October, 2019
Badger High School Newsletter
News and Information
National Honor Society
2019 Backpack Benefactor Project

Badger High School’s very own National Honor Society, led by Mrs. Laura Shotliff, set out into the aisles of Wal-Mart on a mission. The Backpack Benefactor Project, begun by Julia Adams, a former student at Badger, has been a staple for several years to National Honor Society.
College Goal Wisconsin

Need help completing the FAFSA? Attend the Free Application for Federal Student Aid night on Wednesday, November 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the recital hall. Attend and be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Please click on the picture above to see what materials you will need to bring.
Homecoming 2019 Spirit Week

Click on the above poster to view the themed days for homecoming week.
Advanced Placement
Exam Registration deadline is October 18, 2019

For quick access use Badger’s website at Parents & Students/Advanced Placement / AP Exam Information

Pay in full online - $85 OR $40 deposit per exam. All AP students must pay at least the $40 per exam deposit by the October 18th deadline or turn in the AP Exam Opt Out Form which explains that you understand there is a $40 late fee to register after November 15, 2019.

Those students who qualify for free or reduced lunch will be given special consideration. Please see your guidance counselor for information.

NOTE: There is a convenience fee for online payments

The Bulletin for AP Students and Parents will be distributed and available online soon…. ask your AP teacher.  A paper Registration Form is available from your AP Teacher for students not registering online through the website.
Local cheesemaker Ron Henningfield demonstrates to Badger Foods 2 students how to make cheese. Students also sampled some wonderful cheese curds, bacon cheddar, and gouda cheeses. Yum, Yum! Hill Valley Dairy cheeses are available at Piggly Wiggly and Lake Geneva Country Meats.
Badger ProStart students had the unique opportunity to help prepare the food for the artists, crews and VIP areas of Farm Aid 2019. They worked with phenomenal chefs and other volunteers, as well as amazing local & organic food products! They were able to align this awesome event with their sustainability unit from our NRAEF Foundations Level 2 curriculum. Two students were even lucky enough to meet Dave Matthews! What an experience!
Helping and Having Fun
Members of Badger High School DECA helped set up the Walk to End Alzheimer's event. They also participated in the Zumba demonstration that took place in the park.

Photo courtesy of Dave Dresdow/Southern Lakes Newspapers. A recap and more photos of the event will be in this week's SLN papers.
Outdoor Adventure classes canoeing/kayaking in Ceylon Lagoon in Bigfoot Beach State Park.
Principal's Note
What a great start to the school year! Our freshmen are comfortable with their schedules and are getting involved in clubs, sports, and other activities. Let’s keep the energy going well into the fall - please continue to attend events at Badger to support our Badger community.  

Speaking of keeping the energy going…. We have all heard the saying; “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” And nowhere is it more important than in the learning process. Research in the Principal Leadership journal indicates that students who skip breakfast “make more errors and have slower memory recall” than teens who eat a healthy breakfast. Students cannot focus on the intensity of learning when they are hungry. Badger offers a variety of breakfast selections for our students including a “grab and go” breakfast for students who need to finish eating as they head off to class. Please have the discussion at home about the importance for the brain of starting off the day with a healthy breakfast. If you have questions regarding the cost or are in need of assistance do not hesitate to call the main office.  

October is a month of much student activity. With teens on the roadways heading home from school activities at various times, please take a moment to discuss safe driving with your teen. Consider this: 4.6 seconds is the time texting takes your eyes off the road. At 55 MPH this is like driving the length of a football field blindfolded. A good tip before starting your car is to set the automatic response on your phone to let people know you are driving and will get back to them once you stop. For more information on distracted driving check out www.distraction.gov - but not while you are driving!  

Dates of importance in the month of October

October 7-11 Homecoming See our website for details

October 14 Fall Concert 7 p.m.

October 23 Conferences 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. in our PE Center

October 25 Staff Inservice No School

November 1 1st Quarter Ends

Upcoming Dates to Remember
October 4, 2019 |
  • Picture Retakes 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Main Gym

October 8, 2019 |
  • Powder Puff Games After School

October 9, 2019 |
  • Badger Beats 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Main Gym

October 12, 2019 |
  • Homecoming Dance 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Main Gym

October 14, 2019 |
  • Fall Concert 7:00 p.m.

October 15, 2019 |
  • WEF Fair

October 16, 2019 |
  • PSAT @ Badger

October 18, 2019 |
  • FFA Agriscience Day

October 23, 2019 |
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PE Center

October 25, 2019 |
  • No School - Teacher Inservice

October 30, 2019 |
  • Senior Graduation Orders During Lunches AND 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Main Lobby

October 31, 2019 |
  • Senior Graduation Orders During Lunches Only

November 1, 2019 |
  • End of 1st Quarter
Counseling Center
Badger High School is administering the PSAT test to 80 junior or sophomore students who would like to take it on, Wednesday, October 16th from 7:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Badger. The PSAT is a great way to get ready for college as it measures reading, writing, language and math skills in a format similar to the ACT and SAT test. This test also provides the opportunity for students to compete for recognition and scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship Program. 

To sign up for the test, students need to bring in a $17.00 check made payable to Badger High School and give it to Mrs. Ingersoll in the Counseling Center. 

The deadline to register for the PSAT test is Friday, October 11th. We are unable to take any late registrations so make sure to have students turn in their check right away so they do not miss this opportunity. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Counseling department!

Senior Informational Meeting
During parent/teacher conferences, the counselors will be holding an informational meeting for Seniors and their families regarding life after high school, college applications, paying for college, and more. The meeting will be held from 6pm-7pm in the Recital Hall. Hope to see you there!

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. Ingersoll before coming.

Junior Meetings
Starting in late October, counselors will be meeting with Juniors and their parents to discuss what to expect from the rest of the school year, Senior year, the college planning and research process, grades and standing, and other important information. Watch for a letter home on scheduling the Junior meeting with each counselor.

Students needing to send transcripts anywhere need to use  www.parchment.com . The account is free to set up and 2 copies can be sent for free. They are $7.00 each for each additional copy. If a paper copy is needed for any reason, please contact Mrs. Ingersoll in the counseling office.

ACT scores
Use  www.actstudent.org to send ACT scores to colleges. . If an account is not already set up, students will need to create an account to send scores. Many colleges will not accept paper copies or emailed copies. They will need to be sent directly from ACT.

Worker's Permits
If you are in need of a Worker's Permit, you'll need to bring the following to Mrs. Ingersoll in the Counseling Center: Social Security Card, $10 Cash and a letter from the employer stating that you will be working. If Mrs. Ingersoll is not available, you can get a worker's permit from city hall in Lake Geneva.
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