Principal: Rita Graves
This is a very busy time of year! I want to make sure you aren’t missing important opportunities.
Do I Need Credit Appeal?
If you have an NG from the Fall semester instead of a grade for a class, you need credit appeal. If you have accrued more than 4 absences this Spring semester in any one class, you may need credit appeal. After June 15, any unresolved NGs will result in the student being reseated for the full semester. This is very likely to keep you from graduating with your classmates.
When Do I Show Up?
May 11, 8:30-12:00
May 13, 9:00-3:00
May 20, 9:00-3:00
What If I Don’t?
If you do not attend credit appeal to resolve NGs, you will be reseated. For example, if you take and pass Algebra 1, but have 7 absences in the fall and 6 absences in the spring, you will have an NG on the report card for both the first semester and second semester. You will have to take Algebra 1 again next year and will not be able to advance to Algebra 2.
All students in 11th and 12th grade who are taking IB classes are required to pay IB Fees. While the District pays the testing fees, there are registration fees that students are required to pay each year. Seniors also are required to pay senior dues. All fees must be paid before the end of the school year. Students may check with their clerk or the Business Office to determine what they owe.
Beginning May 19th our IT department will begin laptop collection. When students turn in laptops they will also be required to turn in the laptop cord/charger and the laptop bag. Fees are assessed for any missing items.
FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
Seniors will take their exams on May 23 and 24 during their regularly scheduled classes. Seniors are expected to attend all classes on these days.
On May 25 and 26, seniors will follow the early dismissal exam schedule. The first exam time will be 8:30-10:40 each day and the second exam time will be from 10:50-12:50 each day. Lunch will be available at 12:50 for students as they leave campus. DISMISSAL AT 12:50.
May 23 A-Day Periods 3 & 4 – DURING THE REGULAR CLASS PERIOD
May 24 B-Day Periods 7 & 8 – DURING THE REGULAR CLASS PERIOD
May 25 A-Day Periods 2 & 1 – EARLY DISMISSAL EXAM SCHEDULE
May 26 B-Day Periods 6 & 5 – EARLY DISMISSAL EXAM SCHEDULE
Grades 9-11 will take their exams during the designated time periods and will be dismissed after the second exam period. Students must attend all exam sessions, even if they are exempt, to maintain attendance credit. The first exam time will be 8:30-10:40 each day and the second exam time will be from 10:50-12:50 each day. Lunch will be available at 12:50 for students as they leave campus. DISMISSAL AT 12:50. Buses will run on the early dismissal schedule.
May 25 Periods 2 & 1 – EARLY DISMISSAL EXAM SCHEDULE
May 26 Periods 6 & 5 – EARLY DISMISSAL EXAM SCHEDULE
May 30 Periods 3 & 4 – EARLY DISMISSAL EXAM SCHEDULE
May 31 Periods 7 & 8 – EARLY DISMISSAL EXAM SCHEDULE
Every Thursday Lamar sends out a newsletter via school messenger to keep parents and students in the loop on what is happening on campus. Make sure you check here each Thursday to see what exciting things happened on campus.
Advanced Placement (AP) and IB Exams exams will be administered on the dates listed below. Students enrolled in AP classes are required to take the corresponding AP exam as part of the course requirements.
Lamar's laptop collection will start on May 16th. All students are expected to be ready to return their laptops on May 16th at their scheduled time.
All Lamar 11th graders will be taking the school day SAT, free of charge, on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.
All students are required to take the SAT for federal accountability, even if they are not planning to use these scores for college.
2022 - 23 Seniors! Do Not Miss Any Dates or Important Information.
Lamar's Dress Code Policy will be enforced for the 2022-2023 school year. Students are required to wear blue or white collared shirts with the Lamar logo and khaki bottoms or jeans with no holes. Check out the full policy below.
Starting August 22, 2022, all students will be required to use a clear back on campus. Some of you may be applauding the move, while I imagine there are others who find this to be an overreach. I would like to provide you with the reasoning.
We held a parent informational meeting to discuss our IB Career-Related and Diploma Programs this week. A slide show was shared explaining the difference between the two and the benefits of both.
Lamar believes in big school opportunities and a small school feel. To make this mission possible we split our student body into neighborhoods that allow each Assistant Principal and Academic Dean to work with a small group of students. To find out who your student's Assistant Principal and Academic Dean are please check the list.
There are lots of moving pieces on Lamar's campus. We know sometimes you do not know who can help. This list will help direct you in the right direction to getting the help you need.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Graduation -NRG Stadium
8:30 AM STAAR EOC Retest
8:30 AM STAAR EOC Retest
8:30 AM STAAR EOC Retest