Welcome To Your April 27, 2018, LGMS Wolves Word Newsletter
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Your Weekly LGMS Reminders
Monday, April 30
Track v. East Troy

Tuesday, May 1
Spring Band Concert 6:00 p.m.
Features 5-8 bands/jazz bands
Uniform: Red Band shirts , Khaki pants, black shoes/black socks
Students should be here ready to perform by 5:30 pm:

Thursday, May 3
Track @ Whitewater
CHOIR: Monday, April 30th, - 6th-8th Grade Choir students sing at the Badger High School Choir Concert. Students should report to the BHS Choir room by 6:15pm in their choir uniforms to warm up and run through the song "Seven Bridges Road" with the high school choirs. Concert starts at 7pm. Students are expected to stay for the entire concert.
JAZZ CHOIR : Jazz Choir will meet Tuesday, May 1st until 4:10pm
STUDENT COUNCIL: Variety Show Audition Permission slips are due Tuesday, May 1st to Mrs. May. Auditions are Wednesday, May 2nd in the choir room. Students should have signed up for a time slot between 3pm and 5:20pm. Students auditioning should have all of the items required for their act at the auditions. Please have rides arranged or plan on taking the late bus at either 4:15pm or 5:30pm.
NJHS INDUCTION CEREMONY: The NJHS Induction Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 7 at 3:15 pm.in the large group meeting area.
8TH GRADE MUSIC STUDENTS: The Blue Man Group and Hard Rock Café trip to Chicago is next week Friday, May 4th. Chaperones should be at school for the 7:00am chaperone meeting. All 8th grade music students must be in their spot ready to perform in their designated music room for a rehearsal with our guest clinician from UW-Whitewater by 7:30am. Be prepared to leave immediately following the rehearsal. *Everyone attends this portion even if they are not going on the trip. Students not attending the trip will be excused from first and part of second hour*
Parents should plan on being at LGMS at 5:30 p.m.to pick up their students. Please have these rides planned in advance. Students may call home on their cell phone when we cross the state line. No incoming calls! Please remember we will be exiting Chicago at rush hour on a Friday evening, pick up time may change time may change due to traffic.· Students should wear Dressy Casual clothing.– Khakis, polo shirt, skirt, dress, black pants etc. Please no jeans, t-shirts, cut offs, ripped clothing, etc. Additional Information: Students may bring cell phones, ipods, cameras, and money for shopping etc. but they are responsible for any lost or stolen items! Cameras are not allowed during the show, but students will get to meet the performers following the concert and photography is allowed at that time. There are gift shops at both The Hard Rock Café and at the Briar Street Theatre if students are interested in souvenirs. 
With warmer weather finally on its way, we wanted to remind students and parents of the LGMS dress code which can be found in the Student Handbook, especially item #1. Thank you.

Dress Code
Students are expected to dress in a manner suitable for attendance at LGMS.
1.      Suitable attire does not reveal undergarments, stomachs, or other private body parts. Extreme dress, “tank tops” spaghetti straps, torn/dirty clothing, too tight jeans, extremely sagging, bagging clothes, pajama/lounge wear or clothes with lettering and/or designs considered in poor taste will not be allowed. Shorts need to have at least a 5 inch inseam. Skirts and dresses should be at least mid-thigh length.
2.    Clothing items that advertise/promote or suggest through word or design, alcohol, sex, tobacco, drugs or negative attitude will not be allowed.
3.    No chains (other than jewelry)
4.    No hats or logos that indicate an affiliation with a group which may provoke others to act violently or be intimidated.
5.    Students are to leave all hats/headgear, coats, jackets, windbreakers, winter vests, sunglasses, purses and backpacks in their lockers throughout the school day.
6.    Appropriate footwear is required at all times. Footwear must have a sole.
7.    Anything that can even remotely symbolize, be associated with or attributed to any membership and/or affiliation with any gangs/associations/organizations harmful to the educational process will not be tolerated.
8.    Anything (including hairstyles) that presents a danger to any student’s health/ safety or a distraction to education will not be tolerated.
9.    Anything that administration deems inappropriate or offensive will be asked to be removed, replaced, or corrected. Compliance to the dress code is required to attend LGMS.
The students selected for the Lake Geneva District Anthology were honored at a reception on April 25 for their amazing artwork, prose, poetry, and illustrated writing pieces. The published authors honored are: Maddie Reed, Ella Jooss, Adrianna Buford, Abigail Wollaeger, Madison Wolf, Delaney Nottestad, Sasha Prohuska, Ava Cottle, Genevieve Wilson, Lexi Schmidt, Olivia Lois, Bethany Schultdt, Alex Vargas-Hookstead, Destiny Skinner, Alondra Abarca, Frida Perez, Sutton Fritz, Lilly Westlund, Jaiden Lauer, Dayton Schultz, Graycen Juchems, Dominic Alonzo, Caleb Monge, Kaaden Dull, Lauren Helsing, Demetrius Farmakis, and Elianah Wilhelm. Congratulations to these students for their efforts and talents!

Thank you to everyone who came out for o ur fifth annual Jazz n' More Café Night! It was a very successful night full of good food and great music. Congratulations to all of the students that performed. We would like to say a special Thank You to all of our volunteers.

Auditions for the Variety Show will be Wednesday, May 2nd, after school from 2:50 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for both acts and MC's. No exceptions! All those auditioning need to sign up for a time slot with Mrs. May and turn in a completed audition form no later than May 1st. Audition slots are only 6 minutes long so please be on time and ready to go! More information and the application can be found here: Variety Show Info and Application

Mark your Calendars!
Spring Concert - Tuesday, May 1st - 6:00 PM - Features 5-8 bands/jazz bands

Uniform: Red Band shirts , Khaki pants, black shoes/black socks
Students should be here ready to perform by 5:30 pm:

State Solo & Ensemble - Saturday, May 5 - times TBD
(more info to follow)

Area Jazz Fest - Wednesday, May 23rd - 6:30 PM - Features Gr. 7-12 Area Jazz Bands
This is an exciting night and will feature our guest artist:
Dean Sorenson  The 7/8 Jazz Band will also have a special clinic with him during jazz band that morning.  

Uniform: Red Band shirts , Khaki pants, black shoes/black socks 

Memorial Day Parade  – Mon., May 28 th  – 8:30 am - 11:30 am 

Bands 6, 7, and 8 each march seperately in the LG Memorial Day parade
The parade is at 10 am, with an assembly following at Flat Iron Park.  We will be done around 11:30 am. 
Plan accordingly. This is a required parade and students are expected to be at this event. 
Uniform: Red Band shirts , Khaki pants, black shoes/black socks  

Summer Band - Save the Date - Aug. 6 - Aug. 23 More info to follow

8th grade Only:

BHS Jazz Auditions - Wednesday. April 25th for incoming 9th graders
Auditions are after school at BHS. See your email for more details.  

Blue Man Group Trip -   Friday, May 4th
7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tickets have already been purchased.  Info has been sent home. Dress nicely. 
Chaperone meeting at 7:00 amm

8 th  Grade Promotion – Fri., June 1st – 5:30 pm – 8 th  grade band only
Uniform - Promotion gown
This meeting is open to LGMS students as well!
Attend upcoming meeting to learn more!
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.)

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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