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"Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells".....

There is a lot going on this month at Badger High School.  A variety of holiday events from concerts, to Breakfast with Santa, and the Holiday Vendor Fair, to name a few.  Please take advantage of these great opportunities to help support our students and Badger High School.  For a list of events, please visit the   Badger Calendar of Events.

We are rapidly heading into the Winter Break from December 23-January 2nd, then, following that, the end of first semester on January 20.  It is extremely important to make sure your students are keeping up with academics as when we return from break things happen pretty quickly.  Be sure to encourage your student to use their time wisely to stay on track academically.  

On December 7 we will be having another round of Parent/Teacher Conferences in our PE Center from 3:30-7:00 p.m.  At the last conferences we had record turnout which we hope to repeat.  Our teachers really look forward to having face-to-face conferences with you.  

During this holiday season it is important to give and help out others.  Our Business Department through DECA does a wonderful Holiday Drive each year to support local families and brighten up their holidays.  If you are interested in helping out, please feel free to visit the Lake Geneva Wal-Mart and purchase something from the giving tree located in the store, or feel free to donate money to Badger High School and let the student members do the shopping on your behalf. We appreciate any and all support with this drive.

As we deal with the cold weather and many other challenges that come with that, please be sure to remember any and all school cancellations will be communicated to you via school messenger, or you can watch for closings on the following news stations: TMJ 4, FOX 6, WISN 12 or listen to Lake 96.1 WLKG.  Please be sure to update PowerSchool with your current contact information in order to receive these notifications.

I wish all of you a festive holiday season full of much cheer and happiness!

" Badger High School is a Value Up school .  We recognize that each person in this school is valuable and of equal value.  That value is not determined by appearance, success, intelligence, or behavior.  It is found in our potential to treat each other well, to learn and grow, and because tomorrow has yet to be lived."
Russ Tronsen
Principal, Badger High School

Associate Principal Corner - Ms. Straus

For monthly updates highlighting the main events at Badger and pertinent information for students, parents, and the larger Badger community, please 
visit:  AP Straus

December 3          Pancake Breakfast/8:00AM/Commons
December 3          DECA Vendor Fair/9:00AM/PE Center
December 3          Christmas Parade/5:00PM    
December 5          Holiday Band Concert/7:00PM
December 7          Parent/Teacher Conferences/3:30 - 7:00PM/PE Center
                               Senior Parent Scholarship Night/6:00-7:00PM/Recital Hall
December 8          2 Hour Late Start
December 8          MY LIFE
December 12        Choir/Orchestra Concert/7:00PM
December 14        Jazz @ Popeyes/5:00PM
December 23 -
January 2              No School
Kick off your holidays Dec. 3 with Breakfast with Santa from 8-11AM & then shop the Holiday Craft Fair from  9AM-3PM. Click image for details.
Lake Geneva Schools will be making the season bright with an incredible line-up of holiday music events! 


Badger Up & Out, a student run organization centered around philanthropy, students helping other students, is looking for gift donations for our Presents for Parents event. We need craft supplies and gifts. Any and all donations appreciated. 

We are specifically hoping for...

-Mason Jars
-Wine Glasses
-Baseball Caps
-Fuzzy Socks
-Picture Frames

For more information or to donate, contact Up and Out club advisor Shannon Previte via email at

Donations can be dropped off in the Badger Main Office on or before December 16 with a note that it is for Up and Out.

Thank you in advance for helping others through your donation!

Badger Good News
Congratulations, Math Students of the Month

Alexandra Perez  was nominated by Mr. Steve Dowden as an extraordinary student.  She is always ready and eager to learn and approaches math and life with a positive attitude.

Rafaelle Moser-Baglio was nominated by Mr. Jim Jacobson.  Rafaelle has demonstrated excellent understanding and application of concepts and skills in relation to the learning outcome in Calculus.  

Congratulations, Model United Nations

Badger's Model UN participated in a two-day Model Organization of American States simulation in mid-November. 

Braden Kundert, Alexis Wisdom, Carson Derda, Hannah Gage, Hannah Williams and Mia Trent represented the country of Chile, and Logan Rogers, Peter Merry, Cassidy Geise, Zane Gallagher, Kaleigh Krause, Hazel Cicero, Doug Reuss and Ellie Elmudesi represented the country of Guatemala. 

Braden Kundert received three awards:  best orator, best research, and best delegate. 

Chile came in third for overall Best Delegation; however, both delegations were acknowledged for their collaboration and diplomatic work. Way to go Badger delegates!

