M. B. Lamar High School encourages ALL students to be inquiring and knowledgeable individuals who can achieve their highest potential within an atmosphere of shared responsibility, academic challenge, intercultural understanding, and mutual respect.
The vision of Lamar High School is to provide a quality education in a safe, student-centered learning environment that facilitates high-quality educational opportunities for every student. Both faculty and staff will generate teaching and learning that supports critical thinking, high achievement, ethical behavior, and respect for intercultural diversity. Leadership, service, and positive character traits will be nurtured by and for all. Teachers, administrators, staff, students, and parents alike are charged with preparing each student to be productive citizens in a technological and global society.
Independent Review Teams
After the holidays, beginning November 27, 2023, Independent Review Teams will begin visiting campuses to evaluate the quality of instruction. These teams will be comprised of District Leadership from other areas. They will visit classrooms in small groups and will be looking for strong instructional practices. I am confident they will see exceptional classrooms.
Change to Final Exam Schedule
We were notified this week that we will need to change the final exam schedule for the week of December 18-21. We will no longer be able to run a final exam schedule with early dismissal. Please plan for full school days all week with dismissal at 4:10 p.m.
We will have a revised schedule for final exams right after Thanksgiving. I would like to get input from teachers and students before that is finalized.
Safety Tip for New Drivers
We have had several accidents in the garage in the last couple of weeks. I want to remind drivers that you must leave a note or report the accident to an officer or administrator. Failure to do so is a violation of the law.
Fri. Nov 17th: REPORT CARD DAY
All incoming Freshman families and families still trying to make your final transfer decisions are welcome to visit Lamar on November 15, 2023, at 5:30 PM. You can learn more about Lamar's Academics, Student Life, tour our campus, and get any last-minute questions answered. We hope to see you there!
Seniors who have never taken the SAT before have been registered to take the SAT, free of charge, our 9th, 10th, and 11th graders will take the PSAT (8/9 or NMSQT). All 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade students have been registered to take this test free of charge. All students are required to take the SAT for federal accountability, even if they are not planning to use these scores for college.
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.
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Swimming Texan Round-Up
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM STAAR EOC Retest English I
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Choir Winter Concert (Performance Hall)
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM STAAR EOC Retest US History
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM Swimming Lanier "Intra-Pup"
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Wrestling @ Waltrip
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM JV Girls Basketball @ Westside