The Cherokee Chronicle

October 2021

Principal's Note

Autumn Greetings Lamar Families!


We are officially into our 2nd nine weeks and I wanted to again thank all of our students, faculty, staff, and families for their efforts to help make this a successful school year!


We are looking forward to continuing to prepare students for the next grade level and in helping them catch up on missed learning from last school year. Parents, you can help with this effort by ensuring that your child has a study space at home, working with your child on their assigned learning, and encouraging them to read at least 20 minutes each night.


You can also go over your child's 1st nine week grade card with them. These will be coming home on Wednesday and need to be signed and brought back. They are also available digitally via Parent Portal. Below is that link. Visit the office if you need log in help.


Finally, you can set up a time to meet with your child's teacher at Parent-Teacher Conferences this Thursday, October 14 between 11 AM and 6 PM. Conferences can be in person or virtual. Feel free to reach out to the school at 423-753-1130 to request a meeting with your child's teacher(s) to discuss their progress.


Looking forward to a fantastic nine weeks!


Mark Merriman, Principal

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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.

Support Our School!

PTA's Mission is to "provides resources and activities that enhance the enjoyment and well-being of Lamar School's students and staff, helping to enrich their learning environment."

Our PTA continues to support the students and teachers of Lamar School during these ever changing times. Please consider helping them out with their fundraisers or by joining PTA. See the link below for access to the Lamar PTA webpage or email

Cherokee Reusable Water Bottles for Sale

Lamar Cherokee water bottles are still for sale for students and faculty for $5. They are available for sale 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.
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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!