May 2021
Badger High School Newsletter
News and Information
Generac Donates Engines to Badger High School

Generac Power Systems, a global manufacturer of power products and solutions with its headquarters in southeastern Wisconsin, donated ten gas 5.5 horse-power manual throttle engines to Badger High School in Lake Geneva. The engines will be used in the automotive skills program at the school.
“Students are able to learn how engines work by taking them apart and reassembling them,” said Tom Sheeley, Technology Education Teacher at Badger High School. “These Generac engines are critical tools that we need for learning.”
The donation is part of Generac’s overall commitment to education and STEM skill development.
The Lake Geneva Schools (Lake Geneva Jt.#1 and Badger) will continue to require face coverings for all students and staff in grades 4K-12 until further notice. This is consistent with school board action taken to reopen our schools and is not dependent on legislative action.
Congratulations and good luck to Nathaniel Rafe who will be competing in the International Career Development Conference. He earned his spot through the State Competition held earlier this year. Nathaniel will compete in the Hospitality & Tourism Professional Selling competition. The event will be held virtually.
Don't forget to sign up for Leadership Dynamics! Come meet new people, earn a 1/2 credit toward graduation while learning about group dynamics and leadership styles. Register @
Congratulations, Julia! She has earned a spot to compete in the HOSA International Career Development Conference this summer. Her field will be Pharmacy. Good luck to you!
Each spring the Geneva Lake Arts Foundation sponsors a Student Art Show to recognize emerging artists from local high schools. The Badger Visual Arts Department is very happy and proud to announce that eleven talented students from Badger had their artwork displayed at Gallery 223. The Badger artists include Xenia Anagnos- Stained Glass | Nancy Gomez- Watercolor | Jonas Haywood- Sculpture | Sarah Seeberg- Watercolor | Sabrina Sebestyen- Oil Painting | Nora Sullivan- Pottery. In addition, five Badger students received generous scholarship awards from the Geneva Lake Arts Foundation and the Walworth County Arts Council. Those students were: Emilee Booker- Stained Glass | Olivia Lois- Drawing | Karina Uppling- Digital Photography |Sabrina Vitullo- Drawing | Lilly Westlund- Watercolor. Congratulate to all of the students!
Registration for the Badger High School 2021 Learn-To-Swim Program is open. Visit for more information and to register today!
Check out the upcoming Badger Athletic Camps & Clinics:
  • OPEN SATURDAYS MAY 8, 15 and 22 FROM 9 AM TO 3PM
  • Open regular school days EVERY DAY beginning May 10 through 25 from 3:15 to 4:30 pm
  • Final Day: Tuesday, May 25 from 3:15 to 4:30 pm
Per Lake Geneva Schools Policy—Mask required while inside of greenhouse. Students can help you fill your order if needed.

All in person shopping this year, no online orders/sales.

Check out the Badger Agriscience and FFA Facebook for last minute information or contact Mr. Larry Plapp at OR 
for questions.
Dom & Geena are going to earn Gateway Technical College credits next year through the PAW Plus Academy! Congratulations for adding value to your program.
Congratulations to the Badger High School Forensics WHSFA State medal winners! Mr. Zastrow and Mrs. Machan are excited to report that the team earned 5 Gold medals, 5 Silver medals, and 6 Bronze medals. Way to go team!
Adey Fielding - Impromptu - Bronze
Alex Vennum - Prose - Gold
Alison Blagg - Poetry - Bronze
Brian Thometz - Moments - Silver
Carley Brown - Impromptu - Silver
Christine Liang - Impromptu - Bronze
Danikka Wise - Prose - Silver
Gwynn Braden - Extemp - Bronze
Jamie Carr - Prose - Silver
Senior Team Captain Kyler Rohde - Oratory - Silver
Junior Team Captain Lauren Helsing - Prose - Gold
Maire Lucero - Poetry - Gold
Margie Soto - Informative - Bronze
Michelle Sanchez - Oratory - Gold
Stella Southwick - Impromptu - Bronze
Toni Bishop - Impromptu - Gold
The Red Cross Blood Drive on April 26th sponsored by Badger's Student Council was a huge success! 72 donors participated with 61 units collected. The efforts of this blood drive saved 183 lives. Thank you to Student Council members and advisors for organizing such important work for our community.
Principal's Note
We are in the homestretch of this extraordinary school year. May is the month of celebrations at Badger. National Honor Society is inducting 21 new members, Underclass Awards and Senior Awards and Scholarship events all mix with athletic competitions and season celebrations. Our final theater performance and musical productions also occur this month. Please check the dates below for a full listing of special events leading up to graduation.  

