February 2021
Badger High School
News and Information
Badger Announces Referendum for April 2021 Ballot
On December 14, 2020, the Lake Geneva-Genoa City Union (Badger) High School Board made the decision to go to referendum on April 6, 2021. This news follows the announcement, that the Lake Geneva Joint #1 School District will also be going to referendum in April 2021.
Scholarship Fundraiser with Verlo Mattress

Badger High School has partnered with Verlo Mattress to do a Fundraiser. The fundraiser is on Saturday, February 20th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Verlo in Lake Geneva (2462 State Road 120). 20% of all sales that day will go to the Badger High School Scholarship Fund. Additional funds will also go to Badger clubs, groups and teams as well as the "Future Badgers" at our Joint #1 Schools. It's EASY...when checking out, mention the name of the school or club to be credited!

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February 5 - February 19, 2021

Course registration for all students is open for the 2021-2022 school year. The registration process is completed electronically.

Badger High School senior Charlie White has been named a Semifinalist for the 2021 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program, moving to the next round of the selection process to become a Coca-Cola Scholar and receive a $20,000 college scholarship.
Parenting is hard - parenting in the pandemic has been even more difficult. Join Lake Geneva Middle School Counselor Rob Ocker to learn effective parenting techniques from the Love & Logic Institute that work. Register at https://bit.ly/36vme6s
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Principal's Note
February is a busy month looking forward to the 2021-22 school year. Registration for classes starts on February 5 and ends on February 19. During this period, students will meet in small groups with their counselors receiving the Career Planning and Course Guide booklet along with instructions for online registration. New this year in the Course Guide is the list of the Academies of Badger. This programming consolidates all the offerings at Badger that lead to Advanced Placement, College credit and/or Credentials, and Industry Recognized Credentials. Take a moment to review with your student. The Academies are designed for students to engage fully in the programming or to take a class here and there as part of their journey of discovering post high school possibilities.  

In addition to class meetings with our Guidance Counselors, Badger has created a video that highlights all the opportunities available to students. Please check out this video on our website. The beauty of the video is that it can be watched in its entirety or in sections of interest. This will help you and your student determine interest in varied courses. If you and your student have questions or need help accessing the registration process, please contact our Guidance Department for assistance.

This month we will have our last Parent/Teacher Conference for the year on February 24, 4pm - 7pm. As with the two previous conferences we’ve had this year, we will have a virtual component and conferences will be by appointment. The majority of the Conferences will be virtual, but if you need the conference to be by phone or in person, please contact each teacher directly. Teachers will send out invites as we get closer to the date with detailed instructions as to how to access their schedule for the night. We have three options to set up the conference: Use your Google mail account, use your students’ account, or email/call teachers directly to schedule.

February is on track to be a very busy month full of activities. Thank you for your continued support of our students and staff as we continue to navigate this wild and ever changing school year.
Upcoming Dates to Remember
February 5, 2021
  • 2021-2022 Registration Opens

February 17, 2021
  • Virtual Incoming Freshmen Family Night

February 24, 2021
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Virtual

February 26, 2021
  • No School Teacher In-Service
Counseling Center
Class Registration
Class registration will be taking place from February 5th - February 19th. Students will select courses for the 2021-2022 school year via PowerSchool once again. 

Course Add/Drop Procedure
Once a student chooses their courses and the selection window closes, those classes will be permanent.

ACT Testing
On March 9th, all Juniors will be taking the ACT test. Juniors will be taking the ACT at Badger High School. All costs and registration will be taken care of by Badger. For more information on the ACT test itself, please go to ACT.org.

There are still several scholarships open to Seniors if they would like to apply. Senior students have been given instructions on how to access scholarships via the Badger 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: https://uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/counselors/navigating-financial-aid/uw-system-scholarship-links/

Placement Testing
Now that many seniors are making a decision on which school they will be attending in the fall, students should make appointments to take their placement tests. Students that are attending UW colleges will need to complete placement testing for UW Schools. To register for placement testing and for more information regarding placement testing, please visit the following website: https://testing.wisc.edu/centerpages/regionaltesting.html. For all other schools, students should reach out to their admissions department.

Start College Now Registration
If you are interested in taking any Start College Now courses during the fall semester, the deadline is quickly approaching. The deadline to enroll in Start College Now courses is March 1st, 2021. Please see Mrs. Collins in the main office for more information and registration information.

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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