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Mission Statement

Our mission at Lamar Elementary is to provide an educational program where all school members -- including children, their families, teacher candidates, and educators -- reach their full potential by challenging them intellectually while building the social-emotional and self-advocacy skills needed to continue learning and to sustain our democracy.

Student Goals

The state of Texas lays out a set of knowledge and skills (TEKS) that students are expected to learn in each subject area by grade level. Lamar teachers support students in achieving these learning goals.

As a Choice School in SAISD, Lamar also holds an additional set of foundational goals for students to become informed and engaged citizens. They include curiosity, collaboration, cultural competence, emotional intelligence and advocacy.

Curiosity  

  • routinely wonder and ask questions

  • conduct inquiry into questions that matter to them and their communities

  • demonstrate persistence and resilience in the face of challenge

Collaboration

  • take responsibility for self and group

  • help the team to be productive and solve problems

  • demonstrate kindness and respect

  • organize work and use time well

  • listen empathically and appreciatively

Cultural Competence

  • understand and take pride in their own culture

  • demonstrate respect for and appreciation of diverse cultures

  • value diverse languages

Emotional Intelligence

  • self-awareness: recognize and understand their emotions and how they impact their behavior

  • self-management: regulate their emotions, thoughts and behaviors, including impulse control, managing stress, maintaining motivation and goal setting

  • social awareness: take the perspective of and empathize with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures

  • relationship skills: establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups

  • responsible decision-making: make constructive and respectful choices about personal behavior and social interactions (Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning or CASEL)

Advocacy

  • view self as change agent who can make a difference in the world

  • advocate for self and others

  • understand that knowledge is power so one continually seeks to learn in order to have an impact

  • effectively articulate thoughts and feelings through writing and speaking

Mission Statement

Our mission at Lamar Elementary is to provide an educational program where all school members -- including children, their families, teacher candidates, and educators -- reach their full potential by challenging them intellectually while building the social-emotional and self-advocacy skills needed to continue learning and to sustain our democracy.

Student Goals

The state of Texas lays out a set of knowledge and skills (TEKS) [hyperlink] that students are expected to learn in each subject area by grade level. Lamar teachers support students in achieving these learning goals.

As a Choice School in SAISD, Lamar also holds an additional set of foundational goals for students to become informed and engaged citizens. They include curiosity, collaboration, cultural competence, emotional intelligence and advocacy.

Curiosity  

  • routinely wonder and ask questions

  • conduct inquiry into questions that matter to them and their communities

  • demonstrate p

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