September 2019
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September Calendar
September 2
No School Labor Day

September 3
First Day of School - Freshman ONLY (Full Day)

September 4
All School - Grades 9-12 (Full Day)

September 9
Early Release PCT - 2:48 pm Dismissal

September 11
Lifetouch Picture Day

September 16
Early Release PCT - 2:48 pm Dismissal

September 17
Latino Family Nigh t 6:00 pm

September 19
Red Cross Blood Drive 8:00 am

September 23
Early Release PCT - 2:48 pm Dismissal

Go To School Night - 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

September 25
Art Gallery Opening - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

September 30
Early Release PCT - 2:48 pm Dismissal

October 2
Incoming Freshman Transition Night 5:00 pm

Financial Aid Night/College Goal 6:30 pm C17

Scholarship Recognition Night 7:00 pm Auditorium
Dear Parents/Guardians,                                       
Welcome to a great year at La Follette High School. We are working diligently to have the school ready for the arrival of our students on September 3rd (9th grade) and September 4th (9th-12th). As we begin the 2019-2020 school year we are excited to welcome Mr. Devon La Rosa (Principal), Ms. Jennifer Ploeger (Assistant Principal-Spelman College Neighborhood), and Mr. Mark Krall (Athletic Director) to our administrative team. Also, returning Mr. Mathew Thompson (Assistant Principal-Howard University Neighborhood), Mr. Cullen Haskins (Assistant Principal-Tuskegee University Neighborhood), and Ms. Cherie Thibodeaux (Assistant Principal-Southern University Neighborhood).

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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 .
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 !
Bell Schedule 2019-2020
Click here to view the 2019-2020 daily bell schedule.
Sign Language Interpreting Services

Please submit this google form or contact Gretchen Kelley at 204-3643 to make a request.
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.
IMPORTANT Senior Picture and Senior Ad Information
Please review the attached documents regarding  SENIOR PICTURES  and  SENIOR ADS  f or 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.


Do NOT submit your senior picture to my email,

If you have any questions, please email me:
Save the Dates!
Homecoming Week 2019
Homecoming week begins October 7th!

10/9: Activities Night at LHS
10/11: Pep Assembly time TBA
     Game time 7:00, Lussier Stadium
10/12: Dance at LHS 7:30-10:30

More information about Theme Days, Spirit Week, Activities Night, our Homecoming Game and Dance will all be available on our website in September.
Go To School Night - Meet your Teachers
Save the date for Monday, September 23 from 4:00 - 9:00 pm for Go to School Night at La Follette. This is an Open House format to meet staff members in their classrooms. 
Save the Date - Graduation
Graduation will be at the Kohl Center June 12th at 7:30 pm.
La Follette Staff Golf Outing - Family and Friends Invited
The  La Follette Golf Outing  will take place at 4 pm on Friday, October 4th at Monona Golf Course. It will be a scramble format, and faculty, staff, friends, family, and community are all invited to attend. The entry fee of $25 for a single player and $100 for a foursome team.
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