School News

  • Newsletter for the Week of May 9th, 2024

    Newsletter for the Week of May 9th, 2024

    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 Exams

    STAAR EOC Exams

    STAAR EOC exams will be administered on the following dates listed. All students are required to take and pass the five STAAR End of Course (EOC) exams before graduating. All STAAR EOC tests will begin at 8:30 AM. Rosters will be posted in the hallway telling students where to report for testing.

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  • Lamar Testing Calendar

    Lamar Testing Calendar

    Here is the latest updated Lamar HS Testing Calendar

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  • School Store Hours

    School Store Hours

    We sell Lamar dress code shirts, outerwear, spirit wear, and merchandise to students and alumni.
    We are open from
    8: 00 AM - 3:30 PM

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Important PSAT/SAT Information

    Important PSAT/SAT Information

    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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • IB, AP & STAAR EOC Results

    IB, AP & STAAR EOC Results

    STAAR EOC results from the April 2023 administration will be available on the Texas Assessment Family Portal.
    AP and IB Test Results will be available using the following links.

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  • Student Parking Application 2023-2024 School Year

    Student Parking Application 2023-2024 School Year

    Apply for the 2023 - 2024 School Year Parking Wait list using with the link below or scanning the QR code. The online application must be completed before June 5th.

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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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  • VEX World Championship Livestream

    VEX World Championship Livestream

    Lamar's Discobots are attending the VEX World Championship. This event will be livestreamed.

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  • This weeks Shoutout !

    This weeks Shoutout !

    Lamar offers a large variety of activities and teams. These groups compete and represent Lamar in many different areas and we want to shout out all their accomplishments

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  • What do Students Want to Know about the new building?

    What do Students Want to Know about the new building?

    Ms. Graves hosted question and answers sessions last week for students in regards to the new school. There were some repeated questions over the multi-day event. Here were the most commonly asked questions from students with the answers.

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  • Sandy Hook Promise

    Sandy Hook Promise

    Lamar High School and Houston ISD are working with Sandy Hook Promise to implement the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS).

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  • Lamar's JROTC named Unit of Distinction (HUD)

    Lamar's JROTC named Unit of Distinction (HUD)

    We are happy to announce that our JROTC program scored 95.25 out of a possible 100. We are tremendously proud of our cadets and their performance before, during and after the inspection.

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  • Smart Financial Foundation for Scholarships

    Smart Financial Foundation for Scholarships

    Ruby Sue Clifton Scholarship will be awarded to six students will be awarded a $2500 scholarship for College.

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  • Lamar HS Construction Passed the Halfway Mark

    Lamar HS Construction Passed the Halfway Mark

    Construction at Lamar High School made steady progress over the summer, positioning the $129.2 million state-of-the-art learning facility to surpass 50 percent completion this month.

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  • Lamar Ranked in the National Top 1% for Most Challenging High Schools.

    Lamar Ranked in the National Top 1% for Most Challenging High Schools.

    In its latest list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools for 2017, The Washington Post lists Lamar High School not only in the top 1% of all high schools nationally but also as one of the highest ranking comprehensive
    high schools in Texas.

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  • Get Involved and Volunteer at Lamar

    Get Involved and Volunteer at Lamar

    Lamar is always looking for people who are willing to volunteer and help out on campus. All you need to do is go online and sign-up.

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  • New Lamar Principal Named : Rita Graves

    New Lamar Principal Named : Rita Graves

    On the evening of August 2, 2018, Lamar's new principal was named Mrs. Rita Graves will the Principal of Lamar HS for 2018-2019 school year. Mrs. Graves was formerly of Pin Oak Middle School in Houston ISD. We will be hosting a Meet & Greet on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 6 PM in the Lamar Cafeteria. Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Graves to the Lamar family.

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  • A Few Words From Dr. James A. McSwain

    A Few Words From Dr. James A. McSwain

    Dear Lamar Students, Parents and Stakeholders,

    I am writing to share important news with you – the families and community of Lamar High School. Within the last weeks, I have been offered and have accepted the opportunity to become the Area Superintendent for the West region of the District.

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