The Bearcat Bulletin

September 21, 2020

Message from the Principal

Can you believe we have completed two weeks of school already? Before you know it, we will be making plans for the Fall and Winter holidays! I just want to thank all of you for your support and encouragement. We are doing our best to make this school year the best year yet in spite of the the obstacles that we are facing. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - a special month for me. We are kicking off a fundraiser in honor of my daughter Armani, who lost her battle with Ewings Sarcoma in 2018. This issue of The Bearcat Bulletin will focus on you getting to know some our Lamar Bearcat teachers and staff with important announcements and information.


With gratitude,

Ms. Bradford

(w) 254-215-6503 (c) 254-721-7848

yvette.bradford@tisd.org

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Office Staff

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Nurse Rivas, Ms. Flores, Ms. Dow, Ms. Crittenden, Ms. Wilde

Science Team

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Back (L to R) Mr. King, Mr. Kile, Mr. Rhiner; Front (L to R) Ms. Masey, Ms. Quiser, Ms. Rheinlander

Social Studies Team

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English-Language Arts/Reading Team

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Top (L to R) Ms. McKinzie, Ms. Alley, Ms. Cason, Ms. Henderson; Center (L to R) Ms. Driver, Ms. Estes, Ms. Gately, Ms. Armstrong; Front (L to R) Ms. Smith, Ms. Bench

Math Team

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Back (L to R) Mr. Dillinger, Mr. Curry, Ms. Higginbotham, Ms. Marinsky, Ms. Davis; Front (L to R) Ms. Howell, Ms. Seidenberger, Ms. Loya

LOTE Team

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Ms. Pawelek, Ms. Alvarez

Fine Arts

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Ms. Walker, Mr. Batson, Mr. Tolleson, Mr. Mann, Mr. Keefer, Ms. De La Cruz

Boys Coaches

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Coach Mosley, Coach Hines, Coach King, Coach Abddeen, Coach Perkins

Girls Coaches

SPED/PASS

Support Services

Instructional Coach

Ms. Waller

Library Services

My name is Sherry Burnett, and I proudly serve as your librarian at Lamar. I am starting my 8th year here. I am a Temple High school graduate. GO CATS!!! My family resides here and we love Temple. Before becoming a librarian, I taught 17 years in elementary. I really love my job and feel like it’s the absolute best part of being a teacher. I found my love of reading later in my adult life and love to have book talks with kids! Literacy is the building block for all jobs and subjects.

The library isn’t what it used to be. We provide opportunities for our Bearcats to explore new things and meet new people. There is something for everyone, and everyone is welcome!

The new library is amazing! I hope that you will stop by and look and maybe even get a book for yourself! After all, you are your child’s first teacher! In this newsletter, I will be sharing with you ideas, books, events, thoughts so much more! Stay tuned! If you have any questions or need to reach me, my email address is sherry.burnett@tisd.org and my phone number is 254-215-6454. I’d love to help and hear from you!

Communities in Schools

My name is Ryan Johnson and I am excited to be the new CIS Site Coordinator at Lamar Middle School. I am entering my 8th year of working with Communities In Schools. I am a Temple High School graduate and have a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. I am very excited to come alongside the LMS staff and work with the students and families of Temple.


Communities In Schools is a non-profit organization housed on campus (LMS) to help plug you into resources that are specifically related to your students and family. Our main goal is for students to be successful in school and achieve in life. CIS provides several different free services to the students and families of Lamar Middle School.


On a regular basis we offer support on campus for our students in the areas of:

Ø Academic support: (Grade monitoring, homework assistance)

Ø Character building lunch activities

Ø Building positive decision making skills

Ø Attendance monitoring / Behavior monitoring

Ø Intervention/Mediation for struggling students

Ø Social Skills/Self-Esteem/Encouragement

Ø Food assistance


Other services we provide include (but not limited to):

Ø Eye exams and glasses for students without insurance

Ø Assist in filing for Medicaid/TANF/SSI

Ø Clothing assistance/Job assistance/Parent Education Programs

Ø School Supply assistance


In order for students to participate in free CIS programs and services, a Parent Consent form needs to be filled out. This form can be turned in by email or be dropped off at the CIS office in room 307. If you have any questions or concerns about Communities In Schools, please do not hesitate to call me.

Remote Learners

Remote Learner Attendance


  • Check your GCloud email daily.
  • Log into all Google Classrooms every day for every class.
  • Complete assignments and complete the attendance form every day.
  • Call/email teachers if you have questions about the lesson.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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CLICK HERE! Lamar PJammin for Kids with Cancer Event

Join us on September 30th as we go PJammin® in memory of Armani Bradford as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! Rock your best set of pajamas and help us stand in solidarity with the littlest cancer warriors!

A + Fundraiser has begun!

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Lamar Guidelines for Success

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Mark Your Calendars

September and October

Sept 18 - A+CARD Fundraiser Kickoff! Sept 18 – Oct 2

Sept 24 – Coffee with the Principal-Virtual @ 8 AM

Sept 24 - Lady Bearcat Volleyball Vs. Indian Springs @ Indian Springs 5:00pm-8:00pm

Sept 28 – Tea Time with the Principal-Virtual @ 5:00pm

Sept 28 – 7th Grade Football vs Cove @ Bulldawg Stadium 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Sept 29 – 8th Grade Football vs Cove @ Woodson 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Sept 30 – Pjammin for Kids with Cancer Fundraiser- Wear PJ’s on this day!

Sept 30 – Last day to order LMS Savage t-shirt

Sept 30 – PROGRESS REPORTS

Oct 1 – Lady Bearcat Volleyball vs. Belton @ Lamar 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Oct 2 – A+CARD Money Due to 2nd period teacher

Oct 5 – 7th Grade Football vs Travis @ Woodson 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Oct 6 – 8th Grade Football vs Travis @ THS 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Oct 8 – Lady Bearcat Volleyball vs. Midway Blue @ Lamar 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Oct 12 – Student and Staff Holiday

Oct 12 – 7th Grade Football vs South Belton @ Belton

Oct 13 – 8th Grade Football vs South Belton @ Woodson

Oct 15 – Lady Bearcat Volleyball vs Belton @ Belton 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Oct 16 -- End of the First Six Weeks

Oct 19 – Student Holiday/Staff Workday

Oct 19 – 7th Grade Football vs. Midway Blue @ Woodson 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Oct 20 – 8th Grade Football vs. Midway Blue @ Midway 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Oct 21 – REPORT CARDS

Oct 22 – Lady Bearcat Volleyball vs. Carter @ Lamar 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Oct 24 – Fall Choir Concert Streamed Event TBA

Oct 26 – 7th Grade Football vs Belton @ Woodson 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Oct 27 – 8th Grade Football vs. Belton @ Belton 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Oct 29 – Lady Bearcat Volleyball vs Bonham @ Bonham -5:00pm -8:00pm