2018-2019 Lanier PTO Executive Board

Congratulations to the new Executive Board for the 2018-2019 school year:

President: Catrice Mays
President-Elect: Chiarra Stratton
Treasurer: Yolanda Amador
Secretary: Cheryl Butler
Parliamentarian: Kim Dolibois
VP Fundraising: Kara Richardson
VP Financial Support: Dana Blume DuPlantis
VP Volunteers: Beth Lemon
VP Communications: Jennifer Gribble
Co-VPs Social Events: Adrienne Murry & Sara Oussar
HISD Liaison: Gretchen Himsl

The executive board has numerous volunteer opportunities and committee chair positions available next year and we welcome your involvement! Email us to let us know how to get you involved in volunteering at Lanier.

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.

Yearbook Signing & Breakfast

Volunteers needed!  Sign up here.

  • 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.

Field Trip

Volunteers needed! Sign up here.

  • Where: Dave & Busters
  • When: June 1st
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

2018 Summer Reading Lists

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!

Lanier After School Program


Lanier is excited to partner with After 3 to provide on-site after school programming for Lanier students beginning in the Fall of 2018.  We want to know what interests our students and families so that they can tailor our programs to best meet the needs of Lanier families.

Please help us by sharing your feedback via this survey.

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

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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Subscribe to the Online Directory

The Lanier PTO maintains a secure, online student directory that is available only to families of students currently registered at Lanier and to Lanier faculty and staff.


Lanier Uniform Info and Store Hours

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


Commitment to Excellence 2017-18

Commitment to Excellence is Lanier PTO’s largest annual fundraiser.  Your contribution will go a long way to helping maintain Lanier as a premier middle school by directly supporting programs that benefit your child and our learning community.  These programs include purchasing additional training and technology for our wonderful teachers, support for our amazing staff, books for our library, instruments for our children, and upgrades and maintenance for our campus and athletic field. Make an ONLINE donation today

If you would like to do company matching, please contact Candice Landry here. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Asmara M. Tekle, chair of CTE here.

Thank you to our 2017-18 donors:

Your donation of any amount is meaningful

our goal is 100% participation.

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