Welcome To Your February 23, 2018, LGMS Wolves Word Newsletter
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Your Weekly LGMS Reminders
Friday, February 23 - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, February 27
Orchestra Festival - 6:00 p.m.
(more information below)

Thursday, March 1
Girls Basketball Inhouse Games @ 3:30 p.m.

Jazz Choir: Jazz Choir meets Tuesday, February 27th until 4:10pm

Student Council: Student Council meets Wednesday, February 28th until 4:10pm

Girls Basketball: 7th and 8th grade girls will have In-House games on Monday, February 26 and Thursday, March 1 that start at 3:30, and then will have practice on Wednesday and Friday until 5pm. 

Rocks Club : Rocks Club meets Wednesday, February 28th until 4:15 pm.

Dance : We will have practice Monday through Wednesday and our first performance on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at approximately 3:50 PM. You may ride the 4:15 bus every day this week. Please come cheer us on.

Orchestra: There is an orchestra concert this coming Tuesday, February 27. Students need to be at LGMS by 5:15 pm to rehearse Viva La Vida. Audience members will not be let in until close to 6 pm because of this rehearsal. It is our only time rehearsing with all 300+ students and drumset so please be respectful of this time and do not enter the gym. Students need to wear their black orchestra polo (or grey orchestra shirt purchased at the beginning of the year), black pants, black shoes and black socks. The concert will be all orchestra students in Lake Geneva, 4-12th grade. The concert should be finished around 7:15 pm. The concert is worth 100 points in the grade book.
The LGMS 8th grade band, Brookwood Bands, Woods Band, and BHS Wind Ensemble had a very successful Area Band Festival. It is always fun to make music with new people, and to see former LGMS students. Congrats to all of the musicians.

Check out the LGMS Bands Facebook page for a video (click this link): Area Band Fest
Students from area schools will participate in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) sanctioned District Solo & Ensemble Music Festival hosted at Lake Geneva Middle School on Saturday, March 3, 2018. During the festival, which is free and open to the public, students will perform vocal and instrumental solos, duets, trios and small ensembles before an adjudicator. Click this link for schedules and more details: Solo and Ensemble


The Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WESP-DHH) presented to 6th grade students and staff about Deaf culture. At the end of the presentation, students were able to ask questions and walked away knowing Deaf people live their lives just like they do. 

Congratulations to Lexi Gustafson, Lucy Pether, Ethan Francois, Angel Morales, Jesse Broderick, and Hailey Mraz for participating at the Math 24 tournament.

Top 3 finishers from each class were Ethan Francois, Lexi Gustafson and Lucy Pether.
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
Join the 5th - 8th Grade Bands on March 6th as they present "March On, Wisconsin" with special guests, "Echoes of Camp Randall" - Members of the UW-Madison Varsity Band. See you at the concert!
The Wolf Gazette is a publication that is designed and published by our LGMS students. Click here to access the most recent February Wolf Gazette
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.)

Backpack Benefactor Project: Come support Badger High School's chapter of National Honor Society and the Lake Geneva Lions as we raise funds for the Backpack Benefactor Project. Last year we raised $1600 and furnished 84 students in the Badger High School and Joint 1 Districts with backpacks and school supplies to get the year off to a great start. This year we'd like to do even more!

Besides a breakfast of pancakes and sausage, there will be crafts for the kids, a "large item" bake sale, and a student vendor fair in the PE Center featuring student groups reaching out to the community to advertise their activities, sell merchandise, and fundraise for service projects. These vendors include: DECA , FFA, the Girl Scouts (get your cookies for the year!), Big Badger-Little Badger, Model UN/History Club, Spanish Club, the School Store, Student Council, and NHS. 

The event takes place in the Badger High School Commons on February 24th from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tickets are available through an NHS member, at the Badger High School front office, the homepage for Lake Geneva Schools (click the link under Upcoming Events), and -- of course -- at the door. Adults are $8, students are $5, and children under 4 are free.

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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