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Wowsa! Cant wait to see this school complete! I am really impressed so far and bet those kids (and teachers) are so happy to have something so nice...

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On 11/26/2019 at 1:26 PM, Toopicky said:

 

My son-in-law, who teaches at Lamar, said the kids are already tearing the new place up.  It was nice while it lasted ....

Are they putting that much wear and tear on the new building or is it straight up vandalism??

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They just started tearing into the old East building today. It’ll be the last to come down.  I’ll post pics tomorrow.

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Almost time for the outside cafeteria awning to come down.

 

Man, I went here starting in the fall of 1997 and graduated 2001 and was very active in the Drafting Department when Mr. Sheppard taught it. That classroom will soon fall. Lot of memories.

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On 2/17/2020 at 4:18 PM, Geoff8201 said:

Almost time for the outside cafeteria awning to come down.

 

Man, I went here starting in the fall of 1997 and graduated 2001 and was very active in the Drafting Department when Mr. Sheppard taught it. That classroom will soon fall. Lot of memories.

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Current freshman at Lamar, based on what I’ve heard from teachers and other staff, the older buildings were becoming really rundown and infestated with rats and things of that nature. Was it like this back when you went here? I know the East & West buildings were relatively new at that point (built in the late 1980s if I’m not mistaken).

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On 2/19/2020 at 8:39 PM, st6 said:

Current freshman at Lamar, based on what I’ve heard from teachers and other staff, the older buildings were becoming really rundown and infestated with rats and things of that nature. Was it like this back when you went here? I know the East & West buildings were relatively new at that point (built in the late 1980s if I’m not mistaken).


I don’t remember it being anything like that. The buildings at times felt their age (20, 30 years) with the Natatorium being the newest, but not run down. The school was in pretty decent shape at the turn of the millennium, but I was just a student then, with no idea what was going on behind the scenes, or the eye for details that I have now. Certainly weren't any rats running around the halls. I remember someone did do a bad senior prank and lured a bunch of pigeons into the North building either in 2000 or 01. The blocked North building door from the courtyard with dozens of Christmas trees in 1999 was way better.

 

Today the East building is almost gone. Guess the cafeteria canopy will get pulled down last. They are adding drainage to the new open space and the baseball field, as well as pouring concrete in some dividing wall off the north building.

 

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22 minutes ago, Geoff8201 said:


I don’t remember it being anything like that. The buildings at times felt their age (20, 30 years) with the Natatorium being the newest, but not run down. The school was in pretty decent shape at the turn of the millennium, but I was just a student then, with no idea what was going on behind the scenes, or the eye for details that I have now. Certainly weren't any rats running around the halls. I remember someone did do a bad senior prank and lured a bunch of pigeons into the North building either in 2000 or 01. The blocked North building door from the courtyard with dozens of Christmas trees in 1999 was way better.

 

Today the East building is almost gone. Guess the cafeteria canopy will get pulled down last. They are adding drainage to the new open space and the baseball field, as well as pouring concrete in some dividing wall off the north building.

 

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Is there an available site plan for the completed campus? I could not find one on this thread or HISD's website. There is a lot of open land after all the building demolitions.

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5 minutes ago, danielsonr said:

Is there an available site plan for the completed campus? I could not find one on this thread or HISD's website. There is a lot of open land after all the building demolitions.

The first picture was hung up around the school, the second I found online. 2.5 fields, a track, baseball field, softball field, and 3 tennis courts. Lamar will be one of, if not the only, HISD school to have this many athletic facilities/fields

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3 hours ago, st6 said:

The first picture was hung up around the school, the second I found online. 2.5 fields, a track, baseball field, softball field, and 3 tennis courts. Lamar will be one of, if not the only, HISD school to have this many athletic facilities/fields

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Thanks so much!

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dang! congrats to them!!! so happy these kids will have such an amazing new school to attend! i think it is something deserved in this area

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What i mean to say is from what i have heard this school in particular has been very run down and morale was at an all time low...this is what i have heard anyway...so kids actually dreaded going to Lamar and it was hard to get good teachers to stay (*and be happy)...

you read that the way you chose to read it but nope, didn't mean any offence :) 

so its not that they deserve it more than others, they just deserve a nice school! Like ALL kids do and many have.

I know there are tons more schools that deserve the improvements as well...i think high school is one of the most important times in a kids lifetime...it certainly was for me!

 

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Yates has the same fields. But no lights so it’s basically just for practice

 

Lamar has to keep their campus attractive so they keep getting the folks to attend from out the zone. The excuse was facilities then but not the same anymore as most HISD schools are rebuilt 

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