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 North Lamar Welcomes Students Back to School!

North Lamar Welcomes Students Back to School!

Yellow buses and happy faces were the scene at North Lamar Independent School District Monday morning as students stepped off buses or tumbled out of cars into the 2014-2015 school year.  While some returned to familiar campuses with a new set of teachers, others walked in to new buildings...

08/26/2014 by eParisExtra
Backpacks and Supplies Donated to Everett Elementary

Backpacks and Supplies Donated to Everett Elementary

Backpacks containing school supplies were donated by Heritage House of Paris to students in need at Everett Elementary in the North Lamar Independent School District.  Business Development Specialist Cary Scott, pictured left, brought the brightly colored backpacks to the campus so students...

08/26/2014 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Welcomes New Teachers

North Lamar Welcomes New Teachers

North Lamar ISD welcomed new teachers to the staff for the 2014-15 school year. New Elementary school teachers include: (beginning front row left) are Marcy Tarrant – Bailey ECC, Heather Reaves – Bailey math and science, Dayna Butler – Bailey 4th grade, and Katie Briggle – Parker Head...

08/25/2014 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Outdoor Program Gives Away Trailer

North Lamar Outdoor Program Gives Away Trailer

Kevin Woods, center, won a trailer from Stone Middle School’s Outdoor Education program.  The trailer was donated to the school program by Maxey Trailer Manufacturing.  Pictured with Woods are Outdoor Education instructor, David Pasternak (left) and Charles Jones (right), Chief Sales and...

08/22/2014 by eParisExtra
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

North Lamar High School’s Panthers F.I.R.S.T. (Freshman Individually Responsible for their Success Today) camp will be held on Wednesday, August 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.  “The objective for this camp is to give students tools to be successful in...

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

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...

07/29/2014 by eParisExtra
North Lamar ISD Names New Superintendent

North Lamar ISD Names New Superintendent

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...

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

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 one final...

06/17/2014 by eParisExtra
NLHS Receives State 3A UIL Academic Trophy

NLHS Receives State 3A UIL Academic Trophy

The North Lamar Academic Team recently received the second place 3A UIL State Academic trophy for scoring 81 points at the state tournament. Seventy-four 3A Academic Teams from across Texas competed at the state meet on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin on May 20 and 21.  Only...

06/16/2014 by eParisExtra
Everett Elementary AR Readers Rewarded with Bikes

Everett Elementary AR Readers Rewarded with Bikes

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 Elementary School.  For each 25 points a student accumulated with their AR reading, their name went into a drawing.  A boy and girl from...

06/10/2014 by eParisExtra
Stone Middle School Choir Display Spring Trophies

Stone Middle School Choir Display Spring Trophies

The Stone Middle School Choir ended the semester with various individuals and groups receiving trophies, plaques and certificates from the spring competitions.  The Beginner Choir received a 1st Division rating at Sandy Lake Funfest in Dallas. Members are Corban Adams, Caleb Ashley,...

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

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 Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal.’ Second place was Zoey Williams on the piano. Third place was a tie with sisters Madison...

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