Lane Intermediate Community Message

March 23, 2018 Patriot Pride @LaneWAWM

Lane Intermediate Community Fitness Zero Hour Activities for 2017-18 School Year

Mrs. Harris will be offering a variety of before school games/activities for students to participate in during a 4 week time period…March 12- April 20 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning. Some of the offerings will include Dodgeball, Badminton, Lightning, P90X, T25, fitness stations, and Yoga. Please review the highlights below and complete this consent form for the 2017-2018 before school activities. We need this form completed prior to attending any of the this year's scheduled events. Completing this form does not obligate your student to attend, but gives them the option should they choose to do so this year. This form only needs to be completed once for the year.

Mrs. Harris will be coordinating and running these events, but other teachers may join us occasionally. Due to the timing of these activities, there are no nurses/doctors on site at our school, so if a student is injured during the before school time frame, we will immediately call parents and/or an Emergency Medical hotline, to ensure that proper care is taken and all students are promptly tended to, to stay as safe as possible.

We request that students be dropped off by 6:50 AM so that students are prepared and ready for activity by 7:00 AM.

Students will need to wear Gym Clothing for this session, they MUST WEAR GYM SHOES, so they do not mark up the gymnasium floor and are safe for activity. No inappropriate clothing please, or students will be asked to change and/or leave.

If any misbehavior, swearing, fighting or other mischief takes place, it is at the discretion of the staff running the session to send students to the office, a phone call to a parent or guardian will take place. Please have this conversation with your son/daughter, to ensure they fully understand the consequences.

If students are not able to follow the rules of the normal school day and are in need of behavioral-conversations or a plan, or are falling greatly behind in their studies, they will also not be allowed at the before school activities sessions. Since this is a privilege and something fun, we don't want to reward students who are unable to act appropriately, during the school day.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Megan Harris at

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!

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

Attention 8th grade parents! We are in need of a few volunteers to plan the 8th Grade Dance on April 20th from 6-8pm. A DJ has already been scheduled, so the committee would need to organize the food, decorations, and any other activities they would like to take place. If interested, please contact PTA President Dawn Petrovick at: 414-339-7741 or If nobody steps up by March 30th we will unfortunately have to cancel it. Thanks in advance for your willingness to make the end of the year special for our 8th graders.

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.

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Nathan Hale Pom/Dance Team Auditions for 2018-2019 School Year

Nathan Hale Pom/Dance Team Auditions

Tuesday, March 27th

Mandatory Pre-tryout Meeting (cafeteria)


Technique Workshop (upper gym)


Hale Dance Auditions

Tuesday, April 17th 6:00-8:00pm (aux gym)

Wednesday, April 18th 3:30-5:30pm (aux gym)

Thursday, April 19th Final auditions begin at 5:00pm (aux gym)

Questions, please email Coach Michelle Scherer

Lane PTA

Lane PTA Update

PTA is in need of a new president for the 2018-2019 school year. The term for the PTA president is one year since Lane Intermediate is a 3 year school. If you are interested in helping lead our PTA please let us know!!!!

We are looking for nominations for next year's officers!! If you or anyone you know (incoming 6th grade parents) are interested please come to the meeting on March 20th or email All positions are open as none of the current officers can re run for next term PLEASE STEP UP AND HELP LANE PTA CONTINUE TO OFFER GREAT OPPORTUNITIES TO ALL LANE SCHOLARS!!! Any questions regarding any of the positions please contact any officer or Dawn Petrovick at

Family Dine Out Night for Lane PTA

MOD Pizza on April 18th

Oscars will be in May

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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

Multicultural Fair

Lane Intermediate School will be hosting a Multicultural Fair. We would like for you as parents to participate with your child(ren) and house a table representing your culture. Here are some details about the fair:

  • Date of Event: Friday, May 18, 2018 1 to 3pm.

  • Location: Lane Intermediate School/1300 S. 109th St. West Allis, WI 53214

Auxiliary Gym

  • Ethnic food samples are permissible and will be labeled with ingredients.

  • Any cultural artifacts, food, displays, flags, music, art, posters, dance, educational information, cultural dress, and the like would be so welcome.

  • Tables will be set up in our auxiliary gym with the cultural representatives housing a table. Students will be able to walk through the gym and stop and talk to the representatives, sample food, play games, and ask questions and learn.

  • Lane has approximately 530 students total in grades 6,7, 8.

  • The theme of Lane's Multicultural Fair is WE ARE ONE WORLD.

Would you please participate? Please call or email me. We want to make this a wonderful event for our students as they grow and learn about culture. Thank you in advance.

Christine Piotrowski

Lane School Counselor

(414) 329-6614

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,

Private Music Lessons

Private Music Lessons

Grade 3 to Adult

Have you ever wanted to learn to play an instrument? Piano, Guitar, Percussion (Drums)? Or any other Band Instrument?

Do you already play and wish to learn more?

This summer private music lessons are offered through the WAWM Recreation Department.

Lessons are offered Monday – Thursday from 6/12 -7/26 as early as 8am. – 4pm. at Frank Lloyd Wright

Please see the 2018 Summer Activity Guide or visit the website at

If you have any questions contact Bob Halat at 1-414-604-4800 x7235 0r email: <>

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 over for the 17-18 school year
  • Wrestling - Season over for the 17-18 school year
  • Girl's Volleyball - Please see Mr. Dooley
  • Track - Please see Mr. Dooley
  • 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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