Welcome To Your March 24, 2017 LGMS Wolves Word Newsletter
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Your Weekly LGMS Reminders
SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL
March 27 - March 31 - Spring Break 


LOOKING AHEAD ...
Thursday, April 13th - Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
(buses run 2 hours later than normal pick up time)

Friday, April 14th - No School


Extracurricular Reminder banner
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.
 
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:

8th grade: April 4-7, 2017

7th grade:  April 10-12, 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. 


LGMS TEACHERS OF THE WEEK
Mrs. Walser -"For making math a class people look forward to and for spending your day teaching middle schoolers instead of being with your family." - Andrew
Mrs. Syrjala - "You have made science class fun. You're very nice and super fun!  Thank you for teaching us and being fun at the same time." -Amber
COLOR RUN KICK OFF
Hello LGMS parents,

Today your student will be bringing home information regarding our upcoming LGMS COLOR RUN May 5th at 6:00 p.m. Many of you may have heard or seen photos of this fun event and the PTO is very excited to host one at our school. The run/walk will be a one mile course on the LGMS grounds. Not only is this an exciting healthy activity, it is also a proven successful fundraiser and we hope to raise $15,000 with your help! Today your student will bring home a collection envelope with all the details. The easiest way for them to raise the $30 to participate is by forwarding on the event website to friends and family. http://shop.schoolathon.org/184501. If your student creates his/her own site through this website and raises $100 over spring break they will receive a fun color wig. In addition, all students who raise $30 will be registered in a raffle to win an inflatable lounger. There are lots of fun prizes for the kids but best of all every $30 they raise they can invite a friend or sibling to participate with them. Our goal is to not only buy more STEM computers for the middle school but also to have a fun bonding experience for our students, teachers and community. The pledge envelopes are due Friday April 14th. Thank you in advance for all your efforts to support our middle school. Have a wonderful spring break!

Tara Trent

PTO LGMS President

TaraTrent@yahoo.com

262­-729-­7443


Music In Our Schools Month Dress Up Day
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT

On Saturday, March 18th, several 8th grade students and teachers participated in the 2017 Children's World Impact food packaging event held at Lakeland Church. Together volunteers helped to pack thousands of meals for children in an orphanage in Swaziland, Africa.

Introducing the
Lake Geneva Schools Community Backpack!
Lake Geneva Schools is pleased to announce a new community resource for area families called the Community Backpack, available now on LakeGenevaSchools.com/backpack. The Community Backpack is designed to serve as an online hub where families can go to find out about community programs and resources for kids in grades pre-K through 12. Click for details: Community Backpack Program
Community Backpack
Online Learning Opportunities 
Coming to the Lake Geneva School
Informational Meeting Set for May 11, 2017

Badger High School and Lake Geneva Middle School will provide online learning opportunities for students beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. An informational meeting for parents has been scheduled for May 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the District Administration Building located at 208 South Street in Lake Geneva.

Any student in grades 6-12 attending Badger High School or Lake Geneva Middle School or receiving home-based education and residing within the district may apply. Acceptance of applications may be based on availability, individual student needs and input from school staff. Courses offered online are aligned to national and state standards. Lake Geneva Middle and Badger High School students can enrich their course selection with courses not currently offered by the school districts.

The informational meeting on May 11, 2017 will further explain the program, provide information on course options and requirements and begin the registration process. More information can be obtained by visiting our website at www.LakeGenevaSchools.com/online or by contacting the Online Learning Director, Chiper Tennessen at chiper.tennessen@badger.k12.wi.us or Anne Heck, LGMS Principal at anne.heck@badger.k12.wi.us or Russ Tronsen, Badger High School Principal at russ.tronsen@badger.k12.wi.us.

We are all excited to expand our offerings to the students of our educational community in an online environment. These opportunities for an enriched curriculum are consistent with the strategic objective of our strategic plan to improve student achievement through enhanced curricular offerings. We hope to see many interested parents at our informational meeting on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the District Administration Building located at 208 South Street in Lake Geneva.

BADGER HIGH SCHOOL
CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS
(8TH GRADE STUDENTS)
Date, Time & Location Tryouts:

Date:  May 9th, 10th, 11th

Time:  5:30 pm- 8:00 pm

Location: Badger High School - Court 1 in the Large PE Center all 3 days

Click on this link for more information:

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

  Register Now For Lake Geneva Schools Summer Enrichment Programs 

Click to view the wide variety of exciting classes for 3-year-olds to eighth graders! Registration deadline is June 5. Classes begin the week of June 12. Summer Enrichment Info

AROUND THE DISTRICT


US Navy Sea Chanters To Perform FREE Concert At LGMS April 25 - 7:00 PM:  Don't miss this incredible event! Tickets are required. A limited number are available on a 1st come, 1st served basis. Click for details:  US Navy Sea Chanters

The Badger Community Education Spring Program Brochure Is Here!  Explore a wide variety of classes for all ages. Register in person at Badger High School or via US Mail.  (Get details here)

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 


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