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Yes, it's that time of year already: course selections for the 2017-2018 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. We have enhanced this process from last year in the sense that 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 guess work 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.  Speaking of new, we have a brand new course next year that bridges core academics with an elective.  It is our Geometry in Construction course.  Students will earn a credit in Math and also a credit in Woodworking by taking this cooperative course.  This is a great chance for a student to bridge what they are learning in math by connecting it to practical application through building structures.  We are excited to serve up this opportunity next school year.

Please take some time to discuss the course selection process with your student, and review the course registration instruction packet provided by our guidance department. 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 pre-requisites out of the way.  I wish you and your student well as you begin the course selection process for the 2017-2018 school year!

Russ Tronsen
Badger  High School

"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."


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

February 1          Incoming Freshmen Parent Night 6:00PM
February 9          2 Hour Late Start
February 9          Winter Play  7:00PM
February 10        Winter Play  7:00PM
February 11        Winter Play  7:00PM
                             Music Dept. Casino Night 5-9PM Geneva Lake Museum
                             NHS and Lions Pancake Breakfast 8:00-11:00AM
                             Mock Trial Competition @ Janesville
February 13        Choir Masterworks Concert 7:00PM
February 14        Strolling Serenades
February 15        Badger Annual Variety (Talent) Show  7:00PM
February 17        No School Inservice
Febrary 27          Mid-Winter Band Concert 7:00PM
Febrary 28          ACT Grade 11
                            Area Strings Festival 6:00PM           

Badger Winter Play Poster
Badger Theater Pre sents . . .  Passengers by Sam Bobrick

The Badger High School Theater Department will present the Winter Play  Feb. 9 , 10, 11 at  7:00 PM  in the Badger High School Recital Hall.  Seating is limited to 150/night.  Everyone is encouraged to get their tickets ahead of time in the main office or by calling 262-348-2000 to reserve them ahead of time.  Tickets are $5.

In the play Passengers, written by Sam Bobrick, the audience becomes observers of the scenes and interactions that take place one rainy late winter day in a small town bus station.  As passengers move in and out of the station, the audience witnesses new love interests, arguments. broken relationships, dreams and friendships.  While each character and scene is different and not related, all of them share a connection by looking far into their future and wondering what might lay beyond.  From an over zealous security guard to a jovial bag lady to a man who quits smoking with socks, the play has scenes of humor, wit, happiness, love, hope, and despair.  The play has 12 different scenes with 33 different characters, utilizing 31 Badger High School actors.  Come enjoy an evening as the proverbial "fly on the wall" this  Feb. 9, 10, or 11.  Tickets will go fast, so stop by the front office or call to reserve yours now by calling 262-348-2000.

Music Department 
Casino Night Fundraiser

The Badger High School music department will be hosting their annual Casino Night Fundraiser on Saturday, February 11, 2017.  Funds raised will aid the department and their upcoming music department trip to Florida.     Click here to view flyer.

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite at: Eventbrite

Are you interested in receiving text alerts from the school district?

We will be enabling the text messaging feature within SchoolMessenger currently used for district all-calls and emails. The system will be configured to send text messages to cell phone numbers whose recipients have agreed to receive them.

On February 15th the district will send an opt-in message to your cell phone number.  Recipients can easily opt-in in response to the opt-in message by sending "Y" (or "Yes"), via text message, to our district short code number which is 67587. We will continue with a few follow-up opt-in reminders throughout the school year.

We encourage parents and guardians wishing to participate to confirm that their cell phone number is correct in PowerSchool.  You may verify this by logging into your PowerSchool parent account, clicking on the E-Registration button, advance to Guardians Tab to view and update your Primary Phone with your cell phone number. Press Save before signing out.   If you have questions, please call the school office.

Be aware that wireless providers may charge for individual text messages, depending on the plan associated with your cell phone.  Please consult your cell carrier if you are uncertain.

