April 2019
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April 1
School Resumes

Lancer Advisory/PCT - 2:32 pm Dismissal

April 3
ACT Work Keys Testing Makeups

Student Senate Meeting - Doyle 6:00 pm

April 4

April 5

End of 3rd Quarter

April 6

April 8
Beginning of 4th Quarter

NO SCHOOL - Staff Grading Day

April 9
FORWARD Exam Testing

April 10
FORWARD Exam Testing

9th Grade Pathway Conferences 4:00 pm

Art Gallery Opening: Mitch Sigmund Pottery & Ceramics 6:00 pm

April 11
FORWARD Exam Testing

La Follette High Job Fair 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

9th Grade Pathway Conferences 4:00 pm

April 12
FORWARD Exam Testing

April 15
Lancer Advisory/PCT - 2:32 pm Dismissal

Diversity Week

April 16
ASPIRE Testing

Latino Family Night 6:30 pm LMC

April 17
ASPIRE Testing

Student Senate Meeting 6:00 pm Doyle

April 19
Diversity Day

April 22
FORWARD & ASPIRE Testing Makeups

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony 6:30 pm

April 23
FORWARD & ASPIRE Testing Makeups

April 24
FORWARD & ASPIRE Testing Makeups

Seniors Exit Fair

April 25
FORWARD & ASPIRE Testing Makeups

Prom Pep Assembly 11:00 am

April 26
NO SCHOOL - Staff Only Day

April 27
Junior Prom 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

April 29
Lancer Advisory/PCT - 2:32 pm Dismissal

Honors Convocation Grades 9-10 7:00 pm
Dear Lancer Families,

I’m proud of our staff at LHS, and I want to highlight the work we’ve done to continuously improve our school culture so that we all experience a safe, welcoming, and inclusive school climate. Our main focus is always on students first, and our goal this year is to build learning partnerships with students and families to develop a sense of belonging at LHS. We strive to do this by promoting positive identity, teaching social emotional learning, and developing self efficacy among our students. In other words, we believe in ourselves, and we will never give up.

Our Positive Behavior Support Team continues to develop and define the roles of PBS. The team reflected on student attendance and behavior data, and noticed trends where we can support improved student behaviors with improved adult practices. We planned professional development for all staff around Empowering Language from Developmental Designs, and created universal expectations around language. Although we missed a lot of professional development time together due to weather, our data shows growth in many areas, and we are confident that adult actions make a big difference for positive student behaviors.

Read more  ( English Español ) >>
Counselor Connection
The Counselor Connection Newsletter is filled with event details, post high school planning info, scholarships links, college visit dates, and help with college applications and financial aid. There is also information about unique opportunities for students such as the Youth Apprenticeship, Early College Stem Academy, and Summer Research Scholars. The monthly Counselor Connection is accessible through the Lancer Legend, What's Happening, And Student Services Page in the LHS website.
Lancer Honors
Check out our Lancer Honors from last year!

Please visit the LHS counselors' site recognizing excellence in our Lancer community. This page highlights the many positive honors our Lancers are receiving. If you have something for us to share on this page, please email counselor Judy Christensen at jdchristense@madison.k12.wi.us and include a photo so we can share more great news about our Lancers! Click here to view the new website!
Sign Language Interpreting Services

Please submit this google form or contact
Gretchen Kelley at 204-3643 to make a
The Lance - Student Voice of LHS
We would like to introduce our new Online piece to the Lance Newspaper. Each quarter we will continue to print a regular news magazine but will have current weekly content posted to our website.
General Graduation Reminders
Civics Testing MUST be completed by June 1, 2019. This test will hold you up on getting your diploma. Obligations need to be taken care of before rehearsal (Date TBD).
Graduation Ceremony June 14, 2019
The Graduation Ceremony will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Kohl Center. More detailed information will be sent in mid-May, which will give graduates, parents, and family all the pertinent details relating to seating, parking and other concerns that you will want to hear about. For now, please note the time, date and location. 

Click  here  to view the Class of 2019 Senior Timeline!

Click  here  to order your cap and gown.
Lancer Second - Chancer
Yearbook Update - Senior Ads Sold Out
2019 Statesman Yearbook Senior Ads are sold out. Please watch for the 2020 Statesman Yearbook Senior Ad information coming in April!
LHS Junior Prom 2018 - Hollywood
La Follette's PROM will be held on April 27th, 2019 at the Monona Terrace. The PROM theme is  Hollywood .  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 .
On Friday April 12 from 6:00-8:00 pm MSCR will be hosting the 6th annual (K)night Out Family Festival at La Follette. This year’s theme is a (K)night Out Celebrating Families. Families from all schools in the La Follette attendance area are invited. This event is free and includes dinner, a community resource fair, and several fun activities for students and families. We hope you’ll join us!

Applications for the MSCR Driver’s Ed Scholarship program will be available beginning March 11th. This program covers all costs of classroom instruction, driving permit, behind the wheel lessons, and driving test. Classes will be held in the afternoons at La Follette beginning the week of June 24th. This program provides access to students to get their driver’s license who otherwise might not afford to do so. Students must be born in 2003 to be eligible for this summer’s cohort. This is a competitive application process with space limited to 30 students, so not all eligible applicants will be selected.

MSCR Outdoor Adventure Club will begin in April. This is a club for students interested in hiking, camping, and experiencing the outdoors. This is a free program and MSCR will provide experienced trip leaders and all necessary camping gear. Space is limited. Applications for interested students will be available later in March.

MSCR Homework Club is open Monday-Thursday for all La Follee students. Homework Club is open in the LMC on PCT Mondays from 2:30-4:15 and Tuesday-Thursday from 3:40-5:15. Help is available from LHS teachers and tutors for any student who needs help with schoolwork. Snack is provided.

The following MSCR after school clubs are ongoing:

Kendo - Mondays 2:30-3:40 (PCT early-release days only) in the field house
Indoor Soccer Club - Mondays 2:30-3:40 (PCT early-release days only) in the field house
Crical MASS - Mondays 2:30-3:45 (PCT early-release days only) in room A24 International Friends Club - Tuesdays 3:45-5:00 in room B14
Read It & See It - Wednesdays 3:45-5:00 in room B14
Writer’s Splash - Thursdays 3:45-4:45 in room B14

For more information regarding and MSCR after-school programs please contact:
Dane Gottschall, MSCR Specialist at La Follette High School
office: (608) 204-3625
email: drgottschall@madison.k12.wi.us
Auto Class & Wisconsin State Patrol
Wisconsin State Patrol Network Communication Supervisor John Scherbert and Section Chief Jody Wormet spent some time with Julie Sherwood’s auto class on Tuesday discussing the State Patrol’s fleet installation center and future job opportunities for Youth Apprentices. A new program in 2019, the State Patrol’s Youth Apprenticeship program hopes to connect with high school students to enhance traditional recruiting efforts and develop a pipeline of candidates for student electronic technician positions at the Fleet Installation Center.
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