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…

North Lamar ISD students and staff are working without computers today as IT staff address the Thursday night cyber attack that infected the school’s network and servers, technology director Glenda Parson said.

North Lamar High School will have a Showcase from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 to highlight its academic programs, present college and school information and showcase the clubs and organizations on campus.

North Lamar ISD was the victim of a ransomware virus Thursday night. Staff are still working to restore network information, district public relations director Carla Coleman said. 

North Lamar High School will have a Showcase from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 to highlight its academic programs, present college and school information and showcase the clubs and organizations on campus.

North Lamar ISD will celebrate Aaron Parker Elementary with an “80 Years in the Making” reception on Sept. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. Aaron Parker is seeking memorabilia to share at the celebration.

Football season is another week closer, and each of our local teams completed the first week of scrimmages. More scrimmages will take place Thursday and Friday, and a full schedule of the scrimmage slate can be seen on today’s sports page.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.