• Fall Family Fun Festival (25th)
  • 8th Graders go to Museum of Natural Science (28th)
See what's happening this month .
Big Events in October:
  • Student Council Nominations (2nd)
  • Fall Holiday (9th)
  • National Junior Society Visit to WALIPP Senior Residence (10th)
  • 7th Graders go to Space Center Houston
  • Student Council Elections (16th)
  • 6th Graders participate in TSU Sustainability Day (22nd)
On September 11, male Academy scholars received a special visit from our Strong Men of Valor . Coordinator Dr. Toya Conston, pictured along with two of our male mentors, gives leadership to this important program. Students are able to question and learn from these men of industry. The sessions are held multiple times each year, and students love the interactions! Thanks to our Strong Men of Valor for their commitment to this program.
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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 Houston's Children's Museum
Childrens Museum 9-24-19
6th Grade Scholars participated in a full morning of fun and learning at the Children's Museum during September. Exhibits included:

Floworks -- the effects and motion of water

How Does It Work? -- the power of motion, causes of earthquakes, push and pull motions
Childrens Museum 9-24-19
Childrens Museum 9-24-19
Constructioneer -- building, connecting and making construction work

Kidtropolis -- learning how to manage your money, use of ATMs, working to earn money
Childrens Museum 9-24-19
Childrens Museum 9-24-19
Measuring Your Scholar's Preparation

Our first Parent Engagement meeting of the year was cancelled by Tropical Storm Imelda. Thankfully, the storm gave us a day off and got us super-excited for our next Parent Meeting. Join us for one or more of the following activities:

1) Parent Engagement Meeting Thursday, October 17 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

2) Join 6th grade students at the Texas Southern University Sustainability Day on Tuesday, September 22nd from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

3) Chaperone 8th grade students at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on M onday, October 28th at 8:30 a.m. (till noon)
University of Houston Partners with CHAMP

Cougars and Houston Area Math Program (CHAMP) is a Mathematics outreach program for school students from the neighboring University of Houston. Lawson Academy has proudly enrolled the first twelve CHAMP Scholars in the year-long program, two students from each grade.

8th Graders: Kalis Hamilton, Linsey Bandy, Abasi Bikorimani and Christopher Johnson
7th Graders: Morgan Conley, Aaliyah Allen, Landom Sipsey-Madison and Kymani Sheperd
6th Graders: Sanayia Golden, Allison Solis, JaQuan Dearman and Damarian Prince

Ms. Cheryl Lawson, Lawson Academy Superintendent, has been in talks with CHAMP Director Dr. Anna Vershynina since last May about our school's enrollment. CHAMP is a program for mathematically gifted students that intellectually prepares them for high school and college. Participation in CHAMP will develop student's critical outside-the-box thinking and nurture her or his interest in mathematics and science.
Esai Hernandez (CHAMP School Leader), Ms. Cheryl Lawson, Dr. Anna Vershynina, Sarah Pennington (CHAMP Academic Facilitator), and Dr. Marthea Raney
During the program, CHAMP Scholars meet with the UH best and brightest students for one hour every week. The meeting is formally called a Math Circle . This is not a traditional math class or tutoring. Each meeting is based on a certain topic, not regularly covered in school curriculum. In these classrooms you will not see any boring numbers or tedious calculations. The topics covered are always fun, challenging and have deep connection to real science. Some of topics are taught in upper-level college classes, and some are seen only in a graduate school.
Try It Yourself:
This is one example of a problem CHAMP Scholars were engaged in during a Math Circle meeting. Can you decode the following message sent by Dr. Anna Vershynina by hand (without the help of any technology)?

Klhy zabklua,
Pm fvb kljvklk aopz tlzzhnl if fvbyzlsm, fvb hyl pucpalk av qvpu JOHTW tllapunz.
Ky. Huuh Clyzofupuh

More about the program and planned activities can be found on the website:

Equation Carnival Offers Fun with Learning
Students are eager to find relevance in what they learn. Thanks to Ms. Adrian Berry who has connected math equations with fun! Her class of 7C focused on math projects and math problems. Competition among the students encouraged teamwork, collaboration and planning. To make the activities more than just math, Ms. Berry decorated the classroom with colorful table skirting, balloons, popcorn and "the Works" to excite and engage scholars.

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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
Bacterial Meningitis
Parents should be alert that Bacterial Meningitis is a condition that can cause illness and if left untreated, can be fatal. What you don't know can hurt your child.

Vision Screening
Vision Screening
Students in 7th and 8th grade were able to get free Vision Screening from the Prevent Blindness Texas program. Over 100 scholars passed the Vision Screening and a few forgot their glasses (!) or need additional screenings.

Your eyes matter. Check out the link, below....
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
The Lawson Academy Tigers play in the Texas Charter School Academic League. Our team plays other charter schools and we are GREAT! Students leave from The Lawson Academy and all parents are encouraged to support our Tigers.
Flag Football Game Schedule
Saturday, 9/21/19 at 11:00 a.m. against Texas Serenity Academy -- Cancelled due to Imelda
Wednesday, 9/25/19 at 6:00 p.m. against Amigos Por Vida ( TOP PLACE !)
Saturday, 9/28/19 at 10:00 a.m. against Texas Serenity Academy (rescheduled from Imelda)
Saturday, 9/28/19 at 11:00 a.m. against Yellowstone College Prep Academy
Saturday, 10/5/19 at 1:00 p.m. against Rhodes School
Friday, 10/18/19 at 5:30 p.m. against Amigos Por Vida
Saturday, 10/19/19 at 9:00 a.m. against Texas Serenity Academy
Wednesday, 10/23/19 at 5:00 p.m. against Yellowstone College Prep Academy
Wednesday, 10/30/19 at 4:00 p.m. against Rhodes School