Welcome To Your April 13, 2018, LGMS Wolves Word Newsletter
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Your Weekly LGMS Reminders
Tuesday, April 17
Jazz N' More 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 19
Track @ Elkhorn 3:45 p.m.
PTO Meeting 6:00 p.m.

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.
BAND: The UW trip is next Friday, April 20th. If you are going, double check that your name is on the list posted on the band room door. Be sure you have a ride arranged for around midnight – you may call home on the bus. The dress code is casual. You are encouraged to wear Badger gear. Make sure to bring money for our dinner stop at McDonalds, or bring a bagged dinner. You can also buy concessions and souvenirs at the Kohl Center.
 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 4:05 p.m. 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. 
STUDENT COUNCIL: Student Council meets Wednesday, April 18th until 3:25pm Please have rides arranged in advance. 
JAZZ CHOIR: Jazz Choir will rehearse after school on Tuesday, April 17th until 4:10pm the day of the Jazz n' more concert.   
Jazz N' More
Tuesday, April 17
6:00 p.m.
Join the LGMS Music Department for our 5th annual Jazz n' More Fundraiser night! The LGMS cafeteria will be transformed into a Jazz Cafe and you will hear music from the 6th-8th Grade Fiddle Club, 6th-8th Grade Jazz Choir, 6th and 7th/8th Grade Jazz Bands, and featured soloists.

Pizza, Seroogy's Chocolates, soda, water and baked goods will be sold. We will also be having a silent auction where families can win four front row seats to the LGMS Orchestra, Band or Choir Spring Concerts. Please come out and support the LGMS Music Department!

We still need: Baked Goods and Cans of Soda
Please fill out our “Sign-Up Genius” form that we sent out via email. Please have your baked goods individually wrapped and ready to be sold. Please mark if your baked good has nuts in it.

All performers need to be here ready to play by 5:30 pm. Students need to wear their assigned music uniforms. The evening will wrap up around 7:30 pm.
7th/8th grade combined art classes recently completed their Hero Portrait Project. Students chose someone they considered to be a hero and created a charcoal enlargement of an image or photograph. Here are a few samples - more are on display in the halls of LGMS!
The 7th Grade ResponsiBOWLity Challenge ran from Monday, February 5, 2018 to Friday, March 23, 2018. Students who qualified earned a bowling trip to Lake Geneva Lanes on Thursday, April 11th. Qualifications for the trip were based on responsible choices such as being prepared for classes, good behavior, and completing work. A big thank you to the parents for enforcing these positive behaviors at home.
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
Champion Fiddler Georgia Rae and Her Band of Sisters to Perform at LGMS with
Lake Geneva Schools Orchestra Students
The Georgia Rae Family Band will be performing a  FREE  concert in Lake Geneva at the Lake Geneva Middle School on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.  The group will be performing alone, as well as, with the Lake Geneva Schools 4 th  – 8 th  Grade Orchestra Students.
Three sisters from a small town on the IL/WI border, Georgia Rae Family Band has always pushed the envelope of traditional music. Their progressive sound inspired by a mix of Americana, contemporary folk and roots, and a little jazzy swing, all flavored with family harmony and youthful energy.  Their original songs are clever and catchy.  Fiddle champion Georgia Rae, lead singer/uke Kelly Jo, Quin on mandolin and banjo are joined by a solid driving rhythm “punk rockin’ momma” on guitar and Joe Burie on bass.
The family has played and traveled together since 2011. Georgia Rae is the 2016 National Twin Fiddle Champion (NOTFA, ID) and a state grand champion 5 times (IL, WI, MN). GRFB has 4 independently recorded CDs, the latest released in 2016. A solo CD for Georgia Rae and a new GRFB CD is expected spring 2018.  These girls are coming of age and into their own. 
Georgia Rae will be hosting a clinic for all of the Lake Geneva Schools Orchestra Students and the Fiddle Cub prior to the concert on May 8, 2018.  Students will be performing Georgia Rae Family Band pieces with the group at the concert.

The concert is FREE and open to the public.  No tickets are required.  Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
For questions or more information, please contact Lake Geneva Middle School at 262-348-3000.

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.)

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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