independent School District welcomes Coach Ken Sims to the district. Sims has spent 15 years coaching volleyball, and in those 15 years his varsity teams have a record of about 310 wins and 170 losses.  Coach Sims has coached at Avery (A), Clarksville (AA), Kaufman (AAA),...

07/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
NLISD Board to hold special meeting after town hall forums

NLISD Board to hold special meeting after town hall forums

After this week’s town hall meeting and community feedback, the North Lamar Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting tomorrow, July 25, 2016. On the agenda is the public’s feedback on the survey’s taken at the town hall meetings as well as results presentation from WRA...

07/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
USDA announces additional efforts to make school environments healthier

USDA announces additional efforts to make school environments healthier

The Obama Administration is announcing four final rules that implement important provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) building on the progress schools across the country have already made in the improved nutritional quality of meals served in schools.  As a key component of...

07/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar football camp comes to a close - Jackson Hoskins named Camp MVP

North Lamar football camp comes to a close - Jackson Hoskins named Camp MVP

The North Lamar football camp came to a close yesterday and “the campers continue to get better at the schematics of the game”, stated  NL Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Aaron Emeyabbi. “Today’s “LIFE” lesson was on BELIEVE.  The campers are learning that...

07/22/2016 by eparisextra.com