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Retirement Celebration for NL's James Dawson

Retirement Celebration for NL's James 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 School District in...

06/03/2014 by eParisExtra

North Lamar Makes Academic Mark at State UIL

North Lamar Makes Academic Mark at State UIL

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.  Competing...

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

Pantherette Basketball Academy

 Pantherette Basketball Academy

This summer there will be a multi-week girls basketball camp at North Lamar. The Pantherette Basketball Academy will be June 16-20, June 23-27 and July 30-Aug 2 from 9am-11am. The camp is for girls entering third through ninth grade in the 2014-2015 year. The cost is $60 per plyaer and includes...

05/24/2014 by eParisExtra

NLISD Awarded Loss Prevention Grant

NLISD Awarded Loss Prevention Grant

North Lamar ISD has been awarded a loss prevention grant of $1000 from the TASB Risk Management Fund. these grants help implement loss prevention and safety initiatives that reduce the potential for property losses and on-the-job injuries, improve emergency management operations and raise...

05/22/2014 by eParisExtra

NLHS theater department, flamingoes join forces for fundraiser

NLHS theater department, flamingoes join forces for fundraiser

In an unusual sight for Lamar County, flocks of pink flamingoes are showing up at homes around the area and making quite a theatrical display. The plastic birds are part of a fundraiser for the North Lamar High School theater department through the end of the school year. “You have to pay $15...

05/20/2014 by Jeff Parish

NLHS Artists Place at Paris Art Fair

NLHS Artists Place at Paris Art Fair

Several North Lamar High School students recently competed in the Paris Art Fair and won ribbons. Those awarded ribbons are pictured: first row, Bailey Jones, second place printmaking; Bea Perez, second photography; Melissa Williams, third sculpture; Shalen Haney, first printmaking and...

05/13/2014 by eParisExtra

Parker G.T. Students Present Projects

Parker G.T. Students Present Projects

Aaron Parker first graders G. T. students, Ty Shannon (left) and Autumn Gantt (right), presented animal research papers and habitat projects to parents and family members.  Both shared fun facts about wild animals they found while reading books and searching the internet.  Ty’s project...

05/11/2014 by eParisExtra

Cake Decorating for Mother’s Day at Aaron Parker

Cake Decorating for Mother’s Day at Aaron Parker

Aaron Parker Elementary along with other schools in the county participated in Brookshire’s cake decorating community activity in preparation of Mother’s Day.  Students who choose to do so paid $5.00 to decorate a cake for their mother.  Brookshire volunteers were available to help by...

05/10/2014 by eParisExtra

Parker Principal for the Day

Parker Principal for the Day

North Lamar third grader, Hannah Jackson (right), switched roles when she became Principal for the Day at Aaron Parker Elementary.  In a silent auction to raise money for her school, Hannah’s parents won top bid with the popular fundraising item at Parker’s Annual Spring Fling.  Some...

05/09/2014 by eParisExtra

Smallwood and Walter Named NLISD Teachers of the Year

Smallwood and Walter Named NLISD Teachers of the Year

North Lamar Independent School District held a banquet Monday night to honor employees who have served the school district and who have made a difference to students and co-workers throughout the year.            Superintendent James A. Dawson recognized employee for their years of...

05/06/2014 by eParisExtra

Studies of France Enlighten G. T. Students

Studies of France Enlighten G. T. Students

The Gifted and Talented classes at Aaron Parker Elementary presented their research projects on France to peers, teachers, and parents after studying and researching the history and products of the country.           The second, third, fourth, and fifth graders who presented,...

05/03/2014 by eParisExtra

Paris City Council honors NL saxophonist Connor Johnson

Paris City Council honors NL saxophonist Connor Johnson

The Paris City Council recognized the accomplishments of North Lamar High School senior Conner Johnson during its meeting on Monday. Earlier this year, Johnson earned first chair on the tenor saxophone when he competed against all others from the state of Texas in class 4A.  The Council...

04/30/2014 by Charles Richards

Officers Elected for 2014-2015 NLHS Beta Club

Officers Elected for 2014-2015 NLHS Beta Club

New officers were elected for the 2014-2015 North Lamar High School Beta Club. Those who will lead the student organization, beginning front row left, are Reily Preston, Erin Boaz, Cierra Williams, and Alondra Palomares; second row, Micah Booker, Ryan Riley, and Patti Haley (sponsor), and back...

04/29/2014 by eParisExtra

NLHS Football Lends a Hand for Others

NLHS Football Lends a Hand for Others

Members and coaches of the North Lamar Panthers spent a Saturday morning putting their energy into painting a house for someone in need. The project was one of the Paris/Lamar County Habitat for Humanity A Brush with Kindness to Keep Paris Beautiful. ...

04/29/2014 by eParisExtra

NL Students Release Balloons at Children's Advocacy Center

NL Students Release Balloons at Children's Advocacy Center

The Child Advocacy Center invited Cheryl Vanderburg’s class from Higgins Elementary to help promote hope, healing and justice for child victims of crime in Lamar and Red River Counties by participating in the Hope Floats balloon release.  The first graders joined professionals and community...

04/28/2014 by eParisExtra

May and June Calendar for North Lamar ISD

May and June Calendar for North Lamar ISD

MAY 2014 Thu 1 NL UIL Regional Meet @ Texas A&M Commerce - Parker Report Card Conferences - Everett Spring picture day - 3:30p 5:00p NLHS Colorguard Clinic in “B” Gym - 6:30p Stone Beginner Band Spring Concert @ NLHS auditorium - Fri 2 NLISD Can Recycling Day - Aluminum cans can be...

04/28/2014 by eParisExtra

Alligators and Crocodiles Oh My!

Alligators and Crocodiles Oh My!

Through a video conference with other elementary schools in the state of Texas, Everett Elementary third graders tuned in to learn about alligators and crocodiles from Paul Bedard and Jimmy Riffle also known as the Gator Boys.  The Gator Boys is a show aired on Animal Planet about two...

04/26/2014 by eParisExtra

North Lamar UIL Competitors Rank Nationally

North Lamar UIL Competitors Rank Nationally

“On a whim, I entered two of NLHS’ oral interpretation competitors in a national online tournament sponsored by 3P Speech,” said North Lamar High School speech and debate coach Kristi Hodgkiss as she spoke of seniors Maddi Jolley, left, and Kelsey Preston, right. “I am pleased to...

04/24/2014 by eParisExtra