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Lane School News

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  • Multhomah County Student Health Center Closing in June

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  • School Field Trip to White Bird Dance

    Lane students will have the opportunity to see a performance from the White Bird Dance Ensemble on Wednesday, April 25th downtown at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Look for more information being sent home with students this week (April 2-6). 
  • Student Appreciation Field Trip!

    Laika Fun  

    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 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!
    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. 
  • Safe Oregon

    SafeOregon is a program that allows anyone to anonymously report and respond to student safety threats. Access the SafeOregon Tip Line via the “Report unsafe behavior” button on our school websites, the Safe Oregon website, calling or texting 844-472-3367, emailing, or downloading and sending information through the “SafeOregon” mobile app. Let’s work together to keep our school community safe.   

  • Food Pantry at Lane

    The Lane Food Pantry is OPEN - Thursday afternoons from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. If you have any questions please email the Food Pantry Coordinator Vickie Huston at

  • 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. 
    AVID logo  


  • 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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  • Message on April 20 student walkouts

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    Dear PPS Community,

    Please know that in collaboration with school administrators, district leadership actively monitored the hundreds of mostly middle and high school students who walked out of our schools today as part of a national demonstration against violence in schools. I am pleased to say that, by all reports, this was a peaceful and respectful event with no serious incidents. While these actions were not district-sponsored activity, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all who helped keep students safe, starting with the students themselves who remained organized, calm and intentional throughout. Others who helped include Portland police, PPS security, and other PPS staff. Thank you all.

  • A message from Deputy Superintendent Dr. Yvonne Curtis on 2018-19 staffing levels

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    Portland Public Schools is in the process of allocating teaching staff at schools throughout the district. As has been true for many years, we are working within a budget that has been chronically underfunded by the state, and we are doing our utmost to make the most of the resources we have. Understandably, parents, students and PPS staff want to know what will happen at their specific schools. While precise allocations won’t be known until enrollment figures become clear in the fall, we can share what we know at this point, and answer many of the questions we have heard to date.

  • PPS Pulse, April 17, 2018

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Benson’s Curtis Wilson is state HS Principal of the Year; Martin Luther King Jr. School celebrates 50th anniversary of name change
  • Martin Luther King Jr. School celebrates 50th anniversary of name change

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    It’s been 50 years since some impassioned students led the movement to rename their school after Martin Luther King, Jr. Last Friday, the community turned out in force to show appreciation, and to honor Dr. King with a huge celebration at the school.


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