In its latest list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools for 2017, The Washington Post lists Lamar High School at rank 152.
This ranking places Lamar not only in the top 1% of all high schools nationally, but also as one of the highest ranking comprehensive
high schools in Texas.
Lamar High School’s robotics club, the DiscoBots, celebrated their most prolific season in their 10-year history during the 2017-18 academic calendar. This year's team made it all the way to worlds. Each year the team is challenged to design, program, and build robots for both VEX and FIRST robotics competitions.
Spring finals will be Thursday May 18th -Thursday May 25th. Seniors will start taking thier finals Thursday May 18th peiords 7th and 8th and Friday May 19th periods 3rd and 4th. Seniors will take exams during regularly scheduled periods and exempt seniors must report to ALL periods. The rest of the school's finals will May 22nd through May 25th. On those days school will end on 1:00PM.
Lamar would like to take this opportunity to extend our congratulations to you and your family on the upcoming achievement of your high school diploma. Putting on the cap and gown is both a poignant and festive occasion for everyone. Make sure you know the important dates and guidelines, so that you are ready top walk across the stage.
Julia Heymach is going to take part in the Texas State Track Meet in 800, 1,600 and 3,200 after a rule change lifted the long-standing ban on entering all three distance races. Heymach is the state record-holder in the 1,600, finishing in 4 minutes, 40.97 seconds en route to gold in 2015. She was signed to Stanford after winning the 1,600 and 3,200 that spring.
Lamar's Baseball team has had an amazing 2017 season. At the start of the season the team was unranked but after having a perfect 14-0 district season, they are now ranked number 1 in the State. The Texans are in pursuit of a State Championship so come out and support them at their next game is Thursday May 11,2018 at Ridge Point H. S. starting at 7 PM. Check out the news store done by KPRC.
Calling all Lamar Parents and those interested in coming to Lamar! We would like you to join us as we introduce our very own student tech start-up, the Lamar Techsans, on Friday, May 19th from 12:30pm - 1:30pm in the Lamar Library. We will also have a special guest appearance from Ms. Anne Sung, our HISD School Board Trustee.
Back in September 2017, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) stated they were conducting a study to examine the degree of content overlap between the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and some national tests (SAT suite of assessments and ACT/ACT Aspire) to update the allowable substitute assessments and cut scores that can be used in place of the STAAR End-of-Courses (EOCs) to meet graduation requirements.
The Soccer Boys had another great season this year. They received many awards and had three boys commit to play in college. Congrats to all players.
The Lamar High School community honors and celebrates its 80th anniversary with alumni from every graduating class. Lamar also broke ground on a new 21st century facility.
HISD will host a Community Meeting to discuss the vote on Proposition 1 and Recapture. Member of the Board of Education and the HISD budgeting and financial General Manager will be on hand to answer any questions. This event will take place April 17,2017 at 6:30 PM at Mark White Elementary School.
Over Spring Break Lamar's Band and Orchestra traveled to Orlando Florida to attend a musical clinical.
On Tuesday March 7,2017 Lamar named the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year and New Teacher of the Year. Ms. Kamla was named Teacher of the Year and Mr. Crayton was named New Teacher of the Year. Both teachers go above the normal calls of classroom duty.
Are you looking for something to get your younger kids out of the house and active over the summer? The Lamar Summer Sports and Enrichment Camp might be what you are looking for. The summer camp is for kids aged 6-12. Children will enjoy arts & Crafts, Bowling, Computer Exploration, movie Camp, Soccer, Basketball. In the huddle (Dialogue with Lamar athletes) Softball, Swimming, Free drinks at lunch and snack time, meeting new friends, indoor/outdoor activities, free t-shirt, summer fun, great facilities and a counselor to camper ratio of 10-1.
Four of Lamar's Cadets competed for the Superior Instructor Ribbon competition. These leaders who competed were Cadet Major Phuong Tran, Cadet Major Larry Sorto, Cadet Command Sergeant Major Frank Valdez and Cadet First Lieutenant Sophia Beskid.