Find out the latest information compiled in the "2013-2014 State of the School" publication reporting on Lamar High School's outstanding test scores, academics, business administration magnet, culinary, agricultural, athletics, and fine arts programs, as well as the alumni and PTO, special services, and awards.
Appreciation is due to the students, alumni, staff, and community members who have made suggestions for a new Lamar High School mascot. The Lamar Student Council has discussed and given input to various ideas. The Lamar Site Based Decision Making Committee (SDMC) met Monday, March 10, at noon in the Lamar Alumni Conference Room for final discussions. After the final choice has been approved by administration, an announcement of the new mascot is expected by Friday, March 14, 2014.
In January 2014, the Houston Independent School District joined numerous other school systems across the nation to enact policy that will end the use of ethnic groups as mascot symbols. This move will afford a unique opportunity for Lamar High School. For the first time in seventy-six years, we will choose a new icon to represent the pride and passion shared by our students, alumni, staff, and community. The Lamar Student Council is currently in the process of reviewing mascot suggestions. Anyone who would like to submit a proposal for consideration may do so by sending an email to Lamar High School Principal, Dr. James McSwain, at email@example.com. All proposals should be unique, non-ethnic in nature, and relate to the culture, heritage, and history of Lamar High School. Include a brief paragraph explaining these characteristics with your suggestion.Nominations will be reviewed to insure that they represent our culture, history, and heritage and to see that they are unique in nature. The proposals will then be evaluated by the Lamar Site-based Decision Making Committee where a final decision will be made later this spring. The SDMC is the official representative body of the school and includes students, teachers, and other staff, parents, community members, and alumni in its membership.
The 54th Annual Lamar FFA Livestock/Horticulture Show and Auction will be held on the front lawn of Lamar High School on Thursday through Saturday, March 27-29, 2014. The judging of the student projects will be at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 28. The live auction of plants and animals will begin with the Mexican Breakfast Buffet at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 29. The silent auction is 9:30 a.m. – noon and the live auction begins at 11:00 a.m.Please note that cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted as payment. The proceeds from the auction go into the Lamar FFA Booster Club Account.
Lamar Wood Shop Club placed second in the citywide competition on Saturday, March 8. They were given one and a half hours and limited tools and wood to construct a bench. Pictured are the two representative junior Angel Munoz and senior Shahrukh Kadir.
The presentation was a Powerpoint with a tolerance exercise called "Crossing the Line!," for the Youth Ambassador Student Exchange. It dealt with bullying, tolerance, acceptance, culture, and peace. Dr. Grier was in attendance for the presentation of the Youth Ambassador Student Exchange. This is one of the world's most contemporary worldwide education program and the only formal public secondary exchange between the United States and Israel. During the exchange, the Youth Ambassadors live with host families and attend classes at local schools; they make presentations on their home with the host student and answer questions relating to topics like culture, sports and politics. Lamar partnered with Bellaire High School in this exchange. This experience becomes a catalyst and the basis for an appreciation of the differences in people and their ways of life for the Youth Ambassadors.
HISD schools will be open on April 18, 2014 and May 26, 2014 for students, faculty, and support staff. This decision adheres to the district’s calendar, which designated the Spring Holiday and Memorial Day as makeup days. Students are expected to be in attendance on these days.
Students except those in the Spanish Speaking events will be competing at the district level on March 29. Along with the winning categories students also participated in Ready Writing, Spelling, Science and Calculator Applications. Students who received recognition are noted below along with their coach. Feature Writing - Coach Kanitha Hills3rd place Celia GarciaOutstanding Finalist - Bryan Cooksey and Jyranice Jackson Headline Writing - Coach Kanitha Hills3rd place - Jyranice JacksonOutstanding Finalist - Frank Gonzalez News Writing - Coach Kanitha HillsOutstanding Finalist - Bryan CookseyOutstanding Finalist - Frank GonzalezNumber Sense - Coach Jerome SimonSecond Place Team2nd place-Zaid Bhojani Prose/Poetry in Spanish - Coach Mery LatigoOutstanding Finalist Wendy Ramiro TV Commercial in Spanish - Coach Mery LatigoOutstanding Finalist Ammi Miranda
Continuing a long tradition of success, the Lamar Swimming and Diving team captured District 20-5A Championships. This was the fourth title in a row for the Boys' team, with Seniors being able to boast "never having lost to Bellaire!" The girls' title push was spurred by a dual meet loss to the rival Cardinals. At District, it was a twenty-fourth year in a row for Lamar. The divers swept the points in both boys and girls diving, staking the "Lamar to a lead that they would never relinquish." Senior Danielle Brown won both the 200 Free and 100 Fly, while also teaming with Norely Ramos, Jazmin Hernandez, and Katie Reiff to win the Sprint Relay. Thirty-three athletes went on to the regional meet where Lamar places eighth overall in girls and fourth overall in boys. At regionals Nolan Hines, John Neilsen, Alan Bourgeois, and Safa Anya broke the Lamar School record in the freestyle relay, while qualifying to compete at State in 200 yd. Medley Relay, where they finished tenth. At State, Anya set new Lamar record in the 100 breaststroke and 100 Fly, finishing ninth and fourth respectively. Anya posted All-American qualifying times in both events, leading the Lamar boys' team to twenty-first in the State.
The Lamar varsity softball team beat the Westside Wolves last night in an 8 inning battle with a score of 7-5. Sophomore Brooke Gilliard was the winning pitcher and had 11 strike outs. As a team, we had 7 runs on 12 hits. We had 6 extra base hits and 5 errors. Courtney Taylor hit a home run. Taylor Mitchell hit a stand up triple. Please congratulate all the varsity players on a job well done!!! WAY TO GO LADIES!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Cheer Clinic for JV and Varsity Squad
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM JV Baseball vs. Reagan
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Water Polo vs. Clear Creek
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Varsity Softball vs. Westbury
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Varsity Baseball vs. Westside
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM General Tour of Lamar
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Cheer Clinic for JV and Varsity Squad
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Varsity Boy's Soccer vs. Madison
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Choosing a College
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Varsity Girl's Soccer vs. Madison