Principal's Message

  • News from Lane: Celebrations, Updates and Reminders

    Greetings Lane Students, Families, and Community Friends! 

    I hope you all had time to rest, relax and have a little fun over the weekend!  I want to start by saying “thank you” to everyone who came out to support our Back-to-School Night (BSN).  It was great seeing each of you and we are looking forward to a great year of partnership with you. Though I realize that racing from class to class in three minutes is not ideal for most adults,  I hope that you were able to walk away with a better understanding of your student’s daily routines and what learning will look like in the days and weeks ahead. 

    As I shared during the presentation at BSN, 

    Our vision is to provide every scholar an engaging, fun and rigorous learning experience where they can explore their identities, build confidence, feel a sense of belonging and thrive.

    -and-

    In partnership with families and community, our mission is to create a learner-centered culture that unlocks opportunities for social-emotional connection and academic acceleration for every child. 

    This is only possible when we work together to ensure that our schools are safe, our classrooms are staffed with highly qualified teachers, and our students have the materials, support and resources necessary to reach their highest potential.  

    School Safety and Social Media

    Speaking of safety, it has been reported that several students may have access to or be actively engaged in a social media account that does not reflect our school values - Accountable, Safe, and Kind.  Please talk with your child about “social media safety” and how to avoid sites/group chats that might be harmful to their social, emotional and physical health.  

    There has also been reports of students engaging in "games" that target other students’ cultural heritage, sexual orientation, and  physical and emotional health.  We are actively seeking to learn more about these reported activities in order to address them immediately.  Please encourage your student(s) to reach out to any adult in the building if they ever feel unsafe or witness others engaging in unsafe acts - see something, say something!   

    Also, please remind students that Lane MS is a closed campus.  After arriving, students are not allowed to leave the campus for any reason until dismissal (3:45pm), unless signed out by a parent/guardian as designated in Synergy.

    Chromebooks

    On a lighter note, chromebooks have been distributed to every student! Students should bring their charged chromebooks to school every day, ready to engage in a fun and exciting blended-learning experience.  

    Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) 

    As I mentioned at our BSN, the PTO is a great way for care-givers to get involved at Lane.  One way you can help out is by signing up as a PPS volunteer at this site!  We will need many volunteers to chaperone field trips this year.  Our PTO meets in-person at Lane.  Ms. Truhlar will be hosting the next meeting on October 6th from 4 to 5 pm in our cafeteria.  All care-givers and staff members are welcome!  Check out this site for more LMS PTO information.

    Website

    Finally, if you are looking for more information about Lane, please visit our website at https://www.pps.net/lane.

    We appreciate your support and look forward to partnering with you throughout the year. 

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Sherree Coleman, Principal 


  • News from Lane: Celebrations, Updates and Reminders

    Hello Lane Students, Families, and Community Friends!

    I hope you all had a great weekend. I am excited to say that we had a successful first full week back at school.  Students are settling in, learning their routines and those dreadful hot days are behind us!  Students can now enjoy drinking from our fountains again.    

    Here are a few celebrations, updates and reminders:

    Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) 

    A big shoutout to Ms. Truhlar and all of the parents who were able to attend our first PTO meeting of the year. Thank you! For those who were not able to make it, there is still time.  Please visit our PTO website to learn more about how to join.  

    Daily Bell Schedule

    Reminder - Our day starts at 9:15am and ends at 3:45pm. Click here for a copy of our bell schedule.  Please remind students to get to class on time to avoid being marked late or absent.  

    Breakfast and Lunch 

    Reminder - LMS students can eat breakfast and lunch free each school day! If your child brings lunch from home, please keep in mind as a safety precaution that we do not have microwaves for student usage.  Lunch brought from home should be prepared “ready-to-eat.”   

    Chromebooks and Welcome Packets 

    Update - We will soon be rolling out Chromebooks again.  There are a couple of forms that need parent signatures in order for students to receive their chromebooks.  Please lookout for Welcome Packets to come home with your student(s) this week. Review the documents and send back all signed forms as soon as possible.  

