General Student News 6-10-19

**Blackboard communication is down.  See today’s general student news below.


Good morning students! We hope everyone had a great weekend!

Student News Form SY1819

Tutoring Schedule SY1819

Daily News:

  • We will continue to distribute and sell yearbooks. Here’s the schedule for the next two weeks:
    Yearbooks will still be distributed and available for purchase the week of 6/3-6/6/19, 6/10, 6/13-6/14, and 6/17-6/20 before school (7:15-7:45), during 5th period ONLY and after school (3:20-3:50). *Any last minute changes will be posted on the classroom door. 

School Supplies:
  • Environmental Club is collecting old and unwanted school supplies between this Tuesday and Friday! If you have any notebooks, binders, folders, or papers that you no longer want, please place them in the red bins located by some of the stairwells on the first floor. Please avoid putting any food, trash, or soiled items into the bins. Thanks!
Theater Classes:
  • Improv: In this one week half day session students will learn the basics of improv through short form games a la “Whose Line…” while at the same time learning how to use improv as its own theatre form of storytelling not just as an acting tool.
Acting Basics: This class is for the experienced as well as the beginner. Students will get the basic skill set of acting but with an Above the Law twist. How to be intimate in performance, create relatable characters and focus on the storytelling. The normal theatrical rules don’t matter here. 
Both one week workshops are taught by Theatre Above the Law ensemble members. Theatre Above the Law casts teen performers in every main stage production. These classes are how some of those performers are identified.
Theater Above The Law
Tony Lawry – Artistic/Education Director
Locker Decorations:
  • The end of the school year is here!! Which means students in the cluster program will be taking down all locker decorations next week. Please remove any pictures or notes you would like to keep by Tuesday 6/11. Thank you!
Gap Year Program Information:
  • Please click here for information on a gap year program for interested students.
Semester 2 Final Exam Schedule:
  • Click here for the final exam schedule for the week of 6/17.
Race Relations Committee:
  • The Lane administration is looking to form a student race relations committee to work in conjunction with our staff committee. If you are interested in helping collaborate on how Lane can build a more inclusive culture for all race and ethnic groups, then this is the committee for you!  Please fill out this form to sign up!
NEW I-Days Club Presidents:
  • There will be a meeting for all new I-Days club presidents next Wednesday, June 12 during advisory in room 113.  Please show this email to your advisory teacher so they may mark you present.
47th Ward Youth Council:
  • This is Andi Aguilar from Alderman Matt Martin’s 47th Ward Office.  We are happy to announce that we are seeking passionate, motivated youth grades 8-12 to join a Youth Council in the 47th Ward. Can you please forward the attached flyer to your students?
If students are interested, they should follow the link posted on the flyer. If they have any further questions, they can feel free to call the office at 773-868-4747!
Prom Favors For Sale:

  • We have extra favors for sale! These favors will be sold outside of the auditorium on Monday, June 10 and Wednesday, June 12. The favors include a drawstring bag, a Lane water bottle, silicone card holder with metal ring phone stand (for cell phone), and key chain for just $10. Please bring exact change for your purchase (10 dollars)! See attached photograph for details.
Library Hours:
  • The library will close at 4:30 PM on Wednesday, June 5th and Wednesday, June 12th. We apologize for the inconvenience. 


Girls Golf:

  • Any girl interested in playing girls golf next year should attend the informational meeting on Thursday June 13th. The meeting will be held at 3:45 pm in the Driver Ed. classroom building. If you have any questions or are unable to make the meeting, please email Mr. Hofman at

Cross Country:

  • Want to join Cross Country?!?! This is a great sport for you if you want to increase your strength and endurance, improve your running ability, and meet new friends. There are NO CUTS. Stop by a brief informational meeting on Friday June 14th in room 114 3:25pm to discuss our summer running plans and the upcoming season. Email Coach Roof at if you have any questions.

Boys 16” Softball:

  • “Boys Varsity 16” Softball Informational Meeting – Thursday, June 13 @ 3:25PM (Room 308).

All current grade levels (Freshman thru Junior)are encouraged to attend. Come out and learn more about the program. “

Water Polo:

  • For any students who want’s to swim or play water polo over the summer here is an opportunity to do so. No experience needed. 
Boys and Girls Volleyball:
  • For anyone interested in trying out for Boys or Girls Volleyball next year, we will be holding camp Mon., June 24th – Fri., June 28th, 2019 from 2-4 pm in Gym 1. Sign up online on the volleyball website:
Athletic Updates:
  • For up-to-date information on Lane’s athletic teams, click here.

