September, 2018
Community Connect Newsletter
Dear Staff/Community/Parents,

The 2018-2019 school year is off to a fine start! We welcome back our students, staff and parents in what we hope will be a successful and meaningful year for all. I sincerely hope you had the finest of summers and are ready to greet the new school year with a renewed passion for success. It has truly been a pleasure to serve as your superintendent and I personally look forward to the beginning of the new school year with a focus and determination to make our schools the best they can possibly be. However, I recognize that it is the hard work of our students and staff in the classroom along with supportive parents and community that truly makes the difference. We strive to maintain the trust of our parents and community by providing our students with the finest of educational opportunities during the 2018-2019 school year and beyond. I am extremely confident that by working together we will do just that. 

Our Strategic Plan will remain our focus. Initiatives began a year ago on mental health as part of the providing for the needs of our students. This will continue to be a focal point. We also added a strategy on school safety at our last Strategic Plan Update session and that will be given much attention as we work within our school community and our larger community to make our schools as safe as possible. With that, you should know that our schools received a little over $110,000 from the State of Wisconsin as part of DOJ Safety Grant program. That money will be put to good use to help address the safety issue.

We will not lose our focus on academic achievement, as that is our purpose. The abilities our students acquire and then take with them as they leave our system are what “opens doors” of colleges, universities, technical schools, the military and the workforce. With that, we know that students learn best from teachers who establish effective relationships and parents who stay in tuned to the needs of their students. Young people want to know how much you care before they care how much you know! Please do not lose sight of that important personal connection.

In conclusion, I truly have a goal to make the 2018-2019 school year the best year yet for our students, staff, parents and the entire school community. I thank you for your support and effort as we strive to help our students become the best they can be. Welcome back and have a rewarding and productive school year.

Dr. James Gottinger 
District Administrator
Welcome New Teachers
Back Row (Left to Right) : Jodi Schoolfield (5th Grade at Eastview), Jeff Elmer (Science at BHS), Jason Dennis (Math at BHS), Joe Reynolds (Special Education at BHS)

Front Row (Left to Right) : Sondra Hubbard (Special Education at LGMS), Tahnee Poppy (School Psychologist at LGMS & Eastview), Abby Rouce (School Psychologist at Star Center), Sarah Sparber (World Languages [Spanish] at BHS), Shelly Nied (Science at BHS)
Upcoming Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Support Groups
The Lake Geneva School District and the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin are partnering together to offer a parent support group for parents/guardians of children ages 3-21 who have either been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or receive special education services at school under an Educational Autism label. 
Badger Advertising & Promotion Classes Seeking to Help Local Businesses
Attention Lake Geneva Business Owners and Managers – Are you looking for new ideas that will bring in new customers? Would you like to know the latest ways to connect to your target market? Are you interested in cost-effective ways to maximize your on-site and off-premises marketing efforts? If so, the Badger Advertising & Promotion classes may be able to help! It’s free and easy.
Harlem Wizards Event is Back on September 26th
Who is ready to kick off the 2018 - 2019 school year with a super fun and exciting family event? We are happy to welcome back the Harlem Wizards to Lake Geneva for another evening of laughter, basketball fun and community spirit! Check below for details and to purchase your tickets today!

Event Details: 

🏀Wednesday, September 26th
🏀 6:30 p.m.
🏀Badger High School
🏀Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
🏀Souvenirs, 50/50 raffle, and concessions will be available
Before & After School Care
Looking for child care before and after school? The Geneva Lakes Family YMCA and the Lake Geneva School District have joined together to provide Y BASE, before and after school enrichment program for the 2018 - 2019 school year. Learn More
Badger Community Education
Internet Discount Finder

Dear Families:

You may qualify for steeply discounted internet access at home, if any of the following apply to you:

  • Qualify for free or reduced lunch
  • Receive food stamps
  • Receive housing assistance
  • Are a veteran
  • Are on Medicaid
  • Receive Supplementary Security Income
  • Participate in other income-based program

  • If there is a discount program available where you live
  • What the qualifications are
  • What the terms of service are (cost, access speed, etc)

Discounts can be up to 80%.

All you have to do is enter your address to see a list of discount providers and links to information about them.  Be sure to enter your complete address, not just your town.

The Internet Discount Finder is provided by the Wisconsin Public Services Commission
Upcoming Dates to Remember
October 11, 2018 | Altered Day
  • 2 Hour Late Start Badger & LGMS
  • 2 Hour Early Dismissal Eastview, Star Center, & Central-Denison

October 26, 2018 | No School

November 8, 2018 | Altered Day
  • 2 Hour Late Start Badger & LGMS
  • 2 Hour Early Dismissal Eastview, Star Center, & Central-Denison

November 21 - 23, 2018 | No School
  • Thanksgiving Break

December 13, 2018 | Altered Day
  • 2 Hour Late Start Badger & LGMS
  • 2 Hour Early Dismissal Eastview, Star Center, & Central-Denison

 December 24, 2018 - January 4, 2019 | No School
  • Winter Break
  • School Resumes January 7, 2019
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