The semester final exams will be in person this semester. The feedback from teachers and students at the end of semester 1 led us to make this adjustment. The Badger community wants to ensure the fidelity of the exam process while keeping us healthy. Students who are currently 100% virtual will have three options when it comes to testing:

  • students can choose to come in and sit with their class to take the final exams;
  • students can choose to come in and take them in a different room without their classmates;
  • or students can take the exams after hours on exam days;

Teachers have started this discussion in the classroom and will help students navigate the choices.  

As our Seniors contemplate their next step beyond high school, there is a non-profit organization, Secure Futures, that provides a “Money Path” for students. This app helps with financial planning. It is free and designed to help Wisconsin teens ``explore how their decisions about college, career, budgeting and saving will impact their long-term goals and lifelong financial success," according to Secure Futures. The app can be found at:

I hope that during this month of frenetic activity, you and your family find time to pause and consider all the positive moments we’ve had as a Badger community and as individual families during this year. I am very proud of our senior class and all they’ve accomplished and how they have persevered this year.  
Upcoming Dates to Remember
May 3, 2021
  • Orchestra Concert 7:00 p.m. Virtual

May 8, 2021
  • Prom

May 10, 2021
  • Choir Concert 7:00 p.m. Virtual

May 17, 2021
  • Band Concert 7:00 p.m. Virtual

May 19, 2021
  • Senior Awards/Scholarships 6:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. - by invitation only

May 21, 2021
  • Underclassmen Awards - by invitation only

May 31, 2021
  • Memorial Day - No School

June 2, 2021
  • Final Exams Periods 1, 3, 5
  • Senior Graduation Practice 1:30 p.m.
  • Jazz @ Popeyes

June 3, 2021
  • Final Exams Periods 2, 4, 6

June 4, 2021
  • Final Exams Periods 7, 8
  • End of 4th Quarter

June 6, 2021
  • Graduation - 1:30 p.m.

June 7, 2021
  • Graduation "RAIN DATE" - 7:00 p.m.
Final Exam Schedule
June 2
Period 1 7:40 - 9:14 
Period 3 9:29 - 11:06
Period 5
1st Lunch 11:06 - 11:34
Exam 11:49 - 1:24
Exam 11:21 - 12:56
2nd Lunch 12:56 - 1:24

June 3 
Period 2 7:40 - 9:14 
Period 4 9:29 - 11:06
Period 6
1st Lunch 11:06 - 11:34
Exam 11:49 - 1:24
Exam 11:21 - 12:56
2nd Lunch 12:56 - 1:24

June 4
Period 7 7:40 - 9:14 
Period 8 9:29 - 11:06
Counseling Center
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 has important information regarding graduation practice and information for families about graduation day.

Seniors - final transcripts will be ready by mid-June. To request your final transcript to be sent to colleges, please remember to use your account

If you signed up for the ACT test on June 12th, please be sure you report to your location by 7:30am and bring the required materials. You can find ACT prep materials on the ACT website at

On Wednesday, May 19th, Senior awards and scholarships will be presented in the gym beginning at 6pm. 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: If you are unsure if you need to do placement testing, contact your school 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. Ingersoll 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 3:00pm, a work permit can be obtained from City Hall in Lake Geneva. 
Badger Athletics
Brooke Challe signed her NLI today to attend Lake Forest College in the fall and become a member of their softball team. Congrats and good luck Brooke!
Congratulations to Macey Nurnberg who signed her NLI to attend Carroll University and play softball next year. Best of luck Macey!
Congratulations to Allison Oomens as she will attend UW-River Falls and participate on their Track & Field team in the fall. Best of luck Allison!
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