Welcome To Your April 28, 2017 LGMS Wolves Word Newsletter
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Your Weekly LGMS Reminders
Monday, May 1 - Track v. Whitewater (3:45 p.m.)

Tuesday, May 2 - Track v. East Troy (3:45 p.m.)

Tuesday, May 2 - Band Concert (6:00 p.m.)

Looking Ahead ...

Thursday, May 11th - LATE START @ 9:30 a.m. (Buses will run 2 hours later than normal)

Friday, May 26th - Last Day of School / Promotion Ceremony

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6th-8th Grade Choirs: Remember we perform "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" with the Badger High School choirs on Monday, May 1st in the Badger High School Auditorium. We will meet at Badger High School in the Choir room at 6:15pm to warm up. Please wear your choir uniform - Choir Polo, black pants, black socks, black shoes. Concert starts at 7:00pm.

Band: Spring Band Concert is Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:00 PM. Band Students need to be in their assigned place, and in their band uniforms by 5:30 PM. Band Uniform: Red Band Shirt, Khaki pants, black shoes/socks  

Music Students: 8th Grade Students attending the Blue Man Trip on Friday, May 5th should dress nicely. No jeans. Please communicate with your teachers about missing assignments. Turn in any work due Friday before we leave.

Orchestra: Orchestra Concert - Tuesday May 9, LGMS gym start time 6 pm. Students report at 5:15 pm to rehearse combined piece, Star Wars. Students need to be in concert dress (black orchestra polo, black pants or knee length skirt and black shoes). Wearing the correct dress, behavior and being on time count for a grade. 

NEW!   New KIDS IN THE NEWS section:
Parents, if your child has excelled or received an award for something and you would like us to put it in our newsletter, you can send us 2 lines of information about the event. You can also send a picture. 
OUTDOOR ED
HUGE SUCCESS
The 6th graders had a fantastic time at Camp Maclean in Burlington this week.  The weather ranged from a hot & sunny 75 degrees to 40 and rainy. However, that didn't stop the students from enjoying their Outdoor Education experience.

The students  spent 2 days exploring the Lake-fishing and paddle boats; Swamp - collecting organisms to observe and identity under the microscopes; Prairie - testing out their archery skills and competing in a relay race that simulates life on the Prairie; Woods-building their own campfire and cooking marshmallows and bread along with using GPS units to look for hidden objects along a trail; Skyway - achieving personal goals on a rock climbing wall and high elements.  

Click on the following links to enjoy more pictures from Outdoor Education:

GREAT JOB
FIDDLE CLUB!
Thanks to our awesome LGMS Fiddle Club for performing a little pre-concert at the  Star Center Elementary School spring concert. What a great preview for our elementary school families & students who are interested in joining orchestra next year! 
CAMP BADGER SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
A special congratulations to Esther Coltman and Molly Bergstrom for earning full scholarships to Camp Badger Exploring Engineering on the University of Wisconsin College Campus in Madison this summer.  The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Geneva Lake Branch offers this opportunity to girls in Walworth County.  Camp Badger is a an opportunity for 7th grade students to survey many types of engineering fields and begin to see the study of science and math as a path that can lead to great careers.  The camp itself offers scholarships and a few of our 7th grade students earned partial scholarships to attend.  Way to go LGMS 7th grade students!  We look forward to hearing about your experiences at camp this summer.
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS -
THIRTEEN REASONS WHY
Many of you may have heard the buzz around the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why.  It is based on the novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher.

Parents need to know the series is about the suicide of a high school student named, Hannah Baker.  It is told from the perspective of her friend, Clay, through thirteen cassette recordings Hannah made prior to her death.  Each recording details a traumatic event that led to Hannah making the decision to take her life.  Netflix did not hold anything back when filming the series.  There is more than one graphic scene of a student rape as well as Hannah’s suicide being shown in great detail.  There are also scenes involving drinking, drugs, and swearing.  While the series may open up many conversations surrounding the topic of suicide, it may also be very complex and confusing for middle school children.

If you have any concerns or questions about your child and this topic that you feel we can assist with at school, please feel free to contact our school counselors, Julie Milligan or Rob Ocker.  You can also find good resources for suicide prevention at the following links as well as on the LGMS counselor website:

Movie Information Link

 National Suicide Prevention 

Call 1-800-273-8255

Available 24 hours everyday

LGMS TEACHERS OF THE WEEK
Mrs. Janisin - "You are the best teacher I've ever had.  I love when you read outloud to the class and show the emotions that are in the book.  I also like it when we play games when we have time to.  Thank you for being the best teacher I've ever had."  - Arely
Mr. Marten - " I would like to recognize you because you made Social Studies fun, you explain things that we didn't know, and you're one of my favorite teachers in 8th grade." - Nicholas
ESL FAMILY RESOURCE FAIR
Central Denison, Star Center, and Eastview Elementary Schools are hosting a family night for families of students who are learning English as a Second Language.

Where: Eastview Elementary School Cafeteria

When: Wednesday, May 17th
5:00-6:30PM
**Central-Denison 3rd grade parents will attend Eastview meeting at 6:00PM**


Please call Piper Lois @ Eastview Elementary for more information: (262) 348-6000 Ext. 6214.  
Who: The entire family

What: Dinner with fellow families and other information including…

  • ESL program
  • ACCESS test information
  • summer programs like the YMCA and Lake Geneva Public Library
  • registration and other summer academic opportunities in the district (summer school and tutoring)
  • recreational activities like swim lessons, beach passes, and soccer programs
  • elementary academic programs to use this summer (raz kids, tumblebooks, education city, front row math, etc.)
   **Dinner and childcare will be provided** 
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 Badger Summer Sports Camps & Swim Lessons.  Programs start in June.  Learn More
Register Now For Badger Summer Sports Camps & Swim Lessons.  Programs start in June.  Learn More
  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


Badger High School Spring Play "The Anatomy of Gray" - May 4, 5 & 6 at 7:00PM in Recital Hall. Tickets are available in the Badger High main office and at the door for $5/person. Badger students are free. Limited seating is available. Learn More Here

District 4K Round Up - May 11, 4-6PM: Central-Denison and Star Center Elementary Schools are rounding up 4K students or the 2017-2018 School Year. Meet the 4K teachers, participate in fun activities, experience the 4K environment & register for school! Learn More

Badger FFA 25th Annual Greenhouse Plant Sale - May 4 - 23 - Don't miss this exciting annual event & your chance to get the best picks of annuals, perennials, vegetables, fruits, shrubs & more. Proceeds benefit the Badger FFA. Get sale times & a list of available plants at Plant Sale Info

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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