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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Everett Elementary School Principal Lora Sanders has released the fifth six weeks honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.
U.S. Air Force Airman Logan E. Liles graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.
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.
North Lamar High School graduate Austin Allison graduated basic training June 21 with the U.S. Marine Corps in San Diego, California.
North Lamar ISD seeks helping hands to touch up the panther paws painted on the roads and parking lots throughout the school district’s campus. The Saturday painting will last from 8 to 11 a.m.
Paris native and North Lamar High School graduate Jennifer Wirges has traveled the country, competing against some of the best marching bands in the world and hopes to go out with a bang in her final year.
With school out for summer vacation, North Lamar ISD has begun repairs and renovation work at several district schools.
Also on the agenda are a facilities update from Rick Landis and consideration and approval of the 2019-20 Education Service Center 8 contract. The board has scheduled an executive session to review personnel matters and for real estate discussion.
A career and technical student from North Lamar High School has won one of the nation's highest awards at the 2019 SkillsUSA Championships.
The North Lamar High School Band drum majors Stoney Shelton, Christi Miles and Bonnie Dong attended the SASI drum major camp at University of North Texas.
Alden George had a deep love for North Lamar ISD and its students, to which his decades with the school system as a teacher and coach stand as a testament.
North Lamar ISD is struggling to reduce staff at a pace equivalent to its falling enrollment. Despite the financial straits, however, trustees guaranteed the district’s teachers will see state-mandated raises this coming school year.
Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training is a 40-hour course that prepares law enforcement and EMS personnel to respond to active shooter scenarios. In Tuesday’s training, instructors set up simulations based on past events for local participants to work through at Travis High School of Choice.
The North Lamar Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing for its Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget when it meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the North Lamar Administration Office.
After winning first place at the Beta State Convention, North Lamar High School student Merideth Puckett claimed the National Beta Performing Arts Solo, Duo and Trio Championship at the national convention on June 19-22 in Oklahoma City at the Cox Convention Center. Puckett, who sang “Feelin…
North Lamar ISD finished in the top 25 schools across the state by placing 16th in UIL’s 2019 4A Lone Star Cup standings.
The 2018-19 North Lamar High School yearbook was once again under fire last week, this time for printing quotes attributed to seniors who say the words were not the ones they chose.
The Gifted and Talented students at Bailey Intermediate ended the year by creating their own taco truck businesses.
On Thursday, recent North Lamar graduates Zach Huffman and Garrett Holzwarth ended their careers as competitors in the University Interscholastic League by shattering school records for gold medals earned in a single year.
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…
Aaron Parker Elementary and Bailey Intermediate schools each were awarded Curb Appeal trophies for creating a welcoming outside appearance to their campuses.
The setting sun over R.L. Maddox Stadium could not outshine the beaming faces of the North Lamar High School Class of 2019 as the Panthers bid farewell to one chapter of their lives and took their first steps in the next.
The North Lamar High School Band presented its Spring Concert on May 18. Before a full audience, they received the Sudler Shield Award by Sudler Shield Chairman W. Dale Warren.
Welding students at North Lamar High School recently earned their Tig Tacker Certification. Upon graduation, Evan Michael, Cody Coward, Bryce Evans, Jorge Gonzalez-Busillos, Juan Cervantes and Courtney Esqueda were ready for the job market. David Vanderburg with Turner Industries tested the …
Named as the 2019-2020 North Lamar High School drum majors are Christi Miles, Stoney Shelton and Bonnie Dong. Miles and Shelton will be seniors and Dong will be a sophomore. The three will lead the practices and performances of the award winning NL Marching Band during next year’s marching season.
Oftentimes, getting children enthusiastic about learning can be the biggest challenge for teachers. But North Lamar educators Amber Soliz and Heather Reaves have been able to meet that challenge time and again.
Walmart manager Sam Samford congratulated Aaron Parker Principal Kristin Hughes on receiving a check from the Walmart Giving Community Grants program for $1,250 recently.
About 25 North Lamar High School graduates gathered Tuesday evening in the high school auditorium for Baccalaureate services leading to graduation at 7 p.m. Saturday at R.L. Maddox Stadium.
Both the Class 4A No. 2-ranked North Lamar Pantherettes and the Class 2A No. 9-ranked Honey Grove Lady Warriors are surging through their postseason brackets, and both are making history in the process.
WACO — North Lamar graduate and Oklahoma State University student Melody Shannon was named a finalist in a recent Texas Farm Bureau annual Collegiate Discussion Meet.
The North Lamar ISD Board of Trustees decided on the leadership that will head the board for the coming year, naming the new board president, vice president and secretary.
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.
Paris native Michael Loehr joined the United States Air Force right out of high school, and at age 21 became a member of one of the world’s elite jet demonstration teams.
The Bailey Intermediate Green Committee, pictured, recently reached out to parents for donations of flowers and plants to landscape the front of their campus. Through their inquiry, Red River Landscaping learned of the groups’ project and decided to help the fourth- and fifth-grade students.…
North Lamar ISD Director of Transportation Clint Hildreth recognized three bus drivers for going beyond in transporting students safely to and from school each day.
The North Lamar ISD Board of Trustees hosted a special called meeting today at 7:30 a.m. to canvass and certify the results of the May 4 election for three council seats.