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  • Prin. Rita Graves

    Principal: Rita Graves 

    Phone: 713-522-5960

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    Closing Out the Semester


    Tomorrow is the last day of final exams for the first semester of this school year.  Teachers are finalizing grades for the grading cycle, and they will be entering grades for finals in the coming days.  It is very important that students use tonight to finish any late assignments the teachers are still willing to accept.  No Incompletes will be issued for the grading cycle or for final exams. Parents, please review all absences for the 3rd grading cycle.  If your child was absent and it is not marked as excused, please send a letter stating the date and reason for the absences to the Neighborhood Clerk.  These need to be sent before end of day Friday to be accepted.  We will need to process all absence notes before report cards are finalized.


    Missed Final Exams

    Students who have missed a final exam because they have been ill or placed in quarantine will initially be awarded a zero for the final exam grade.  Students can make-up the exam on the schedule below and a grade change will submitted.


    Thursday, 1/20/22             4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  

    Tuesday, 1/25/22              4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

    Thursday, 1/27/22             4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  

    Tuesday, 2/1/22                 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

    Thursday, 2/3/22              4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  

    APEX Courses

    Students who are assigned APEX courses to regain credit for a course they did not pass in a prior semester must be finished to award credit.  I am encouraging students to complete any assigned APEX courses over this long weekend so that we can award credit this semester.  Students who fail to receive credit for a course during this fall semester will be assigned the APEX course for the spring semester.  There are several areas in which a student cannot advance to the next course in the sequence until credit is awarded for the prerequisite course.  This may delay graduation and students will not be able to graduate with their classmates.  Let’s take care of business.


    Important Note for Seniors:

    Seniors who are deficient in credits, have assigned APEX courses, or have failed a first semester course that is required for graduation will have any off campus periods called back for the second semester.  It is important that students and parents are aware of the student’s status as we head into the second semester.  Please review the online schedule and gradebook to check progress toward graduation. 

    Spring Camp Spark

    The first three days of our Spring Break have been identified as Camp Spark days (March 14, 15 and 16).  These days are identified for support to help close the learning gaps created by COVID.  Save the date!

    We will offer the following opportunities for students during Spring Camp Spark:

    Science Accelerated Instruction

    Students required to attend 30-hours of Accelerated Instruction under HB4545 will have the opportunity to earn 18 hours during Camp Spark.

     Attendance Credit Appeal

    Students who failed to gain credit for a fall semester course because of attendance and are eligible for credit appeal, will be able to regain credit through the credit appeal process.  Students will receive an email in mid-February with a notice for courses for which they are eligible for credit appeal along with directions on how to pursue this opportunity.  Courses that may be eligible for this opportunity are denoted with “NG” instead of a grade for the cycle.


    Students who are struggling in a STAAR EOC tested course will be identified for support during Camp Spark. Students will receive notice in mid-February if we recommend this support.

    IB Assessment Last Chance

    Students who are struggling to complete IB Internal Assessments and Portfolios will be invited to report to campus for assistance with readying their work for submission. 

    Highlighted Events:

    • Mon. Jan 17th: MLK Holiday- No School
    • Tue. Jan 18th: Teacher Prep Day- No School
    • Wed. Jan 19th: First Day of Spring Semester
    • Tue. Jan 25: ASVAB Testing
    • Wed. Jan 26: Makeup Balfour Cap/Gown Orders 11:45-12:15PM Transit Center 

School News

  • Weekly Newsletter for the Week of  January 17, 2022

    Weekly Newsletter for the Week of January 17, 2022

    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.

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  • New Covid Quarantine HISD Polices

    New Covid Quarantine HISD Polices

    HISD has updated its Covid policy in regards to quarantining. If you have any questions please refer to the chart or you can email the school nurse,, and with your student's name, ID number, a cell number where you can be reached. and your questions.

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  • Final Exam Schedule

    Final Exam Schedule

    Fall Semester Final Exams will be Tuesday, January 11th - Friday, January 14th. After final exams, students will be released at 12:40 and lunch will be served from 12:40 to 1 PM will students are leaving campus.

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  • Buy the 2021-22 Yearbook and Student Ads

    Buy the 2021-22 Yearbook and Student Ads

    There is a lot to know about Yearbook purchases and ads. Make sure you know the deadlines they are fast approaching.

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  • All School Musical : The Crack of Doom: or How I Learned to Love the Meteor

    All School Musical : The Crack of Doom: or How I Learned to Love the Meteor

    Catch the All School Musical about one day in the not-so distant future, news hits that a giant meteor is heading towards Earth. While some seek to find a way to stop the disaster or escape impending doom, others try to make the most of what little time they have left.

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  • Band Fundraiser

    Band Fundraiser

    Come out and support the Lamar Band and enjoy some MOD Pizza too. Wednesday, December 15 from 10:30 AM to 10 PM at 5174 Richmond Ave.

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    December 20 and 21, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    This is a 3-P event! Pizza, prizes and pajama bottoms. Four types of Camp Spark we are offering, Credit Recovery, Accelerated Learning, Industry Certification and Khan Academy. Don't forget to sign up !

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  • HAABSE Outstanding Teacher of the Year

    HAABSE Outstanding Teacher of the Year

    Congratulation to Mr. Raymond Gayle for being named Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators Outstanding Teacher of the year.

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