March, 2019
Community Connect Newsletter
We are excited to announce the opening of a 3-Year-Old Preschool, Buzzing Bees, for the 2019 - 2020 school year. Buzzing Bees Preschool was established to provide quality early academic readiness, build a strong base around social-emotional well being, and create a culture that will help foster pleasure in learning to young children.

The 3-Year-Old Preschool Program will be a morning program in which parents can choose to enroll their child for five, three or two days a week.  The program will have two locations: Central-Denison Elementary School and Star Center Elementary School. Central-Denison’s Preschool hours will be from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Star Center’s Preschool hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.  Lake Geneva Schools has partnered with the Geneva Lakes Family YMCA to provide families with onsite wrap-around daycare from 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. for preschool through fifth grade.
CESA 2 Regional Spelling Bee
Sophia Liontas 5th grader from Star Center and Crete Slattery 8th grader from Lake Geneva Middle School (LGMS) were two of the 38 participants in the CESA 2 Regional competition on February 27 in Whitewater, Wisconsin.  

Sophia Liontas 5th grader from Star Center finished 28th going out on the word “contraband." 

Crete Slattery 8th grader from LGMS went through six rounds, spelling the word “obsequious” to clinch a spot as one of the three finalists to move on to the Badger State Spelling Bee in Madison on March 16, 2019.

CESA 2 Regional winners were:
Crete Slattery - Lake Geneva Jt 1 (#12)
Nina Pelli - Salem (#13)
Ava Dabek - Beloit Turner (#5)

Congratulations to both of Lake Geneva Schools' participants and special congratulations to Crete Slattery for moving on to the Badger State Spelling Bee!
Badger Students Earn National Certification in Marketing
Students in the senior level Advanced Marketing course at Badger High School have been prepping to take the Customer Service and Sales certification exam for the past two weeks. The exam is the capstone of the Marketing Pathway at Badger.

Throughout the four-year high school course sequence students have been preparing for the content standards of:

  • learning about products/services,
  • assessing and meeting customer needs,
  • and educating customers.

Back Row (L to R)
Mr. Phil Huff (instructor), Madison Hunt, Elise Carter, Mitch Galitz, Kyler Satterstrom, Sam Neubauer, Ryan Johnson
Front Row (L to R)
Ben Rademaker, Madison Roen, Maddie McClenathan, Cole Goff, Cam Clinkingbeard
Star Center 5th Graders Run a City Thanks to JA BizTown
Star Center 5th graders had the opportunity to run a city thanks to JA BizTown held Wednesday, February 27th in Milwaukee. At BizTown, students operate a bank, restaurant, city hall, newspaper, retail store and 10 other businesses. JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a fully interactive, simulated town. Students leave understanding the relationship between what they learn in school and their participation in a local economy. 

The Star Center students were prepped for JA BizTown by their teachers who presented lessons focusing on checking/savings accounts, how to write a check and fill out a check register, how an economy works, applying for a job (the students actually did an interview with Badger High School FCCLA members), writing friendly letters, and more, according to Elizabeth Bart, one of the 5th grade teachers at Star Center. “In order for the students to know what to expect and do during the simulation, the lessons were a necessity,” she said.

Star Center 5 th  grader Keira Johnson was a FOX 6 radio employee who took song requests from the BizTown community members.
Eastview STEAM Learning
Throughout the year, 5th graders have been mastering their coding skills. On Friday, March 1, 5th graders from Eastview Elementary and Star Center Elementary joined together to take their coding skills to the next level.
The Badger High School National Honor Society presents Culver's for A Cause. A percentage of sales will help provide school supplies for area students. Please stop by Culver's on March 18 from 5 - 8 p.m.
Lake Geneva Schools recognizes the important role that community organizations play in serving our students and area youth. Our Community Backpack program provides opportunities for local civic and not-for-profit organizations to share youth-related program information with the students and families in our district. If you have a submission or you'd like to see events happening in the area, visit our Community Backpack page. Please note that the content on this page will be updated frequently, so check back often.
Badger DECA members participate at Wisconsin DECA State Career Development Conference
Twenty-five students from Badger High School competed at the DECA Wisconsin Career Development Conference from March 4-6th. DECA members traveled to Grand Geneva Resort to compete in 28 occupational series events as well as prepared written project presentations. Over 1,400 students from Wisconsin participated in this conference.

Twenty-three Badger DECA members were recognized on stage by earning medals in either their 100 question cluster test, one of the two role-play events in their event category, or a top ten finalist medal. Our chapter members captured 36 individual medals. Fifteen members earned a champion medal for placing first through tenth place in their event.

The following students earned a spot to compete at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida from
April 26-May 1
In order to provide adequate instructional time for our lost cold and snow days, we have modified the current school calendar in the following manner:

  • Monday, April 22nd will now be a full day of instruction for all students grades 4K - 12 (formerly off on this day)
  • March 14th, April 11th, May 9th will now be full days of instruction for all students grades 4K - 12 (formerly late start/early release days)
Mark your calendar with the 2019 Summer Enrichment dates!  
Open Enrollment
Do you have friends and/or family members who are trying to figure out where to send their child(ren) for the 2019 - 2020 school year? If so, please let them know that the Public School Open Enrollment Application Period for the 2019-2020 School Year is February 4 - April 30, 2019. We'd love to show them why Lake Geneva Schools are perfect for their student(s)! Please have them call (262) 348-1000 for more information or to schedule a tour at one of our five schools! For more details, click here .
Badger Community Education
4K Registration Now Open
To register for the 2019-2020 school year, parents may pick up registration packets at the District Administration Center, 208 South St., Lake Geneva. - OR -  Print , Complete and Return the registration packet to the District Administration Center.  
Do you homeschool or are you interested in homeschooling? Did you know that Lake Geneva Schools is opening two new charter schools for the 2019 - 2020 school year, Maple Park Charter School (Grades 4K - 8) and New Visions Charter School (Grades 9 - 12), aimed to provide support for homeschool families? By open enrolling your student(s) in Lake Geneva Schools, you will have access to FREE curriculum and other school resources like specials, extracurricular classes, sports, teacher support, testing, etc.
Call 262-348-1000 for more information.
Nutrition Nuggets includes tips to provide busy parents with practical ways to promote healthy nutrition and physical activity for their children. Click on the picture above to read more.
Looking for a job? Check out the Walworth County Job Center Job Fair on March 19, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Click on the picture above to view the businesses looking for talented jobseekers. Click on the picture above for details.
Badger High School is now accepting registrations for the Learn-to-Swim program held during the summer at the Badger pool. Class times fill up fast - get your preferred spot today!
Upcoming Dates to Remember
March 25 - March 29, 2019 | No School
  • Spring Break
  • School Resumes April 1, 2019

April 19, 2019 | No School

May 27, 2019 | No School

June 6, 2019 | Last Day of School

June 6, 2019 | LGMS Promotions Ceremony

June 9, 2019 | Badger High School Graduation
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