September, 2018
Badger High School Newsletter
FCCLA Competes in National STAR Event Competition
FCCLA members fared well at the 2018 National STAR Event Competition. More than 7,500 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the country gathered in Atlanta, GA, for the 2018 National Leadership Conference. The meeting provided Badger High School FCCLA members with the opportunity to attend leadership and program training, hear national speakers, meet the National Executive Council, explore colleges and careers, and be Inspired with FCCLA. Sophia Proska, Yuliana Ovalle, Isabelle Ovalle, Yvonne Reyes, Jaqui Reyes, Sarah Amborn, and Ricky Sanchez Badger High School were among the members and took part in STAR Event competitions at the conference.
Spectrum Disorder Parent Support Groups
The Lake Geneva School District and the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin are partnering together to offer a parent support group for parents/guardians of children ages 3-21 who have either been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or receive special education services at school under an Educational Autism label.
Students Complete CNA Program
Thirteen students from Badger High School and Wilmot High School completed Gateway Technical College's Nursing Assistant Basic program in preparation for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) licensure exam. The program included classroom learning at Badger High School followed by hands-on clinical learning at Lakeland Health Care Center in Elkhorn. CNA is a high demand job in Southeast Wisconsin. 

At Badger, CNA is offered three times per year, summer, fall and spring. The class is open to juniors and seniors in good academic and attendance standing. Successful participants earn three college credits. Many nursing colleges at both the two- and four-year colleges require CNA for admittance to their programs.
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Welcome Back to School!

We are excited to start the 2018-19 School Year. Teachers and Staff have been working throughout the summer in preparation of another great year at Badger. With the start of the new school year, just a couple of reminders/points of information:

  • Student Fees are paid each year at Badger. These fees cover most classroom lab fees, activity fees, and other associated ordinary student expenses. We need to have these fees paid up in a timely fashion each year. Please contact the main office if you have any questions.

  • Chromebooks being issued this year have now switched to a lease program, meaning the district no longer owns the Chromebooks like we did in the first few years. What this means is we can no longer cycle out Chromebooks at the end of each student's high school career as they will be turned back to the leasing company and we will get new ones again. This is a big savings for our district in the long-run. With that, students will still remain accountable for damage to the devices. We ask that students do not put stickers, or tape on the devices. Any questions may be addressed to our Informational Technology Department.

  • As we start the year, please be sure to check into Powerschool weekly to monitor your student's progress. Always feel free to contact teachers with questions. Keep that communication flowing so that we can work together to ensure student success. Please also follow our Facebook page and keep up to date with events and pictures of things happening around our building.

  • Lastly we have added a new Strategic Objective to our Strategic Plan. This is a focus on School Safety. You will start to notice some changes to building security this year. This is, in part, due to a safety grant we received to enhance security. We have also met with local police and government officials to continue to build partnerships and enhance security protocols. Please know that safety and security are very important to us and we will do whatever we can to continue with that focus.

I wish all students, families, staff and faculty the best this coming school year! I look forward to seeing you at the multitude of great events happening at Badger throughout the school year. Here’s to a great 2018-19 school year!
Upcoming Dates to Remember
September 4, 2018 | Freshmen Only First Day & CNA Students

September 5, 2018 | All Students Report
  • 8 Period Day

September 6, 2018 |
  • 8 Period Day

September 7, 2018 |
  • 8 Period Day

September 13, 2018 |
  • 2 Hour Late Start

September 14, 2018 |
  • NHS Meeting 6:45 - 7:30 a.m.

September 28, 2018 |
  • NHS Meeting 6:45 - 7:30 a.m.

Counseling Center
News from Your Badger Counselors

College visits
Throughout the Fall, many colleges will be sending representatives to talk with our students. Please pay attention to announcements and check the counseling calendar on the Badger website for updates on when college representatives will be at Badger.

The Wisconsin Education Fair (WEF) is a college fair designed for you to meet with many college representatives in one day. This year the WEF will be held at Mount Mary College on Wednesday, September 19th. Please stop by the counseling center to sign up and listen for announcements. Transportation will be provided for the morning and students will be back to Badger by lunch.

The PSAT is a standardized test available to Sophomores and Juniors as a way to practice for the ACT and SAT. If students do very well on the PSAT, they would be recognized through the National Merit program and may earn a scholarship. The test will be on Wednesday, October 10th and students will be in testing for the entire day. The cost of the test will be $16.00

Senior Meetings
Starting early in the month of September, all school counselors will be meeting with Seniors to discuss future plans, college choices, college applications, transcripts and other information related to Senior year. The counselors will be meeting with Seniors throughout the Fall months. 

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