Welcome To Your December 15, 2017, LGMS Wolves Word Newsletter
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Your Weekly LGMS Reminders
thru JANUARY 2

School Resumes on Wednesday, January 3

Looking Ahead:
Late Start - Thursday, January 11th (9:30 a.m.)
Early Dismissal - Friday, January 19th (11:15 a.m.)

Music Students: 6th grade choir students and select 6th grade band/orchestra students who are performing in the elementary school tour should remember to wear their uniforms on Tuesday, Dec. 19th. Students will be back to LGMS in time to take the end of the school day bus.  

Drama Club: Drama Club WILL NOT meet next week Monday, December 18th

Jazz Choir: Jazz Choir WILL NOT meet next week Tuesday, December 19th

Last week, the Fiddle Club and Jazz Choir enjoyed performing at the Geneva Lake Manor and had fun with a Secret Santa gift exchange party afterward!
The LGMS 6th - 8th Grade Choirs and Jazz Choir had their Winter Concert this past Tuesday, December 12th. They sang many different styles of songs and songs in other languages including a traditional Villancico from Andalucia called "Gatatumba", a Brazilian Circle Dance called, "Ciranda da lua", and a French folk song called, "Arlequin dans sa boutique". The choirs also led the audience in several holiday sing-a-longs including such favorites as "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer", "Silent Night", and "Santa Claus is Coming to Town." The students did a wonderful job and we are so proud of their hard work!

Click here to view more pictures: Choir Holiday Concert pictures and click here to watch the concert: Choir Concert video
Wednesday morning the Lake Geneva Middle School Counseling Department had the distinct honor of celebrating 102 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 caliber of our nominees. Congratulations to all the amazing students we have here at Lake Geneva Middle School.

A special thank you to the jazz band for opening the Above & Beyond Ceremony! Click here to listen and see more pictures: Above and Beyond
Left to Right: Bottom Row (Row 1): Ava Cottle, Jocelyn Torres, Annalee Donnan, Brenynn Juchems, Gina Stanaway, Ava Weber, Jimbob Swiech, Ethan Winters, Jazmine Laubinger, Ella Creighton, Lauren Stanford; Row 2: McKenna Kubly, Kiera Bays, Alexis Struckmeyer, Katie Harrist, Jaiden Lauer, Dylan Marousek, Daniel Aranda, Joshua Snead, Aiden Inks; Row 3: Torrence Smith, Paige Linneman, Bradley Lyon, Matthew Zinkowich, Lyric Ackley, Kendal Nowak, Kylee Burke, Clare Stefan, Bella Cruz, Arturo Mendoza, Joshua Faherty; Row 4: Ethan Ghent, Kalen Kramp, Gavin Bogart, Abby Tieman, Sara Dickfoss, Riley Nicholson, Brandon Watrous, JP Doyle, Haley Hibbler, Phillip Steele; Row 5: Juan Ramon Ojeda, Erik Ramirez, Jacob Billingsley, Grant Bittner, Justin Stoerp, Hunter O’Brien, Aaron Priester, Aleksa Salter, Ila Keyzer, Will Jakic, Jadon Schramm; Row 6: Anneth Hernandez, Lauren Milligan, Addi Nelson, Megan Moore, Jadyn Stelter, Zachary Suhajda, Logan Meinel, Jake McDermott, Patrick Sowiak, Zachary Galitz, Elizabeth Steele; Row 7: Anna Wollaeger, Lilly Westlund, Nataly Vina, Kate McKinney, Andrea Mendez, Robert Mayorga, Katelyn Weiss, Isabella Prichard, Caleb Monge, Logan Wade, Nick Brennan; Row 8: Louie Kenney, Lilly Knopp, Dominic Alonzo, Maddie Garvens, Evie Schuenemann, Jeremiah Clevenger, Toni Bishop, Jonathan Mendoza, Katie Doane, Gracie Rasch, Aidan Francois, Hayden Fowler; Top Row (Row 9): Montana Peters, Zachary Blasiman, Joshua Ordonez-Vazquez, Austin Armstrong, Jonathan Amann, Joseph Ochoa, Nina Anderson, Maegan Schoolfield, Mary Schoolfield, Nolan Cassidy, Nevaeh Watrous; Not Pictured: Jordan Samonig, RJ Spalding, Alondra Castaneda, Leslie Gonzalez, and Evelyn Sanchez
Students Addi Nelson and Hailey Mraz were recognized at the Dec. 12 Board meeting with an Achievement Plus award for their outstanding achievement of reading 40 books already. Mrs. DeBaere is very proud of their accomplishments. Congratulations!

Social Studies teachers Mr. Duncan and Mr. Dummer had students participate in a state-wide Geography competition in November during Geography Awareness Week. Out of 1,334 middle school students, Jake McDermott, Jared Lord (pictured), and Colton Hisaw came in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
Congratulations to Lily Elser and Derrick Cunitz for winning the 6th Grade Red House Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Gavin Bogart and Jacob Ghent for winning the 6th Grade Green House Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Mary Schoolfield and Crete Slattery from 7th Grade Olympus House and Jesse Broderick and Gracie Rasch from 7th grade lake house. They will be moving on to the school spelling bee!
The LGMS Dance Team ended our first of two seasons with our final performance to "What's My Name" from the Descendents 2 this past Monday night. The team consisted of 22 students from all three grade levels. The team did a great job of learning the routine and being flexible when students were absent for performances. Each performance got better and had a new element added to it.

There will be a second season of Dance Team that will start around the beginning of February. It will feature a new song and routine. Students should listen to announcements for when sign up begins, which will be somewhere around mid-January. Those with physicals and concussion forms already in will only need to sign up and turn in a permission slip. Performances will happen during the Girls' Basketball Games. Our routines combine dance with a little cheer stunting to give students an experience with both. 

Thank you again to our Boys' season team! We enjoyed working with you! ~ Coaches Hubbard and Wade

Participants included: Chloe Chappell, Wyatt Figard, Jacqueline Garcia-Amador, Breanna Hendricks, Keira Hendricks, Desirae Hudson, Annabelle Jimenez, Ila Keyzer, Rhea Keyzer, Adelyn LaPointe, Jazmine Laubinger, Kendra Mullen, Lisbet Murillo, Olivia Murray, Montana Peters, Grace Rasch, Aleksa Salter, Danielle Sandfer, Elizabeth Steele, Jocelyn Torres, and Katelyn Weiss.

To view more pictures of our dance team, click here: Dance Team photos
The 8th grade boys basketball teams had a productive season. Many boys who had never before played had the opportunity to experience basketball as a team sport for the first time this season. The players worked hard all season to improve their skills and learn how to balance the workload of a student-athlete.

Players included: Austin Armstrong, Landon Boyd, Jeremiah Clevenger, Colin Coyne, Daniel Cruz, Jonathan D'Auria, Quinn Dover, William Dzierzanowski, Demetrius Farmakis, William Foley, Tom Gottinger, Kalen Maloney, Ty McGreevy, Jacob Needle, Joshua Ordonez-Vazquez, Antonio Rosas, Christian Ryczek, Jadon Schramm, Dayton Schultz, Joseph Smith, Jack Spende, Gavin Stam, Carter Stinnett, Brady Turville, TJ Walton, Muhammad Zafar, and Bradley Zawislak.

For more pictures, click this link: 8th Boys Basketball
The 7th grade boys LGMS basketball team dribbled its way to a successful season this year. Coach Booth and Coach Ocker saw a great deal of growth with the players working on basketball fundamentals, teamwork, and having a positive attitude over the season. The roster consisted of 22 players with 9 players on the “A” team and 13 on the “B” team. The team played 5 in-house league games and 5 conference games.  Next year will be a “slam dunk year” for the team. Go Wolves!

Players included: Jonathan Amann, Maxwell Baertschy, Miles Barber, Xuhao Chen, Austin Chrisman, Dylan Dorweiler, Aidan Francois, EJ Gritzner, Mason Hatfield, Aeneas Hayes, David Humiston, Ethan Jenner, Christopher Knaack, Jacob Linn, Jonathan Linn, Bradley Lyon, Cole Mackay, Jake McDermott, Logan Meinel, William Teale, Brian Thometz, and Matthew Zinkowich.

For more pictures, click this link: 7th Boys Basketball

Link to basketball highlight video: 7th grade basketball highlight video

Students from the LGMS choir and orchestra highlighted the season by playing and singing the national anthem before the home games. Pictured are Sara Dickfoss played the violin and Katie Harrist accompanied by vocals for two of the home games. 

To listen, click this link: 7th Boys Basketball / National Anthem
Congratulations to 6th grader Terra Bremner who's name was drawn for the Razor electric scooter!

Also, the winners of the cash prizes were as follows:

1st place: Elizabeth Chappell (ticket sold by Chloe Chappell)
2nd place: Michael Principe (ticket sold by Liam MacDonald)
3rd place: Jennifer Aull (ticket sold by Amber Curtis)

The fundraiser raised just under $3000 for LGMS! Thank you students, parents, community and PTO!
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
Our student newspaper is back! The Wolf Gazette is a publication that is designed and published by our LGMS students. Click here to access the most recent edition: December, 2017
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
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
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
Offerings On Our LGMS Website
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