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The purpose of this site is to provide monthly information on important events at Badger and insightful information to benefit our community of learners at Badger and beyond.  
Upcoming Events in September
Teen Technology Use and Misuse   
Thursday, September 1 at 6:30 pm 
Badger High School Auditorium

Dr. Justin Patchin, UW- Eau Claire professor, will present information to parents and their teens on cyber bullying and the roll all take in being responsible online citizens.  
You Must Be Present to Win

 According to the US Census Bureau, high school graduates earn $10,000.00 more per year than non-graduates.  The gap continues to widen for those who pursue a degree after achieving their high school diploma.  What does this mean for you and your student?  Academic achievement and graduation are tied directly to instruction.  And a student cannot participate in that instruction if he/she is not present.

        Under Wisconsin State Statute students are not allowed to miss more than 10 days per year or 5 days per semester without the absence being exempted.  Exempted absences are those that result in some type of medical, legal, religious, or other circumstance approved by an administrator.  All must have written note from appropriate official.  In our Student Handbook the three types of absences are explained in more detail.  Students absent without an acceptable excuse for part of or all of 5 days on which school is held during a semester will be considered a habitual truant and the full weight of the law will be used to ensure that the student return to school.

Tardiness to school and class counts toward this 10 days (80 hours) as well.  Please help us teach this important workplace skill and hold your student accountable for choosing to be late to school or tardy to class.  Our class meetings will also restate the importance of being present.

What can you do to help?  Stress with your student the importance of attendance to success in school and beyond, whenever possible schedule appointments outside the school day, and schedule vacations with limited time out of school.   We thank you for your continued support. 

Badger Students enjoying Homecoming 2015
Distractions  and the Drive
Back to school time is a good time to remind us all to revisit the rules of the road with our teens.  The cost of distracted driving is too high to ignore.  Please have the conversations in the home about what to do and NOT to do while driving.  The "to do" list includes: minimizing distractions, maintaining safe distance between you and the car in front (3-seconds), and making yourself visible by turning on lights.  The big NOT is texting.                                                  

Badger Athletics
Please visit our athletic department website for the latest updates on sporting events.  Turn out to support your Badgers!