Welcome To Your December 8, 2017, LGMS Wolves Word Newsletter
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Your Weekly LGMS Reminders
Mrs. VanBeckum takes the Razor electric scooter for a lap around LGMS! It could be yours!
PTO RAFFLE

Just a reminder that raffle tickets and money are due back in the office no later than 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 14th.

Students may sell more than the 8 tickets! Once you sell 8 tickets, return the tickets and $40 to the main office and request additional tickets. Tickets are $5.00 each.

For every 8 tickets sold, the student will be entered into a drawing to win a Razor electric scooter! The more tickets sold, the more entries into the drawing!

Please consider selling at least 8 tickets to help the PTO raise money for LGMS!
Monday, December 11th
7th Boys Basketball v. Elkhorn
8th Boys Basketball @ Elkhorn

Tuesday, December 12th
Choir Concert @ 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 14th - LATE START @ 9:30 A.M.
LGMS EXTRACURRICULAR REMINDERS
Dance Team: Our last performance will be on Monday, December 11th. We will perform around 4:05 PM. This is last performance and practice of this season.  

Yearbook: Yearbook will meet Tuesday December 12th until 4:10pm.

Jazz Band : Jazz Band 7/8 will perform at the Above & Beyond Ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 13th. 7/8 Jazz students need to be in the LGMS band room ready to play by 6:25 am. (Drums, piano, and bass players need to be here by 6:15 am to set-up equipment). Uniform: Whatever you want to wear to school. We will be the pre-ceremony entertainment for the ceremony.  

Student Council: Student council meets on Wednesday Dec 12th until 4:10pm in the choir room. Students who have signed up to help next week during lunch and after school should check outside Mrs. May's room for their dates and times.

Choir: The LGMS 6th-8th Grade Choirs and Jazz Choir have their Winter Concert Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 6:00pm. Students should meet in the choir room at 5:00pm ready to sing in their choir uniforms: Choir shirt, black pants, and black shoes.

Jazz Choir: Jazz Choir will rehearse Tuesday, December 12th after school until 4:10pm.
SKI CLUB TIME!
Students interested in purchasing a pass to buy reduced ski lift passes at Alpine Valley should stop by and see Mr. Turk in room 302. Students will need $18 for a card to purchase $18 lift tickets at Alpine Valley for skiing or snowboarding after 3pm. It's a great way to get out and enjoy the snow. Questions can be directed to Mr. Turk at 348.3000 ext 3302 or scott.turk@badger.k12.wi.us
HOLIDAY CONCERT ALERTS!
Music Department at LGMS

Monday, December 11th 
LGMS 6th-8th Grade Choirs @ the BHS Choir and Orchestra Winter Concert - Concert 7:00 pm
Students need to be at Badger ready to perform by 6:15 pm
Uniform. Choir Polo, Black Pants (no yoga pants/leggings), Black Shoes/Socks

Tuesday, December 12th 
6th-8th Grade Choir Concert 6:00 PM LGMS Gym
Students need to be here ready to perform by 5:15 pm
Uniform: Choir Polo, Black Pants (no yoga pants/leggings), Black Shoes/Socks
SPOTLIGHT ON HOLIDAY MUSIC
Congratulations 4-8th Grade Lake Geneva Instrumentalists for outstanding Winter Band & Orchestra Concerts! We are very proud of your successes. You have accomplished so much already this school year, we can't wait to hear your Mid-Winter Performances.

´╗┐Please make sure your calendars are marked for the Mid-Winter Performances: Orchestra is Tuesday, February 27th and Band is Tuesday, March 6th.  

Click here for more pictures: Band pictures
Click here to watch the band concert: Band Concert
Click here for more pictures: Orchestra pictures
Click here to watch the orchestra concert: Orchestra Concert
SPREADING HOLIDAY CHEER
On Saturday, December 2, the LGMS Fiddle Club & Jazz Choir performed at the Lake Geneva Museum. Many community members enjoyed their performance of classic Christmas carols, fiddle and jazz tunes and even a sing-along to the Twelve Days of Christmas. Thanks to these students for spreading some holiday cheer in downtown Lake Geneva!
CODING AT GATEWAY

LGMS was well represented by 21 - 7th and 8th grade students at the Gateway Coding event held on Friday, December 8. Students toured the Gateway campus, tried out virtual reality technology, ate lunch, and coded for an hour in a Gateway computer lab. Gateway coding instructors were impressed with LGMS students as they were coding more difficult games than other students earlier in the morning. LGMS students were also the first ones to type in Java script coding during their hour of coding on the computers. All students received a certificate and said they enjoyed their time at Gateway.




´╗┐8th graders working collaboratively to develop and present arguments for "Would You Rather..." prompts.
FROG DISSECTION: Students in 7th grade Science dissected frogs. A wonderful learning opportunity! When dissecting an animal, students see, touch, and explore the various organs in the body. Seeing these organs and understanding how they work within a single animal allows students to understand how these systems work within many other animals, including themselves.
Our student newspaper is back! The Wolf Gazette is a publication that is designed and published by our LGMS students. Click here to access the most recent edition: December, 2017
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
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
AROUND THE DISTRICT
4K Registration: It's time to starting thinking about registering your student for 4K! Registration begins January 3, 2018. Please 4K Registration Information

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
Offerings On Our LGMS Website
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