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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 […]

Lamar CISD produces National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

LCHS National Merit Semifinalists: Lamar Consolidated principal Michael Milstead, Jonathan Kumar, Mengjia Liu and Elena Montes.

Four Lamar CISD seniors are semifinalists in the prestigious National Merit Scholarship program. Foster High School’s Mei Wu and Lamar Consolidated High’s Jonathan Kumar, Mengjia Liu and Elena Montes are among about 16,000 academically-talented high school seniors who will continue in the competition for scholarships to be awarded in the spring of 2014. The National […]

Lamar CISD earns Superior Financial Rating for 12th straight year

For the 12th consecutive year, Lamar CISD earned the “Superior Achievement” rating from the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST). FIRST looks at 20 separate indicators, including fiscal responsibility, budgeting, personnel and cash management. Lamar CISD received the highest possible score on all indicators, giving the District a perfect score. The system is designed to […]

Skeet shoot to benefit George Ranch HS FFA

The George Ranch High School FFA will hold its 4th Annual Skeet Shoot, Saturday, at the American Shooting Center. Cost is $100 per shooter and benefits the George Ranch High School FFA. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and shooting begins at 9:15 a.m. The American Shooting Center is located at 16500 Westheimer Parkway. The entry […]

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