Lamar High School

AN INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE WORLD SCHOOL

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Welcome to Lamar High School

  • Prin. Rita GravesPrincipal: Rita Graves 
    Phone: 713-522-5960

    Lamar High School is an International Baccalaureate school whose goal is to provide the best opportunity for a diverse group of students to receive a rigorous, internationally accredited education, with a broad range of extracurricular activities, in a safe and nurturing environment. The goal of the IB is for students to be challenged academically, while also finding creative and physical fitness outlets, getting involved in the community around them, and developing a global view that takes the student beyond their immediate environment.

    Principal's Corner  

    #givingtuesday
    #givingtuesday was a great success! Thank you to all who participated in helping us warm-up our new school. There are a few items left if you still wish to participate. We are grateful to have so many families that are committed to support our work and support the mission of public schools!
     
    Last Chance for Attendance Credit Appeals
    Please help us help your students.  Please review your child’s current schedule.  If there are any courses listed as a 99, this is a course your child has lost credit for when they originally took the course.  There are a number of reasons a student may lose credit and each scenario has a different route for gaining credit for the course.  When a student receives passing grades but has not met the requirement for sufficient attendance, you will have noticed an “NG” on the report card.  We have been working closely with students to clear historical “NGS” and help students recover classes instead of letting them stack up.
     
    If a student lost credit for a course during prior semesters because of his or her attendance but received passing grades for the course, they will be provided with information for attending our December 14th Attendance Credit Appeal.  This will be the final opportunity for students to attend a credit appeal for all prior semesters.  Any student who does not take advantage of this opportunity will be required to take the course over, in its entirety.  Some students may be reseated next school year, to repeat the course, and some students will be required to take the course online through Apex in our Grad Lab.  Students may be required to attend summer school.
     
    Please note, students have been provided more than 5 opportunities to attend credit appeal days between last June and our recent November date.  Unfortunately, there are still many students who have not taken advantage of this opportunity.  THIS WILL BE THE FINAL OPPORTUNITY. Students who are identified to attend credit appeal are expected to be at Lamar on time and stay the entire length of the credit appeal.  Students who are late will not be admitted. 
     
    If your child has 99s on his/her schedule and you have not spoken with an Academic Dean, please contact us immediately for any questions you may have.  Please remember that any remaining 99s will prevent a student from graduating on time.
     
    Not sure who your child’s Academic Dean is?
     
    9A Buenos Aires/9B Tokyo - Monica.Quintero@houstonisd.org
    9C Houston/9D Dubai – jballard@houstonisd.org
     
    10A Beijing/10B Cairo – dlawren1@houstonisd.org
    10C New York/10D Moscow – sraibon@houstonisd.org
     
    11A Sydney/11B Seoul – Kelli.McDonald@houstonisd.org
    11C Chicago/11D Brussels – cpruitt1@houstonisd.org
     
    12A Athens/12B Paris – Erron.Mahone@houstonisd.org
    12C Washington, D.C./12D Manila – fbrooks1@houstonisd.org
     
    Stay tuned … next week we will have information about our new final exam exemption policy for the spring semester. 
     

    Highlighted Events

    • Mon. Dec. 9th - Fri. Dec. 13thDead Week (LHS) All Day
    • Mon. Dec. 9th -PTO Community Group Leadership Meeting (Grand Hall) 6 - 8 pm
    • Tues. Dec. 10th - Fri. Dec. 13th- STAAR Testing (LHS) All Day
    • Wed. Dec. 11th - Pop UP PD (LHS) 4:30 - 6:30 pm
    • Thurs. Dec. 12th- Balfour Cap & Gown Orders (12th Grade Neighborhood) All lunches
    • Sat. Dec. 14th- ACT Testing (LHS) 7:30 am
    • Sat. Dec. 14th- Election Runoff (Performance Hall) 7 am - 7 pm
    • Mon. Dec. 16th - Thurs. Dec. 19th- Final Examinations
    • Mon. Dec. 16th- Emerge (College Corner) 4:05 - 6 pm
    • Tues. Dec. 17th- Cheer Parent Meeting (Grand Hall) 6 pm
    • Thurs. Dec. 19th- Last Day of School for Students
    • Fri. Dec. 20th - Fri. Jan. 3rd- Winter Break for Students
    • Mon. Jan. 6th - School Resumes after Winter Break

School News

  • Weekly Newsletter for the Week of December 9,2019

    Weekly Newsletter for the Week of December 9,2019

    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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  • STAAR EOC Retakes - December 10th-13th

    STAAR EOC Retakes - December 10th-13th

    Identified students will be taking the STAAR EOC in one or more subjects next week on Tuesday through Friday. All students who previously took an EOC or were absent during testing and have not met the passing standard yet, will have an opportunity to retake the EOC next week.

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  • Final Exam Schedule

    Final Exam Schedule

    Winter Finals will be Monday, December 16- Thursday, through Thursday, December 19. The school will release early at 12:40 PM. Winter break for Students is December 20th through January 3rd.

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  • Winter Dress Up  Week

    Winter Dress Up Week

    Lamar's Student Council Presents the 1st Annual Winter Week. Monday, December 9 through Friday, December 12 each day will have a different dress-up theme. Khaki bottoms must be worn Monday through Thursday with the dress-up themes.

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  • Lots to Celebrate !

    Lots to Celebrate !

    Lamar has a small school feel but we have big school options. This means that weekly we have things to celebrate. Check out this week's celebrations.

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  • FFA Fundraiser

    FFA Fundraiser

    Shop for the holidays and support the Lamar FFA chapter with Charleston Wraps. All items are shipped directly to your home to enjoy, so share the cheer with friends and family all over the country.

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  • JROTC Annual Program Accreditation (JPA) Inspection

    JROTC Annual Program Accreditation (JPA) Inspection

    Lamar's JROTC cadets did a tremendous job during their JPA Inspection. Overall, JROTC achieved 97 of the possible 100 and is certified as a program for another year.

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  • Lamar's Uniform Policy

    Lamar's Uniform Policy

    Make sure that you know what the expectations are for the school uniforms. As the weather gets colder students are required to wear Lamar approved outerwear. All students should wear blue or white polo and khaki bottoms or red and blue plaid skirts. Please make sure to read all the details to make sure you are complying with the dress code.

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