Lane Intermediate Community Message

March 2, 2018 Patriot Pride @LaneWAWM

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2nd and FINAL 8th Grade T-shirts!

Don't miss out on the 2nd and FINAL/ONLY thru March 15th!
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Lane Vollleyball Info Meeting

Are you interested in the Patriot Ladies Volleyball Team? Come learn more on Tuesday, March 6th at 7:20am in the AUX gym.

Lane Track Info Meeting

Join us to learn about Lane's Track Team on Tuesday, March 13th at 7:20am in the AUX gym.

School Pics - Sports and Club Pictures

Recently we took clubs and sports team pictures for the upcoming yearbook. If you would like to purchase a group picture please follow the below link to purchase online. Girl's basketball players took individual pictures as well and are available by following the link for purchase. Please be advised that all group/team pictures will be in the yearbook. Last day to order yearbooks is quickly approaching....don't miss out and order by March 9th!

Yearbook Order

Yearbooks are $12.00. Order forms with payment are due March 9th. Please make checks payable to School Pics.

Pay by credit card at

Click on the ORDER YEARBOOKS button

Enter school code: 100338YB

Please complete below Lane's Mid-Year Feedback Survey!

Lane Mid-Year Feedback

The Lane Building Leadership Team is asking our families to please provide us with feedback around something that is working well and/or a positive experience AND an opportunity for us to improve before the end of this current school year.

Happenings at Lane!

March 2 -- PTA March Madness Dance 6:00-8:00

March 6 -- Volleyball Meeting @ 7:20 in the AUX Gym

March 9 -- Yearbook Order Forms late orders can be accepted

March 12 -- Golf Mini-Camp 3:20-4:30

March 13 -- Track meeting @7:20 in the AUX Gym

March 15 -- LAST day to order an 8th grade t-shirt

March 16 -- Golf Mini-Camp 3:20-4:30

March 19 -- Golf Mini-Camp 3:20-4:30

March 20 -- LPP Meeting 7:00-8:30

March 22 -- Bulldog Preview Night 5:00-7:00 for all incoming freshman

April 20 -- 8th Grade Semi-Formal 6:00-8:00

May 15 -- LPP Meeting 7:00-8:30

May 17 -- Choir Concert

May 18 -- Lane Multicultural Fair 1:00-3:00

May 18 -- Lane Global Citizen Festival

May 23 -- Band and Orchestra Concert

June 5 -- 8th Grade Completion Ceremony 6:30-8:00

June 6 -- 8th Grade Six Flags Great America Field Trip

8th Grade Updates

8th Grade Semi- Formal

Friday, April 20th

6:00-8:00 pm

Stay tuned for more details!

Completion Ceremony

Tuesday, June 5th

6:30-8:00 pm

Lane Main Gym

Please take note that each 8th Grade Student receives 4 tickets (graduates do not need a ticket). Ticket restrictions allows us to accommodate all 185 8th Grade Students and to abide by fire code and gym capacity. Thanks for understanding!

Six Flags Great America Trip

Wednesday, June 6th

8:45-ABOUT 7:00pm

8th Grade Committee is covering the cost of transportation! :)

Fee to pay for ticket and lunch buffet is $43.00. The ticket includes a delicious all-you-can-eat picnic buffet.

Wisconsin Forward Exam

Wisconsin students in grades third through eighth and tenth will be participating in the Forward Exam during the March 19 - May 4 testing window.

The Forward Exam tests all students in the areas of reading and math and select grade levels in science and social studies. One or more subtests may be administered daily during the identified time frame and it is very important that your son or daughter be in school during this time. Students not in school on the scheduled testing days will be scheduled for a make-up test prior to the close of the testing window.

Click the below link for an informational brochure for families which gives more information about the assessment including its purpose, what scores will be provided, and how the scores will be used. The Forward Exam measures the knowledge and skills your student(s) should have acquired by the time they reach each grade level. Their performance on the assessment will not affect any of their current grades. Please

encourage your son or daughter to take the test seriously and do the best they can, get a good night sleep the day of the assessments, and eat a well-balanced breakfast or lunch on testing days.

If you have any questions, please contact Kari Skonecki at 414-329-6605.

Thank you,

Kari Skonecki

Dean/School Assessment Coordinator

8th Grade Online Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Each year the West Allis West Milwaukee School District students in 8th, 9th and 10th take part in the Wisconsin On-line Youth Risk Behavior Survey (OYRBS).

This important survey is sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control. The survey will ask about the health behaviors of 8th, 9th and 10th grade students. The survey will ask about nutrition, physical activity, injuries, and tobacco, alcohol and other drug use.

Please know we will have opt out forms available in the office if needed.

Please see the below district letter, opt out form and additional information. If you have any questions please contact Lane Intermediate Administration.

Makerspace Items

The Lane Makerspace is looking for household items that may no longer be working or needed from your home. Ideas might include marbles, puzzles, dominos, desktop computers, answering machines, craft items like glue guns or paints as well. We are attempting to build simple machines without batteries or electricity. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Smith,

Golf Mini-Camp

A golf camp will be held in the Wrestling Room at Lane from 3:20-4:30 on the following dates. Please meet by the cafeteria by 3:20. There is no cost.

Monday, March 12th

Friday, March 16th

Monday, March 19th

Each student will:

1) Receive instruction on the fundamentals of the golf swing

2) Receive video analysis of their swing

3) Receive tips on how to putt and chip

*All clubs and balls will be provided. Students can bring their own clubs if they want.

If you have any questions contact Mr. Bechard

I hope to see you on Monday, March 12th

Mr. Bechard-Head Golf Coach West Allis Hale

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Art Olympics

All 3 students in attendance at the Art Olympics won medals in one or more of the following:

Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture

Vincenza O'Grady (7th Grade), Andy Turoc-Boedeker (7th), and Lauren Luna (6th)


Lane PTA

PTA 2018-2019

Lane Intermediate is in need of 2018-2019 parents to take on leadership opportunities within PTA. Our current PTA leadership will be turning over as all terms will have been completed. If you would like more information please contact the Lane Intermediate office or Lane PTA @

Thank you for supporting Lane Intermediate!

City of West Allis Focus Groups

The City of West Allis is embarking on a "strategic rebranding" process.

They are organizing 4 – 5 focus groups with 5 – 7 members in each group to help learn more about perceptions and ideas for a vision for the City.

The focus groups need to be diverse and can include anyone aged 18 or over. Participants can be residents, parents, business owners, etc.

Participants will be asked to attend a 2-hour focus group meeting that will be held during the month of February with consultants from their rebranding company, Savage Solutions.

Participants can have positive or negative opinions about the City -- they just need to be willing to share their thoughts.

If you or someone you know would like to join a focus group, contact Jenny Kosek, Communications Specialist for the City of West Allis

​ via email at

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 over for the 17-18 school year
  • Boy's Basketball - Season over for the 17-18 school year
  • Girl's Basketball - Season in progress
  • Wrestling - Season in progress
  • Chess/Game Club - Wednesdays 3:00-4:15
  • 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
  • Science Club - Tuesday and Thursdays 3:15-4:15
  • FBLA - Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 (registration required....please see Mr. Napoli
  • Lane Star Store - Meets 1 to 2 times per month during base group.

    Students learn how to purchase, advertise, and sell items at our Lane Bookstore. Funky pens, erasers, notebooks, fidget toys, bouncy balls, scented markers, and more are sold during all three lunch hours on Wednesdays. Students run the store and check out student purchases on Wednesdays.

    Lane Start Store Mission: Putting smiles on faces and donating profits to charities.

  • 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.....
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