Students will need to have the following supplies at the beginning of the school year:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or downloading and sending information through the “SafeOregon” mobile app. Let’s work together to keep our school community safe.
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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: email@example.com.
Esther Crowell-Duncan, Lane Middle School PTA 2017/18 President
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Lane Middle School
We have several new staff members at Lane for the 2017-18 school year.
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
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
Max 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." - Mr. Whitehouse
Could you pass the U.S. citizenship test? Maybe. Maybe not. Some questions may surprise people who were born and raised in this country, and certainly could be a challenge for newcomers. That’s why eight Roosevelt High School students spend their Wednesday evenings teaching the ins and outs of the test to more than 50 immigrants through the Mission: Citizen program.
Lincoln ran away with the girls team title, and Benson used a strong performance in the sprints to win the boys championship in the Portland Interscholastic League track and field championships at Franklin High School on Friday.
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Senior Honor Day, Indian Education
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Lane SUN Block Party
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM ¡Sí Se Puede! Latino Student Recognition Event
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Young Gifted and Black award ceremony
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Lane Student Talent Show
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Board Teaching and Learning Committee meeting
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Board Finance, Audit and Operations (FAO) Committee Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Board Health, Safety and Accessibility Committee
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Board Legislative Committee meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting