Welcome To Your February 2, 2018, LGMS Wolves Word Newsletter
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Your Weekly LGMS Reminders
Monday, February 5th
Wrestling Triangular 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 8th
LATE START @ 9:30 a.m.
(buses run 2 hours later than normal pick up time)

Wrestling Conference @ Elkhorn

Friday, February 9th
PTO Dance 6:00-8:00 p.m. (see permission slip below)

Kindness Week February 12-16 (see flyer below for dress up days)

Jazz Choir: Jazz Choir meets Tuesday, February 6th until 4:10pm

Dance Team : Our first practice for Dance Team will be on Monday, February 5th. We will practice Monday through Thursdays until 4:10 PM. Please remember to bring practice clothes, shoe money and arrange for a ride home or you may ride the 4:15 bus.

Stock Market Club: The Stock Market Club has started and it's not to late to join. We meet Thursdays after school until 4:10. See Mr. Booth for a permission slip.

Orchestra : Orchestra students need to turn their purple Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra field trip slips to Mrs. Klement with $9 cash or check made out to LGMS. These are due by Monday, February 5. Orchestra students will travel to hear the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday, February 7. Students need to come to school with a bag lunch (or indicate on their form if they need a school lunch). Parents who are chaperoning need to arrive at 9:50 am. Students will be dismissed from their classrooms at 10:10 am. They will bring their coats and lunches to the orchestra room. We will eat quickly before heading out to Milwaukee. Students will be back for 10th hour.

Girls Basketball : Girls basketball begins for 7th and 8th graders on Tuesday, February 6th with team meetings until 4pm. Practices will be on Wednesday and Thursday until 5pm this week. 

Dear Lake Geneva Music Families,

District Solo and Ensemble Festival is at LGMS on Saturday, March 3rd. We need many parents, grandparents, and high school/college siblings to help.

PLEASE COMPLETE the Sign-Up Genius Link listed below ASAP.  

You may sign-up for whole or half days.  People that volunteer for the whole day will receive lunch in the hospitality room - and will be able to see their student perform.  Our goal is to have a full day person in every site as the rooms run smoother when there is consistency at the site. Please consider volunteering for a full day.  

We will contact you in late February to confirm your part in our Festival.  

How to sign up:
2. Select all of the jobs you are interested in volunteering for
3. At the bottom of the page click "submit and sign-up"
4. Change the quantity of volunteers to the number of people you are signing up
(You can sign up multiple parents, siblings, grandparents, etc.)
5. In the comments, please list all of the names (first and last) of people you are volunteering
6. If you are bringing a dish to pass, please indicate what you are bringing
7. If you sign up for soda/chips we will notify to let you know which kind to bring.

If you would like to volunteer, but do not want to complete the SignUpGenius form, please reply to Amanda Krause (LGMS band director) via email ( amanda.krause@badger.k12.wi.us), and we will include you in the schedule. 

We do our best to schedule volunteers around your students performances, but with the large volume of names there can be an oversight. There will be people assigned a "floating" position to allow you leave your duty to watch your child. 

Congratulations to all 6-7-8 participants of last Friday's Geography Bee! The winner was 7th grader Jared Lord!
Participating in the Geography Bee were Logan Wade, Angel Toribo, Grace Rasch, Sydney Krause, Jack Spende, Aden Konecny, Steven Wang, Graycen Juchems, Niya Denny, Isaac VanDeBerg, Austin Chrisman, Ty McGreevy, Jared Lord, William Payne, Zach Blasiman, Bella Huebner, Anahi Rodriguez, and Riley Hartnell.
On Saturday, the LGMS forensics team rocked the Milton meet, bringing home eight excellent ribbons and eight superior winners, including Esther Coltman, Araceli Romero-Molina, Aaliyah Kruzel, Toni Bishop, Echo Czyznik, Michelle Janchez-Merino, August Graas, and William Payne. Wish them luck as they prepare for the home meet this weekend! 
The 7th and 8th Grade Percussionists had the opportunity to work with Mr. Heitl - WSMA Percussion Adjudicator Monday night in preparation for their District Solo & Ensemble performance. 
Congratulations to the 6th grade Band, Orchestra, and Choir students on outstanding performances at the Local Solo & Ensemble Festival Monday evening. We are proud of your efforts! Great job! For more pictures, click this link: Solo and Ensemble

Students in grades 3-8 participated in a project sponsored by the Southern Lakes Advanced Learners Network called the Southern Lakes Anthology. Students were asked to produce a written or art piece related to the theme, "What’s Inside?” Twenty-four pieces were selected to be part of our Lake Geneva District Anthology.

Congratulations the following students who will be published in our Lake Geneva District Anthology:
Grade 4 – Maddie Reed – Poetry
Grade 4 – Ella Jooss and Adrianna Buford – Illustrated Writing
Grade 4 – Abigail Wollaeger – Poetry
Grade 4 – Madison Wolf – Poetry
Grade 5 – Delaney Nottestad - Poetry
Grade 5 – Sasha Prohuska – Poetry
Grade 6 – Ava Cottle – Poetry
Grade 6 – Genevieve Wilson – Poetry
Grade 7 – Bethany Schuldt – Poetry
Grade 7 - Lexi Schmidt - Art
Grade 7 – Olivia Lois – Art
Grade 7 – Alexander Vargas-Hookstead - Art
Grade 7 – Destiny Skinner – Art
Grade 7 – Alondra Abarca and Frida Perez – Prose
Grade 8 – Sutton Fritz – Poetry
Grade 8 – Lilly Westlund – Poetry
Grade 8 – Jaiden Lauer – Poetry
Grade 8 – Dayton Schultz – Poetry
Grade 8 – Graycen Juchems - Poetry
Grade 8 – Dominic Alonzo and Caleb Monge – Illustrated Writing
Grade 8 – Kaeden Dull – Art
Grade 8 – Lauren Helsing – Illustrated Writing
Grade 8 – Demetrius Farmakis – Poetry
Grade 8 – Elianah Wilhelm – Poetry

These pieces were then submitted to the Southern Lakes Anthology judging in which they competed against numerous other area districts.
Congratulations to the following students who will also be published in the Southern Lakes Anthology: Abigail Wollaeger, Sasha Prohuska, Ava Cottle, Bethany Schuldt, Sutton Fritz, Lilly Westlund, Dayton Schultz, Kaeden Dull, Demetrius Farmakis, and Elianah Wilhelm.

The Wolves boys volleyball team concluded their season in the end of January. The boys gained a lot of experience and had fun playing! 

Not pictured but also part of the team include: Hunter O'Brien, and Kalen Kramp 
It's not too late to order a yearbook! Order forms are available in the main office or by clicking this link: Yearbook Order Form

The PTO will be sponsoring a Valentine's Day Dance Party on Friday, February 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. here at LGMS. A donation of $2 is requested. We will have a DJ, dancing in the gym, Domino's Pizza, Starbucks and a smoothie bar! Permission slips will be available during homeroom on Friday or you can print one using this link: Valentine's Day Dance Party permission slip
February 12 - 16
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 Info
(Breakfast is served starting at 7:00 a.m. The cafeteria area is only open to students purchasing breakfast.)

Badger Dance Team Hip Hop Kids Clinic: The Badger Dance Team is hosting a boys and girls Hip Hop Clinic on February 13th. Click here for more Badger Hip Hop

Preparing for College: Parents and Middle School/High School Students - Plan to attend this free informational meeting on Preparing for College on March 13th @ 6:00 p.m. at Badger High School. Click this link for more information: Preparing for College

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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