Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Candidates from the Houston City Council, District D, from City Council At Large, from the Mayor's Race, and from the HISD School Board came to The Lawson Academy to answer questions and share information with our scholars about elections.
See what's happening this month .
Big Events in November:
  • District Level Assessment (6th and 7th)

  • School-wide Science Fair (15th)

  • Parent Engagement Meeting (21st)

  • Thanksgiving Break (25th to 29th)
Frost Bank, in partnership with members of the sorority Delta Sigma Theta presented a Financial Literacy session for 6th grade students in October. The girls were invited to "pick" 15 items they needed to include in their budget. Then, when the banker gave them points for having what they would need (like insurance). Every girl was engaged because they all wanted to win!
The boys were able to consider how to plan for a new automobile while the girls discussed the elements of a budget. Both groups found the sessions to be engaging and fun. Thanks to Frost Bank and our "sisters" who made sure to make finance fun!

Our Frost Bank leader (on the left) is Erika Jones and she is joined by members of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority (in red shirts), teacher Andreau Berry and a lot of financially literate girls!
Parents are our partners. Why not help your student focus on healthy foods at home and outside of school?

Check out the current Teen Food & Fitness newsletter. Great food ideas!
Middle School
Raising a middle schooler can be hard! This video gives tips to support your tween’s overall development by supporting their critical thinking skills, encouraging restful sleep, and building healthy relationships.
Recommend Us To Your Friends
Every parent at The Lawson Academy is part of our Recruiting Team. Share information with your friends and neighbors about our program. Let them know how great we are, and give us a chance to prove it!

Our Trip to the NASA Space Center
Scholars in the 7th Grade visited NASA Space Center in October. Riding the NASA shuttle, they spoke with an astronaut and experienced a perfect blend of science, technology, math and even history.

Students were able to
  • hear stories of past travels to space from a real astronaut
  • climb aboard a space shuttle
  • see 3-D images of the moon and touch a moon rock
  • visualize the effect of radiation on different elements of the earth and space
  • experiment with gravitational pull and force
  • and much more

You may have missed the first events of the year. Join us for one or more of the following activities:

1) You will want to come to Parent Engagement Meeting on Thursday, November 21 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

2) School-wide Science Fair on Friday, November 15 from 8:00 a.m.
National Junior Honor Society Scholars Visit
the WALIPP Senior Residence

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. It operates with five key pillars: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; to encourage responsible citizenship; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. The Lawson Academy's NJHS students care not only about student achievement, but also community engagement. Don't they look great?
Student Council for 2019-2020
This year's Student Council members waged terrific campaigns and the winners are:

Boys Academy President: David Cartagena
Girls Academy President: Kennedy Turner
1st Vice President: Amarie Frausto
2nd Vice President: Emarie Bell
Public Relations: James Robertson & David Escudero
Secretary: Linsey Bandy
Assistant Secretaries: Allison Solis & Rylen Coverson
Treasurer: Carlos Thomas
Assistant Treasurers: Haili Warren & Charlette Jefferson
Sergeant At Arms: Darnell Harris, Kevin Scatliffe, Jae'Deon Cooper, Christopher Everage, DeKenn Taylor, & Jordyn Hawkins
Ambassadors: Todd Dericho, Marquel Hubbard, Garry Powell, Reginald Tennarse, Chase Thomas, Karter Bevard, Juan Vega

For families that want Internet, join our Comcast partner for $9.95 per month. Eligible households must:

  1. Have at least 1 child who is eligible for the free lunch (you have that)
  2. Live in an area where Comcast Internet Service is available
  3. Have not subscribed to Comcast Internet within the last 90 days and
  4. Have no outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than one year old.

Apply online at InternetEssentials.com or
call 1-855-846-8376 (1-855-8-INTERNET).

You can also purchase a laptop or desktop for only $149.99 from Comcast which includes Microsoft Office, 90-day warranty and Norton Security Suite.
Students are Looking Good
The Lawson Academy is a uniform school. Every student is expected to be in full uniform every day. For students who need Ties, Gym Shirts or Spirit Shirts, get them at the District Office, 5220 Scott (WALIPP Senior Residence).
Black or grey slacks or plaid skirts (for the girls)
White oxford shirts (long-sleeved or
Black vest with school logo
Black dress shoes
Black socks, white socks or stockings
(for the girls)
  • Solid Burgundy: 6th Grade tie
  • Silver/Burgundy Stripe: 7th Grade boys
  • Plaid: 7th Grade girls
  • Gold/Burgundy Stripe: 8th Grade tie
Hearing Screening
Students in 7th grade received Hearing Screening from the University of Houston Communication Sciences and Disorders program. Over 60 scholars passed the Hearing Screening.

Thanks to Laura Cizek, Jane Tragesser, and the team of screeners who came. We are excited to have this partnership with the University of Houston and look forward to having them come again, next year!
Your Voice matters!
Will you take two minutes (really, only 2 minutes) and help The Lawson Academy improve? Just tell us what we can do to make our school better... and watch us make it happen.

Flag Football Season
Won 7 Games this Season
The Lawson Academy Tigers regular Flag Football season is over. The team has won the Divisional Championship for the 4th year in a row. State championships will take place in November and we're looking forward to ending the season on top!