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Principal Tronsen's Topics
Thankfulness and Kindness

A lot of people associate the month of November with thankfulness. The Thanksgiving holiday is just around the corner, most of us take time to express our gratitude. As I think about this, I ask myself; “Why at certain times of the year does this stand out more than other times? Shouldn’t it be happening all the time?” Obviously the answer should be “yes”. I was raised to always say “please” and “thank you”. I was taught how to be appreciative of all the gifts I have in my life. I was taught the value of a hard earned dollar. I was taught to respect my elders. I was also taught what hard work is. These things were taught to me through the modeling of the adults in my life, family or not. I am thankful that I was taught these things growing up and now, I do my best to model those same behaviors for those I am in contact with each and everyday.

On the first day of school this year I was surprised to see a yard sign planted near the main entrance to Badger. This sign said: “Be Kind and Treat Others How you Would like to be Treated”. I wondered how this sign ended up here? Why was it put here? Who put it here? I still haven’t found out the answers to these questions, but I do know signs were placed at various schools in the area, most of which still display the sign. Ours got weathered too badly to continue to display, unfortunately. I am thankful to whomever took the time to spread this message to us. I feel that we all need to be reminded of things like this from time to time.

My message this month is simple, be thankful for the people you have in your life, be thankful for the opportunities you are given, and try and appreciate everyone you come in contact with each and every day. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and before we know it we will be celebrating the holidays and ringing in another new year!
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
Upcoming Events & Reminders
November 3
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November 11
November 14
November 15

November 20
November 21
November 22
End of 1st Quarter
2 Hour Late Start
Musical 7:00PM
NHS Meeting 6:45AM
Musical 7:30PM
Jazz Concert @ Delavan Darien High School 6PM
Musical 1:30PM, 7:30PM
Jostens Senior Orders 11:05 - 1:17PM
Jostens Senor Orders 11:05 - 1:17PM
Jostens Senior Orders 4:00 - 6:30PM
8 Period Day
8 Period Day
No School
Badger High School Performing Arts presents "Oklahoma!" Shows run Thursday, November 9 at 7:00pm, Friday, November 10 at 7:30pm, and Saturday, November 11 at 1:30pm and 7:30pm.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!

Tickets are $10 for ages 18 and older. Tickets are $7 for senior citizens (age 55) and children (ages 5-17); children under 5 are free. Tickets are available at the Badger High School main office or at eventbrite.com.
FFA Holiday Fruit and Plant Sale
The FFA holiday fruit and plant sale will run November 3 - November 17. You can order online starting November 5 at www.badgerffa.org. Contact Larry Plapp for more information: larry.plapp@badger.k12.wi.us
DECA Vendor Fair, Saturday, December 2, 2017. More Information
Yearbooks are on sale at this time through Jostens. Please see complete information to order yours now.
Seniors and Parents of Seniors

Jostens will be at Badger on November 9, 2017 to meet with the senior class to distribute information regarding graduation. They will return on November 14 (in the commons) and November 15 (in the main lobby by the cafeteria/union) during lunch periods to take orders. They will also be here to take orders on Wednesday evening, November 15 from 4:00PM - 6:30PM in the main lobby.
Receive FREE on-site assistance completing your FAFSA! The FAFSA is the on-line application students need to complete each year to be considered for grants and student loans to help pay for college.
Parents of Juniors
On December 14 the junior class will take part in MyLIFE, a financial literacy event designed to help them learn about budgeting and the financial choices they will face after high school graduation. We encourage you to talk with your student regarding the event, both before and after. We have provided a financial literacy event at Badger for several years now. Students go in skeptical and thinking they already know all there is to know about personal finances. They leave the event with a whole new perspective and are very grateful to have participated in MyLIFE.

Please view the video for a brief overview.

Badger Good News
Bucky's Den Challenge
Part of this week's Becoming A Badger program finds our feeder school 8th graders working to develop a product for Bucky's Den, our school store. Becoming A Badger is designed to help our 8th graders acclimate to Badger and become familiar with the many elective options they will choose from when registering. It also helps students choose classes on their Career Pathway.​
Badger FCCLA off to a Busy Start
The Badger FCCLA, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, have been very busy this October. Please see the full article.
Exchange Student Halloween Reception
A Halloween reception was held recently to welcome the five exchange students being hosted by local families who are attending Badger High School this year. From left to right they are Camilla Pagani from Italy, Nicolo Murilli also from Italy, Sam (Qiyue) Wang from Germany, Katharina Pavicic also from Germany, and Ester Jezkova from the Czech Republic.
Math Students of the Month
Angel Lopez was nominated for math student of the month by Mr. Steve Dowden. Angel has demonstrated extensive knowledge in his math in Algebra I and is an extreme joy to have in class. He completes all of his work on time, and correctly, and is always willing to help his peers with math problems during work time.

Mr. Jim Jacobson states Shyna Ambers is a model student in Intermediate Math 3. Shyna works extensively on the class content and helps other students on her own initiative.
Counseling Center
News from Your Badger Counselors
College Representatives

There are many college representatives visiting Badger this Fall. Listen to announcements or check the counseling webpage to see what schools will be here and when so you don't miss your chance to meet with them and get your questions answered! Remember to get a pass from Mrs. Ott before coming.


The General Scholarship Form is now available on the Badger scholarship page of the website for seniors interested in applying. This form will need to be turned in to be considered for any scholarship offered through Badger, even if there is a separate application. Please download and type directly onto the form before printing. It can be found at this link:

It is due by January 6th, 2018 and can be returned directly to the Counseling Center.

Freshmen Conferences

In November, the school counselors will have group conferences with the entire freshmen class. This is a chance for counselors to check in with the students to see how first quarter went and to answer any questions or address any concerns that the students may have about Badger.

Scholarship Night

Coming on December 13th the Counseling Department will be hosting the annual scholarship presentation. Along with very important information about local scholarships, there will be a representative from the College Board here to talk about filling out the FAFSA. Please stay tuned for more information.

Work Permits

If a work permit is needed, 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.
Badger Athletics
Athletics Information
Be sure to click on the Fall Sports Guide to the left to view rosters and pictures from the fall sports season. Thank you to our sponors who donate to make this publication possible.

Community Education
Winter Community Education Classes Starting Soon
Look for upcoming information on winter community education classes.

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