Leslie Watson began his career in education with North Lamar ISD 37 years ago. Now, he’s back at the school district as its new assistant superintendent, and for Watson, it feels like a homecoming.
The hashtag #Clearthelist began a few weeks ago on Twitter, and now even has a Facebook page for Lamar County teachers. The Lamar County Teachers: Clear The List page has posts for each school so teachers can post Amazon wish lists for their classrooms.
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Trinity Christian Academy has released its honor rolls for the fourth quarter of the 2018-19 school year:
DETROIT — The school year doesn’t begin until next week for Red River County schools, but students nevertheless filled the halls of Detroit schools Thursday evening for the meet the teacher night.
Lamar County school districts experienced ups and downs when the Texas Education Agency released the school report card scores for each district and school.
Houston ISD, the state's largest school district, is among those that could have its school board taken over by the state, due to consecutive low ratings of one of its schools.
More than 1,000 educators and school leaders from local school districts attended the annual Lamar County Convocation on Wednesday, where they received tips on how to “Teach Like A Rock Star.”
Public schools around Lamar County started back to school today, with teachers, students and parents converging in classrooms to figure out schedules, class times, pick-up times and what supplies were forgotten that morning as they adjusted to a new routine.
In the area of Student Achievement, North Lamar saw a gain of 12 points on test scores. This was up to an 88 and another high B. North Lamar High School increased by 13 points to 89, once again making exceptional gains.
Amy Adkins, assistant principal of Paris Junior High School, has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as a Region 8 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year.
About 1,100 educators and school leaders from Chisum ISD, Paris ISD, Prairiland ISD, and North Lamar ISD attended the annual Lamar County Convocation on Wednesday.
CLARKSVILLE — Early voting begins today for Clarksville residents in a tax ratification election that could provide hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue to Clarksville ISD if passed.
Students around Lamar County converged on schools Monday night to go over their schedules or meet their teachers for the upcoming 2019-20 school year.
HONEY GROVE — Honey Grove ISD is the second school district in Texas to install Enseo’s MadeSafe panic button system, designed for instant communication in emergency situations.
North Lamar ISD could see a lower tax rate in Fiscal Year 2019-20, after its Board of Trustees approved a proposed tax rate lower than the current year’s due to recent state legislation.
The first day of school is just around the corner, and one of the most important things on the back to school checklist is immunizations.
Continuing a longtime educational partnership with Paris Junior College, Luminant’s Lamar Power Plant and its employees recently donated $5,000 to the college’s mechatronics program to provide scholarships for first and second-year students.
Today is the last day for the state tax-free weekend shopping for back to school items. Area residents turned out to take advantage of the savings. For a list of eligible items, visit the state comptroller's website.
Doors open for North Lamar ISD on Thursday with students returning for the 2019-20 school year. Teachers are back preparing their classrooms and helping those new to their campuses get familiar with their surroundings.
With a volleyball tournament — play is today through Saturday — looming and work underway, the Eagles needed a gym ready to host it, and they found it at Trinity Christian Academy.
Schools qualifying to operate CEP serve breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge to eliminate the collection of meal applications for free, reduced-price and paid student meals.
The annual Back 2 School Bash will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday for registration, with drawings to start at noon.
The beat is going on again this year as all area school bands head back to their fields for practice, marching with their instruments in the heat.
Honey Grove Parent Teacher Organization's Warrior Fun Run on Saturday will feature vendors, food, a street party and contests.
Clarksville ISD's Open House and Detroit ISD's Meet the Teacher night will be Aug. 15.
The Chisum FFA program sent eight chapter members to the camp at Sulphur Springs High School on July 25, and FFA Director Matt Preston said he was glad the students had a chance to attend.
The Paris Junior College Board of Regents agreed on a proposed tax rate of 0.084%, a reduction from the current tax rate of 0.085%
While at the International Future Problem Solving contest this summer at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the students said they made some great friends.
CLARKSVILLE — Two Red River County school districts are partnering to provide pre-k education. Clarksville and Detroit ISDs recently finalized an agreement to offer Head Start in the area.
The county’s athletes from Paris, North Lamar, Chisum and Prairiland will hear from Lamar County’s own renowned Coach Gene Stallings and receive motivational bracelets at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at First Christian Church, 780 20th St. NE.
The gymnasium at Aaron Parker Elementary School was filled with activity Saturday morning as laughing, smiling children ran around the hardwood floors. No, it wasn’t a gym class; it was Ready, Set, Go, an opportunity for students to get excited and prepared for the coming school year.
Letters in support of a grant to build sidewalks along Pine Mill Road leading to Aikin Elementary are being sought by the City of Paris, City Engineer Carla Easton said.
Area students don’t go back to school until Aug. 15, but many school-based law enforcement officers are already back on campus preparing for a new school year — and the challenges that come with it.
Not many school districts are partnering with charter schools, in some cases because they know it wouldn't be politically palatable in their communities.
Stone Middle School teacher Casey Jordan said he learned deeper historical context to several topics and even got to meet a Pulitzer prize-winning historian at the Humanities Texas seminar.
Chisum ISD students seeking a future in high-growth, high-demand occupations will be able to get a head start thanks to a pilot program with Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas.
BOGATA — Rivercrest ISD proposed a new tax rate of $1.28 per $100 valuation, new pay scales for professional and auxiliary staff, and a new $8 million budget Tuesday night, all of which will be the subject of a public hearing Aug. 26.
This week Paris High School robotics students are walking younger students through different programming challenges.
Kaden Johnson grinned from ear to ear in satisfaction as he watched the electric green slime he had just spent several minutes making slide through his fingers. Excitedly, he put his slime in a Ziploc bag to take home, and he got ready to make some tie-dye shirts.
Chisum Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the fifth six week’s reporting period of the 2018-19 school years.
Everett Elementary School Principal Lora Sanders has released the fifth six weeks honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.
PATTONVILLE — Ryan Dougherty, Gracie Harp, Emily Newman, Allen Elliott and Carsyn Fernandez of the Prairiland FFA Chapter were awarded the Lone Star FFA Degree at the 91st annual Texas FFA State Convention July 15-19 in Fort Worth.
Ryan Dougherty will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana, in October to defend his 2018 national title in Agriscience competition at the 2019 National FFA Convention and Exposition after winning a consecutive state title earlier this month in Fort Worth.
U.S. Air Force Airman Logan E. Liles graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.
DETROIT — The Detroit FFA team may be small, but it made a big impression at the 2019 FFA State Convention in Fort Worth, coming away with two state championships.
“If you’re doing something you like to do, you’re not working. I wish I had done it 40 years ago,” recent Paris Junior College graduate Carter Porter said about going back to school after retirement.
Campuses at North Lamar ISD are preparing for the 2019-20 school year. North Lamar High School will host an orientation camp for freshmen while meet the teacher events have been set for grades K-8.
Between 60 and 70 volunteers answered the call to spend some time Saturday bringing new life to the more than 200 panther paws on North Lamar ISD streets and parking lots. District Trustee Kristi Trammell said more than half of the volunteers were students, and volunteers included Interim Su…
Ready, Set, Go!, a community event for students attending Aaron Parker Elementary, will be 9 a.m. to noon today. Students and their families may enjoy activities, food and giveaways.