Welcome To Your April 24, 2017 LGMS Wolves Word Newsletter
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Your Weekly LGMS Reminders
Monday, April 24th - Track @ Delavan

Thursday, April 27th - PTO Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 27th - Track @ Waterford

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Student Council:  We will have an all member meeting on Wednesday, April 26th.

Newspaper:  There will be no Newspaper meeting this Thursday. Come next week with May edition ideas! 

Spanish Club: We will meet Wednesday 4/26 after school until 4:15. Please arrange a ride or be able to take the 4:15 bus.

Band: Wednesday after school until 6:30 are the BHS Jazz Band auditions at Badger High School.

Band: Thursday after schools students performing at State Solo & Ensemble will be meeting with their accompanist. See the schedule Mrs. Krause emailed.  

Band: Spring Band Concert is Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:00 PM. Band Students need to be in their assigned place, and in their band uniforms by 5:30 PM. Band Uniform: Red Band Shirt, Khaki pants, black shoes/socks  

NEW!   New KIDS IN THE NEWS section:
Parents, if your child has excelled or received an award for something and you would like us to put it in our newsletter, you can send us 2 lines of information about the event. You can also send a picture. 

This a reminder that your 6th grader will need to be picked up at school at 8pm on Tuesday, April 25th (Red House) and 8 pm Thursday, April 27th (Green House).

Many of you may have heard the buzz around the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why.  It is based on the novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher.

Parents need to know the series is about the suicide of a high school student named, Hannah Baker.  It is told from the perspective of her friend, Clay, through thirteen cassette recordings Hannah made prior to her death.  Each recording details a traumatic event that led to Hannah making the decision to take her life.  Netflix did not hold anything back when filming the series.  There is more than one graphic scene of a student rape as well as Hannah’s suicide being shown in great detail.  There are also scenes involving drinking, drugs, and swearing.  While the series may open up many conversations surrounding the topic of suicide, it may also be very complex and confusing for middle school children.

If you have any concerns or questions about your child and this topic that you feel we can assist with at school, please feel free to contact our school counselors, Julie Milligan or Rob Ocker.  You can also find good resources for suicide prevention at the following links as well as on the LGMS counselor website:

Movie Information Link

 National Suicide Prevention 

Call 1-800-273-8255

Available 24 hours everyday

Students in grades 3-8 participated in a project sponsored by the Southern Lakes Advanced Learners Network called the Southern Lakes Anthology.  Students were asked to produce a written or art piece related to the theme, "Action!" 

LGMS students participating included: Grade 6 – Bethany Schuldt – Prose, Addisyn Nelson – Prose, Ava Ocker – Prose, Grade 7 – Sutton Fritz – Art, Katie Hawley – Prose, Sara Dickfoss – Prose, Payton Powell – Poetry, Vivian Ford – Poetry, Wyatt Keller – Poetry, Grade 8 – Macie Todd – Poetry, Anna Froelich – Poetry, Olivia Dooley – Poetry, Allison Oomens – Poetry, Autumn Smith – Poetry, Destinee DeCremer – Prose, Violet Sulli – Prose.

These pieces were then submitted to the Southern Lakes Anthology judging in which they competed against numerous other districts. The following students were selected for the Southern Lakes Anthology:  Addisyn Nelson, Ava Ocker, Sutton Fritz, Katie Hawley, Sara Dickfoss, Payton Powell, Macie Todd, Anna Froelich, Olivia Dooley, Allison Oomens, Destinee DeCremer, and Violet Sulli.

On Thursday, April 20, the students who were chosen for the Lake Geneva Schools District Anthology were recognized at a reception.  Students were able to share their writing or their artwork and receive a copy of the anthology booklet.  

