Welcome To Your May 18 2018, LGMS Wolves Word Newsletter
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Your Weekly LGMS Reminders
Friday, May 25
7th Grade Lake Walk


Monday, May 28 - NO SCHOOL
Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 30
8th Grade Dance 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday, June 1 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
8th Grade Awards 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
8th Grade Promotion Ceremony 5:30 p.m.
YEARBOOK: Yearbook Club will meet Wednesday May 23rd. Students should plan on staying until 4:15 unless there is a conflict and students need to leave earlier. 
MUSIC STUDENTS: The 8th grade orchestra, choir and band will be performing during the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony on Friday, June 1st. Students that are in one of these music ensembles must arrive by 4:15 pm to their music classroom. Tuning of instruments, warming up voices and taking a class picture will take place at this time. After this, students will put their instruments at their designated seats and then be dismissed to get into the line up with the rest of the 8th grade class. Students will remain in their gowns while they perform. Soon, students will receive their Solo & Ensemble medals in their music class. They are encouraged to wear these as well as any from the rest of their middle school career, as they deem appropriate. Once students are finished performing they will put their instruments in the boys (orchestra) or girls (band) locker room for safe keeping. After the promotion ceremony is finished, instrumentalists must go back into the locker rooms to retrieve their instruments. Any school instruments need to be returned to their music classroom and personal instruments should go home with the students. We are looking forward to performing with our 8th graders one last time at the Promotion Ceremony!
CROSS COUNTRY : Attention 8th Grade Girls interested in running cross country at the high school next fall. There is a meeting at Badger High School right after school next Wednesdsay, May 23. Interested students should meet in the cafeteria after school on Wednesday and will be walked over to the high school. Parents will need to pick up their child in the Badger Commons parking lot at 3:45.  
SOUL Program - Service and Outreach Uniting Leaders - Next year, Ms. Kinney is creating a service project-based after school club called "SOUL" - Service and Outreach Uniting Students. The club will meet once per week until 4:15 pm (students will be able to participate in LGMS sports while in the club).The purpose of the program is to create and carry out service projects in the school, community, and beyond, while teaching students the importance of service, improving organizational skills and communication skills with both adults and peers. If your student is interested in participating next year, please send an email to Ms. Kinney at jennifer.kinney@badger.k12.wi.us. Thank you!

On Monday, May 7, the LGMS National Junior Honor Society chapter held their Induction Ceremony. Fifty-three eighth grade students were inducted and earned their pin. Forty-four seventh grade students participated in the ceremony, earning their certificates. This year’s eighth grade NJHS members gave a total of 2125.1 hours of community service and maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or above. Congratulations to all members! Click here for more pictures: NJHS Ceremony
Wednesday morning the Lake Geneva Middle School Counseling Department had the distinct honor of celebrating 72 outstanding students at our Above & Beyond Ceremony. This prestigious award is designed to showcase our outstanding students that go above and beyond our everyday expectations. Students that overcome challenges, display perseverance, consistently stay positive, and support others are some examples of the accomplishments of our nominees. Congratulations to all the amazing students we have here at Lake Geneva Middle School.
Row 1 (Bottom Row):  Brenden Revell, Isaac Solverson, Olivia Murray, Ella Rehfeldt, Brenynn Juchems, Zoe Sheeks, Torri Freund, Tom Gottinger, Finn Hillier, Mary Gottinger  
Row 2:  Annalee Donnan, Emily Bledsoe, Grant Bittner, Gavin Bogart, Preston Armstrong, Molly Bergstrom, Evan Nagel, Brady Peetz   
Row 3:  Alexandra Cooper, Baily Dominguez, Abby Tieman, Maya Tucker, Izabella Prichard, Lilly Haydam, Katie Harrist, Rose Peters, Lucy Pether, Erick Bloede    
Row 4:  Riley Nicholson, Michelle Sanchez Merino, Wyatt Figard, Brody Kluge, Rhea Keyzer,  Wade Blakeley, Ethan Francois, Parker Blount   
Row 5: Logan Wade, CT Ryczek, McKenzi Brewington, Savannah Wheaton, Brandon Watrous, Nolan Cassidy, Zachary Blasiman, Alvaro Murillo
Row 6: Anna Wollaeger, Kathryn Doane, Sutton Fritz, Bella Cruz, Seth Behrens, Dominic Maniscalco, Amelia Furlo, Kiera Bays
Row 7: Jaiden Lauer, Sara Dickfoss, Natalia Espinoza, Jesus Perez Cruz, Louie Kenney, Phillip Steele, Caleb Monge, McKenna Kubly
Row 8: Nevaeh Watrous, Rachel Boyle, Demetrius Farmakis, Esther Coltman
To view more pictures and see other recipients from the Teacher of the Year Banquet, click this link: Teacher of the Year Banquet
Congratulations goes out to the 7th grade track team who competed in conference on Wednesday this week. The 7th grade girls won the conference meet. Leading the team were Camryn Knaack finishing first in the 100 and 200 meter dash, Devin Bland taking first in the high jump, and the 800 meter relay team of Nina Anderson, Camryn Knaack, Amber Curtis, and Callie Ceshker blistering the competition for a first place finish. 2nd place finishers in the meet were Lauren Milligan in the 400 meter dash and long jump, Olivia Lois in shot put, and Haleigh Smith in discus. The 7th grade boys also ended a successful season. Highlights include: Bradly Lyon placing 2nd in the high jump and the 800meter relay team of Kalen Kramp, Matthew Zinkowich, Storm Linn, and Zach Galitz. Great job everyone! To view more track photos, click here: Track photos
Mark your Calendars!
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:

8 th  Grade Promotion – Fri., June 1st – 5:30 pm – 8 th  grade band only
Uniform - Promotion gown
 Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:30 pm in the BHS Auditorium featuring LG Area Schools and guest artist Dean Sorenson. The 7th/8th grade jazz students need to be in the BHS music Department by 6:00 pm in their band uniform with their instruments. 
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
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.
E-Registration Important Dates:
July 30 - PowerSchool e-registration window opens
September 4 - E-registration window closes

Click on this link for more information on how to access PowerSchool and register online: Online Registration Info
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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