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.