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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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…

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.