The Cherokee Chronicle

May 2021

Principal's Note

Lamar Families,

We made it! We are finally at the end of what I am sure all families, students, and educators can agree has been an unprecedented school year. Despite being fully virtual, hybrid, in person, virtual again, and back in person again, our school community has weathered this pandemic and our students have prospered. I am looking forward to the many school activities we have planned for May and for our summer camp/ summer school program in June (see flier below).

Next week we will not only celebrate our fantastic educators with Teacher Appreciation Week but also celebrate Career and College Week. Career and College week is jam packed with themed dress days and we are looking forward to the two coinciding celebrations (see flier below)!

There is also a button below with supply list for the next school year (2021-22).

Below is a breakdown of upcoming important dates

Important Dates:

May 3-7- Teacher Appreciation Week/ College and Career Week

May 4- CDC to Hands on Discovery Center

May 6- 2nd Grade to Rocky Mount/ PreK Screening

May 7- Kindergarten to Fenders Farm/ 8th Grade Career Field Trip/ 5th Grade to Bristol Caverns

May 10- Teacher In-service Day (No Students)/ Basketball, Volleyball, & Cheer Sports Banquet/ Teacher of the Year Banquet

May 11- 7th Grade to Holiday Lanes/ PTA Board Meeting

May 12- 6th Grade to Crocket Birthplace/ National School Nurse's Day

May 13- Softball Sport's Banquet

May 14- Teacher In-service Day (No Students)

May 17- Teacher In-service Day (No Students)/ Kindergarten Registration/ Screening (Asbury)

May 18- 8th Grade to Warrior's Path/ DCHS Senior Walk/ Track and Field Sports Banquet

May 19- 3rd Grade to Tipton Haynes

May 20- 1st Grade to Crockett Birthplace

May 21- Kindergarten Virtual Promotion @ 10 AM/ 8th Grade Drive-Thru Promotion at 6 PM/ End of the Year EPIC! Celebration

May 24- Last Day of School- Abbreviated (dismiss at 11 AM)/ Report Cards

June 1-28- Summer Camp/ Summer School

July 29- Open House at 6 PM

Aug. 2- First Day of School- Abbreviated (dismiss at 11 AM)

Again, thanks for a fantastic school year and as always please feel free to contact the office at 753-1130 if you have questions.


Mark Merriman, Principal

College and Career Week

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Summer Camp 2021

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2021-22 Lamar School Classroom Supply List

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Request for Student Resources

If your child or family needs assistance with hygiene items, clothing, food, school supplies, or other school resources while students are learning remotely, please click the request button below.

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Join the Newly Formed Lamar SchoolPTA on Facebook

Cherokee Reusable Water Bottles for Sale

CDC Guidelines stipulate that water fountains are closed in the school. However, the water bottle refill stations will be open and operate with an automatic ("hands free") sensor. The PTA anticipated this situation and is proud to offer custom Lamar Cherokee water bottles to students for $5. They are available for sell in the office and at the concession stand and are an item on the school-wide supply list. Below are pictures. Call the office with any questions 423-753-1130.

Mission, Vision, and Motto

The administration, faculty, and staff of Lamar School strive to meet the educational needs of all students enabling them to be responsible and productive citizens.

Learning is a process which is cultivated through the collaborative efforts of the school, home, and community.

I am a Cherokee working to be the best that I can be!