Congratulations, Performing Arts

Congrats to our 27 Badger theater students who participated in the Wisconsin High School State Theater Competition on Nov. 18. 

Their production of the One Act Play, Amelia Earhart: Flights of F ancy, received numerous awards, including  Outstanding Ensemble, for the entire casts' effort, Outstanding Crew, Outstanding Direction, as well as Critic's Choice, the highest award a One Act play can receive.   Brianna Havens was also awarded an individual Outstanding Acting Award for her portrayal of Amelia Earhart.
Students have been working on the play since September, rehearsing in the evenings, and competed at the District level first in mid October.  After advancing, they competed at the Sectional Level in Early November and earned the high honor of advancing to State.
Students involved in the production included Brianna Havens, Grace Elmudesi, Heidi Engermann, Alayna Thies, Lauren Lindner, Ava Manion, Kaitlyn Guest, Kayla Ball, Lindsey Bland, Anna Schuerr, Kelly Locander, Angela Lonigero, Hunter Ostwaska, Jeremy Kremser, Jackson Bruns, Colin Lee, Ted Santi, Drew Schnering, Nathan Hancock, Colin Ring, Liam Tisa, Hunter Aulds, Kyle Bush, Matthew Zaremba, Lucas Lyons and Kylin McHugh.
Technical Crew: Piper Radtke
Assistant Student director: Olivia May
Theater Teacher and Director: Andrew Stoltenberg

Congratulations Victoria!

Congr atulations to Badger senior Victoria Hodkiewicz 
who signed with Loyola for  Volleyball. Congrats Victoria!
Congratulations Morgan!

Congratulations to Badger senior Morgan Moore 
who signed her letter of int ent to attend UW-Parkside and play softball! Congrats Morgan!

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Badger Reminders

Seniors please remember to stop in the main office to check the spelling of your name for your diploma by December 2. 

Senior Baby Photos for the Class of 2017

Put your student's baby picture in the back of the yearbook with a congratulatory statement.  Creating a baby photo ad is optional, but it is a great way to celebrate your senior student's accomplishments.  By submitting photographs to the Badger High School yearbook staff you are acknowledging that you are following copyright laws and have the right to use and print the images that you are submitting.  

The cost is $30 (1/8 page) and $60 (1/4 page).

Create your own baby photo ad on
Want the yearbook staff to design an ad for you?  Click here for instructions

Due date:  January 6, 2017

News From Badger's Counseling Center
During the month of December we will continue to assist seniors with post high school planning and college applications.  The Counseling Department is also encouraging students to continue to search for scholarship opportunities. You can find many scholarships available on the Badger website. REMINDER: The general scholarship application is due on January 6, 2017.  Other scholarships have different due dates so pay attention to those as you are applying. 
Do not forget to attend the Parent/Student Scholarship Information Night on December 7th at 6:00PM in the recital hall. The scholarship information night will allow students and parents to gather information and ask questions that you may have regarding the scholarship process.
Thank you to all of those who helped support the Bucky Scholarship Gala in November!
On November 18th the University of Wisconsin Whitewater held their fifth onsite admission at Badger High School. We would like to congratulate the students that received admission into the university.
This year course registration will be taking place in January. Now is a good time for students and parents to start looking over the course guide and thinking about classes for next year. The course guide will be getting moved online to the Badger website for quick and easy access to students and parents.

News You Can Use
Badger December Lunch Menu - click here

Community Education
Winter classes are now forming.   Register  online or learn more by visiting the website: - search Community Education page or call Marie at 262-348-2006.  
Click on the image above for the full winter catalog.

The Bager Fitness Center is open 6-9PM, Monday-Thursday evenings when school is in  session! Just $2 per visit.

Hea lth Insurance Marketplace

Need help understanding your options for health insurance?  Free and open to the public is this local, no-obligation assistance available to you to help you understand your Marketplace, Medicare, BadgerCare, and health insurance options.  

Badger High School Strategic Plan

Badger Board Goals 2016-17

1.  Develop a Plan to Implement the Strategic Plan
2.  Develop Transition Programs
3.  Exceed State Averages in All Tested Areas on Standardized Tests
4.  Demonstrate Fiscal Responsibility While Improving on Our Educational Programs and Facilities.  

Featured Photo of the Month
Have a great photo of a Badger activity/event that you would like featured as the Photo of the Month?  Submit it to

Badger High School
220 E. South Street 
Lake Geneva, WI 53147