Welcome to the Oct. 2016 LG-Schools Staff Connect Newsletter. If the photos do not appear, please click the "display images" link at the top of this email.
The Excitement Is Building For  Homecoming Week!
Badger Student Council has a tremendous line-up of events for homecoming week Oct. 3-8. Let's rally our students & community to have a great turn-out to support our home team!

Remember, staff can attend home games for free by showing your staff ID card.  Your students and school families can purchase an annual Badger Athletics pass. A family pass is only $45, and a student pass is just $15 (Badger students attend home events for free with school ID).  It's affordable fun for everyone, & our athletes & coaches appreciate your support! 

District Success Stories
Congrats to Naomi Turk, 4th grade teacher at Eastview!
 Mrs. Turk entered a funding request for alternative seating for her classroom on  DonorsChoose.org. Her project was selected by the Herb Kohl Foundation, and her students are now enjoying some fun new seating for reading, group work, independent work, and small group conversations. See more photos and read the full story on LakeGenevaSchools.com or Eastview's Facebook.  

Note:   Herb Kohl is still accepting projects to fund up to $2,000 via DonorsChoose.org. Learn more!

Hit The Success Button & Share Your Good News!

We look forward to sharing your successes & photos in future newsletters, press releases, website features & more.
Use Social Media For School?
Please Let Us Know!
If you use social media for school or classroom purposes or to promote school-related groups/activities, please take this survey!

Click the button below to access a Google Form & provide the District with information about your school-related social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, Instagram, YouTube, etc.).  

Every school-related social media account is a voice for our District and a reflection of our brand. As such, we need an up-to-date inventory of all active sites being used for school purposes.

Going forward it will be mandatory that all school-related sites be registered with the District. Thank you for your help!

Click the button above to take the survey
Strategic Plan In Action: Developing & Retaining Exceptional Staff
District Development & Mentor Program Equips New Teachers With Tools For Success
First and second year teachers recently gathered at the district administration office for new teacher professional development -- a program designed to help our newest staff members make a smooth transition into the Lake Geneva Schools system and be successful in their classrooms. 

Curriculum & Student Services Updates
Check out the latest TIDBIT from Jan Eckola, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, for important information about assessments, when and how to use them, and tips for checking for student understanding.  Read More
Read the latest news from our Student Services department. Get updates on Academic Career Planning (ACP); DPI's focus on creating IEP's that focus on college and career readiness and what that means to us; and DPI's Mental Health Framework and opportunities for our schools.   Read More
Tech Tips You Can Use
Dan Schmidt, Director of Technology for Lake Geneva Schools, will regularly serve up some delectable tech tips that relate to technology integration in the classroom. Bon appétit!

This Month’s Featured Buffet Items…
  • Introducing EdShelf: Search & Use Free Educational Apps By Subject, Grade Level & Platform  

  • Use GoGuardian To Monitor Student Chromebook Use: GoGuardian Teacher enables you to see what's happening on students' Chromebooks. If you are interested in using GoGuardian and don't already have an account setup, please email dan.schmidt@badger.k12.wi.us.  You can then create your student enrollment (students you monitor) via Google Classroom membership, and set times and days you wish to monitor.
District Scrapbook
This adorable Central-Denison student is beyond excited about coming to school. 
Let's capture and spread that enthusiasm!
Have A Photo Or Video For The District Scrapbook?  
Hit the Success Button & Share!
Or email Jennifer Kramp at jennifer.kramp@badger.k12.wi.us.  
Your photos & stories are  also shared on our school social media sites and website to keep
our community informed  about the great things we do at Lake Geneva Schools.
Reminders & Resources
  • October Community Education Offerings: Click here to see all offerings & for registration information.

  • Donate Your Gently Used Toys To The Star Center Early Childhood Center! Doing some Fall cleaning? The district's Early Childhood team is looking for gently used baby/toddler toys for the early childhood rooms and to send home with families to encourage development of play skills. Some of our new early childhood students are at a baby/toddler level with their play skills, so toys like shape sorters, Fisher Price Little People toys, stacking rings, any cause and effect toys, musical toys, etc. are needed. Please send donations to Star Center c/o the Early Childhood team. Thank you!

  • Governor Walker Announces Expansion of Fab Labs Grant Program
  • New Law:  No Mobile Devices In WI Road Work Zones! As of Oct. 1 it will be illegal to talk on a handheld mobile device while driving in work zones. Learn more & please share!

  • Have You Created Your Staff Contact Card On LakeGenevaSchools.com? It takes a minute to do, and you'll help our students, parents & community get to know our awesome teachers & staff.  Need instructions?  Click and scroll to page 4
  • Staff Quick Links:  Staff Quick Links for commonly used resources are available on the district homepage & all school homepages under the Quicklinks block > Staff Quick Links
Have A Great Week!
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