Welcome to the Jan. 2017 Staff Connect Newsletter
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed a wonderful winter break and are refreshed and ready to rock-n-roll!  

For Lake Geneva Schools, 2017 brings a continued focus on implementing our strategic plan and working together to ensure that all of our students have the skills they need to make the most of their education and their lives, wherever they might lead.

Thank you to all of our teachers and support staff for the work you do to give our students daily opportunities to grow and explore. Your efforts are helping them build character, express leadership in a variety of ways, and develop the thinking skills to comprehend and analyze information that comes at them in a variety of forms. You hold the keys to inspire our students to unlock their limitless potential. Let's turn those keys in 2017! 

District Success Story
Strategic Plan Tie-In:
Developing The Whole Learner

Badger & Jt. 1 Goals In Action:
Develop Transition Programs
Lake Geneva Middle School has been recognized for its strong Academic and Career Planning program for 6-8th graders. LGMS counselors Mrs. Julie Milligan and Mr. Rob Ocker were invited by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to present and share our program best practices at the Wisconsin ACP (Academic and Career Planning) Leadership Conference in Madison Dec. 6 & 7. Learn more:  http://bit.ly/2hmnQGJ

The program was also  featured in the Lake Geneva Regional News  on Dec. 22.

Tech Tips You Can Use

Dan Schmidt, Director of Technology, will regularly serve up tasty tech tips for your classrooms. Contact Dan with questions at dan.schmidt@badger.k12.wi.us. Bon appétit! 

This Month’s Featured Buffet Items…
Curriculum & Instruction Tidbits
Check out Dr. Jan Eckola's latest Curriculum & Instruction TIDBIT on  Formative Assessment: Sure Way to Improve Student Achievement

What strategy can double student learning gains? According to 250 empirical studies, the answer is  formative assessment, defined as the frequent, interactive checking of student progress and understanding in order to identify learning needs and adjust teaching appropriately

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Save The Date & Spread The Word!
Badger National Honor Society & Lake Geneva Lions
Pancake Breakfast - Feb. 11

Time: 8-11a.m.
Location: Badger Commons
Tickets: Purchase from any NHS or Lion's Club member  |  $8 adults, $5 children, kids under 4 are free

All proceeds go towards the Badger High School Chapter of National Honor Society and their efforts to raise money towards the school supply drive with the Families in Need project.

Contact NHS Advisor  Laura-Nicole Shotliff at laura.shotliff@badger.k12.wi.us with questions.
Badger Athletics News
Stay Up to Date on Badger Athletics Events & Successes
on GoBadger.org

The next basketball double-header featuring our boys and girls teams is January 6 vs. Wilmot. Come on out for a fun night & support our home teams!

4:30pm:  Girls JV1 - Court 1; Girls JV2 - Court 2; Boys JV1 - Court 4; Boys JV2 - Court 3
6:00pm:  Girls Varsity Game -  Main Gym
7:30pm: Boys Varsity Game - Main Gym

What Do Cheese & Toilet Paper Have To Do With Math?
The New Manufacturers Alliance in Northeast Wisconsin answers this question with their awesome new "Get Real Math" videos & help students see how they math they are learning in the classroom is used in the real world. More than 20 videos are available, and each one comes with teacher lesson plans and supporting materials. 

Check out the Get Real Math website today! Very cool!
Badger Community Education Winter Programs
Great programs await! Click the booklet to the left to see all offerings & register today!
Follow Our Lake Geneva Schools YouTube Channel!
Missed a holiday concert or wish you could see it again? Find concerts on our new  Lake Geneva Schools YouTube Channel. 
District Scrapbook
Share Your Stories On The Success Button!
Student and staff successes, cool classroom activities, exciting events... there is so much going on in our schools! Please click the Success Button and share your photos and a brief summary so we can share the good news with our school families and community on social media, web & more! Questions? Contact Jennifer Kramp at jennifer.kramp@badger.k12.wi.us or ext. 1103.

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