    Lockers

    Update - Many students are excited about having their own lockers this year.  Unfortunately, we have run into a few issues with combinations that we must address before assigning lockers.  We hope to have all lockers assigned by the end of next week.    

    Back-to-School Night

    Reminder - Please plan to attend LMS’s Back-to-School Night on September 21st from 6-8 PM to meet our staff, tour the building, and learn about our plans for the year ahead.  More information about times coming soon.  

    Student Schedules and Attendance Calls

    Update - Most students’ schedules are complete.  There are still some changes needed to help balance classes, but overall most students' schedules should be set.  Attendance calls should be less and more accurate in the days ahead. 

    Website

    For more information about Lane, please visit our website at https://www.pps.net/lane.

    As always, we appreciate your support and look forward to seeing each of you at our Back-to-School Night on September 21st.  

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Sherree Coleman, Principal 


  • News from Lane: Celebrations, Updates and Reminders

    Greetings Lane Students, Families, and Community Friends!

     

    I hope you all had a wonderful extended weekend.  What an exciting first week of school!  It has been such a joy having our students back in the building.We hit the ground running and already have much to celebrate.  Despite the heat, our students have been meeting their teachers, getting familiar with their schedules and schoolwide expectations, collecting school swag and learning to navigate the building.  

     

    Speaking of heat, please note that our building does not have air conditioning and it can get pretty warm in our classrooms.  Remind students to dress comfortably for the weather (in accordance with PPS dress code) and to stay hydrated.  We will continue providing ice water for students until the temperature drops and remains at 80 degrees or below.  

     

    Below  are a few more celebrations, updates and reminders:

     

    Back-to-School Events

    A big shoutout to all of the students, families, and community partners who attended our Back-to-School Family Picnic at Brentwood Darlington Park and our Community Care Day at Lane Middle School (LMS)!  We appreciate all that you do to support our school and our students.  Our success is not possible without you.  Thank you!

     

    Students Returning to School

    Thanks to all of you who ensure students arrive at school on time to take advantage of their many learning opportunities. Our day starts at 9:15am and ends at 3:45pm. Click here for a copy of our bell schedule.  

     

    Breakfast and Lunch 

    LMS students can eat breakfast and lunch free each school day! If your child brings lunch from home, please keep in mind as a safety precaution that we do not have microwaves for student usage.  Lunch brought from home should be prepared “ready-to-eat.”   

     

    Buses

    Please remind students to remain seated on our school buses while in route to and from school to avoid incidents and remain safe.  

     

    School Supplies

    We still have many school supplies available.  Students can grab a bag from the table in the entrance way or stop by the main office if they need paper, pencils, notebooks, etc. for classes.

     

    Emergency Drills

    Each month our students participate in emergency drills to prepare for unexpected situations during the school year.  This week we will have our first fire drill of the year.

     

    Technology

    We will soon be rolling out Chromebooks again.  Please ensure that your student remembers to bring the Chromebook to school each day.  

     

    Lockers

    Many students are excited about having their own lockers this year.  Over the next two weeks, we will be assigning lockers to every student at Lane.  More information to come soon. 

     

    Back-to-School Night

    Please plan to attend LMS’s Back-to-School Night on September 21st to meet our staff, tour the building, and learn about our plans for the year ahead.  More information about times coming soon.  

     

    Missed Classes and Attendance Calls

    We apologize for many of the attendance calls that some of you may have received last week.  In most cases, the calls have been the result of our work with student schedules and efforts to reduce class sizes to optimize learning opportunities for all students.  However, we noticed a small number of students who are not making it to class as scheduled.  Please help us maximize learning and safety at Lane by talking with your student(s) about the importance of reporting to class on time and securing a pass from their teacher if leaving during class time.  

     

    Website

    For more information about Lane, please visit our website at https://www.pps.net/lane.

     

    As always, we appreciate your support and look forward to seeing each of you at our Back-to-School Night on September 21st.  

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Dr. Sherree Coleman, Principal