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Principal Tronsen's Topics
Course Selection Time

Yes it is that time of year already: course requests for the 2018-2019 school year. This should be an exciting time as your student is beginning to plan for the next school year. This will be our second year of doing course selections online. Teachers have gone into PowerSchool to make course recommendations for your student 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 members 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 are rolling out new courses next school year. They are: Earth Science and Space Science; (both semester-long courses which qualify for science credit toward graduation). We are also bringing back a civics related course (American Government) for juniors and seniors which will satisfy graduation requirements and is also where the civics test for graduation will be administered.

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 2018-2019 school year!


The State ACT and Work Keys Test will be administered on Tuesday February 27th and Wednesday February 28th. Be sure to encourage good rest, hydration, and eating a good breakfast those days. Students will be bussed off campus to The Ridge Hotel for the testing. Some light snacks and refreshment will be provided but again, please encourage eating a substantial breakfast that day. Thanks for your help!
News You Can Use
What is the Look App?
What is the Look app? Why should parents care? What do users say about the Look app? What can parents do? Please click link below to learn more about the Look app or click on the picture to the left to view the video.

Badger No Longer Subsidizing Driver's Education
As of June 30, 2018, Badger High School will no longer be subsidizing the cost of taking CESA 2 driver's education. Beginning July 1, 2018 and after, students will pay the full price to take the CESA 2 driver's education program.  
Teacher and Support Staff of the Year Nominations
Lake Geneva Schools has a tradition of honoring outstanding Joint #1 and Lake Geneva-Genoa City Union High School educators and support staff employees of the year. Please consider submitting a nomination form. Click on the links below for more information.

Upcoming Events & Reminders
February 3 Forensics @ Union Grove
February 8 Winter Play
February 9 Winter Play
February 9 NSH Meeting 6:45 a.m.
February 10 Winter Play
February 10 Mock Trial Regional Competition @ Janesville
February 12 Masterworks Concert
February 13 FFA District Speaking Contest @ Badger
February 14 Strolling Serenades
February 14 Course Selection Closes for Incoming Freshmen
February 16 Course Selection Closes for Current Students
February 17 Forensics @ Westosha
February 17 Jazz Concert 7:00 p.m.
February 19 Academic Bowl @ Delavan-Darien
February 21 Area Band Festival Day
February 23 No School - Teacher Inservice
February 23 Forensics @ Milton
February 24 NHS & Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
February 26 Midwinter Band Concert
February 27 ACT Plus Writing
February 27 Area Strings Festival @ LGMS
February 28 Workkeys 11th Grade
A Time for Love
Badger High School theater presents... A Time for Love. The play will run February 8, 9, 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Badger's Recital Hall.

This is a limited seating engagement - only 160 seats a night.

Get your tickets early at Badger's main office or call 262-348-2000.
NHS & Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, February 24th, from 7:30-11:00 a.m., the Lake Geneva Lions Club and the Badger chapter of the National Honor Society will be holding their 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast in the Badger High School Commons (off of Wells St.). Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students, and children under 4 are free. They may be purchased in the Badger High School front office, from an NHS member, online on the school webpage, or at the door. Proceeds go to the Backpack Benefactor Project, which provides school supplies to children in need.
AP Exam Information
Advanced Placement Exams will take place in May 2018. General information, Information on exams, and payment procedures can be found by clicking on the following links. For for information or questions, please contact Jan Lazzaroni at 262-348-2000 ext. 2603.

Badger Good News
DECA members participate at DECA District 6 competition
Fifty-eight students from Badger High School competed at the DECA District 6 Career Development Conference on Saturday, January 6, 2018. DECA members traveled to Racine Case High School to compete in 28 occupational series events. Over 600 students from southeast Wisconsin participated in this conference. 

Congratulations Tanner Fields
The Lake Geneva-Genoa City UHS Board of Education recognized Tanner Fields, National Honor Society, at the January meeting.
One Act Play Cast Recognized
The Lake Geneva-Genoa City UHS Board of Education recognized the One Act Play cast and Mr. Stoltenberg at the January meeting.
Visual Art Students Earn Awards
The Badger visual art students listed below have earned awards and recognition in the statewide 2018 Scholastic Art Competition. Please join us in congratulating these talents students.

Math Student of the Month
Curtis Knaack and Emma Devries are both amazing role models in Mrs. Larwa's Honors Algebra 2 classes. Their strong math skills and amazing work ethic, coupled with great attitudes, rewarded them the honor of receiving the highest grade on the Semester 1 Final Exam. They are both more than willing to help their classmates with homework and Mrs. Larwa loves having them in her class. Congratulations Curtis and Emma! Keep up the good work.
Students Received Gateway Technical College T-shirts for Dual Credit Classes
Students registered in Badger classes receiving Gateway Technical College credit received T-Shirts from Gateway to highlight their success. To learn more about Transcripted Credit talk to any Career/Tech Ed teacher or Mrs. Collins in the Main Office. 
Counseling Center
News from Your Badger Counselors
Class Registration
Class registration will be taking place from January 31st-February 16th. We will be having students select courses for the 2018-2019 school year via PowerSchool once again. Course guides and directions for selecting courses will be handed out to students on January 29th. 

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

Junior Conferences
Parents of Juniors have received 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. If you still need to set up your appointment time, please contact your child's counselor.

ACT Testing
On February 27th and 28th, 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   ACTstudent.org .

There are several scholarships available to seniors. 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 begin. 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

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, 2018. 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.

Badger Athletics
Athletics Information
A special thanks to all the area businesses that have been outstanding in their support by donating to make this publication possible as well as their continued support of Badger Athletics. Click on the picture to the left to view the winter sports guide.

Community Education
Winter Community Education
Winter community education class registration is in full swing. Click the catalog to the left to view all offerings.

Preparing for College
For more information on the upcoming community education class Preparing for College for Middle School and High School Parents and Students click here.

The class is free but pre-registration is required.
Parenting the Love & Logic Way
Parenting/teaching with less stress! Learn LOVE and LOGIC techniques that work!

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