Athletic Spotlight:


College and Career:

Extra-Curricular News:
Polish Club Tryouts:
  • Come and try out for Polish Club! Be part of our Polish family and dance during the 50th anniversary of Lane Tech International Nights! Tryouts are on June 4th and June 12th in room 144 @ 3:30. Bring friends and wear comfortable clothing, and we hope to see you there! Any questions email David at or Alex at
Ongoing News:
Lost and Found:
  • Students (especially graduating 8th graders and seniors), please come by the Security Office Lost and Found, located by the cafeteria, for any items you may have lost or is missing. Items include clothing, shoes, books, book bags, keys, eyeglasses, etc. This will be the last chance for this school year and any items remaining by Wednesday, June 19th will be tossed or donated. Thank you.
Job Opportunity:
  • Do you want to work for a marketing agency that’s passionate about going above and beyond for its clients? Are you a creative go-getter who thinks out of the box and wants to be part of a team that does the same? If you answered “yes” to all of the above, check out the positions below. Beyond AUM is seeking applicants for the following positions.  Please send resumes and/or why you’d like to work with Beyond AUM to

Summer Intern – Part-time

Beyond AUM is looking for a high school (Junior or Senior – 2019/2020) or college student who is interested in marketing, willing to learn, and ready to grow.  This intern will have the opportunity to gain hands on experience in data analysis, content optimization and A/B Testing. You will also have the chance to learn about our sales process and how it aligns with our marketing function to help them gain a full understanding of our business.

The ideal candidate is a results-driven, resourceful, web & tech savvy self-starter requiring little direction, who is comfortable working independently as well as collaboratively in a small, fast-paced environment. A typical day consists of various supportive activities from administrative tasks to coordinating internal projects and client communications; plus prepping, executing and analyzing marketing campaigns. The Marketing Intern hustles to meet deadlines and exceeds expectations. 

  • Here is the information for your families to sign up for senior portraits. We have also attached a parent letter and senior brochure with additional information.

Search for your school at the top of the screen
Click the “Senior Photography” tile
follow instructions to register you senior


Volunteer Opportunities:
Common Pantry Needs Volunteers:
  • See the attached flyer for details about upcoming volunteer opportunities with Common Pantry.
Counseling/Student Support Resources:

  • Please see below the extensions for counselors, deans, social worker and school psychologist.


Ms. Andros: Room 212 ext. 45428

Ms. Atkocaitis: Room 212 ext. 45524
Ms. Bantz: Room 135 ext. 45432
Ms. Blanton-Morgan: Room 212 ext. 45654
Ms. Carqueville: Room 135 ext. 45650
Ms. Console: Room 212 ext. 45417
Ms. Constantine: Room 212 ext. 45522
Ms. Fuhrmann: Room 212 ext. 45425
Mr. Hoof: Room 212 ext. 45419
Ms. Reed: Room 212 ext. 45406
Ms. Saylor: Room 212 ext. 45689
High School Deans
Mr. Lopez (Class of 2021 and Class of 2022 and LTAC): Room 341 A ext. 45672
Mr. Milsap (Class of 2020 and Class of 2019): Room 127 ext. 45420
Director of Culture and Climate
Ms. Escobar: Room 212 ext. 45649

Programmer/AP Coordinator

Ms. K. Thompson: Room 212 ext. 45589
Social Workers
Mr. Cox: Room 213 ext. 45671
Ms. McLaughlin-Kantowicz Room 213 ext. 45573

School Psychologist

Dr. Gilson: Library-Office ext. 45684
School Nurses
Ms. Bangs: Room 116 ext. 45660
Ms. Penugonda Room 116 ext. 45660
Ms. Salgado: Room 116 ext. 45660

Assistant Principals
Mr. Ara (Building Facilities, Lunchroom, Security, Tech, World language, Computer Science, PE/ROTC): Ext. 45885

Mr. Bell (Medical, Omega, Math, History): Ext. 45651

Ms. Hanly (Communication, LTAC, Student Activities, Culture and Climate, Deans, Music, Art, Drama): Ext. 45404

Ms. Hart (Personnel, Diverse Learners, Counseling, Family Income, Admissions, College and Career): Ext. 45661

Ms. Hildebrandt (Programming, Testing, Service Learning, Alpha, Science): Ext. 45546

Ms. Thompson (Attendance, Tutoring, SAT, Omega, Records, Literacy, English): Ext. 45674

Crises Resource:

Does a classmate or friend have an alarming change in behavior or is talking about suicide?

  • During school hours, notify the main office, a counselor, or administrator immediately
  • After school hours (after  on school days, weekends, holidays), call the CPS Student Safety Hotline: 4pm 773-553-3335
  • You can notify for all CPS students, not just Lane Tech students
  • Please don’t email Lane staff when school is closed.  Call the hotline for immediate response.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  (TALK) 1-800-273-8255