January 2021
Badger High School
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Badger High School Announces The Academies of Badger

The Academies of Badger, a comprehensive set of programs leading to post-secondary options for students, was approved by the Lake Geneva-Genoa City UHS School Board on December 14, 2020, the Lake Geneva-Genoa City UHS School Board.

Moving all students through meaningful, engaging high school classes is part of the mission at Badger High School.
The Badger Union High School Endowment Fund is making a community-wide appeal for donations to be used for college scholarships for the graduating seniors of the Class of 2021. Scholarships are awarded to well-rounded students who have achieved a high level of academic standing and have participated in extracurricular activities along with community involvement.

Our foundation has several scholarships that are endowed. We are working to build the fund of scholarships made possible through annual fundraising and donations. Help celebrate this proud community accomplishment with a gift of any size. Our well-deserving students have used their scholarships to attend accredited universities and technical colleges. Any gift large or small is appreciated.
Holiday Concerts

Take in some holiday cheer by viewing the holiday concerts presented by the Badger band, theater and orchestra and vocal music departments. Click on the links below to watch the full concerts.
Brave the Shave 2020

Badger Associate Principals Katie Stanton and Mike Giovingo accepted the challenge to get their heads shaved in order to raise money for the Walworth County Food Pantry and Diaper Pantry. Organized by Badger’s FCCLA, Brave the Shave asked students and staff to vote with their money for the AP they wanted to see bald.

While it was very close the winner, or loser, by more than a razor’s edge, was Mr. Giovingo who brought in $327.50 to Mrs. Stanton’s $233.50 for a total of $561 raised to help feed the hungry. Gina York from Straight to Curley Salon in Genoa City provided the clipping services.
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Principal's Note
I am deeply grateful for the commitment of our students and staff to keep Badger as healthy as possible and continue quality in-person and virtual learning throughout the first semester. This is a year that we will read about in future history textbooks and debate over in future high school and college classes. It has not been easy, but together we are getting it done.  

January is the build up to the end of one semester and the beginning of another. Semester Exams are January 19-21 with early dismissal all three days. This time is designed for students to get help from teachers, study, and complete assignments as needed. Looking ahead to February, Badger students in grades 9-11 start registration for 2021-22 on February 5. This online registration runs through February 19. The Guidance Department will hold an Open House during the school day for students to come in to discuss course offerings and get any questions answered.  

I am also pleased to announce the formation of The Academies of Badger. Badger has long been known for the amazing opportunities we have for students. Advanced Placement, Start College Now, and transcripted and universally transferable college credit have all been part of our programming for quite some time. The Academy structure is a way of organizing all these opportunities for dual credit in a format that puts all the information in one place. Please look for more information on our website, social media posts, and in the Course Guide, your student will receive in early February.  

Finally, as we move into the second semester of this strange year, please keep having conversations with your student about their emotional health. This is a very stressful time. Having conversations around mental health is the first step in helping students know they are not alone and that there are tools out there to assist. In addition to contacting your doctor or Badger for help in finding resources, please see the two links at the end of this section that can assist you.

Thank you again Badger families for your support of our students and staff as we weather this situation together.

Better Never Stops 
Upcoming Dates to Remember
January 1, 2021
  • No School

January 4, 2021
  • School Resumes

January 19, 2021
  • Final Exams Periods 1, 3, 5

January 20, 2021
  • Final Exams Periods 2, 4, 6

January 21, 2021
  • Final Exams Periods 7, 8
  • End of 2nd Quarter

January 22, 2021
  • No School - Teacher Inservice
January 19
Period 1 7:40 - 9:14 
Period 3 9:29 - 11:06
Period 5
1st Lunch 11:06 - 11:34
Exam 11:49 - 1:24
Exam 11:21 - 12:56
2nd Lunch 12:56 - 1:24
January 20
Period 2 7:40 - 9:14 
Period 4 9:29 - 11:06
Period 6
1st Lunch 11:06 - 11:34
Exam 11:49 - 1:24
Exam 11:21 - 12:56
2nd Lunch 12:56 - 1:24
January 21
Period 7 7:40 - 9:14 
Period 8 9:29 - 11:06
Counseling Center
For the college bound student, this is a reminder to fill out the FAFSA form if you have not done so yet. 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 this form is sometimes a requirement in order to obtain additional scholarships and work study opportunities.

Juniors will take the ACT test on March 9th. To practice and prepare for the test, go to www.act.org or check our library for practice test books to check out. This will count as an official score so it is important to take the test seriously and do your best. 
The online course selection will be done through PowerSchool and it will be available between February 5th and February 19th. After the online course selection window closes, any changes will need to be done by meeting with a counselor. The course guide is available online on the Badger website and we encourage both parents and students to utilize this resource. Information will begin to come out through the month of January as to how students will go online and select courses.
Graduating seniors should continue to apply for the many scholarship opportunities available on the Badger website. Several emails were sent to the senior class with information on how to access scholarships. The General Scholarship Application is due on January 8th and can be found on the Badger website. There are many scholarships that have due dates later this spring as well. Please be aware of the criteria when applying, what the specific due date is and where to send the completed application. Good luck!

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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