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A Busy Spring In Store For Badger...

Well, we've certainly had a blast of some early Spring weather. The springtime is when we have a lot of state assessments, AP tests, and the sprint to graduation.  

With that, as families it is good to stay informed and up to date with all the events happening at Badger.  It will be a very busy and fast time of the year.  Please keep attention to emails, mailers, text alerts and phone calls that may contain pertinent information.  Please know that we try our best to not over communicate. Saying that, please know that what we send you is what we deem relevant and important.  Also know that if you feel that you might be missing something to always feel free to contact us at Badger; we are here for you!
Aspire Testing Date For All Freshmen and Sophomores:
  • April 25th All Sophomores
  • May 2nd All Freshmen
The ACT Aspire test assesses student growth from year to year. It can help identify learning gaps and help students stay on track for college readiness, while also preparing students for the content on the ACT college entrance exam.  Learn more here.

These test days will require about ½ the school day to administer.  Encourage a good night's sleep, and something for breakfast.  After testing, students will resume with the remainder of their classes that day.
Graduation Is On The Horizon
Family members of Seniors, please watch for information in regards to graduation. I know it's only March, but it will be here quick.  Also work with your student to encourage them to maintain and stay on top with course work in their classes.  It is very important to finish strong.  The celebration is near and I look forward to presenting the class of 2017 candidates to the school board for meeting the necessary graduation requirements.  Please reach out to our counselors if you need any help or just a question answered.
5 Tips To Help Teens Cope With Stress
In its 2014 report titled "Stress in America," the APA (American Psychological Association) identified these five tips for helping teens cope with stress:
  1. Get some sleep
  2. Focus on your strengths
  3. Engage in physical activity
  4. Do things that make you happy
  5. Talk to someone
Get full details  here.

Have a great month, everyone. And again, please contact us at Badger should you have questions.

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 our Associate Principal's Corner on the Badger website.

March 1          Parent/Teacher Conferences   PE Center   3:30 - 7:00PM
March 2          Forensics Sub District Meeting @ Burlington
March 4           District Solo & Ensemble
March 6          ProStart Invitational
March 9          2 Hour Late Start
March 10        NHS Meeting  7:00AM
March 11-12   Mock Trial Competition @ Madison
March 18        Forensics District Meet @ Burlington
March 24        End of 3rd Quarter
                        NHS Meeting 7:00AM
AP (Advanced Placement) Exams Registration 
Deadline Is March 17!  Exams Take Place In May.

Click on the links below for important exams information.

Important Dates:
  • Registration Deadline is Friday, March 17.
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.
Badger Good News
Math Students of the Month
Congrats, Kyle May & Anh Bui 

Kyle May,  nominated by Ms. Tammy Larwa, is a great role model in Algebra 2 class.  He walks into the classroom with a smile on his face and a good attitude.  His homework is always complete and he uses his time wisely in class.  These qualities, coupled with his strong math skills, rewarded him with the honor of receiving the highest grade on the Semester 1 Final Exam out of all of Ms. Larwa's Algebra 2 students. Congratulations Kyle!  Keep up the good work. 

Anh Bui,  nominated by Ms. Rachel Nelson, scored the highest of all Geometry students on the first semester final exam. In addition, she always completes homework and assessments in a highly organized and detailed fashion and demonstrates a deep understanding of the concepts being taught. It is a great pleasure to have her in class. Ms. Nelson encourages her to further her studies in mathematics.  

Badger Students Achieve
 National Manufacturing Certification

Congratulations to the following Badger High School seniors on achieving their national industry certification in production technician safety from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council: Tyler Galitz, Zachary Wiles, Jake Thiel, Jordan Larson, Gerardo Cervantes, Brandon Heelein. Not pictured: Michael Brenner 

MSSC is an industry-led training, assessment and certification system. Based upon federally-endorsed national standards, MSSC offers workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have mastered the skills increasingly needed in today's high-
growth, technology-intensive jobs.

Each student who achieved the MSSC certification also earned 1 transferable college credit to Gateway Technical College.

