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.
Final Exam Schedule
We were recently made aware of a districtwide decision removing the modified early dismissal schedule during final exams. After considering a variety of options, we will be following the schedule below.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday we will use as review days. Students will be provided a structured review during their regular class periods.
At the end of each day, from 2:30-4:10, students will remain with the teacher from their last final and we will use the time for support and independent work time.
We will use that time for the following:
9th grade – Electronic Portfolios, study for upcoming final exams, get help from teachers on content you do not understand from the review, APEX courses
10th grade – Electronic Portfolios, MYP Personal Projects, study for upcoming final exams, get help from teachers on content you do not understand from the review, APEX courses.
11th grade – Electronic Portfolios, study for upcoming final exams, get help from teachers on content you do not understand from the review, APEX courses.
12th grade – College applications or college essay assistance, Texas College Bridge for math and/or English, APEX courses, study for upcoming final exams, get help from teachers on content you do not understand from the review.
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.
HISD is implementing a new Learning Management System (LMS) to replace the HUB this school year with Canvas. Canvas will be used across the district to help students learn and grow. With any changes, we know there can be stress about learning a new tool. We have put together some helpful tip videos to ease the transition.
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
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Freshman Girls Basketball @ Westside
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM STAAR EOC Retest English II
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM STAAR EOC Retest Algebra