“The unique thing I like about this is all of these fossils are local,” Dr. Mac Glaess said. “They came out of either the North Sulphur River or the South Sulphur River, and so anybody around here can go in there and find those fossils.”
Paris Junior High School will receive some safety upgrades with new construction scheduled to start before Christmas, creating a new front office to separate visitors from the main body of the school.
BOGATA — As part of an effort to qualify Rivercrest ISD for a free meal program, the school district recently announced the winner of a $100 Walmart gift card drawing.
Paris High School students and staff participated in several fundraisers led by National Honor Society, including a bake sale, yellow bracelet sale, $1 hat days and $1 jeans day for teachers. Over $1,000 was raised for Marlee's Smile (www.marleessmile.org) to provide bears to children who ar…
With 55 options to choose from, students had the opportunity to speak with representatives from the military, 13 different colleges, industry, real estate and medicine. High school counselor Tasha Blagg said the fair was serving 250 students total.
On Oct. 5, the North Lamar High School Marching Band competed in the 2019 Sounds of Fall Marching Contest in Princeton.
North Lamar’s elementary Gifted and Talented students had the opportunity to learn more about Operation Christmas Child from Jennifer Moore, who spoke about the benefits of sending common items that are desperately needed in a shoebox to kids who live in other areas of the world.
Hundreds of people filled the stands at Chisum High School’s football stadium Wednesday evening to join in prayer and worship for the annual Fields of Faith fellowship gathering.
Prairiland High School senior Ryan Dougherty takes championship wins at the State Fair of Texas before heading to Indianapolis, Indiana, Oct. 28-Nov. 3 to defend his title at the 2019 National FFA Convention and Exposition.
Each week, second graders throughout Lamar County enjoy a storytime through the Reading to the Future Program, though volunteers say the experience is just as rewarding for them as it is for the students. The program is seeking volunteers for the coming school year.
Honey Grove ISD ESL coordinator Maria Litovsky’s approach to English Language Learners is to help them adjust to day-to-day life as a student and integrate the language as smoothly as possible.
Givens Early Childhood Center employees attended CPR training and ‘Stop the Bleed’ emergency and first aid training at Quality Care ER on Monday. Jon-Michael Barnett, Base Clinical Lead with Air Evac 139, conducted the training.
All Paris ISD nurses and several Paris High School staff members completed a “Stop the Bleed” emergency and first aid training course at Quality Care ER on Monday. Jon-Michael Barnett, Base Clinical Lead with Air Evac 139, watching as Aikin nurse Chandra Watson, right, practices how to use a…
The Lamar County Coalition of Education, Business and Industry is looking for volunteers to read to second-grade students.
Fields of Faith, a student lead program offering young people the opportunity to pray, share with and challenge their peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus Christ, will hold a childhood cancer fundraiser event from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Chisum ISD football field, 3250 S. Church St.
Chisum High School is hosting its 2019 Chisum High Incentive Program banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday in the high school gym.
The Paris Education Foundation will celebrate the life and career of the late Loren Stephens at the 30th annual “I Love Paris” celebration Oct. 26 at Paris High School.
An FBI agent visited Paris High School students in the forensics class last week, not to make any arrests, but to talk about careers at his bureau. The school has offered a forensics class since 2015, when the state put it in the curriculum.
Colter Taylor’s cross country coach, Erin Stansell, went to school with Wendy and has known the family for years. She calls Colter a “hometown hero,” after surviving cancer.
“He’s really been an inspiration to the whole school,” Stansell said.
Matthew Marquez, a senior at Detroit High School and a member of the school’s FFA team, was one of only 10 students throughout Texas selected for the prestigious Ford Leadership Scholar Program. As part of the program, Marquez is now planning a park to be added along Detroit’s walking track.
Evan De la Garza, a senior at Paris High School, scored in the top 2.5% of Hispanic and Latino juniors in the region who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, and has achieved Scholar status in the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program.
North Lamar nurse Jennifer Elrod and assistant nurse Shirley Sanders saved the life of Stone Middle School teacher Kenda Felker when they recognized the signs of thrombocytopenia, a condition that dangerously lowers platelet counts.
Cooper High School chose, from left, Katelyn Hoffman, Lacy Brown, Kyla Ingle and Kennedi Wright for the 2019 Homecoming Court. The game is Friday night against Chisum High School.
The Rivercrest High School band came away from Pleasant Grove Invitational competition with first place division band and color guard honors, second place division percussion, first place band in Class A and outstanding colorguard in Class A.
