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North Lamar Students Return with a BASH

North Lamar Students Return with a BASH

North Lamar Independent School District is holding a Meet the Teacher and Back to School Bash this week for elementary students. Bailey Intermediate, Everett Elementary and Higgins Elementary will hold their family events on Wednesday, August 20 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at their campuses. Aaron...

08/13/2014 by eParisExtra

NLHS Holds Panthers FIRST Freshmen Camp

NLHS Holds Panthers FIRST Freshmen Camp

Panther FIRST (Freshmen Individually Responsible for their Success Today) participants will explore North Lamar High School with tours given by high school administrators and upperclassmen volunteers North Lamar High School’s Panthers F.I.R.S.T. (Freshman Individually Responsible for their...

08/09/2014 by eParisExtra

North Lamar ISD Calendar for August

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...

07/31/2014 by eParisExtra

NL School Board Member Dave Osborne to Resign

NL School Board Member Dave Osborne to Resign

Dave 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...

07/30/2014 by eParisExtra

North Lamar ISD Hires New Superintendent

North Lamar ISD Hires New Superintendent

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...

07/29/2014 by eParisExtra

North Lamar ISD Names New Superintendent

North Lamar ISD Names New Superintendent

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...

07/09/2014 by eParisExtra

North Lamar Chancellor Signs with East Central University

North Lamar Chancellor Signs with East Central University

North 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...

07/02/2014 by eParisExtra

2014 NLEF Scholarship Recipients

 2014 NLEF Scholarship Recipients

Sixty-six North Lamar graduates were awarded scholarships from the North Lamar Education Foundation (NLEF) totaling $46,250. Scholarship range from $500 to $2,000 and may be used at junior colleges, colleges, universities, and vocational and technical schools.  The 2014 recipients are: Kelsie...

06/18/2014 by eParisExtra

North Lamar Closer to Choosing a New Superintendent

North Lamar Closer to Choosing a New Superintendent

James A. Dawson Last night the NL School Board narrowed the search for a new superintendent, to replacing retiring superintendent James Dawson, down to three candidates. Over the next three days, the board will meet with the final candidates and their spouses. On June 23rd the board will choose...

06/17/2014 by eParisExtra

NLHS Receives State 3A UIL Academic Trophy

NLHS Receives State 3A UIL Academic Trophy

Members and coaches of North Lamar High School’s Academic Team came together after the last day of school for the presentation of the State UIL trophy. Those able to attend, beginning first row left, are coach Dennis Hodgkiss, Principal Clint Hildreth, coach Cheryl LaRue, Maddi Jolley, and...

06/16/2014 by eParisExtra

Everett Elementary AR Readers Rewarded with Bikes

Everett Elementary AR Readers Rewarded with Bikes

Everett Principal Carey Malone and Librarian Lynnette Johnson stand with Everett 2nd grade AR bicycle winners Mason Kelley and Zoey Figueroa. New bicycles donated by Pierson and Fendley Insurance were given to AR readers from a drawing of top readers in the second and third grades at Everett...

06/10/2014 by eParisExtra

Stone Middle School Choir Display Spring Trophies

Stone Middle School Choir Display Spring Trophies

Class representatives from the Stone Middle School choirs display the trophies won in the spring competitions. Beginning front row left are Kallyn Burchinal, Seth Carter, and Julia Dyck. In back are Caleb Ashley, Skylar Coursey, Bailee Dawes, and Jerron Newberry. The Stone Middle School Choir...

06/09/2014 by eParisExtra

Parker Million Word Readers Recognized

Parker Million Word Readers Recognized

Aaron Parker Elementary students who read a million words or more this year were recently recognized by Principal Tammie Bates.  The book-lovers were treated to a special luncheon in the library and received T-shirts for reaching this accomplishment.  Wearing their new blue shirts on the...

06/07/2014 by eParisExtra

School Playground Equipment Donated in David Buster’s Memory

School Playground Equipment Donated in David Buster’s Memory

New playground equipment arrived this spring at Higgins Elementary from friends who made the donation in memory of David Buster.  It was David Buster’s love for children that spurred the generous group to contribute a jungle gym and swing set in his memory.            Seated on...

06/07/2014 by eParisExtra

Parker Student Talent Show Winners

Parker Student Talent Show Winners

Parker Talent Show winners from left are Dakota Wharton, Mackenna Miller, Nathaniel Spinks, Zoey Williams, Madison Gee and Courtney Gee Aaron Parker Elementary recently held a student talent show and named the top three winners.  First place winner was Nathaniel Spinks with a dance from...

06/06/2014 by eParisExtra

Community says farewell to Dawson

Community says farewell to Dawson

Hundreds lined up outside the North Lamar athletic facility on Wednesday to say farewell to the man whose name is on the building: Superintendent James A. Dawson. Dawson remained low key about the turnout even as he offered handshakes and hugs for the stream of people coming to say good-bye and...

06/05/2014 by Jeff Parish

Retirement Celebration for NL's James Dawson

Retirement Celebration for NL's James Dawson

James A. Dawson Retiring North Lamar ISD Superintendent, James A. Dawson, will be honored for his longtime service on Wednesday, June 4th with a public reception.  The celebration will be from 3-5pm at the James A. Dawson Athletic Facility, located at 3201 Lewis Lane. Dawson joined the NL...

06/03/2014 by eParisExtra

North Lamar Makes Academic Mark at State UIL

North Lamar Makes Academic Mark at State UIL

Ryan Conner North Lamar Senior Ryan Conner successfully defended his state championship in UIL Informative Speaking, earning first place for the second straight year at the University Interscholastic League State Academic Meet hosted on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. ...

05/30/2014 by eParisExtra

ATPE Awards Scholarships at NLHS

ATPE Awards Scholarships at NLHS

North Lamar ATPE president Alison Hayter (center) awards NLHS seniors Miranda McNabb (left) and Tori Sullivan (right) the 2014 Steve Bybee/Lee Ochoa ATPE Scholarships.  McNabb will be attending year of Paris Junior College before completing her plans of Speech Therapy in Denton at Texas...

05/27/2014 by eParisExtra

Local business awards scholarships to six local graduates

Local business awards scholarships to six local graduates

Scholarships have been awarded to six Lamar County high school graduates by local company, LMS Restoration. Students were considered for the award based on extracurricular involvement, future plans and grade performance. Sara Mann, Madeleine Hatley, and Meghan Gillean from Paris ISD; Sierra...

05/24/2014 by Josh Allen