March 2020
Badger High School Newsletter
News and Information
Straus Named Principal at Badger

“Better never stops,” is the long-term vision Jenny Straus, who has been named Principal of Badger High School by the Lake Geneva-Genoa City UHS Board of Education on Monday, February 10, 2020, beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. Straus is serving as Interim Principal since the resignation of Russ Tronsen last summer. For 10 years before that, she served as an Associate Principal under both Tronsen and Bob Kopydlowski. 
MyLIFE: Volunteers Make the Day Possible

The junior class had a great time learning how to live on a budget during the financial literacy experience MyLIFE brought to Badger by Community State Bank. In addition to thanking Community State Bank for this program, we would like to thank the following local businesses who sent volunteers to participate in MyLIFE:
Nominate a Teacher &/or Support Staff of the Year
Please submit your nominations for Teacher of the Year & Support Staff of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year.
Our third and final parent-teacher conference will take place on Wednesday, March 11 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in our PE center. We look forward to seeing you there.
Click the link below to view the Badger ANTI-Vape Video our student mentors put together.  The message includes voices of teens, Badger staff, and news organizations. Pretty well done and hopefully a message that makes an impact.
Principal's Note
February was the month of registration. Seems funny, but we are in the early stages of setting up student schedules for next year. We hope that you’ve spent time with your student reviewing all the course offerings Badger has and choosing those that spark student interest and meet graduation requirements. If you have questions or concerns regarding the registration process, do not hesitate to call our Guidance Department or my office to discuss. This month we have Conferences on March 11, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet with your student’s teachers to discuss successes and areas for growth as well head toward the final quarter of the school year.  

Badger has had a very successful Winter Sport and Activity season. A SHOUT OUT to our Girls Basketball team for clinching the Conference Title. Our Swim team went undefeated in conference meets and our Ski team also won awards and advanced through post season tournaments. This month, we have more competitions as our ProStart heads to State in Milwaukee and our DECA chapter competes locally. Also, congratulations to Reese Mikrut, Samuele Elmudesi, and Iran Onofre for receiving awards from the Wisconsin Scholastic Art Competition. We are very proud of the accomplishments of our students and our exemplary staff that have helped students reach these heights.  

Hope all our families have a great month of March and a safe Spring Break. Here is a list of events going on around Badger this month:
Upcoming Dates to Remember
March 2, 2020
  • Orchestra Mid-Winter Concert 7:00 p.m.

March 3, 2020
  • ACT

March 7, 2020
  • District Solo & Ensemble @ LGMS
  • DePaul Jazz Concert 7:00 p.m.

March 10, 2020
  • ProStart State
  • State DECA

March 11, 2020
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PE Center
  • State DECA

March 12, 2020
  • State DECA

March 19, 2020
  • Spring Choral Festival 3:15 - 5:00 p.m.

March 20, 2020
  • End of 3rd Quarter

March 23 - 27, 2020
  • No School - Spring Break
Counseling Center
ACT Testing
On March 3rd, all Juniors will be taking the ACT test. 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 13th, 2020. 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 the Badger High School website 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: 

Sophomore Parent Night
On Wednesday, March 11th at 6pm during Parent/Teacher Conferences, the counselors will be holding an information session for parents of Sophomores. During this presentation, we will be going over information regarding Junior and Senior year, college planning, testing, and more. If you plan to attend, please come to the Recital Hall at 6pm. 

Summer School
Summer school registration has ended, however, if students need to make up English or Math, please have them come to the counseling center for information on how they can do that over the summer. Summer math is also available for those that want to gain more knowledge as they move into their next math class. 

Placement Testing
Now that many Seniors are making decisions on which school they will be attending in the Fall, each student would sign up for their individual college placement test. Students should contact their individual college to find out how to complete placement testing. To register for placement testing at any UW College, and for more information regarding UW College placement testing, please visit the following website:

Work Permits
If a work permit is needed, please see Mrs. Ingersoll 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. Ingersoll is not available, you can get a work permit from city hall.
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