March 2019
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March 1
Pride Breakfast 7:30 am - 8:15 am Cafeteria

Spring Musical - Seussical 7:30 pm

March 2
Saturday Academy 9:00 am LMC

Frozen Five - Cancelled
Spring Musical - Seussical 7:30 pm

March 4
Lancer Advisory/PCT - 2:32 pm Dismissal

March 6
Student Senate Meeting 6:00 pm Doyle

March 7
Spring Musical - Seussical 7:30 pm

March 8
Spring Musical - Seussical 7:30 pm

March 9
Spring Musical - Seussical 2:30 pm

Spring Musical - Seussical 7:30 pm

March 11
Lancer Advisory/PCT - 2:32 pm Dismissal

March 12
ACT Makeup Day

March 13
ACT Work Keys Testing

9th Grade Pathways Conferences - 4:00 pm

Student Senate Meeting 6:00 pm Doyle

Chorus Concert - 7:30 pm Auditorium

March 14
9th Grade Pathways Conferences - 4:00 pm

March 15
Strings Festival - 3:30 pm

March 16
Strings Festival - 3:30 pm

March 18
Full School Day - 8:14 am - 3:44 pm

Band Concert - 7:00 pm Auditorium

March 19
Latino Family Night 6:30 pm LMC

March 25 - 29
Spring Break

April 1
School Resumes

Lancer Advisory/PCT - 2:32 pm Dismissal
Dear Lancer Families,

We are working hard at La Follette to continue to learn and grow. I encourage you to read our school profile ( English | Español ) and learn more about our School Improvement Plan. Our goals this year include increasing in 9th graders on track, increasing the number of 11th grade students with a 3.0 GPA or higher, and increasing graduation rates. Specifically, we want to improve student literacy and increase reading scores on the ACT/Aspire assessments.

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 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).
Junior Families, We Need Your Help!!!
Spring is right around the corner which means it's time to start planning for the Junior PROM and Post PROM events! We are looking for Junior parents to assist. Please contact our Coordinator of Student Engagement, Molly Hayes at 204-3777 or e-mail at  or Mary Stiles, Athletic Secretary, at 204-3641 or  if you would like to help. Thanks for your time and consideration! These events are not a success without parent/guardian support and help!
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 2018 Senior Timeline!

Click  here  to order your cap and gown.
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
Chess Club - Thursdays 3:45-5:00 in room B30 

For more information regarding and MSCR after-school programs please contact:
Dane Gottschall, MSCR Specialist at La Follette High School
office: (608) 204-3625
Senior Ads for 2019 Grads
Senior Tribute - We are no longer taking any orders. If one was not purchased at registration or by December 15, 2018 students will still have the opportunity to purchase a book at the end of the school year on distribution day in June 2019. All sales are cash only, $47.00.
The Robert M. Schuster Short Prose Award
First Prize: $5000
Second Prize: $2500
Third Prize: $1500
Best Line: $500
This year’s theme: “A Funny Thing Happened…”
Deadline: Monday, April 22, 2019
(typed paper copy turned in to Ms Hornung or Mr McCuaig)
This year’s theme:    “A Funny Thing Happened…”
Entrants should address this theme in a work of prose (i.e., written in sentences and paragraphs) no longer than 2500 words. Submissions can be funny/humorous or funny/strange. You may tell a funny story (non-fiction or fiction), write a speech, an essay, or a comedy monologue. “Funny” may also include political satire. Or you may write something that might not humorous at all, but tells a story of something strange/peculiar/unusual that “happened.” Your entry could also be a political or social piece about how strange our world – or country, society, etc. – has become. “Funny” could also mean mysterious or suspicious. 
This year a $500 award will also be given to the best single line.  
See Mr McCuaig in B35 or Ms Hornung in B23 for a full list of contest rules.  
There will also be an informational meeting at lunch on 2/13 and after school on 2/14 in room B35.  
Spring Musical
This year's spring musical is  Seussical , a fun journey through some of Dr. Seuss's most-loved stories.   The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

This family-friendly show can be seen at 7:30pm on March 1, March 2, March 7, March 8, and March 9, and at 2:30pm on March 9. Tickets will be available online in mid-February at  here , or at the door. Student and senior tickets are $6, adult tickets are $8. 
The Frozen 5K Run/Walk
La Follette High School - 702 Pflaum Road - Madison, WI 53716