Grab your pencils, it’s time for STAAR

LHS principal Stephanie Richard and many teachers are gearing up for STAAR test prep to help testers. For the past few months, they have helped and taught the curriculum that the students will need in order to pass their exam.

“We have basically done the same thing every year,” Mrs. Richard said. “We try do as much as we can to help.”

There are five areas of the STAAR: English I and II, US history, biology, and algebra. Core subject teachers are also available in the learning lab after school.

“After school and before school are very difficult for students because of sports and extracurricular activities,” Richard said. “We don’t want to take away from those so we try do as much as we can during the school day.”

English prep takes place during intervention classes where teachers pull students out of class. They then go back and look at the student’s score sheet and objectives to focus on where their weak parts are and how they can improve.

“We do change up the tutorials,” Richard said. “The teacher wants the best for the students so we do everything we can to help bring their scores up.”