Welcome To Your March 17, 2017 LGMS Wolves Word Newsletter
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Your Weekly LGMS Reminders
Monday, March 20
7th Girls Basketball @ East Troy 
8th Girls Basketball v. East Troy
Game time: 3:45 p.m.

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



Extracurricular Reminder banner
Student Council:  We will have a meeting for all members on Wednesday, March 22nd.

Dance Team: Our last game is Monday, March 20th. We will perform at approximately 4:10 PM. The girls will need a ride after our performance or they may stay and watch the game until the 5:20 bus. This is the end of our season. Please come cheer us on and see how much we have grown as a team.

Track and Field:  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 began 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.
 
Spanish/French Club: Spanish and French club will meet next week, Wednesday March 22 until 4:15. Please see Mrs. Van Beckum or Mrs. Craine if you haven't filled out a permission slip. Please also arrange a ride or be able to take the 4:15 bus.

Newspaper:  There will be no Newspaper meeting this Thursday, the 23rd. 

6th Grade Intramural Volleyball:  Attention all 6th graders (boys and girls) interested in intramural volleyball: practice will begin on Monday, April 10. Please see Mrs. Hansen in the Guidance Office for information and permission slips.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
 

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Wisconsin students in Grades 3-8 and 10 will be participating in the Wisconsin Forward assessment during the March 5 - May 20 testing window.  We will be testing on the following days:

6th grade:  March 20-22, 2017

7th grade:  April 10-12, 2017

8th grade: April 4-7, 2017

The Wisconsin Forward assessment tests all students in the areas of reading and mathematics in grades 3-8.  One or more subtests may be administered daily during the identified time frame and it is very important that your son or daughter be in school during this time. Students not in school on the scheduled testing days will be scheduled for a make-up test prior to the close of the testing window.

Students in grades 4 and 8 will also be tested in science and social studies. Grade 10 will be participating in a social studies assessment. These tests are required by federal law.

Below is the link for an Informational Brochure for Families which gives more information about the assessment including its purpose, what scores will be provided, and how the scores will be used.

https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/assessment/pdf/Forward%20brochure%20for%20families%202016-17.pdf

The Wisconsin Forward assessment measures the knowledge and skills your student(s) should have acquired by the time they reach each grade level. Their performance on the assessment will not affect any of their current grades. Please encourage your son or daughter to take the test seriously and do the best they can. The results of these tests will be used to help school staff make determinations or placement in classes to best support your child(ren). 

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Heck or Grant Strobel, LGMS Principals. 


ABOVE AND BEYOND CELEBRATION
Friday morning we celebrated 62 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 grit, 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, left to right): Montana Peters, Gracie Rasch, Megan Moore, Elizabeth Swiech, Emily Hallatt, Ava Rawlings, Payton Powell, Nicolette Burke, Katie Harrist
Row 2: Anahy Flores, Trinity Knaack, Violet Sulli, Calen Braden, Ava Gill, Connor Spiewak, Sarai Murillo, Anneth Hernandez
Row 3: Sam Stout, Callie Ceshker, Damien Cordova, Arely Martinez, Cynthia Villegas, Raul Aranda, Sara Dickfoss
Row 4: Emma Czyznik, Esther Coltman, Madison Zilske, Keegan Micklevitz, Kayla Hirschmann, Haylee Nagle, Brady Peetz, Kenny Rosko, Arturo Mendoza, Erik Ramirez, Madyson Deleskiewicz
Row 5: Jack Spende, Anthony Ceja, Graham Dearing, Caleb Monge, Danielle Sandfer, Demetrius Farmakis, Riley Bayer

FIDDLE CLUB PLAYS AT CELEBRATION
Thank you to Mrs. Klement and the LGMS Fiddle Club for playing at Friday's Above and Beyond Celebration!

To listen, please click this link  Fiddle Club
PI DAY FUN!
LGMS TEACHERS OF THE WEEK
Mrs. Martinez - "I think her teaching style is great. It helps improve understanding, and because of that I have greatly improved in math.  She really shows that she cares about her students, and it's been a great year so far." - Madison
Mrs. Stettner - "Thank you for being very helpful. You seem very nice, and you are always very helpful when I don't understand an algebra concept.  I look forward to getting to know you better." - Austyn
FIDDLE CHAMPION VISITS LGMS
Fiddle champion player Georgia Rae visited LGMS orchestras last week. She performed for us and had our students playing fiddle music and improvising, too! 
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

8th GRADE STUDENTS - SIGN UP FOR SUMMER SCHOOL @ BHS
Registration for summer school has begun at Badger High School and closes March 24.  The registration link can be found on the Badger homepage or by clicking on this link http://bit.ly/BHSsummerschool

If you have not enrolled by March 24 you will not be allowed to register for summer classes. 

Thank you.


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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