Welcome To Your October 6, 2017, LGMS Wolves Word Newsletter
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Your Weekly LGMS Reminders
Monday, October 9th
8th Volleyball v. Waterford
7th Volleyball @ Waterford

Thursday, October 12th
LATE START @ 9:30 A.M. (buses pick up 2 hours from normal pick up time)

8th Volleyball v. Whitewater
7th Volleyball @ Whitewater

LOOKING AHEAD ...
Tuesday, October 17th - Picture Retake Day
LGMS EXTRACURRICULAR REMINDERS
Dance Team: Dance team is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Practices will be Monday through Thursday until 4:10 p.m. through November 16th. Dance Team sign up will begin on Tuesday, October 10th in the main office. Students will need to have a permission slip and concussion form completed and returned no later than Thursday, October 19th. Students must have a current physical on file to participate. If you are unsure if a current physical is on file, please contact Mrs. Clemen in the main office or at Ext. 3040.If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Hubbard or Mrs. Wade.

Volleyball: On Monday, the 8th graders will play Waterford at home and 7th grade will travel to Waterford. We will have practice on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday, 8th grade will play Whitewater at home and 7th grade will be at Whitewater. Those games will not begin until 4:00. On Friday, we will have our end of the season picnic. Please ask your daughter what she has signed up to bring!

Jazz Choir: Jazz Choir Tuesday until 4:10pm

Drama Club: Lights! Camera! Action! Drama Club begins Monday, October 9 after school until 4:10pm in the choir room! Remember to bring your signed permission slip!

Jazz Band: Jazz Band begins this week. 7th and 8th grade meet on Monday and Wednesday mornings. 6th grade meets on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Rehearsals begin promptly at 6:45 am.   
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.
LGMS OBSERVES DEAF AWARENESS WEEK
Deaf Awareness Week 
September 25th- 29th

Deaf Awareness Week is a national week of celebrating deafness. It is observed annually throughout the last full week of September. Deaf Awareness Week focuses on promoting positive aspects of deafness, encourages social inclusion, and raises awareness in support of those who are deaf. This year at LGMS, students and staff participated in a variety of fun events including, sign of the day, myths vs. facts, and staff wore a special LGMS sign language t shirt! 
LGMS STUDENTS ATTEND
SWEET 2B ME CONFERENCE
Mr. Ocker took nine Lake Geneva Middle School students to attend the “Sweet 2B Me” conference at Fort Atkinson Middle School on Oct. 3. The students were chosen based on being in 90% in both reading and math map scores and counselors and administrators recommendation. It was a day full of fun, engaging workshops and teambuilding activities that focused on social emotional leadership skills, interpersonal communication and skills, cooperative games as well as social and emotional wellness. Topics included dealing with anxiety, building strong and healthy relationships, being assertive without being bossy, and how to be an advocate for yourself. More than 180 students that were high-achieving seventh and eighth graders from middle schools throughout Southeastern Wisconsin were invited to attend. LGMS counselor Mr. Rob Ocker and Lake Geneva Schools’ gifted and talented coordinator, Mrs. Tami Martin, supported students with the event as part of the gifted and talented program.
LAKE GENEVA'S VERY OWN OFFICER LANDIS SHARES MUSIC
On Wednesday, Lake Geneva's very own Officer Landis performed for the LGMS orchestra students. He played a beautiful version of Amazing Grace, the Orange Blossom Special, Crystallize (by Lindsey Stirling) and finished off with the Mario Brothers theme song! Students came up with some great questions also. He had powerful talking points about leadership, citizenship and work ethic. The students really enjoyed the performance - please ask your student about it. Many thanks for Officer Landis for taking time to come and play for us!


For more pictures and a video, click this link: Officer Landis
7th grade students played the card game "Golf" to review Integer operations. 
PARENT WORKSHOP OFFERED
Do you want to put the “fun” back into your family and parenting? Do you dream of getting your kids to listen the first time you tell them something? Than this course is for you! Participates will learn the “Love and Logic Process” created by Jim and Charles Fay.  If you are new to Love and Logic or just need to practice your skills, this course will help you put the “fun” back into parenting.  Click here for more information: Love and Logic Workshop
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
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
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