October, 2018
Community Connect Newsletter
PHab Lab Makerspace Unveiled at Badger High School
Impressive 21st century learning opportunities were unveiled at Badger High School at the official ribbon cutting event for the new PHab Lab. The event was attended by Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, Wisconsin State Senator Stephen Nass, Mayor Tom Hartz, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction representatives and other state and local level dignitaries, but the stars of the day were the Badger students who gave impressive demonstrations of the new technology that is a growing facet of Badger culture.

The fabrication lab, or makerspace, outfitted and designed by Elkhorn-based Palmer Hamilton, hence PHab Lab, is a space for students to be inventive and collaborative. “Currently students are able to access 3D printers and a laser cutter/engraver, and soon a table-top (computer numerical control) CNC machine. Along with these components comes design space that uses programs like Tinkercad and Inventor Cloud,” said Russ Tronsen, Principal. “Also, we have collaborative space where students can network via a Google Jamboard.”
The Lake Geneva Joint #1 and Lake Geneva-Genoa City Union (Badger) High School Districts join school districts throughout the state to salute their local education leaders during Wisconsin School Board Week, October 7-13, 2018.

Our deepest appreciation is extended to the dedicated men and women who make it possible for providing quality programs for the students of our community. We salute the public servants of the Lake Geneva Joint #1 School Board and Lake Geneva-Genoa City Union (Badger) High School Board whose commitment and civic responsibility make local control of public school in our community possible: Lake Geneva Joint #1 Board Members: Marcie Hollmann, MikeFranzene, Barb Dinan, Linda Bailey-Boilini and Carrie Spiegelhoff. Lake Geneva-Genoa City Union (Badger) High School Board Members: Patrick Sherman, Janet Giovannetti, Jeff Buntrock, Patricia Wolter, John Drusczak, Niki Ceisel, Kathy Vorpagel.
Badger FCCLA Road Safety Assessment
Concern over a dangerous intersection near Lake Geneva Middle School and Badger High School sparked Badger FCCLA members to study traffic patterns in order to advocate for a traffic light at the intersection of WI 120/Edwards Blvd. and Bloomfield Road. In conjunction with the Lake Geneva Police Department, a Road Safety Assessment (RSA) was conducted by FCCLA on September 27th at 7:00 a.m. and 2:50 p.m., each for approximately 35 minutes, the times of day that the intersection is greatly impacted by students and staff going to and from school through that intersection.  
Students Attend GT Day
Sweet 2B Me
On Tuesday, October 2, Mr. Ocker took nine Lake Geneva Middle School students to attend the “Sweet 2B Me” Social/Emotional Day conference at Fort Atkinson Middle School. The students were chosen as advanced learners where counselors and administrators recommend them to attend the event. The day was full of fun, engaging workshops and team building activities that focused on social-emotional leadership skills, interpersonal communication, and skills, cooperative games as well as social and emotional wellness. 
Celebrating fall in the Central-Denison Library   🎃
Help Support Eastview's PTO - Dine at Potbelly's on October 17
Lake Geneva Schools Receive Second Safety Grant
Lake Geneva Schools has been awarded a second Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant for $188,616. In June, Lake Geneva Schools received their first grant of $110,192. 

Lake Geneva Schools has already begun making safety upgrades with these additional funds, including: increased surveillance, fortified entryways, visitor screening programs, treat and go medical kits for each classroom, additional threat assessment, mental health and trauma sensitive training for staff, FOB door entry systems, digital radio infrastructure for all buildings, and increased WAVE technology.

“School Safety is a top priority for us at Lake Geneva Schools. As a Core Strategy in our Strategic Plan, we work every day to maintain an environment where students and staff feel physically, mentally and emotionally safe. We have invested heavily in School Safety throughout the past several years and are extremely grateful for this grant money to further strengthen the safety in all of our schools”, James Gottinger, Superintendent, Lake Geneva Schools.

To review Lake Geneva Schools Strategic Plan visit:   http://bit.ly/LGSStrategicPlan

For more details about the School Safety Grants visit:  https://www.doj.state.wi.us/office-school-safety/school-safety-grants
National Merit Scholarship Program
Erin Wruk has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior.
Central-Denison & Eastview Family Math Night | October 16
Badger 2018 Homecoming Court
Front Row (Left to Right): Ava Gill (Freshman), Kearyn Brennan (Junior), Courtney Armstrong (Junior), Kristin Green (Senior), Hope Ayres Schulz (Senior), Molly Braden (Sophomore), Gina Brumm (Sophomore), Jaiden Lauer (Freshman)
Back Row (Left to Right): TJ Walton (Freshman), Rahim Demir (Junior), Henry Huss (Junior), Eric Castro (Senior), Bradon Bernardo (Senior), Dylan Guaderrama (Sophomore), Ivan Sanchez (Sophomore), Owen Chapman (Freshman)
Robots! Robots! Robots!
Star Center Elementary 4th Grade Students explore the new Star Center Kid’s Lab to try out the Spero Robots. The students were able to direct their robot to a specific point in the lab using their coding skills and teamwork.
Badger Community Education
Lake Geneva Middle School Cross Country Team
The Cross Country team finished up another successful season at Lake Geneva Middle School. During the season, the participants worked on more than just the skills involved with running. They worked on sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, perseverance, responsibility, and other lifelong skills that our LGMS students can benefit from at school and at home. 
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 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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