April 2018
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April 2
Classes Resume
Lancer Advisory/PCT - 2:27 pm Dismissal

April 3 & 4
Early Release 11:55 am Final Exams Q3

April 5
Early Release 11:55 am First Day of Q4

April 5
Forward Exam Grade 10

April 9
Lancer Advisory/PCT - 2:27 pm Dismissal

April 9 & 10
Aspire Testing 9th Grade

April 11

April 11
Art Gallery Opening

April 14

April 16 & 17
Aspire Testing 10 Grade

April 18
Latino Family Night

April 21

April 23 - 27
Prom Spirit Week

April 26
Prom Pep Assembly

April 27
No School - Staff Development Day

April 28
Prom Dance 8pm-11pm

April 30
Lancer Advisory/PCT - 2:27 pm Dismissal
Dear Lancer Families, 

This has been a year of challenges and opportunities. A fellow Lancer told me “Tough days come and go, but tough people endure.” It is in this spirit that I am very proud of the hard work of our students and staff, who are committed to learning and growth. We believe in ourselves, and we will never give up. We are very are focused on the work of our School Improvement Plan so that we can see the best results for all of our students.

As a district, we are committed to regularly and openly reporting on our progress. You can see the district’s  quarterly review of progress at this link .

Read more  ( English Español ) >>
Counselor Connection
The Counselor Connection  is filled with event details, post high school planning info, scholarship links, summer opportunities, Latino Parent Night/Resources, Important events (AP Next Steps, Pharmacy career events, job/volunteer link, summer college events), and more. The monthly Counselor Connection is accessible through the Lancer Legend, What's Happening, and Student Services page in the LHS website.
Students who need help with homework or a quiet space to study can come to the LMC Mondays from 2:30-4:15 pm and Tuesdays-Thursdays from 3:45-5:15 pm. Students are able to access computers, get help with homework from school day teachers and tutors, and have a snack. Additionally, there are multiple clubs offered this month: Volleyball Club, Project Unify, Read It Then See It, and Critical Mass.

For more information regarding after-school homework help or any clubs, including information on how to start a club, please contact Molly Hayes (MSCR/CLC Specialist) by phone 608-204-3625 or email mchayes@madison.k12.wi.us or stop by the CLC!
Class of 2018 - Senior Timeline
Seniors and parents/guardians please review the updated  Senior Timeline  and mark your calendars for upcoming important events, such as the Senior Class Breakfast, Final Exams, Graduation Rehearsal, Ceremony, and Ceremony Photography. 
Key Club Thank You: Boy Scout Troop 132
A HUGE THANK YOU to Boy Scout Troop 132, who recently held their annual Scouting for Food drive and collected 12 bags full of items to the Key Club food pantry. Pictured are Scouts: Jonathan Purnell, Cory Asbjornson,  Kodie Kraemer, Ray Ponty and Dylan Wendricks and Key Club officers: Brandon Voravongsa, Curran Frank, Nyenhial Riak, Nancy Reyes Temozihui and Miriam Roman.
Final Exams and Senior AAPPL Assessment
Term 3 final exams are on Tuesday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 4. The first day of Term 4 is Thursday, April 5. All three days will have a 11:55 am dismissal time. For a complete schedule of exams and information on the  AAPPL Assessment , which is the Spanish language portion of the qualification for the Seal of Biliteracy, see our  Term 3 Exam Schedule  page. 
LHS Junior Prom 2018 - Northern Lights
La Follette's PROM will be held on April 28th, 2018 at the Monona Terrace. The PROM theme is  Northern Lights.  Tickets for PROM are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and will be available in Neighborhood offices 2 weeks prior to PROM. An updated list of details can be found here .
Frozen Five 2018
The 13th Annual Frozen Five was a great success! Approximately 100 runners/walkers joined us on March 3rd and helped to raise over $1,650 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! Big thanks to the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) who did a wonderful job with the planning and organization of the event and to all of our teachers, students, families, and Lancer community members who joined us. Congratulations to this year's overall winner Christian Jaeger and to all of our other participants of this fun-filled Lancer tradition!
Yearbook Update - Senior Ads Sold Out
2018 Statesman Yearbook Senior Ads are sold out. Please watch for the 2019 Statesman Yearbook Senior Ad information coming in April!
Herb Kohl Foundation 2018 Teacher Fellow Award
We are proud to announce that Lancer teacher Mikaela Hagen has been recognized for her pioneer leadership to develop a successful Dual Language Immersion program for our students and families at La Follette. Ms. Hagen has been awarded one of the prestigious 2018 Kohl Foundation Teacher Fellow Awards. Our DLI program will be awarded twelve thousand dollars to support the continued growth of this program. Congratulations to Ms. Hagen and our outstanding DLI team!
Spanish Club Trip 2019 - Costa Rica & Nicaragua
On April 10 at 6:30 there will be a meeting for parents of students interested in participating in the 2019 Spanish club trip to Costa Rica & Nicaragua. This 9-day trip is open to all students with at least a Spanish 3 level of Spanish language. This meeting will give parents all the important decision-making information about this trip and registration materials will be distributed. Information from the meeting will be posted at  www.srtaferg.com/study-abroad  after the meeting, and registration materials can be gotten by contacting Ms. Ferguson at  kferguson@madison.k12.wi.us .  
AmeriCorps Tutoring Volunteers Needed
Studies have shown that high school math scores are a key indicator in academic success. Even more specific, students who pass Algebra 1 their 9th grade year are 75% more likely to excel. Achievement Connections High School Math Tutoring is seeking volunteers to tutor at La Follette. Our operating hours are 8am-4:30pm M-F and we ask for a commitment of 1 hour twice per week at La Follette High School working one-on-one with a student.
By tutoring, you will be the key component in achieving our mission in tutoring over 300 Dane County students this year, sustaining students' growth, and gain a liberating volunteering experience.

If you are interested, we can get you in for an interview and you can start tutoring! Contact the Community Volunteer Recruiter at 608-246-4350 x6107 or achievementconnections.uwdane@gmail.com .
Summit Project Union Project Teen Money Winner
Bridget Thompson was awarded a $2,500 scholarship from Summit Credit Union as the winner of Project Teen Money. Congratulations Bridget!!
Lancer of the Month
Every term La Follette students and staff select their peers who exhibit the qualities that make good leaders. For a student to be chosen as Lancer of the Month, he or she must exhibit good citizenship, show accomplishments, have a positive attitude, and show academic success and/or improvements.   Click here  for a complete list of Lancer of the Month. Congrats!
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