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School Wrap-Up Time

The warmer weather has arrived!  With that brings us to the last few weeks of school.  Help your students stay on track with their academics.  I encourage conversations with your student about what is going on in their classes and what sorts of projects and tests do 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.

Junior Prom

The Junior Class Prom is coming up quickly on Saturday May 13th 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 May 28th.  If it is nice weather we will be outside and you will not need tickets.  If inside your student will be issued tickets at graduation practice. Overflow seating will be in our auditorium if need be.

Tips for Encouraging Positive Peer Relationships
  • It All Starts With You:
How do your kids see you relate to your friends?  Set a positive example for them.
  • Reinforce Positive Friendships:
Encourage participation in activities that promote positive peer relationships.  Consider inviting their friends on family outings.

  • Talk With Your Kids About Their Friends:
Who do they hang out with?  Are they good influences?  Be sure to say so when you appreciate their friends.  Keep the lines of communication open.

  • Don't Judge!:
They might dress differently or act differently, but over-reacting with negative comments can make it harder to get to know your child's friends.  Don't let your concerns drive a wedge between you and your child.

  • Set Boundaries:
Some teens want to spend all their time with friends.  Make sure they also get time at home being part of the family.
  • Pay Attention to Warning Signs:
If your child is hanging out with kids who are much older, or if he/she is overly secret about friends and what they are doing, monitor the situation more closely.  

  • Be Aware of Social Media:
You won't be able to monitor their entire Internet activity, but know the lingo and learn what social media formats are out there and how they work.  Internet language is sometimes hard to decipher, but the more you know, the more you might see any warning signs.  Visit for common terms.

  • If Your Kids Don't Seem to Have Friends, Check In:
Spending a lot of time alone and not having friends can be a warning sign that something is wrong.  Ask about it.  Check with teachers to see if their behavior is different at school.  Being aware can often stop problems before they start.

Information adapted from Search Institute.

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.

May 1           Spring Choir Concert  7:00PM
May 2           8 Period Day
                     Aspire Testing Grade 9
May 4           Odd Block Day
                     Spring Play
May 5           Spring Play
May 6           Spring Play
                     State Solo & Ensemble
May 8           Spring Orchestra Concert  7:00PM
May 11         2 Hour Late Start
May 12          Underclassmen Awards
May 13         Prom
May 15         Spring Band Concert  7:00PM
May 17         Senior Awards/Scholarship Night  6:00/7:00PM
May 21         Music Awards  1:00PM
May 22         Area Jazz Fest
May 24         Final Exams Periods 1, 3, 5
                    Jazz @ Popeyes
May 25         Final Exams Periods 2, 4, 6
May 26         Final Exams Periods 7, 8
                     NHS Induction Ceremony  6:00PM
June 3          Bob K Day
Badger FFA 25th Annual Greenhouse Plant Sale - May 4 - 23

Don't miss this exciting annual event & your chance to get the best picks of annuals, perennials, vegetables, fruits, shrubs & more. Proceeds benefit the Badger FFA. Get sale times & a list of available plants: 

Spring Play  - The Anatomy of Gray
May 4, 5, 6

Badger High School will perform its Spring Play May 4, 5, & 6 at 7:00 PM
The play is a drama The Anatomy of Gray. Tickets are available by calling 262-348-2000 or at the Badger front office.  The play will be performed in the Recital Hall and has a limited seating of 170 each night, so reserving your ticket ahead of time is highly recommended.  The play has a cast of 23 along with 4 musicians and has become one of the more popular dramas performed in high schools in the last decade.

Written by Jim Leonard Jr., the play is billed as "a children's story for adults," but is open to any age.  Set in the late 1800's in the small town of Gray, Indiana, the play revolves around the death of 15 year old June Muldoon's father.  She wishes for a doctor to come to the town and, to her surprise, one arrives.  However, the doctor is not one that anyone would expect brings with him an air of mystery and uncertainty.  When other tragic events start to happen, the town is left questioning whether what they believe is real or whether what they hear can be trusted.  Filled with tender moments, and dotted with humor, the play is sure to make an indelible mark on those that experience it.  

