The Spark Newsletter

February 13, 2022

What to expect this week.

  • Front doors will open at 7:15am. First bell rings at 8:15am. when students arrive on campus, they will go to the Gym, until they are released to class.
  • Students who arrive after the 8:15am bell, will receive a Tardy. Unless they have arrived to school on a late bus.
  • Scentsy Fundraiser Begins
  • Basketball Playoffs begin This Week.
  • February 14th - Fun Food Monday!
  • Feb 14th - 18th - Track Tryouts (see flyer)

  • February 15th - 6-7pm - Incoming 7th & 8th Grade (current 6th & 7th Grade) Parents Night Zoom (see Flyer Below)

  • February 18th - Early Release (12:15p)

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A-Gl Student of the Week

The student of the week is Sesandi Devanarayana nominated by Ms. Guidry.


Sesandi has worked so hard in my classroom. She exceeds all expectations, academically and socially. I know I can count on Sesandi to be a role model for the rest of my students. She knows the difference between having fun and getting to business! Sesandi is my student of the month because of her work ethic and responsibility towards being an upstanding student! – Shawna Guidry

Go-O Student of the Week

The student of the week is Mia Mena nominated by Heather Minchew.

" Mia is usually quiet student who always tries her hardest. We have been working on helping her learn advocate more for herself and what she needs in my class. I know that this has been a challenge for her because our class of 32 only has six girls total. She is now at the point where she feels comfortable voicing to me what she needs from class and what she is struggling with, which is a huge improvement from the beginning of the year. The work she produces is top-notch and she fully deserves to be recognized."

P-Z Student of the Week

The student of the week is Brady Walsh nominated by Heather Minchew.

"Brady is an extremely responsible student who cares about doing well and works with her peers. She is kind and considerate. "

2022-2023 Course Selection Schedule

Click the link for the Secondary Course Catalog:
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Parent Night & Elective Fair (Zoom)

Incoming 7th & 8th Grade (Current 6th & 7th Grade)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

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Student vs Faculty Basketball Game

Parent of 8th Graders - who are playing in the game - are invited to attend this event.
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Track Shirt Orders

Please place order before Feb 25th.

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Covid Information

Read below and email Nurse Boddie - ASAP
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Order Your School Yearbook

Look for Leaman under "Shop my School"

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PBIS Donations

Parents if you are interested in donating to the PBIS school store the following list is a great start. We accept all donations both monetary and items.

Every donation helps to build positive behaviors and encourage the students at Leaman. Thank you for your consideration and have a wonderful day!

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Who is going the extra mile for you?

Who is going the extra mile for you?

•Think for a moment about the amazing staff at Leaman. Who is working hard for students? Nominate a teacher or staff member that you would like to recognize for their hard work in the Be the One survey.

•Each week the results will be gathered. They will then be shared with staff members during Tuesday department meetings or Wednesday staff meetings.

❤Thanks for sharing the love ❤

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Federal Report Cards

Leaman Junior High School is sharing the below information about the district and your child’s campus with you as part of its obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

Federal Report Cards for the state, the district, and each of the district’s campuses are now available on the district’s website at this link: or are also available on the Texas Education Agency’s website at: A detailed description of these reports is enclosed.

If you have difficulty accessing the information from the website, hard copies of the reports can be requested from the district or campus office. If you have questions about the information, please contact Leaman Junior High School at 832-223-5200 or the Lamar CISD Research, Assessment, & Accountability Office at 832-223-0138.

Canvas Information

Did you know that LCISD has created a dedicated page that explains Canvas. This is where you can find details on how to log in, videos on how students and parents can utilize Canvas, how to create a parent login and find parent support.

Check it out!!!

Smart Tag Information

This past week, every student received their NEW Smart Tag.

SMART Tag Replacement: If a student has lost or misplaced their Smart Tag - please order a new one by clicking through this link?

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Attendance for 2021-2022

Please review this year's Attendance Procedures for Leaman

Leaman's Attendance Page

  • Absences DO count towards Exemptions for student's final exams.
  • All notes must be received within FIVE days of the absence

Upcoming Events

March 4th - Fulshear High School Cheer Camp

March 14-18th - Spring Break Staff and Student Holiday

April 15th - Staff and Student Holiday

May 10-12th - STAAR Testing (Tentative)

Leaman Jr High Admin Team

Michael Semmler - School Principal -

Karl Carlton - Assistant Principal -

Jimitra Granger - 7th Grade Assistant Principal -

Derek Getschow - 8th Grade Assistant Principal -

Leaman Jr High Counselor Team

Kevin Kracker (Alpha A - Gl) -

Anita Oliphant (Alpha Go - O)

LaToya Session (Alpha P - Z)

Sylvia Rodriguez - Counselor's Secretary / Registrar

Additional Information for Leaman Jr High