Welcome To Your January 12, 2018, LGMS Wolves Word Newsletter
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Your Weekly LGMS Reminders
Thursday, January 18th
Spelling Bee @1:00 p.m
PTO Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

Friday, January 19th

Wednesday, January 31st
8th grade Parent/Student Informational Meeting @ Badger High School
6:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. if you need assistance registering for classes)

Dance Team: Dance Team sign-up will begin on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in the main office. Dance practice will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018. We will practice Monday through Thursday until 4 PM through March 1, 2018. You must have a current physical AND concussion form on file to participate. Please ask Mrs. Clemen if you are not sure if you have them. You must pick up the necessary forms AND a permission slip in the main office and return signed by both you and your parent no later than Thursday, February 1, 2018. We will not accept any late forms. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Hubbard or Mrs. Wade.

Drama Club: Drama Club meets Monday, January 15th until 4:10 pm

Jazz Choir: Jazz choir meets Tuesday, January 16th until 4:10 pm

Ski Club: Mr. Turk has tickets for Alpine Valley for every Friday night until February 9. If you would like a ticket for $18, let Mr. Turk know...kids, parents, friends, family ... 18 gets you on the hill Friday nights....CASH ONLY.

Congratulations to the following students who were selected to be part of our Lake Geneva Schools District Anthology booklet:

Ava Cottle - Grade 6 - Poetry
Genevieve Wilson - Grade 6 - Poetry
Frida Perez/ Alondra Abarca - Illustrated Writing
Lexi Schmidt - Grade 7 - Art
Olivia Lois - Grade 7 - Art
Destiny Skinner - Grade 7 - Art
Alex Vargas-Hookstead - Grade 7 - Art
Bethany Schuldt - Grade 7 - Poetry
Dayton Schultz - Grade 8 - Poetry
Elianah Wilhelm - Grade 8 - Poetry
Lilly Westlund - Grade 8 - Poetry
Dominic Alonzo /Caleb Monge - Grade 8 - Illustrated Writing
Sutton Fritz - Grade 8 - Poetry
Graycen Juchems - Grade 8 - Poetry
Kaeden Dull - Grade 8 - Art
Jaiden Lauer - Grade 8 - Poetry
Demetrius Farmakis - Grade 8 - Poetry

These students will be honored at a reception at LGMS on April 25 at 5:30 and will receive their own published Lake Geneva Schools District Anthology book. Furthermore, these pieces will then be taken on January 23for an additional judging for the Southern Lakes Anthology.  

Congratulations to all of these students and thank you to their teachers for their efforts!
Congratulate to the following intrepid explorers who qualified for the 2018 LGMS
Geography Bee:

8th Grade: Logan Wade, Angel Toribo, Jack Spende, Graycen Juchems, Ty McGreevy, Zach Blasiman
7th Grade: Austin Chrisman, Grace Rasch, Aden Konecny, Niya Denny, Jared Lord, Bella Huebner
6th Grade: Isaac Solverson, Sydney Krause, Steven Wang, Isaac VanDeBerg, William Payne, Anahi Rodriguez, Riley Hartnell

The competition will be Thursday, January 25th.
This is the last week yearbooks can be ordered with personalization. Having a students name printed on the front cover is a great way to prevent yearbooks from being mixed up at the end of the year. Orders must be submitted online or forms returned to the office no later than January 19th to have personalization. Yearbooks will still be available after January 19th, but personalization will not. Order yours today!  www.jostens.co

Click here for an order form: Yearbook Order Form
The 6th Grade Solo and Ensemble contest is Tuesday, January 23rd. You may stay after school if you are not able to get transportation back to school in time for your performance. There will be a 4:20 and 5:30 late bus that evening. If you perform after that time, you are responsible for arranging a ride home. Here is some information you will need for contest day:
1)       Make sure to remember your instrument and your music. Remember to number the measures on your music.   
2)       Dress nicely. It helps your confidence when you look nice, and it impresses the judge.
3)       Be at LGMS  at least 20 minutes before your scheduled performance time. You will be able to warm up in your ensemble rehearsal room (band room, choir room, orchestra room).

4)       Check in at your competition room with the door monitor and enter the room between performers. Make sure you are at your performance site early so that the room can remain on schedule. You can listen to others who perform before and after you with the permission of the performer. Audience is welcome in any competition room, so your family and friends can come in and hear you.
5)       After you perform, remain in the front of the room. The judge will talk to you about your performance and perhaps give you some helpful suggestions. 
6)       After your performance, you are free to leave. You will get your critique comment sheet your judge completed about your performance at your next rehearsal.

