Dear Lancer Families,
“Non est ad astra mollis e terris via" - "There is no easy way from the earth to the stars” ― Seneca
We started this year with ambitious goals and high expectations. As we start the new semester, it is important to revisit our beliefs commitments to each other, so that we build on a culture that supports learning and growth. I ask you to reflect on our Equity Vision:
“At La Follette High School, we believe that ...
each student can learn and grow
literacy is power
relationships and social-emotional learning matter
adult actions make a difference
and partnering with families is essential.
Together we will disrupt inequities, through purposeful collaboration on culturally and linguistically responsive instructional practices. As we celebrate and value cultural diversity, each student will take pride, feel a sense of belonging, and have high academic achievement, and our class makeup and behavior data will be proportional to our student body.” ― La Follette HS Staff
We know the work of building a more just and equitable society is not easy. Nothing worthwhile comes easy. But we know that when we aim for the stars, we reach them through hard work and persistence over a long time. I am proud of our educators at La Follette who are shakers and movers, who put kids first, and make sacrifices to set our kids up for success. We hold the high expectation that our teachers, support staff, and leaders in schools will partner with families to take care of our kids and each other. We are committed to equity with excellence.
We take care of our kids and each other, so we all grow and thrive.
“Non est ad astra mollis e terris via" - “No hay un camino fácil desde la tierra a las estrellas" -- Seneca