Welcome To Your January 19, 2018, LGMS Wolves Word Newsletter
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Your Weekly LGMS Reminders
Friday, January 19th
End of Quarter 2 / Semester 1

Monday, January 22nd
Boys Volleyball @ 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday, January 23rd
Solo and Ensemble (see more information below)

Thursday, January 25th
Geography Bee

Wednesday, January 31st
8th grade Parent/Student Informational Meeting @ Badger High School
6:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. if you need assistance registering for classes)
LGMS EXTRACURRICULAR REMINDERS

Dance Team: Dance Team sign-up will begin on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in the main office. Dance practice will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018. We will practice Monday through Thursday until 4 PM through March 1, 2018. You must have a current physical AND concussion form on file to participate. Please ask Mrs. Clemen if you are not sure if you have them. You must pick up the necessary forms AND a permission slip in the main office and return signed by both you and your parent no later than Thursday, February 1, 2018. We will not accept any late forms. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Hubbard or Mrs. Wade.

Drama Club: Drama Club meets Monday, January 22nd until 4:10 pm

Jazz Choir: There is NO Jazz Choir this Tuesday, January 23rd because of Local Solo and Ensemble for 6th grade music students

Student Council: Student Council meets Wednesday, January 24th until 4:10pm

7th Girls Basketball: Attention seventh grade girls interested in playing LGMS basketball. There will be a sign up and informational meeting on Monday, January 22 at lunch in the large group meeting room. Bring your lunch in there and get your permission slips, etc. and get signed up. Practice starts on Wednesday, February 7. Check in the office with Mrs. Clemen to see that you have your athletic physical on file with the school so that you're able to practice and play. Questions, see Mr. Granger or Ms. Kinney.

Chess Club: Chess Club does NOT meet on Wednesday, January 24th, but will meet for the last time on Wednesday, January 31st.
SPELLING BEE RESULTS
The following students competed in the LGMS Spelling Bee. Champion for the second year in a row was Crete Slattery. Grace Rasch took 2nd. Both students will represent LGMS at the regional bee in February. Great job by everyone!

6th Graders: Derrick Cunitz, Lily Elser, Gavin Bogart, Jacob Ghent

7th Graders: Mary Schoolfield, Crete Slattery, Jesse Broderick, Grace Rasch

8th Graders: Emma Czyznik, Demetrius Farmakis, Tom Gottinger, Zachary Blasiman

Top f inishers:
4th - Leslie Flores-Cruz
3rd - Zachary Blasiman
2nd - Grace Rasch
1st - Crete Slattery
SOLO AND ENSEMBLE
The 6th Grade Solo and Ensemble contest is Tuesday, January 23rd. You may stay after school if you are not able to get transportation back to school in time for your performance. There will be a 4:20 and 5:30 late bus that evening. If you perform after that time, you are responsible for arranging a ride home. Here is some information you will need for contest day:
 
1)       Make sure to remember your instrument and your music. Remember to number the measures on your music.   
 
2)       Dress nicely. It helps your confidence when you look nice, and it impresses the judge.
 
3)       Be at LGMS  at least 20 minutes before your scheduled performance time. You will be able to warm up in your ensemble rehearsal room (band room, choir room, orchestra room).

4)       Check in at your competition room with the door monitor and enter the room between performers. Make sure you are at your performance site early so that the room can remain on schedule. You can listen to others who perform before and after you with the permission of the performer. Audience is welcome in any competition room, so your family and friends can come in and hear you.
5)       After you perform, remain in the front of the room. The judge will talk to you about your performance and perhaps give you some helpful suggestions. 
 
6)       After your performance, you are free to leave. You will get your critique comment sheet your judge completed about your performance at your next rehearsal.




Click here for information and a schedule of performances: Solo and Ensemble Info
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE
Sixth grade orchestra students performed their solos and duets for their classmates this week in class. These students will perform for a judge next Tuesday, January 23 at their scheduled times. Good luck to all students involved! 
The Wolf Gazette is a publication that is designed and published by our LGMS students. Click here to access the most recent January edition
BOXTOPS ARE BACK!
We will once again be collecting Box Tops for Education.

