Welcome To Your October 20, 2017, LGMS Wolves Word Newsletter
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Your Weekly LGMS Reminders
Friday, October 27th - NO SCHOOL


Upcoming Events ...

Friday, November 3
PTO Halloween Dance (see flyer below)
Thursday, November 9
LATE START @ 9:30 A.M.
Friday, November 10
Veteran's Day Assembly 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, November 14 and Thursday, November 16
Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:00 p.m.
LGMS EXTRACURRICULAR REMINDERS
Drama Club: Drama Club meets on Monday, October 23th in the choir room until 4:10pm.

Jazz Choir: Jazz Choir meets on Tuesday, October 24th in the choir room until 4:10pm.

Dance Team: Dance team begins Monday, October 23 right after school in Mrs. Wade's room 311. Practice is Monday through Thursday each week until 4:10 PM. The students may ride the late bus home. They need to come to practice with practice clothes and they may bring a water bottle too. A letter and calendar of practices and games will come home with the students on Monday.

Boys Basketball: Boys basketball practice begins this week. If you have any questions please contact one of the following coaches: 6th grade-Coach Eric McGrath, 7th grade- Coach Rob Ocker, 8th grade- Coach Kris Marten
PARENT AND STUDENT REMINDERS
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.
ABOVE & BEYOND CEREMONY
Wednesday morning the Lake Geneva Middle School Counseling Department had the distinct honor of celebrating 64 outstanding students at our Above & Beyond Ceremony. This prestigious award is designed to showcase our outstanding students that go above and beyond our everyday expectations. Students that overcome challenges, display perseverance, consistently stay positive, and support others are some examples of the caliber of our nominees. Congratulations to the amazing students we have here at Lake Geneva Middle School.

Row 1 (bottom): Lauren Milligan, Ava Ocker, Hailey Mraz, Addisyn Nelson, Niya Denny, Lexi Schmidt, Kyleigh Freeman, Javier Reyes, and Brenden Revell
Row 2: Nolan Cassidy, Riley Nicholson, Demetrius Farmakis, Mary Gottinger, Andrea Mendez, Christian Ryczek, Morghan Marshall, Savannah Wheaton, and Katie Harrist
Row 3: Rebekah Bledsoe, Bradley Lyon, Aidan Francois, Wade Brewington, Joseph Ochoa, Edward Gritzner, Grace Rasch, Aleksa Salter, Aislinn McMaster, Payton Powell, and Lucy Pether
Row 4: Haleigh Smith, Noah Hovden, Phillip Steele, Caleb Monge, Lilly Westlund, Leslie Gonzalez, Alianna Jaramillo, Ella Rehfeldt, and Sarah Mangold
Row 5: Leviticus Morris, Wyatt Firlik, Ethan Ghent, Angel Morales, Colton Hisaw, Evelyn Scheunemann, Leah Sanders, Luis Reyes-Torres, and Juan Gonzalez
Row 6: Michael Schroeder, Jonathan Beauchamp, Itsel Salazar, Natalia Espinoza, James Clark, Brandon Watrous, Ethan Francois, Hayden Itzenheiser, and David Playa
Not pictured: Emily Adames, Grace Bernal, Maya Chavez, Amber Howes, Annabelle Jimenez, Anahi Rodriguez, and Cynthia Steffen
PTO HALLOWEEN DANCE
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3
The PTO is excited to announce the first dance of the year on Friday, November 3rd.  Be sure to wear your best costume!  A donation of $2 or 2 non-perishable food items is requested. The food will be donated to the local food pantry. 
 
All school rules and dress code will apply, so be sure your costume meets the dress code policy. Please refer to the handbook if you have any questions. 

Permission slips will be going home with students on Monday, October 23rd.
VETERAN'S DAY CELEBRATION
We are currently putting together a slideshow for our Veteran's Day Celebration on Friday, November 10th at 9:30 a.m. in the LGMS Gymnasium. If you have a family member who is a Veteran of any of our Armed Service branches and would like to see them included in the slideshow, please send the following to Mrs. May:

  1. A picture and the person's name
  2. Their branch of service, rank, title
  3. Your student's name and relationship to the person in the photo

All original photos will be returned.

This information can be turned in at the main office or emailed to Mrs. May at kim.may@badger.k12.wi.us. All photos and information are due by Tuesday, October 31st.

If your student brought in a picture last year or the previous year, we still have them in the slide show. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. May.

Thank you.

FLAG FOOTBALL
WRAPS UP SEASON
The 7th and 8th grade flag football season ended with the following results:
1st Strikers
2nd Wolverines
3rd Badgers
4th Spartans

Click this link to watch a highlight Flag Football Highlight Video
STRIKERS - CHAMPS!
BADGERS - 3rd place
WOLVERINES - 2nd place
SPARTANS - 4th place
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
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
AROUND THE DISTRICT
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

OCTOBER IS MANUFACTURING MONTH : Precision Plus would like to extend an invitation to you and your families to attend our open house on Saturday October 7 th  from 9am to 1pm. Tours will start at 9am and food will be ready by 10am. What a great opportunity to tour the facility of one of the leaders in Swiss Turned Components!! Don’t know what Swiss turning is, come in and talk to some of our employees and find out! Educators tell your teachers! Teachers tell your students! All are welcome. All we ask is that minors are accompanied by an adult and everyone wear good walking shoes. 

You can register from the attached flyer or go to  http://www.mfgday.com/events/2017/precision-plus-inc-5  or you can contact me at  beilmanm@preplus.com for more information. 

PARENTING TODAY'S ADVANCED LEARNERS WITH JACKIE DRUMMER: Jackie Drummer has given educator, administrator, and parent workshops on gifted education in over 150 districts in the Midwest. She was also a featured speaker at the 2016 Supporting the Emotional Needs of Gifted (SENG) Conference in Williamsburg, VA. She speaks nationwide on the behalf of gifted children and is certified as an Instructional, Team and Organizational, Systems, and Transformational Coach. Click on this link for more information and dates/locations: Parenting Today Information
Offerings On Our LGMS Website
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