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    • Good Friday Absences

      Many families consider Good Friday to be a religious Holy Day. If you choose to observe this Holy Day, you must submit to the school attendance office a written excuse documenting the religious observance and/or an artifact from the religious observance you attended. The written excuse must be received by the school within three days.

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    • Lamar High School Moves Up to 180 in the Rankings of the Most Academically Rigorous and Successful Schools in America

      Lamar High School is proud to be in the top 1% of American high schools as rated by The Washington Post. There are approximately 22,000 high schools in this country and Lamar moved up in the rankings to number 180 nationwide, with a Challenge Index ratio of 4.482. This the second year that Lamar has been ranked in the top 1%. Lamar ranks number 37 among all Texas high schools.

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    • Lamar's 2013-2014 State of the School is Available

      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.

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    • Public vs Private Schools—Always a Question

      An article has appeared in TakePart by a noted author of two books and an assistant professor of an undergraduate Roman Catholic, Jesuit liberal arts college. In his article, he states that most people believe the misconception that private and charter schools are better than public schools. To draw your own conclusion and read his article, please click on the link below: http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/03/28/public-vs-private-schools-charters-branding

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    • The Lamar Boys Varsity Golf Team Captured the 20-5A District Championship

      Lamar fired a 2-day team score of 655. Bellaire finished second with a team score of 667. Evan Morreale shot the low round for Lamar with a 79 and 76. Jake Benefield finished second with 84 and 81. The girls finished second to Bellaire on Monday with Rachel Hanchera carding the low round for Lamar. Aelish Brown finished second for Lamar with an 85. Both boys and girls varsity teams begin regional play next week at Eagle Pointe Golf Club in Mt. Belvieu,Texas.

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    • Watch the Official Lamar 'Happy' Video

      Organized by history teacher, Kathleen Mundy and edited by Lamar student, Andrew Haworth, this smile provoking video is a great example of Communicators and Risk-takers at Lamar High School. This could be the happiest 4 minutes you'll have all day.

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    • Registration for Incoming Ninth Grade Students Will Be in April

      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.

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    • Lamar's UIL District 20-5A Results

      UIL District 20-5A ResultsCompetition took place on Saturday, March 29 at Westside High School. Students placing first through third or on a first place team will advance to Regionals to be held the first weekend in May.

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    • Congratulation to the Cast and Crew of "August: Osage County" for Third Place at District

      The cast and crew of Lamar's UIL One-Act play presentation "August: Osage County" placed third at the District 20-5A One-Act play contest this past Saturday at Madison High School. In addition to this honor, four acting and one technical awards were received. Eliseo Valerio and Samantha Donaldson were selected to the Honorable Mention All-Star cast. Hannah Friend and Elli Devine were selected to the All-Star cast. Charity Sells received an Outstanding Technician award. Next week the cast will be performing the play for the school on Wednesday, April 9 and Thursday, April 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the Lamar Theater.

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    • Lamar’s Teacher of the Year and First-Year Teacher of the Year

      The Lamar and HISD criteria for selecting a Teacher of the Year is established by Texas Education Agency based on State and National guidelines. Lamar High School’s teacher of the year will be submitted to HISD for Teacher of the Year in March.Candidates should be skillful, dedicated teachers who plan to actively continue classroom teaching. They should take an active role in their communities, as well as their schools, and be professional, poised and articulate. The most important criterion in evaluating nominees is their ability to inspire a love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities. A candidate who accepts a position in school administration prior to the selection of the state finalist is not eligible to advance in the state competition.Candidates must be poised and articulate and have good public-speaking skills. The nominee must present a professional image and have a well-groomed appearance.

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