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Bailey groups donate money to teacher

Bailey groups donate money to teacher

Bailey Intermediate’s Passion for Fashion and Creative and Crafty Jump groups each raised money and contributed it to Aaron Parker Elementary second grade teacher Andy Johnson.  Johnson was hospitalized for an extended time this semester due to complications that began from the flu and...

05/13/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris Regional showcases North Lamar student's artwork

Paris Regional showcases North Lamar student's artwork

Paris Regional Medical Center is showcasing art work by local North Lamar students on Monday, May 16, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. in the hospital lobby. The public is invited to this free event. Refreshments will be served. #northlamar #artwalk ...

05/13/2016 by eparisextra.com
Stone Middle School students wins ribbons for artwork

Stone Middle School students wins ribbons for artwork

Three students from Stone Middle School have been recognized for their artwork at the Paris Art Fair. Aleeza Lee, left, placed first and second in the middle school drawing category. Jerika Johnson, middle, received honorable mention in the painting category, and Kyce Woods, right, placed third...

05/12/2016 by eparisextra.com
Higgins Elementary and Home Depot partner

Higgins Elementary and Home Depot partner

Community partners like Home Depot allow teachers and students to carry out projects that would otherwise be unattainable.  For Mother’s Day, Home Depot donated flowers and soil then delivered them to the students in Jenny Davis’ first grade class at Higgins Elementary. Each student...

05/11/2016 by eparisextra.com
Blanket Buddies donated to Rainbow Room­­

Blanket Buddies donated to Rainbow Room­­

The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) received 100 blankets for the Rainbow Room collected by the GT students at Higgins Elementary. The students began collecting the new child-sized blankets in January and were given to the CAC during the Hope Floats Balloon Release event at Bywaters...

05/11/2016 by eparisextra.com
NLHS Choir Sings at Frisco Roughriders Game

NLHS Choir Sings at Frisco Roughriders Game

Last Saturday’s Frisco Roughriders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, crowd was treated to “The Star-Spangled Banner” sung by the North Lamar High School Chamber Singers. It was the first time the NLHS Choir performed before fans of the Roughriders.  Fox Sports...

05/10/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar to regroup after $56 million bond failed

North Lamar to regroup after $56 million bond failed

To the surprise of North Lamar officials and those who spearheaded the committee “Vote Yes For North Lamar Kids” the $56 million bond election failed on Saturday’s election. The votes were fairly tight with 57% to 43% (948 against 705 for). “We are very disappointed that the...

05/09/2016 by eparisextra.com
Basketball shootout benefits food pantry

Basketball shootout benefits food pantry

The Bailey Intermediate Sports JUMP group raised funds during the semester showcase for the Downtown Food Pantry through a basketball shootout. The group from Bailey Intermediate used the semester to investigate the rules for different sports, research tips for playing the game and participated...

05/06/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar Art Student Receives Congressional Recognition

North Lamar Art Student Receives Congressional Recognition

North Lamar High School junior Sarah Mijares, a student in Lena Spencer’s AP Art class, has been chosen as a top-ten finalist for the “People’s Choice” award in the Fourth District of Texas Congressional Art Competition. Representatives from Congressman John Ratcliffe’s office, Katie...

05/04/2016 by eparisextra.com
Bailey Ranch Life Group makes donation to NL maintenance worker

Bailey Ranch Life Group makes donation to NL maintenance worker

Members of the Bailey Intermediate Ranch Life JUMP (Journey to Unlocking My Potential) Group raised money and donated it to North Lamar maintenance worker, Eddie Farris. Loved and missed by all, Farris has been out of work several months due to an illness.  The money was raised by hosting...

05/02/2016 by eparisextra.com
Animals to benefit from NL student donation

Animals to benefit from NL student donation

Bailey Intermediate’s Crazy About Animals JUMP group sold raffle tickets at a dollar each for a drawing in order for students to win free homework passes. They raised $425 to benefit the Lamar County Humane Association.  During the semester, the students have designed and decorated dog and...

05/01/2016 by eparisextra.com
Adding Green to the Playground

Adding Green to the Playground

Members of the Aaron Parker Elementary Green Committee took turns digging a hole to plant a tree on the playground. The Cleveland pear, which was donated by Red River Landscaping, was planted by Jacob Holt, Hannah Morehead, Ariah Still, Josh Weger, Ryder Anderson, Autumn Gantt, Clayton Clark,...

04/29/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar Bond Election - Cast your vote on May 7

North Lamar Bond Election - Cast your vote on May 7

School Bond Elections can be a touchy subject and many of us don’t really understand what a bond election is or how one works. North Lamar Independent School District is proposing a bond election on May 7 of $56 million.  The bond will allow for the construction of a new elementary...

04/28/2016 by eparisextra.com
Stone Middle School Choirs Bring Home UIL Sweepstakes

Stone Middle School Choirs Bring Home UIL Sweepstakes

Stone Middle School choirs competed at UIL contest on April 6, 2016 in Canton, Texas. The Girls Honor Choir and the Boys Tenor/Bass Choir each earned Sweepstakes when they received superior ratings in both Concert and Sight-Reading performances.  The Girls Treble Choir earned a superior rating...

04/28/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar hands Pleasant Grove first district loss of the season

North Lamar hands Pleasant Grove first district loss of the season

Nothing gets over a loss like winning a baseball game. That’s exactly what the North Lamar Panthers did Monday night when they took down state-ranked Pleasant Grove in Texarkana. Two nights after falling to Paris High 3-1 in 10 innings, North Lamar. Took down the Hawks 8-5. Chad Box with...

04/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar speech & debate students head to state

North Lamar speech & debate students head to state

Winners of the UIL Region II Academic meet will head to State after competing Saturday at Texas A&M University – Commerce. Those who will represent North Lamar at the State UIL Academic meet beginning left are Jake Chollet, fourth in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and alternate to state; Mason...

04/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar mock wreck rescheduled

North Lamar mock wreck rescheduled

The North Lamar High School MOCK WRECK scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, 2016. It has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 18 due to the possibility of bad weather. ...

04/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
Stormy finish between the NL Panthers and rival Wildcats

Stormy finish between the NL Panthers and rival Wildcats

Paris head baseball coach Bill Sikes had an eery feeling prior to Saturday night’s District 15-4A makeup game at crosstown rival North Lamar. “Both teams were quiet, the stands were quiet,” he said.  “It was one of the wierdest Paris-North Lamar games I’ve ever been involved in.  Of...

04/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
Panthers win behind 16 strikeouts from Kevin Dickey

Panthers win behind 16 strikeouts from Kevin Dickey

It had been 10 days since the North Lamar Panthers had played a meaningful baseball game. Kevin Dickey hadn’t pitched in two weeks. Now factor in the amount of games about to be played for North Lamar and you realize how important it is for a big game from Dickey against Liberty Eylau...

04/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar Track qualifies for area

North Lamar Track qualifies for area

Panthers and Pantherettes from North Lamar High School who placed in the top four spots at District will go on to compete at the District 15-4A Area track meet on Thursday, April 21 in Atlanta. Area qualifiers, beginning front row left, are: Julique Franklin, Trey Scudder (400m district...

04/22/2016 by eparisextra.com