In a gesture of support for North Lamar High School colleague Kristi Hodgkiss, who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer, the faculty and staff purchased “We Are Unbreakable” T-shirts. Students and staff at China Springs High School in League City, Texas, also showed their support by buy…

Discussions about cam- pus improvement plans at the various North Lamar campuses will continue when the Board of Trustees meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the administration office, 3130 North Main St.

On Nov. 7, Aaron Parker Elementary on Thursday will honor veterans at an annual Veterans Day program beginning at 10 a.m. in the gym. The keynote speaker will be local veteran Johnny Williams.

To celebrate National Beta Club Founder’s Day, North Lamar High School Beta Club officers chose to host a hat day to collect money for the high school custodians to show them how much they are appreciated. Anyone at North Lamar High School who wore a hat to school on Friday paid a dollar tow…

Teresa Niblett’s kindergarten class at Aaron Parker celebrated the 50th day of school on Friday with a Fabulous ’50s day, complete with jumping for 50 seconds, counting to 50 and coke floats.  The Pink Ladies are Mally Freelen, River Williams, Avery Creamer, Abigail Crawford, Paislee Bradley…

Aaron Parker fourth grade math and science teacher Jennifer Rutherford has been selected by the Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development as the recipient of the Texas Educators Achieving Classroom Honors Award.

The organization’s goal is to help feed children during their two-week Christmas break from school. Many kids eat their major meal at school each day and may not have much at home during this break, organizer Christine Lenoir said.

North Lamar High School’s "Petals for Panthers" class presented to the Tejas Garden Club on Friday. The advanced floral design students presented fall centerpiece ideas at the club’s monthly meeting using decorations of the season. Members of the class from left are Shy Murray, Mahaleigh Whi…

Winners of the North Lamar Homecoming Parade include: Stone Middle School Volleyball in first place; North Lamar High School Cheerleaders in second place; and Stone Middle School cheerleaders and North Lamar High School FFA tied for third place. The Traveling Spirit Award was won by Higgins …

North Lamar High School crowned Colleen Dawson as the 2019 Homecoming Queen at Friday night's game. Earlier on Friday Kobey Emeyabbi was named Homecoming King at the pep rally. 

The North Lamar Board of Trustees will discuss and take possible action on a campus improvement plan for Higgins Elementary School when it meets Monday at 6 p.m. in the administration building, 3130 N. Main St.

Dennis Hodgkiss’s first and sixth periods AP U.S. History classes at North Lamar High School dressed as significant figures from U.S. history on Oct. 8 for their independent studies projects. In this “Meeting of Minds” project, the students portrayed historical figures as they intermingled w…

Higgins Elementary kindergarten students Maverick Brown, Hailynn Calhoun and Joseph Dake use the Quiver app to scan in a color sheet and watch the characters come to life. All kindergarten students at Higgins Elementary are served in Gifted and Talented through two to three class visits per …

The North Lamar High School Marching Band, under the direction of Randy Jones, Jason R. Smith, Cristian Gomez and Marcus Lutz, with assistance from Gina Ervin and Chris Garza, traveled to Mineola on Monday to compete in the Mineola Marching Festival. Over 30 bands in class 2A -5A showed up t…

This week students are following daily movie themes with Tuesday’s being “Straight Outta Paris,” Wednesday’s “Space Jam,” “Back to the Future” on Thursday and “Friday Night Lights” on Friday.

Students and staff standouts from North Lamar High School were recognized for the first six weeks. Nominations by teachers were based on character, academics, attendance and overall representation of the core values of North Lamar ISD. Beginning front row left are Brady Garrison, Riley Cregg…

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.

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 1939, the school that is now known as Aaron Parker Elementary opened its doors. The school is still educating area students after 80 years.

 

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.

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 Career and Technology Department at North Lamar High School received a pallet of miscellaneous tools through Milwaukee Tools Technical Education Tool Donation Program. The donation of power tools and equipment will benefit students enrolled in Ag, Small Engine, Auto Tech and Construction…

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. “Making tape murals on the walls is a great w…

Paul Green and Casey Mitchell from Garrett's Bluff Masonic Lodge No. 860 presented Aaron Parker first-graders with dental kits from the Fantastic Teeth Program. Big smiles were flashed after they practiced brushing and flossing to impress the Tooth Fairy.

U.S. Marine Corporal Colton Wise with Kilo Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, spoke to the fourth-graders at Aaron Parker Elementary on Monday. His message of the importance of education resonated as he told the students math, science, history and reading are things he uses every …

North Lamar High School is hosting an informational Vaping Forum on Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium.  Parents and community members are invited to learn about vaping from Dr. Amanda Green, Medical Director of the Paris Lamar County Health Department. 

First-grade Gifted and Talented students Haydin Vandermeulen, left, and Noah Scarborough at Higgins Elementary are learning to code with Bee-Bots. Using measuring skills and directional codes, the students program the Bee-Bot to navigate the perimeter of the shape. Several other challenges w…

This six weeks, North Lamar ISD second-grader Adam Joudeh started a Lego Building Group at Aaron Parker Elementary. The group and their sponsor, Britany Creamer, meet once a week during recess to build and create with Legos. At the end of the six weeks, the students will have a building comp…