March 31, 2021
Important Upcoming Dates

April 1: Live Event on Teams 12:40pm
April 1:  Football Game Lanier vs. West Briar 7:15pm Ticket Link here
April 2: No School/ Spring Holiday
April 2: Deadline to select tshirt size & pay great8 dues for 8th graders
April 7: Fuzzy's Taco Shop Spirit Night 5pm-8pm
See below for Tryout information regarding Dance and several Lanier sports
April 19th: IB Project Deadline for 8th Graders


Click here for full HISD academic calendar
All Lanier students, virtual or in person, should plan to attend Thursday’s Purple Pup Live Event.  Mr. Wheat will share important school updates, answer student/parent questions and we will hear from students about athletics, arts and more.  Click the link below to join the live event through your teams account during office hours at 12:40pm on Thursday.
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MDdjOTA5YzQtNDQ4ZC00ODViLThiYWYtNjJjMjBkZTM1NzFk%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22f5eb9966-9336-4b33-8895-9982425b13ed%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2281d03dc8-fe9e-4dec-bd27-5bc7fa8a63bb%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d&btype=a&role=a
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LANIER ATHLETICS

LANIER GIRLS' BASKETBALL
Girls Basketball tryouts are this week Tuesday 3/30 and Wednesday 3/31 from 4:15 – 5:45 pm. If you haven’t finished your paperwork, please go to 
www.registermyathlete.com and create an account. Once you finish your paperwork, you’ll be ready for tryouts. If you have any questions, please let us know.
 
Coach Keese (GKeese@houstonisd.org) and Coach Cabell (scabell@houstonisd.org)
 
LANIER FOOTBALL
This Thursday April 1st  is our last football game of the season. Come support your Pups against West Briar at 7:15 at Barnett Stadium.
 (NOTE! THIS IS A DIFFERENT STADIUM FROM THE PREVIOUS 3 GAMES) LINK to purchase tickets HERE! 
 
 
LANIER SOFTBALL
Our Lanier Softball season will start soon. Please make sure you have filled out the electronic paperwork on
 www.registermyathlete.com. We’ll have more details this week on tryouts during this week’s Live Event.


LANIER SOCCER
Lanier 7th and 8th grade Boys & Girls soccer tryouts are quickly approaching. Tryouts will take place 4/5, 4/6, & 4/7 from 4:15-6:15pm at the Lanier soccer field. Make sure that all of the paperwork is completed online before tryouts. Go to the Lanier Athletics website for help with paperwork. https://www.houstonisd.org/domain/6264. Looking forward to a great season and Go PUPS!

  • Coach Mann and Coach Regev

LANIER DANCE NEWS

AUDITIONS AND COMPETITION RESULTS

Attention parents of current 6th and 7th grade students who are interested in performance/competition dance next year!

Lanier Dance will be having our auditions for dance class placement for the 2021-22 school year in April. If your child is currently enrolled in dance class at Lanier, he/she will receive audition information through their class. However, if your child is currently enrolled in PE or karate, you or your child will need to email us to express interest in participating in the dance audition process to gain access to the audition information. Please email Mrs. Wolfe: swolfe1@houstonisd.org.

Congratulations to Lanier’s Dance Alliance, the 2021 ShowTime International Middle School National
Grand Champion Team and Officers!
Lanier was also the Junior Academic Champion, boasting the
highest middle school GPA at the competition!
Lanier earned a Supreme Award for their Officer Pom, which means they had the highest scoring Officer Pom of the ENTIRE competition, including from the high school teams.
Lanier was in the WINNER in Team Jazz, Kick, Novelty, Lyrical, Pom, and Open, and in Officer Novelty, Pom, Hip Hop, and Contemporary, and they were the first runner up in Team Hip Hop.
The National Junior Duet WINNER was the duet from Laila Payne and Cat Hu. The National Small Ensemble WINNER was the trio of Izzy Bascon, Nico Franke, and Holden Hertzog.
Congratulations on an awesome competition season!

When to stay home and other steps Lanier students, teachers, and staff should take to protect themselves and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Lanier students, staff, and teachers should stay home if they have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, are showing symptoms of COVID-19, or have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19, including household members. Students or staff who have family members who test positive for SARS-CoV-2 should stay home, notify Nurse Hechler, self-quarantine and continue to monitor symptoms. 
Nurse Hechler will approve your return to school date.
 
Nurse Hechler has noted that, through contact tracing, 90% of exposures and positive cases come from after school/weekend get togethers where masks are not worn.  Meeting with people outside of your household for meals & parties is risky.  You are at your most vulnerable in these situations – mask off, less than 6 feet apart for longer than 15 minutes. 
Stay vigilant and safe, Lanier Family!  

