Lane Middle School

Our mission is to prepare all Lane scholars for academic and lifelong success
as courageous and compassionate global citizens.

7200 SE 60th AvePortland, OR 97206Ph 503-916-6355Fx 503-916-2648

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  • Letter to the Community

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    Michael Rowell

    Dear Lane Families, 

    As we approach the last few days of school, I wanted share a few reminders about the busy week that we have ahead of us, as well as information about summer resources. I'm really looking forward to seeing people this week, as we distribute student possessions, collect items, and celebrate our 8th graders!

    Important Dates:
    Monday, June 8th, 4:00pm  - Bon Wavi Concert - This is a special performance only for the Lane community. (Have students check our Instagram account for a link username lanemspps)

    Tuesday, June 9th - 8th Grade Promotion Celebration (Gather in cars beginning at 4:45 on SE 60th, Program begins at 5:30, Parade at 6:00. See parade route here.)

    Wednesday, June 10th - Last Day of Classes

    Locker Possessions, Computers, Textbooks, Library Books and Band Instruments
    We have collected and bagged all student possessions that were left in lockers. Please see the schedule below to know when you can come pick up your students possession. Because lockers are shared, you may have to look through a bag that also contains other students' possessions. Please come to the front of the school to pick up and drop off items. 

    Students are encouraged to keep their district loaned computers for the summer, even if they are moving on to another school in the district next year. If your student will not be attending a Portland Public Schools program next year, please return the Chromebook to Lane this week. 

    This will also be a time for families to drop off textbooks, library books, band instruments and band music. We will be happy to accept these items during the promotion celebration as well. Please remember that these items are checked out to your family and will incur a cost if they are not returned. 

    Grade Day Time
    6th Grade Monday, June 8 9 - 12, 1 - 3
    7th Grade Tuesday, June 9 9 - 12, 1 - 3
    8th Grade Wednesday, June 10 9 - 12, 1 - 3

    Remember that you can buy a 2020 Lane Yearbook online, or get a free electronic copy here.

    Summer Food Resources
    We are pleased to announce that the meal service we have provided for students since the closure of school on March 16 will continue during the summer. Franklin HS and Woodmere Elementary continue to be the closest sites for most families. Students can receive breakfast and lunch Monday to Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. PPS also is partnering again with Portland Parks & Recreation to provide meals at 13 additional parks throughout the city starting June 22. See the full list of meal distribution sites here

    Summer Learning Opportunities
    PPS teams are creating learning opportunities for all students and families throughout the summer. Students and families will continue to have access to online learning modules featuring activities in language arts, math, and other enrichment areas. The PPS Learning Modules can be found at

    In addition, the PPS Humanities department is hosting a Summer Literacy Challenge where students in grades K-8 can participate in weekly learning challenges for the chance to receive books, gift cards, and passes to local attractions such as OMSI. More information can be found at the 2020 Summer Fun page.

    Please let me know if you have any questions or needs. You can reach me by replying to this email or calling or texting at 971-678-9700. See you all soon! Be safe, be well.

    Michael Rowell, Principal
    Lane Middle School



  • June 1, 2020

    Dear Lane Families,

    We are writing today with heavy hearts due to the painful reckoning our country is experiencing after the senseless death of George Floyd. Like many people all over the country, we've felt anger and outrage at this stark and horrifying reminder of the long history of violence and brutality that has been practiced on Black people in our country and that continues to this day.

    As the administration of Lane Middle School, we want to explicitly state that the Black students and families of our Lane community are valued members and as white school leaders, we will do everything we can to show up for them, listen to them, and remain resolute in our commitment to them. We would also like to acknowledge the courage, resiliency, and strength of the Black community. We are on this journey with you and are honored to be doing this work beside you.

    For families who may need support in knowing how to speak to their children about issues of race and racism, here is a list of resources for parents that has been compiled by the Center for Racial Justice in Education (…/resources-for-talking-ab…/). There are resources here for white families who are seeking to be better anti-racist allies as well as for families of color who are impacted by racism. Talking to our kids about becoming anti-racist leaders is a responsibility that we all collectively share, so that our children can help to bring about a more racially just and non-violent world.

    Violent acts traumatize us as students, family members, educators, and community members, and we share in your grief and anguish. Now more than ever, we must remain resolute in our commitment to our Black students and work together to build a better tomorrow.

    Michael Rowell, Principal
    Sarah Waltrip, Assistant Principal
    Lane Middle School


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