Welcome to the March 2017 Lake Geneva Schools
Community Connect Newsletter
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District Success Story of The Month
Heart Rate Monitors Help Lake Geneva Students Get Heart Smart
District Strategic Plan Tie-In: Developing The Whole Learner &
Enhancing Quality Facilities & Resources
LGMS and Central-Denison, Eastview and Star Center Elementary schools are rolling out a new heart health component to their PE curriculum. 

All students in grades 3-8 are now wearing heart rate monitors during physical education (PE) class to help them learn more about what their heart is doing as they exercise.

Worn on the wrist, the monitors provide constant visual feedback to let students know if they are working hard enough to stay in their healthy fitness zone, or around 70% of their maximum heart rate.  The technology also allows PE teachers to assess each student’s participation and how vigorously they are working.

Students began wearing the monitors on February 6 and will continue to do so in every PE class through the end of this school year and beyond.

“Heart rate monitors are the best way to tell if a student is meeting his or her fitness goal,” said Angie Warren, Star Center Elementary School PE teacher. “They’re also helping us teach kids how to regulate their heart rate and how that relates to their overall health. It’s really motivating our students to be as active as possible during class. Plus, they think the tech is really cool,” she said.
Save The Date & Spread The Word!
LGMS To Host The US Navy Band Sea Chanters Chorus April 25 at 7:00 PM 
Don't miss this FREE patriotic event! Tickets are required & will be available in late March by sending LGMS Music a self-addressed, stamped envelope, or by reserving tickets through Band Director Amanda Krause (amanda.krause@badger.k12.wi.us) & picking them up at LGMS.

Watch  LakeGenevaSchools.com & the  LGMS Facebook Page for updates & ticket information. 

LGMS is proud to be the only Wisconsin location on the Sea Chanters' national tour. Please help spread the word!
District Late Winter & Spring Concert Schedule
District Text Alerts
District Reminders
District Scrapbook
LGMS Students Compete In Geography Bee
Do you know where the where is the world's largest protected marine area, the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, is located? Our LGMS students do! Congrats to our winner, Lucy Brewer, & to all participants!  Read more. 
Area 8th Graders Prepare For High School
Badger High School recently welcomed the class of 2021 during its incoming freshman night. Area 8th graders and their parents toured the school, met Badger staff, attended various orientation workshops, & enjoyed learning about all the great opportunities Badger has to offer. See more photos on the Badger Facebook

District Band, Orchestra & Choir Tour Introduces Elementary School Students To Future Music Opportunities

Eastview, Cen-Den & Star Center 3rd, 4th & 5th graders  enjoyed an awesome afternoon concert on Feb. 21 performed by our Eastview & Star Center 5th grade orchestra & band students, plus select LGMS 6th graders. The LGMS 6th grade choir also performed. What a great way to introduce our younger students to the musical opportunities available to them next year. See more photos & video on the Eastview Facebook.

Badger Combining Cultures Group Dances In International Event
The Badger High School Combining Cultures Dance Company danced their way into the 16th annual Chicago International Salsa Congress
on February 10. They are the only Wisconsin high school team to earn that recognition. The group was also featured on the Fox6 - Milwaukee morning show. Learn more.

Badgers Take 3rd In Academic Bowl
Congrats to our Badger Academic Bowl Team on scoring 3rd overall in the Southern Lakes Conference Academic Bowl. Three students placed 1st in their individual events: Anders Haldorsen (Physics), Lillian Ward-Packard (British Literature) & Connor Duggan (Algebra). Read More

Congrats to Our Badger FCCLA Students Who Are Advancing To State!  Learn more on the Badger Facebook
Successful Early Childhood Screenings
Our early childhood team enjoyed meeting the families who attended our 3-year-old party and child development screening on Feb. 23. Children enjoyed story time, crafts, play time, and cupcake decorating. Questions about child development? Contact our Student Services Department at 262-348-1000, ext. 1102.
Read Across America Day Is March 2
Central-Denison & Star Center students are enjoying a fun week celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday and the joys of reading this week. Watch all of our school Facebook pages across the district for photos of reading celebrations.
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