Category archives for: Lamar CISD

Another successful Surf’s Up!

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Lamar CISD teachers will be busy this summer drafting ideas for grants from the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation. While the teachers are always looking for innovative ways to educate students, they know the funds will be there, due to the success of Surf’s Up presented by OakBend Medical Center. “Our beach party is becoming the […]

Sharing opinions on summertime

Shown left to right are: Morgan Grieve, Jared Martin, Taylor Schoolar, and Macie Palamarez.

By Morgan Grieve 6th Grade Student LCISD’s Wertheimer campus Everyone has differing opinions when it comes to the topic of summertime. Some people like to use this time find fun and exciting things to do, such as vacationing or taking advantage of the neighborhood pool, while others choose this time to relax and take it […]

LCTA names top paraprofessionals and teachers for 2014

Shown are (l-r): Kevin Cranston, Rachel Merkt, Phoenicia Wilson and Shyla Hansche.

  Four of Lamar’s stars were recognized by the Lamar Classroom Teachers Association as Paraprofessionals or Teachers of the Year. Frost Elementary secretary Shyla Hansche is the Elementary Paraprofessional of the year. Phoenicia Wilson, teacher’s aide and nurse at Ryon Middle School is the Secondary Paraprofessional of the Year. Williams Elementary reading facilitator Rachel Merkt […]

Oakland Elementary School students complete first triathlon

Photos provided by Oakland Elementary School.
Oakland’s Triathlon Team.

Oakland Elementary School students were among more than 2,000 children from across the state to take part in the Houston Kids Triathlon, held April 13 at the University of Houston. The event gave children the opportunity to experience the benefits of a healthy lifestyle focused on exercise by having them complete three athletic courses: swim, […]

Shaun McDowell of LCISD Foster HS takes a leading role in USA Football’s Heads Up program

Foster High School head football coach SHAUN MCDOWELL is taking a leading role within USA Football’s Heads Up Football program, promoting a better and safer game on youth and high school levels nationwide. USA Football will instruct McDowell and 23 other football experts from 16 states – including high school coaches and former NFL and […]

“Bee” an A

Iris Ung (left) and Saniya Cole (right) pictured with LCISD district employee and guest pronouncer, Beverly Richard.

By Iris Ung The author, Iris Ung, is a student at Wertheimer Middle School According to their website, Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest and longest-running educational program, whose purpose is to “help students improve their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives.”  Since the […]

Lamar CISD sends nine to state wrestling tournament

Five girls and four boys from Lamar CISD schools will compete Friday and Saturday in Garland, each vying to be the champion at the State Wrestling Tournament. Loren Braun (girls, 102 lbs.), Naomi Minturn (girls, 110 lbs.), Alexandra Sanchez (girls, 119 lbs.) will all represent George Ranch High School at the State Tournament. Foster High’s […]

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, […]

Local tennis team 18-under to represent Houston at Championships

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The team led by Erwin Caeg, Bethuel Gabriel, Jessie Madamba and Lowell Grageda from Missouri City will represent Houston at the United States Tennis Association’s Fall Section Championships on November 16 and 17 in Waco. Pictured Left to right: Reniel Lindo, Emmanuel Abad, Allyson Kwan, Christopher Ocampo, Crystal Gabriel, Max Selbst, and Mitchell Zwang. Seated […]

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 […]

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