September, 2019
Badger High School Newsletter
News and Information
Straus Named Interim Principal at Badger

“Better never stops,” is the long-term vision for Badger High School’s Interim Principal, Jenny Straus, who will lead Badger after the departure of Russ Tronsen. Straus, who served for 10 years as associate principal prior to her appointment as principal, promises to “continue to grow our educational community’s capacity to bring real-world career and college opportunities to students.” 
Stanton Named Interim Associate Principal at Badger

Katherine Stanton was named Interim Associate Principal at Badger High School at the August meeting of the Lake Geneva-Genoa City UHS Board of Education. Stanton has been a science teacher at Badger since 2011. She previously taught at Oak Creek High School after earning her degree from University of Wisconsin. Stanton earned her Master’s in Educational Administration from Concordia University and, for the past five years, has been Summer School Principal at Badger. She fills the position vacated by the promotion of Jenny Straus to Interim Principal. 
Welcome to Badger, Officer Theon Ward!
Officer Theon Ward will assume the role of School Resource Officer at Badger High School this year.
Picture Retake Day
Remember to mark your calendar for picture retake day which will take place on Friday, October 4 from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the main gym.
Start College Now Applications

Applications for Spring Semester Start College Now classes are due on or before October 1 for semester 2 classes.

See your school counselor for further information.
Lake Geneva Schools welcomes the following new teachers to the districts this year.

Left to Right:
McKenna Gruling - Early Childhood and special education: Star Center and Central-Denison
Taylor Girard - Occupational Therapist - Star Center
Marsha Farmer - 1st grade - Star Center
Lisa Stanton - 4K - Star Center and Central-Denison
Trischia Burdt - Special Education - BHS
Jamie Lutz - Family and Consumer Science - BHS
Chelsea Miller - Science - BHS
Not pictured - Cheryl Naber - Special Education - BHS
Principal's Note
Wonderful start to the 2019-20 school year

Welcome and Welcome Back! I am excited to be the Principal of Badger High School. Being a member of the Badger community for a decade has given me so many opportunities to witness the generosity,compassion, and kindness of our staff, students, and community. Badger is such an amazing place for our students. I believe that Better Never Stops and we will continue to learn and grow to deliver the quality instruction and care our community expects.  

Badger is gearing up to have a wonderful start to our school year. Freshman First Day is designed to help our ninth grade students feel comfortable in the building, meet our teachers, and connect with their year-long mentors. A highlight every year is the student panel answering freshmen questions about Badger and high school life in general.   

In this edition of our Newsletter you will find information on the new staff we’ve welcomed to the Badger family this summer. They are all accomplished educators who will add their voices to the quality education found at Badger. Please take a moment to talk with your teen about the importance of school attendance. Just like in life, if you don’t show up each and every day it is very hard to achieve dreams and goals.

Class meetings are being held the second week of school. Our message is, “Get involved and high school can be the best four years of your life so far.” Please encourage your student to get involved in a club or sport this year. If they do not see anything online or in our student handbook that interests them please have them come in and propose their club ideas to one of the principals. Many of our clubs from bowling to GSA have had their start by student request.

Our staff is excited for what is gearing up to be a very good year at Badger. Please do not hesitate to call or stop by if questions and comments arise throughout the year.  

Enjoy the year,

Jenny Straus
Upcoming Dates to Remember
September 3, 2019 |
  • Freshmen Only First Day

September 4, 2019 |
  • First day for Grades 10-12

October 4, 2019 |
  • Picture Retakes 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Main Gym
Counseling Center
College visits
Throughout the Fall, many colleges will be sending representatives to talk with our students. Please pay attention to announcements and check the counseling calendar on the Badger website for updates on when college representatives will be at Badger.

The Wisconsin Education Fair (WEF) is a college fair designed for students to meet with many college representatives in one day. This year the WEF will be held at Mount Mary College on Tuesday, October 15th. Please stop by the counseling center to sign up and listen for announcements. Transportation will be provided for the morning and students will be back to Badger by lunch.

The PSAT is a standardized test available to Sophomores and Juniors as a way to practice for the ACT and SAT. If students do very well on the PSAT, they would be recognized through the National Merit program and may earn a scholarship. The test will be on Wednesday, October 16th and students will be in testing for the entire day. The cost of the test will be $17.00

Senior Information Nights
The counselors will be holding an informational night for any interested Seniors and their parents regarding senior year, post secondary options, the college application process, financial aid, FAFSA, scholarships, etc. There will be two dates available: Wednesday, September 11th from 6pm-7pm and Wednesday, October 23rd from 6pm-7pm during Parent/Teacher Conferences. We look forward to seeing you there!
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