Lane Intermediate Community Message

November 3, 2017 Patriot Pride @LaneWAWM

SATURDAY OPEN GYM IS CANCELLED! Please stay tuned for future dates and times!

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NO SCHOOL - Tuesday, November 7th

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Skyward Family Access

Skyward Family Access Goes Live!

Skyward Family Access (similar to Parent Portal on Infinite Campus) is now available to parents with students in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District. It enables you to make payments, update telephone numbers and email addresses, view student schedules and attendance, and check on student grades using any personal device! This important tool will help you monitor your child's progress in school and allow for increased communication with teachers.

While most records for Skyward Family Access are maintained by the District office (e.g., address changes can only be made at the WAWM Enrollment Center) there are some records that parents can maintain to ensure accuracy. We are asking parents to review and/or revise their home, cell, and work telephone numbers and email addresses. In addition, parents will be able to make food service and fee payments online.

Each parent/guardian active in Skyward has been sent a letter with personalized login and password information.

How do parents connect to Skyward Family Access?

  1. Go to

  2. Click on the Quick Link: SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS

  3. Enter the login: <<XXXX>>

  4. Enter the password: <<XXXX>>

  5. Users will be prompted to change their password.

Which devices can parents use to connect to Skyward Family Access?

Skyward Family Access works with any laptop, ipad, or personal device. On an Android (google play store) and the Iphone (App Store); search for the SKYWARD application and download the free Skyward App to any personal device.

What help is being provided to parents using Skyward Family Access?

  • Parents should call their School Main Office with questions regarding logins and passwords. Secretaries have been trained on how to reset accounts.

  • Parents can visit the WAWM Administration Building for individual assistance with logins and passwords.

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Happenings at Lane!

November 3 -- End of 1st Quarter

November 7 -- Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL

November 8 -- First Quarter Report Cards released on Family Access

November 8 -- 6th Grade - JK Lee Bullying Prevention & Bystander Intervention Program

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 - Season in Progress
  • Chess/Game Club - Wednesdays 3:00-4:15
  • Saturday Open Gyms
  • Student Council - In Progress
  • School of Rock - Wednesdays 3:00 to 4:30
  • Tech Club - Tuesdays 3:00-4:00
  • Robotics Club - Coming Soon - 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
  • Art Studio Club - Wednesdays 3:00-4:00
  • SkillsUSA - SkillsUSA is a professional organization that encourages students development of personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. Being a part of SkillsUSA will allow students the opportunity to get involved in the community and be connected with professionals in their field of interest. This is new to Lane this year and our middle school students, yet is established at the high school level. Anyone is welcome to join and some will be asked due to teacher recommendations. limit 10 students and it is run by Mrs. Ustruck. See her for details.
  • Others to be announced.....

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




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:

Marcus fundraiser will take place from November 10th-17th. Watch for order forms in November or find the attachment below.

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

Any questions email

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Washington, D.C. Trip

We're planning a fantastic tour to Washington, D.C. on October 3 - 5, 2018. This unforgettable learning experience of a lifetime is being coordinated by Brightspark Travel.

Register online now!

Use the code below and register no later than:

November 20, 2017



*A registration fee of $150.00 is required to secure a place on the tour

8th Grade Fundraiser

Do you wanna have FUN & enjoy a sweet treat too?! Let's do some FUNdraising & help reduce the costs for the super exciting graduation events coming soon!
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Student Services News

Social Emotional Learning Lessons


Mindfulness is a practice of being in the present moment. It’s not thinking of the past or the future but instead focusing on the here and now. Mindfulness is a way to help students connect with their bodies and minds and learn ways to remain calm and focused throughout their day.

In the past two weeks counselors have delivered lessons on mindfulness to all our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Students have concentrated on mindful breathing and listening, participated in mindful movements and body scans to determine where they feel stressors in their bodies, and learned specific mindful techniques like the 2-minute drop in and the mindful pause. Mindfulness is backed by research and the benefits of continued mindful practice are plentiful:

  • Improved ability to sustain attention during a performance task

  • Stress reduction

  • Boosts to working memory

  • Enhanced relationships due to less emotional reactivity

  • Promotion of empathy and compassion

To further help our students and to create a mindfulness school at Lane, teachers are also participating in mindfulness training and practice.

JK Lee Bullying Prevention & Bystander Intervention Program

On November 8 all our 6th grade students will be participating in a program on bullying prevention and bystander intervention. We are fortunate to have staff from the JK Lee Tae Kwon Do studio meet with our students this day to work on verbal defense, building confidence, word blocks, and direct and indirect bystander intervention.


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