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) will meet next Monday, March 10, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. in the Lamar High School 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.
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!
The Rangerettes Varsity Drill Team dazzled the dance floor and the judges this past Saturday, February 22, 2014, at the Showtime International Dance Contest as the team wrapped up its competition season. For the third consecutive year, the Rangerettes were named the Grand Champions, outscoring the other high schools in its division.The team was awarded “Best In Category” for each of their Jazz, Pom, and Hip Hop team routines. Team Pom received special recognition with the “Applause” award for originality and creativity. Additionally, the Rangerette Officer Line was awarded the Champions Circle Award, and “Best in Category” for each of their three routines competed. Congratulations officers: Col. Emily Broaddus, Lt. Col. Jackie Roman, Lt. Liza Koshy, Lt. Alanna Van Nostrand, Sgt. Meagan Bales, and Sgt. Caitlyn Randle. The team also earned the High Point award for all Team routines and Officer routines at the HISD Dance Competition on February 8. Individual Rangerettes also won awards for their solos and trios at both competitions. The team is directed by Tara Williams and Hailey Hendricks. Congratulations on a wonderful competition season.
Registration for all students, new to Lamar, those accepted on a transfer (Magnet or as space available), and all students that are not currently enrolled in an HISD school, will be in April at Lamar. Students zoned to Lamar High School that are currently attending an HISD middle school will not have to register at this time. The following are the dates for Registration: April 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 Time for the registration: 4:15 - 6:00 p.m.
The emphasis was on the “student” part of student-athlete Wednesday afternoon as more than 75 Houston ISD’s seniors, one-third of them from Lamar, signed symbolic certificates to continue their educations and athletic careers at a National Signing Day ceremony.The male and female athletes gathered with their coaches, principals, and parents on February 5 to celebrate their achievements, and to hear sage advice about their futures at the Region IV Education Service Center in northwest Houston.
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM SAT Testing @ Lamar
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM JV-B Boy's Soccer vs. Bellaire
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM Key Club Meeting
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Cheer Clinic for JV and Varsity Squad
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM JV Softball vs. Bellaire
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM Key Club Meeting
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM JV Softball vs. Bellaire
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Cheer Clinic for JV and Varsity Squad