Welcome To Your March 10, 2017 LGMS Wolves Word Newsletter
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Your Weekly LGMS Reminders
Monday, March 13
7th Girls Basketball @ Whitewater (4:00 p.m.)
8th Girls Basketball v. Whitewater (4:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, March 14
Choir Concert (6:00 p.m.)

Thursday, March 16
7th Girls Basketball v. Elkhorn (3:45 p.m.)
8th Girls Basketball @ Elkhorn (3:45 p.m.)

Friday, March 17
LGMS Above & Beyond (6:45 p.m.)
End of 3rd Quarter

LOOKING AHEAD ...
March 27 - March 31 - Spring Break 



Extracurricular Reminder banner
Dance Team:  We perform on Monday, March 13 at approximately 4:25 PM. It is a 4 PM start game, Thursday, March 16, we perform at approximately 4:10 PM. The girls will need a ride after the performance or they may stay and watch the game until the 5:20 bus. There will be no other practices this week other than our performance nights. Please come cheer us on.

Track: Attention 7th and 8th graders interested in track and field.  Practice will begin on April 4, the Tuesday after spring break, and it will go until 4pm. Sign up will begin on Monday, March 13th. Seventh graders should see Ms. Kinney and eighth graders should see Mr. Pez for a sign up packet. You will need a current sports physical on file in the office to participate. If you are unsure if you have one on file, check with Mrs. Clemen in the attendance office.

Girls Basketball: 8th grade games next week are Monday, March 13 home vs. Whitewater and Thursday, March 16 away at Elkhorn. 7th grade will be away on Monday and home on Thursday. Practices will go until 5pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday next week.

Games Club: Will meet on Wednesday until 4:05. This is the last games club meeting of the year.

Yearbook: There will be no Yearbook this week. 

Stock Market Club: Thursday, March16th will be the last meeting for Stock Market Club. Congratulations to everyone for another successful year.


SOLO AND ENSEMBLE SUCCESS
Congratulations to all of the band, choir and orchestra  students who participated in solo and ensemble last weekend at LGMS. The music students represented LGMS very well!

Congratulations to the following students who have earned a trip to the state festival in May: Rebecca Clevenger (flute), Zoe Smith (flute), MJ Corey (alto sax), Cassidy Rickel (bass clarinet), Michael Polheber (xylophone), and Connor Spiewak (parade drum and xylophone).

FUNDRAISER SUCCESS!
Last week the students and staff at LGMS collected funds to help a family who recently lost their home and all belongings in a fire. Each day there was a goal of collecting $300 and each day the students and staff exceeded that goal! The overall goal was to collect $1,000 for the family. 

The picture on the right reflects the total early on Friday but the donations kept rolling in!

Overall,with student, staff, family and PTO donations, $2,795.09 was collected for the family! 

A special thank you to the Student Council who organized this successful event!

GREAT JOB LGMS!
SIXTH GRADE BASKETBALL FUN!
The sixth grade girls basketball team recently wrapped up their season with Coach McGrath and Coach Ocker. The dance team also performed during games!
BAND CONCERT ROCKS!
Our LGMS 5-8th grade bands rock! Last Tuesday's concert was amazing. Watch it again on our  #LakeGenevaSchools YouTube channel & share with your friends & relatives.  https://youtu.be/0ni12Yefkoc
VETS ROLL TOUR
This week our LGMS 6th graders wrote letters to the 200+ senior veterans and "Rosie the Riveters" who will participate in the 2017 Vets Roll tour to Washington D.C. in May. Vets will open our letters during their "mail call" time. We are honored to support this incredible organization and the heroes who served our country (what great letter writing practice for our students, too!).

The 6th grade red and green houses will also be participating in a "Coin War" fundraiser the week of March 13-17. Our goal is to raise at least $500 to go towards sending one veteran or Rosie on this special trip of honor and remembrance.

Learn more about Vets Roll in this video, & please join us in supporting this special cause: https://youtu.be/ZKktAq2Jz6I 


6TH GRADE
OUTDOOR EDUCATION
Your child has received an information packet for our Outdoor Ed trip coming up in April. The mandatory health form and optional shirt order are due to their 10th hour teacher no later than March 24th. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Butke.

Permission Form:   Outdoor Education Permission Form

Clothing Order form:  ‚Äč Outdoor Education Clothing Order Form


LGMS TEACHERS OF THE WEEK
Mrs. Mazurek - "I just want to thank you for being that one understanding teacher.  I like the types of labs we have and the way you try to challenge us." -Grace
Mrs. Foster - "You are the best teacher in the world to me because you helped me A LOT!  You are fun to play around with, you also helped me get a preview of what we were going to learn in math.  Thank you for being the best teacher in the world!"- Raul
BADGER VOLLEYBALL CLINIC
GRADES 5-8
Sign up by March 24 for the Badger Volleyball clinic/league for girls in grades 5-8. League starts April 4.

Click  here for details.


SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES!
GIRLS GYM SPORTS
LGMS teacher Jennifer Kinney is offering a girls summer enrichment class for volleyball and basketball. For more information, contact Ms. Kinney at (262)348-3000 Ext. 3411 or by email at jennifer.kinney@badger.k12.wi.us
STRENGTH TRAINING PROGRAM OFFERED
Beth Sanders, LGMS Physical Education Teacher, will be offering 3 programs through Community Ed this summer.
1. Youth Strength and Speed Training for incoming grades 7th and 8th
2. Youth Strength and Speed Training for incoming grades 5th and 6th
3. Multi-Games

Click this link for more information:  Youth Strength and Speed Training

AROUND THE DISTRICT

4K Registration Going On Now (Get details here)

Nutrition Information: Click on this link for some great nutrition information (Click here

Lake Geneva Schools Late Winter/Spring Concert Schedule (Click here)

Text Messaging:  If you would like to receive text alerts from the school district, follow this link:  District Text Alerts

Open Enrollment: Know someone who is interested in open enrolling in Lake Geneva Schools for the 2017-18 school year? The Wisconsin open enrollment window is February 6 - April 28. Get more information on our website at http://www.lakegenevaschools.com/registration 

The Wisconsin Forward Exam is Coming this Spring! The Wisconsin Forward Exam is a state-wide exam designed to gauge how well students are doing in relation to the Wisconsin Academic Standards. These standards outline what students should know and be able to do in order to be college and career ready. The Forward Exam is administered online in the spring of each school year for Grades 3-8 in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics; Grades 4 and 8 in Science; and Grades 4, 8, and 10 in Social Studies. The Forward Exam will be given in schools between March 20 and May 5, 2017. Specific dates will be provided soon. Visit our website for more information at Wisconsin Forward Exam.

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