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Principal Tronsen's Topics
First Semester Ends January 19th!

With the semester closing on January 19th that means our first go around of Final Exams is approaching. For those of you new to the Badger High School exam process, I would like to take a moment and explain it to you. At the conclusion of each semester we have final exams in all classes. This will be a portion of their calculated semester grade. It is very important for students to be prepared for these exams. Exams are different for each class aligned to the types of classes your student is taking. Some classes do traditional written tests, while others do practical or project-based exams. Regardless of the exam, your student should ensure they are preparing properly. Have a discussion with your student about upcoming exams. Keep the discussion flowing throughout to help guide your student through the process.

It is also important to make sure your student has all work, projects, and assessments turned in before exams to ensure that they may be counted according to teachers' policies for those classes. Understand that at the end of each term, credit is determined on the averaging of quarter one, quarter two, and exam grades. This calculation creates a semester grade which is factored in with prior semester grades to determine the student’s GPA. So as you see, it is extremely important for students to have all their ducks in a row.

Some other basic tips for exams include: good time management, avoiding distractions when studying, getting plenty of rest, eating a good breakfast, and staying hydrated. Be a proactive part of your student's academic life, especially during semester ending dates and exams. Remember, if you or your student need a little help at this time of year we do offer a plethora of after school labs Monday-Thursday in almost all of our core areas, and even elective areas. Feel free to reach out to a teacher if you need more information on these opportunities.
Survey - Parent/Teacher Conferences
We are looking for feedback on parent-teacher conferences. Please take a moment to fill out the survey. Click on the link below or the picture to the left.

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.
News You Can Use
Parental Control Software & Cell Phone Monitoring
Click:  https://goo.gl/6YxS36  for more information about free and low-cost solutions available for filtering and managing all of the devices in your house. They range from basic solutions to those with many bells and whistles such as setting time limitations for your children or blocking or approving any app on your child’s phone. 

This guide is being provided by  smartsocial.com .  You may also be interested in signing up to receive their free parent app guides at:  https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/   delivered straight to your inbox, every week, over the next few months.
Upcoming Events & Reminders
January 3
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January 4
January 5
January 11
January 12
January 16
January 17
January 18
January 19
January 19
January 20
January 26
January 26
January 26
January 26
January 27
January 31
January 31
School Resumes
8 Period Day
8 Period Day
8 Period Day
2 Hour Late Start
NHS Meeting 6:45 a.m.
8 Period Day
Final Exams Periods 1, 3, 5
Final Exams Periods 2, 4, 6
Final Exams Periods 7, 8
End of 1st Semester
Mock Trial Scrimmage @ Mukwonago
Course Selection Opens for Incoming Freshmen
ACT Test Prep Seminar, Auditorium, 7:30 a.m.
Jazz Contest
NHS Meeting 6:45 a.m.
Badger Hosts Forensics
Course Selection Open for All Current Students
Incoming Freshman Parent Night 6:00 p.m.
Final Exam Schedule
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Period 1 7:40 - 9:14

Period 3 9:29 - 11:06

Period 5
1st Lunch Schedule
Lunch 11:06 - 11:34
Class 11:49 - 1:24

Period 5
2nd Lunch Schedule
Class 11:21 - 12:56
Lunch 12:56 - 1:24
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Period 2 7:40 - 9:14

