November 2019
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November 2
Saturday Academy 9:00 am LMC

November 4
Early Release PCT - 2:28 pm Dismissal

November 7
Fall Play 7:30 pm

November 8
Fall Play 7:30 pm

November 9
Fall Play 7:30 pm

November 11
Early Release PCT - 2:28 pm Dismissal

November 13
Art Gallery Opening 6:00 pm

Booster Club Meeting 7:00 pm C17

November 16
Saturday Academy 9:00 am LMC

November 18
Fall Orchestra Concert 7:30 pm Auditorium

November 19
Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

November 20
NO SCHOOL Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Winter Choir Concert 7:30 pm Auditorium

November 25
Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

November 27 - 29
Thanksgiving Holiday

December 2
School Resumes

Early Release PCT - 2:28 pm Dismissal
Dear Lancer Families, 

I want to share some important updates on what we have been working on as a whole school staff. On October 25, our staff members engaged in a variety of professional learning sessions under the umbrella of increasing rigor in our classes and engagement among our students. Teachers and other staff members engaged in critical reading, inquiry, technology, and oracy sessions geared towards providing scaffolds for students while upping the complexity of tasks. One of the top strategies in our School Improvement Plan is to prioritize our content teaming structures, so departments also spent a good portion of the day collaborating around student assessments and building engagement and community within classrooms.
All of these practices align with our beliefs, values, and goals as educators at La Follette High School. Our dedicated staff will continue to work hard together throughout the year to continue to support the learning and growth of each and every Lancer student.

Read more  ( English Español ) >>
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.
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 website!
La Follette High School Athletics
Check out our NEW High School Athletics web page here !
Sign Language Interpreting Services

Please submit this google form or contact Gretchen Kelley at 204-3643 to make a request.
General Graduation Reminders
Civics Testing MUST be completed by June 1, 2020. This test will hold you up on getting your diploma. Obligations need to be taken care of before rehearsal (Date TBD).
La Follette High School Presents: Girls in the Boat
A new play about the protest to the athletic department for equal treatment, funding and conditions, eventually drawing national attention to their situation, as well as the overall need for equality in women’s collegiate sports. Alice Austen, a play write from Chicago, illustrates the difficulties, achievements and perseverance the women’s rowing team at Yale University went through to reach the Olympics. Tickets are available  here  online or at the door. 
Graduation Ceremony - June 12th, 2020
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.
Attendance Newsletter
We are moving into the season of gratitude. Make sure your child is in school every day. They will be thankful for your support to access a good education. 

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.
Hurry, Spots are Selling OUT!  Senior Ads for 2020 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 2019-2020 order form. 
Purchase a yearbook by December 20, 2019 to have a book reserved for your student at the June 2020 distribution day. There will be a limited quantity for purchase in June 2020.  
IMPORTANT Senior Picture and Senior Ad Information
Please review the attached documents regarding  SENIOR PICTURES  and  SENIOR ADS  for the  2020 Statesman yearbook Senior pictures  are  due  no later than  Friday, September 27, 2019  due to yearbook deadlines our publisher has given us. You can also find this information on the LHS website here

If you have any issues making arrangements getting your senior picture taken by deadline, please contact me ( ) by the end of the school year (June 12, 2019) or by September 6, 2019 to get on the list to have a professional photographer take your picture at La Follette free of charge before the deadline of September 27, 2019. We also have other low cost options available upon request.

Senior Ads for the Statesman yearbook  should be turned in as soon as possible. Space is limited and may sellout early at the start of the school year. Senior Ads must be turned in complete to be assigned a spot in the yearbook. We do not reserve or hold spots for incomplete ads (missing any content such as text, images or payment). We will accept senior ads now for next school year or send in over the summer to the listed address on the order form.


The last day to pre-order a Statesman yearbook is December 20, 2019. If a book is not ordered  and  paid in full by Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 students can purchase a book at the end of the school year. Limited quantities will be ordered, first come first serve at that time.

Do NOT submit your senior picture to my email,

If you have any questions, please email me:
MSCR Updates
MSCR Homework Club is open after school Monday-Thursday in the LMC: PCT Mondays from 2:28-4:15 pm and Tuesday-Thursday from 3:37-5:15 pm. Help is available from LHS teachers and MSCR tutors for any student who needs help with schoolwork. Snack is provided. 

MSCR Lancer Saturday Academy is another option for students to get extra help. Saturday Academy is held in the LMC from 9am-noon on Saturday mornings 3 or 4 weekends each quarter. Help is available for any La Follette students and snack is provided. MSCR Lancer Saturday Academy will be open on the following upcoming dates: November 2, November 16, and December 7.  

MSCR Extramural Basketball Intermediate League for 9-10th grade students will start on November 19. This is a no cut league open to all LHS students not on the school basketball teams, all skill/experience levels welcome. Practices one day per week after school and games on Saturdays (game locations and times vary). The 11-12th grade MSCR Metro League will start in January.  

The following MSCR after school clubs are meeting weekly: 

Critical MASS - Monday 2:30-3:50 pm (PCT Mondays only) in room A24

Rap Up - Monday 2:30-4:30 and Thursday 3:45-5:00

Read It & See It - Tuesday 3:45-5:15 pm in room B14

Writer’s Splash - Wednesday 3:45-5:15 pm in room B14

International Friends Club - Thursday 3:45-5:00 pm in room B14

ACT Study Club - Thursday 3:45-4:45 in room B23 (primarily for 11th grade students)

For more information regarding and MSCR after-school programs please contact:

Dane Gottschall, MSCR Specialist at La Follette High School
School Office: (608) 204-3625
Blood Drive
LHS College and Career Readiness Update
Sept. and Oct. have been busy months for college and career readiness. The week of Sept. 30- Oct. 4th we had the privilege of working with our Seniors in their english classes on their post high school plans. Some of our students completed college applications, while others met with Military reps and the Dane County Career Center. The week was very students driven and allowed them to select tasks to complete that met their own personal goal after high school. During the week we were able to identify that currently 86.4% of our Seniors plan to attend a college or university upon graduation. We also celebrated that 85.1% of our Seniors completed at least one college application during their work time!

Once we completed our work with the Class of 2020, we shifted our focus on the Class of 2023. Our Freshman all received a lesson on graduation requirements, transcripts, and how to use Infinite Campus to stay on top of their academic success. During this lesson in their social studies class, all of our freshman also had a chance to meet their counselors and get added to the Class of 2023 google classroom. This classroom is where our college and career readiness team and counseling team add essential information pertaining to supports and events around success in high school and beyond. Feel free to take a peek at these resources with your student. 

COMING SOON… we will officially open our doors to the LHS College and Career center the week of Nov. 19th and invite all of you to check it out during parent teacher conferences. The center will be a place for students to further their classroom work around college and career readiness. We are excited to open the first one in the district here at LHS! 

If you have any questions on our efforts in supporting all Lancers in success beyond high school, please reach out to me via email at or phone (608)204-3602 
Thank you, 
MacKenzie Swanson 
College and Career Coordinator
La Follette High School - 702 Pflaum Road - Madison, WI 53716