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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
 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 first grader, Leah Sutherlun, puts the final touches on a cake she decorated for her mother for Mother’s Day. Aaron Parker Elementary along with other schools in the county participated in Brookshire’s cake decorating community activity in preparation of Mother’s Day. ...

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

Alexandria WaltersNLISD Elementary Teacher 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...

05/06/2014 by eParisExtra