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Lamar RE-2 School Board Meeting of April 8, 2024

Lamar RE-2 School Board Meeting of April 8, 2024

The Lamar School Board met for its regular monthly meeting on April 8.  All members of the Board were present for the meeting with two attending by phone.  The Board approved minutes of the last meetings.  There were no visitors wishing to speak to the Board. Superintendent Chad Krug gave an update on the scoreboard […]

Ground is broken for new Thunder Stadium

Ground is broken for new Thunder Stadium

A good-sized crowd anxiously gathered on 14th St. behind Lamar High School on Monday, March 18, 2024 to watch a new era ushered in for Lamar High School sports.  It was a beautiful, warm day in early spring and the late afternoon sun glinted off a row of shiny new shovels lined up in front […]

Lamar School District RE-2 Prepares to Break Ground for State-Of-The-Art Stadium

Lamar School District RE-2 Prepares to Break Ground for State-Of-The-Art Stadium

  LAMAR, CO – February 20, 2024 – Lamar School District RE-2 is thrilled to announce the upcoming groundbreaking ceremony for its highly anticipated new stadium, set to be the pride of the community and home to the Thunder football, soccer, and track teams. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled to take place on March 18th, […]

Prowers Journal Website Adds Link to Monthly Lamar School Calendar

The Prowers Journal added a quick link to the Lamar City Schools monthly calendar.   We are looking for a local business to sponsor the calendar.  Your logo or business card would be featured at the top of the calendar each month.  Please call us at 336-9095 or email reportertpj@gmail.com if you are interested! We would […]

Lamar RE-2 Board Hears Reports from LCC and Hutton Construction

Lamar RE-2 Board Hears Reports from LCC and Hutton Construction

  At its monthly meeting on February 12, 2024, Board members were presented with a quarterly Financial Report as well as a quarterly Food Service Report.  Both showed that the district is in good shape financially. Addressing the Board were Del Chase, Concurrent Enrollment Coordinator at Lamar Community College and Larry McLemore, Vice President of […]

LHS Thunder Boys Basketball Teams

LHS Thunder Boys Basketball Teams

2023-2024 Varsity Boys Basketball Team Pictured from left to right – Back row:  Zander Willis, Jacob Dunning, Austin Thacker, Alex Williams, Brocc Brodecky, Gabrian Jacobs, Deyago Vasquez, Braxen Shelton  Front row:  Diego Estrada, Lucas Martinez, Xzavier DeLaRosa, Ryan Harbour, Cason Pollart, Armoni Moreno.     2023-2024 Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Team Pictured from left to […]

Lamar RE-2 School Board Approves First Phase of Stadium Project

Lamar RE-2 School Board Approves First Phase of Stadium Project

  At the regular meeting of Nov. 13, 2023, the Lamar School Board voted unanimously to approved Big Project 1, as it is referred to by GMCN Architects of Garden City, Kansas, the architectural firm designing the new stadium.  Via video chat with GMCN’s Nick Nemechek, the board members were able to see the final […]

Community Eligibility Provision to Benefit School Lunch Program

Community Eligibility Provision to Benefit School Lunch Program

  PUBLIC RELEASE Lamar School District RE-2 is participating in a Universal Breakfast and Lunch Program for the current school year (2023-2024). If your children attend any of the schools listed, breakfast/lunch will be available to them at no charge. All students enrolled at this school may participate in the breakfast/lunch program at no charge […]

Lamar Seeking Best Option for New Sports Stadium

Lamar Seeking Best Option for New Sports Stadium

    For the better part of a year, the Lamar Re-2 School Board has given a lot of thought to renovating the current football and track stadium, pondering three options while striving to maintain a level of historical preservation for the main wall of the complex located between Pearl and Park Streets. Most recently, […]

Re-2 School Board Ponders Best-Use Option for Thunder Stadium

Re-2 School Board Ponders Best-Use Option for Thunder Stadium

  The Lamar Re-2 School Board has been weighing pricing alternatives for the future of Thunder Stadium as well as attempting to maintain the historical significance of the structure in light of needed safety-oriented renovations. “The board has performed a comprehensive effort to capture the totality of the bleacher project at Thunder Stadium,” explained Dr. […]

Lamar Thunder Mascot Approved by CCIA

Lamar Thunder Mascot Approved by CCIA

    The Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs voted to remove the Lamar Re-2 School District from their list of schools using a mascot or logo deemed offensive to Native Americans last week, following a special session with Lamar School Board officials.  Listed mascot removals or alterations were mandated throughout the state last year with […]

CCIA Says Savages Must Change, School Board Votes for New Suggestion

CCIA Says Savages Must Change, School Board Votes for New Suggestion

May 19, 2022   The Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs (CCIA) met for their fourth quarterly meeting today, May 19, 2022. CCIA voted  to amend the list of schools which were non-compliant with SB21-116. Lamar High School was not removed from the list following our submission of evidence of change and other relevant artifacts which were provided […]

PEP Board to Assist Local Alternative Education Project

PEP Board to Assist Local Alternative Education Project

  PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity board members, have been asked to consider assisting a three-year, grant-funded collaborative venture bringing businesses and students together for the benefit of each.  Anthony LaTour, Alternative Education Coordinator for the Lamar Re-2 school district, proposed the concept to the PEP board during its May 16th monthly meeting. “We’re looking at […]

Lamar School District Offers New Logo/Mascot to Indian Affairs Commission

Lamar School District Offers New Logo/Mascot to Indian Affairs Commission

    The Lamar School Board was given five minutes to make its presentation for a new logo and mascot for the high school before the Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs this past Friday, April 15th.  Superintendent Dr. Chad Krug made the best use of that time span, outlining the board’s efforts since May 21, […]

Update from Lamar School District Mascot Committee

Update from Lamar School District Mascot Committee

Lamar School District Press Release February 28, 2022   In response to SB21-116 Concerning the Prohibition of American Indian Mascots in Colorado Schools, the Lamar RE-2 Board of Education conducted a community meeting in July. At that meeting a timeline for the adoption of a new logo for Lamar High School was shared. The logo […]