Click here for information and a schedule of performances: Solo and Ensemble Info
Chess Club will meet for the last time on January, 31st.
Carol Berndt was nominated by orchestra teacher, Lauren Klement, and choir teacher, Kim May, for her years of accompaniment at concerts, music lessons, and her outstanding work with the students in the LGMS/BHS Choir Programs and Elementary Orchestra program. Carol always gives 110% with the students she is working with and is committed to their success both now and in the future. Carol has been working in the Lake Geneva District for 30+ years and she is a blessing and an asset to the Lake Geneva Music Program. 
Rob Ocker (and family) nominated April Machan. She was nominated for her outstanding professionalism with staff and students. Her positive attitude is contagious with knowing the right resources and books to help guide Middle School readers. She helped pick out a book 10 years ago for Ava Ocker's family time capsule. Ava was to open the time capsule when she turned 13. Mrs. Machan recommended the award winning author Wendy Mass and her book-"Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life". The book was very popular and made into a movie. Ava Ocker turned 13 and read the book. The author, Wendy Mass, fascinated by the story, called Ava and talked to her on her 13th birthday! Mrs. Machan was instrumental in making this memorable moment for a middle school student turning into a teenager. Thank you Mrs. Machan for going above and beyond as a Librarian at LGMS!  
The Wolf Gazette is a publication that is designed and published by our LGMS students. Click here to access the most recent January edition
We will once again be collecting Box Tops for Education.

Here is a link of participating products: Box Top Products

Please collect and send in your box tops with your student or drop them at the main office!
Primetime is our building-wide after school student academic support program. Primetime is an opportunity for students to get extra assistance from their teachers. Students at all grade levels are assigned to stay for Primetime when they are missing 3 or more assignments or currently have an F in any class. Primetime is assigned Monday morning in homeroom when teachers go over grades with students. Students who meet the requirements are required to stay on Tuesday and Thursday until 4:15.  Our goal at LGMS is to get all students the support they need to be successful.
The PTO is looking for parents to join and be a part of Student Experiences - Education Enrichment - Teacher/Staff Appreciation - Parent/Community - and much, much more!

For more information, please feel free to contact:
President Tara Trent - 262-729-7443 taratrent@yahoo.com
Treasurer Tracy Smith - 262-215-5661 smithgraphics@yahoo.com
Secretary Lisa Ghent - 262-215-8538 lghent00@gmail.com
BREAKFAST: Breakfast is served starting at 7:00 a.m. The cafeteria area is only open to students purchasing breakfast.

STUDENT PICK UP: If you need to pick up your student during the day, we ask that you please send a note with your student in the morning with a time that you will be picking them up. That way we can write them a pass to hand to their teacher when it's time to leave. This avoids having to disrupt classes by calling in looking for a student.

BUS PASSES: If your student will be riding the bus home with a friend, please send a letter in the morning indicating who he/she will be going home with. We will then issue a bus pass.

LATE START: Late starts are the second Thursday of each month. On those days, school begins at 9:30 a.m. We ask that students not be dropped off earlier than 9:20 a.m. Buses run 2 hours later than normal pick up time.

LATE BUSES: Late buses run as follows:
Monday - Thursday: 3:35 p.m., 4:20 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 3:35 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

LATEX BALLOONS; We have students with latex allergies so please, no latex balloons.

WATER BOTTLES: Students are allowed to have water bottles during the school day - WATER ONLY. Please, no other liquids.
Parents and Students: While we understand that accidents happen, it is important that students do their best to properly care for their chromebook. Should something happen to the chromebook, students should complete a Chromebook Repair Request form and take it, along with their chromebook, to the LMC. Click on this link to view the form and repair costs: Chromebook Repair Costs
(Breakfast is served starting at 7:00 a.m. The cafeteria area is only open to students purchasing breakfast.)

4K Registration : It's time to starting thinking about registering your student for 4K! Registration begins January 3, 2018. Please 4K Registration Information

Parental Control Software & Cell Phone Monitoring: Click:  https://goo.gl/6YxS36  for more information about free and low-cost solutions available for filtering and managing all of the devices in your house. They range from basic solutions to those with many bells and whistles such as setting time limitations for your children or blocking or approving any app on your child’s phone. 
This guide is being provided by  smartsocial.com.  You may also be interested in signing up to receive their free parent app guides at:  https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/ delivered straight to your inbox,
every week, over the next few months.

Internet Program: The Wisconsin Public Services Commission has developed a simple and powerful tool, the  Internet Discount Finder , to show people which internet providers offer discounted service where they live. Anyone can simply type in their address and get a list of discount providers in their area. We encourage you to make this information available to all of the families in your school district. They will qualify for a discount even if they are currently receiving undiscounted service.

Destination Imagination : What is Destination Imagination??? DI is a community-based, school-friendly educational organization in which young people apply creative and critical thinking skills to long-term interdisciplinary Challenges. DI is less a program than a process of learning to appreciate and apply creativity. DI participants develop lifelong problem solving, teamwork, and leadership skills.

DI meets every Monday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the building across from LGMS. For more information, click on this link: DI Info

Title 1 District Wide Information: Title I is a federal program that is used to work with students who would need extra assistance in reading skills. Recently, every school in the Lake Geneva School district became a School-wide Title school . Schoolwide programs allow the schools greater flexibility on how they utilize specialists in each building. Students that are identified as needing extra services in reading will still receive reading services however specialists may also be used in additional ways such as coaching, co-teaching to assist all of our students, and enhance our reading program as a whole.

For additional information, please click on this link: Title I Information
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