Lane Intermediate Community Message

October 20, 2017 Patriot Pride @LaneWAWM

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Boo Grams

Next week, October 23rd-October 26th, Student Council will be selling "ghost pops" during all lunch hours. The ghost pops will be $1.00 and all money raised will be put towards Student Council activities that will be coming up this year. Send your "boo grams" to friends, teachers, staff or just buy some to enjoy! They are "fa Boo lous" :).

Wisconsin Forward Exam Results

Please take note that your student's Individual Student Report (ISR) is available for pickup 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 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!

Happenings at Lane!

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

October 24 -- Lane Parent Project Meeting

October 26 -- Comedy Sportz Attendance Incentive

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 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 - 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
  • 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.....

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)/malink@wawmsd.org (414)329-6600 (ex6614)/piotc@wawmsd.org



Audio Visual Professionals: photographer; videographer

Carpenter

Journalist

Electrician

Broadcaster

Chef

Performing Arts

Travel & Tourism

Agriculture Industry

Website Developer

Banker

Attorney

Human Resources

Engineers

Accounting

Cosmetology

Government Personnel

Dog Groomer

Physical Therapist

Welder

Occupational Therapist

Automotive

Speech Pathologist

Real Estate

Lab Researcher

Veterinarian

Programming and Software Development

Graphic Artist

Correctional Officer

Tool & Die

Marketing Professionals

Military

Advertising Manager

Airline Industry

Pharmacist

Construction

Video Game Developer

Dental Hygienist

Medical Professionals

Personal Trainer

Plumber

Coaches

PTA UPDATE

Glow Dance TODAY 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!


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!


https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/34443-lane-intermediate-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: https://www.dunnssportinggoods.net/team-spirit-wear?field_teams_tid=365



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

Any questions email laneintermediatepta@gmail.com

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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.

Resources

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:

www.parentmap.com

www.theparentingnetwork.org

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

Lane Intermediate Student Services Counselors

Christine Piotrowski

(414) 329-6600 (ext. 6614)/piotc@wawmsd.org

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

Kyle Malin

(414) 329-6600 (ext.7438)/malink@wawmsd.org

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



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!

http://portal.brightsparktravel.com/

Use the code below and register no later than:

November 20, 2017


TOUR WEB CODE:

TF4DM8Q


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

School Messenger Automated Attendance Calls

District wide we have a new school messenger system that will call when your student is absent for a period or the entire school day. This communication is to ensure both school and home know the whereabouts of our students. Attendance matters....every class period and every school day counts. Please note that if your student is not in class when attendance is taken and subsequently is marked absent, you will receive an automated call. If your student returns to class with a pass (because of a meeting, with a teacher/guidance counselor/administrator or potential other excused reason), these absences will be rectified when the teacher has a moment to update the absent. However, there are times when an absent call will occur before the teacher rectifies the attendance. Our intent is to keep communication open and most certainly not to provide inaccurate attendance calls. If we can clarify any attendance call, please feel free to call the attendance line at 329-6608.