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Lamar Middle School and Fine Arts Academy is a middle school serving 6th - 8th grades in the AISD system.
Lamar Middle School and Fine Arts Academy is a caring community with diverse programs that engage all students in meaningful and creative learning opportunities that will prepare them for the future.
Lamar Middle School and Fine Arts Academy will be recognized for its excellence in developing the whole child by providing rigorous academic programs and creative opportunities in order to meet the challenges of a competitive, global society.
- All students will grow in a healthy and responsible way by learning through their own social and emotional experiences.
- All students will achieve success in their academic and elective programs.
- All students will develop a sense of community that encourages an awareness of the diversity in today's society.
STAAR TESTING - IMPORTANT DATES
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
7th Grade Writing STAAR Test
8th Grade Math STAAR Test
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
8th Grade Reading STAAR Test
7th Graders who take Advanced Math will take Grade 8 Math STAAR test
Thursday, March 30, 2017
LAST DAY for make-up STAAR tests that were administered March 28 and March 29
Please make sure your student goes to bed early the night before the STAAR tests and eats a nutritious breakfast the morning of the tests. Also, it is important for your student to bring a book to read after they complete their STAAR test.
ATTENTION LAMAR PARENTS: WE HAVE A LARGE AMOUNT OF ITEMS IN OUR LOST AND FOUND (LOCATED JUST OUTSIDE THE OFFICE) - IF THEY ARE NOT CLAIMED WITHIN 2 WEEKS OF BEING TURNED IN, THEY WILL BE DONATED. PLEASE HELP OUR LOST AND FOUND FROM GROWING - LABEL ITEMS WITH STUDENTS NAMES!
Volunteer at Lamar
There are so many ways to get involved at Lamar Middle School, from joining PTA to helping with ongoing committees, our Scottie Dads program that encourages Dads to get involved on campus, and helping to keep the Lamar campus beautiful.
Learn about the volunteer opportunities available and get connected at Lamar!
Incoming 6th grade transition camp at Lamar for the 2017-2018 school year will be - Session 1 - July 31 - August 1 OR Session 2 - August 2 - August 3. Both sessions will be from 10 am - 1 pm. Registration information coming later in the school year.
THANK YOU! Luxe Property Group - Elizabeth Riley for our new Dance Studio!
THANK YOU EATON FINE ART FOR YOUR GENEROUS IN-KIND DONATIONS OF AN ART CART, LOTS OF PAPER AND LABELS, AN ART LIGHT, LOTS OF BINDERS AND 3 FABULOUS EASELS! LAMAR FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT THANKS YOU!
Muse, Lamar's literary magazine, is accepting submissions. Follow the link below to an online submission form. All submissions will be reviewed by an editorial staff. Due to space constraints, not all submissions will be included in the magazine. Submissions should be free of spelling, capitalization, punctuation and grammatical errors. https://goo.gl/forms/UO1ggeMQySqLCRY62
If you prefer to submit by email, send your piece to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Contact Mrs. Dietz at email@example.com.
What should your neighborhood school look like in 20 years? Come tell AISD at the community meetings (click here for a flyer).
Instructions for Using Google "Classroom" - click here. We will be using Google "Classroom" to view the 2-week agenda for each class, communicate with your teachers, turn-in assignments, access teacher websites and much more.
Join Lamar PTA today! Click here for the form.
WANT TO DONATE MONEY, BUY TICKETS, PAY FEES ONLINE?
Scottie Dad Program
Calling all dads, granddads, uncles, brothers…we need you! The Lamar Middle School Scottie Dad Program is ready to kick off the 2016-2017 school year! This program is designed to increase the adult male presence on our campus, while building quality relationships between our parents and students. Scottie Dads help increase student safety during all three lunch periods, while keeping connected with their child's school life and experiences. You can sign up for all three lunch periods or just parts of the lunch periods...your help and time is much appreciated no matter what.
LAMAR FINE ARTS ACADEMY
The Fine Arts Academy (FAA) at Lamar Middle School is pleased to provide an inspiring and robust program for students across Austin for the purpose of pursuing an accelerated arts curriculum as fine arts majors. Lamar FAA offers its students both meaningful and enriching opportunities in the areas of visual arts, dance, band, orchestra, choral music, drama, classical guitar, piano, digital arts and media, as well as our nationally recognized Lamar Jazz Band. Lamar FAA attracts a vastly diverse student body from across the city, including students from private, charter and parochial schools. Additionally, as the primary feeder school for McCallum High School and Fine Arts Academy, we are strongly aligned with McCallum's fine arts programs. Lamar FAA is Austin's top choice for middle school fine arts, as we strive to provide every student with a fulfilling and all encompassing middle school experience that nurtures the whole child. In short, our academic programs are comprehensive and rigorous, our athletic programs are dynamic, our parent and community involvement is flourishing, and most importantly, our student body is happy. We are Lamar!
Important Fine Arts Academy dates
for the 2017-2018 school year
· October 1, 2016 – LMSFAA handbook available on-line through Lamar’s website (lamarmiddleschool.org)
· November 1, 2016 – AISD Middle School Program Intent form available on-line.
· November 17, 2016 – Lamar open house, 8:30am – 11:00am (begins in the library – tours every 15 minutes)
. December 3, 2016 – Middle School Choice Fair, see AISD.org for more info.
· December 3, 2016 – FAA application/audition workshop – 9-10am OR 10:30 – 11:30 am in the Lamar cafeteria. Participants may attend either session.
· December 5, 2016 – LMSFAA Showcase, AISD PAC, 11am -12:30 pm. (Everyone invited – a school visit pass will be provided to excuse your absence at your school).
· February 3, 2017 – deadline for submitting AISD Middle School Program Intent form - Fine Arts teacher recommendation must be turned in by February 3, 2017. * LMSFAA additional information must be completed by February 3, 2017 *
· By February 10, 2017 or before – FAA will email qualified applicants their audition time as their applications are received. All applicants with complete applications will receive an audition time. Students may audition for ONE strand only.
· February 18, 2017 – Auditions at Lamar (9am – 3pm) in the Lamar cafeteria
· February 21 - 24, 2017 – Shadowing for accepted students coming from private/charter schools
· February 21 – March 10, 2017 - Shadowing for accepted AISD students.
· March 10, 2017 – Decision letters mailed to accepted applicants
· March 24, 2017 – deadline for students to submit letter of intent to the FAA office