Lane Middle School

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as courageous and compassionate global citizens!

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  • Food Pantry at Lane

    The Food Pantry is CLOSED this Thursday, January 17th, 2019 

    The Food Pantry at Lane Middle School is open every Thursday, 4:00-5:15 PM. 

    Clients of The Pantry can shop every week. There is no limit to the number of times you can shop.

    The Pantry is open to the public, and no one will be turned away. All that is required to shop is to create an Oregon Food Bank Link2Feed account, which can be done on site. This account can then be used at other Oregon Food Bank pantries.

    The Pantry offers a variety of foods, including shelf-stable pantry staples, fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, dairy products, bread and meat. Go home with 60-100 pounds of food!

    We hope to see you there!

    Lane Pantry: Room 186 (use the south parking lot to access the pantry parking lot and entrance located behind the school)

    If you have any questions please email the Food Pantry Coordinator Travis Smith at

  • February PTA Meeting

    The next PTA meeting will take place in the Lane Library from 6:30 to 7:30 P.M, Tuesday, February 12th. Please join us!

    Consider volunteering for the PTA next year! A few hours per month can make a world of difference in our children's lives. 

  • SUN School

    The Fall session of SUN ends on Thursday, December 6th. Applications for Winter SUN are due Friday, December 7th. For more information about registration or scholarships contact the SUN Manager, Travis Wells, 971-347-5722. 

    Click here for winter class information and application. 
  • Contact Information for Parents/Guardians

    Hello Lane Parents and Guardians,
    If you need to reach out to an administrator regarding your student, you will want to contact either Assistant Principal Waltrip or Assistant Principal Rowell depending on your student's grade level or last name for 8th graders.

    Sarah Waltrip: 

    • 6th graders
    • 8th graders with last names beginning with A-Lo

    Mike Rowell: 

    • 7th graders
    • 8th graders with last names beginning with Lu-Z
  • 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.   

  • 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.
  • Lane Is an AVID School

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    What is AVID?
    Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a sixth grade through high school program to prepare students for success by developing skills that support students to be ready for college or career programs. The program focuses on growing writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading skills.

    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

    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.

    AVID Curriculum
    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.

    AVID Tutors
    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.   

    For more information or questions please contact Lisa Coffman, the Lane AVID Coordinator, at


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    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 -, would be happy to make an appointment if you need more than a few minutes.

    Jeandré Carbone
    Lane Middle School

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