December, 2018
Badger High School Newsletter
The next parent-teacher conferences will be held on Wednesday, December 12 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the PE center.
FCCLA Baked and Delivered 400 Rolls

Badger High School FCCLA baked and delivered over 400 rolls to the Walworth County Food Pantry just in time for Thanksgiving. The flour was donated by King Arthur Flour through their Bake for Good program. Pictured, left to right, 
Deanna Giovingo, FCCLA Advisor, Jasmin Jimenez, Annabelle Jimenez, Molly Braden, Yuilana Ovalle, and Susan Hughes from Walworth County Food Pantry.
Wednesday, December 12 during parent-teacher conferences Badger will hold informational sessions "All About AP" and "Senior Scholarships".
Want to make a difference:? Volunteer at our MyLIFE Event on Thursday, February 14th!

MyLIFE is a financial literacy event for our junior class. Students tell us what career they want in their future. Through a computer program, a life is created for them that gives them a salary, marital status and number of children and pets. They then have to navigate through a month's worth of bills on their salary which can be a challenge! Volunteers man the various stations including car buying, real estate, insurance, utilities, childcare, groceries and more. The program is brought to us by Community State Bank.

To volunteer, contact Marie Collins at 262-348-2006.

Fall One Act Performed in
La Crosse
The Badger High School Fall One Act Play "The Firecracker Incident" performed at the state level in La Crosse after advancing to state on November 3.

Badger High School Breakfast with Santa and Annual Craft & Vendor Holiday Fair

Saturday, Dec. 1st marks an early sighting of Santa Claus in the Lake Geneva Badger High School Commons. The Badger Music Department fundraiser runs from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. There will be plenty of music and youth activities surround the family breakfast, an annual event at the school.

Pictures with Santa are available before or after dining. The meal includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, applesauce, milk, juice and coffee. Enjoy listening to some holiday favorites played by Badger Music Students while you eat. Crafts will be available for the children following breakfast. 

The cost is $5 for kids ages 3 - 12 and $7 for adults/teens aged 12 and up. Tickets are available at the door or in the school office during school hours. Ample parking is available on school grounds.

Come for the Santa Breakfast and stay to shop! Badger DECA is hosting its 3rd Annual Craft & Vendor Holiday Fair from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on December 1st. With over 50 vendors, it's the perfect place to shop for those unique Christmas gifts! The event is free. Come out and help to support local crafters, artisans, chefs & small business owners.
Principal Tronsen's Topics
Happy Holidays

We are rapidly heading into the Winter Break from December 22-January 6th, then, following that, the end of first semester on January 18th. 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 12th we will be having another round of Parent/Teacher Conferences in our PE Center from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Also that night, we will have a special AP Presentation at 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. This is great for any students and family to attend to learn more about our AP program. Following that there will be a Scholarship Information presentation at 6:00 p.m. This is vital information for all Seniors looking at post-secondary after high school. Those who attend the scholarship session will be entered in for a special $250.00 scholarship to be awarded in the spring at Senior Awards and Scholarship night!

December 13th from 8:00-9:00 a.m. is my first “Coffee with the Principal”. I welcome anyone to attend and hear about the new things going on at Badger. It will also allow time for open discussion about ideas and concerns the community may have. Please help us by registering for this event by calling 262-348-2000 to RSVP.

Breakfast with Santa and the Holiday Vendor Fair at Badger are coming up on Saturday, December 1st at Badger High School in the Commons and PE Center.

As we deal with the cold weather and the many other challenges that come with it, please be sure to remember any and all school cancellations will be communicated to you via School Messenger. You also 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!
Upcoming Dates to Remember
December 1, 2018 |
  • Pancake Breakfast with Santa 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • DECA Vendor Fair 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Christmas Parade 5:00 p.m.

December 5, 2018 |
  • DECA Sports & Entertainment Conference - Milwaukee

December 10, 2018 |
  • Choir/Orchestra Holiday Concert 7:00 p.m.

December 12, 2018 |
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

December 13, 2018 |
  • 2 Hour Late Start

December 14, 2018 |
  • NHS Meeting 7:00 - 7:30 a.m.

December 17, 2018 |
  • Band Holiday Concert 7:00 p.m.

December 19, 2018 |
  • Jazz @ Popeye's

December 24 - January 4, 2019 |
  • No School - Winter Break

Counseling Center
As parents and guardians, January is your reminder to file your taxes. For the college bound student, this is a reminder to fill out the FAFSA form if you have not done so yet. FAFSA stands for the  Free Application For Federal Student Aid . Any student looking to obtain federally funded grants and loans must complete the FAFSA in order to determine eligibility. Some students feel they will not be eligible for these types of aid and choose not to complete the form; however, keep in mind this form is sometimes a requirement in order to obtain additional scholarships and work study opportunities.
The online course selection will be done through PowerSchool and it will be available during each class registration week. After the online course selection window closes, any changes will need to be done by meeting with a counselor. The course guide will be available online this year on the Badger website. Please reference that when selecting courses. Information will begin to come out through the month of January as to how students will go online and select courses.
There will be a presentation on scholarships during the Parent/Teacher Conferences coming up in December. Graduating seniors should continue to apply for the many scholarship opportunities available on  Career Cruising . Several emails were sent to the senior class with information on how to access Career Cruising for scholarships. The General Scholarship Application is due on January 6th. There are many scholarships that have due dates later this spring as well. Please be aware of the criteria when applying, what the specific due date is and where to send the completed application. Good luck!

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.

Throughout the Spring, the counselors will be meeting with Juniors and their families to go over important information regarding the remainder of Junior year and what to expect for Senior year. A letter will be sent home regarding the meeting and how to book your appointment for this meeting. Please watch for this letter in the mail in the coming weeks.

On November 7th the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater held their seventh onsite admission at Badger High School. We would like to congratulate the students that received admission into the university. 
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