May 2020
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Dear Senior Students,

When we started this year together none of us could have imagined that this would be where we found ourselves in March and April and looking forward to May and June.  We entered the year with a vision of where the year would take us: starting new things, ending others, and wrapping up a 13 year journey of education. Our current reality is drastically different than what we had imagined, but I need you to know a few things: 

  • These circumstances are difficult and beyond our control. We know that you have been dealt many disappointments as sport seasons, potential state championships, prom, and graduation have been changed or cancelled. Those emotions are real, they are valid, and they are not wrong.  We are here to support you.  We will yell with you in your anger. Stand with you in your confusion and the unknown. Cry with you in your sadness. Dream with you in your hope and creativity.  Encourage you when you can’t find your courage on your own. We are here and will continue to be here through the challenges, the trials, the tribulations, the losses and the new creations as we continue forward… together.   Remember we are all still LANCERS!

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Counselor Connection
Stay connected to the latest La Follette news, events, and communication related to college and career. Learn about student job and volunteer postings, college application, FAFSA, and post high school support, important test dates, and various opportunities to explore career interests through the monthly  Counselor Connection.
Honor Roll 2019/2020
Click here to view the LHS Honor Roll for 2019/202. Congratulations!
Staff Appreciation Week
Help us celebrate Staff Appreciation Week next week by participating in another Virtual Spirit Week! Follow our Facebook page to see pictures, and share your pictures with   for us to post!
More information to come on cap, gown and virtual graduation.
MSCR Updates
During the Safer at Home school closure, MSCR will be offering virtual programs for Lancer students.  MSCR Homework Club tutors are available to work with students by appointment between 9 am-6 pm Monday through Thursday, and 11 am-4 pm on Fridays.  

We are also offering MSCR @ Home virtual activities to provide students options to do something fun during the quarantine! These activities are open to any LHS student. Possible activities include art/crafts, book clubs, cooking demonstrations, gardening, online board games, and video games. We are welcoming any other ideas from students, too!  

Students interested in virtual tutoring or MSCR @ Home activities should join our LHS MSCR Google Classroom, class code: dh6l6n7 or contact Dane Gottschall (email and phone listed below).  

For more information regarding MSCR after school programs at La Follette, please contact: 

Dane Gottschall, MSCR Specialist at La Follette High School
work cell: (608) 622-7014
LHS Reads

Do you love to read? Or are you so bored at home that you started reading for fun? We want to know what Lancer staff and students are reading during Safer at Home! If you're enjoying some good books while you're stuck at home, please take a photo/selfie of you reading so we can create your virtual Read Poster. You can check out some  staff examples here . We'd love to see what you're reading!!
Student Fee Communication
Sign Language Interpreting Services

Please submit this google form or contact Gretchen Kelley at to make a request.
Lancer Honors
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 website!
La Follette College and Career Center Updates
Greetings from our VIRTUAL College and Career Center.

Check out these resources below…

MMSD Counseling Newsletter - great UPDATED info on Covid-19 affects on the college process. ( linked here

Student College/ Career Resources - Please note that all resources will be posted for students in their Counseling Google Classrooms. Each “class” (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023) have a Counseling Google Classroom specific for their grade level needs. Students can find OPTIONAL tasks/resources under classwork category College and Career Readiness. 

Upcoming College/Career Events (virtual)...

College Exploration/ Personal Essay - Eng. 3 students will be working on some Post High School exploration as they begin to draft up their personal essays for fall of senior year. 

Grad Vision Skills Reflection- Eng. 2 students will be reflecting on their progress towards the graduate vision skills. They created a portfolio within class to support their thinking and reflection. 

Senior Celebrations - Our college/career team is working closely with our admin team to continue to think through ways to support and celebrate our graduating Class of 2020!

As always if you have any questions or suggestions do not hesitate to reach out. 

Go Lancers, 
MacKenzie Swanson 
LHS College and Career Coordinator  
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.
Yearbook 2020
The 2020 Statesman yearbook will be available in June. If you had ordered a book during the 2019 school registration period or prior to December 20, 2019, you will have a book available for pickup. If you did not order a book in advance, there will be books for sale at that same time. At this time we have not made any final decisions regarding how yearbooks will be distributed or sold. We are no longer taking advanced orders. If you are unsure as to if you had ordered a book you can check in the Fees area in IC. Stay tuned, we will post more information closer to the first week of June. All sales are final and there are no refunds for any reason.
Important Senior Ad Information
All Senior Tribute Ad space is sold out for the 2020 yearbook.

13 Nominated for 6 Jerry Awards
The cast and crew of 13 has been nominated for 6  Jerry Awards . The Jerry Awards recognizes excellence in high school musical theater across Wisconsin. LHS's 2020 production of 13 has been nominated for the following: 

Outstanding Ensemble 
Outstanding Lead Performance (Colton Curley as Evan) 
Outstanding Lead Performance (Tziah McNair as Patrice) 
Outstanding Supporting Performance (Jacob Jennissen as Archie) 
Outstanding Choreography (Kimi Evelyn) 
Outstanding Direction (Joshua Brown) 

13 won for Outstanding Ensemble and Jacob Jennissen won Best Supporting Performance for his portrayal of Archie. 

Congratulations to the cast and crew of 13!!

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