Multiple members of Prairiland FFA came home with high honors in the Red River Valley FFA speaking competition last week at the Lamar County Fairground.
After going to the school nurse, Stone Middle School teacher Kenda Felker credits Shirley Sanders and Jennifer Elrod with recognizing the seriousness of her symptoms and ultimately saving her life.
In Leddick’s second competition, shaking the whole time, she didn’t believe judges when they told her she won. Competing against all males, she only realized she had made it to the final round when it was just her and one other contestant.
Paris Junior College students are overwhelmingly meeting student achievement targets set for them by the school, according to college President Pam Anglin.
The university said in a statement it has "implemented university-wide processes to help ensure accurate crime statistics reporting moving forward."
In 1939, the school that is now known as Aaron Parker Elementary opened its doors. The school is still educating area students after 80 years.
Adventure and pirates take to the Duane Allen Stage in the Ray E. Karrer Theater next weekend at Paris Junior College as the Drama Department opens “Treasure Island” on Thursday.
The Drama Department at Paris Junior College chose the theme of “A Season at Sea” for the four productions offered this fall and spring semesters.
Justiss Elementary School has been participating in “Start with Hello” week along with hundreds of schools and youth organizations across the United States.
The North Lamar Board of Trustees have scheduled a special called meeting for Monday at noon in the administration office, 3130 N Main St.
Paris ISD and Paris High School announce 11 students, including eight from the 2019 graduating class, have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.
The Roan Oak Masonic Lodge No. 860 of Garrett's Bluff has donated $500 scholarships for five associate degree nursing students at Paris Junior College. The scholarships will help the students with tuition, fees and related expenses.
The North Lamar Board of Trustees last discussed the possibility of a four-day school week in February. Though it hasn’t been brought up since, school officials say the possibility is still on the table, and the school is looking at the impact the change has had on other school districts.
Kyler, along with his classmates, Colton Cregg, Remi Moore, Rainin Wilkins and Quinton Patton, are fifth-grade students at Aaron Parker Elementary. They have been given the responsibility of putting out and taking down the U.S. and Texas flags each day.
As I was scanning journal articles a few days back, I came across one titled “Unexpected species diversity in electric eels with a description of the strongest living bioelectricity generator.” The article has many authors, as most journal articles do nowadays. I was hooked by part of their …
Texas Rep. Gary VanDeaver, left, was on the Paris Junior College campus recently and stopped by Phi Theta Kappa’s “Motivational Monday” event, part of the group’s mental health awareness week and suicide prevention campaign. VanDeaver thanked the students for taking on the project, saying he…
Justiss Elementary has been participating in "Start with Hello" week along with hundreds of schools and youth organizations across the United States. The "Start with Hello" program teaches students the skills they need to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness, and encourages them t…
The Paris Masonic Lodge Masons recently visited Justiss Elementary School.
A special group of Crockett sixth-grade students show tremendous respect at the flagpole at the beginning and ending of each school day. The students were selected last spring to serve on Officer Jordan’s Flag Crew because they are good students, role models and leaders. They received traini…
Paris City Councilwoman Renae Stone visited Aikin Elementary School this week to speak with the candidates for Student Council. She stressed the importance of civic responsibility for citizens of all ages. She compared running for city council with running for student council and explained h…
Thanks to the efforts of Aikin Elementary School art teacher Cheri Lewis, Aikin celebrated International Dot Day, based off of the best-selling children’s book “The Dot,” by Peter Reynolds, encouraging kindness and creativity.
North Lamar ISD will celebrate Aaron Parker Elementary with an “80 Years in the Making” reception Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.
Rivercrest ISD has selected an architect and construction manager-agent for its 2019-20 district improvement projects, slated to begin as soon as the spring.
A nationally known motivational speaker plans to help Prairiland ISD students “clear the fog” about vaping and tobacco at assemblies Tuesday in the high school gymnasium.
Using tape as their medium, the North Lamar High School Art 1 students drew one-point perspectives on the walls of the high school. Art instructor Brandi Peel said she has been showing the students how to make a flat surface appear to have depth.
The free form will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Room 101 of the Math and Science building on Thursday at the Paris Junior College Campus.
As part of its annual “Save Me with a Seat” campaign, and in honor of National Child Passenger Safety Week, the Texas Department of Transportation and Texas AgriLife partnered with T.G. Givens Early Childhood Center to host a free child safety seat check-up event.