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Middle school band director wins Latin Grammy for Children’s Album

Christina Martinez-Benitez is shown here in the band classroom.

Like most teachers, Christina Martinez-Benitez has a hobby she enjoys while away from the classroom. Unlike most teachers, Martinez-Benitez’s hobby is collecting Grammys. Martinez-Benitez, in her second year as the Director of Bands at Wessendorff Middle School, recently went to Las Vegas to collect the Latin Grammy for Best Children’s Album. She and her husband, […]

Kids for Kindness hosts clothing drive

Front Row:  Gabby Champion, Taylor Maughn, Gabriel Arciniegas, Alyse Forcher, Alexa Koler, & Nicholas Flowers; Middle Row:  Suzanne Stavinoha, Counselor; Ethan Macdonel, Tyler Dean, Bryce MCcray, Britton Bielitz, Sean Summers, Kaeli Boubel, & Amber Twilley;  Back Row:  Jill Duban, Common Threads Director; Alexandra Champion, Liam Dawdy, Justice Carter-Brown, Noelle Marsh, Alyson Hardin, Matthew Angell, Garrett Huseman, Tori Maughn, & Michelle Koerth, Principal.

Campbell Elementary’s Kids for Kindness club hosted a “White T-shirts & Blue Jeans Drive” for Lamar CISD’s Common Threads. As Common Threads prepares for the cold winter months, our students brought in clothing items for others in need.  Twenty-five bags of clothing were collected and delivered to Common Threads is located at 710 Houston Street, […]

Lamar CISD offers parent training

Lamar CISD is hosting a Parent Training workshop, Dec. 4, in the Board Room of the Brazos Crossing Administration Building, 3901 Avenue I, Rosenberg. The “ABCs of Behavior” will provide parents with information on rewarding positive behaviors to achieve the desired behaviors at home. Please RSVP at 832-223-0380, or at Childcare will not be […]

Lamar CHS student chosen for UIL Congress

Jonathan Kumar is shown with his speech teacher M. Yvonne Eype.

Jonathan Kumar is not going to Austin to score political points. But points are important. The Lamar Consolidated senior will compete Jan. 7 – 8 against about 150 other students in the first-ever UIL Congress competition. “Making it to State in UIL Congress is pretty cool,” Kumar said. “There was a ton of competition at […]

Lamar CISD dedicates fourth middle school


Lamar CISD dedicated its fourth middle school on November 6, named in honor of a woman known for her compassion for the sick. Polly Ryon Middle School is a sixth-grade only campus, located adjacent to George Ranch High School and Reading Junior High. Ryon was an astute business woman who built the family ranch and […]

Lamar CISD launches “Your Voice” to listen to the public

Because your voice matters, Lamar CISD has developed a web page to receive feedback from the community. “Your Voice” can be accessed by a link on the right side of the Lamar CISD homepage, Once there, you will have the opportunity to make a comment, compliment or suggestion, ask a question or express a […]

Lamar CISD students earn Commended status

Eleven Lamar CISD students earned Commended status in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. Terry High’s Emilee Martin, George Ranch High’s Ethan Hoover, Mahak Mithani and Wesley Thompson, and Foster High’s Hunter Bartay, Vivian Dinh, Kathryn Gillespie, Denise Irvin, Nathaniel Krogel, Mallet Njonkem and Calvin Witt have been honored for their academic achievement. About 34,000 […]

LCISD’s Falcon Band to state marching contest to be webcast

You won’t have to drive to San Antonio to follow the Falcon Band in the state marching contest. Just fire up the computer. The UIL Texas State Marching Band Contest will be streamed live this year by Mr. Video. The cost is $10/day or $18 for both days. 

Monday’s Prelims will begin at 7:30 a.m. with […]

Falcon Band to compete for State Title

Foster High School’s Band will march onto State after finishing first in the region in the UIL Marching Band Contest. The Band, under the direction of Jimmy Exline, will compete Nov. 4 and 5 in the State Marching Band Contest, to be held at the Alamodome in San Antonio. All four Lamar CISD high schools […]

Lamar CISD program helps students “recover” their love of reading

Reading Recovery teacher Jessica Thibodeaux with Smith first-grader Lucki Covarrubio.

Reading Recovery is just what it sounds like – a program that helps students recover from a faulty start, catching them up with their classmates. But it recovers something else: children who love to read. “Students will hear their friends reading and realize they aren’t reading as well,” said Aimee Santos, the Dual Language Facilitator […]

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