Final Exam Schedule

Wednesday, May 24
Period 1               7:40 -9:14                                                                                          
Period 3               9:29 - 11:06                                        
                                1st Lunch                             2nd Lunch                                          
Period 5                11:49 - 1:24                         11:21 - 12:56                                     
Lunch                    11:06-11:34                         12:56 - 1:24                                        
Thursday, May 25
Period 2                7:40 - 9:14
Period 4                9:29 - 11:06                                        
                                1st Lunch                             2nd Lunch                                          
Period 6                11:49 - 1:24                         11:21 - 12:56                                     
Lunch                    11:06-11:34                         12:56 - 1:24                                                        
Friday, May 26
Period 7                                                7:40 - 9:14                                          
Period 8                                                9:29 - 11:06         
Save The Date: "Bob K Day - June 3"

Join us at Badger High School on Saturday, June 3, from 3-9pm to celebrate the life & memory of our beloved former Badger High Principal Bob Kopydlowski. Fun activities for all ages, food, live music & more. Admission is free. Donations are welcome to support the Bob K Memorial Scholarship Fund. 
Learn more:
Online Learning Program Coming Next School Year 
For 6th-12th Graders

Badger High School and Lake Geneva Middle School will provide online learning opportunities for students beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. School families are invited to attend a parent informational meeting on May 11 at 6:00 pm in the District Administration Building, located at 208 South Street in Lake Geneva. 
Click The Image For Details:

Congratulations 2017 Prom Court

Congrautiona 2017 Prom Court
Front Row: Emily Faul, Katie Schuster, Maureen Clifford, Lucci DiVito, Alexa De La Sancha Back Row: Ted Santi, Colin Lee, Adam Gallagher, Louie Burmeister,  Angelo Camalieri

Prom is just around the corner!  The junior class is excited to  host the big event
on Saturday, May 13 at The Abbey Resort and Spa. Tickets will be sold to juniors and seniors before and after school in room 605 and during all three lunches in the Commons the week of April 24th. Tickets cost $60 each.  In order to purcha se a ticket, all school fees must be paid in full. Permission slips for all guests (both Badger and non-Badger attendees) are required. Please click on the parent letter below providing additional information related to prom. If you have any questions , please feel free to contact one of the junior class advisors listed bel ow.

Thank you!                                                           Click to view press release
Bridget Hansen 348-2000 ext. 2662                    Click here to view the parent letter
Jessica Noller 348-2000 ext. 2708                       Badger Permission Slip
Katie Nelson 348-2000 ext. 2144                         Guest Permission Slip
Badger Good News
Math Students of the Month
  Yoneli Jaramillo was nominated by Ms. Lazzaroni .

"Yoneli  has shown perseverance in any situation that she has encountered in  math class. Yoneli works well independently and in groups. Her quiet  determination to do things correctly and get the job done right the first time  serves her well. I appreciate her tenacity and wishes her well in the years to come".

     Jack Zakrajsek was nominated by Ms. Rudzinski.

"I am very proud to recognize Jack Zakrajsek for the Achievement Plus Award. During class, he would participate, work hard, and showed a positive a ttitude towards mathematics. During his study hall, he would come to math resource and ask questions of why and not just accept as is. In mathematics, Jack showed process in his work that is done neatly and thoroughly. He also shows great rapport with other students, helping the other students when they are struggling. Jack is a great student along with being a great person."     

Badger Forensics

Congrats to our Badger Forensics team members on their outstanding performances at the Southern Lakes Conference meet.  Special recognition goes to the following: 

Ava Mannion - Finalist in Oratory; Jessie Smith - Finalist in Solo Serious; Heidi Lininger - 2nd place medal in Oratory; Sophia Georges - 2nd place medal in Special Occasion; Grace Elmudesi - 2nd place medal in Radio. Extra special recognition goes to Mel Soto who was the 1st Place Conference Champ Oratory! The team placed 5th overall. 

Badger Forensics Team Shines At State

Badger High School is pleased to report that its entire forensics team qualified for and achieved top-three placements at the Wisconsin High School Forensics Association's State meet.  

News From Badger's Counseling Center
Parents of Seniors
With graduation only four weeks away it is important to make sure students remain eligible for graduation and have met all requirements, including passing any classes they are currently in. If you have questions regarding grades, please contact their teachers to try and set up a plan.

College Planning for Juniors
Juniors, summer vacations are a good time to begin or continue your college search process. In order to set up a college visit, please contact the college/university's admission office or visitor center for more information.  In addition, you can find many college application essay prompts on the university's website.    

Lastly, all students interested in taking the June 10th ACT test offered at Badger H.S. need to complete the online registration at In order to avoid late registration fees, you must complete the ACT registration by May 5th.    

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. The job board in the commons has many job opportunities available as well!

District News You Can Use
heck Out The New Community Backpack 

Check the Backpack for information on upcoming community programs and events for kids in grades K-12

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Badger Community Education
Register For Spring Badger Community Education Classes

Explore a wide variety of classes for all ages. Register in person at Badger High School or via US Mail.  Click image to view guide.

Badger Athletics
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for up-to-the-minute Badger sports news. 
The Spring Sports Guide Is Here!
Youth Sports Clinics

2017 Summer Camps, Clinics & Swim Lessons
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.  

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