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Lancer Families,

The start of the school year has been fantastic. I'm proud of our students, teachers, and support staff. Walking through the hallways of La Follette, I see kids hustling to get to class on time, engaged in purposeful learning, and enjoying activities with friends. It's great to be a Lancer!
 
I'm proud of the many supports in place that contribute to our positive climate. I'd like to share two student supports with you that are new this year. First, a team of talented Lancer staff members are leading a weekly Advisory class. Every Monday morning, students circle up together to build positive relationships and get support to set academic goals. This Advisory is part of our Academic and Career Planning and Personalized Pathways work. The overall goal is to support students as they plan their path to college, career, and community success.
 
We also have a new Planning Space to support students who struggle to meet behavior expectations in class. Our staff work hard every day to engage our students in purposeful learning, to teach and model successful behaviors, and to respond to student needs with support in the classroom. The Planning Space is a room that students may go to for support to problem-solve outside of class, so they can make adjustments and meet expectations for learning when they return to class. Teaching students how to meet expected behaviors is part of our Behavior Education Plan, and the Planning Space gives kids the space and time to learn and grow.

Our team of Lancers continues to learn and grow together. I look forward to sharing more of our purposeful work with you in the weeks ahead. You are always welcome at La Follette!
We take care of our kids and each other, so that we all grow and thrive.

 
 
 
Sean Storch
Principal
October Dates

October 2
Homecoming 
Pep Rally 10:00 am
Homecoming Game
7:00 pm  

October 3
Homecoming Dance 7:00 pm
Spectator Gym 
October 8
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

October 13
Principal Experience

October 14
Booster Club Meeting 7:00 pm
October 15
Life Touch Retake Day 

October 19
Fall Chorus Concert
7:30 pm

October 20
LHS Quick Links







 MSCR October Calendar

2015-16 LHS Calendar
Homecoming 2015
October 2, 2015
Week at a Glance
Visit the front page of the La Follette website for "Week at a Glance." 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Homecoming 2015
Homecoming Week is in full swing, but there are still plenty of activities to come - Homecoming Pep Rally on Friday along with the big game against Verona at 7:00 pm. And of course, the Homecoming Dance on Saturday from 7:30 - 10:30 pm. More details >>>
Parent/Teacher Conferences 
It is hard to believe October is already here and Parent Teacher Conferences are right around the corner! 
 
We hope to see you on Thursday, October 8 from 4:30 - 8:30 pm. Conferences will be held in teacher classrooms, unless an alternate room has been arranged. Look for PRIDE guides who will guide you to the Commons where you will receive your student's schedule, flier with a list of staff by classroom or conference locations, and a map of the school. 
Attention Seniors and Parents - Graduation!
The date for La Follette's 2016 Graduation Ceremony has been set for Friday, June 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm at the Kohl Center. Pay attention to future newsletters for more detailed information regarding graduation and senior activities. 
COUNSELOR CONNECTION
Important Info from Student Services 
Click on Counselor Connection for an inclusive newsletter all about ways your student can prepare for college and career. 
This month's issue includes: 
  • Senior Conferences - book now
  • PSAT info
  • ACT and SAT info 
  • Latino Parent Night
  • Post High School Planning Night
  • Youth Exchange Scholarships  
New Graduation Standards: Civics Test
New legislation has passed in the 2015 WI State Budget that now mandates students must take and pass the Civics Assessment, also known as the Naturalization Test, in order to obtain a high school diploma. Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, districts, charter operators, and private choice schools may not grant a high school diploma until the student successfully completes a civics test. Read more >>>  Leer Mas>>>
YEARBOOK AND SENIOR PHOTOS 
2016 Senior Ads - Don't Wait!

Don't wait until the last minute to purchase your 2016 Senior Ad! There is no deadline but space is limited and sells out quickly! Last year we sold out in December. You may not reserve a spot without a complete order - so send in your completed senior ad now or over the summer to get a spot! Application form here.  

