Lane Intermediate Community Message

October 13, 2017 Patriot Pride @LaneWAWM

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Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Please join us Thursday, October 19th from 4:30-8:00 pm for Parent/Teacher Conferences. No appointments will be scheduled. All conferences will last no longer than 7-10 minutes to respect the time of all students and parents waiting.
    • 6th and Specialists grade will be in the Main Gym

    • 7th and 8th grade will be in the Auxiliary Gym

    • Lane Global will be in the Lane Lab

Wisconsin Forward Exam Results

Please take note that your student's Individual Student Report (ISR) is available for pickup at conferences or in the Main Office. The ISR provides information about your child's performance on the Wisconsin Forward Exam that was administered during the Spring of 2017. This report includes information about student achievement on the Wisconsin Forward Exam in relation to the Wisconsin Academic Standards. It presents data that may help students, parents and educators identify specific areas of strength and need. Feel free to stop in the Main Office for your copy, pick the results up along with your progress report at conferences on Thursday or if you choose your student may pick up their copy in the Main Office.

October is Kindness Month at Lane Intermediate!!!

As a whole school a food drive will be running from October 3rd-November 3rd. Announcements will be made each week during the Monday announcements. Base Groups will be collecting the food and the winning Base Group at each level and within Lane Global will have an opportunity to go to Feeding America to prep the food for families.

There will be other KINDNESS events and activities throughout the month that will be announced!

Parent Sessions - GOOGLE DRIVE

Mrs. Smith, our technology integrator, will run technology sessions during Parent / Teacher conferences. The sessions will run at the top of the hour - 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

She will demonstrate how students can get logged in from home without an iPad. We will also access important school sites, like ALEKS, Google Classroom and more. We will go over the basic Google Apps for Education that students should be using to complete work as well.

Happenings at Lane!

October 15 -- Lane PTA Spirit Wear Sale Begins

October 17 -- PTA Meeting in the Cafe 6:00pm

October 17 -- 2018 Washington DC Parent Meeting 7:00pm

October 18 -- Dine Out Night at Culvers 5:00-8:00pm

October 19 -- Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30pm-8:00pm

October 20 -- PTA Glow Dance 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

October 24 -- Lane Parent Project Meeting

October 27 -- NO SCHOOL

November 7 -- Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL

Attendance Matters - Get to Class = Comedy Sportz October 26th

With the support of the Lane Intermediate PTA - students at Lane have the opportunity to see a live performance at Lane Intermediate put on by Comedy Sportz! For the month of October students who have 3 or less unexcused tardies to class can participate for free!

Part of Lane Intermediate and the district's improvement processes is to improve overall attendance to 94% - making it to class on time helps us all reach this goal!

Lane Intermediate - School Resource Officer (SRO)

The West Allis Police Department and the school district of West Allis West Milwaukee are supporting the community of Lane Intermediate with a school resource officer (SRO).

Lane's SRO is started the week of October 2nd - any questions please contact Lane Administration.

Clubs and Sports at Lane Intermediate

Success in school and outside goes beyond academics. A major part of the success of student is being an active participant in the events that take place and create an opportunity for school and community pride! Below is a list of the sports and clubs that are being offered at Lane Intermediate this fall - please look for updates and have your student(s) look for times to sign up!

Times and dates for the following will be shared through the community message as well as by the staff leading the opportunities.

  • Cross Country - Season in Progress
  • Boy's Basketball - Please see Mr. Dooley with any questions
  • Tryouts

6th Grade - October 16-18 - 3:10-4:30

7th Grade - October 12, 13 and 17 - 3:10-4:30

8th Grade - October 12, 13 and 16 - 3:10-4:30

  • Chess/Game Club - Wednesdays 3:00-4:15
  • Saturday Open Gyms
  • Student Advisory
  • School of Rock - Wednesdays 3:00 to 4:30
  • Tech Club - Tuesdays 3:00-4:00
  • Hallway Beautification Club
  • Yearbook Club
  • Math Club/Mathlete - In Progress...please see Mr. Kloiber
  • Media Club - Thursdays 3:00-4:00
  • Others to be announced.....

Art Room/Club Wish List

  • Glue sticks

  • Magazines

  • Newspaper

  • Small to medium cardboard boxes, cardboard to cut into rectangular sheets

  • Colored markers in good condition

  • Pencils

  • Scissors

  • Paper of various kinds

  • Black sharpies

  • Large old button down shirts for smocks

8th Grade Career Fair - Monday, November 20 - 8:30-10:30 am

Lane is excited to announce we will be running our second annual Career Fair on Monday, November 20 from 8:30 to 10:30 am. We will again be using an arena-style format in our auxiliary gym with 8th graders visiting tables and gathering information about various careers.

