In their latest list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools for 2016, The Washington Post listed Lamar High School at rank 277, once again placing it within the top 1% nationally. The ranking was based on a ratio called the Challenge Index, created by Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews.
In light of the recent presidential election, many HISD families have questions about the possible impact a new administration may have on them personally. We strive to ensure that our schools are safe spaces where a student’s race, ethnicity, religion, or immigration status do not create any barriers to that child’s education. We have created this document to address some questions HISD families may have regarding their immigration status and our commitment to protect students from discrimination and harassment.
Lamar's JROTC competed the HISD Fall Classic. This is a two part competition where the Physical Training, Color Guard and Service Drill Team compete in many different stages to show how much and how fast they've learned the material. This years competition took place October 14 and October 22,2016. Lamar was well represented by all three teams.
Lamar's Speech and Debate team has earned a significant recognition from the National Speech and Debate Association, the 200 Club award. The speech and debate team is currently ranks in top 8% of schools nation wide for debate.
Five of Lamar's female Athletes signed to play college sports on November 10,2016. These athletes represent some of Lamar's most talented in their respective sports. Lamar is proud to have its students representing us on the collegiate level next year in volleyball, softball, track and cross country and Lacrosse.
Attention Lamar parents and family members, community members, and parents interested in Lamar: You are invited to join us for our first Lunch and Learn of 2016 – 2017 school year on Friday, November 18th from 12:30pm – 1:30pm in the Lamar Library. Please join us for lunch as you learn about Academics Pathways. We will be discussing some of the many student organizations here at Lamar and the importance of student involvement. Please click on the link to RSVP for lunch made by our Culinary Arts students.
Lamar's Marching Band competed in the Region 23 marching contest on October 25,2016. Receiving a division one rating. The band will be advancing to Area Competition based on the scores receives. This is the first time Marching Band has advanced to Area in Lamar's history.
Houston is hosting Super Bowl LI, the first Super Bowl after 50 historic games past. Come share in the excitement that surrounds the arrival of the nations biggest games to our city, with the Touchdown Tour. The Touchdown Tour is a free event open to the public. Come enjoy music,games,food and fun for the whole family at the Touchdown Tours around Houston.
8:00 AM SAT @ Lamar
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Freshman Girl's Basketball vs. Yates
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM JV Girl's Basketball vs. Yates
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Varsity Girl's Basketball vs. Yates
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Tour of Lamar
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM JV Boy's Basketball vs. Bellaire
PowerUp laptop checks are December 5 – 9. Students are expected to have their laptops with them every day.