Last Days of School
Tuesday May 31: Last day for students to bring yearbooks to school. Yearbooks will not be allowed on campus the rest of the week.
Wednesday June 1: School Hours: 8:15-12:30 Students will be provided a sack lunch. Students may only bring a pencil. All backpacks and other bags will be collected and can be picked up Monday June 6.
Thursday June 2: School Hours: 8:15-12:30 Students will be provided a sack lunch. Students may only bring a pencil. All backpacks and other bags will be collected and can be picked up Monday June 6.
Semester Exam Schedule
Middle Schools (60-‐minute exams)
June 1, 2016 (Half Day):
Students will walk to café and pick up a sack lunch to be eaten during 4th periodbefore going home.
June 2, 2016 (Half Day):
Students will walk to café and pick up a sack lunch to be eaten during 8th period before going home.
Grammy Award winner Tamela Mann was the guest speaker at the Working on Womanhood Ceremony Wednesday evening in the Lamar cafeteria. Eleven Lamar young ladies were honored at the ceremony for completing the course. Communities in Schools Site Coordinator Brandie McDonald and Parent Liaison Rita Taylor coordinated the event, which included a catered dinner, a cake donated by El Sol Panderia, and gifts for the young ladies. They were escorted by several Lamar young men as they were presented to the audience, which included family, friends and fans of Tamela Mann.
Lamar's Full Orchestra
Congrats to our orchestra! Lamar has its first ever full orchestra and the are truly amazing to watch and listen to.
Kickstart State Champion!
Congrats to Billy Snipes for being the Kickstart Kids State Champion, Green Belt ages 15-17 Boys Kata!
Student Council Serves
Lamar Student Council honored the night time cleaning crew with a dinner. Students read letters of gratitude expressing how much they appreciate the work that the custodial staff does to maintain their school every day.
Teacher of the Month: March
Congrats to Mr. Salgado, one of our 8th grade math teachers, for being Lamar's teacher of the month for March 2016.
Special Olympics Send Off
Lamar staff and students cheer on our stars on their way to the special olympics in McKinney! Good luck to all participating!
March For Respect
On Saturday, March 26th, Irving ISD won the attendance award at the March For Respect for the 3rd time in a row.
The March for Respect event is a mile walk in downtown Dallas created to show respect for people with developmental disabilities.
Irving ISD had 137 people pre-registered to walk with even more showing up the day of. Almost half of those people came from Lamar!
The prize won was $1,000! This money will go to the Irving Stars, Irving ISD’s Special Olympic team.
It will help pay for transportation, uniforms, equipment, and food for our athletes. Because of your support, this money will continue to provide a way for these athletes to be involved in a life changing organization.
Let’s keep the tradition going! See you next March!
Lamar Kickstart Kids were well represented this past weekend at the Kickstart Kids North Texas Regional Championships. Lamar had 13 Competitors of those 10 students medaled and have qualified for the Kicstart Kids State Championship, April 16th at Ranchview High School near Las Colinas.
Special congrats to the following:
Lamar has done it again! We have received the attendance certificate for the 3rd six weeks. Thank you to all students, parents, and staff who help make this possible.
Watch Dog Program
Lamar continues to appreciate our Watch Dogs! Lamar is the only middle school with a Watch Dog program in Irving ISD.
AVID visits Baylor
#LMSAVID2Baylor – On Wednesday, February 10th Lamar’s 8th grade AVID Classes enjoyed a tour of Baylor University.
Congratulations Lamar Middle school for winning a Certificate of Recognition for having the most growth in attendance for the first six weeks. We want to thank all the parents, students, and staff members who helped us reach this goal. For the second six weeks we are aiming for 98% attendance. The grade level that has the highest attendance rate will receive 10 PBIS points. We look forward to meeting our second six weeks goal!