The Spark Newsletter

September 25, 2021

This Past Week at Leaman


This past week the Leaman CHARGERS faced the Lamar MUSTANGS:

7TH Grade B-team won 28-6

Offensive Standouts: Carter Morrison & Mariontee Standifer

Defensive Standout: Blake Box

7th Grade A-team won 28-0

Offensive Standouts: Trey Giametta, Bryson Venghaus, & Tavy Lonis

Defensive Standouts: Ryland Forks, Caine Chapman, & David Collom

8th Grade B-team fought hard but fell short in the fourth quarter losing 6-0

Offensive Standout: Brody Washbrook
Defensive Standout: Avery Applewhite

8th Grade A-Team battled until the last drive losing a tight game 13-12

Offensive Standouts: Hayden LaRue & Kaden Bean

Defensive Standouts: Peyton Tucker & Keegan Ognowskie

Next week the CHARGERS will face the Wright Lions for the 1st time!

7th grade will be hosting the LIONs Monday night at Fulshear High School

8th Grade will travel to Randel High School on Tuesday.

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.
  • Tuesday - September 28th - Open House 5:30p-7:30p - Walk your students schedule and meet the teachers.
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Holiday Poinsettias - from The Fulshear Charger Band Boosters

Your Charger Band is having their yearly Poinsettias sale!! Now until October 8th.


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PTO Volunteers - Workroom

Friends of Leaman PTO helps provide volunteer assistance for the Leaman Workroom. Duties would include making copies for teachers, stapling, laminating, and other miscellaneous duties that pertain to the workroom. If you would like to volunteer - please sign up here and report to the front office on your chosen date and start time.

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!!!

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Smart Tag Information

SMART Tag Replacement: Sales of replacement smart tags have been temporarily suspended. The District has made the decision to print replacement smart tags for all students. Any existing smart tag will continue to work, after the new ones are issued.

Please continue to be patient with us as we work hard to improve our routes and minimize comeback routes. We are doing our best to accommodate the more than 15,000 students who require transportation this school year.

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PSAT 8/9 – October 13, 2021

•All 8th grade students will be testing

•This administration serves as practice for high school administrations

•No need to prepare or study beforehand

•There will be no makeup sessions given

•Students absent on Oct. 13th will not get another opportunity to test until next year

•The only accommodation provided will be Extra Time for those students as indicated in their IEP

•All materials will be provided

•Testing will start during 1st period, once all late buses have arrived and 8th graders have finished breakfast. Any other students who arrive after we’ve finished section 1, will not be allowed to test, per college board.

•If you have any questions, please contact Blair O'Connor at

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School Pictures

Did you forget to order your student's photos on Picture Day? You still can!!! Just visit and place that order!

The LEAF Golf Tournament

The LEAF Golf Tournament is back and better than ever! We’re thrilled to invite you to join us

on October 21, 2021 for the Annual

LEAF (Lamar Educational Awards Foundation) Golf Tournament.

This year we will be hosting our tournament at Black Hawk Country Club and hope to make 2021 the best tournament yet!

All proceeds will benefit the students, staff, and campuses of the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District.

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PreOrder Charger Football Shirt

Pre-order with payment due when shirts arrive. Dri-Fit BSN Brand, short sleeve shirt


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Drop off order forms at the Front Office

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COVID-10 - Test Results - Positive

What do I do if my student tests positive for COVID

See the campus protocol below, for how you need to report your students positive test. This will ensure minimal disruption to your student's schedule.

If your student tests positive for COVID-19 or has been directly exposed, please follow the steps below ASAP.

**Notify Leaman as soon as you are aware of possible exposure and/or if your student has tested positive.

**We will respond with the next steps to keep your student as connected to their learning, during this temporary quarantine period.

Your student will have FULL access to their Teacher's Canvas pages, plus a zoom link to access the designated "REMOTE CONFERENCING TEACHER", to help assist during this temporary period. Each Teacher's Canvas page will contain notes and/or PowerPoint will be posted regarding what was taught that day.

IMMEDIATELY EMAIL: School Nurse - Kathleen Boddie,

The email should include: Student's Name, Student ID and Grade Level

Once you have completed the steps above, Nurse Boddie will be emailing you, within 24 Business Hours with how you will be supported through this temporary period.

COVID Notification Emails:

DLJH will continue to follow LCISD COVID Protocols by pushing out the email notifications that you are currently receiving when a positive and/or close contact case is reported by a parent. Please understand that we cannot reveal a student's identity, nor specific class, due to the confidentiality. We are not contract tracing this year, so there is no mandatory quarantining on the school side. Many of these cases that we are reporting, are from parents doing their due diligence of reporting when tehri student was exposed or tested positive outside of the school. Many of these students did not even report back to campus. We appreciate these parents helping us stay safe as possible at school.

Food Fair


Each Thursday 9:30am - 11am
St. Faustina Catholic Church (28102 FM 1093)
Each car will receive a 20 lb. box of vegetables and fruit.
All residents in need are welcome!
Sponsored by Family Hope


2nd Saturday of each month, 7:30 - 9:00am.
At Parkway Fellowship Church (FM 1093 & FM 1463)
Volunteers come at 7:00am. Adults and children welcome.
Sponsored by Family Hope & Second Mile


4th Saturday of each month at 7:30am - 9:00am
At St. Faustina Catholic Church
Volunteers come at 8:00am. Adults and children welcome.
Sponsored by Family Hope and Second Mile

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Partnership - Staff - Students - Parents

This is our Charger Motto! Once a Charger - Always a Charger!.

To be a successful Charger - this takes a team.

(1) Parent (2) Student (3) Teacher.

Parents, join us this year in making your Charger a Success. Print this out, place it on your home, so that this always remind us - what it takes to make a successful Charger.

If we work together - your student will have a great year and learn skills to guide them into their future lives.

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From Athletics - Football and Volleyball

Attendance for 2021-2022

Please review this year's Attendance Procedures for Leaman

Leaman's Attendance Page

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

Final Exam Exemptions

Below are the guidelines for qualifying to receive exam exemptions.

For attendance - all medical notes are due within Five (5) days of the last date of absence.

Upcoming Events

September 28th - Open House 5:30-7:30p

October 4th - College, Career and Military Night

October 1st - End of 1st 6 Weeks - Early Release @12:15pm

November 22th-26th - Thanksgiving Holiday

December 20th-31st - Winter Break

How to connect and stay in touch with what is happening at Leaman

  • Leaman sends weekly newsletters in a Skyalert blast (email listed in your Skyward account).
  • Monitor our Facebook and Twitter pages for daily updates.

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