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North Lamar campers learning more than just football

North Lamar campers learning more than just football

North Lamar’s Football camp is more than just learning great football fundamentals. Yesterday they learned a “LIFE” lesson was on RESPECT. “During yesterday’s camp they learned to make eye contact and say, Yes Ma’am and No Ma’am, Yes Sir and No Sir when asked a...

07/21/2016 by eparisextra.com
First NLISD Town Hall meeting was positive, but also met with some concerns

First NLISD Town Hall meeting was positive, but also met with some concerns

North Lamar Independent School District had its first of two town hall meetings on Monday night to discuss the future of the district and improvements needed within the schools. Between 75-100 people attended Monday’s meeting.   Jeff Miller, Mike Holmberg and Superintendent  McCullough...

07/20/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar High School, Late Nite at the Site-Trivia Nite, Capital One, Jay Hodge Chevrolet to host blood drive and save lives

North Lamar High School, Late Nite at the Site-Trivia Nite, Capital One, Jay Hodge Chevrolet to host blood drive and save lives

Summer is in full swing. It is a great time for barbeque with friends and family, for taking a road trip to grandma’s house, and for taking a dip in the lake or pool. But Carter BloodCare sees a different kind of dip during summer months: blood collections typically are lower in the months of...

07/18/2016 by eparisextra.com
Pair of Pantherettes honored again

Pair of Pantherettes honored again

Once again, North Lamar is honored across the state. This time it comes at the hands of the Texas Sports Writers Association (TSWA) as they announced their all state softball teams. Reagan warming up before the state title game in Austin. Reagan Richardson was selected as first team pitcher...

07/15/2016 by eparisextra.com
NLISD schedules Town Hall Meetings to discuss future bond

NLISD schedules Town Hall Meetings to discuss future bond

North Lamar Independent School District has scheduled two town hall meetings to discuss the future needs of the school as well as asking for input from residents and parents in the district. The meetings will be held at the NL High School auditorium on July 18, 2016 and July 21, 2016....

07/14/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar piccolo players take part in July 4th record setting

North Lamar piccolo players take part in July 4th record setting

Paris locals Michelle Anderson (right), Jayden Franklin (left) and Cydney Holbrock (center) took part in setting a record with the Dallas Wind Symphony by having the most piccolo players play John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever” on July 4th.  Over 200 piccolo...

07/06/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar’s FBLA places 8th in nation

North Lamar’s FBLA places 8th in nation

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Conference was held in Atlanta, GA, on June 27 – July 3.  The local team of Brock Garrison and Melody Shannon represented North Lamar High School and the state of Texas in the Business Planning Competition.  The duo placed eighth in...

07/06/2016 by eparisextra.com
Inner Fire Volleyball Camp - July 18 - 20

Inner Fire Volleyball Camp - July 18 - 20

Sulphur Springs Head Volleyball Coach, Justin Maness will be hosting the Inner Fire Volleyball camp at Paris High School July 18 – 20, 2016. The camp is a 3 day, 4 hour a day (8 a.m. – noon) camp and the cost is $80 per camper.  The camp is for incoming grades of 9th through 12th...

07/01/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar County bands perform across Europe

Lamar County bands perform across Europe

Students from the North Lamar and Paris High school bands joined others from the Dallas – Fort Worth area for sixteen days of concert performances and sightseeing across Europe.  One hundred and sixty one students from all over Northeast Texas who were nominated by their peers departed June...

06/29/2016 by eparisextra.com
Date change for STAAR 2016 results

Date change for STAAR 2016 results

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) assessments has issued an important date change for the 2016 test reporting period. The results for the STAAR spring 2016 grades 3-8 administration were scheduled to be reported to districts on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.  This date...

06/22/2016 by eparisextra.com
TASSP Region 8 Outstanding Middle School Principal of the Year 2016-2017 - Kelli Stewart

TASSP Region 8 Outstanding Middle School Principal of the Year 2016-2017 - Kelli Stewart

Kelli Stewart, Principal of Frank Stone Middle School in North Lamar ISD, has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as a Region 8 Outstanding Principal of the Year.  TASSP recognizes outstanding principals from the twenty Regional Education Service...

06/21/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar finishes 6th in Lone Star Cup

North Lamar finishes 6th in Lone Star Cup

North Lamar Independent School District finished as 6th place in UIL’s 2016 4A Lone Star Cup standings.  The annual award is given to six high schools, one in each of the six UIL classifications (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A), based on their team performance in district and state...

06/20/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar to hold public meeting to discuss budget this week

North Lamar to hold public meeting to discuss budget this week

The North Lamar Independent School District will hold a public meeting on June 23, 2016 at 6 p.m. to discuss the school’s budget that will be adopted. The meeting will be held at the NL athletic facility located at 3201 Lewis Lane. A comparison of the proposed budget with last...

06/20/2016 by eparisextra.com
State Board of Education seeks public input about assessments and accountability

State Board of Education seeks public input about assessments and accountability

The State Board of Education (SBOE) is issuing a survey in English and Spanish to seek public input about the state’s current assessment and accountability programs and gather suggestions for future program development. The survey will be open online to all Texans through June 30. From...

06/15/2016 by eparisextra.com
NLHS Band receives TBA 2016 Exemplary Band Program Award

NLHS Band receives TBA 2016 Exemplary Band Program Award

The Texas Bandmasters Association has named the North Lamar High School Band from Paris, Texas as recipient of a 2016 Exemplary Band Program Award. The band program staff includes Randy Jones (Director of Bands), Jason Smith, Roderick Boyce, Gina Ervin, Janie Logee, and Jason Smith.  TBA...

06/14/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar High welding certifications sealed

North Lamar High welding certifications sealed

Four students in Patt Swaims’ advanced welding class at North Lamar High School received their certifications.  David Vanderburg from Turner International Piping System gave the certification exam to the students. Pictured from left are Justin Sulsar who passed the 7018 Structural AWS...

06/14/2016 by eparisextra.com
Bailey students make music from wooden bars and mallets

Bailey students make music from wooden bars and mallets

Bailey Intermediate’s newly formed xylophone group, the Bailey Rhythm Rockets, performed for the first time this year for the Everett third graders who were touring the fourth and fifth grade campus. Using a series of wooden bars and striking them with a small wooden mallet, the Bailey...

06/13/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar hires Kent Craig as new head baseball coach

North Lamar hires Kent Craig as new head baseball coach

After last week’s school board meeting, the board approved the hiring of Kent Craig as the new head baseball coach. Craig has 13 years coaching experience.  He is currently with the Hughes Springs Independent School District serving as head baseball coach. Kent has seen numerous...

06/12/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar-Delta Retired Teachers award PJC scholarships to area high school seniors

Lamar-Delta Retired Teachers award PJC scholarships to area high school seniors

Three area high school students received Lamar-Delta Retired Teachers and School Employees Association scholarships at the organization’s spring dinner held in the Paris Junior College Ballroom. The $1,000 scholarships are awarded to seniors in public school in Lamar or Delta counties who...

06/11/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar Board goes back to the drawing board on bond issue at tonight's meeting

North Lamar Board goes back to the drawing board on bond issue at tonight's meeting

The North Lamar School Board goes back to work at tonight’s board meeting to discuss just why their recent school bond election failed. WRA Architects did a post survey after last month’s election.  The board will be reviewing the results of the survey and how to regroup. Other...

06/09/2016 by eparisextra.com