Masks by Lamar Art Students and Artwork by E. Cordes

Masks by Lamar Art Students and Artwork by E. Cordes

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Lamar Middle School and Fine Arts Academy is a middle school serving 6th - 8th grades in the AISD system. 

Lamar Middle School and Fine Arts Academy is a caring community with diverse programs that engage all students in meaningful and creative learning opportunities that will prepare them for the future.

Lamar Middle School and Fine Arts Academy will be recognized for its excellence in developing the whole child by providing rigorous academic programs and creative opportunities in order to meet the challenges of a competitive, global society.

School Goals

  • All students will grow in a healthy and responsible way by learning through their own social and emotional experiences.
  • All students will achieve success in their academic and elective programs.
  • All students will develop a sense of community that encourages an awareness of the diversity in today's society.

MacTheatre presents Catch Me if You Can.  The big-hearted musical adventure based on an astonishing real-life story of being young, in love ....and in deep, deep trouble!  September 28 - October 1 & October 5-8, 2017.

Office Depot/Office Max - Give Back to Schools!  Use the attached slips to give money to Lamar when you shop at Office Depot/Office Max!

Lamar News & Events

For news and the latest information about what's happening at Lamar, look at the Scottie Newsletter (scroll down below).

Staff Directory

Click here for the 2017-2018 Lamar Staff Email Directory.


Volunteer at Lamar

There are so many ways to get involved at Lamar Middle School, from joining PTA to helping with ongoing committees, our Scottie Dads program that encourages Dads to get involved on campus, and helping to keep the Lamar campus beautiful. 

Learn about the volunteer opportunities available and get connected at Lamar!

Incoming 6th graders to Lamar!  Registration is now open for transition camp for the 2017-2018 school year!  Pick EITHER Session 1 (July 31 - August 1) OR Session 2 (August 2 - August 3).  Both sessions will be from 10 am - 1 pm. RSVP at with which session and your students name.   Please note:  this transition camp is recommended, not required.    

Incoming 7th and 8th graders new to Lamar:  Orientation will be Thursday, August 10 from 8:30 - 10:00 am at Lamar.  No registration necessary - just show up.  Recommended not required.

THANK YOU! Luxe Property Group - Elizabeth Riley for our new Dance Studio!


Congratulations to McCallum High School Winterguard team on their second place ranking at STATE!  Incoming  9th graders  - need a PE and Fine Arts Credit?  Want to be a part of an award winning group?  Like to perform for large, enthusiastic audiences?  Want to be a part of something special in High School?  Try-out for the MAC Fall and Winter Guard

Audition workshops will be held Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at McCallum High School.  Please report to the band hall just before 5 pm - wear comfortable clothes, tennis shoes and bring water.  No experience needed - we will teach you basic movement/dance skills and equipment work (we spin flags, rifles and sabres).

Contact Mr. Rudy at or 512/414-1979.  Check out this MAC Colorguard video! and go to the Mac Color Guard facebook page.

Yearbook News


We still have yearbooks for sale!  Due to the end of the school year, the LAST DAY to order a book is TUESDAY, MAY 30th.  The online ordering system is closed, but you can still turn in your order forms and payment ($40, cash or check) to the office.  Books will be delivered to students on Wednesday, May 31st.  Please make sure your student will be present to receive the book on Wednesday.  Unclaimed books will be left in the office.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Dietz at

Muse, Lamar's literary magazine, is accepting submissions. Follow the link below to an online submission form.  All submissions will be reviewed by an editorial staff. Due to space constraints, not all submissions will be included in the magazine. Submissions should be free of spelling, capitalization, punctuation and grammatical errors.

If you prefer to submit by email, send your piece to Questions? Contact Mrs. Dietz at 

What should your neighborhood school look like in 20 years?  Come tell AISD at the community meetings (click here for a flyer).

Instructions for Using Google "Classroom" - click here.  We will be using Google "Classroom" to view the 2-week agenda for each class, communicate with your teachers, turn-in assignments, access teacher websites and much more.

Join Lamar PTA today!  Click here for the form.

Congratulations to the following 8th grade students - finalists in the Young Playwrights for Change regional contest sponsored by Zach Theatre:

Runners-up:  Leauana S., Esme A., and Magnus B.

Third place:  Cara J.

Second place:  Abigail R.

First place:  Sophie L. 

As first place winner for her script, Sophie will have her play submitted to the Young Playwrights for Change national contest - Way to go Scotties!

AISD Attendance Policy

Attendance Law (90% and Compulsory Attendance Law) - FAQs and Explanation - click here

Attendance - Compulsory Attendance (AISD code) - click here


Click here for the school cash online store!

Scottie Dad Program

Calling all dads, granddads, uncles, brothers…we need you!  The Lamar Middle School Scottie Dad Program is ready to kick off the 2017-2018 school year! This program is designed to increase the adult male presence on our campus, while building quality relationships between our parents and students. Scottie Dads help increase student safety during all three lunch periods, while keeping connected with their child's school life and experiences.  You can sign up for all three lunch periods or just parts of the lunch periods...your help and time is much appreciated no matter what. 


The Fine Arts Academy (FAA) at Lamar Middle School is pleased to provide an inspiring and robust program for students across Austin for the purpose of pursuing an accelerated arts curriculum as fine arts majors. Lamar FAA offers its students both meaningful and enriching opportunities in the areas of visual arts, dance, band, orchestra, choral music, drama, classical guitar, piano, digital arts and media, as well as our nationally recognized Lamar Jazz Band.  Lamar FAA attracts a vastly diverse student body from across the city, including students from private, charter and parochial schools.  Additionally, as the primary feeder school for McCallum High School and Fine Arts Academy, we are strongly aligned with McCallum's fine arts programs.  Lamar FAA is Austin's top choice for middle school fine arts, as we strive to provide every student with a fulfilling and all encompassing middle school experience that nurtures the whole child.  In short, our academic programs are comprehensive and rigorous, our athletic programs are dynamic, our parent and community involvement is flourishing, and most importantly, our student body is happy.  We are Lamar!


Scholars' Video Challenge

Click here for information on The Scholars' Video Challenge - Student Production Guide! and here for "Quick Shot" Grading Rubric and "Unit Review" Grading Rubric!

Lamar Talent Show 2017!

Congratulations to Taft S - Honorable Mention, Audience  Choice Winner - Amethyst M. and Judges Choice Winner - Los Tony Tubbies (Antonio M., Gavin O., Jacob M., Phoenix B., and Oscar S.)!