January 2019
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January Calendar
January 1 - 4
No School - Winter Break

January 7
School Resumes

Lancer Advisory/PCT - 2:27 pm Dismissal

January 9
Art Gallery Opening 6:00 pm Art Gallery

Student Senate Meeting 6:00 pm Doyle

January 14
10th Grade Pathway Conferences

January 15
10th Grade Pathway Conferences

Latino Family Night 6:30 pm LMC

January 16
Freshman Preview Night 6:30 pm Auditorium

January 21
NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 23
Student Senate Meeting 6:00 pm Doyle

January 25
NO SCHOOL - Grading Day

January 28
Lancer Advisory/PCT - 2:27 pm Dismissal

Beginning of 3rd Quarter and 2nd Semester
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.

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.
The Frozen 5K Run/Walk
SAVE THE DATE! The Frozen Five 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, March 2nd . More information to come!! 
Graduation Ceremony - June 14, 2019
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.

Midwest Informational Meeting
January 15th
10:00 am Auditorium
On January 15th, Midwest representatives will be at La Follette for a senior meeting. At that time students will be given information regarding ordering graduation gowns, caps, and announcements, etc. Parents, be aware that this information should come home on January 15th. Orders will be due January 22nd during the lunch period. Senior students, please make sure you are at this meeting so you don't miss out on this important information.
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 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.

MSCR Extramural Basketball season is underway for the 9-10th grade Intermediate League. The final games for the 9-10th grade teams will be Saturday January 12th at La Follee. 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. 

The following MSCR after school clubs are ongoing:

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
Chess Club - Thursdays 3:45-5:00 in room B30 

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

MSCR Ski & Snowboard Club begins in January. This is a low-cost opportunity for experienced skiers/snowboarders and beginners. Lessons and equipment rental are provided for any who need them. There will be four trips this season:

Friday 1/18 3:45-11:00 pm to Cascade Mountain
Friday 1/25 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (no school day) to Devil’s Head
Friday 2/8 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (no school day) to Cascade Mountain
Friday 2/22 3:45-11:00 pm to Devil’s Head

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
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.
MLK College Readiness & Success Summit 
Get a jump start on college planning by registering for this educational summit in honor and celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy and advocacy for equal opportunity for all. The inaugural MLK College Readiness & Success Summit is designed to help you navigate the college admissions and financial aid processes. High school students of color, first-generation students, and parents are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided for summit participants. Spanish interpreters will be available. Space is limited, so please register  here  today!
Fall Emphasis Art Show - All Student Work
The Fall Emphasis Art Show is an exhibit that culminates the work that our own La Follette students have done this first semester. This is a mixed media show that features works of sculpture, metals, paintings, drawings, and prints. Refreshments will be provided. Click here for more information.

Work will be on display from January 9 - February 8.
Wednesday, January 9
6:00 - 7:30 pm
La Follette Art Gallery (across from the LMC)
Parent Shout-Out
A shoot-out to thank parents Lisa Bentheimer and Fabiola Hamdan for providing our classroom with a humidifier to improve the dry environment. We greatly appreciate their mindfulness of the air conditions in our classroom!

Mr. Tollefson's - room K12 classes
La Follette High School - 702 Pflaum Road - Madison, WI 53716