MAY 2018
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May 2
Career Internship Banquet 6:30pm

May 4

May 5

May 7
Lancer Advisory/PCT - 2:27 pm Dismissal

LHS Honor Convocation Grades 11 & 12 - 7:00pm

May 9
Art Gallery Opening Spring Emphasis/Mixed Media 6:00pm

May 10

May 11
PRIDE Breakfast 7:45am

May 12

May 14
Lancer Advisory/PCT - 2:27 pm Dismissal

May 16
LHS Senior Awards Night 7:00pm

May 17
Livin' the Lancer Life 6:00pm-8:00pm

May 19

May 21
Lancer Advisory/PCT - 2:27 pm Dismissal

May 23
Latino Family Night 6:30pm LMC

May 28
NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

May 30
Superintendent's Student Advisory Group 5:00pm Doyle

Dear Lancer Families, 

As we enter the 4th quarter, we have started the process of reflecting on student data that shows our success and growth areas this year, and thinking ahead to planning our School Improvement Plan for next year.

Our school supports MMSD's vision that all students acquire the skills and abilities needed to be successful, including a mastery of content areas, growth mindset, self-knowledge, creativity, wellness, interpersonal skills, confidence, cultural competence, and community connection. Through these skills and abilities, our students will graduate college, career, and community ready.

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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.
Students who need help with homework or a quiet space to study can come to the LMC Mondays from 2:30-4:15 pm and Tuesdays-Thursdays from 3:45-5:15 pm. Students are able to access computers, get help with homework from school day teachers and tutors, and have a snack. Additionally, there are multiple clubs offered this month: Volleyball Club, Project Unify, Read It Then See It, and Critical Mass.

For more information regarding after-school homework help or any clubs, including information on how to start a club, please contact Molly Hayes (MSCR/CLC Specialist) by phone 608-204-3625 or email or stop by the CLC!
Class of 2018 - Senior Timeline
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. 
School District Calendar for 2018-2019
Already thinking about next year? You can see the  2018-2019 calendar  on the district website. 
Summer Soccer Camp for K-9 Students
Do you have a K-9 student in the family who plays or wants to learn to play soccer? Now is the time to register him or her for Saturday Summer Soccer Camp (SSSC) which takes place at Sennett Middle School this June. SSSC takes place June 19-22 from 9 to 11 am. Cost is $85. All the information you need is  here.  
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 and include a photo so we can share more great news about our Lancers! Click here to view the new website!
Spring Concerts
May is a month full of musical productions at La Follette. Our concerts are always a joy to attend and our students feel pride when the auditorium is filled with, friends, family, and staff. So choose one or more to attend. The concerts, which begin at 7:30 pm in the auditorium, are free of charge. 

Friday, May 4 - Pep Band Concert
Wednesday, May 9 - Jazz Ensemble Concert
Monday, May 21 - Orchestra Concert
Wednesday, May 30 - Show Choir Concert
Earth Day Trash Cleanup
Thank you to the football players and coaches who helped clean up trash for Earth Day!! Pictured: Kayvion James-Ragland, Will Ward, Dylan Wendricks, George Stoeberl, Mason Saunders 
Livin' The Lancer Life
Please join us on Thursday, May 17th from 6:00-8:00 pm for an opportunity to learn more about life as a La Follette Lancer. There will be student and parent break out sessions, time for questions and answers, and Mindy Williard, MMSD's School Counseling and Transitions Coordinator, will join the parents with her presentation, "Personalizing Your High School Experience: Making the Most of the Next 4 Years" to guide parents in helping their Lancer on the path to college and career readiness!

We can't wait to meet the class of 2022!!!
Lancer Student Support Foundation Field Trip
Students Madoline Plattenberg, Peyton Barber, and Radha Jadoo represented Lafollette along with club advisors Marie Brown and Darcy Poquette at the National Student Support Foundation conference in Orlando, FL. They networked with other SSF clubs around the country, learned about philanthropy, team building, financial literacy, and service in our schools and community, and completed the trip with a service project at Second Harvest.
Are you moving or have you moved this year?
If you have moved or plan on moving outside of your school's attendance area prior to the first day of school, you may need to fill out an  internal transfer application  in order for your student to continue to attend the same school or feeder school for the upcoming school year. To find your new attendance area, use the  Find Your School tool  online or contact your student's school.

The Internal Transfer window opens May 7 and closes at 4 on May 25. We encourage you to apply during this first round to receive preference even if you are not planning to move until the summer. Everyone that applies during the first round will find out if they were approved or waitlisted by July 1. All other applications received after May 19 at 4 pm will be notified on August 31.
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!
Special Thank You - Post Prom
A very huge and grateful thank you to all of the parent help we had for Post Prom!
Special Thanks to;
  • Michelle Hellrood who worked with families to have water/Gatorade and snacks for our students.
  • Erica Johnson and Lisa Eder who worked wonders getting donations to assure we had raffle prizes for the students attending Post Prom. They also did table decorations for Prom.
  • Thanks to the moms that worked coat check at Prom!
With out all of our parents this event would not have been so successful.  
Madison Police Traffic Initiative
Good Afternoon,
I wanted to share information about a traffic initiative we have just begun adjacent to your schools of La Follette, Sennett, and Glendale. We have selected the intersection of Pflaum Road at Stoughton Road for increased MPD traffic enforcement and visibility over the next few months. I have shared this information with Alders Ahrens and DeMarb and at a recent community forum but want to make sure you, as school officials, are aware as well. I wanted you to be aware that your staff, as well as parents and students, may see increased police presence at times.
Writing citations is not a primary goal. Citizen contacts during traffic stops may include citations when appropriate, and/or the issuance of written warnings. Police visibility is the key. I have attached a flyer that officers will hand out upon making any traffic contacts in this area. I have also attached a short Q and A for you which explains a bit more about this initiative. One of the major reasons this intersection was selected over others in the neighborhood was based upon the location of your schools. I have witnessed many instances of young people crossing that busy and dangerous intersection, whether on their way to school, or simply trying to grab lunch at Wendy’s or Subway.
The goal is to reduce traffic crashes by encouraging motorists to drive in a safer manner. Therefore, getting the word out about this initiative is important. I have contacted the Glendale Neighborhood Association and will also advertise this project via MPD social media platforms. I suspect there may be a TV news interview as well. If you are willing or able to share this information with parents or students in any way, it would be appreciated. I am happy to answer further questions or draft something for a newsletter if requested. Please feel free to forward to others as you deem appropriate.
Thank you!

Captain Thomas Snyder
East Police District
Madison Police Department

La Follette High School - 702 Pflaum Road - Madison, WI 53716