November, 2018
Badger High School Newsletter
The principal of Badger High School, Russ Tronsen, announced that Erin Wruk has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior.
A huge congratulations goes out to the Badger girls tennis team! The girls won the Sectional Tournament by a whopping 16 points and qualified as a team for the Team State Tennis Tournament. Badger had three Sectional Champions, two 2nd place finishers, and two 3rd place finishers. Badger also had three flights qualify for Individual State next week. Claudia Huerth, Ava Anderson, Hannah Gage, Lillie Ripkey, and Zaya Iderzul all qualified for individual state. Please congratulate all of the Badger tennis players on their amazing win!
Concern over a dangerous intersection near Lake Geneva Middle School and Badger High School sparked Badger FCCLA members to study traffic patterns in order to advocate for a traffic light at the intersection of WI 120/Edwards Blvd. and Bloomfield Road. In conjunction with the Lake Geneva Police Department, a Road Safety Assessment (RSA) was conducted by FCCLA on September 27 th at 7:00 a.m. and 2:50 p.m., each for approximately 35 minutes, the times of day that the intersection is greatly impacted by students and staff going to and from school through that intersection.
Badger High School Performing Arts presents our fall musical, Mamma Mia! The show runs November 8-10 with shows each day at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will be available online, at the Badger High School main office, and at the box office before each show.
Impressive 21st century learning opportunities were unveiled at Badger High School at the official ribbon cutting event for the new PHab Lab. The event was attended by Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, Wisconsin State Senator Stephen Nass, Mayor Tom Hartz, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction representatives and other state and local level dignitaries, but the stars of the day were the Badger students who gave impressive demonstrations of the new technology that is a growing facet of Badger culture. 
Mr. Reynolds Vocational Skills class decorated the Freshman display case for the month of October. The theme is on being successful by becoming involved in a club or sport.  
The girls golf team qualified for the State Tournament as a team for the first time in school history with a 379 at the Badger Sectional at Grand Geneva. Leading the way with a Sectional best score was Holly Murphy with a 74.

The team, one of only 12 around the state to qualify, played at University Ridge. Congratulations to Holly Murphy, Annie Murphy, Kristin Walczynski, Kayla Kerns, and Kimmy Chappell.
2018 Homecoming Court

Front Row (Left to Right): Ava Gill (Freshman), Kearyn Brennan (Junior), Courtney Armstrong (Junior), Kristin Green (Senior), Hope Ayres Schulz (Senior), Molly Braden (Sophomore), Gina Brumm (Sophomore), Jaiden Lauer (Freshman)

Back Row (Left to Right): TJ Walton (Freshman), Rahim Demir (Junior), Henry Huss (Junior), Eric Castro (Senior), Bradon Bernardo (Senior), Dylan Guaderrama (Sophomore), Ivan Sanchez (Sophomore), Owen Chapman (Freshman) 
Coffee with the Principal
Please join us on Thursday, December 13 at 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. at Badger High School to fill up on a warm cup of coffee and enjoy informal discussion on all things related to Badger High School. Hear about the latest news and events, instructional programs, student achievements, ask questions and/or share concerns. This session is specifically designed for parents and the community to get time with Russ Tronsen, Principal Badger High School. It's also a great time to meet other parents and community members and share in celebrating Badger High School. All parents and community members are welcome. DEC. 13 8:00 AM TO RSVP CALL (262) 348-2000
Bucky's Scholarship Gala


March 1, 2018
Principal Tronsen's Topics
Hello Families,
The month of November kicks-off the busiest time of year. I hope you take pause to take in and enjoy as much as you can. With that, Badger will be in the full swing of things with a variety of shows, musical performances, athletics and special events. Please be sure to check out our calendars for these dates and times. 
We feel it important to share some resources for families in regard to the teen trending issue of “Vaping”. Although not a new phenomenon, it has grabbed the attention of many teens across the country and around the globe. For those that do not know what vaping is, Merriam-Webster defines it: to inhale vapor through the mouth from a usually battery-operated electronic device (such as an electronic cigarette) that heats up and vaporizes a liquid or solid. Schools across the country have recently seen a dramatic increase in the use of these devices as they have become more available for teens to access and can be as small as a flash drive when it comes to concealment. Badger High School is not immune. 
The question now becomes how do we combat this in the schools. It has to be a multi-faceted approach. It has to involve education for all (teachers, staff, students and parents). A hardline approach by the schools to enforce against the use of these devices. Like many other schools out there, we have adjusted our handbook, educate students through Health classes, and have discipline procedures in place to deal with this issue. Additionally the Lake Geneva Police Department has the discretion to cite minors who are in possession of these items. This month I really want to provide you, the reader, with resources to help educate yourself on this topic. This issue doesn’t target a specific type of teen, it targets all teens which makes this such a pervasive issue for schools.

We hope that between the work that can happen at home and the work done by the school, we can help curb this behavior and help safeguard our teens from this dangerous activity. Please take some time to review the resources below, then begin the conversation with your student. Lastly, know what your students have in their possession. When you are not sure of something, ask questions. If that still doesn’t satisfy you then research online or Google it. Thanks for taking the time to read this and consider the resources.
Upcoming Dates to Remember
November 1, 2018 |
  • Jostens Senior Orders/Ring Orders 11:05-12:25 & 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Main Lobby

November 2, 2018 |
  • End of 1st Quarter

November 5, 2018 |
  • DECA Week - November 5 - November 9

November 8, 2018 |
  • 2 Hour Late Start
  • Musical 7:00 p.m. Mamma Mia!

November 9, 2018 |
  • NHS Meeting 7:00 a.m.
  • Musical 7:00 p.m. Mamma Mia!

November 10, 2018 |
  • Musical 7:00 p.m. Mamma Mia!

November 16, 2018 |
  • NIU Jazz Concert 7:00 p.m.

November 18, 2018 |
  • Illumination Ceremony @ Grand Geneva 4:00 p.m.

November 19, 2018 |
  • DECA Holiday Drive Begins

November 20, 2018 |
  • 8 Period Day

November 21, 22, 23, 2018 |
  • No School

November 28, 2018 |
  • Badger & LGMS Fall Choral Festival 3:15 - 5:30 p.m.

Counseling Center
Scholarships are starting to be posted on Career Cruising. Seniors have been sent instructions on how to access them. Emails will go out on a regular basis as more become available through Badger High School.

College Visits
Please keep an eye out for announcements on college reps that are visiting throughout the month of November! We still have several colleges that will be visiting Badger to speak with our students and provide them information. Sign up and get a pass from the counseling center to attend.
Badger Athletics
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Badger Community Education
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