Period 4 9:29 - 11:06

Period 6
1st Lunch Schedule
Lunch 11:06 - 11:34
Class 11:49 - 1:24

Period 6
2nd Lunch Schedule
Class 11:21 - 12:56
Lunch 12:56 - 1:24
Friday, January 19, 2018
Period 7 7:40 - 9:14
Period 8 9:29 - 11:06
NHS & Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
February 24th from 8-11 a.m. the Lake Geneva Lions will hold its 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast in conjunction with the Badger National Honor Society to benefit the Backpack Benefactor Project. Tickets will be $8 for adults, children are $5, and those under the age of four will be free. Tickets will be available at the main office of Badger High School and online at the Lake Geneva Schools webpage. The breakfast and Student/Vendor fair will be held in The Commons and P.E. Center off of Wells St.
National Honor Society
Current Sophomores and Juniors interested in joining the Badger High School Chapter of National Honor Society should see Ms. Shotliff in Room 704 for an application. NHS is a national organization dedicated to community service, academic scholarship, established character, and established leadership. Students must have a minimum 3.6 cumulative GPA at the end of their 3rd (for sophomores) or 5th (for juniors) semester in order to be considered for membership. Additional requirements are outlined on the application. It is important that students are available on a monthly basis for individual, small group, and large group community events as well as bi-month early morning meetings. Applications are due to Ms. Shotliff by January 26th, 2018, at 3:15 p.m. Deadlines are strictly adhered to and no late applications will be considered. A formal induction ceremony is held on the final Friday evening of the school year.
Dropping Off Items During the School Hours
When bringing things to the main office for your student please be sure to communicate with them that there will be an item for them in the office. In an effort to eliminate distractions, we are no longer paging students to come to the office to collect items dropped off during the school day. Please help us out with this.
ACT Boot Camp Coming to Badger
Badger is hosting an ACT Test Prep Boot Camp to be held on Friday, January 26 in the auditorium. Check-in will begin at 7:15AM and the camp will run until approximately 2:45PM. This is open to any sophomore, junior or senior. The camp includes an eStrategy eBook, and eWorkbook with 27 practice tests, and an individualized plan of action for each student. The cost is $55.

Visit www.testprepseminars.org for more information or to register on-line. Enter code "badger53147sa. Stop in the main office and see Mrs. Skipper for more information.
AP Exam Information
Advanced Placement Exams will take place in May 2018. General information, Information on exams, and payment procedures can be found by clicking on the following links. For for information or questions, please contact Jan Lazzaroni at 262-348-2000 ext. 2603.

Badger Good News
HOBY Representative Selected
Sophomore Annie Gottinger has been named Badger High School’s 2017-2018 Hugh O’Brien Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar representative.”

Nursing Student Complete Gateway College Course
Congratulations to the fall Nursing Assistant students for successfully completing their Gateway Technical College course. The 3 credit, college-level class consists of both classroom and clinical work. Students went to Atrium Post Acute Care in Williams Bay for their clinical site. The students are now eligible to test for the Certified Nursing Assistant license.

On-Site UW-Whitewater Admits Five Badger Students
On December 13th the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater held their sixth onsite admission at Badger High School. We would like to congratulate the five students that received admission into the university. 
Math Student of the Month
Michael J. Corey
Mr. Pella nominated Michael J. Corey for Math Student of the Month. Mr. Pella states: "He’s receiving the award because of his willingness to constantly follow the school’s and his teacher’s rules on a daily basis. He’s willing to be a role model in the classroom through his behavior and academics. M.J. also provides as an extra tutor in the classroom with his ability to help students with math problems and explaining how to use different strategies." Congratulations Michael.
Counseling Center
News from Your Badger Counselors
FAFSA stands for the  Free Application For Federal Student Aid . Any student looking to obtain federally funded grants and loans must complete the FAFSA in order to determine eligibility. Some students feel they will not be eligible for these types of aid and choose not to complete the form; however, keep in mind most colleges require a student to fill out this form in order to determine tuition cost.
This year we will continue our transition to online course selection. This process will be done through PowerSchool and it will be available for students to register for classes starting January 31 st , 2018. The course guide will be available both online and through book form. Information will be given to students at a class meeting January 29 th as to how students will go online and select courses. If students need a refresher on how to complete the registration process, they can go to the Counseling page on the Badger High School website.
Thanks to all those who came to our presentation on scholarships during the Parent/Teacher Conferences! Graduating seniors should continue to apply for the many scholarship opportunities available on  Career Cruising . Several emails were sent to the senior class with information on how to access Career Cruising for scholarships. The General Scholarship Application is due on January 6 th  but there are many scholarships that have due dates later this spring. Please be aware of the criteria when applying, what the specific due date is, and where to send the completed application. Good luck!
If you are 16 years of age or older you no longer need a work permit from the state of Wisconsin. If a work permit is needed for 14 and 15 year olds, 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.
Starting in January, the counselors will be meeting with the class of 2019 and their families to go over important information. Items discussed will include; senior schedule, transcripts, college applications and planning, financial aid and scholarships and graduation requirements. A letter will be sent home explaining our new scheduling procedure and how you can schedule your junior conference with your student’s counselor with youcanbookme.com

Badger Athletics
Athletics Information
A special thanks to all the area businesses that have been outstanding in their support by donating to make this publication possible as well as their continued support of Badger Athletics. Click on the picture to the left to view the winter sports guide.

Community Education
Winter Community Education
Winter community education class registration is in full swing. Click the catalog to the left to view all offerings.

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