We are Kind of a Big Deal!
Representative Ann Johnson visited Lamar this week with a resolution from the Texas House of Representatives. House Resolution 1165 acknowledges our 2021 Landmark Award from the Houston Business Journal, recognizing outstanding real estate projects that make a significant impact on the Houston Landscape and help sculpt the look, feel and image of the city. Lamar High School was honored in the education category for its innovative interiors, use of land and visual plan, as well as being environmentally friendly.
Let’s Get Down to Business
We will begin enforcing the Lamar dress code next week. If you have not yet purchased the navy or white collared shirt with the embroidered Lamar logo, our store will be open on Friday from or you may purchase from Academic Outfitters. Students who are not in the appropriate dress code attire will be provided with a loaner shirt or asked to call their parents. Our dress code helps us maintain a safer school and I thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Progress Reports and 9th Grade BOY Results
Over the last two weeks, our eligible 9th graders took Beginning of the Year benchmark assessments as required by HB4545. We have student results available and will be attaching them to student Progress Reports. Those will be distributed on Monday and Tuesday through English classes. Parents, please ask your student for their Progress Report and their BOY score reports, or view grades on the HISD Connect Parent Portal.
We continue to administer the Beginning of the Year assessments next week for students who were enrolled in a STAAR EOC tested course last year but did not take the STAAR EOC. This assessment will determine who needs the required 30-hours of Accelerated Instruction and who does not. Shortly after you receive your student’s score reports, if your student did not pass the BOY, you will receive information about signing up for an Accelerated Learning schedule that works for your family. Please watch for that information over the next few weeks. We will prioritize our Accelerated Learning for English and math courses and then offer Biology and history next.
Title 1 / Coursework in Advanced Parenting
Parents, do you sometimes feel outmatched by the many things your teenager is facing? We are excited to present our 2021-22 Parenting Series presented by Nick Finnegan Counseling and sponsored by our Loving Lamar friends from St. John the Divine, Bethany Christian and St. Lukes.
We plan for fall events to be virtual and hope to have the spring dates in person. Save the dates!
Food Delivery. Food delivery by delivery app drivers is very difficult for us to manage and is a safety concern for the campus. We would like to try something out to see if we can make it work safely and efficiently for students. Beginning Monday, September 13, 2021, the following conditions will be used:
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.
Ready, Set, Go! Safety Plan
We know that in-person instruction is critical for high school age students and creating a safe environment for students to return to campus is our number one goal. To that end, strong mitigation strategies are critical. We need to support and cooperation of the entire Lamar community to make that happen.
Project Moonshot – Calling HS Juniors
Texas High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS), as sponsored through HISD partner NASA, offers a one-of-a kind experience for High school juniors to explore the possibilities of a STEM related major or career. Student participants will potentially earn one full science credit, participate in a five-day summer experience, and mentoring by NASA scientists and engineers.
In response to HB4545 (Accelerating Instruction to Combat Learning Loss), we will be identifying students who may need some additional support to close any learning gaps that may be a result of virtual instruction last school year. If you missed the meeting on Wednesday, September 1st you can view the video here.