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Hello Lane Teachers, Staff, Parents, Families, and Community,
We have big hopes, dreams, wishes AND plans for Lane M.S. and her community this year. Join us and have a voice in how we accomplish this! We’re here to support our children and our teachers. The Brentwood-Darlington and Lents neighborhoods are growing. The residents are getting involved in the effort to make our community stronger and safer.
Our schools need our support in our mission to make this a great place for all of us to live and thrive. If you'd be interested in joining the Lane Middle School PTA in making Lane great, or if you know of someone who'd be an amazing addition to our team, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Esther Crowell-Duncan, Lane Middle School PTA 2017/18 President
AVID Mission Statement - AVID Center
"AVID's Mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society."
For more information, please visit www.avid.org.
AVID 6th grade Survey Course
Every 6th grade student will take an AVID Survey Course to learn AVID strategies in order to be successful in all classes because Lane practices AVID Schoolwide. All classes at Lane use WICOR strategies: Writing, Inquiry, Cooperation, Organization, and Reading. Students are expected to use provided school planners, an organized binder, take focused notes such as Cornell Notes, and participate in collaborative thinking. Students will also begin college and career exploration.
AVID Elective Students in 7th and 8th grades
AVID program participants must choose to participate and demonstrate this choice by completing an application and interview process. If selected, AVID students are encouraged to enroll in rigorous academic classes and in the AVID elective class, where they receive academic support. AVID students participate in college field trips, team building activities and career exploration.
The AVID curriculum, based on over 30 years of research and rigorous standards, is developed by middle and senior high school teachers in collaboration with college professors. It emphasizes teaching pedagogy which focuses on writing-to-learn, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading for comprehension. This allows college preparatory classes to be accessible to all students.
Tutors are available in the AVID elective class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They facilitate student access to rigorous curriculum. Tutors also serve as role models, as many are students from local colleges and universities or are active community members. Tutors are trained to provide academic support.
Dear Lane Middle School Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to the 2018/19 school year. The Lane staff has worked hard preparing the school, the classrooms, and the curriculum to make the 2018/19 year the most positive, productive, and learning-focused school year. We are energized and ready to go!
We have assembled a strong team of teachers and support staff who are committed to providing top-notch instruction that will engage students and build a scholarly, yet joyous community. We are excited to introduce new assistant principal, Sarah Waltrip, who will join the Lane administrative team and work alongside AP Mike Rowell and me. We have also hired two new counselors, Rebecca Corpuel and Gwendolyn Kaplin. Jean Jett is our new instructional specialist, and we have added some new teachers to our team: Stephanie Abbott teaches 6th grade science and math, Katie Calley teaches 8th grade social studies, Robert Carter teaches 8th grade English language arts, Irina Blekhman teaches Russian Immersion and ESL, Mike Salmon teaches Spanish, and Natalia McKay is a Special Education teacher.
6th-graders will start school on Monday, while 7th and 8th graders will wait one day and start school on Tuesday. We like to provide 6th-graders with a special orientation on the first day so that they feel more confident. The school day begins at 9:15, and we will open the doors to distribute schedules at 9:00. We will hand out fresh schedules at the front entrance on students' first day, so do not worry if your child has lost the schedule we sent in July. Changes to elective classes (technology, PE, music, art) will be allowed during the first week of school, pending administrator approval.
This year, all Lane students will have a short advisory period at the beginning of the school day. Advisory is somewhat like a homeroom, with students working on things like organizational habits and other skills that will help them be more successful in middle school. All students will receive a registration packet during advisory on Tuesday with a variety of forms, information, and the school calendar. Please remind your child to give you the packet when they arrive home from school on Tuesday
I am honored to be the principal of Lane Middle School, and look forward to working with you. I welcome your involvement, so please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns, or if you just want to say hello. My secretary, Marnie Davis - email@example.com, would be happy to make an appointment if you need more than a few minutes.
Lane Middle School
The Portland Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to extend PPS Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero's current contract by another two years during its Tuesday, June 25 meeting. Since he will be entering the third year of his original contract, the Board has committed to a total of five years through June 2022 with Guerrero at the helm. The approval came after board members offered a comprehensively positive review of his performance.
A public hearing will be held by the Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission on the budget approved by the Budget Committee for Portland Public School District 1J, Multnomah County, Oregon for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The hearing will be held in the Board Auditorium at the Blanchard Education Service Center (BESC), 501 North Dixon Street, Portland, Oregon, on the 25th day of June at 3 p.m.
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Liane Kehaulani O’Banion has accepted our offer to become Portland Public School’s Director of Title IX Policy, Training & Compliance.