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  • Principal GravesPrincipal: Rita Graves
    Phone: 713-522-5960
    Email Us: lamarhstexans@houstonisd.org


    Special Shout-Out for Our Principal, Mrs. Rita Graves

     

    Mrs. Graves has been selected as one of four finalists for the 2022-23 Principal of the Year Award, organized by the Texas Association for Secondary School Principals (TASSP). Earlier this semester, Mrs. Graves was named the Region IV Principal of the Year and will participate in an interview process for consideration for the statewide award. 

     

    Mrs. Graves will be honored at the TASSP Summer Workshop next June for her Region IV win, and we wish her the best as she pursues further accolades, sharing what makes Lamar great with educational leaders from across Texas.

     

     


     

    Being a school principal is not often an easy job. Each day I make the time to get out among our student body and it truly is the best time of my day. I can only make informed decisions if I understand what our students need and want. I had the opportunity to sit in on a Student Led Conference earlier this week. It was truly a remarkable experience for me and a highlight of my week.

     

    Here are some things I heard:

     

    • The student was really proud of her work. She was able to dive deep into areas of study that interested her.
    • She understood what her challenges are and was invested in making a plan to make those areas more attainable.
    • She wants to be a veterinarian and was able to discuss career coursework options as well as science courses that would support her learning.
    • And when given a choice to take an easier route, she was earnest and courageous in creating a schedule that challenged her.

     

    It gives me great joy to walk with Lamar students on their journey to adulthood.

     


     

    Highlighted Events:

    • Thur. Dec 8th: Band Holiday Concert 6:00-8:00 PM (Grand Hall)
    • Sat. Dec 10th: Theatre 24-Hour Show 7:00 PM (Black Box)
    • Sat. Dec 10th: 12th Grade Credit Appeal 9:00-3:00 (Grand Hall)
    • Dec 12th-15th: Dead Week
    • Dec 16th-21st: Finals Week
    • Dec 22nd- Jan 6th: Winter Break

     

School News

  • Weekly Newsletter for the Week of December 8, 2022

    Weekly Newsletter for the Week of December 8, 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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  • IB Career-Related and Diploma Programs

    IB Career-Related and Diploma Programs

    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.

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  • 2022 - 23 Senior Information

    2022 - 23 Senior Information

    2022 - 23 Seniors! Do Not Miss Any Dates or Important Information.

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  • Important PSAT/SAT Information

    Important PSAT/SAT Information

    On Wednesday, October 12, and Tuesday, October 25 are Testing Days. On these two days, the students who are testing and priority students will come to campus. All other students will have a late start.

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  • Clear Bag Policy

    Clear Bag Policy

    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. 

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  • Neighborhood Assistant Principal or Academic Dean

    Neighborhood Assistant Principal or Academic Dean

    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.

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  • Dress Code Policy

    Dress Code Policy

    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.

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  • Who Can Help  ?

    Who Can Help ?

    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.

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  • New Learning Management System : Canvas

    New Learning Management System : Canvas

    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.

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  • Lamar's Writing Lab

    Lamar's Writing Lab

    The Lamar Writing Lab is having our inaugural year during the 2022-2023 school year! Students will be able to sign up for writing sessions (either virtual or in person) with Writing Consultants from Rice or with Lamar Peer Writing Coaches under the model of the Rice Writing Center. We are excited to be able to share this resource with our students to help improve their understanding of writing.

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