 
Tina Hechler BSN, RN
https://tinahechler.wixsite.com/website
School Nurse
Lanier Middle School 
An International Baccalaureate Middle Years School
2600 Woodhead
713-942-1900 ext. 057109
Virtual Parent Workshop:
What We’ve Learned During the 2020/2021 Pandemic
Keys to student success in a blended world. 
We have noticed some common denominators in students who are struggling and how to help them stay caught up.  Please join Mr. Maluski and Ms. Garza as they discuss some of the common strategies that can be put in place to offer support and accountability to students who might be struggling with school, either remotely or face to face. 
 
https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/fdfd1f2e-b035-46c1-aca0-b105907dff16
 
Rather than have a live presentation at school, we thought we would make use the virtual platform to honor social distancing protocol and make the material available at your convenience.  Please let Mr. Maluski know if you access the video, if you find it helpful and if there are other topics you would like to see discussed. 
 
As always, feel free to reach out if you have questions or need support about this topic or any other.
 
Thanks,
Mr. Maluski
 
Dan Maluski
Dan Maluski, LMSW
Social Worker / Counselor
Lanier Middle School
713.942.1900


Interested in getting more involved at Lanier in 2021-2022? If so, please take a look below and email LanierPTOweb@gmail.com! And if you know an incoming 6th grade parent who would be interested, please recommend them as well.
 
We are looking for individuals interested in serving on our Nominating Committee, as Committee Heads, or as a PTO Board Member for 2021-2022. You can find more information on the Board positions here

https://lanierpto.digitalpto.com/2020/09/08/lanier-pto-executive-board-2020-2021/ and on the Committees here https://lanierpto.digitalpto.com/lanier-pto-committees/.
 
We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Wendy Montoya Cloonan
President-Elect 2020-2021

BUTTERFLY GARDEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED EVERY SATURDAY FOR NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS.
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Parents!
Did your child miss Photo Day at school?
No worries! Here is how we can get your child in the 2021 Yearbook!
 

Choose an appropriate portrait photo from your camera roll or take one on the spot and
upload it through ybkplus.com.
Here's How…
 On your phone, go to www.ybkplus.com.
 Once on the site, you will enter the email that is on file with the school.
 A code will then be emailed to you to verify identity.
 Choose My Portrait (the first choice at the top), select the photo (from the camera roll on your phone) you want to use as your child’s portrait, make sure your child’s face fits inside the face opening, then submit!

You can watch a video here: https://bit.ly/3af3n1r

The yearbook staff reserves the right to reject any photo that does not accurately represent the student identified, does not follow proper student dress code and/or does not meet publications standards.
 
Thanks for your help!   We’re working hard on creating a yearbook that captures this historic school year.  If you haven’t already ordered yours, you can do so at jostensyearbooks.com, or go to Lanier’s website at https://www.houstonisd.org/lanier to order.
You can also order by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ordertheyearbook
Attention 8th Grade Parents!
Can you believe this is your child’s LAST YEAR at Lanier?
Show them how proud you are by honoring them with a Recognition Ad in the yearbook!
We have full page, ½ page, ¼ page and 1/8 page sizes available.
Click here to place your order:  https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1079165/Lanier-Middle-School/

 
7th Grade National Junior Honor Society
Applications will be due April 17th.
Contact Ms. Rhymes via email if you have questions.
 
8th Grade IB Community Project Deadline Change
In an effort to provide more time for students, the Lanier administration has made the decision to move the project presentation due date to the week of April 19th.  We hope this will allow students to meet their goals and create presentations that authentically showcase the many different ways our campus took action in our global communities.  If you have questions about the project, please contact Ms. Rhymes via email.

Great 8 - Lanier Class of 2021 

Attention 8th Graders and 8th Grade parents!

8th Grade Class T-shirts are about to be ordered!  This week is your last chance to reserve the size you want for your child!  Please sign up with your child’s information, T-shirt size, and the $44 Great 8 dues HERE

Your  $44 dues will cover:

  • Class of 2021 T-shirt 

  • Class of 2021 Panoramic Composite Photo

  • Lanier MS Keepsake (TBA)

  • Breakfast Picnic and Activities at the Lanier Field on Tuesday, June 8,  9:00-11:30 AM

  • Promotion and Awards Ceremony (virtual presentation) on Thursday, June 10

Check the Great 8 Website for more information or email the Great 8 chairs with any questions: laniergreat8@gmail.com

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING AND SUPPORTING OUR NEW FACEBOOK GROUP  for all incoming and current Lanier parents. PLEASE JOIN HERE AND SHARE WITH OTHER CURRENT AND INCOMING FAMILIES. *Please note that you must have an active facebook account and be logged in to request to join. **There are two required questions to answer before your request can be approved. 
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