Mrs. Maturno - "She means a lot to me because she is a nice teacher and funny.  I like language arts because it is fun.  Mrs. Maturno makes me smile and laugh." - Alondra
Mr. Weiss - "I picked Mr. Weiss because he always wants the best for us.  He let's us fix and retake quizzes and he also lets us come in before school, at lunch, and even after school if we need extra help.  I also picked him because he's supper funny, nice, encouraging, and understanding.  Best teacher ever!"  - Alexis

Introducing the
Lake Geneva Schools Community Backpack!
Lake Geneva Schools is pleased to announce a new community resource for area families called the Community Backpack, available now on LakeGenevaSchools.com/backpack. The Community Backpack is designed to serve as an online hub where families can go to find out about community programs and resources for kids in grades pre-K through 12. Click for details: Community Backpack Program
Community Backpack
Online Learning Opportunities 
Coming to the Lake Geneva School
Informational Meeting Set for May 11, 2017

Badger High School and Lake Geneva Middle School will provide online learning opportunities for students beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. An informational meeting for parents has been scheduled for May 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the District Administration Building located at 208 South Street in Lake Geneva.

Any student in grades 6-12 attending Badger High School or Lake Geneva Middle School or receiving home-based education and residing within the district may apply. Acceptance of applications may be based on availability, individual student needs and input from school staff. Courses offered online are aligned to national and state standards. Lake Geneva Middle and Badger High School students can enrich their course selection with courses not currently offered by the school districts.

The informational meeting on May 11, 2017 will further explain the program, provide information on course options and requirements and begin the registration process. More information can be obtained by visiting our website at www.LakeGenevaSchools.com/online or by contacting the Online Learning Director, Chiper Tennessen at chiper.tennessen@badger.k12.wi.us or Anne Heck, LGMS Principal at anne.heck@badger.k12.wi.us or Russ Tronsen, Badger High School Principal at russ.tronsen@badger.k12.wi.us.

We are all excited to expand our offerings to the students of our educational community in an online environment. These opportunities for an enriched curriculum are consistent with the strategic objective of our strategic plan to improve student achievement through enhanced curricular offerings. We hope to see many interested parents at our informational meeting on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the District Administration Building located at 208 South Street in Lake Geneva.

Date, Time & Location Tryouts:

Date:  May 9th, 10th, 11th

Time:  5:30 pm- 8:00 pm

Location: Badger High School - Court 1 in the Large PE Center all 3 days

Click on this link for more information:

LGMS teacher Jennifer Kinney is offering a girls summer enrichment class for volleyball and basketball. For more information, contact Ms. Kinney at (262)348-3000 Ext. 3411 or by email at jennifer.kinney@badger.k12.wi.us
Beth Sanders, LGMS Physical Education Teacher, will be offering 3 programs through Community Ed this summer.
1. Youth Strength and Speed Training for incoming grades 7th and 8th
2. Youth Strength and Speed Training for incoming grades 5th and 6th
3. Multi-Games

Click this link for more information:  Youth Strength and Speed Training

  Register Now For Lake Geneva Schools Summer Enrichment Programs 

Click to view the wide variety of exciting classes for 3-year-olds to eighth graders! Registration deadline is June 5. Classes begin the week of June 12. Summer Enrichment Info


Badger FFA 25th Annual Greenhouse Plant Sale - May 4 - 23 - Don't miss this exciting annual event & your chance to get the best picks of annuals, perennials, vegetables, fruits, shrubs & more. Proceeds benefit the Badger FFA. Get sale times & a list of available plants at Plant Sale Info

US Navy Sea Chanters To Perform FREE Concert At LGMS April 25 - 7:00 PM:  Don't miss this incredible event! Tickets are required. A limited number are available on a 1st come, 1st served basis. Click for details:  US Navy Sea Chanters

The Badger Community Education Spring Program Brochure Is Here!  Explore a wide variety of classes for all ages. Register in person at Badger High School or via US Mail.  (Get details here)

4K Registration Going On Now (Get details here)

Nutrition Information: Click on this link for some great nutrition information (Click here

Lake Geneva Schools Late Winter/Spring Concert Schedule (Click here)

Text Messaging:  If you would like to receive text alerts from the school district, follow this link:  District Text Alerts

Open Enrollment: 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 

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