Lamar CISD trustees approved the names for six upcoming school campuses during the Dec. 12 regular meeting, according to a news release. The schools include elementary school numbers 35-38, middle school number 7, and a future school yet to be designated.

The names will be given to the schools that will open in the next two school years. The schools will be built with funds secured in the passage of the November 2022 bond proposal.

Sorting out details

The locations of the schools and the timeline to open are as follows:
  • Elementary School 35: located at Bellaire Boulevard at FM 723, opens in fall 2025
  • Elementary School 36: located at Cross Creek West in Fulshear, opens in fall 2025
  • Middle School 7: located at 24730 Easton Ramsey Way, opens in fall 2025
  • Elementary School 37: located near Peek Road and Beechnut Street, opens in fall 2026
  • Elementary School 38: located at Brookwater Estates in Rosenberg, opens in fall 2026
  • Future school: no information currently available
What’s in a name?

According to the release, the board’s list of namesakes for the schools is as follows:
  • Antonio “Tony” G. Becerra: World War II veteran, local businessman, former council member for the city of Rosenberg, namesake for Tony Becerra Park and a voice for equality
  • Alice Deanne Sbrusch Fagert: lifelong learner and educator in the area for 47 years who received numerous awards during her career including LCISD Teacher of the Year and the Houston Chronicle Golden Apple Teacher Award
  • James “Dick” Richard & Marinella Haygood: both former teachers in LCISD who served the district and the community for nearly three decades before retiring
  • Alma Lemon Slawinski: educator at Lamar Consolidated High School for 35 years who received numerous awards during her career
  • Judge RH “Sandy” Bielstein: the namesake for Middle School 7
In the next phase of the naming process, these elementary schools will be matched with the respective namesake, according to the release.

What else?

Additionally, the trustees selected Kay Danziger, current board secretary, as a campus namesake for a future school site following her retirement from the board.

Danziger earned a degree in elementary education from The University of Texas in San Antonio before moving to Rosenberg. She taught in the district for 32 years in LCISD and has also served as trustee, in addition to other boards in Fort Bend County.

“I appreciate this board for seeing fit to add my name,” Danziger said in the release. “When I leave this board, I will be honored to have a school named after me.”