January, 2019
Badger High School Newsletter
Important Final Exam Information
January 16
Period 1 7:40 - 9:14
Period 3 9:29 - 11:06
Period 5 1st Lunch
Lunch 11:06 - 11:34
Class 11:49 - 1:24
Period 5 2nd Lunch
Class 11:21 - 12:56
Lunch 12:56 - 1:24

January 17
Period 2 7:40 - 9:14
Period 4 9:29 - 11:06
Period 6 1st Lunch
Lunch 11:06 - 11:34
Class 11:49 - 1:24
Period 6 2nd Lunch
Class 11:21 - 12:56
Lunch 12:56 - 1:24

January 18
Period 7 7:40 - 9:14
Period 8 9:29 - 11:06
If your student has a study hall and you would like to excuse them for that study hall on exam days, please call ahead of time and leave a message for attendance or send the student in with a note before hand. WE WILL NOT CALL STUDENTS OUT OF A CLASS OR STUDY HALL during the class period.

Please do not call and ask us to call the student from a class because they have completed the final. Other students may still be taking the final exam for that hour and it is a disruption to those students.
Educators Credit Union Financial Literacy College Planning

Click on the image to learn more about attending ECU College Planning. There are two nights to choose from. This is a free session but pre-registration is required.
Please click "Read More" below for important information regarding the AP exam registration and pre-administration sessions. You can also check out our website for descriptions and to view short video clips on all AP classes offered at Badger. Click here to go directly to the website.
Congratulations to Connor Spiewak, Student Council's November Student of the Month! Connor was nominated by two teachers. He participates in multiple school activities while maintaining straight As. Ms. Nelson called Connor a "drumming prodigy." He is known to be one the most polite students at school, and is very conscientious about getting school work done on time while consistently understanding new material. Way to go Connor.
Principal Tronsen's Topics
With the semester closing on January 18th that means our first go around of Final Exams is approaching. For those of you new to the Badger High School exam process, I would like to take a moment and explain that to you. At the conclusion of each semester we have final exams in all classes. This will be a portion of their calculated semester grade. It is very important for students to be prepared for these exams. Exams are different for each class aligned to the types of classes your student is taking. Some classes do traditional written tests, while others do practical or project-based exams. Regardless of the exam, your student should ensure they are preparing properly. We also ask you to avoid calling students out during exam periods. This is a disruption to the testing environment and should be avoided. Have a discussion with your student about upcoming exams. Most may already know from the beginning of the semester while others will be learning about them a week or two out from exams. Keep the discussion flowing throughout to help guide your student through the process.
 
It is also important to make sure your student has all work, projects, and assessments turned in before exams to ensure that it may be counted according to teachers' policies for those classes. Understand that at the end of each term, credit is determined on the averaging of quarter one, quarter two, and exam grades. This calculation creates a semester grade which is factored in with prior semester grades to determine the student’s GPA. So, as you see, it is extremely important for students to have all their ducks in a row.
 
Some other basic tips for exams include: good time management, avoiding distractions when studying, getting plenty of rest, eating a good breakfast and staying hydrated. Be a proactive part of your student's academic life, especially during semester ending points and exams. Remember, if you or your student need a little help at this time of year we do offer a plethora of after school labs Monday-Thursday in almost all of our core areas and even elective areas. Feel free to reach out to a teacher if you need more information on these opportunities.
 
Thanks for a great almost first half of the school year and keep up the great work!
Upcoming Dates to Remember
January 1, 2019 - January 4, 2019|
  • No School

January 11, 2019 |
  • NHS Meeting 7:00 a.m.

January 12, 2019 |
  • DECA District

January 16, 2019 |
  • Final Exams Periods 1, 3, 5

January 17, 2019 |
  • Final Exams Periods 2, 4, 6

January 18, 2019 |
  • Final Exams Periods 7, 8
  • End of 1st Semester
  • Jazz Competition @ Purdue

January 19, 2019 |
  • Jazz Competition @ Purdue

January 25, 2019 |
  • NHS Meeting 7:00 a.m.

January 26, 2019 |
  • Forensics Festival
Counseling Center
FAFSA
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.

ACT
Juniors will take the ACT test at the end of February. Badger will be holding a practice ACT test on Saturday, January 26th. The practice ACT test will be limited to 50 juniors. To sign up for the practice ACT, juniors should stop in the counseling center for a form.
 
CLASS REGISTRATION
The online course selection will be done through PowerSchool and it will be available between February 1st and February 15th. After the online course selection window closes, any changes will need to be done by meeting with a counselor. The course guide will be available online this year 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.
 
SCHOLARSHIPS
Thanks to all those who came to our presentation on scholarships during the Parent/Teacher Conferences! Graduating seniors should continue to apply for the many scholarship opportunities available on  Career Cruising . Several emails were sent to the senior class with information on how to access  Career Cruising  for scholarships. The General Scholarship Application is due on January 11th. 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!

WORK PERMIT
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.

JUNIOR CONFERENCES
From January to April, the counselors will be meeting with juniors and their families to go over important information regarding the remainder of junior year and what to expect for senior year. A letter has been sent home regarding the meeting and how to book your appointment for this meeting.
Badger Athletics
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Thank you to the following sponsors for your continued support of Badger Athletics!
A+ Graphics
Advanced Eyecare
B & J Landscaping
Chamberlain & Henningfield CPA
Dousman Transport Co. Inc.
Habush Habush & Rottier SC
Heartland Expressions Photography
Hwy 43 Self Storage
Kokodynski Orthodontics
Lake Geneva Chiropractic LLC
Lake Geneva Swim Club
Martin Group
Pats Services Inc.
Pesche's Greenhouses, Inc.
PFI Fashions
Popeye's on Lake Geneva
Kyle Resler Agency - American Family
Sitzberger Company
Lorie Spiewak - Shorewest Realtors
Steinke Lazarczyk Funeral Home
Stinebrink's Piggly Wiggly
Upper Crust Pizzeria
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