February, 2019
Badger High School Newsletter
All Juniors Will Take The ACT February 20
On February 20, all juniors in the State of Wisconsin will take the ACT test. This is the assessment used to determine career and college readiness for technical colleges and 2-4 year universities. Whether your student is contemplating attending a university or a technical college, the ACT has importance. All Wisconsin universities use the ACT as part of their admissions process. Students choosing a Technical College path can use the ACT instead of taking a placement test. The ACT test is paid for by the school district and the score may be shared by the student with prospective colleges and technical schools. This is a great opportunity for students to get feedback on where they stand in this process.

On February 21 all juniors will take the WorkKeys test as the second part of the state mandated testing. This test measures student progress in the areas of applied math, reading for information, and locating information. Students who pass all three tests will receive a National Career Readiness Certificate. This certificate is used by many employers, including state and federal government, as part of the employee selection process. 

The test measures academic progress in the areas of math, English, reading, science, and writing. To create a quiet and positive testing environment, students will test at school in the math and world language wing. We are excited to provide this opportunity for juniors. Students will be dismissed for the rest of the day after each day of testing is completed. Please help us by ensuring that your student is present on these days. The make-up test dates are March 12 and 13 respectively.
Lake Geneva Schools Announces the Opening of Two Charter Schools
Lake Geneva Schools announces the opening of two charter schools for the 2019-2020 school year, Maple Park Charter School (4K - 8th Grade) and New Visions Charter School (9th Grade - 12th Grade). The new schools will provide a new and unique learning environment for students.
News and Information
The Badger High School Theater Department will present the Winter Play, Art: It’s All Relative, February 7, 8, and 9 at 7:00 PM in the Badger Recital Hall. 
Badger's Advertising and Promotion class provides students with a unique opportunity to work with local businesses in developing a 45-day integrated marketing campaign.
Educators Credit Union Financial Literacy College Planning

Click on the image to learn more about attending ECU College Planning. This is a free session but pre-registration is required.
Please click "Read More" below for important information regarding the AP exam registration and pre-administration sessions. You can also check out our website for descriptions and to view short video clips on all AP classes offered at Badger. Click here to go directly to the website.
Safety Measures in Lake Geneva Schools
Badger Visual Art Students Receive Awards
Hidden in Plain Sight

Free substance awareness program. Click on picture above for complete details.
Interested in a summer school class. Summer School will run June 10 - 28, Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Registration is open February 1 - 15.
Applying classroom learning to the real world, Youth Apprenticeship is open to juniors and seniors. Students who have a strong career interest and corresponding coursework may apply by selecting Youth Apprenticeship when registering for 2019-2020 classes. See Mrs. Collins for more information.
Principal Tronsen's Topics
Course Selection Time

Yes it is that time of year already: course requests for the 2019-2020 school year. This should be an exciting time as your student is about to begin planning for the next school year. This will be our second year of doing course selections online. Teachers have gone in and made course recommendations for your student in advance to help guide them to the appropriate next level courses. This takes the guesswork out and makes it more streamlined for both the student and family assisting with this process.

Elective opportunities abound at Badger High School. We are always talking about the great opportunities we have for students. Please encourage your student to branch out and try something new.

Please take some time to discuss the course selection process with your student. Make selections carefully as once we build schedules making changes becomes very difficult. Also, keep in mind what future plans a student may have with courses and mapping them out to make sure you can get all the necessary prerequisites out of the way. I wish you and your student well as you begin the course request process for the 2019-2020 school year!

The State ACT and Work Keys Test will be administered on Wednesday, February 20th and Thursday, February 21st. Be sure to encourage good rest, hydration, and eating a good breakfast those days. Students will be on campus this year for the testing. Some light snacks and water will be provided; but again please encourage eating a substantial breakfast that day. Also, note that when they are done with testing for the day they may leave for the remainder of the day. Lunch will be served in our cafeteria after testing as well. Thanks for your help!
Upcoming Dates to Remember
February 2, 2019 |
  • Forensics @ Union Grove

February 8, 2019 |
  • ACT Student Workshop 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

February 7, 8, 9, 2019 |
  • Winter Play 7:00 p.m. Recital Hall

February 9, 2019 |
  • Mock Trial Regional Competition

February 13, 2019 |
  • Freshmen Parent Night Main Gym 6:00 p.m.
  • Trap Shooting Meeting Recital Hall 5:30 p.m.

February 14, 2019 |
  • 2 Hour Late Start
  • MyLIFE PE Center

February 15, 2019 |
  • Forensics @ Milton

February 18, 2019 |
  • Even Block Day

February 19, 2019 |
  • Odd Block Day

February 20, 2019 |
  • ACT - Juniors
  • 8 Period Day
  • Area Band Festival

February 21, 2019 |
  • ACT Workkeys
  • 8 Period Day

February 22, 2019 |
  • No School - Teacher Inservice

February 23, 2019 |
  • Daddy/Daughter Dance
  • Forensics @ Westosha

February 25, 2019 |
  • Midwinter Band Concert 7:00 p.m.

February 26, 2019 |
  • District Orchestra Festival @ Lake Geneva Middle School 6:00 p.m.

February 28, 2019 |
  • Forensics @ Burlington
Counseling Center
Class Registration
Class registration will be taking place from February 1st - February 15th. We will be having students select courses for the 2019-2020 school year via PowerSchool once again. 

Course Add/Drop Procedure
Once a student chooses their courses and the selection window closes, those classes will be permanent.

Junior Conferences
Parents of Juniors have received an invitation to sign up online for a meeting with parent, student and counselor. In this meeting we will be discussing graduation requirements, post graduation plans, scholarships, transcripts, and more. If you still need to set up your appointment time, please contact your child's counselor.

ACT Testing
On February 20th and 21st, all Juniors will be taking the ACT test. This year Juniors will be taking the ACT at Badger High School. All costs and registration will be taken care of by Badger. For more information on the ACT test itself, please go to   ACTstudent.org.

There are still several scholarships available for seniors to apply for. Senior students have been given instructions on how to access scholarships via Career Cruising where information on each scholarship can be found, as well as the applications. For those Seniors planning to attend a UW school in the fall, check out some other scholarships at this link:  https://uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/counselors/navigating-financial-aid/uw-system-scholarship-links/

Placement Testing
Now that many seniors are making a decision on which school they will be attending in the Fall, placement testing will be happening. Students that are attending UW colleges will need to complete placement testing. To register for placement testing and for more information regarding placement testing, please visit the following website:  https://testing.wisc.edu/centerpages/regionaltesting.html

Start College Now Registration
If you are interested in taking any Start College Now courses during the Fall semester, the deadline is quickly approaching. The deadline to enroll in Start College Now courses is March 1st, 2019. Please see Mrs. Collins in the main office for more information and registration information.

Work Permits
If a work permit is needed, please see Mrs. Ingersoll in the counseling center. You will need $10 cash, your social security card, and a letter from the employer stating that you will be working there. If Mrs. Ingersoll is not available, you can get a work permit from city hall.
Badger Athletics
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Sitzberger Company
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Steinke Lazarczyk Funeral Home
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Upper Crust Pizzeria
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