Welcome to Sidney Lanier Middle School, home of the Purple Pups. Lanier Middle School opened its doors to students in 1926 as a Junior High School. Over the years many notable alumni have passed through Lanier’s hallways. Walter Cronkite, Denton Cooley, Linda Ellerbee, Brianna Golodryga and Mark White are just a few famous Purple Pups. Lanier’s enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year is 1385 students. Lanier is a Vanguard/Gifted and Talented Magnet School. Qualified gifted and talented students who live within Houston ISD may apply and are selected through a lottery system. Our student population is quite diverse and provides an opportunity for students to build relationships over time and to enhance their middle school experience. We attract students from over 45 HISD elementary schools as well as private schools. Lanier also has a zoned population where students who live in our attendance zone are automatically accepted to Lanier. Lanier is the first middle school in HISD to offer an authorized International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP) and has been doing so since 2003. The rigorous IBMYP program aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who create a more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Lanier has won numerous awards and commendations. Under the new TEA accountability guidelines, Lanier Met Standard and received all three commendations in Mathematics, Reading and Student Progress. Lanier has been an Anti-Defamation League No Place for Hate school since 2006 Lanier has won national debate tournaments, national dance competitions, as well as being among the finest orchestra, band and choir middle school groups in the City of Houston as well as the State of Texas. We also offer a wide variety of sports and clubs at Lanier. We invite you to come and visit our school.
Duke Tip 7th Grade Talent Search Informational Webinar
On Wednesday, October 9 from noon to 1 p.m. (EST), the Duke University Talent Identification Program will offer a webinar overview of the enrollment process for the Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search, including step-by-step instructions for determining student eligibility and registering online and by paper. This presentation is perfect for parents who are considering whether to enroll their student in the 7th Grade Talent Search.
Webinars are live video presentations streamed over the Internet. During thepresentation, participants can type in questions, talk to the presenter overthe phone, or just listen.
This webinar is free and open to anyone who would like to participate, but participants do need to register online by Monday, October 7. After you register, you will receive an email with the webinar link andinstructions on how to log in to the presentation. For more information on the Duke Tip program, see their website http://tip.duke.edu/node/42 or contact Dr. Terry at email@example.com.
Summer Assignments/Learning Opportunities
Incoming 6th Grade ELA
Lanier Uniform and Gear Store Hours
School Store hours of operation for the for the 2013-14 school year: Store Hours
Baseball tryouts are Thursday and Friday February 6th and 7th at Linkwood Park (3699 Norris Dr. Houston, TX 77025) from 4:00 – 6:15pm. A completed baseball packet must be completed before a player is allowed to tryout. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Cabell firstname.lastname@example.org