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If you do not want your student's picture released to the newspaper or other news outlets (ie. Facebook, Badger Sports Guide, Yearbook, Newsletters, or any publication),  you must notify the main office in writing by October 12, 2016.   



We are off and running in our first month of school.  I would like to commend all families who successfully registered students online this school year. This new system will allow us to update pertinent information about your student in a much more efficient manner with more accuracy.  Speaking of accuracy, as things change in your household please take time to contact the school and let us know important changes such as your telephone numbers, addresses, and email addresses.  Keeping the lines of communication open is very important.

We are fast approaching Homecoming, the week of October 3rd-8th.  There will be lots of exciting events happening throughout the week and we hope to see many of you at the game on Friday versus the Union Grove Broncos.  At the completion of the game there will be the annual fireworks display sponsored by many local businesses and organizations.  We appreciate the support from the community.

I would like to talk about students and their academic progress.  I encourage you to check your student's grades using PowerSchool.  Also, feel free to reach out to teachers via email or telephone if you need more information.  Many of our teachers have websites through Google or use apps like Edmodo.  Keeping an active role in your student's academic affairs will yield great results in the long run. We also have our first Parent Teacher conference coming up on October 12th which is open to all families to attend.

I hope you enjoy the changing of the colors as we head into fall and look forward to seeing many of you at our Homecoming Festivities!

Russ Tronsen
Principal, Badger High School
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, p
lease visit:  AP Straus

Dress Up Themes:
*Monday - Nautical       
*Tuesday - Throwback
*Wednesday - Color Wars
*Thursday - Olympic
*Friday - Spirit     

     Movie Night         7:00PM       Recital Hall       Free Admission
                                                                                 Finding Nemo

     Badger Beats      7:00PM       Main Gym         $2.00 Admission Students/Kids
                                                                                 $3.00 Admission Adults

     Football Games   6:00PM      Jonas Field       

     Pep Assembly                          (Students Only)            
     Parade                 4:30PM         Broad Street, Lake Geneva
     Football Game    7:00PM         Badger vs. Union Grove
                                                        Fireworks after the Game

     Homecoming Dance              Main Gym        $15.00/each
     7:00PM - 10:00PM                                            $25.00/VIP each    


October 7          Homecoming Football Game:  7:00PM
October 8          Homecoming Dance: 7:00-10:00PM
October 12        Parent-Teacher Conferences/PE Center:   3:30 - 7:00PM                                         Financial Aid Presentation:  6:30PM
October 13        2 Hour Late Start
October 17        Fall Concert:  7:00PM
October 27        End of 1st Quarter
October 28        No School - Teacher Inservice
Bucky's Scholarship Gala

Friday, November 18, 2016
Riviera Ballroom, Lake Geneva

Forensics kickoff meeting for new and returning members

Tuesday, October 4 at 3:15PM in room 609
(makeup meeting: Thursday, October 13)

*Please note: HS Forensics is competitive public speaking.
Badger Athletics
Our Badger Fall Sports Guide Is Here!
Badger Reminders
It's Time To Order Your 2016-17 Yearbook!
The Earlier You Order, The More You Save

Pre-order your 2016-2017 Badger yearbooks now online from Jostens. 

Yearbook Pricing:
$55 Aug. 27 - Oct. 28
$60 Oct. 31 - Feb. 20

When you order online, you have the option to make three equal and partial payments. 

Pre-order payments can also be made by check and mailed directly to Jostens via the order form and detachable envelope that will be available throughout the year in the Badger office. 

We will order a very limited number of extra books, and they will be available for purchase in person via cash or check only for $60 when the books are delivered to Badger at the end of May. 

The best way to ensure that you receive a book in May is to pre-order your book through Jostens. Please do not wait until May to purchase your book and run the risk of not getting a yearbook.

Visit Our Badger Yearbook webpage to learn more and for important details on how to submit senior portraits.
Driver's Education

Badger High School offers options for driver's education.

Please call the main office for details at 262-348-2000.

News From Badger's Counseling Center
PSAT Information
The PSAT is a two-hour test given once a year in October. Many students take the PSAT, not only as preparation for the SAT taken in senior year, and widely used as a major criterion for college admissions, but also to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Competition.
The most common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are:
  • To receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.
  • To see how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
  • To enter the competition for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (grade 11).
  • To help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.
  • To receive information from colleges when you check "yes" to Student Search Service.
There is a $15 fee that MUST be turned in by Friday, October 14th to take the PSAT. The test is Wednesday October 19th starting at 7:45AM.


On October 12, Badger will hold a FAFSA information night. All are welcome to come and get information on filling out the FAFSA application. A representative will be available to explain the process and answer questions about the application. Students may begin filling out the FAFSA on October 1st!  

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.
Work Permits
Do you need a Work Permit?
A work permit is required before anyone under the age of 18 is allowed to work in any job with the exception of agriculture or domestic service work.  You can get your work permit from Mrs. Ott in the Counseling Center.  To obtain a work permit, you will need the following:
$10.00 cash   (NO CHECKS, NO CHANGE MADE)
Social Security Card only
A hiring statement (letter) from your employer
If Mrs. Ott is not available, you can get a work permit from the Lake Geneva City Hall. They are open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.
News You Can Use
Deca Craft & Vendor Fair

Spac es are available for the Badger Deca Vendor Fair to be held Saturday, December 3, 2016.  Click here for more information and registration form.

Explore Our New Website!

We are excited to announce that we have a new website! 

One of the great features of our new site is that it is mobile-optimized and will work on your smartphone like an app. 

Please bookmark our district homepage and our Badger site on all of your devices to have our information at your fingertips. 

Click here for instructions for how to bookmark our website on your phone.

Community Education

Welcome to Badger Community Education! Each month, the school newsletters will provide you with information on upcoming classes and programs. ALL classes require pre-registration, whether there are fees associated with the class or not.

To register, visit the website - pay by credit or download the registration forms:

October new offerings in Community Education will include:
  • Cleaning With Essential Oils - Oct. 5
  • Business Planning Basics - Oct. 6
  • Secrets of Ageless Skin - Oct. 11
  • Adult & Child Painting Class - Black Cat - Oct. 15
  • Why You Can't Change and What You Can Do About It - Oct. 17 at Badger High School
  • Enhancing Mood and Emotions with Essential Oils - Oct. 19
  • Zumba - Fall II - Oct. 24
  • Choosing a Medicare Drug Plan/Medicare Advantage Plan 2017 - Oct. 27
And don't forget that community members are welcome to utilize Badger's Fitness Center/Weight Room for just $2 per evening Mon. - Thurs. evenings from 6-9PM on days when school is in session. Stop up and visit with personal trainer Michael Ward and start on a fitness plan today.

Enhancing Education To Keep Teens Safe On the Road

Auroa Health Care and Badger Community Education present a class for parents of teens who are just learning to drive or have their learn's permit.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016    6:00 - 8:00PM.  Pre-registration is required.  

Badger High School Strategic Plan

Badger Board Goals 2016-17

1.  Develop a Plan to Implement the Strategic Plan
2.  Develop Transition Programs
3.  Exceed State Averages in All Tested Areas on Standardized Tests
4.  Demonstrate Fiscal Responsibility While Improving on Our Educational Programs and Facilities.  

Badger High School
220 E. South Street 
Lake Geneva, WI 53147