Friday, March 27, 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

Facility Naming

Come join us in honoring Principal Jimmy Jones, Coach Eddie and Debbie Peach in the naming of the new Facilities for Arlington AISD future students.


March 30th and April 1st
are testing dates for
ENGLISH I and ENGLISH II End of Course Exams.

click here for more information

Lamar's New Athletic Coordinator

Please join us in congratulating Kay Giocondo, Lamar girls varsity soccer head coach, on being named Lamar High School athletic coordinator! Coach Giocondo has served as interim athletic coordinator since June 2014. She grew up outside of Syracuse N.Y., attended the University of Arizona as a student athlete on a softball scholarship, and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Secondary Physical Education.  She taught at Butler Elementary and Nichols Junior High prior to coming to Lamar in the summer of 1992.  She has been the varsity girls soccer coach for the past 23 years where, in her words, "I have had the honor and privilege to coach many outstanding student athletes." She has also coached volleyball, softball and cross country during her tenure at LHS. Coach Giocondo is widely respected as a person of exceptional integrity and organizational ability, as well as having a deep appreciation for the benefits and challenges of being a student athlete. We are thrilled and honored to have Coach Giocondo serving as our new athletic coordinator. Way to go, Gio!

AISD Education Celebration

As you are aware, our AISD Education Celebration! is fast approaching on
Friday, April 17 at Six Flags Over Texas.  This has enormous potential to raise money for your school and the Arlington ISD Education Foundation – probably much more than any other fundraising event.   For every $20 ticket purchased, $5 goes directly back to your school.  We need your help to make this a success for AISD and capitalize on this great opportunity!  A limited number of tickets remain so we need to make sure we encourage parents, staff and boosters to buy tickets soon.
Order tickets here:

Parent Satisfaction Survey

The Arlington Independent School District is committed to becoming a premier school district in the United States. To continue to move forward in this journey to excellence, the district is continuing to gather data from stakeholders to determine where we are as a district and to set realistic, measurable goals for continuous improvement.
The parent satisfaction survey allows parents to provide input on parent engagement for each school. Please communicate with your parents in the most effective way and ask them to complete this short survey (about 10 minutes). The survey can be accessed online at

The Parent Satisfaction Survey will be open from March 2 to 31.

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!

Signing Day


Keaton Bates - Southern Methodist University
Landry Bray - Southwestern University (Georgetown)
Jordan Sturgeon - Southwestern University (Georgetown)

Madeline Walsh - Saint Mary's University

Mathew Kahlig - College of Idaho

Michelle Torres - Point Loma Nazarene University (San Diego)

Girls Basketball
Dezirae Hampton - New Mexico Junior College

Girls Soccer
Savanna Bryant - Texas Women's University

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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Calendar of Events


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.

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

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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