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IB Lamar School Supply List 2018-2019

posted Jul 25, 2018, 12:47 PM by Andrea Gutierrez

Please see attached school supply list. Teachers may add or edit this list! Finalized supply lists will be discussed on the first days of school in class. 

Lamar Academy Policies

posted Jun 8, 2018, 7:45 AM by Marissa Sarabando   [ updated Jun 8, 2018, 7:48 AM ]

Please download the attached files for information on Lamar Academy's Policies:
  • Academic Honesty Policy
  • Admissions Policy
  • Assessment Policy
  • Inclusive Education Policy
  • Language Policy

Summer Reading! Language and Literature

posted May 14, 2018, 12:48 PM by Andrea Gutierrez   [ updated Jul 6, 2018, 10:15 AM ]

Hello students, 

Below, you will find the summer reading assignments for each grade level. The books for each grade level are:

English IV (Seniors) - How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster, Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon, the following poems by Carol Ann Duffy: “Education for Leisure” “In Mrs. Tilscher’s Class” “Nostalgia” “Brothers,” and you will watch the 1981 version of the movie On Golden Pond.

English III (Juniors) - How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, and you will watch the movie Strangers on a Train (1951). 

English II (Sophomores) - House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, and The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. 

English I (Freshmen) - Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
Summer Reading Drop-In Days - Join your English I teachers in August to review your summer reading projects and ask any questions you may have before you turn in your assignments on Day 1 (August 27th). Monday, August 6 @ 9:00-11:00am OR Tuesday, August 7 @ 2:00-4:00pm in the Staff Development Building at Lamar Academy. - RSVP Here: https://goo.gl/forms/pd2RAQef5OUqhhUr2

Find these books to purchase on Amazon here.

Marketplace at Lamar Academy

posted Mar 22, 2018, 3:06 PM by Marissa Sarabando

Join us for a day of shopping, eating, and driving at our Third Annual Marketplace.
If you are interested in being a vendor at the Marketplace, please call Melissa West at 956-533-0039
or download the vendor form below.

DP 101 Video

posted Feb 8, 2018, 6:38 PM by Andrea Gutierrez   [ updated Feb 9, 2018, 12:49 PM ]

Did you miss our DP 101 training for Sigmas and their families? Check out our video below

YouTube Video

Also, check out our DP Planning Document here: DP Planning Document 

Below, you will find the Subject briefs with more detailed information about each subject. These are briefs put together by the IB. 

Quinta Mazatlan honors IB Volunteer Organization

posted Feb 5, 2018, 6:59 AM by Marissa Sarabando

Quinta Mazatlan to honor McAllen ISD student volunteers
Students in the International Baccalaureate Volunteer Organization (IBVO) at McAllen ISD’s Lamar Academy will receive a certificate of appreciation as one of Quinta Mazatlan’s Volunteers of the Year 2017. 
Katherine Scalise, a senior and president of IBVO, will represent the IBVO at a Volunteer Appreciation Day Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 13 at Quinta Mazatlan in McAllen (600 Sunset Drive). Tours of the sanctuary will follow.
Quinta Mazatlan Volunteer Coordinator Jose Luis Zuniga will present the award. 
“Volunteering with Quinta Mazatlan has given me a greater appreciation of wildlife, encouraged me to get more involved in the preservation of our environment and helped me create memories with friends,” Scalise said.   
Quinta Mazatlan is “grateful for the work, consistency and energy IBVO brings to the volunteer program at Quinta Mazatlan.”  Quinta Mazatlan works to enrich people’s lives by sharing knowledge about birds, plants and environmental stewardship in South Texas.
McAllen ISD has two learning frameworks for students in all grades. There is the International Baccalaureate and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). The IB Diploma Programme is for high school juniors and seniors. It is based at Lamar Academy. Students who graduate with an IB Diploma can receive at least 24 college credit hours at any state university in Texas.

Sophomore Parent Meeting: DP 101

posted Jan 26, 2018, 1:20 PM by Andrea Gutierrez

As we prepare your students to enter the next phase of their IB education and the Diploma Program (DP), we would like to invite you to an informational sophomore parent meeting to discuss the requirements and expectations of the IB Diploma Programme at Lamar. 

Monday, February 5th 6-7pm
This meeting will be held online through WebEx and will require you to have a computer with an internet connection. You will be able to join the meeting as early as 5:30pm. The meeting will begin at 6pm. 

Join our meeting using this link (link can be found on IBlamar.org): https://mcallenisd.webex.com/mcallenisd/j.php?MTID=m4b09ceff9756f3006cb6864ba37c4bf9

Meeting Number: 927 720 008

Meeting Password: IBLamar101

Tuesday, February 6th 6-7pm
Staff Development Building (@ Lamar Academy)
Texas Our Texas Room

For more information, please contact andrea.gutierrez2@mcallenisd.net 

CAS Project Aims at Exposing the Realities of Human Trafficking

posted Jan 11, 2018, 12:31 PM by Andrea Gutierrez

Junior, Geena Grajo, has brought attention to the terrible realities of human trafficking in her new video. The City of McAllen has designated January 11th as Human Trafficking Awareness Day in our city. 

IB Gear 2017-2018

posted Dec 12, 2017, 1:27 PM by Marissa Sarabando

IB Students Round up Help for Rockport

posted Nov 2, 2017, 2:39 PM by Andrea Gutierrez

Watch Daniel Molina's short film on this relief visit to Rockport.

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