Welcome to the June 2017 Lake Geneva Schools Community Connect Newsletter
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Closing The Books On Another Great Year!
A Message From Superintendent
Dr. Jim Gottinger

I sincerely hope that you and your children have had a productive and rewarding school year. We appreciate your support in the task of providing a quality education to your children and will work diligently during the upcoming 2017-2018 school year to do the same. 

Last year we developed a Strategic Plan to serve as a guide for our districts' improvement efforts. That plan was developed in the spring of 2016 and reviewed this past April. We have made significant progress in working to achieve the key strategies of the Strategic Plan. Many of the advancements in our plan will offer more opportunities for our families and students as we begin the 2017-2018 school year. 

For the first time we will be offering a wide array of online learning opportunities for students at the middle and high school level. We are also happy to collaborate with the local YMCA in developing an on-site before and after school program for kids in grades K-5 at both Central-Denison and Star Center Elementary Schools. This, along with work done by our building staff in making transition from grade-to-grade and building-to-building a more seamless process, are all things that should be very visible as we get ready to enjoy summer vacation and prepare for another school year. 

With that said, your level of satisfaction with our schools is dependent upon the everyday efforts of our classroom teachers! They appreciate your support, and I know that a huge majority of our staff go above and beyond to provide that great experience for your children which any parent can appreciate. Hopefully, their work has had a profoundly positive impact on your child this year.

I hope all of our students and families enjoy the summer and get many opportunities to do the things you want to do! Enjoy your travels, family, friends and the outdoor opportunities that summer provides us in the Lake Geneva area.  

We will see all of our students and staff in September ready and eager to begin another rewarding school year.

District Dates & Reminders
  • 4K Registration Is Going On Now For 2017-18 School Year

  • Website Improvements Coming!  We will be making some changes to our LakeGenevaSchools.com website this summer to make the site more user-friendly for the upcoming school year.  Thanks in advance for your patience during the construction period.
Upcoming District Events & Programs
Register Now For  Badger
Summer Swim Lessons
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Register Now For  Badger
Summer Sports Camps
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NEW! Online Learning Program Coming
For The 2017-18 School Year
Badger High School and Lake Geneva Middle School will provide online learning opportunities for students next school year.  Learn More at LakeGenevaSchools.com/online

NEW! Before & After School Child Care
Lake Geneva Schools and the YMCA have joined together to provide a before and after school enrichment program for the 2017-2018 school year at Central-Denison and Star Center Elementary Schools. Students in grades 5K - 5th grade that are enrolled at Central-Denison, Eastview or Star Center may enroll as long as space is available. Register now at the YMCA. Get All The Details On The Y Website.
Check the Community Backpack for Information on Upcoming Community Programs & Events for Kids in Grades K-12.
Register By June 5 For 2017
Summer Enrichment Programs
Exciting classes for children ages 3 - 8th grade. Classes start June 12. Click the guide for class & enrollment info.
Click the Image For Details & Registration Form
DECA Golf Outing - June 22
Badger DECA is looking for golfers and business partners that might want to sponsor a hole at the upcoming Wisconsin DECA golf outing on Thursday, June 22 at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan. Get details here: http://bit.ly/2nLYAdn & click the image for information becoming a sponsor to support Badger DECA.
Monthly School Board Awards
Congrats to our May Badger & Jt. #1 School Board Award Recipients!
District Scrapbook
Congrats, 2017-18 LGMS  National Junior Honor Society Members!
New members were inducted during a ceremony held in April. Click here to view the list of members.  Congrats!
Badger/Lion's Club Pancake Success
Badger National Honor Society / Lake Geneva Lion's Club Pancake Breakast Raises $1,600 to support the annual Badger NHS school supply drive.  Learn more. 
Thrivent Financial Supports
Eastview STEM Activities
Thrivent in Lake Geneva recently awarded Eastview a $250 grant to purchase Lego builder kits for an afterschool Lego Club. These kits have sparked high levels of student creativity & have stretched each student’s geometry skills. One student put together a 1,158-piece Ferrari, while others designed their own creations. All club members enjoyed the imaginative play that goes hand-in-hand with building. Thrivent also provided each club member with a free T-shirt.

Central-Denison 4K Students & Local Firemen  Make Blankets For Families
4K students recently partnered with the Lake Geneva Fire Department to make fleece tie blankets. The firemen will share these blankets with families who are experiencing a loss from fire or rescue. Students funded this community service project with proceeds earned from a lollipop sale that they held over the holidays.

Star Center's Cartonera Project Celebrates Every Student As An Author
Star Center hosted its 3rd annual Family Cartonera Night on Thursday, May 11.  It was an exciting evening that celebrated each student in the school as a writer and promoted literacy and writing growth.  Read More About This Innovative Literacy Project
Congrats, Badger NHS Members!
On Friday, May 26, we recognized 84 Badger High students at our 2017 National Honor Society Induction Ceremony. Congratulations to our fine students listed here!  

Learn more about the Badger
National Honor Society here.
Stay up to date on Badger athletics events & successes on GoBadger.org

Check Out The Badger Spring Sports Guide

Local Mobil Stations Support Badger High Math & Science Programs
Badger High School’s math and science programs are getting a boost thanks to the generous donations from Lake Geneva Mobil and Northside Subway and Mobil. Read more

Do You Have Good News to Report? Please Share!
Parents, students & teachers... please share your success stories and photos with us! Simply click the Success Button here (also found on the homepage of LakeGenevaSchools.com) & fill out a simple form to provide details about your event, activity or achievement. You can attach photo files, too!  We love to share your successes and photos on our school facebook pages, newsletters, websites & more. Please share so we can spread the good news!
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