This is where we need your help. Last year, we had many Lane parents volunteer their time and share their careers with our students. We are looking for professionals in the following fields to participate in the Career Fair, but any and all career fields are welcome. Please contact one of us if you can volunteer or if you know of someone that we should contact. Thank you so much.

Kyle Malin/Lane School Counselor Christine Piotrowski/Lane School Counselor

(414)329-6600 (ex7438)/ (414)329-6600 (ex6614)/

Audio Visual Professionals: photographer; videographer






Performing Arts

Travel & Tourism

Agriculture Industry

Website Developer



Human Resources




Government Personnel

Dog Groomer

Physical Therapist


Occupational Therapist


Speech Pathologist

Real Estate

Lab Researcher


Programming and Software Development

Graphic Artist

Correctional Officer

Tool & Die

Marketing Professionals


Advertising Manager

Airline Industry



Video Game Developer

Dental Hygienist

Medical Professionals

Personal Trainer




Here is an update of things happening with Lane PTA!

PTA meeting Tuesday, October 17th at 6 pm in the cafeteria.

Dine out Night at Culvers in West Allis on Hwy 100 on Wednesday, October 18th from 5-8 pm. Stop in for dinner that evening and mention Lane PTA when ordering and a percentage of each order will be given back to Lane PTA!

8th Grade Graduation Bake Sale during conferences on Thursday, October 19th - Stop by and get a sweet treat and water for a free will donation to the 8th grade graduation committee!

Glow Dance Friday, October 20th from 6-8 pm $2 for PTA members $5 for non PTA members concessions and other items available at small fees. You can still sign up for a Lane PTA membership to get in on the discount for the dance!

PTA membership cards and T shirts are in - Please come to the PTA meeting on Tuesday, October 17th at 6pm to pick up your membership card and/T -shirt if you bought the combo membership! Any membership cards and T-shirts that are not picked up at the PTA meeting will be given to your scholar on Thursday, October 19th in base group.

Schwans fundraiser in going on now through November 15th our campaign # is 34443

Need to get some easy meals or know anyone that orders from Schwans share our link and a percentage will come back to Lane PTA!

Spirit Wear sale is starting early! Now through November 12th!!! Check out the awesome Lane spirit wear to show your PATRIOT PRIDE!!

Here is the link to order:

Thank you for all your support to help our scholars and Lane PTA!

Any questions email

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Student Services News

Social Emotional Learning Lessons

During the past two weeks, counselors have been to all 6, 7, and 8th grade classrooms delivering lessons on social media manners, sexual harassment, and inappropriate technology use including sexting. Curriculum is always available for parents to review, and students have been encouraged to have open conversations with their parents/guardians. In the next few weeks, counselors will be delivering lessons on Mindfulness to all our Lane students.

Sensitive Student Issues

A school community is a partnership between the staff at Lane Intermediate and the families that make up our community. At times the students at Lane need support that goes beyond the teacher-student or parent-student relationship. These periods of time may revolve around friendship issues, family divorce, depression or anxiety, self-injury, trauma, thoughts of suicide, or other.

When students demonstrate behaviors considered at-risk, they may need support from their parents/guardians but also from school staff, student services staff, or outside community supports. Additionally, students who have friends that are exhibiting at-risk behaviors may need support in understanding how they can support their peers as well as dealing with their own emotions and intense feelings surrounding such situations.

If your son or daughter is experiencing a trying time in their lives or is upset about an event or situation happening to a friend or peer, please be available to listen to them. Students may need help to identify emotions such as fear or being scared and may need your assurance that a wide range of feelings and experiences are to be expected. They may also need to be reminded that strong emotions can be experienced as physical symptoms such as insomnia, fatigue, stomach aches, headaches, and irritability. Please watch for these symptoms and any other behavior changes.


Below are resources that are offered by the School District of West Allis West Milwaukee as well as Lane Intermediate. Please know that Lane school counselors are committed to helping partner with parents/guardians in navigating the pre-teen and teen years. Counselors are available to consult and provide resources as may be needed. Highlighted are only a few of the services provided. Please do not hesitate to reach out.

  • Nurturing Program for adolescents ages 11-17 and their parents/parent figures

  • Counseling groups: Stress/Managing Emotions/Loss/Positive Friendships

  • Check in/Check out with goal setting

  • Collaborative Support Teams

  • Crisis Counseling

  • Community Referrals & Resources

  • District Nurse Contact

  • School Psychology Consult

Parents and guardians may also want to check out the following resources on developing and growing positive parent/pre-teen and teen relationships:

(414) 671-0566/Free confidential phone counseling about any parenting issue

Lane Intermediate Student Services Counselors

Christine Piotrowski

(414) 329-6600 (ext. 6614)/

6th grade counselor/8th grade counselor for students with the last names beginning with A-L

Kyle Malin

(414) 329-6600 (ext.7438)/

7th grade counselor/8th grade counselor for students with the last names beginning with M-Z