Lane Middle School

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Lane School News

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  • Lane Spirit Week

    Spirit Week
  • Lane Talent Show

    Talent Show  
    Calling all Lane students! Do you have what it takes to show your talent? Then sign up for the Talent Show that will happen on May 31st!
    Sign up to try out:
    March 12 - 14 in the cafeteria at lunch
    Try-outs are:
    March 19-23 during lunch 
    Rehearsals are Thursdays during lunch:
    April 12
    April 19
    April 26
    May 3
    May 10
    May 17 
    Showtime is May 31st:
    Afternoon Show is 2:40 - 3:45 p.m.
    Evening Show is 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
  • Lane Beautification Work Party

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    Our 3rd Annual Lane Beautification Project is coming up on April 21st. We are looking for volunteers to join the PTA and help us with numerous projects like clearing invasive Oregon Grape and ivy, cleaning up trees, trimming hedges, building a Library Courtyard, and much more. There is so much to be done, and we would love your help! Snacks and coffee provided
    Join us:
    Saturday, April 21, 2018 
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Contact us at with questions and to sign up. 
  • Student Appreciation Field Trip!

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    Staff at Lane greatly appreciate students who consistently show safe, respectful and responsible behavior. Students exhibiting these wonderful behaviors make teaching more fun, learning easier and school a happier place. We want to celebrate the students who consistently meet our school expectations!

    Students with no recorded behavior referrals along with no more than two recorded late arrivals to classes between September and February of this year will receive invitations to attend the LAIKA art exhibit at the Portland Art Museum. “The Portland Art Museum and the Northwest Film Center celebrate Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA, a groundbreaking view behind-the-curtain into the visionary artistry and technology of the globally renowned animation studio.” This exhibit has gotten rave reviews from people of all ages.

    175 amazing Lane students qualified for this celebratory field trip! This large group of fantastic students will be split into four groups and in April and May a different group will have the opportunity to attend this field trip. Thank you, students, for doing your part to make Lane a wonderful place.  

    Field Trip Dates:
    Tuesday, April 3 - Green Group
    Tuesday, April 10 - Blue Group
    Tuesday, April 17 - Yellow Group
    Wednesday, May  2 - Pink Group
  • Lane PTA

    Want to make a difference in a child’s life?? 

    Get involved with Lane Middle School PTA!

     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:

    Best Regards,

    Esther Crowell-Duncan, Lane Middle School PTA 2017/18 President

    Learn more about the Lane PTA by clicking here.
  • 2017-2018 School Supply List

      • Backpack
      • Binder
      • Pencil Pouch
      • Notebook Dividers
      • 1 Pack College Ruled Notebook Paper
      • 1 Lined Composition Book
      • 1 Quad-Ruled Composition Book
      • 6 #2 Pencils
      • 1 Hand-Held Pencil Sharpener
      • 2 Ballpoint Pens (Blue and/or Black)
  • Lane Is an AVID School

    What does that mean?

    That means that we are using AVID strategies and goals to prepare all of our students to graduate from high school prepared to apply to a college or career program. We are focusing on organization, determination and proven study and learning strategies to support our students towards success. 

    If you would like more information about AVID and how to support your student, contact Ms. Coffman at

    Stay tuned for an upcoming AVID school event to learn more. 
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  • JeandreSmall

    Dear Lane Middle School Families,

    It is with great honor and anticipation that I welcome you to the 2017/18 school year as the principal of Lane Middle School. My staff has been hard at work preparing the school, the classroom, and the curriculum to make this year the most positive, productive, and learning-focused school year.

    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.

    Please be sure to read my weekly newsletter which is distributed via PeachJar and also posted under the Principal's Newsletter heading on the left hand side of this webpage. The newsletter contains important information about upcoming events and our partner organizations.

    Lane has an active parent-teacher association (PTA) and I encourage you to join the PTA and get involved with the many exciting projects they have planned.  Our PTA has worked hard on a project to beautify the Lane Campus. If you see the school looking spruced up, it is mostly due to their efforts. You can learn more about the PTA by emailing

    I am honored to be the principal of Lane Middle School, and look forward to working with you. I welcome your involvement, so feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns or suggestions to help make 2017/18 the best year yet!

    Jeandré Carbone

    Lane Principal


    Lane Middle School

Meet Our New Staff

  • We have several new staff members at Lane for the 2017-18 school year. 

    We welcome:

    Marnie Davis | Principal's Secretary


    Lisa Coffman | AVID & Language Arts Teacher

    "I am from Portland, born and raised, but love to travel with my husband and three girls. This is my fifth year teaching, but my first year teaching at Lane MS. I am already impressed with the creativity of our students! My daughters and I sing in choirs, and will be performing this year in The Portland Signing Christmas Tree. My favorite book is "The Alchemist," by Paul Coelho, but I am currently reading "Artemis Fowl," by Eoin Colfer."  - Ms. Coffman


    Kian Fatemi | Special Education Teacher


    James Hall | Student Success Coordinator

    "I'm from Portland, Oregon but I was born in Okinawa, Japan. I worked at Lane for eleven years; left for one year, and came back to Lane to work with students and families. I'm also working towards my Bachelors degree. One of the things I'm excited about this year is to support students, families and teachers." - Mr. Hall


    Mia Monahan | Intensive Life Skills Teacher


    Mark Sherman | Math & Technology Teacher


    April Truhlar | Math Teacher

    "I began teaching high school math in Aurora, Illinois. I then taught in Las Vegas, Chicago and Portland. For the first 13 years of my career I taught high school math. This is my first year teaching middle school and I LOVE my new job!" - Ms. Truhlar


    Abbey Whitehouse | Math Teacher

    "I grew up in Portland, and graduated from Grant High School. I went to college at the University of Oregon and then got my Master's degree at Portland State University. During my free time I like to cook, take my dogs on walks, and spend time with family and friends. For the past 5 years, I have been teaching at an alternative high school. I am new to Lane, and I am excited about working with 6th grade! This year, I look forward to helping the 6th graders feel more confident in math." - Ms. Whitehouse


    LeFred Wilson | Special Education Teacher

    "I received a Masters degree in Education from Teachers College in New York. I taught at a private school for a year and then worked in the New York City public school system for 4 years. Here in Portland, I am entering my 3rd year as a Special Educator." - Mr. Wilson


District News

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  • Reflections on March 14th

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    On Wednesday, students across the nation chose to speak out on the issue of school safety. In many school communities, students observed a moment of silence and walked out of class to give voice to their thoughts and feelings. We should all listen.The horrific mass shootings that have taken student lives in recent years have provoked an incredibly important dialogue and created a valuable “teachable moment” for all of us. 

  • PPS Pulse, Mar. 13, 2018

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Grant’s title highlights PIL dominance in basketball; advice on health, safety
  • Guidance for March 14

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    Dear PPS families and staff,

    On Wednesday, March 14, schools across the U.S. will participate in activities to honor the 17 students and educators who were killed during a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Here in the Portland Public Schools, Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero has shared with school leaders, students and families that he supports acknowledgement of this tragedy and encourages student-centered and developmentally appropriate school-wide activities, as well as classroom lessons and resource-sharing on the topic of safe, supportive and inclusive schools. 

  • Middle schools: Progress report

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    The District is opening new middle schools at Roseway Heights and Harriet Tubman as part of an effort to offer more equitable middle grades education in those communities. This is a large and complex task that involves dozens of PPS schools, programs and departments. A look at the progress: