Welcome To Your February 10, 2017 LGMS Wolves Word Newsletter
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Your Weekly LGMS Reminders
Thursday, February 16
PTO Meeting (6:00-7:00 p.m.)

Friday, February 17

Looking Ahead ...
2/22 LGMS Area Band Festival at BHS
2/28 LGMS District Orchestra Festival @ LGMS

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Dance Team: Practice will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday until 4:10 p.m. No practice on Wednesday, February 15th. Coaches will be handing out eligibility forms for the students to take to all of their teachers. They are due back to Coaches by Tuesday, February 21st.

Yearbook: Meeting February 14th until 4:10 p.m. Please plan on taking a late bus home or being picked up on time.

Games Club: Meeting Wednesday, February 15th until 4:05 p.m.

Girls Basketball : 7th and 8th Grade girls basketball have in house league games on Monday and Thursday and practice this week on Tuesday and Wednesday until 5.

Ski Club: Students interested in skiing this Friday, February 17th (NO SCHOOL) may purchase a ticket to ski all day at Alpine Valley. Tickets must be purchased before Friday through Mr. Turk at LGMS. Tickets cost $18 each.

Students in 7th grade science are giving back.  They recently researched an endangered species and created a variety of projects to share the information with their classmates.  They shared simple changes that we can make to help save endangered species from going extinct.  As part of their study, students also raised money to symbolically adopt 7 different species through the World Wildlife Fund.  

We are pleased to report that due to our LGMS involvement in the 2017  #GreatKindnessChallenge, we are now a Kindness Certified School. More than 10,493,866 students in 15,057 schools in 91 countries participated in the Great Kindness Challenge this year. What a great opportunity for our LGMS students to be involved in this global kindness movement! 
Our 2017 Lake Geneva Schools Family Science night, held Feb. 7, was a wonderful success!

More than 275 children and their families attended and enjoyed exciting (and sometimes gooey) hands-on science activities and experiments led by Lake Geneva Schools teachers and guest presenters, including Dr. Paul House, chemistry prof. at UW-Whitewater.

The event concluded with a thrilling science and chemistry show performed by Badger High School chemistry teachers (a.k.a. The Lake Geneva Science Guys) Mr. Barry Mess & Mr. Aaron Burg.

This was a great family event and way for our district to engage our school families and community in fun, educational activities.

Thanks to everyone who attended! And a BIG thank you to all of our teachers and staff who led activities, experiments and made this evening possible. 

PTO Teachers of the Week are Mrs. Pulokas and Mrs. DeBeare. Congratulations!!!

Mrs. Pulokas: She makes my day every time I go into that classroom. She always has something fun planned for us and she always finds us a good challenge. She knows how to push each and every one of us to succeed. I have deep respect for her. –Connor

Mrs. DeBaere: In class she makes things fun, such as, showing a video after a warm-up that makes things easier to understand. Also, she teaches really well and I have learned a lot from her this year. –Carson 

Your 6th grade student should have brought home a letter with information concerning the Outdoor Education program which will take place the week of April 24th. To review that information, please click on this link:
Outdoor Education Program
Do you have a favorite teacher or know of educator or support staff who goes above and beyond and deserves recognition? Please nominate him/her for our Lake Geneva Schools Teacher and Support Staff of the Year Awards by Feb. 16. Get details and nomination forms here:  http://bit.ly/2kOrsUv
Know someone who is interested in open enrolling in Lake Geneva Schools for the 2017-18 school year? The Wisconsin open enrollment window is February 6 - April 28. Get more information on our website at http://www.lakegenevaschools.com/registration 
District text messaging is coming! If you are interested, please be sure your cell phone number is correct and is your primary number in our PowerSchool parent portal. You’ll receive a text to opt-in to this service on Feb. 15. Get details here:  http://bit.ly/2jJO6K3


Badger High School's winter play is  Feb. 9 , 10 & 11. If you could please help get the word out in your February newsletter by adding a blurb and this link to the play flyer in your upcoming newsletter, that would be great:    http://bit.ly/2k2f8zz

Badger NHS & Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast -  Feb. 11 : Proceeds benefit our district's school supply drive for families in need.  http://bit.ly/2iKLNoO

Badger Music Department Casino Night Fundraiser - Feb. 11 http://bit.ly/BadgerCasinoNight

Badger High Masterworks concert on Feb. 13 at 7PM in the Badger Auditorium. 
Everyone in the district is invited to attend. Here this link to the poster with all the details:  http://bit.ly/2kpFqb5

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