Welcome to the Jan. 2017 Lake Geneva Schools Community Connect Newsletter
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We hope you and your family are enjoying a wonderful holiday break. 

As we resume classes on Tuesday, January 3 and the new year gets underway, please remember that attendance is very important! In order to achieve at the level each student is capable of, they must attend school each day and arrive in class on time. We thank you for your support in this area.

For Lake Geneva Schools, 2017 brings a continued focus on implementing our strategic plan and working to ensure that all of our students have the skills they need to make the most of their education and their lives, wherever they might lead.

We are are honored to have the opportunity to work with you and your students. 2017 is sure to be a great year!

 District Success Story

Strategic Plan Tie-In:
Developing The Whole Learner

Badger & Jt. 1 Goals In Action:
Develop Transition Programs

Lake Geneva Middle School has been recognized for its strong Academic and Career Planning program (ACP) for 6-8th graders. LGMS counselors Mrs. Julie Milligan and Mr. Rob Ocker were invited by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to present and share program best practices at the Wisconsin ACP Leadership Conference in Madison Dec. 6 & 7.

The program was also featured in the Lake Geneva Regional News on Dec. 22.

Last year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction issued a mandate that requires all state middle schools and high schools to implement a formal ACP program, effective September, 2017.

LGMS is far ahead of the curve in terms of ACP implementation, and offers a full-scale program that is
integrated with the state’s new Career Cruising academic and career exploratory and planning website.

One of the best things about the LGMS program is that it helps students begin connecting the dots between the classroom and the real world. With dedicated support from school counseling staff and through a progressive Life Studies course that is taken by all students during their 6th and 8th grade year, students have ample opportunities to explore career options and interests, and resources to plan which classes and pathways to take in high school and beyond to achieve their education and career goals.  Learn more

Save The Date & Spread The Word!
Badger National Honor Society & Lake Geneva Lions
Pancake Breakfast - Feb. 11

Time: 8-11a.m.
Location: Badger Commons
Tickets: Purchase from any NHS or Lion's Club member  |  $8 adults, $5 children, kids under 4 are free

All proceeds go towards the Badger High School Chapter of National Honor Society and their efforts to raise money towards the school supply drive with the Families in Need project.

Contact NHS Advisor  Laura-Nicole Shotliff at [email protected] with questions.
Badger Athletics News
Stay up to date on Badger athletics events & successes on GoBadger.org

The next basketball double-header featuring our boys and girls teams is January 6 vs. Wilmot. Come on out & support our home teams!

4:30pm:  Girls JV1 - Court 1; Girls JV2 - Court 2; Boys JV1 - Court 4; Boys JV2 - Court 3
6:00pm:  Girls Varsity Game -  Main Gym
7:30pm: Boys Varsity Game - Main Gym

Fun Fact: What Do Cheese & Toilet Paper Have To Do With Math?
The New Manufacturers Alliance in Northeast Wisconsin answers this question with their awesome new "Get Real Math" videos. They produced these videos to help Wisconsin students see how the math they learn in the classroom is used in real life. More than 20 short videos are available.  Check them out! Cool stuff!
Badger Community Education Winter Programs
Great programs await! Click the booklet to see all offerings & register today!
Follow Our Lake Geneva Schools YouTube Channel!
Missed a holiday concert or wish you could see it again? Find concerts on our new  Lake Geneva Schools YouTube Channel. 
District Scrapbook
LGMS Sticky Note Wall Art! Pikachu, Spiderman, Bucky, the Grinch and Dory are brightening our LGMS hallways thanks to 6th graders Gerardo, Anthony, José, Mariano, Arely, Erik, Emmanuel, Xuhao and Jairo. They used some serious math and computer design skills during their study hall to bring their designs to life. Great creativity, problem-solving, patience and teamwork was displayed by all.
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