2016 Seniors: Time for Senior Photos

Senior photographs for the 2015-2016 Statesman yearbook must be in the hands of the Statesman staff by this Friday, October 2, 2015. If a photo is not supplied to the Statesman, your Lifetouch photo will be used in place of a supplied photograph (if the student had one taken at the beginning of the school year). We need one high resolution digital image (.tif or .jpg file) on a disk and one traditional wallet size picture of the same pose. See image specifications here >>

 

Attention 2016 Senior Athletes: If you want to wear your uniform for your senior picture, please pick up a form in the Athletic Office at least 2 weeks before appointment. 

 

NEWS AND INFORMATION 
MSCR Homework Club - After School Help for Students
All students needing a quiet work space and extra help can come to MSCR Homework Club in the LMC.  Students are able to access computers, get help with homework from school day teachers and tutors, and enjoy a snack. Homework Club is FREE to all Lancer students.
Monday (PCT): 2:22 - 4:00 p.m.
Tues. - Thurs.:   3:34 - 5:00 p.m.

October signals the launch of several new after-school clubs at La Follette. Please see Molly in the CLC for more information on sign-ups, availability, and creating your own club!

For more information on any and all things MSCR/CLC, contact Molly Hayes at 608-204-3625 and
mchayes@madison.k12.wi.us. Feel free to drop in with any questions as well! 
La Follette Book Club - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
The entire La Follette staff read an excerpt from Just Mercy at our Welcome Back Conference on August 25 and engaged in a lesson based on Bryan Stevenson's text. 
 
Now 74 Lancer staff members are engrossed in reading, writing, and preparing to discuss Just Mercy in La Follette's first 2015-16 book club. 
World Exchange Students 2015-16
We have five brave souls who have chosen to spend their academic school year at La Follette High School! Our world exchange students come from places all over the world and each student brings a unique perspective to share with all of us. Please welcome them to Madison, WI and La Follette High School. A big thank you to the host families for accepting these students into their homes so that we may learn and benefit from them! Please feel free to stop and say hi to our exchange students and ask them to share something about their country or family traditions with you!  

Sophie Kleiva comes to us from Norway and is host by Bailey Ebert's family.(Aspect Foundation)
Octavio Serra Santos comes to us from Brazil and is hosted by Cary Ward's family. (AFS)
Rafael Martinez Gimenez comes to us from Spain and is hosted by Dan & Krista Scott. (World Heritage)
Luca Palmucci comes to us from Italy and is hosted by Jason and Tiffany Tobias. (EF Exchange)
Sungjun Chae comes to us from South Korea and is hosted by Dan & Krista Scott. (Word Heritage)
Summer Art and Writing Workshop
Lancer students who participated in the summer Art and Writing Workshop met for a reunion pizza lunch, sponsored by MSCR, on Wednesday, September 23. Celebrating the publication of "The Purple Circle Unites All Different Colors" #purplecirclesquad, students shared their work with guests Ching (Janice) Chan, Mike Corbett, Paris Echoles, Kris Howard, Martha Olsen, Michael Penn, Seth Rauman, Raymond Rosing, Joman Schachter, and Sean Storch.  Parent Sam Weyenberg was also an honored guest.
 
Student participants included 9th graders Kayla Baker and Aaron Frank; 10th graders Talia Espinoza, Tony Haas, Noelle Koontz, Brennan Price, Josh Weyenberg; 11th graders I'Keya Street and Ben Steffen;and senior Destiny Johnson. District Pathways Director Julie Koenke and LHS Literacy Coach Beth Steffen supported the students in their art and writing.
Go to School Night Survey - We want to hear from you!
If you attended La Follette's "Go to School Night" on Monday, September 21, we ask that you give us your feedback about the evening. Please take this quick survey to share your thoughts. 
 
Your feedback and engagement continues to be a priority, so thank you in advance for completing the survey. 
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