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December 1
Saturday Academy 9:00 am LMC

December 3
Lancer Advisory/PCT - 2:27 pm Dismissal

December 5
Personalized Pathways Guided Expo 6:00 pm Alliant Energy Center

December 6
Sennett Combined Concert 7:00 pm Auditorium

December 7
Pride Breakfast 7:30 am Cafeteria

December 8
Saturday Academy 9:00 am LMC

December 10
NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day

December 12
ACCESS Testing

Student Senate Meeting 6:00 pm Doyle

December 14
Superintendent Coffee Talk Session Dr. Cheatham 7:30 am Welcome Center

December 17
Lancer Advisory/PCT - 2:27 pm Dismissal

Winter Band Concert 7:30 pm Auditorium

December 18
Latino Family Night 6:30 pm

December 19
Student Senate Meeting 6:00 pm Doyle

December 24 - January 4
Winter Break No School

January 7
School Resumes from Winter Break
Dear Lancer Families, 

Thank you for your partnership this school year. We have been through a lot together, and I’m encouraged by the positive support that our families and community have given our students. Gratitude is so very important. When we focus on acknowledging and recognizing positive behaviors, we find that we see a lot more of them around school. We will always find what we’re looking for in our kids. In this spirit, I want to take time to review our positive expectations for Lancer PRIDE with you, because they are central to our identity as Lancers:

  • Personal Responsibility - Be accountable for actions, choices, and the results
  • Respect - Show consideration, appreciation, and acceptance
  • Integrity - Be honest, sincere, and use kind words and actions
  • Determination - Set goals and meet expectations
  • Excellence - Strive to do the best at all times

Read more  ( English Español ) >>
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 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.
The Frozen 5K Run/Walk
SAVE THE DATE! The Frozen Five 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, March 2nd . More information to come!! 
Lancer Pride - Term 1
Congratulations to students who met the following criteria for Lancer PRIDE this first term: 

  • 2.5 and above grade point average
  • No major behavior incidents
  • No unexcused absences, and
  • 3 tardies or less 

These four expectations are very important for all of our students/staff to know and follow. Students are showing their Lancer PRIDE when they are engaged in learning, participating in curricular as well as extracurricular activities, being on time, showing up ready to learn, and exhibiting positive behavior. At the end of each term we recognize students who exhibit Lancer PRIDE. See awardees on 12/7 here
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.
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).
MSCR Homework Club is open Monday-Thursday for all La Follette 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. 

MSCR Extramural Basketball season is underway for the 9-10th grade Intermediate League. Metro League for 11-12th grades will begin the week of January 14th. Practices are Mondays (early-release only) 2:30-3:40 OR Thursdays 3:45-5:15. Games are played on Saturdays. Dates and locations for Intermediate League are listed below. Players have received a more detailed schedule with practice and game times specific to their team.

December 1st @ La Follette HS spec gym
December 8th @ West HS
December 15th @ Memorial HS field house
January 5th @ East HS field house
January 12th @ La Follette HS spec gym

The following MSCR after school clubs are ongoing:

Kendo - Mondays 2:30-3:40 (PCT early-release days only) in the field house
Critical 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
Chess Club - Thursdays 3:45-5:00 in room B30 

Applications for the MSCR Leader in Training (LIT) program will be available beginning December 17th. LIT is a job training and placement program for high school students interested in working with elementary school youth in MSCR summer programs. Completed applications will be due January 17th. 

For more information regarding and MSCR after-school programs please contact:
Dane Gottschall, MSCR Specialist at La Follette High School
office: (608) 204-3625
Hurry, Spots are Selling OUT!  Senior Ads for 2019 Grads Still Available
Parents, Purchase a senior tribute ad for your senior soon. Space is limited so send your complete order in over the summer to reserve your spot. Only complete orders will be processed, spots will not be held for any reason. Click  here  for the 2018-2019 order form.

Purchase a yearbook by December 14, 2018 to have a book reserved for your student at the June 2019 distribution day. There will be a limited quantity for purchase in June 2019.
Friendship Connection, Inc - German Exchange Program
Be a part of The Friendship Connection, Inc, a four week home- and home German exchange program for high school students in the U.S. and Germany. You can just host a German exchange student for a month OR host a German AND travel to Germany as an exchange student yourself.
Your German partner would visit you from April to May 2013. He/She would be the same age and gender as you, share similar interests, live with your family and attend our school. If you choose to return the visit you would travel to Germany from June to July 2013 and visit your same partner in Germany, live with his/her family and attend a couple weeks of school.  
The cost will be around $1,650 for those traveling to Germany. This price includes airfare, accident/illness insurance, transportation to and from the Frankfurt Airport in Germany, teacher supervision and all administrative costs. Room and board is provided by the German host family in exchange for similar accommodations when the German participant visits you in the spring. 
La Follette students/families who are not learning German and simply want to host a student from Germany are more than welcome to do so.
Please contact Herr Tollefson ( ) for more information and an application. More details are also available on the following website:
Volunteer Opportunity with Achievement Connections!
Call for Volunteer Algebra Tutors!  AmeriCorps Achievement Connections is new at La Follette High School and seeking dedicated and caring individuals to commit to two hours a week to tutor students in Algebra 1. This could be an opportunity for you to make a difference in the lives of students and give back to the community.
  • Lead one-on-one tutoring sessions
  • Share your Algebra skills
  • Make a difference in the lives of students and give back to the community
  • Training provided

*La Follette Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to join for community service hours.

For more information about how to become a tutor, please contact:

Joy Pfeiffer
Achievement Connections Tutor Coordinator -   La Follette High School
Phone:  (608) 204-3562
Tutoring Center:  Rm. G10
La Follette High School - 702 Pflaum Road - Madison, WI 53716