Miss Kendall Newman



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Miss Kendall Newman

Hey there! My name is Miss Newman and I have been teaching at Ramirez Elementary since 2016. I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Texas Tech University. Wreck 'em! I hold a Kodaly Certification from Portland State University. 

I believe in teaching musical skills and literacy through singing. The Kodaly philosophy that I believe in incorporates folk music, solfege, and sequenced curriculum that spirals as the student grows. It is my goal that all students who come through my class will develop musical skills through a fun and participatory experience! 

You can reach me at kendall.newman@lubbockisd.org!

  • 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade: Practice at Home!

    Listen to the music, memorize the words, and practice the motions along with the recordings below:

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  • Lost in Time: 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Program

    Due to unfortunate circumstances, someone very special to Ramirez is now wandering through time! Join the third, fourth, and fifth graders as they travel to the Battle of San Jacinto, Picasso's art studio, and the manor of Confucius to find their lost friend. They will be singing, moving, acting, speaking in multiple languages, and using their artwork as they travel through time and space. Since so many grade levels are combined to create this performance, the program will be held at Lubbock High School Auditorium. Please invite your friends and family!
    When: Monday, November 18
    Students arrive at 5:30
     Presentation will begin at 6:00
    Where: Lubbock High School Auditorium 
    2004 19th St, Lubbock, TX 79401

    Please email Miss Newman (kendall.newman@lubbockisd.org) if you have any questions! We hope to see you there!  Lost in Time

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  • OAKE Auditions

    Last year we had nine students audition for the OAKE National Children’s Chorus and five were
    selected to represent Ramirez! I hope that your fourth or fifth grader will represent us this year.
    Those who are interested in auditioning must prepare
    with Miss Newman after school Fridays beginning
    August 23 until 4:15 each day. Students who are
    selected to try out will record an audition with Miss
    Newman in October. See below for the required audition material:

     Audition Material

    Let Miss Newman know if you have any questions!

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  • 2018-2019 School Year

    Keep up to date with music events throughout the year by following this calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/lubbockisd.net_nklkt04ilhnrsh18k07m3kc9jc%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

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  • OAKE Trip

    On March 20, four Ramirez students traveled to Columbus, OH to participate in a four-day rehearsal schedule with students from all over the country for the OAKE National Children's Chorus. We're so proud of them for representing us! Check out pictures from their trip below.

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  • K, 1, 2 Ramirez Spring Program

    Posted by Kendall Newman on 4/17/2019


    Join us for Ramirez Elementary's Spring Program featuring kindergarten, first, and second grade on Wednesday, April 17! The program will feature songs, dance, language, and artwork based on Eric Carle's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The program will begin at 6:00 and is held at the Lubbock High School auditorium (2004 19th St.). Hope to see you there!

    K-2 Program

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  • National Anthem Performance 

    Posted by Kendall Newman on 3/4/2019

    Twelve fifth graders from Ramirez practiced and performed the National Anthem at the Texas Tech Men's Basketball game against University of Texas on March 4 in front of a full crowd - almost 15,000 people!

    National Anthem Performance  
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  • OAKE Accepted Singers

    Posted by Kendall Newman on 12/5/2018

    OAKE Accepted Singers!

    Students from all over the country practiced and recorded auditions for the OAKE National Children's Chorus and five students from Ramirez were selected to attend!
    2018 Christmas Luncheon Performance
    Tinsley Drake (2nd year accepted), Lezzay Obregon (2nd year accepted), Taydryn Bazan, Sadie Gillespie, Tyler Gutierrez [not pictured]
    These  fifth graders will travel to Columbus, Ohio, in March 2019 to attend three days of rigorous rehearsals culminating in a concert with over a thousand in attendance. This is an amazing opportunity for these students to represent Lubbock ISD at the national level!
    Traveling to the OAKE conference is also a large financial obligation for the families in the attention. They must pay for flights, hotel, registration, and meals during their stay in Ohio. Check out the music calendar below to help us out with fundraising opportunities!
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  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Program Practice

    Posted by Kendall Newman on 11/1/2018

    The combined third, fourth, and fifth grade program is coming up! If your student would like to practice at home, click on the links below that correspond with their grade level and sing along: 

    3rd & 4th Grade: Hero

    5th Grade: God Bless America

    3rd, 4th, & 5th: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

    3rd, 4th, & 5th: Llevame Al Juego de Beisbol

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  • OAKE Rehearsals

    Posted by Kendall Newman on 10/15/2018

    Last year we had twelve students audition for the OAKE National Children’s Chorus and six were selected to represent Ramirez! I hope that your fourth or fifth grader will represent us this year!

    Those who are interested in auditioning must prepare with Miss Newman after school Mondays and/or Wednesdays beginning next Monday, August 27 until 4:15 each day. Students who are selected to try out will record an audition with Miss Newman in October. Look at the calendar on my webpage for specific dates.

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  • Pre-K Program

    Posted by Kendall Newman on 5/22/2018


    This year, the pre-k students will be performing their first program, taught by Miss Newman! Join us as the students retell the fable of a boy who swallowed up by a snake through motions, sound effects, and song. The performance will be in the gym on May 22. 

    Parents, please drop off your students in the gym at 5:30 and join your child's teacher in the library for a short meeting wrapping up the year. The show will start at 6:00. See you there!

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  • Kindergarten Graduation Performance

    Posted by Kendall Newman on 5/11/2018


    On May 11, the kindergarten students' first year in school will culminate with a graduation celebration! The graduation will begin at 6:00 at the auditorium at Hutch Middle School. The students will be singing songs about growing up, learning in multiple languages, and a selection from the movie Coco. Hope to see you there!

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  • 1st Grade Program

    Posted by Kendall Newman on 3/27/2018

    Please join the first graders in their program: Duck Rides a Bike​! On Tuesday, March 27, all first grade parents will drop their student off at the gym at 5:15. They will have a meeting with their student's teacher, then join us in the gym at 6:00 for an entertaining show about how Duck learns to ride a bike... and what the rest of the animals think about it. 

    See you there at 5:15!

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  • OAKE National Children's Choir

    Posted by Kendall Newman on 3/21/2018

    Congratulations to all 18 students from Lubbock ISD who qualified for the 2018 OAKE National Children's Choir! They spent three days rehearsing with their clinician, Ken Berg, on high-level repertoire in Oklahoma City. They finished with an amazing concert on Saturday, March 24. Thanks to all that traveled to Oklahoma to support them!

    National Children's Choir Ramirez Students at OAKE Lubbock ISD OAKE Students & Teacher

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  • 2nd Grade Program 

    Posted by Kendall Newman on 2/28/2018

    On Tuesday, February 27, join the second graders in a program to showcase the Winter Olympics! Prior to the program, families are invited to paint a winter scene, led by the students, Painting-with-a-Twist style! While the artwork dries,come to the gym for an Olympic procession, the lighting of the Flame, and songs and dances performed from many countries competing in the 2018 Olympics. In addition, students from each class will share a presentation about a country of their choosing. 

    See you there at 5:15!

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