June 2018
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June 1
Senior Breakfast 8:16 am Cafeteria

June 2

June 6
Term 4 Exams Blocks 1 and 2

June 7
Term 4 Exams Blocks 3 and 4

June 8
L ast Day of School - Makeup Testing Only 8:16 am - 10:00 am

Dear Lancer Families, 

We are very proud of our growth and accomplishments this year, and grateful for your support of our students and community. Over the past three years at La Follette, we have seen growth in our graduation rates for all students, and specifically for African American and Hispanic students. We know this is an outcome of our hard work to build positive relationships, encourage and engage students in learning, and provide individualized supports. We know this is a growth journey that we are on together. We have a long way to go, but we are encouraged by our success, and thankful for the support we give each other.

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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, 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.
Save the Dates!
Homecoming Week 2018
Homecoming week begins September 24th!

9/26: Activities Night at LHS
9/28: Pep Assembly 2:15 in Lussier Stadium
      Game time 7:00, Lussier Stadium
9/29: Dance at LHS 7:30-10:30

More information about Theme Days, Spirit Week, Activities Night, our Homecoming Game and Dance will all be available on our website in September.
Class of 2018 - Senior Timeline & Graduation Information
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. Click here for more information.
School District Calendar for 2018-2019
Already thinking about next year? You can see the  2018-2019 calendar  on the district website. 
Senior Ads for 2019 Grads
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.
Juniors Who Will Be Seniors . . . 2019 Grads
Parents, your 2019 senior should have their picture taken soon! Senior photographs for the 2018-19 Statesman yearbook must be in the hands of the Statesman staff by Friday, September 21, 2018. Read info here for photo specifications, deadlines, and consent to be in the yearbook. Don't wait until the last minute! Click here for more information.
Lancer Honors
Please visit the LHS counselors' new 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!
End of Year Medication Pick Up Information
Parents are responsible for picking up all medications by the end of the school year. The health office does not store medications over the summer. Leftover medications will be brought to drop off location and destroyed on June 8th at 12:00 Noon. Medications that can be sent home in your child's back pack include epi-pens, diabetic supplies, and inhalers. For more information and to read about medications during the 2018-19 school year see the  letter from the health office. 
First Annual Schuster Prizes Awarded at Read-A-Latte
The first annual Robert M. Schuster Prose Prize was awarded on Friday May 25th as part of Read-a-Latte, our all-day annual Library Celebration. Junior Majenta Stuntebeck won the $3000 First Prize for her essay "On Behalf of Quiet," while senior Cammy Carver won the $1000 Second Prize for her short story "Crossroads." This year's theme was "Imagine." Four students won Honorable Mention: Althea Anderson, Jenny Littel, Dija Manly, and Maddie Zwergel.  

The award was made possible through the generosity of David Benjamin (Class of '67, and friend of Bob Schuster, Class of '66) and Kathleen Schuster, Mr. Schuster's widow. La Follette English teachers Andrew McCuaig and Keri Hornung organized and implemented this wonderful new La Follette tradition!  
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!
Enrollment Information for 2018-2019
Online enrollment for the 2017-18 school year begins August 1, 2017. Remember you must enroll your child every year. At La Follette, returning MMSD students register Tuesday, August 15 from 11:00 am to 6:30 pm and on Friday August 18 from 7:30 am - 1:00 pm. See the  Registration & Enrollment   page for all the information you will need.
Wishing Lancer Retirees a Warm and Found Farewell
La Follette will be saying farewell to four outstanding educators this summer. Steve Palmiter, Physical Education, Richard Wagner, English, Lisa Endicott, English as a Second Language, and Rachel Gallagher, Nurse will be moving on, however, both will always be Lancers.
Steve Palmiter has been a fundamental part of the LaFollette community for 30 years. His dedication to a productive Physical Education and Health program have worked to mold our community. The hard work and dedication to our Challenges and Adventure programs have created leaders in our community. Steve coached swimming for over 19 years working long hard hours to improve aquatics across Dane County. Steve has had a positive long lasting affect on many students and teachers across the Madison community and will be greatly missed. Best of luck in all your adventures to come!
Congratulations to Richard Wagner for his many years of service in teaching and best of luck in retirement.  Richard has been teaching here at LHS for 15 years of his long and varied career that has included teaching on several continents! He leaves behind a legacy of trying to instill a love of reading with his students and helping students to find their passion through literature and writing about reactions to literature. He pushes his kids to consider the 5% that touches the soul. He also leaves behind a room full of books that are free for the taking! Richard plans on reading, traveling, playing music, and building his skills in boat making. Best of luck Richard. You will be missed.  
Lisa Endicott has been instrumental in forming the Multilingual Education Department's strong foundation. She was one of the key original members and has taught everything from Study Skills to Read 180 to ESL Health to Honors Biology. Her plethora of certifications, her steadfast support of students, and her compassionate support for her colleagues makes her irreplaceable. 
Rachel Gallagher has been such a valuable member of the student services team. She is direct with students when educating them about medications, mental and physical health. As a team member, she has always offered valuable insight about how students health needs affect their academic performance. Over the years she has provided invaluable consultation about a wide breadth of student issues. Her sense of humor, knowledge and care with staff and students will be greatly missed. All of our best on your next phase of life!!!
La Follette High School - 702 Pflaum Road - Madison, WI 53716