November 2018
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November 1

November 2
End of Quarter 1

November 5
Teacher Grading Day - NO SCHOOL

November 7
Student Senate Meeting Doyle 6:00 pm

November 8
Fall Play - Arsenic and Old Lace 7:30 pm Auditorium

November 9
Fall Play - Arsenic and Old Lace 7:30 pm Auditorium

November 10
Fall Play - Arsenic and Old Lace 7:30 pm Auditorium

November 12
Lancer Advisory/PCT - 2:27 pm Dismissal

November 14
Art Gallery Opening 6:00 pm Dan Roman Wood Sculpture

Student Senate Meeting 6:00 pm Doyle

9th Grade Pathways Conferences 4:00 pm

Fall Jazz Ensembl e 7:30 pm Auditorium

Booster Club Meeting 7:00 pm Room B17

November 15
9th Grade Pathways Conferences 4:00 pm

November 19
National Merit Scholar Reception 6:30 pm Doyle McDaniels Auditorium

Fall Orchestra Concert 7:30 pm Auditorium

November 20
Latino Family Night 6:30 pm

November 21-23
NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

November 26
Lancer Advisory/PCT - 2:27 pm Dismissal

November 27
Youth Apprenticeship Information Meeting 5:30 pm Room C17

November 28
Future Planning Night 5:30 pm Room C17

Fall Chorus Concert 7:30 pm Auditorium

Student Senate Meeting 6:00pm Doyle

November 29
Blood Drive 8:00 am Spectators Gym

December 1
Saturday Academy LMC 9:00 am
D ear Lancer Families, 

I want to share some important updates on what we have been working on as a whole school staff. On Oct 26, our staff members collaborated together during a day of professional development. One of top strategies in our School Improvement Plan is to purposefully collaborate and reflect as professional learning communities in inquiry cycles around a critical reading process. We believe adult actions matter, and that by reflecting on our practices and student outcomes, we’ll identify ways to improve together as we support students to engage in critical reading.

Read more  ( English Español ) >>
The  Counselor Connection Newsletter   is filled with event details, post high school planning info, scholarship links, college visit opportunities, important events (Fall general election information, Youth Apprenticeship informational meeting, STEM Academy Parent Teacher Meeting), and more. 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!
Volunteer Opportunity with Achievement Connections!
Call for Volunteer Algebra Tutors!  AmeriCorps Achievement Connections is new at La Follette High School and seeking dedicated and caring individuals to commit to two hours a week to tutor students in Algebra 1. This could be an opportunity for you to make a difference in the lives of students and give back to the community.
  • Lead one-on-one tutoring sessions
  • Share your Algebra skills
  • Make a difference in the lives of students and give back to the community
  • Training provided

*La Follette Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to join for community service hours.

For more information about how to become a tutor, please contact:

Joy Pfeiffer
Achievement Connections Tutor Coordinator -    La Follette High School
Phone:  (608) 204-3562
Tutoring Center:  Rm. G10
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.
Summit Credit Union's Project Teen Money Video Scholarship Program
Summit Credit Union's Project Teen Money Video Scholarship program is now accepting video  applications
Fall Play - Arsenic and Old Lace
Join us for a hair-raising laugh at La Follette's fall production of Arsenic and Old Lace. Two elderly sisters, Abby and Martha, are doing the charitable work of the Lord by helping old and lonely men... by killing them! This play, written by Joseph Kesselring and adapted into the classic 1944 Frank Capra and Cary Grant film, is a first-rate specimen of dark comedy. Come witness the family-friendly mischief and mayhem!

Arsenic and Old Lace features La Follette students Annabelle Reynolds (10th), Korra Schroeder (12th), Mad Brandt (10th), Toby MacFarlane (10th), Lucy Murphy (9th), Grace Reynolds (12th), Mina Linsenmayer (10th), Colton Curley (11th), Ray Hall (10th), Hyrum Oliphant (12th), Hawa Bah (12th), John Verdecia (12th), Paulina Baker (12th), and Olivia Zielke (9th). 

November 8, 9, 10 at 7:30 pm 
Student Admission: $5  
General Admission: $7

Tickets are available online or at the door. 
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.
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 Updates
MSCR Homework Club is open Monday-Thursday for all La Follette 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. 

Registration is now open for MSCR Intermediate Extramural Basketball. 
This a recreational league with no cuts that is open to ALL 9-10th grade students who are not participating on the school basketball teams. Practices will start November 26 and will be held on Mondays (early-release) from 2:30-3:30 or Thursdays from 3:45-5:15.

The following MSCR after school clubs have started:

Critical 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 Then See It - Wednesdays 3:45-5:00 in room B14
Writer’s Splash Club - Thursdays 3:45-4:45 in room B14
Chess Club - Thursday 3:45-5:00 in the CLC

For more information regarding and MSCR after-school programs please contact:
Dane Gottschall, MSCR Specialist at La Follette High School
office: (608) 204-3625
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.

Purchase a yearbook by December 14, 2018 to have a book reserved for your student at the June 2019 distribution day. There will be a limited quantity for purchase in June 2019.
Friendship Connection, Inc - German Exchange Program
Be a part of The Friendship Connection, Inc, a four week home- and home German exchange program for high school students in the U.S. and Germany. You can just host a German exchange student for a month OR host a German AND travel to Germany as an exchange student yourself.
Your German partner would visit you from April to May 2013. He/She would be the same age and gender as you, share similar interests, live with your family and attend our school. If you choose to return the visit you would travel to Germany from June to July 2013 and visit your same partner in Germany, live with his/her family and attend a couple weeks of school.  
The cost will be around $1,650 for those traveling to Germany. This price includes airfare, accident/illness insurance, transportation to and from the Frankfurt Airport in Germany, teacher supervision and all administrative costs. Room and board is provided by the German host family in exchange for similar accommodations when the German participant visits you in the spring. 
La Follette students/families who are not learning German and simply want to host a student from Germany are more than welcome to do so.
Please contact Herr Tollefson ( ) for more information and an application. More details are also available on the following website:
Securly for Parents and Digital Devices
Want to know more about Securly? Securly is the leading provider of cloud-based web filters for schools. Securly allows parents to monitor their child's online behavior while they are both in school and out of school. Click the links for more information.

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