Lamar County school districts experienced ups and downs when the Texas Education Agency released the school report card scores for each district and school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Chisum Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the fifth six week’s reporting period of the 2018-19 school years.
As Chisum ISD works its budget to meet its Sept. 1 deadline, Superintendent Tommy Chalaire said Monday night that pay scales for school staff will increase 3%.
Starting Aug. 1, Chisum ISD will begin sending letters to households in the district about the free and reduced-price meal benefits available to students, and any actions that must be taken to apply.
Eighteen members of the Chisum High School Beta Club recently brought home a 2nd Place trophy in the Problem Solving Scenario competition from the National Beta Convention in Oklahoma City.
Chisum High School registration and schedule pickup will take place at the high school counseling office on the dates found below, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chisum FFA students will be ready to sell some baked goods and to wash some cars Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Cutting Edge Glass, 325 SW Loop 286 in Paris.
Chisum High student Damon Hall and Bogata homeschool student Jaymee Blount were the winners of Lamar Electric Cooperative’s 2019 Government-in-Action Youth Tour essay contest.
Tommy Chalaire, Chisum ISD superintendent, is providing all Chisum ISD staff members with emergency training throughout the summer. Every employee at Chisum ISD will be certified in CPR. In addition to the CPR certification, they will be certified in the use of AED machines, staff will recei…
Chisum ISD’s Board of Trustees has extended its contract with Harrison Walker Harper for the school district’s $26.9 million bond project approved by voters in May 2016.
The Chisum ISD board will look at possibly extending its contract with project managers for the $26.94 million 2016 bond project at tonight’s meeting. The board meets at 5:45 p.m. at the Chisum ISD administration building.
Paris Ford Lincoln would like to congratulate its 7 scholarship winners from area high schools. Scholarship presentations were made at Ford's Driving Dreams Scholarship presentation at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Tuesday. Each student, along with over 400 others, earned a schol…
With a joyous toss of red graduation caps, the Chisum Class of 2019 bid adieu to their high school career and set their eyes toward the future.
Between razzing the pitchers and kickers and slogging through the pouring rain, the Chisum kickball fundraiser raked in $1,800, according to an organizer.
ROXTON — Chisum Superintendent Tommy Chalaire promised the Roxton City Council the school district only wants from Roxton ISD what can be used for student instruction.
Chisum ISD approved a wellness plan at their May 13 board meeting.
Chisum High STAAR camp will be provided to work with students who failed to achieve satisfactory performance on the test this year.
The University Scholastic League is a way for high school students to test their mettle, not just athletically, but also academically. And for several Chisum High School students, the recent state competition in Austin was a chance to do just that.
Tyler Museum of Art Interpretation Manager Derek Frazier, right, presents Chisum High School senior Kenna Leddick with her Viewers’ Choice Award for the museum’s 15th annual High School Art Exhibition. Leddick’s oil and acrylic painting “As Soft as Steel” was the leading vote-getter among mo…
Voting is open now through Friday with three Chisum students in the running for a People’s Choice Award in the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. As of 8:30 a.m. today, Mustang Kristin Parson's art "Deep in the Heart of Texas" was in the lead.
The Chisum Middle School Valedictorians and Salutatorians were honored at the Chisum ISD monthly board meeting Monday. Valedictorians, top row from left, include sixth-grader Vanessa Dyck, seventh-grader Case Chalaire and eighth-grader Serena Whatley. Salutatorians, bottom row from left, inc…
Area students on Friday morning went to the Exceptional Rodeo, hosted by the Paris Rodeo Association, an annual event for special needs students in the Red River Valley. They rode horses with volunteers steadying the students on either side, pet goats and rabbits, practiced their roping skills and ate lunch.
“It feels surreal,” Chisum High School art student Phoebe Smith said. “I’ve never had anything this big happen to me before. I’m just a small town girl from Texas; I’ve never been to the White House before.”
WASHINGTON — Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, announced Phoebe Smith from Chisum High School as the grand prize winner of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition today.
Chisum Superintendent Tommy Chalaire said the main focus for his administration right now is making sure the transition goes smoothly for the students.
Chisum cheerleaders, front, Riana Garcia, Raegan Howard and, back, Emma Estep, Brooklyn Atnip, Riley Kelley, Grace Ballard, Alyssa Parker, Lindey Young and Emmy Boutwell, will host a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 750 33rd St. SE in Paris. The team is raising funds to help pay…
Paris voters approved a 2-cent increase to the city’s Hotel and Motel tax; North Lamar voters seated three of four candidates for school board positions and Chisum and Roxton voted in favor of consolidating the two districts in Saturday’s election.
At the end of May, the last Roxton graduating class will walk across the stage, the final note on more than 100 years of a lion’s roar.
I am Isabella Theye. I am 14 years old, and I’m an eighth-grade student at Roxton ISD. I’m sure all of you know by now that next school year Roxton ISD will be history. The plan that is hoped for is for Roxton to be consolidated with Chisum. The only thing with that though, is that both, the Roxton, and the Chisum District, have to vote yes.
Chisum ISD’s Art teacher Mary Golden-Musick has played a pivotal role in the arts program over the last 13-years she has taught at Chisum. Although she’s inspired many students and staff, she has decided that it is time to bid farewell after this school year for health reasons.
Juan Marrero always knew he was destined to serve in one of the branches the military, and it ended up being the U.S. Marine Corps branch that he found himself joining Wednesday as he signed at Chisum High School.
Early voting in six area districts wrapped up Tuesday, and election officials in each are turning their attention to Saturday voting. Elections are taking place in Paris, Honey Grove and Detroit, as well as in Roxton, Chisum, Cooper and North Lamar school districts.
Roxton ISD Superintendent Kelly Pickle said the school district’s lawyers have drawn up an agreement for the Lura Gregory Trust to take care of current students who will be attending Chisum ISD next year if voters approve a ballot measure to merge the school districts.
The second Chisum FFA Team Roping event couldn’t have asked for better weather or a more spectacular turnout.
County elections administrator Tricia Johnson said voters need to remember to bring their identification.
Early voting to check the ballot boxes starts Monday. While the majority of races in Lamar County are unopposed and the elections canceled, some contests have drawn contenders and/or need a resolution.
A long kept secret has come to light after a social media post Monday night made fast work of reuniting the owner of a 1989 Chisum High School class ring lost 25 years ago.
Chisum High School is ready to represent at the upcoming UIL state competition in Austin in May.
Chisum and Detroit ISD FFA students have had a busy year. They show no signs of slowing down yet.
The expected consolidation of Roxton ISD into Chisum ISD will halt the approval of student transfers for the 2019-20 school year until after it’s complete, Chisum trustees were told Monday.
At Thursday night’s school board meeting, the trustees agreed to make April 26 a staff holiday so teachers and staff can attend the Region 8 job fair.
North Lamar to discuss next school calendar
Coach Ted Ellis was hanging in at fourth place today in an online popularity contest that could net him a free cruise and Chisum ISD $15,000.