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

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences are this week!
Mark your calendar: October 29th & 30th

Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on October 29th & 30th. Plan to come and meet with your student’s teachers to discuss how things are going this school year. You can come at any time during the three sessions that is convenient for you. If you would like to schedule a specific time, please contact your student’s teachers. Translators are available for families that would like one. We look forward to conferencing with you!

  • Morning Session | 9:00-12:00
  • Afternoon Session | 1:00-5:00
  • Evening Session | 6:00-8:00

** There will be no school for students October 29-31.**


Las conferencias de los padres van a tener lugar el 29 y el 30 de octubre. Esperemos que puedan venir para reunirse con los maestros de sus hijos para hablar de su progreso en la escuela este año escolar. Puedan venir en su convivencía cualquier hora durante los tres sesiones. Si le gustaría hacer una cita a una hora específica, contacten a uno de los maestros de su hijo por favor. Van a ser disponibles traductores si le gustaría tener uno. iEstamos esperando verles!

  • Sesión 1 de la mañana | 9:00-12:00
  • Sesión 2 de la tarde | 1:00-5:00
  • Sesión 3 de la tarde | 6:00-8:00

**No va a haber escuela el 29- el 31 de octubre.**

Cleveland High 8th Grade Parent Night

Parents: Get the Straight Scoop on Cleveland High!

Want to hear about Cleveland through the eyes of fellow parents?  Find out the straight scoop at an informal open house sponsored by the Cleveland High School Foundation.  You will hear from current CHS parents about the curriculum, the teachers, the renowned International Baccalaureate program, school athletics and extracurricular activities, and navigating the leap from middle school to high school.

When: Monday, November 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Where: Hopworks Urban Brewery, 2944 SE Powell Blvd (we will be in the banquet room)

Questions: Contact MaryKay West at mwest1962@comcast.net or 503-233-8788

We hope to see you there – We’re excited to meet you!

Girls Inc. Workshops

Lane Girls are invited to a Girls Inc. Workshop

Miss Representation Workshop: Wednesday, November 5th, 3:45 - 5:45
The Miss Representation Workshop will introduce girls to concepts of media literacy and gender socialization, as well as the ways in which media shapes our culture. Students are encouraged to explore how media is used to communicate ideas. During this workshop instructional clips from the documentary film "Miss Representation" will help explain how media shapes ideas around what it means to be a girl.

For more information about Girls, Inc. visit: http://girlsincpnw.org/

If you are interested in attending a workshop, please pick up a sign-up form from Travis Wells in the SUN School office. 

Equipping Your 8th Grader for High School

Is your 8th Grader Ready for High School?

You and your 8th grader are invited to a presentation on Equipping Your Eight Grader for High School on Thursday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m. at Lane. The presentation will be an hour long and will address how you can help prepare your 8th grader for the transition to high school.

There will be two simultaneous presentations; one will be presented in English with interpreters for Russian and Vietnamese speakers, and the second presentation will be in Spanish. Each presentation will include a high school counselor, our Lane Middle School counselor, previous students and a vice principal.

There will be ice cream sundaes at the end of the evening as well as free childcare available for younger family members.

What: Presentation on preparing your 8th graders for high school
When: Thursday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Lane Middle School

School Supplies for 2014-15

Supplies will be available for purchase at Lane for a $6 donation. 

2" or larger binder. 

3-Pencils (mechanical or traditional)

2-Pens (blue or black ink)

100 sheet composition notebooks (marbled kind) for interactive notebooks

1 quad (graph) Composition Books

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

Loose college ruled notebook paper for classroom notes and classroom work


Pencil pouch 

Glue stick


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

Key Dates

Coming up in October

October 29-31 | Parent - Teacher Conferences | No School

Coming up in November

November 3 | Cleveland High Information Night | Hopworks Urban Brewery | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

November 5 | Girls Inc. Miss Representation Workshop | 3:45 - 5:45 p.m.

November 10-11  | Teacher Planning Day + Veteran's Day Holiday | No School

November 13 | Equipping Your 8th Grader for High School Presentation | 7:00 p.m.

November 27-28  | Thanksgiving Holiday | No School



Ed BoxAesop - for getting a sub

PearsonLearn 360



PPS News

High school info nights for 8th graders

October 28, 2014

Learn about your neighborhood high school or focus schools Benson and Jefferson. Information sessions for 8th graders start in November with Wilson, Cleveland and Grant. 


Youngest readers receive reading calendars during conferences

October 28, 2014
Stacks of Multnomah County Library reading calendars were distributed to schools by language needs this week. Nearly 17,000 Portland Public Schools kindergartener, first, second, and third graders will take home special Multnomah County Library Reading Calendar Tips during parent/teacher conferences this week. The distribution fosters a culture of reading and helps parents support young readers. 


Grant hosts anti-violence speaker Giffords

October 27, 2014
From left: Grant Magazine design editor Bella Rideau; former U.S. rep. Gabrielle Giffords; Grant Magazine editors-in-chief Hunter Stewart, Koji Wieber and Eliza Brown; Grant Magazine volunteer instructor David Austin.

Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, was in Portland Oct. 21 leading a roundtable focused on the intersection of domestic violence with gun violence, reported Grant Magazine.


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