Badger FFA Members Attend State Leadership Conference

Badger students Bryn Rohde (left) and Heidi Lininger (middle) of our Badger FFA chapter attended the 2017 FFA Half-Time Conference in Stevens Point.
  Badger Dancers Perform At Chicago 
International Salsa Congress 

Badger High School's Combining Cultures Dance Company performed at the 16th annual Chicago International Salsa Congress on Feb. 10.  Congrats to  Franky Catalog, Edgar Hernandez, Marcus Horch, Sergio Pacheco, Lucas del Arco, Brendon Graham, Alex Ayala, Gerardo Ovalle, Alex Aranda, Anatoly Ushakov, Tommy Barton, Madalyn Wolf, Sabrina Siepler, Jazzmin Blair, Lea Thompson, Risako Homma, Jaidan Scheunemann, Haley Domski, Katie Kaminski, Karen Vega, Dulce Gomez, Katie Varela

This group was featured on the Fox6 - Milwaukee Morning Show on Feb. 7. 

  Badger Team Scores Big At Conference  Academic Bowl

Congrats to the Badger Academic Bowl Team! Not only did the team place 3rd overall in the Southern Lakes Conference Academic Bowl on Feb. 20, but there were three - 1st place individual top scorers:  Anders Haldorsen in Physics, Lillian Ward-Packard in British Literature, and Connor Duggan in Algebra. 

  Leadership Dynamics To Offer "Badger Connect"  App For Students

Students in Mr. Gebhardt's Leadership Dynamics class are excited to announce their new project. 

On  March 1 , the group will roll out a new app for the students of Badger High. The app can be found under the name  "Badger Connect" in either the App Store for iPhones or in Google Play for Androids. 

The app will provide students with direct access to the bell schedule, lunch menu, and calendar of school events (these are also available on the school website). 

Additionally, students will have the opportunity to fill out surveys and see the school-wide results, as well as watch humorous and informative videos. 

Lastly, the app will offer a "Student Recognition" page, where students will highlight the accomplishments of fellow students both in and out of the classroom. (Art projects, volunteer work, sports awards, etc.) 

The app is absolutely free and will only be available to Badger students through their school gmail login.

News From Badger's Counseling Center
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
We wrapped up the ACT testing with the Junior class recently and all went well! Scores will be sent home and delivered to the school near the end of the school year so be on the lookout for those. If you would like to sign your student up to take the ACT test again, go to to do so. Badger High School will be hosting an ACT testing date again on  June 10th, 2017. You'll need to register for this test through the ACT website in order to take the test on this date at Badger. There are other dates available at other locations, which can also be found on the ACT website.

Several scholarship deadlines have passed but there are still other 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 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: 

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
  • National Honor Society Reminder: Students who applied for NHS membership and were informed that they made the academic requirement have until March 23 to submit their Service Hours Verification sheet to NHS Advisor Mrs. Shotliff. 
  • March 22 - Wisconsin Forward Exam:  All Badger Sophomores will take the Wisconsin Forward Exam for Social Studies. This is a state exam designed to gauge how well students are doing in relation to the Wisconsin Academic Standards. Click here  for more information.
  • District Open Enrollment Going On Now:  Know someone who is interested in open enrolling in Lake Geneva Schools for the 2017-18 school year? The Wisconsin open enrollment window runs through April 28.

Badger Athletics
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for up-to-the-minute Badger sports news. 
Congrats, Badger Skiers

Congrats to the Badger Boys Ski Race team for qualifying for the State Ski Race Meet in LaCrosse!
Congratulations to Hannah Gage who also qualified for State as Individual girl competitor for second year!!!

Congrats, Badger Swimmers

Congratulations to the boys swim team on being conference champions for the 4th straight year! Read more on here.

Congrats, Badger Cheerleaders

Our Badger cheerleaders are the 2017 State WACPC Medium Division Cheerleading Champions! Way to go! Check out the video of their performance and more photos on the Badger Facebook.

Youth Sports Clinics
2017 Girls Youth Volleyball Clinic/League - Girls Grades 5 - 8        
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
Have a great photo of a Badger activity/event that you would like featured as the Photo of the Month?  Submit it to

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

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