Tuesday, May 26, 2015  

Bring Your Own Technology Initiative

BYOT Guidelines

Starting Tuesday, 1/27, we will have a central, dedicated location for students to earn redemption hours. Our library will be open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00pm specifically for students needing to redeem credits. Mrs. Jenkins will be joined by two teachers, and they will work with students needing assistance, as well as ensuring that our redemption students are using their time productively. As stated on the redemption contract, students have other options for redeeming credits lost due to attendance, but this one is especially helpful because of the consistent availability. Non-redemption students may also be in the library, but Mrs. Jenkins and the two teachers will direct their efforts towards the redemption students first and foremost.

Redemption Expectations

  1.  Upon arrival, student must check in with a Late Night Lamar instructor.  Not doing so, will invalidate the earned hours for the specific day.
  2. Student must sign in and sign out every time he/she comes in or leaves the library (even to go to the bathroom). Not signing in or out will invalidate the earned hours for the specific day.
  3. Student must have his/her redemption form or make arrangements for the document.
  4. Student must work with assigned instructor.
  5. Student must be working.  Sleeping, sitting, doing nothing, talking/playing on phone, playing computer games etc. will not be allowed.
  6. Student will follow all school rules and expectations.
  7. Late Night Lamar is a privilege and any student not following the expectations may be asked to leave.
In the News
2015 Lamar Retirees

Thank you to a GREAT! group of Senior teachers and Office personel
who will be MISSED!
Craig Vogl, Steve Morris, Wayne Strittmatter, Jane Abel, Jonibeth Evans
Don Adair, Jeri Bowles, and John Heizelman

Exam Schedule

Secondary Fall Registration

Junior High Fall Registration, click (HERE) for more information
High School Fall Registration, click (
HERE) for more information


Lamar Summer School Registration

Lamar Summer School
Evening Registration

May 27
3:30 - 7:00 PM
Main Office

For more infomation about Summer School 2015 click (here)



Senior Awards Ceremony

Senior Awards Ceremony
Thursday, May 28th


Senior Class Meeting

For more information (click HERE)

Basketball Signing

Julius J signs to Weatherford College to play Basketball.

Lamar Tennis

On April 21st, Senior Michelle Torres finished second at the Regional Tennis Tournament and qualified for the State Tournament in College Station on May 12-13.  In another of her long list of accomplishments over the past four years at Lamar, she is the first tennis player in school history to advance to the State Tournament, and the first for AISD since 2006.

Lamar Received State Honors

I am happy to announce that Lamar received State Honors this past weekend at the Visual Arts Scholastic Event hosted by the Texas Art Educators Association. 9 students from AISD qualified for State. 6 from Lamar, 2 from MHS and 1 from Bowie. 4 out of the 6 Lamar students received State Medallions and 1 Gold Seal honors. A Gold Seal is the highest level of honor a student can receive as being Distinguished. Jourdain M. received the Gold Seal honor and his work, along with 177 pieces across the state of Texas will travel throughout the year to various shows, museums and colleges for display.
Here are the numbers:
VASE - Visual Arts Scholastic Event
29,000 entries submitted at the Regional Level across the state of Texas in 27 regions
1,785 entries qualified for State
177 received Gold Seals

9 AISD State Finalists (6 Lamar, 2 Martin, 1 Bowie)
5 State Medallions – Exemplary (4 Lamar and 1 Martin)
2 Gold Seal Winners – Distinguished (Lamar and Martin)

Way to go Lamar Art Department.

Media Fair 2015 Winners

Digital Graphics - Natalie T. won Silver, title "Pride of Lamar", Teacher - Don Adair
Digital Graphics - Dulce C.,
Honorable Mentioned, title "Lilac", Teacher - Don Adair

Digital Video - Deja S., won Gold, "Best of Show", title "Stalker",
Teacher - Greg Cartwright
Digital Video - Kyler R., Amir M., Andre B., Matthew S.
Silver, title "All A Dream" Teacher - Greg Cartwright

Programming & Application Development 
Amanda L. won
Gold title "House", Teacher - Jane Abel
Programming & Application Development
Michael C. won
Silver, title "Dragon Curve", Teacher - Jane Abel

Rotary Four-Way Speech

Julian Q won the regional round of the Rotary Four-Way Speech contest and will progress on to the state level. Congratulations, Julian!

District UIL

 UIL Computer Application students placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd  at the District Meet March
Uzodinma M, Bronze, Jonathan T, Gold, David S, Silver

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NTHS 2015 Induction Ceremony

Lamar Boys Soccer Team goes to Pope Elementary each week and reads to the
First Graders.

Calendar of Events


Lamar Graduate

Connor Berry, a 2013 Lamar Graduate, attends Baylor University and sings with Baylor VirtuOSO, a contemporary acappella music group. VirtuOSO recently made it to the 2015 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella Finals in New York City and placed 4th in the competition.

Way to go Connor! You make Lamar Proud!

Athletic Forms
Athletic Participation Forms and our AISD Athletic Parent/Student Handbook is now online and active.
For forms click (

2015 Vikings
Summer Strength and Conditioning Camp
Coach Delay has developed a plan for the summer strength and conditioning sessions
Google doc Registration click (
For more information click (

Media Fair 2015

Lamar High School junior Deja S.
for more information click (

Interested in a career in medicine? Want to start in high school? Learn about our Health Science classes
by clicking on Image

Lamar Art Department Contest Winners

On February 7 th over 2000 high school students competed in the annual regional art V.A.S.E. Competition in Mansfield . 13 students brought back regional medals in their division. These students are: (bottom right):
Skye K, Dulce C, Dallas S, Kelsi J, Alora C, Madison H, Frida R, Luz C, Paola A, Alexis G, Natalie T, Jourdain B, and not pictured Tashuyn P.

Only 10 percent of these 2000 will get to advance to state.This year Mrs. Thomas will be taking 6 Lamar students to the Hilton Anatole in Dallas April 24-25th.  They are: ( bottom right):
Jourdain B, Alora C, Frida R, Natalie T, Skye K, and Kelsi J.
Please congratulate and encourage these students!

Academic Decathlon

Honors Students:  Tara F, Sarah (bronze in Economics and 5th place out of all Honors students present), and Ritu P (bronze in Language & Literature, gold for Lamar's top Honors student, and 4th Place out of all Honors students present)

Scholastic Students:  Jenna H (bronze in Speech), Dulce M (gold in Language & Literature), and Rebecca V (bronze in Music, silver in Art, silver in Social Science, gold in Science, gold for Lamar's top Scholastic student, and 4th place out of all Scholastic students present)

Varsity Students:  Mycah B (gold in speech), Zahraa I, and Pamela A (bronze in Economics, silver in Essay, silver in Social Science, gold in Interview, gold for Lamar's top Varsity student, and silver out of all Varsity students present)

We took 2nd Place at Super Quiz and came in Second Place OVERALL!

first row left to right - Haley W. (4th place PSA team)  Linda Tran (2nd place Public Health team) , Annisaa H. ( 2nd place  Public Health team) Sarah A. (2nd Place Public Health team)  Naponi J. (4th Place Persuasive Speaking)   back row - Brianna W.  (4th Place PSA team) Reasat B. (2nd Place Public Health team) Sierra S. (4th Place PSA team) Uzo M. (3rd place Public Health Team).  Lauren P. - not pictured (1st place Medical Spelling)

26 LHS HOSA members (Health Occupation Students of America) competed in Killeen, TX.  LHS Medical Spelling and Public Health team advanced to State competition in April.

AVID National
Demonstration School

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.



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