Welcome To Your April 6, 2018, LGMS Wolves Word Newsletter
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Your Weekly LGMS Reminders
Thursday, April 12th
LATE START @ 9:30 a.m.
Buses will pick up two hours later than normal pick up time.

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.
ROCKS CLUB : Rocks club will meet Wednesday, April 11th.
INTRAMURAL SOCCER: 6th, 7th and 8th grade intramural soccer begins on Wednesday, April 18th. This instructional program will work on basic rules and skills. We will play Monday thru Thursday until 4:05pm. There will be a 4:15 bus available on those days. Please pick up infomation and registration materials from Mr. Jooss, Mrs. Schultz or Mr. Marten. 
Any LGMS families interested in middle school track apparel can now order online. Click the following link below. Deadline is April 13th. This apparel is not required.

Reminder that any track participate must purchase a separate uniform/t-shirt ($7.00) for the season from LGMS.

Several 7th and 8th grade students recently competed in Fort Atkinson at the Math Meet. Representing LGMS were Aidan Francois, Bradley Lyon, Josh Schooley, Andrea Mendez, Dominic Alonzo, Demetrius Farmakis, Zach Blaisman, and Katie Doane. 

The competition was between 9 school districts with a total of 72 kids. There were 36 for each grade level. Lake Geneva won the overall competition! Josh Schooley was the 1st place 7th grader and Bradley Lyon was the 2nd place 7th grader! Zach Blasiman was the first place 8th grader and coming in only two points behind, but in 3rd place, was Dominic Alonzo! It was a fantastic day! The students worked hard and were great sports! They will be continuing on to the Mega Math Meet in Madison on May 23.  

Four 6th graders also competed in the Math Meet. Representing LGMS were Kenny Doane, Ethan Francois, Lucy Pether, and Rose Peters. These students did a great job and showed wonderful sportsmanship!

Congratulations to all participants and a special thank you to Mrs. Kristie Clark for working with these students!
7th-8th grade participants
6th grade participants
Got Game? Playing games is fun, Play with purpose.

Students participated in the LGMS Games Club playing board and strategic planning games. Advisor and School Counselor, Rob Ocker, would meet weekly to challenge the students with playing games. In an age of digital devices, playing games has a purpose. Mr. Ocker states, " playing games, socializing with out social media, learning how to be a good winner and a good loser are social and communication skills so relevant in today's society. And it is fun to hang out and socialize with games!"
Congratulations to the following students who finished 7th as a team overall, earning a first and second in other categories: Angel Morales, Josh Schooley, Dominic Alonzo, Zach Blasiman, Rebekah Bledsoe and Caleb Monge.

Congratulations also to the following students who finished 14th as a team overall: Louie Kenney, Graycen Juchems, Austin Armstrong, Connor Watke, Sutton Fritz, and Katie Doane.

Destination Imagination (DI) is a volunteer-led, educational program that teaches 21st century skills and STEM principles to K-12th graders through creative and collaborative problem solving challenges. DI is one of the many programs in our Lake Geneva Schools Gifted & Talented Education program. DI team members work together to develop a solution to one of 7 open-ended (age-appropriate) challenges and present their solutions at tournaments. Through the Challenge program, students learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation, and learn skills needed to succeed in school, career and life, including teamwork, communication, project management, perseverance, creative and critical thinking, and self-confidence.
Click on this link to learn more about the amazing opportunities available for students this summer through the Lake Geneva Summer Enrichment Program! Summer Enrichment Information
The Wolf Gazette is a publication that is designed and published by our LGMS students. Click here to access the most recent March 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.)

Geneva Lakes Community Bike Swap: Have bikes, biking gear, clothing or shoes collecting dust? Consider donating to the swap! Click here for more information: Community Bike Swap

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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