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DP Parent Meeting presentations

posted Oct 5, 2018, 6:20 AM by Andrea Gutierrez

We held a Diploma Programme (DP, 11th-12th grade) parent meeting on Thursday, October 4th. The topics included the IB core requirements for a diploma and AP/IB Exams. 

The presentations from the meeting are linked below. Thank you to all who were able to make it to the meeting!

PSAT - Wednesday, October 10th 2018

posted Oct 3, 2018, 2:38 PM by Andrea Gutierrez   [ updated Oct 4, 2018, 12:19 PM ]


ALL 10th-11th grade students will take their PSAT at their home campus (McHi, Memorial, and Rowe)

Memorial 9th grade students will report to Memorial
Rowe 9th grade students will report to Rowe

McHi 9th grade students who did pay will report to McHi
McHi 9th students who did not pay for the PSAT will take the test at Lamar Academy 

Small group testing for 9-11th grade will take place at Lamar Academy (small group students received an email confirmation)

12th grade students will report to Lamar Academy. 

Things to remember:

1. Have your parents drop you off at your HOME campus by 7:30 a.m.

2. NO SUPPLIES will be needed. Pencils and Calculators will be provided by the home campus.

3. TAKE YOUR SCHOOL ID or a picture ID.

4. Testing will END at approximately 12:45 -1:00.

5. After testing, report to the BUS area. The bus will transport you back to LAMAR.

6. You will eat lunch at LAMAR from 1:00 – 1:30.

7. Teachers will be in their classrooms by 1:10 waiting for their students.

8. We do have limited cafeteria seating, so after you finish eating report to 4th block (B Day) so that other students can eat their lunch right after you.

9. Ninth graders from McHi (ONLY) that did not pay to take the PSAT will report to room 116 (at Lamar) to take a Mock test on Wed.

10. I will post ROOM ASSIGNMENTS by your ENGLISH classrooms once I receive them from the high schools.

Thank you for your attention. If you have any questions, you may email me at rosalinda.martinez@mcallenisd.net.

MYP Parent Meeting Presentations

posted Oct 3, 2018, 7:05 AM by Andrea Gutierrez   [ updated Oct 3, 2018, 7:06 AM ]

We held a Middle Years Programme (MYP, 9th-10th grade) parent meeting on Tuesday, October 2nd. The topics included the IB requirements for the MYP which are MYP Assessments, MYP Service, and the Personal Project, which is completed during 10th grade. 

The presentations from the meeting are linked below. Thank you to all who were able to make it to the meeting!

MYP and DP Parent Information Meetings (Current Students)

posted Sep 25, 2018, 8:24 AM by Andrea Gutierrez   [ updated Sep 25, 2018, 8:39 AM ]

Please join us for the following parent information meetings at Lamar Academy:

Tuesday, October 2 - MYP Parent Information Meeting 
5:30-7:00pm @ Lamar Academy IB Wing
English and Spanish sessions available

Thursday, October 4 - DP Parent Information Meeting
5:30-7:00pm @ Lamar Academy IB Wing
English and Spanish sessions available

Join us to learn more about what your students are doing in the MYP and DP! Our campus leaders and coordinators will give you the information you need to know about our programs!

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.

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