It has been a busy and event-filled year that will soon come to a close, as we prepare to say farewell to North Lamar High School’s Class of 2019. Our district continues to demand excellence from our staff and students and has prepared our graduating seniors for college and the workforce.
North Lamar ISD students and staff have been busy in the classroom, on the stage, in the athletic arena and UIL competitions during this school year. North Lamar High School students have won district, regional and state competitions with some advancing to nationals. To name a few: UIL academics won the district 15 4A championship, NLHS band was honor band at Texas Music Educators Association, debate cross examination won state, one act play is advancing to state, choir sent three students to honor choir at TMEA, cross country and swim went to regionals, powerlifting had two athletes advance to the state competition, volleyball made it to the quarter finals, men and women’s soccer made playoffs, and men and women’s basketball made playoffs. Our students continue to excel and make us proud in all their endeavors.
Our elementary campuses have a variety of activities that they have participated in throughout this year: Heritage Day; family book night; JUMP; family math; reading and science night; Skip, Jump, & Run; Career Fair; Kid’s Marathon; Family Jam; Allaso Ranch; and Sky Ranch. Our middle school students have been busy with robotics, UIL, Texas Visual Arts Scholastic Event, science fair, band and choir competitions. The middle school garden science class is currently designing a rose garden for the campus.
In the area of curriculum and instruction, our gifted and talented program has taken on a powerful sense of collaboration with hands-on learning as the students have welcomed new additions to the pull-out program. In early fall, robots arrived in the GT classrooms, providing students access to important coding skills, critical thinking and problem solving. PAWS for PD is a new local incentive created to support teachers’ professional growth. Teachers are given multiple avenues to obtain training to help staff obtain new skills in technology and pedagogy.
All of the success that we have accomplished during the 2018-19 school year would not be possible without our amazing and dedicated staff. Thank you to all of our outstanding students for what you contribute to our district and for providing us all the motivation to do what we do each year. I also would like to express my sincerest appreciation to our parents and community who are true partners in the educational process.
While challenges may continue to surface, together we will navigate them with common sense and integrity. I firmly believe that together, we can build upon a strong educational foundation and continue to foster a climate that promotes increased student achievement, parental involvement and community trust within the school district. Thank you for your confidence in North Lamar ISD and for supporting our children and their futures.