In their latest list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools for 2016, The Washington Post listed Lamar High School at rank 277, once again placing it within the top 1% nationally. The ranking was based on a ratio called the Challenge Index, created by Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews. The Challenge Index is calculated by adding the total number of International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), and Cambridge exams given at a school in a given year divided by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June of that year. This year’s Challenge Index scores were based on the data collected from Spring 2015.
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.
Mr. Brahm is our Quarterly catch. Mr.Brahm was recognized as an outstanding teacher and teacher leader on the Lamar campus. Thank you for all you do for your students !!
Rangerettes had a great showing at the HISD Dance Competition on Saturday, February 12,2017. Both the Varsity and Jr. Varsity teams were awarded the Team Super Sweepstakes scoring 90 points or higher on all three of their team routines, including Varsity Pom, Varsity Prop, Varsity Jazz, JV Jazz, JV Hip Hop and JV Pom. JV jazz, pom, and hip hop all received the choreography and technique award, with jazz receiving the High Point award.
Congrats to the JV basketball teams for going undefeated in district 20-6A and being crowned District Champ.
More than 100 Houston ISD high school students participated on Saturday by delivering presentations on the impact of technology in the classroom at Together With Tech, the district’s first student-led technology conference. Lamar's very on Techsans Presented on themselves and won the region. The Techsans will not get a chance to present to Microsoft.
Three of the Lamar Techsans, Jeremy Singleton (12), Lorcan Smith (12) and Isabela Munera (12) won the Congressional App Challenge and are invited to Washington DC in April to present their App to Congress.
Junior Shawn Cornelius was named the KPRC Houston's Star athlete of the week for the first week of 2017. KPRC awarded Shawn this honor due to the impact that he has on the Lamar basketball team.
Congratulation to Abby Andrews to be voted in to the Greater Houston Volleyball Coaches Post Team.
Lamar 2016 IB Diploma Recipients were honored at a ceremony on Tues. Jan. 3, 2017 at the Bayou Center. The recipients and their families attended a dinner where they formally received their IB diplomas and were honored for their hard work and dedication.
The initial construction phase for Lamar High School is expected to get underway this month after the district approves the project’s Guaranteed Maximum Price and issues a “Notice-to-Proceed” to the construction manager-at-risk, Gilbane Construction.