November 2020
Badger High School Newsletter
News and Information
Mark Your Calendar! Badger High School is energized to participate in #GivingTuesday on December 1, 2020. Donate on December 1 to help Badger High School Students achieve their higher education dreams. A donation link and further information will be posted on December 1. Thank you in advance for your support!
Happy Thanksgiving!

No School Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27.
The PowerSchool Parent Portal gives parents and students grades 6 - 12 access to real-time information including attendance, grades and detailed assignment descriptions, school bulletins and even personal messages from a teacher. You can also use PowerSchool to register to receive email alerts for grades, attendance, assignments and more. It’s a great way to stay connected to your child’s teachers and our school.

PowerSchool can be accessed via any device and a free App is available for Apple and Android users in your phone's app store. The District Code for all schools is: QHKK

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Badger High School FFA 2020 Holiday Sale

Dear FFA Friends,

The snowflakes will be falling and the jingle bells will soon be ringing. That must mean it is time for the annual Badger FFA Holiday Fruit and Plant Sale!

New this year-- we are going virtual and as contactless (as we possibly can)! We will be taking all orders online (using credit or debit cards for payment). All order pick-ups will be curbside, delivered to your vehicle.

Arnie Oswald is a fixture at Badger High School where for the past 47 years he has been teaching technology education and specifically woodworking/construction. In addition to woodworking and cabinetry classes, Oz, as he is called, also teaches Building Trades Academy, a two-year, evening program overview of the building trades with potential employment in the construction industry. 
Two Badgers Among Semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program

Badger High School Principal Jenny Straus has been notified that the National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognized two Badger High School students, Jack E. Adams and Joseph E. Murphy, as semifinalists in the 66th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. They are among approximately 16,000 seniors announced by officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) as semifinalists this year.
Principal's Note
This has been a busy month at Badger. I wanted to thank you for your participation in the first ever virtual component Parent/Teacher conferences. This is not our preferred method of meeting but, given the circumstances, we felt it was the responsible alternative. We did get positive feedback on the night with both parents and teachers stating that they liked knowing that a time was set aside for them to meet and focus on student achievement. December 9, 2020 from 4pm - 7pm is the next Parent/Teacher conference. This will more than likely have the same virtual component.  

Badger students have gotten involved in numerous community service projects over the last month. Student Council hosted a Blood Drive for Badger students and staff only. FCCLA created a “Sternberg Free Day” fundraiser with donations going to the Food Pantry. Mr. Sternberg is a staff member who, among other duties, escorts students to the Associate Principals’ offices. And lastly, our Library spearheaded a Book Fair with proceeds benefiting the Badger Holiday Giving Program. It has truly been a great month at Badger.

As we head into the winter months, please remember to have a conversation with your student about winter driving tips. And, if driving to school, remind them to come in and purchase a parking tag for their vehicle.  

One scheduling reminder as we head into the long Thanksgiving weekend, Tuesday, November 24 will be an eight period day. Students are off school Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27. 

Badger students are doing a great job helping to keep the Badger Community healthy. Please remind your students to continue to wear their masks correctly when in the building and wash those hands!
Upcoming Dates to Remember
November 25, 2020
  • No School

November 26, 2020
  • No School

November 27, 2020
  • No School
Counseling Center
We are currently in the process of confirming scholarships from our community and Seniors will be getting emails and announcements as scholarships become available. The Badger General Scholarship Application is currently available in Scholarships area of the Counseling webpage along with several others. Please pay close attention to due dates and where to turn in scholarship applications. If a scholarship does not have a due date listed, we are still waiting to hear back on that scholarship for this year.

College Goal Wisconsin
Every Wednesday through November 11, there is a virtual session to help with filling out the FAFSA. These sessions are free and offer you all the help necessary to complete your FAFSA. To register and attend, go to

Work Permits
If students need a work permit, please bring the following to Mrs. Ingersoll in the Counseling Center: $10 cash, social security card and a letter from the employer. If a work permit is needed outside of school hours or Mrs. Ingersoll is unavailable, a work permit can be obtained from City Hall.
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