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Principal Tronsen's Topics
School Wrap-Up Time

The warmer weather has arrived! That brings us to the last few weeks of school. Help your students stay on track with their academics. I encourage conversations with your students about what is going on in their classes and what sorts of projects and tests they have with final exams in just 4 short weeks. As always, encourage them to stay after school in one of our academic labs for extra help or a structured work environment. Do not hesitate to reach out to teachers for any questions you may have. It is in all of our best interest to keep on top of our students in the last four weeks of school.

Junior Prom

The Junior Class Prom is coming up quickly on Saturday, May 12 th , at the Abbey Resort in Fontana. This is a great event for students to experience, perhaps their first formal event. As a school we always look forward to this event and seeing our students looking sharp. Please discuss with your students about proper behavior and staying safe. I hope to see many of you at the grand march!

Parents of Seniors:
·          Please be sure that all student fees/fines are paid up by the end of the year. Contact Kristyn Skipper at 262-348-2000 ext. 2001 to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
·          All Seniors must meet all the requirements in order to participate in the ceremony. If a student has not met their requirements they may make arrangements to continue their work but will not be able to walk in our ceremony.
·          Graduation is Sunday, June 3rd. If there is nice weather, we will be outside and you will not need tickets. If inside, your students will be issued tickets at graduation practice. Overflow seating will be in our auditorium, if need be.
News You Can Use
Please pay any outstanding lunch account balance by the end of the school year. Any money left in the meal account will carry forward to the 2018-19 school year.
For balance information, or to request a refund if moving out of the district, please call 262-348-1015. 

Por favor pague cualquier saldo pendiente en su cuenta de almuerzo antes de final del año escolar. Cualquier deuda pendiente será transferida al siguiente año escolar 2018-2019.
Para obtener información sobre el balance o si se muda fuera del distrito escolar y necesita solicitar un reembolso, por favor llame al 262-348-1015. 

Upcoming Events & Reminders
May 3 Spring Play
May 4 Spring Play
May 5 Spring Play
May 5 State Solo & Ensemble @ UW-Parkside
May 7 Orchestra Concert 7:00 p.m.
May 10 2 Hour Late Start
May 12 Prom @ The Abbey Resort
May 14 Band Concert 7:00 p.m.
May 16 Music Awards 6:00 p.m.
May 18 Underclassmen Awards
May 20 Senior Awards/Scholarships 1:00 p.m.
May 23 Area Jazz Fest
May 28 No School
May 30 Jazz @ Popeyes
May 30 Final Exams Periods 1, 3, 5
May 31 Final Exams Periods 2, 4, 6
June 1 Final Exams Periods 7, 8
June 1 NHS Induction Ceremony 7:00 p.m.
June 3 Graduation 1:30 p.m.
The Hope and Heartache Diner
Diners are a special place. You can get your coffee, fall in love, and find light when the world is dark. Duke’s Diner is a family business - four generations strong.

On the day before Felix is to leave for college, she decides she wants one last hurrah. She plans on doing the full run - working at the family diner open to close, all day - just like her grandpa did when he was a teenager. But why? Everyone knows Felix never cared about the diner before. Why is she trying so hard to connect? Throughout the day, Felix realizes leaving home is easier said than done, family is about more than just relationships, and starting over is an intimidating process. Other people, she realizes, are what really matter. Through memories, flashbacks, and real time interactions, Felix discovers who she is, where she has come from, and what she wants to become. This family appropriate heartfelt comedy runs May 3, 4, 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Badger Recital Hall. Tickets are limited to 170 each night, so buying ahead of time is highly encouraged. Tickets are available in the Badger Front office or by calling 262-348-2000. All tickets are $5.
NHS Induction Ceremony
The National Honor Society Induction Ceremony is June 1st at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. Reception to follow. All are welcome.
FFA Greenhouse to Open Soon
The Badger FFA Greenhouse will be opening on Friday, May 4th, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We have grown over 35,000 plants this year, and have many new and exciting plants to pick from.

World Affairs Seminar to be Held at Carroll University
Every summer Carroll University in Waukesha hosts the summer World Affairs Seminar which is Open to all high school students (ages 16 - 18) from around the world. The past few years the Lake Geneva Rotary Club has been willing to sponsor two students from Badger. 

The seminar is an overnight program and runs from June 23 - 29, 2018. 
All of your tuition, room, and meals will be paid for by LG Rotary. This summer's focus will be on  “Innovation: Shaping the World You Will Inherit”.

Leadership, It's Not Just a Class, It's a Way of Life!
The Leadership Dynamics' mission is to provide an environment that will inspire young adults to think, believe, and act for the betterment of themselves, others and the enrichment of their community.

Leadership Dynamics offers Badger High School students a unique opportunity beyond the traditional classroom setting. Leadership provides students the chance to develop, hone, and discover their leadership skills. In Leadership, students will learn about the dynamics of a group and how to work with others toward a common goal. In addition, the Leadership Dynamics staff will help students learn to strengthen their communication skills and leadership ability. It is also the goal of Leadership to celebrate community and encourage students to actively participate in the betterment of their classroom, school, city, and area communities.

Click on the link below to learn more about Leadership Dynamics.   http://www.bhsleadershipdynamics.com.
AP Final Payments Due
AP Exams start May 7 th. If you have a balance due for an exam you can pay it through School Pay.