Here is a link of participating products: Box Top Products

Please collect and send in your box tops with your student or drop them at the main office!
HELP FOR STUDENTS AFTER SCHOOL
Primetime is our building-wide after school student academic support program. Primetime is an opportunity for students to get extra assistance from their teachers. Students at all grade levels are assigned to stay for Primetime when they are missing 3 or more assignments or currently have an F in any class. Primetime is assigned Monday morning in homeroom when teachers go over grades with students. Students who meet the requirements are required to stay on Tuesday and Thursday until 4:15.  Our goal at LGMS is to get all students the support they need to be successful.
PARENTS ...
BE PART OF SOMETHING BIG
The PTO is looking for parents to join and be a part of Student Experiences - Education Enrichment - Teacher/Staff Appreciation - Parent/Community - and much, much more!

For more information, please feel free to contact:
President Tara Trent - 262-729-7443 taratrent@yahoo.com
Treasurer Tracy Smith - 262-215-5661 smithgraphics@yahoo.com
Secretary Lisa Ghent - 262-215-8538 lghent00@gmail.com
PARENT AND STUDENT REMINDERS
BREAKFAST: Breakfast is served starting at 7:00 a.m. The cafeteria area is only open to students purchasing breakfast.

STUDENT PICK UP: If you need to pick up your student during the day, we ask that you please send a note with your student in the morning with a time that you will be picking them up. That way we can write them a pass to hand to their teacher when it's time to leave. This avoids having to disrupt classes by calling in looking for a student.

BUS PASSES: If your student will be riding the bus home with a friend, please send a letter in the morning indicating who he/she will be going home with. We will then issue a bus pass.

LATE START: Late starts are the second Thursday of each month. On those days, school begins at 9:30 a.m. We ask that students not be dropped off earlier than 9:20 a.m. Buses run 2 hours later than normal pick up time.

LATE BUSES: Late buses run as follows:
Monday - Thursday: 3:35 p.m., 4:20 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 3:35 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

LATEX BALLOONS; We have students with latex allergies so please, no latex balloons.

WATER BOTTLES: Students are allowed to have water bottles during the school day - WATER ONLY. Please, no other liquids.
CHROMEBOOK CARE
Parents and Students: While we understand that accidents happen, it is important that students do their best to properly care for their chromebook. Should something happen to the chromebook, students should complete a Chromebook Repair Request form and take it, along with their chromebook, to the LMC. Click on this link to view the form and repair costs: Chromebook Repair Costs
FOOD SERVICE INFORMATION
(Breakfast is served starting at 7:00 a.m. The cafeteria area is only open to students purchasing breakfast.)



AROUND THE DISTRICT
Preparing for College: Parents and Middle School/High School Students - Plan to attend this free informational meeting on Preparing for College on March 13th @ 6:00 p.m. at Badger High School. Click this link for more information: Preparing for College

4K Registration : It's time to starting thinking about registering your student for 4K! Registration begins January 3, 2018. Please 4K Registration Information

Parental Control Software & Cell Phone Monitoring: Click:  https://goo.gl/6YxS36  for more information about free and low-cost solutions available for filtering and managing all of the devices in your house. They range from basic solutions to those with many bells and whistles such as setting time limitations for your children or blocking or approving any app on your child’s phone. 
This guide is being provided by  smartsocial.com.  You may also be interested in signing up to receive their free parent app guides at:  https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/ delivered straight to your inbox,
every week, over the next few months.

Internet Program: The Wisconsin Public Services Commission has developed a simple and powerful tool, the  Internet Discount Finder , to show people which internet providers offer discounted service where they live. Anyone can simply type in their address and get a list of discount providers in their area. We encourage you to make this information available to all of the families in your school district. They will qualify for a discount even if they are currently receiving undiscounted service.

Destination Imagination : What is Destination Imagination??? DI is a community-based, school-friendly educational organization in which young people apply creative and critical thinking skills to long-term interdisciplinary Challenges. DI is less a program than a process of learning to appreciate and apply creativity. DI participants develop lifelong problem solving, teamwork, and leadership skills.

DI meets every Monday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the building across from LGMS. For more information, click on this link: DI Info

Title 1 District Wide Information: Title I is a federal program that is used to work with students who would need extra assistance in reading skills. Recently, every school in the Lake Geneva School district became a School-wide Title school . Schoolwide programs allow the schools greater flexibility on how they utilize specialists in each building. Students that are identified as needing extra services in reading will still receive reading services however specialists may also be used in additional ways such as coaching, co-teaching to assist all of our students, and enhance our reading program as a whole.

For additional information, please click on this link: Title I Information
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