North Lamar ISD Calendar for August

School starts August 25th, and back-to-school activities begin during the month of August at NL ISD.

Mon 4 – 15

  • 8:00a – 12:00p Panther Prep – School ready program for select incoming 1st – 5th graders.

Mon 4

  • Stone Honor Band Rehearsals begin -
  • 7:30a NLHS Cross Country workouts @ track begins -
  • 8:00a NL Volleyball Season Begins -
  • 6:00p First Day of Fall Football Practice @ NL athletic complex -

Tue 5

  • NLHS Senior Portraits with Lifetouch – cafeteria -

Wed 6

  • NLHS Senior Portraits with Lifetouch – cafeteria -

Fri 8

  • 7:45a NLHS Marching Band Pictures with Lifetouch – gym -

Mon 11

  • 6:00p Board Meeting – Adm. Office -

Wed 13

  • 8:30a – 1:00p NLHS PANTHERS FIRST Freshman Orientation -

Thu 14

  • NLHS Football Team Pictures with Lifetouch in the fieldhouse -
  • 8:30a – 3:45p New Teacher Orientation -

Fri 15

  • NL Panther Football Scrimmage @ Prairiland -

Mon 18

  • NL Staff Pictures -
  • 8:00a – 3:45p Staff Development @ NLHS -

Tue 19

  • 8:00a – 3:45p Staff Development -
  • 4:30p – 5:30p Parker Kindergarten Parent Meeting/Meet the Teacher -

Wed 20

  • 9:00a – 3:45p Staff Development -
  • 4:00p – 5:30p Bailey Back-to-School Bash -
  • 4:00p – 5:30p Higgins Back-to-School Bash -
  • 4:00p – 5:30p Everett Back-to-School Bash -
  • Aug. 20 – 8:30 a.m. – NLISD CDL physicals at the bus barn


Thu 21

  • 8:00a – 3:30p Staff Development -
  • 3:45p – 5:15p Stone Schedule Pick Up and Meet the Teacher -
  • 4:30p – 6:00p Parker Back-to-School Bash -

Fri 22

  • NL Panther Football Scrimmage Daingerfield @ NL -
  • 8:00a – 3:45p Teacher Workday -
  • 9:00a Substitute Teacher Orientation in Bailey Music Rm. -

Mon 25

  • 1st Day of School

Fri 29

  • 7:30a NL Panther Football vs. Commerce @ NL

NL School Board Member Dave Osborne to Resign

North LamarDave Osborne, North Lamar ISD School Board Trustee for the past ten years, turned in his resignation letter on Monday morning, July 28th during a special session.

The school board met in a special meeting on Monday morning and agreed to accept applications for the trustee position.

The school board will vote to accept his resignation at the regularly scheduled meeting on August 11th. Applications will be accepted for a ten day period following that meeting.

School Board President Paul Drake said, “He was a tremendous board member, his insight is going to be missed, what else do you say, he will be greatly missed.”

On July 28th, the NL ISD Board of Trustees also voted to hire new superintendent John McCullough.

North Lamar ISD Hires New Superintendent

John McCullough

John McCullough

During Monday night’s board meeting, the North Lamar ISD board of trustees voted unanimously to hire John McCullough as the new superintendent.

John McCullough was the superintendent at Sulphur Bluff ISD for the past two years and will be replacing longtime NLISD Superintendent James Dawson.

North Lamar ISD Names New Superintendent

John McCullough

John McCullough

Yesterday, July 8th, the NL ISD School Board approved John McCullough, current superintendent of Sulphur Bluff ISD, as the lone finalist to become North Lamar’s new superintendent.

Mr. McCullough has been at Sulphur Bluff ISD for two years and would be replacing James Dawson, who served as NL Superintendent for 26 years.  Currently, Assistant Superintendent Shelly McDowell is acting as interim superintendent.

Paul Jones, Paris ISD superintendent stated, “I have known John McCullough both personally and professionally for many years. He is both an experienced superintendent and a quality person. We were superintendents of neighboring school districts in Hopkins county and worked cooperatively sharing many services which benefited students of both school districts. We not only co-oped special services between our pervious districts–we were one of the few schools districts in the state of Texas that shared a business office. I look forward to his move to Lamar county.”

The North Lamar ISD School Board will have a vote to hire him in 21 days.



North Lamar Chancellor Signs with East Central University

Lexie Chancellor signingNorth Lamar High School 2014 graduate Lexie Chancellor, seated left, will play basketball for the East Central University Lady Tigers.

The First Team All-District and All-Red River Valley Player will report to her new team in Ada, Oklahoma, in the fall.

Seated with her is her mother, Gina Prestridge.  Standing from left is NLHS Head Basketball Coach Chris Arledge and NL Superintendent James A. Dawson.  Not pictured is her father, Chad Chancellor.