Go to Badger’s website
Parents & Students tab
Advanced Placement Exams tab
AP Exams – Payment Page tab
Choose Pay Balance Due $70

Please type in the name of the exam for which you are paying. You can pay for multiple exams at a time. Remember payment in full is due before the day of the exam, out of courtesy to others, to assure we are not taking time away from administering the exam.

Good News
Math Student of the Month
Mr Curtis states: "Emma Coltman is an extremely dedicated and hard working student. She is always willing to work with others and help others who are struggling. She always comes prepared with her work completed and isn't afraid to ask questions on topics that need clarification. Emma is a model student".
Badger Econ Team Wins State Competition
Congratulations to the Badger Economics Team for winning first place in the Wisconsin Economics Challenge. Team members Connor Duggan, Carson Gundlach, Bethany Foulkes, Carson Derda, and Ryan Johnson took first place in the Milwaukee Region competition that also included Nicolet High School, Germantown High School, and Brookfield Academy. The team scored higher than any team in the two other state competitions that took place, earning them the chance to compete in the National Economics Challenge.
The competition consisted of three written tests - microeconomics, macroeconomics and international economics; an open qualifying quiz bowl; and the Super Quiz Bowl. Three Badger team members had the highest microeconomics scores in the competition, which helped secure the victory.
Only 35 teams remain in the nation vying to be one of just eight teams that will compete at Nationals. The National Economics Challenge will take place in New York City.
Forensics Competes at State
The Badger High School Forensics team competed at the WHSFA meet at UW-Madison.
Coaches Zastrow and Machan are excited to report that the team earned 8 Golds, 8 Silvers, and 2 Bronzes.

Special recognition goes to the following speakers:
Austyn Hisaw - Gold medal in Impromptu
Bella Peetz - Gold medal in Farrago
Jessie Smith - ​Gold medal in ​Solo Ser​ious
​Karen Castro - Gold medal in Public Address
Mel Soto - Gold medal in Oratory
Sam Hill - Gold medal in Solo Serious
Sarah Pison - Gold medal in Prose
Sophia Georges - Gold medal in Special Occasion

Anna Dickfoss - Silver medal in Moments
Ava Mannion - Silver medal in Oratory
Ben Grueter - Silver medal in Impromptu
Brandon Bishop - Silver medal in Extemp
Brendan Helsing - Silver medal in Moments
Jessica Fischer - Silver medal in Storytelling
Muneeza Munawar - Silver medal in Storytelling
Sam Wang - Silver medal in Poetry

Kaleigh Leach - Bronze medal in Storytelling
Kyler Rodhe - Bronze medal in Public Address

Hosa Competes at State
HOSA members recently competed at the State competition in Wisconsin Dells. Congratulations to the following HOSA members who have earned the opportunity to go to Dallas in June to compete at Internationals.

Margaret Stehno- 2nd place Job Seeking
Ian Huddleston- 3rd place Healthy Lifestyles
Abby Klein and Maryrose Huber- 2nd place EMT
Becky White- 2nd place Medical Assisting

Also placing but not advancing:
Max Pflipsen, Becky White, and Carson Derda- Creative Problem Solving
Auto Students Learn About LMTV's
On Monday, April 23 Badger Auto Students had the opportunity to learn about how to maintain military LMTV's (Light Medium Tactical Vehicles).
Tech Students Attend Skills USA
Thirteen Badger technology education students attended the 45th annual Skills USA State Competition at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison Tuesday & Wednesday. Students did exceptional job with gold medals for 1st in the state in two separate events. The team of Lucci DiVito & Warren Harrison in Digital Cinema Production and the team of Jeremy Kremser & Seth Murphey in Television Production.  Those students will have the opportunity to represent Wisconsin competing against the winners from 49 other states at the Skills USA National Competition June 25th to 29th in Louisville Kentucky. Other students competed in Automotive, Diesel, Collision Repair, extemporaneous Speech, Prepared Speech and Team Engineering.
Counseling Center
News from Your Badger Counselors

Seniors - you should have received a letter from Badger explaining graduation procedures and dates you need to know as we approach the end of the year. This will have important information regarding graduation practice and information for families about graduation day.


On Sunday, May 20th, Senior Awards and Scholarships will be presented at Grand Geneva in the Forum room beginning at 1 p.m. If a Senior is receiving an award or scholarship, a letter will be distributed informing them to attend.


Seniors - if you are attending a UW college next year and need to take any placement testing, please be sure to register using this website: https://exams.wisc.edu/placement/regionaltesting/information.php. If you are unsure if you need to do placement testing, contact your college to confirm.


Job opportunities are coming into our office for the summer. If you are looking for a summer job, please be sure to check the job board in the Commons for the opportunities in our community.


If a work permit is needed as we near summer, Mrs. Ott in the Counseling Center can distribute those. $10 cash, social security card and a letter from the employer will all be needed. If one is needed after 1:00 p.m. or on a Friday, a work permit can be obtained from City Hall in Lake Geneva.
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. Visit our website soon to view the spring guide.


Badger Wrestling open mats are Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. for the remainder of the school year and from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. during the summer. No experience needed, all are welcome.
Community Education
Spring Community Education
Spring community education class registration is in full swing. Please click on the link below or the catalog to the right to view all offerings.

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