Thursday, October 30, 2014  

Bring Your Own Technology Initiative

BYOT Guidelines


Message from Mr. Hagman

October 24, 2014

Dear Viking students and families,

            On Thursday, 10/23/14, the local CBS affiliate ran a story on their 10 o’clock news program that cast a heavy shadow on Lamar High School. This past summer, pictures of three of our cheerleaders surfaced, and they did not reflect well on the girls or on Lamar. The behaviors evident in the pictures warranted action from our administrators and head cheerleading coach, and the cheerleaders were given consequences commensurate with those detailed in the AISD Student Code of Conduct. The Family Educational Right to Privacy Act prevents the disclosure of a student’s infraction and disciplinary consequences, hence, their punishments cannot and will not be shared with anyone besides the student, the student’s parents and school staff members on a need-to-know basis.

            Since the pictures came to the school’s attention, Lamar has followed AISD policy, and the three cheerleaders have separately either satisfactorily met the requirements of their consequences, or the Lamar administration has appropriately responded to the failure to do so. As a result, the matter is settled and we are moving forward. No one is happy with what occurred in the pictures; they are embarrassing for our school, and they are not representative of past and present Vikings or the Lamar Way.

           Every day, Lamar High School students make choices about their personal behavior. Sometimes these choices have positive consequences, and sometimes they have negative consequences. We are here to guide and educate our students, which includes supporting them when they have made poor decisions. We encourage our students, expect excellence from them, and when they falter, we correct them and support them as we would any other student. We take very seriously that we are modeling appropriate behavior for our students with regard to allowing students to move forward after making mistakes. We can all uphold high standards for behavior while expecting improvement each day. This is an appeal to our better selves, to recognize our humanity while striving to exceed it. That’s what I’m going to do, and that’s what I’m asking you to do.

Andy Hagman, Principal


Halloween Costumes
 I am channeling my inner Ebeneezer Scrooge earlier in the season than usual.
Students are not allowed to wear Halloween costumes on Friday.
Mr. Hagman


Greetings Viking Parents,

We are very fortunate to offer our students numerous extra-curricular opportunities, and we are fortunate that so many of our students are involved in multiple activities. Occasionally, students will have conflicting events on the same day, and the attached memo delineates expectations for students and staff in navigating those conflicts. We have asked our coaches and sponsors to review the memo with their students and to provide them a copy. If you have any questions about the process, please let me know.   
For more information click


Left to right. Jason R, Juan P, Hunter S, Austin F, Jack M, Austin B - (Thor)
Adam L, Steven H, Brandon G, Jake Stewart


Calendar of Events

Click on Agenda to see a list of events.


Advanced Academics Open House
November 10, 2014
Professional Development Center (near The Parks Mall)

Viking families,
The AISD is hosting an advanced academics open house to highlight college-ready programs that are available to our students. In addition to displays, teachers and students will be available to answer questions about each of the programs that will be highlighted:  Advanced Placement, Dual Credit, International Baccalaureate and AVID. This is a great opportunity to learn about what makes each program distinctive, as well as characteristics that they have in common. Our students will begin the scheduling process for the 2015-2016 school year in January and February of 2015, and this event will aid the decision making process for our families. Representatives from TCC and our College GO Centers will also be available to explain the college application and financial aid application processes. We look forward to seeing you there.

Technology Survey

We know how important technology is in today's day and age.  We want our students to have access to the best 21st century tools so that they will be better prepared for their future.  We need your input as we work through the process of assessing our technology across the school district.  We're using an online survey called BrightBytes Clarity to get feedback from our students, teachers, and also from you.  Using the URL below, please take a moment to tell us about your experience with technology. It should only take about 10 minutes.  We'll be looking at your feedback, along with our student and teacher feedback, to give us a picture of how our students are using technology to learn in AISD. 
Thank you for your help!

Parent Survey


Faculty/Staff survey


Student Survey


The time frame is the entire month of October 1-31

Lamar High School PTA

How to Pay for College Without Going Broke
A Free Parent Workshop, October 9th
Click here for more information

Tuesdays & Thursdays • 3 - 7p.m. in the Library
Math tutor available on Tuesdays • Science tutor available on Thursdays

Senior Portraits

Monday, Nov. 24          7:35am-2:45pm                            Auditorium (Retake Day)
Tuesday, Nov. 25         7:35am-2:45pm                           Auditorium (Retake Day)

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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