School Picture Retake Day – Thursday, November 30th
School Picture Retake Day is for students who were absent or for students who purchased a package and are not satisfied with their picture. Dress attire is a nice shirt or blouse with uniform pants, shorts, or skirt.
Teacher and Employee of the Month: October 2017
Congrats to our awesome 8th grade science teacher Kimberly Goodman for being voted teacher of the month for October! Our employee of the month is our rock'in K-8 interventionist Mary Anne Send. Lamar appreciates you!!
Kimberly Goodman Mary Anne Send
PARENT MAP TESTING INFORMATION
If you would like more information about MAP testing and how to read your students progress charts, please visit this site: https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/. This will provide you with a toolkit to help you understand what MAP testing is all about. This PDF is also helpful as it is a Parent's Guide to MAP Growth
Students Volunteer at Steps and Strides Fun Run
8th grade female athletes lend a helping hand at the steps and strides fun run put on by the Irving Cares Foundation. Our lady lions helped the foundation set up and break down all equipment and cheer on the runners as they approached the finish line.
This weekend we rolled out 700+ ipads to begin our 1 to 1 Verizon grant. Our student and teachers are super excited to start revolutionizing education. If you were not able to receive your ipad this past Friday, please come see us in the morning from 7:30-8:00am Tuesday through Friday this week.
College Shirts Every Wednesday
Our AVID program wants teachers and students to show their support for continuing education by wearing college t-shirts every Wednesday. In addition, we will be taking students on virtual trips to a variety of colleges and university in hopes of sparking excitement. Thank you for your support!
Lamar Middle School is now a Verizon Innovative Learning School
As of today, there are over 4 million jobs in science, technology engineering and math fields. Verizon has committed over $160 million over the past 5 years to building and sustaining programs across the country that provide free technology, access and immersive, hands-on learning to students and teachers, particularly in underserved and minority communities.
What is a Verizon Innovative Learning school?
In partnership with Digital Promise, Verizon provides tablets with data plans and training to every student and teacher at underserved middle schools for 24/7 learning and to prepare students for success.
To learn more or join our mission to give technology and tech education to students in need at weneedmore.com. Parents, click here to learn more.
Please help support our PTA who works hard to supply our students and teachers with supplies, school dances, and other fun events. Visit joinPTA.org to become a member of Lamar's PTA. Like our PTA facebook page at MB Lamar PTA for news and updates. We are also continuing out Box Top for Education drive. Send all box tops to school with your child and they will turn them into their 2nd period DEN teacher to earn jeans days. Email firstname.lastname@example.org any questions you may have.
Yearbook On Sale Now!
Don't wait for school to start to order your yearbook and preserve the memories of this school year. The best price of the year is now. Order online now until August 20th and pay only $30. After August 20th, the price will increast to $34 until sales close at the beginning of May.
For all 8th graders, please don't forget to order a special ad to be published in the yearbook for your child. Now through January 31, 2018 you can purchase ¼ page - $15, ½ page- $30, or a full page - $60.
Click HERE to start your online order.
Check out our infographic with live links: Yearbook Infographic
Teacher and Employee of the Month
Congratulations to Mrs. South and Mr. Henderson for being Lamar's teacher and employee of the month for March. Mrs. South is our amazing 7th /8th GT ELAH teacher and Mr. Henderson is our Dean. Both work hard to serve our students and help them succeed.
Field Trip to Dallas Holocaust Museum
115 8th graders visited the Dallas Holocaust Museum March 31st. Students took a guided tour and watched videos of holocaust survivors sharing their memorys of the historic tragedy. Afterwards, students enjoyed lunch at Klyde Warren Park. Students returned to school and were given time to write letters of thanks to the museum and create a product as a reflections of their visit. The entire field trip was planned by two 8th grade students who took initiative to get their fellow classmates an experience they will never forget.
Irving ISD Art Show
Lamar students entered a variety of pieces into the Irving art show this past week. Please check out the wonderful work done by the hands of our creative students.
Lamar sent one small group of students to this year’s Regional Tournament, held in Haltom City this past Saturday. This small group of 6th graders have been working extra hard, twice a week, since December to prepare themselves for the tournament. This year, they chose the Improv Challenge, where they placed 5th out of all the middle level teams who performed (a total of 16 teams). Lamar’s Nerdy Birdy Trio was the only team to place in the Middle Level Improv Challenge in Irving ISD! In addition to placing, this team also won the Spirit of DI award for their enthusiasm, teamwork, and dynamic imagination!
Author Varian Johnson Visits Lamar
Varian Johson, author of The Great Greene Heist and To Catch A Cheat, visited Lamar Middle School last Friday. Mr. Johnson spoke to our students about his life and how he became a published author. This was a wonderful experience for our students and staff.
Irving ISD was named the 2015 National Advanced Placement (AP) District of the Year for expanding student access to AP courses and improving AP Exam performance.
$22.5 million in scholarships were award to students in 2015. 137 scholars were awarded scholarships through The Irving Schools Foundation.
Schools will be closed November 20-24, and the district's Administration Building will be closed November 22-24. All schools and offices will reopen November 27.
Current Irving ISD Bus Schedules to Continue
On November 7, 2017; Dallas County residents voted on several propositions including “Proposition A” which pertains to the transportation services Dallas County Schools provides to Irving ISD and several other metro districts. Preliminary election results show the majority of residents voted to abolish Dallas County Schools. Irving ISD students and families can expect bus transportation to continue despite the election results. Click here to read a statement from Irving ISD.
#MyIrvingISD Lends a Helping Hand
Irving ISD is committed to serving any students affected by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. If you have been displaced and need to enroll in Irving ISD please call our Program for Assisting Students in School (P.A.S.S.) at 972-600-6113.