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Principal Tronsen's Topics
Happy Holidays

We are rapidly heading into the Winter Break from December 23-January 2nd, following that, the end of first semester on January 19th. It is extremely important to make sure your students are keeping up with academics as when we return from break things happen pretty quickly. Be sure to encourage your student to use their time wisely to stay on track academically. 

On December 13th we will be having another round of Parent/Teacher Conferences in our PE Center from 3:30-7:00 p.m. Also that night we will have a special Financial Aid (FAFSA) presentation at 5:45-6:15 p.m. in the Auditorium followed by a Scholarship Information presentation at 6:30 p.m. This is vital information for all Seniors looking at Post-Secondary after high school. Those who attend the scholarship session will be entered in for a special $250.00 scholarship to be awarded in the spring at senior awards and scholarship night!

During this holiday season it is important to give and help out others. Our Business and Marketing Department through DECA organizes a wonderful Holiday Drive each year to support local families and brighten up their holidays. If you are interested in helping out please feel free to donate money to Badger High School and let the student members do the shopping on your behalf. We appreciate any and all support with this drive.

Join us for breakfast with Santa and the Holiday Vendor Fair at Badger on Saturday, December 2nd at Badger High School in the Commons and PE Center. Breakfast starts at 8:00 a.m.and the vendor fair opens at 9:00 a.m. Our bands will also participate in the holiday parade that night in downtown Lake Geneva at 5:00 p.m.

As we deal with the cold weather and the many other challenges that come with that, please be sure to remember any and all school cancellations will be communicated to you via school messenger, or you can watch for closings on the following news stations: TMJ 4, FOX 6, WISN 12 or listen to Lake 96.1 WLKG. Please be sure to update PowerSchool with your current contact information in order to receive these notifications.

I wish all of you a festive holiday season full of much cheer and happiness!
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.
News You Can Use
Upcoming Events & Reminders
December 2
December 2
December 2
December 8
December 11
December 13
December 13
December 14
December 14
December 14
December 18
December 20
December 25 - January 2
Pancake Breakfast with Santa 8:00AM
DECA Vendor 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Christmas Parade
NHS Meeting 6:45AM
Choir/Orchestra Concert 7:00PM
Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 7:00PM
Scholarship Information Night 6:30PM
2 Hour Late Start
Hour of Code
Band Concert 7:00PM
Jazz @ Popeyes
No School
Breakfast with Santa
The Badger High School Music Department presents Breakfast with Santa December 2 from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the Badger High School Commons. $8 adults, $5 kids age 3-12, 2 & under free. Breakfast with Santa.
Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair
Badger DECA will host the Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair on Saturday, December 2 from 9:00AM until 2:00PM in the Badger High School Sports Center.

Free Admission
Parents of Juniors
On December 14 the junior class will take part in MyLIFE, a financial literacy event designed to help them learn about budgeting and the financial choices they will face after high school graduation. We encourage you to talk with your student regarding the event, both before and after. We have provided a financial literacy event at Badger for several years now. Students go in skeptical and thinking they already know all there is to know about personal finances. They leave the event with a whole new perspective and are very grateful to have participated in MyLIFE.

Please view the video for a brief overview.

Badger Good News
Autos Program Donates Car to Time is Now
The mechanical skills of the Badger High School automotive program were put to good use recently in the repair of a vehicle to be donated to The Time is Now to Help, a local charity helping the less fortunate. View full press release.
Math Student of the Month
Ms. Seifert has nominated Destiny Wohlers-Newell as math student of the month. Ms. Seifert states:
“Honors Geometry starts the year off learning important (and sometimes difficult) definitions, postulates, and theorems that will be applied throughout the school year. Destiny has diligently applied herself to her studies and is having a successful start to the school year. Her dedication to learning has been a great asset to the classroom. She works well with her classmates and is willing to help them through the challenges of proofs.” Congratulations Destiny!
Counseling Center
News from Your Badger Counselors
During the month of December we will continue to assist seniors with post high school planning and college applications. The Counseling Department is also encouraging students to continue to search for scholarship opportunities. Our scholarships are available on Career Cruising. We have sent several emails to students reminding them how to log into Career Cruising. REMINDER: The general scholarship application is due on January 6, 2018. Other scholarships have different due dates so pay attention to those as you are applying.
Do not forget to attend the Parent/Student FAFSA and Scholarship Information Night on December 13th at 5:45PM in the auditorium. The night will allow students and parents to gather information and ask questions regarding the FAFSA and scholarship processes.
Thank you to all of those who helped support the Bucky Scholarship Gala in October!
On December 13th the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will hold their sixth onsite admission at Badger High School. We encourage any students applying to UW-Whitewater to sign up for a time in the Counseling Center.
This year course registration will be taking place in late January. Now is a good time for students and parents to start looking over the course guide and thinking about classes for next year. The course guide will be available online to the Badger website for quick and easy access to students and parents.

Badger Athletics
Athletics Information
Coming soon ... be sure to visit the Badger Athletics website to view rosters and pictures for the winter sports season. Thank you to our sponsors who donate to make this publication possible.

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

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