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BADGER HIGH SCHOOL
Principal Tronsen's Topics
Spring has sprung! As we start our month we have Spring Break wrapping up on April 1st with a return to school on Monday, April 2nd. This also marks the start of 4th quarter. The school year will be coming to close in just about eight weeks. There is a lot to be celebrated this school year including the graduation of the class of 2018 and honoring their accomplishments. We will be having many activities surrounding the graduation of our seniors. Please mark your calendars for the following events:

Prom Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Underclassmen Awards Friday, May 18th, 2018
Senior Awards and Scholarships, Sunday, May 20th, 2018, Awards 1:00 p.m./Scholarships 2:00 p.m.
Graduation Rehearsal, Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 @ 1:30 p.m.
Last Day of School, Friday, June 1st, 2018
Graduation, Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 @ 1:30 p.m.

With the school year winding down, I encourage all students and families to really buckle down and finish strong. As always, remember that we have a lot of after school lab opportunities for students to get extra assistance and/or work on assignments and projects. Please take advantage of this is excellent resource.

I hope you have a wonderful start to Spring and look forward to seeing you at the many great events happening around school.

News You Can Use
AP Exam Pre-Administration Sessions to be held on April 19
All Students taking an AP Exam must attend a Pre-Administration Session. There will be a session taking place each hour of the day on Thursday, April 19 th in the Recital Hall.

After attendance in your first AP class of the day report to the Recital Hall for completing pre-administration paperwork. These sessions will take less than 30 minutes after which you will return to class.

Balance due payments can be turned in at these sessions. Remember payment in-full is due before the day of the exam, out of courtesy to others, to assure we are not taking time away from administering the exam.
Upcoming Events & Reminders
April 11 Conference Forensics Meet @ Wilmot
April 11 Student Council Blood Drive
April 12 2 Hour Late Start
April 13 NHS Meeting 7:45 a.m.
April 17 8 Period Day
April 19 Odd Block Day
April 20 Forensics State
April 21 National DECA International Conference
April 22 National DECA International Conference
April 23 National DECA International Conference
April 24 National DECA International Conference
April 24 8 Period Day
April 26 Odd Block Day
April 27 NHS Meeting 7:45 a.m.
Prom Information
Prom planning is underway! Prom will be held at The Abbey Resort and Spa in Fontana on Saturday, May 12. For complete information and ticket prices, click on the link below.

Good News
DECA Competes at Wisconsin Career Development Conference
Forty-one students from Badger High School competed at the DECA Wisconsin Career Development Conference from March 5-7th. DECA members traveled to Grand Geneva Resort to compete in 28 occupational series events as well as prepared written project presentations. 

FFA Members Compete at Sectionals
Please congratulate the following FFA members who competed at the Sectional FFA Speaking contest at Big Foot High School on March 12.

The following members competed:

Braden Kundert- Discussion- 3rd place overall
Jaidan Schuenemann- Extemporaneous
SirrNay Shoe- Creed
Bryn Rohde- Employability Skills- 1st place

Bryn will be advancing to the state competition. Good luck Bryn!
Culinary Competes at State
The Badger ProStart Culinary team received 3rd place out of 22 teams this year! 
They did a great job for first year students and they are excited to go back next year! 
Congratulations
Math Student of the Month
Ms. Rachel Nelson states "Meadow outscored all her peers on the Geometry Semester Final Exam. This comes as no surprise, since she has a tremendous work ethic and always strives to perform at the highest level. Meadow has a bright future ahead of her in whatever career path she pursues."
Counseling Center
News from Your Badger Counselors
ACT Testing
Scores from the Junior February ACT test will be sent home and delivered to the school near the end of the school year so be on the lookout for those. If you would like to sign up your student to take the ACT test again, go to www.actstudent.org to do so. Badger High School will be hosting an ACT testing date again on June 10th, 2017. You'll need to register for this test through the ACT website in order to take the test on this date at Badger. There are other dates available at other locations, which can also be found on the ACT website.

Aspire Testing
On April 24th, all Sophomores will be taking the ACT Aspire test. All Freshman will be taking the ACT Aspire test on April 17th. The ACT Aspire test is designed to map student progress in English, Math, Reading, Science and Writing. This information provides details on which subject skills are well developed and which skills may need more work while preparing students for the ACT test that will be taken during Junior year. The Aspire testing will take place at Badger on those two days.

Scholarships
Several scholarship deadlines have passed but there are still other scholarships available for seniors to apply for. Senior students have been given instructions on how to access scholarships via Career Cruising where information on each scholarship can be found, as well as the applications. For those seniors planning to attend a UW school in the fall, check out some other scholarships at this link: http://uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/paying/uwlist.aspx

Placement Testing
Now that many seniors are making a decision on which school they will be attending in the Fall, placement testing will be happening. Students that are attending UW colleges will need to complete placement testing. To register for placement testing and for more information regarding placement testing, please visit the following website:
https://testing.wisc.edu/centerpages/regionaltesting.html
 
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
A special thanks to all the area businesses that have been outstanding in their support by donating to make this publication possible as well as their continued support of Badger Athletics. Visit our website soon to view the spring guide.


Community Education
Spring Community Education
Spring community education class registration is in full swing. Please click on the link below or the catalog to the right to view all offerings.


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