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May 2022

Preschool & 4-Year-Old Kindergarten Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year is Open!
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2022 Retirees

Please join us in extending best wishes to our 2022 Lake Geneva Schools retirees. These individuals have been esteemed members of Lake Geneva Schools and will be greatly missed. Congratulations to our retirees! We appreciate your years of service and wish you an amazing retirement.

  • Larry Plapp, Agriculture Sciences Instructor, Badger High School, 1992-2022
  • Glen York, Architecture & Engineering Instructor, Badger High School, 1997-2022
  • James Gottinger, District Administrator, Lake Geneva Schools, 1999-2022
  • Mike Monahan, Lead Evening Custodian, Badger High School, 1999-2022
  • Marie Collins, Director of Community Education | CTE Coordinator, Badger High School, 2000-2022
  • Jan Eckola, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Lake Geneva Schools, 2001-2022
  • Sue Dammeir, Financial Assistant | Assistant to the Superintendent, Lake Geneva Schools, 2001-2022
  • Kim Steiner, English Teacher, Badger High School, 2002-2022
  • Ed Krien, Business Education Teacher, Badger High School, 2002-2022
  • Lynelle Gramm, Administrative Assistant for Curriculum & Instruction; Substitute Teacher Coordinator, Lake Geneva Schools, 2003-2022
  • John Busch, Mathematics Teacher, Badger High School, 2015-2022

Summer Enrichment 

Lake Geneva Schools' Summer Enrichment program offers stimulating, hands-on learning to 4K through eighth-graders. The program promotes life-long learning while making friends and having fun. Our dedicated teachers who are passionate about their subjects can't wait to share their excitement and ideas with students! Register early for the best class selection. Registration closes June 3, 2022. This program is free for Lake Geneva Joint #1 students and residents of Lake Geneva Joint #1.

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Tennessen Named Lake Geneva Schools Director of Instruction

Chiper Tennessen has been named Director of Instruction by the Lake Geneva Joint 1 School Board of Education and Lake Geneva – Genoa City Union High School Board of Education. She will officially begin her new role on July 1, 2022. “I am pleased and excited to announce the hiring of Mrs. Chiper Tennessen as Director of Instruction of Lake Geneva Schools,” said Dr. Peter Wilson, incoming Superintendent.

Mrs. Tennessen has over twenty years of experience in education. She currently serves as the Principal for Star Center Elementary School and Maple Park Charter School as well as the Director of Online Learning for Lake Geneva Schools. Prior to these positions, she worked as a teacher, gifted and talented coach, and reading specialist.

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LGMS National Junior Honor Society Ceremony 2022

On Monday, May 9, the LGMS National Junior Honor Society chapter held its Induction Ceremony. Eighth grade members were presented with their membership pins and certificates. Seventh grade inductees participated in the ceremony earning their membership certificates. Congratulations to all members and inductees! 

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Lake Geneva Schools Welcomes a New Director of Community Education

Lake Geneva Schools welcomes Jessica Huffman as Director of Community Education. Jessica (Jessie) is a resident of Lake Geneva who is passionate about community connection.


Lake Geneva Schools began the search for a new Director of Community Education when Marie Collins, Lake Geneva Schools veteran of twenty-two years, announced her retirement, taking place at the end of this school year. 

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Badger Community Education

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Learn-To-Swim Program

Jump In! Make Swim Safety a Summer Priority! Sign-up your child(ren) for the Badger High School 2022 Learn-To-Swim Program.

This program is FREE for Brookwood Elementary, Brookwood Middle, Central-Denison, Eastview, Lake Geneva Middle School, Star Center, Traver and Woods Students

Out of Lake Geneva-Genoa City UHS District (Badger) - $65 | $55 per session for more than one session

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Teachers & Support Staff of the Year

The Lake Geneva Joint #1 and Lake Geneva-Genoa City Union High School districts celebrated the 2022 teachers and support staff of the year at a banquet held on May 3, 2022, at Hawk’s View Golf Club. Retirees were also recognized for their years of service. Congratulations to the following individuals.

  • Elementary Teacher of the Year: Erin Koepke, 4K Teacher, Star Center Elementary
  • Middle School Teacher of the Year: Kris Marten, 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Lake Geneva Middle School 
  • High School Teacher of the Year: Larry Plapp, Agriculture Sciences Instructor, Badger High School
  • Special Services Person of the Year: Stefanie Keisler, RN, Director of Health Services, Lake Geneva Schools
  • Badger Support Staff of the Year: Kristyn Skipper, Secretary, Badger High School 
  • Joint #1 Support Staff of the Year: Sandra Bays, Special Education Aide, Lake Geneva Middle School 
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Badger High School Theater Spring Play | The Good Doctor

May 19 - 21, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. | $5 Tickets

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May School Board Awards


Congratulations to Rachel Harmeling, Badger High School's Library Media Specialist! Rachel received a Results Plus Award at this month's Badger Board Meeting. She was nominated by Dani Madecky, English Teacher at Badger High School, for her dedication to the library and for helping students in multiple activities. She has shown a tremendous commitment to the students and Badger High School. 


Congratulations to Angel Morales, an eleventh grader at Badger High School! He received an Achievement Plus Award for finishing third in the state at the Wisconsin Skills USA State competition.


Laurie Knepper and Brenda Dean were honored this month at the Lake Geneva Joint #1 School Board Meeting by Julie Milligan for their efforts in preparing Lake Geneva Middle School to distribute the Forward Exam to all students. Congratulations!


Nora Anderson, a fifth-grade teacher at Eastview Elementary received this month's Results award. She was nominated by one of her student's parents for going above and beyond with her son. Congratulations, Nora!


Robbie Nagle, a third grader at Central-Denison, received this month's Achievement Plus award. He was nominated by Ms. Kelly Peters for the incredible growth that he has shown this school year. Congratulations, Robbie!


4K Round-Up Events 

We are rounding up 4K students for the 2022-2023 school year. Meet the 4K teachers, participate in 4K activities, and experience the 4K environment! On-site registration will be available!

Central-Denison 4K Round-Up Details
Star Center 4K Round-Up Details

30th Annual Badger FFA Spring Greenhouse Sale

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Dates to Remember

  • May 30, 2022
  • NO SCHOOL | Memorial Day

  • June 2, 2022
  • Lake Geneva Middle School Promotion Ceremony

  • June 3, 2022
  • Last Day of School

  • June 5, 2022
  • Badger High School Graduation


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