Welcome To Your November 21, 2017, LGMS Wolves Word Newsletter
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Your Weekly LGMS Reminders
Wednesday, November 22
Enjoy your break! See you back in school Monday, November 27th!

Upcoming Events:
Monday, November 27
7th Boys Basketball @ East Troy
8th Boys Basketball v. East Troy

Tuesday, November 28
Orchestra Concert @ 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 30
7th Boys Basketball v. Waterford
8th Boys Basketball @ Waterford

Looking Ahead:
Monday, December 4th
7th Boys Basketball @ Whitewater (4:00 p.m.)
8th Boys Basketball v. Whitewater (4:00 p.m.)
Dance Team: We will perform at the games on both Monday, November 27 and Thursday, November 30 at approximately 4:05 PM. Dance Team members will not be able to ride the 4:20 bus home either day. This is our only practice this week as well. Please come and cheer us on.

Boys Basketball: Monday- Games against East Troy Middle school (7th away and 8th home) Thursday Games against Waterford Fox River Middle School (7th home and 8th away) Wednesday and Friday practices until 5pm.

6th, 7th and 8th Choir: Choir Festival @ Badger High School in the Choir Room on Wednesday 11/29. We will walk to Badger after school and it will last until 5:15pm . Students will be learning a song which we will perform with the BHS Choirs at their concert on 12/11 and at our LGMS concert on 12/12. Students may ride the 5:30 late bus home from Badger or may be picked up.

Chess Club: Chess Club will meet Wednesday, Nov 29th until 4:10.

Orchestra: There is an orchestra concert on Tuesday, November 28. Students need to arrive at 5:15 pm to rehearse our combined piece. Students need to be dressed in their orchestra polo, black pants or a knee length skirt, black shoes and black socks. Students need to stay for the entire concert. It will finish around 7 pm. We are having 8th Grade Ambassador students at LGMS to babysit so if you have younger children please see the signs for where they can be dropped off. We will be selling Seroogy's Chocolates for $2 each. Bring money and support the music department! 
Students interested in purchasing a pass to buy reduced ski lift passes at Alpine Valley should stop by and see Mr. Turk in room 302. Students will need $18 for a card to purchase $18 lift tickets at Alpine Valley for skiing or snowboarding after 3pm. It's a great way to get out and enjoy the snow. Questions can be directed to Mr. Turk at 348.3000 ext 3302 or scott.turk@badger.k12.wi.us
It's a busy time of year in the
Music Department at LGMS.

Tuesday, November 28th 
4th-8th Grade Orchestra Concert 6:00 PM LGMS Gym
Students need to be here ready to play by 5:15 pm
Uniform: Orchestra Polo, Black Pants/Knee length skirt (no yoga pants/leggings), Black Shoes/Socks

Saturday, December 2nd 
7th-8th Grade Band - Lake Geneva Electric Winter Parade
Parade is at 5:00 pm downtown Lake Geneva
Students need to be at LGMS ready to play at 3:30 pm. Rides home should be arranged in advance. Pick-up at LGMS 6:15 PM.  
Uniform: Dress Warm, LGMS will issue standard Red/White Santa Hats

Saturday, December 2nd 
6th-8th grade Fiddle Club & Jazz Choir Members - Caroling at Lake Geneva Museum
Performance is 12:00 pm-1:00 pm, but drop off is 11:30. Pick-up 1:15
Uniform: Wear your standard Choir/Orchestra performance uniform.  

Tuesday, December 5th 
5th-8th Grade Band and Jazz Concert 6:00 PM LGMS Gym
Students need to be here ready to play by 5:30 pm
Uniform: Red Band Shirts, Khaki Pants, Black Shoes/Socks

Monday, December 11th 
LGMS 6th-8th Grade Choirs @ the BHS Choir and Orchestra Winter Concert - Concert 7:00 pm
Students need to be at Badger ready to perform by 6:15 pm
Uniform. Choir Polo, Black Pants (no yoga pants/leggings), Black Shoes/Socks

Tuesday, December 12th 
6th-8th Grade Choir Concert 6:00 PM LGMS Gym
Students need to be here ready to perform by 5:15 pm
Uniform: Choir Polo, Black Pants (no yoga pants/leggings), Black Shoes/Socks
The Lake Geneva Middle School Student Council conducted their annual food drive this year and exceeded goals with more than 2,000 pounds of food and $451 in cash. The food and money is donated every year to the Lake Geneva Food Pantry. Student council members helped sort the food items and with help from LGMS faculty, brought it to the pantry and even stocked it onto the shelves at the pantry. The cash will buy frozen turkeys. The food will help local families have a hearty and healthy Thanksgiving dinner.

Thank you to all LGMS families
for making this possible!
Congratulations to the following 8th grade band students for participating in the UW Milwaukee Honor Band this weekend: Jonathan Mendoza, Nolan Cassidy, Seth Behrens, Nick Brennan, Anna Wollaeger, Katie Doane, Caleb Monge, Logan Wade, and Zach Blasiman. We are very proud of your accomplishment!  
RECORD BREAKERS! Brody Kluge and Nolan Cassidy broke last year's Partner Pacer with a score of 227! The partner pacer is spin off from PE's regular pacer test (which is usually done individually). It is an aerobic capacity test that gets faster and faster as it continues. Sharing the work load allows students to really push their bodies to the max. Brody and Nolan beat last year's record of 226 by just one length... very impressive!! 
On Tuesday, November 21st, each LGMS student was given one sheet of 8 raffle tickets to bring home and sell to help our PTO raise money for our school. Tickets are $5.00 each. For every 8 tickets sold, the student will be entered into a drawing to win a Razor electric scooter! The more tickets sold, the more entries into the drawing!

Students may sell more than the 8 tickets! Once you sell 8 tickets, return the tickets and $40 to the main office and request additional tickets.

If you are not interested in selling any tickets, please return all tickets to the main office.
Mrs. VanBeckum takes the Razor electric scooter for a lap around LGMS! It could be yours!
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.
Dousman Transport Company is looking for
school bus drivers!
Want to earn $500.00 towards school bused field trips for your children’s school and get a $500.00 sign on bonus for yourself?

Dousman Transport Co is looking for school bus drivers AM & PM or can be just am or pm.
For every parent that comes in and applies and mentions they heard about driving school bus for (name of your school) and gets license, we will then give that school $500.00 toward any field trip or trips (can be split).

Starting pay $14.00/hour 2 hour minimum per route.

Paid Training. We pay for you to get your license!

$500.00 sign on bonus (paid after licensed).

$500.00 toward school bus field trips (after 90 day)

Quarterly Bonuses.

Bring your kids to work with you, No babysitter fees.

No Nights or Weekends.

Off during school breaks and off for the summer.

Please contact DOUSMAN TRANSPORT in Lake Geneva 262-248-3289 if you have any questions or come in and stop by and fill out an application on line here in our office (N1889 Cty Road H).
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
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 Costs
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
Offerings On Our LGMS Website
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