If you have any questions about receiving text alerts from the school district please call or email
National Honor Society & Lake Geneva Lions Club
Pancake Breakfast

In conjunction with the Lake Geneva Lions Club, Badger High School's National Honor Society will be hosting a pancake breakfast in the Badger High School commons on February 11 from 8:00AM - 11:00AM.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children, and under 4 are free.  Tickets can be purchased from members of either organization or online at 

All proceeds go towards the Badger High School Chapter of National Honor Society and their efforts to raise money towards the school supply drive with the Families in Need project.
Open Enrollment

Know someone who is interested in open enrolling in Lake Geneva Schools for the 2017-18 school year? The Wisconsin open enrollment window is  February 6 - April 28

Get more information on our website at
Nominate A "Teacher of the Year" By Feb. 16

Do you have a favorite teacher or know of educator or support staff who goes above and beyond and deserves recognition? Please nominate him/her for our Lake Geneva Schools Teacher and Support Staff of the Year Awards by Feb. 16. 

Get details and nomination forms here: 
Badger Good News
Badger High School Artists Recognized 
At State Art Competition  

Congratulations, Math Student of the Month,
Sophia Georges

The math student of the month was nominated by Mrs. Soley-Johnson.  

Sophia Georges has overcome many challenges in her honors course with enthusiasm and a positive attitude.  She has to continually work harder than her peers but she continues to persevere!  She is a model student!

Badger DECA traveled to Racine Case High School to compete in the District 6 Conference with over 500 other students from 15 area high schools.

Badger continued an excellent run of competitive event success by bringing 54 students who earned medals in written tests, and two role-play events.  Badger took home 62 medals and 23 trophies for top 4 finishes.  

Congratulations to the following students for their overall placement:
4th place
Jack Murphy - Automotive Services
Jackie Carper - Business Services

3rd place
Eddie Dunn - Economics
Charley Giese and Seth Murphy - Buying and Merchandising
Alex Blay and Patrick Crist - Financial Services
Peter Merry - Hotel and Lodging
Katelyn Guest - Human Resource Management
Cayleen Ryan - Personal Financial Literacy
Nick Aufmuth and Louie Burmeister - Sports and Entertainment

2nd place
Zander Zilly - Economics
Carson Derda - Business Finance
Thomas Guske and Nathan Gibson - Buying and Merchandising
Cassidy Giese and Zander Zilly - Hospitality Services
Ximena Morales - Quick Serve Restaurant
Katie Schuster - Retail Merchandising

1st place
Carson Hillier and Eddie Dunn - Business Law and Ethics
Jack Egan - Human Resource Management

Thanks to everyone for their support!

News From Badger's Counseling Center
Class Registration
Class registration for the next school year starts Feb. 1 - Feb. 15. New this year, we are moving to full online class registration for our current students. An informational letter was recently sent home with details. Click HERE for detailed instructions on how to log on and select classes through PowerSchool. Please be patient with Badger during this transition.

Course Add/Drop Procedure
A letter was recently sent home explaining our new course add/drop procedure. Please pay close attention to this when working with students to select classes for next year. 

Junior Conferences
Parents of Juniors will be receiving an invitation for a meeting with parent, student and counselor. In this meeting we will be discussing graduation requirements, post graduation plans, scholarships, transcripts, and more.

ACT Testing
On February 28th and March 1st, all Juniors will be taking the ACT test. This year Juniors will be taking the ACT at the Ridge and transportation will be provided the morning of the test. All costs and registration will be taken care of by Badger. For more information on the ACT test itself, please go to

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: 

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:

Youth Options Registration
If you are interested in taking any Youth Options courses during the Fall semester, the deadline is quickly approaching. The deadline to enroll in Youth Option courses is March 1st, 2017. 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. Ott 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. Ott is not available, you can get a work permit from city hall.

News You Can Use
Badger February Lunch Menu - click here

AP Exam Information

AP (Advanced Placement) Exams take in place May 2017

Click on the name of each document listed in blue to view for important information.

Important Dates:

Registration Deadline is Friday, March 17, 2017

All students must participate in a pre-administration session to complete exam-related paperwork.  Your session is during your first AP class of the day.  Report to class for attendance then to pre-administration session in the Recital Hall.
 *Note all AP Students should have received hard copies of the Registration Form and Bulletin for AP Students and Parents from their AP Teacher but they are here and on the Badger High School website for your convenience and for any student wishing to take an AP Exam.

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.
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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
Thank you Brandy for submitting this great photo!

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