Lamar is an AVID National Demonstration School. This recognition is earned for beingan exemplary model of the Advancement Via Individual Determination program and demonstrating the very best AVID methodologies and strategies. They join Carter and Hutcheson junior highs in achieving this high honor; of the4,800 schools implementing AVID. Approximately 120 schools have this designation.
CAS is an integral part of the Lamar High School IB Diploma for the two years of the program. Participation in each of the three areas (creativity, action, and service) is required each year. The IB Organization requires that important educational experiences also take place outside of the classroom. The willingness to be of service to the community is seen as an important complement to the intellectual development of the student.
Dallas and Jada chose as one of their activities to volunteer for the North Texas Basset Rescue's Annual Basset Shuffle by drawing pictures of Basset Hounds. They raised and donated close to $300 by selling each picture for $5. That comes out to 60 custom sketches in about 4 hours.
Thank you for your hard work and compassion for this rescue group!