Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Lane Quasar LogoLane Middle School

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7200 SE 60th Ave. | Portland, OR 97206
Phone: (503) 916-6355 | Fax: (503) 916-2648

Two-hour late opening, Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16 is a two-hour late opening for most elementary, K-8 and middle schools; classes commence two hours later than usual.  The following schools are closed a full day: Chavez, George, King, Lane, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton, Vernon, Whitman and Woodmere. High schools are on normal schedule and not impacted by this professional development day.

Free Popcorn and Movie Night!

Students are invited to this month's Free Popcorn and Movie Night
This month, Mr. Reiter will be showing "The Day After Tomorrow," starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid and Emmy Rossum. According to IMDB, the movie centers on a father's daring quest across America to reach his son, who is trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm that plunges the planet into a new ice age. Students who want to watch the adventure must have a signed permission slip from a parent or guardian.

What: Free popcorn and a screening of "The Day After Tomorrow."
When: Wednesday, April 23
4:00 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.
Where: Lane Room 193
Mr. Reiter's Classroom

Lifetouch Picture Day

 Picture Day is Wednesday, April 23rd

Lifetouch will be taking student photos at Lane on Wednesday, April 23rd. If you would like your students to participate, please fill out the order form that will be sent home and include payment. (Lifetouch will only be photographing students with payment ready.) 

Student Health Services Information

Please click here for information on Lane's Health Clinic Services.

You'll find helpful information on:

  • Oregon requirements for immunizations and screenings
  • Tips on what the school needs from you to best serve your child's health needs
  • Policies for medication administration
  • And much more..

EdBox is now ParentVUE



EdBox Viewer gets new name in Fall 2013

In Fall 2013, as part of the transition to the new Synergy student information system, PPS will replace the EdBox Viewer that middle and high school families can use to access student grades and attendance. The new EdBox tool, called Synergy ParentVUE, will be available in multiple languages and also as a free mobile app. Families will receive new log-in instructions to Synergy ParentVUE and links to online support materials in Fall 2013. For more information, please visit synergyspotlight.pps.net

EdBox Viewer recibe Nuevo nombre en el otoño del 2013

En el otoño del 2013, como parte de la transición al Nuevo sistema de información estudiantil, Las Escuelas Públicas de Portland reemplazaran el EdBox Viewer que las familias de secundaria y preparatoria pueden utilizar para acceder a las calificaciones del estudiante y la asistencia. La nueva herramienta de EdBox, llamada Synergy ParentVUE, estará disponible en varios idiomas y también como una aplicación móvil.

Las familias recibirán nuevo log-in instrucciones a ParentVUE y enlaces a materiales de apoyo en línea en el otoño de 2013. Para obtener más información, visite synergyspotlight.pps.net

The Great Eight

Student School Supply Lists

6th Grade Supply List:

Colored pencils, markers, or crayons

Glue sticks will be needed daily

Pencils (mechanical or traditional)



Hand sharpener for colored pencils

(3) 100 sheet composition notebooks (marbled kind) for interactive notebooks

(1) 3 inch or larger binder

8 Tab separators packet for note section, homework, worksheets etc

Loose notebook paper for classroom notes and classroom work

Highlighters (At least 3 different colors)

Storage container to keep glue sticks, colored pencils, scissors, etc. (This will need to be brought daily to class.)

Spiral notebook  


7th and 8th Grade Supply List:

1 quad (graph) Composition Books

2 Composition Books

Colored pencils, markers, or crayons

2 glue sticks

Pencils (mechanical or traditional)



1 package of 3x5 cards

Pencil pouch

3 inch or larger binder

8 Tab separators packet for note section, homework, worksheets etc

Loose notebook paper for classroom notes and classroom work

Highlighters (At least 3 different colors)

Spiral notebook

Key Dates

Coming up in April:

April 23: Lifetouch Picture Day | 9:30 a.m. | Lane Stage | Must have money ready

April 23: Free Popcorn & Movie Night! 
The movie is "The Day After Tomorrow"
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Room 193

April 24: Campfire Talent Show | Crystal Ballroom

April 29: Slamboo | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Woodburn

Coming up in May:

May 2: AVID applications due

May 2: GEAR UP College Day

May 5: Coffee with Principal Fox | 10 a.m. | Lane Family Room

May 11: Mother's Day

May 21: 2-Hour Late Opening | Teacher Development

May 26: No School | Memorial Day



Ed BoxAesop - for getting a sub

PearsonLearn 360



PPS News

Brand new Faubion one step closer

April 17, 2014

The Portland School Board unanimously approved the Master Plans for the rebuilt Faubion PK-8 that is being developed in partnership with Concordia University.   “It’s incredibly exciting and we are all thrilled to see this unique partnership move forward," said Board Director Ruth Adkins. 


Parents raise record amount for schools

April 17, 2014

The PPS parent community continues to fill gaps and break records with their fundraising, illuminating the countless volunteer hours spent by PPS parents in support of the entire district. In 2012-13, PPS parents raised a record $4.1 million. One-third of all monies raised by parents is set aside in the Portland Public Schools Foundation (PPSF) Equity Fund.


Gray MS teacher Siedel is Milken winner

April 15, 2014

Milken Foundation Co-Founder Mike Milken surprised Robert Gray Middle School math teacher Teresa Chan Seidel with the national Milken Educator Award April 15 amid a jubilant all-school assembly. Called the "Oscar of Teaching," the award includes a $25,000 prize.


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