Art Contest Winners

Congratulations to the Lanier PTO Spring Social Art Contest winners with $100 Frost Bank Visa Gift Card.  Students were asked to create a piece that graphically represented the ’80s, which was also the theme of our Spring Social.  A juried panel (from outside the Lanier community) chose the first place winner from each grade.  The winners are pictured here with Dr. B. and Mr. Grayum, 8th grade art teacher:

6th: Elif Okumus

7th: Divyansha Moparthy

8th: Aryn Waters

1st place: Elif Okumus

2nd place: Kai Weaver

3rd place: Josephine Law

1st place: Divyansha Moparthy

2nd place: Lisa Yamamoto1st place: Aryn Waters

2nd place: Nyla Platt

3rd place: Donne Su


Art pieces were one of the featured highlights of the Spring Social Auction, which benefits programs at Lanier Middle School.

Thanks to our sponsor, Frost Bank!

Great 8: Class of 2018 Celebrations

Great 8 Information: Class of 2018 Celebrations

To celebrate our “senior students,” a series of Great 8 events are being planned. Thank you to those who have submitted their Great 8 dues. To assure that your 8th grader is included in all the fun, please click here to pay your Great 8 dues online here ASAP.  

Contact Shenequa Animashaun if you have questions or want to help.

Great 8 Dance

  • Where: Lanier Gym
  • When: May 11th
  • Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Dress Code: See below
  • You must be at school at 9:50 a.m. on Friday to attend the dance.
  • Drop off and pick-up are ONLY in the bus lane.
  • Only for “current” Lanier Middle School 8thgraders.

Yearbook Signing & Breakfast

  • Where: Lanier Cafeteria
  • When: May 30th
  • Time: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Dress Code: Lanier Uniform

Cluster Awards

  • Where: Lanier Auditorium
  • When: May 30th
  • Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
  • Dress Code: LMS Uniform
  • Parents are invited to this event.
  • Parents may take their student home after the event if checked out with the attendance office.


  • Where: Butler Field House
  • When: May 31st
  • Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
  • Dress Code: Business casual (No Jeans or Shorts)
  • Students must come to Lanier and ride the bus to Butler.
  • Parents may take their student home from Butler if they sign the permission slip.

Splashtown Field Trip

  • Where: Splashtown
  • When: June 1st
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Bring a dry change of clothes for the ride home
  • Students must come to Lanier and ride the bus to and from Splashtown.
  • Parents may not pick up their student from Splashtown.

Commitment to Excellence 2017-18 Update

The 2017-18 Commitment to Excellence campaign has surpassed its goal of $50,000, raising a total of $51,933 to date, with more gifts still coming in!

Thank you to all the Lanier families who supported our PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year, and through their generosity, help fund programs that benefit our children and the Lanier learning community.

Special thanks to the following generous Lanier CTE supporters:

Meet the Principal

Dr. Katie Bradarich was appointed principal of Lanier Middle School during the summer of 2017. She has been an educator for 16 years, serving in various roles, most recently as Assistant Principal at Furr High School in HISD. The official press release from HISD is here. Welcome to Dr. B!

2017-2018 PTO Executive Board

Congratulations to our recently elected PTO Executive Board:

President: Maria Marini
President-Elect: Catrice Mays
Secretary: Janet McMasters
Treasurer: Yolanda Amador
Parliamentarian: Chrysi Polydoros
Vice President of Communications: Jennifer Gribble
Vice President of Financial Support: Dana Blume DuPlantis
Vice President of Fundraising: Candice Landry
Vice President of Social Events: Shenequa Animashaun
Vice President of Volunteers: Beth Lemon
HISD Liaison: Gretchen Himsl

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Lanier Uniform Info and Store Hours

The Lanier Uniform and Gear Store is located in room 130 (across from the Dance Room).