Honor Roll 6th SIX WEEKS

Dear Students:

I am very proud to recognize the outstanding student academic achievement in the last six weeks.

Congratulations to every hard-working student on these lists. This is an honor and a personal accomplishment. If it is any indication of the effort you will put into life, you will be successful in all you do. You should indeed be proud of your work!

Parents, Please join us in celebrating our honor roll students for the 6th six weeks evaluation.

A glimpse of the future

What Do You See Yourself Doing 7 Years From Now?

What kind of career do you imagine for yourself? Doctor? Lawyer? Scientist? Engineer? Teacher? CEO? Manager? Salesperson?

You’re in middle school now. What you do over the next few years will have an impact on the rest of your life. Now is the time to start thinking about life beyond school.

Stop looking at what you could have done, should have done, or what might have been. Stop chastising yourselves for opportunities missed, time wasted, or words either spoken or unspoken. The past is over.

Your future starts now.





Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.” —Robert Kiyosaki




Date:  June 13, 2018      Math 7th STAAR (will have a four-hour time limit).

Test questions for all grade levels can be found on TEA’s website,



During the next days, we will be preparing for the upcoming STAAR exam.

My goal for the next days is to revise and reinforce your knowledge before taking STAAR 7th Grade Math Test.

It is my goal with this review to help you do the best you can, given the scarce time that we’ve got to work with.

STUDENTS: Please do not make medical or dental appointments during these days. School attendance is essential to academic success.

PARENTS: Lamar students and teachers are continuing to work hard to prepare for STAAR. I know many parents are working with their children in conjunction with the classroom teacher. Your contribution of time and patience are appreciated. 

If your child needs help in my class please encourage them to set up a time for tutoring. I offer free after-school tutoring.

I’ll start by telling you something you don’t have to know in middle school:

What do you want to do with your life?

Recently, I was watching the following statistics from Australia:

In a typical group of 100 teenagers, at normal retirement age (65 years):

Pastel   1 will be rich

   8 will be independent

   9 will be still working

  28 will be dead

  54 will be broke, dependent on government or charity


I don’t know what is the statistics in USA, but from my own experience I think is very similar.

The first of all the  success factors is education.








The only way to get started is to stop talking and begin doing.

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'” – Muhammad Ali

dont quit





 You can use the following tests to practice the different concepts of mathematics that will include the next exam.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

STAAR Released Test Questions

7th grade mathematics: 2017 |  2016 | 2014 | 2013

Math Test Taking Strategies

  • Read each question carefully.
  • Do the easiest problems first.
  • SKIP questions you are not sure of and go back to them later.
  • Keep track of skipped problems.
  • Break down complicated questions into more manageable parts
  • Make sure the units are similar while calculating.
  • Pace yourself, don’t rush, pay attention to the details.
  • Bubble your answers.
  • Make sure you have correctly marked your answers.
  • Don’t stress, use the process of elimination
  • If you run out of time, make sure you answer every question,
    educated guessing can increase your score dramatically.
  • Re-read questions, check your answers, re-check again.
  • Substitute in real numbers for the variables.
  • Don’t worry if others finish before you.
  • Don’t let others distract you. Focus on the test in front of you.
  • No sleeping
  • No head on desk