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